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George Lyons Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000006

Scope and Content

Important subjects are: GM Strike, 1946 Local Elections during UAW factional struggles, 1946-1948 Labor Education Education Committee Minutes

Among the Correspondents are: Walter Reuther R.J. Thomas G. Mennen Willams

Dates

  • 1940 - 1964

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.

History

Born, November 18, 1904 in Greenwich, England Migrated to Canada 1912 and entered U.S. in 1923 Became a U.S. Citizen High School education in Canada Member of Local Number 1, AFL Metal Polishers, Buffers, and Platers Union, 1934 Joined UAW-CIO Local 174, February 1937 Steward, 1937-1939 Committeeman since 1942 Member of Ternstedt Division Education Committee, 1942 Chairman of Ternsted Division Education Committee, 1943 Editor of shop paper "Ternstedt Flash" since 1943 Received Phillip Murray Award for outstanding service in pioneering the union counselling service Chairman of Strike Publicity Committee, Termsted Division Local 174 during GM Strike, 1946

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 MB)

Abstract

Correspondence, minutes, clippings, and educational material collected by Mr. Lyons during his work in Detroit West Side UAW Local 174, including his tenure as chairman of the local's Education Committee. Among the subjects covered are the General Motors Strike of 1946, labor education, and UAW factionalism. Correspondents include Walter Reuther, R. J. Thomas, and G. Mennen Williams.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged by subject and chronologically thereunder.

Acquisition

The papers of George Lyons were deposited with the Labor History Archives in March 1965 by Mr. Lyons.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by PB on January 4, 1965.
Title
Guide to the George Lyons Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by PB.
Date
1965-01-04
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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