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Goddard Graves Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000644
Correspondence, clippings, excerpts from actions of the General Executive Board, of the I.W.W., Union membership data, and a preliminary report of a proposed doctoral dissertation on the I.W.W. The correspondence primary letters from Robert McKean, a Glaswegian member of the I.W.W., to Goddard Graves. It also include a copy and a letter from William Haywood to N. Lenin.

Dates

  • 1940 - 1976
  • Majority of material found within 1971 - 1976

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

.5 Linear Feet (1 MB)

Abstract

Material from his tenure as IWW General Executive Board member.

History

Goddard Graves was a member of the Industrial Workers of the World and served as a member of its General Executive Board in 1975. The papers of Mr. Graves are fragmentary evidence of his involvement and con¬cern with the I.W.W.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition

The papers of Goddard Graves were placed by him in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in April, 1974 and December, 1982.

Transfers

A number of copper plates used for illustrations and logos for I.W.W. publications have been placed in the Archives Audiovisual Collections. Some of the plates are based upon the drawings of Joe Troy who did numerous cartoons for the I.W.W.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in June 1984.
Title
Guide to the Goddard Graves Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1984-06
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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