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Ben Martin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP002372
The collection contains five three-ring binders of original comic strips drawn by Ben Martin. The comics are of Ben Sez, a comic strip that chronicles personalities within the IBEW Local 58 from the 1970s to the 1990s.

Important Subjects: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 58

Important Names: Martin, Ben

Dates

  • 1970 - 1999

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. 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.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 SB)

Abstract

Ben Martin (d. 2013) a long-time Detroit area resident, was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 58 since at least the 1970s. He also drew the comic strip "Ben Sez," a humorous depiction of members of the union and union issues.

The collection contains five three-ring binders of original comic strips drawn by Ben Martin. The comics are of "Ben Sez," a comic strip that chronicles personalities within the IBEW Local 58 from the 1970s to the 1990s.

History

Ben Martin (19??-2013), a long-time Detroit area resident, was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 58 since at least the 1970s. He also drew the comic strip Ben Sez, a humorous depiction of members of the union and union issues.

Arrangement

Material has been minimally arranged and reflects its original order as acquired by the Archives. Subjects may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

The Ben Martin Papers were acquired as a gift from Ben Martin on December 10, 2012.

Processing History

Finding aid written by Gavin Strassel on January 22, 2014.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Ben Martin Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Gavin Strassel.
Date
2014-01-22
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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