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Louis Ciccone Papers

Identifier: LP000137

Scope and Content

Of particular note in the Ciccone Collection are items relating to a Local 216 Dispute over the non-communist affidavits required by the Taft-Hartley Act. There is also extensive political material, especially for the elections of 1948. Grievances for 1948 to 1950, submitted to Ciccone as a committeeman, have also been retained in the Ciccone Collection.

Series 1: Office File, 1945-1961

Series 2: Grievances, 1948-1950

Series 3: Paycheck Stubs, 1941, 1953-1965


  • 1941 - 1961


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.


Mr. Ciccone has been very active in union affiars in the Los Angeles area for several years. He has held offices in Local 216, UAW, South Gate California. The latest being Recording Secretary.

Many of the items in this collection relate directly to Local 216 and researchers are urged to consult the Local 216 Collection. Some of the material donated by Mr. Ciccone has been interfiled with the Local 216 Collection. These include minutes, financial reports, bulletins and handbills. Items retained in the Ciccone Collection are for the most part those created by Mr. Ciccone or those in which he had a particular interest.


1 Linear Feet (3 MB)


Mr. Ciccone served for many years in various offices for UAW-GM Local 216, South Gate, California. Reports, notes, correspondence, and clippings contained in this collection pertain to various activities of Local 216, labor activities in the Los Angeles area, labor and politics, the General Motors Strike of 1945-46, and the noncommunist affidavit provision of the Taft-Hartley Act. Correspondents include Emil Mazey and Wyndham Mortimer.


Arranged in 3 series – Series 1 (Box 1), Series 2 (Box 2) and Series 3 (Box 3). Folders in series 1 are arranged alphabetically, and folders in series 2 and 3 are arranged chronologically.


This collection of varied material was presented to the Labor History Archives in February of 1965 by Louis Ciccone.

Related Materials

UAW Local 216 Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library on July 22, 1965.
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Repository Details

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