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W. Jett Lauck Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000409
The papers consist of correspondence between W. Jett Lauck, an advisor to John L. Lewis during the 1930's and Jay Lovestone. A variety of subjects, including factionalism within the United Auto Workers, developments in the labor movement, particularly the CIO under the leadership of John L. Lewis, Communist Party involvement within the CIO, strikes at General Motors by the UAW in the late 1930's and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union under David Dubinsky, are discussed.

Dates

  • 1913
  • 1926
  • 1926 - 1947

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.
Researchers utilizing the W. Jett Lauck Collection in the Archives of Labor History and Urban Affairs are requested to complete the RESEARCHER'S RECORD AND STATISTICAL FORM provided in the collection by the University of Virginia.

Permission to publish materials from the W. Jett Lauck Collection in the Archives of Labor History and Urban Affairs of Wayne State University must be obtained in writing from the Curator of Manuscripts, University of Virginia, Alderman Library, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901

Extent

.5 Linear Feet (1 MB)

Abstract

The collection consists of correspondence between W. Jett Lauck, an advisor to John L. Lewis during the 1930s, and Jay Lovestone. Among the topics discussed are United Auto Workers' factionalism; developments in the labor movement, especially the CIO and John L. Lewis; the CIO and the Communist Party; the late 1930s UAW Strikes at GM; the International Ladies Garment Workers Union under David Dubinsky.

History

W. Jett Lauck was born in Keyser, West Virginia in 1879. He was Associate Professor of Economics and Political Science at Washington and Lee Univer-sity, 1902-8. Lauck served on several government commissions and committees, including conducting the industrial investigations for the U.S. Immigration Commission, 1907-10; chief examiner for the Tariff Board, 1910-11; manager-ial expert and consulting statistician for the U.S. Commission of Industrial Relations, 1913-15; economic counselor on the Canadian Commission on Economic Development, 1916; and the U.S. Health Service. Lauck also assisted on the legislative drafting committee of the National Recovery Administration in 1933 and as expert to the Senate Finance Committee on revision of the NRA in 1935. He served as an economist for the United Mine Workers and in 1937 became a consultant economist for the United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Union.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically on 3 microfilm reels - Reel 1 (1935-1939), Reel 2 (1940-1943), and Reel 3 (1944-1947).

Acquisition

The papers of W. Jett Lauck were purchased from the Manuscripts Division of the University of Virginia Library, the main depository for the Lauck papers.

Related Materials

The University of Virginia Library is the main depository for the Lauck Papers.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in September, 1970.
Title
Guide to the W. Jett Lauck Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1970-09
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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