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UAW Region 5 Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001218
The papers of Region 5 reflect the activities of the regional staff, their work within the national structure and with the locals within the region.

Important correspondents: Irving Bluestone, Emil Mazey, Richard Burton, Harold O'Reilly, Douglas Fraser, Arthur Shy, Jerry Tucker, Leonard Woodcock, Ken Worley

Series Description: Series 1: General Office Files, 1968-1985 Series 2 Conferences, Conventions, and Meetings, 1970-1986

Dates

  • 1968 - 1986

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.

Extent

6 Linear Feet (12 MB)

Abstract

Subjects include: agricultural implement and auto industry workers in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Colorado; Ken Worley

History

Region 5 was founded in 1936 and has its headquarters in St. Louis. MO. This region includes Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. This collection is predominantly the papers of Ken Worley, Regional Director from 1967-1988.

Arrangement

Arranged in 2 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-7), Series 2 (Boxes 8-12). Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition

The UAW Region 5 papers were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in 1985 by Region 5.

Related Materials

UAW collections

Transfers

Photographs relating to early UAW Conventions, factory pictures, and assorted snapshots have been placed in the Archives Audiov Visual Collection.

Also placed in the Audio Visual Collection are audio tape of a Leonard Woodcock speech given at the 1970 convention, assorted election buttons, and three regional election posters

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in May 1994.
Title
Guide to the UAW Region 5 Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1995-05
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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