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UAW Region 10 Records

Identifier: LR000542

Scope and Content

The UAW Region 10 Collection consists primarily of reports, news releases, clippings and other material documenting strikes at Mueller Climatrol and Kohler Company and correspondence, financial records and other material related to contract negotiations, grievance arbitration and insurance and pension plans in Wisconsin and Minnesota locals administered by the region.

Important correspondents: Charles W. Conrardy, Harvey Kitzman, E. H. Kohlhagen, Raymond Majerus, Emil Mazey, David Rabinovitz and Donald Rand


  • 1948 - 1973


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


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.


UAW Region 10, created out of the division of Region 4 at the 1949 Constitutional Convention, encompassed the Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and Montana areas. At the 1992 convention, Region 10 merged once again with Region 4, which now includes the same states as the pre-1949 Region 4. Most of Region 10’s membership was concentrated in the automobile and agricultural implement industries of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Raymond Majerus succeeded the region’s first director, Harvey Kitzman, in 1972 and remained in that post until his election as Secretary-Treasurer of the UAW in 1980.


15 Linear Feet (15 SB)


Subjects include: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, North and South Dakota automobile and agricultural implement industry workers; Kohler strike; Harvey Kitzman; Ray Majerus; UAW Local 833.


Folders in this collection are simply listed by their location within each box. They are not arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout several boxes.


Records were received in 1972 and 1974.

Related Materials

UAW collections


A few photographs have been placed in the Archives Audiovisual Collection and several contracts were transferred to the Archives Library.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library on July 27, 1995.
Guide to the UAW Region 10 Records
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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