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UAW Region 2B Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001429
The papers of Region 2B consist of clippings, scrapbooks, yearbooks, correspondence, memos, minutes, proceedings, brochures, reports and biographies related to Gosser's federal trial, the Willys Overland unit of Local 12, and community activities of the region and locals.

Important subjects in the collection: Automotive Workers Building Corporation Labor Management Citizens Beemer Case Committee Equity League Pension Fight Gosser Federal Trial Willys Overland Motors Corporation Local 12 Office Girls Revolt

Important correspondents: George Addes, Walter Murphy, Charles Ballard, Phillip Murray, Richard Gosser, Ollie Pecord, Allen S. Haywood, Walter Reuther, Emil Mazey

Dates

  • 1939 - 1970

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.

Extent

9 Linear Feet (9 SB)

Abstract

The UAW organized Region 2B in the Northwest Ohio area in 1939. In 1937, Richard Gosser was elected President of Local 12 in Toledo (chartered in 1936 and the largest local in the region) and five years later he became Director of Region 2B. In 1947, he was elected an International Vice President, and Charles Ballard succeeded him as Director of Region 2B. Gosser retired in 1964, after he was charged and brought to trial for illegally conspiring to obtain tax records from the IRS.

The papers of Region 2B consist of clippings, scrapbooks, yearbooks, correspondence, memos, minutes, proceedings, brochures, reports and biographies related to Gosser's federal trial, the Willys Overland unit of Local 12, and community activities of the region and locals.

History

The UAW organized Region 2B in the Northwest Ohio area in 1939. In 1937, Richard Gosser was elected President of Local 12 in Toledo (chartered in 1936 and the largest local in the region) and five years later he became Director of Region 2B. In 1947, he was elected an International Vice President, and Charles Ballard succeeded him as Director of Region 2B. Gosser retired in 1964, after he was charged and brought to trial for illegally conspiring to obtain tax records from the IRS.

Arrangement

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Transfers

Several photographs have been placed in the Archives Audiovisual Collection and numerous contracts, books, and proceedings received with this collection are available in the Archives Library.
Title
Guide to the UAW Region 2B Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
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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