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Neal Edwards Papers

Identifier: LP000092

Scope and Content

Series 1: General Correspondence, 1941-1951

Series 2: Local 662 Subseries A: Agreements Subseries B: Constitutions Subseries C: Demands Subseries D: Election Materials Subseries E: Minutes Subseries F: Rate Classifications

Series 3: Office File Subseries A: Indiana CIO Subseries B: UAW

Series 4: Published Material


  • 1941 - 1959


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


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Neal Wilkenson Edwards was born in Carrier Mills, Illinois on April 5, 1908. His activity in the labor movement began in 1924 when he joined the United Mine Workers. He joined the UAW Local 662, Anderson, Indiana ca. 1941, was Sergeant at Arms for three years, and was elected President in 1944. In August, 1947 he was elected president of the Indiana CIO Council. He remained in this position, until May 1954 when he began to work as a regional representative for the United Auto Workers International.


5.5 Linear Feet (11 MB)


Correspondence, minutes, speeches, reports, radio scripts, agreements, rate classification records, demands, election publicity, memo books, news-paper clippings, convention proceedings, minutes of Bargaining Committee meetings of UAW Local 662, and published material collected by Mr. Edwards, who served as president of UAW-GM Local 662, Anderson, Indiana (1944-47), president of the Indiana CIO Council (1947-54), and as a UAW International representative for the Indiana region. Subjects include Local 662 (1941-47) and Indiana CIO conventions (1941-54). Among correspondents are John Brophy, Allan S. Haywood, Leon Henderson, Roy Reuther, Walter Reuther, and Harry S. Truman.


Arranged in 4 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-2), Series 2 (Boxes 3-4), Series 3 (Boxes 4-9), and Series 4 (Boxes 10-11). Folders are arranged alphabetically except for series 1 which is arranged chronologically.

Series 2 is further divided into six subseries. Series 3 is further divided into two subseries.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by LHH in April, 1966.
Neal Edwards Papers
Processed by LHH.
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Repository Details

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