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Harry Ross Papers

Identifier: LP000109

Scope and Content

Series 1: Primarily printed material.

Series 2, 1947-1959 Clippings and an oversize scrapbook of UAW Clippings.


  • 1912 - 1962


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research with the exception of the following folders which are closed: Ford Local 600: Removal of Officers, 1953 Ford Local 600: General Council Minutes, May 13, 1956 International Harvester Corp.: Local 988, Memphis, Tennessee, 1952-1960 International Harvester Corp.: Local 988, Memphis, Tennessee, 1953-1957 International Harvester Corp.: Local 988, Memphis, Tennessee, 1960-1961


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Harry Ross was born in 1901. He spent thirty years with the UAW. For twenty-three years, he served in the capacity of an international representative. And, for seventeen years, he was on the staff of the Fair Practices and Anti-Discrimination Department in Detroit. Mr. Ross retired in 1963, and now resides In Florida.


5.5 Linear Feet (11 MB, 1 scrapbook)


Correspondence, minutes, election materials, financial records, press releases and newsletters, songs and poems, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and published material collected by Mr. Ross, who served as a UAW International representative and staff member of the (JAW Fair Practices and Anti-Discrimination Department. Subjects include UAW factionalism (1937-39 and 1946-47); UAW Dodge Local 3; and UAW Ford Local 600. Among the correspondents are George Addes, Charles Coughlin, William Green, Barney Hopkins, John L. Lewis, Frank Martel, Francis Perkins, August Scholle, and R.J. Thomas. An oral history interview with Mr. Ross is available.


Arranged in 1 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-7), and Series 2 (Boxes 8-11 and scrapbook. Folders are arranged alphabetically.


The papers of Harry Ross were deposited with the Labor History Archives In 1964 and 1966 by Harry Ross.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by CET in September, 1966.


Harry Ross Papers
Finding aid written by CET.
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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Detroit MI 48202 USA