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UAW Washington Office: Stephen Schlossberg Records

Identifier: LR001219

Scope and Content

The Stephen Schlossberg collection contains correspondence, legal briefs and working papers, reports, newspaper clippings, and memoranda relating to his work on legal, political, and legislative issues. The collection also contains material on the Committee for National Health Insurance, an organization closely affiliated with the UAW.

Important correspondents: Walter Dean Burnham, Edward M. Kennedy, Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Carl Levin, John Conyers, Jr., George McGovern, Samuel J. Ervin, Jr., William Milliken, Douglas Fraser, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Philip Hart, Paul E. Tsongas, Hubert H. Humphrey, Leonard Woodcock

Series Description: Series 1: Political and Legislative Affairs, 1952-1981 Series 2: Legal Files, 1958-1981 Series 3: Subject Files, 1958-1981 Series 4: Committee for National Health Insurance, 1969-1980


  • 1952 - 1981


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.


Stephen Schlossberg was General Counsel for the UAW from 1963 until 1978. From 1978 until his retirement from the UAW in 1981, he directed the union’s Government and Public Affairs Division. From 1981 to 1985 he practiced labor law in Washington, D.C. William Brock, President Reagan’s Labor Secretary, hired Schlossberg as Deputy Undersecretary for LaborManagement Relations in 1985.

Prior to his work for the UAW, Schlossberg managed a department store in Roanoke, Virginia (1946-50) and worked as an organizer and organizing director for the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union. Schlossberg later practiced law with the firm Van Arkel and Kaiser in Washington, D.C. In the early sixties, he taught law part-time at Georgetown University while working for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service as Special Assistant to the Director.


62 Linear Feet (62 SB)


Subjects include: campaign finance reform; Carter administration; Democratic Party politics; legal services for workers; national health insurance; right-to-work legislation; UAW lobbying activities


Arranged in 4 series - Series 1 (Boxes 1-18), Series 2 (Boxes 19-35), Series 3 (Boxes 36-51), Series 4 (Boxes 51-62). Folders in each series are simply listed by their location within each box. They are not arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout several boxes within each series.


The records of Stephen Schlossberg were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs on August 7, 1974 by the UAW Washington Office.

Related Materials

Committee for National Health Insurance Records.


A small number of books and newspapers were placed in the Archives Library.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by John Rabin on July 19, 1994.
Guide to the UAW Washington Office: Stephen Schlossberg Records
Processed by John Rabin.
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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