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Paul Silver Papers

Identifier: LP000172

Scope and Content

Series Description:

Series 1: Resolutions for the UAW International Conventions Conventions of 1946, 1953, 1957, 1959 and 1961.

Series 2: Detroit Community Services Budget Committee recommendations to service agencies for 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962 and 1963.


  • 1946 - 1963


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.


Paul Silver was president of Local 351 for the period 1946-1964. In 1965 he was assigned to the International UAW staff. Mr. Silver has been a member of the Resolution Committee since 1946. He was a member of the Budget Committee of the United Community Services for the period 1958-1963. He has also been an active member of the 17th District Democratic Party for many years.


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Resolutions of UAW conventions of 1946, 1953, 1957, 1959, and 1961 ; Detroit Community Services Budget Committee recommendations (1958-63). Mr. Silver was a member of the UAW Resolutions Committee, a member of the Budget Committee of the United Community Services (1958-63), and was president of UAW Local 351 in Detroit (1946-64). He is currently serving on the Wayne County Board of Supervisors.


Arranged in 2 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-3), and Series 2 (Box 4). In Series 1, Local unions are arranged alphabetically for each year. Those resolutions presented to the convention by the Committee are arranged numerically. and Series 2 is arranged alphabetically by agencies for each year.


The papers of Paul Silver were deposited with the Labor History Archives in November, 1965 by Mr. Silver.


Six tape recordings of debate between Silver and Paul Bagwell, Republican nominee for Governor of Michigan. September 28, 1958. Placed in the Reuther's Audiovisual Collection.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by BJ in March 1966.


Guide to the Paul Silver Papers
Processed by BJ.
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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Detroit MI 48202 USA