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UAW Local 1444 Records

Identifier: LR000501

Scope and Content

The papers of UAW Local 1444 reflect the importance of the early organization efforts by the UAW in the auto industry. The papers contain the minutes of the earliest meetings of the FLU Local 18704 before Anaconda Wire and Cable recognized the local as the representative for collective bargaining. The papers of UAW Local 1444 also contain the minute books of the Executive Committee for 1936 and 1937 during which time one of the earliest sit-down strikes occurred at the General Motors Guide Lamp Division.

Series Description: Series 1: Correspondence, Grievances and Minutes, 1933-1969

For an interesting account of this early sit-down strike see Hoffman, Claude E. "Sit-Down Anderson: UAW Local 663 Anderson, Indiana." Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1968.


  • 1933 - 1969


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


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1.5 Linear Feet (3 MB)


UAW Local 1444 represented the workers at the Anaconda Wire and Cable Co. in Anderson, Indiana. Anaconda was a supplier of insulated electrical wire products to the auto industry. Originally chartered in 1937 as Federal Labor Union Local 18704, the local re-organized in 1966 as UAW Local 1444 and was defunct in 1977.


Arranged in 1 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-3). Folders are arranged alphabetically.


The papers of UAW Local 1444 were deposited in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in January 1997.

Related Materials

UAW collections

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