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C. Z. Lindsey Papers

Identifier: LP000534

Scope and Content

The papers in this collection cover the period 1942 through 1961, but are primarily concentrated in the period of 1953 through 1961, dealing with the labor negotiations and agreements for Aerojet General Corporation.

The papers include financial reports from 1942 through 1961; meeting notes; general and specific correspondence; materials on labor agreements; the subject of official apprenticeship programs at Aerojet with the International Association of Machinists (IAM) members; Grand Lodge election information; labor dispute data. These take the form of clippings, flyers, correspondence, agreements, ballots, telegrams and reports.

Some important subjects covered in the collection are: Aerojet Strike Grand Lodge Elections Negotiations Union Agreements Weekly Financial Reports


  • 1942 - 1961
  • Majority of material found within 1953 - 1961


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


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C.Z. Lindsey was a Grand Lodge Representative of the International Association of Machinists (AFL) and was called out to California to participate in the labor negotiations with Aerojet General Corporation of Azusa, California. Aerojet was an important contractor in the aerospace industry and, as such, was a vital player in the labor situation in the growing American aerospace program.


2 Linear Feet (4 MB)


As Grand Lodge Representative of the International Association of Machinists (IAM), C. Z. Lindsey participated in IAM labor negotiations with Aerojet General Corporation. Lindsey’s papers reflect his involvement with the IAM and document the proceedings of the IAM/Aerojet negotiations in the 1950s and 1960s. The collection also includes Grand Lodge financial reports from the 1940s-1960s.


The Collection is arranged by subject and by chronological order.


The papers of C.Z.Lindsey were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in February 1972 by Lindsey.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in June 1989.
Guide to the C. Z. Lindsey Papers
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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