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Holgate Young Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000546
Parts I and II: The papers of Mr. Young reflect his work with the UAW, AFSCME, AFT, CWA and other labor organizations, and his labor-related interests.

Important subjects covered in the collection are: Part I: AFSCME UAW vs. FE-UE International Harvester Company UAW International Agricultural Implement Council

Part II: AFT Workers' Education Loc. 189 CWA-Holgate Grievance Communication Workers of America International Assoc. of Machinists Shanker-Selden Presidential Contest

Among the important correspondents are: Part I: Dwight D. Eisenhower Robert J. Oberbach Mil Lieberthal Walter Reuther

Part II: Charles Hughes Rudy Mendoza Lane Kirkland Robert J. Oberbach

Series Description: Part I Series I, International Harvester Co., 1948-1960; Boxes 1-2: Bulletins, publications on automation and meeting minutes relating to the International Harvester Co.

Series II, UAW-CIO International Union, 1949-1955; Box 2: Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, leaflets and flyers.

Series III, UAW International Agricultural Implement Council, 1949-1955; Box 3: Council meeting minutes, conference reports, summaries and resolutions.

Series IV, UAW Local 6, 1948-1955; Boxes 4-8: By-laws, budget and audit reports, contract negotiations, correspondence and information on the "Committee to Build Local 6" are included.

Series V, UAW vs. Farm Equipment-United Electrical Workers Union, 1949-1952; Box 8: Includes election material for local unions, correspondence, flyers, leaflets, publications, and minutes.

Series VI, Wisconsin AFSCME, 1956-1957; Boxes 8-10: Includes clippings on local unions, correspondence, union agreements, election materials and leaflets.

Series VII, Clippings, 1946-1960; Box 10: Newspaper clippings relating to earlier series.

Series VIII, Miscellaneous Materials, 1950-1960; Box 10: Articles and other items not specifically related to previous series.

Series IX, Union Agreements, 1949-1955; Box 11: Union demands and agreements and also bargaining and election materials.

Part II Series X, Background Files, 1949-1969; Boxes 12-14: Contains general information and historical background on the IAM and the CWA, also material relating to labor laws and to social and international issues.

Series XI, Administrative Files, 1957-1970; Boxes 15-22: Includes administrative files from the Education Department of the IAM and the CWA, also correspondence, minutes, memoranda and reports.

Series XII, Class Materials, 1949-1969; Boxes 23-30: Contains course materials for educational programs, notes and pamphlets.

Series XIII, Education Local 189, 1970-1975; Boxes 31-33: Administrative files, course materials, minutes, reports and clippings.
Part III: The Holgate Young Papers, Part III, reflect Young’s many labor-related interests, and focus on his work with the UAW, IAM, CWA, AFT, and AFGE, among other labor organizations. The collection includes records relating to the many offices within the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as records for AFGE Local 12, UAW Local 6, AFT Workers’ Education Local 189, CWA, and IAM.

Important Subjects: American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 12, AFL-CIO American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Workers’ Education Local 189, AFL-CIO Communications Workers of America (CWA) Communications Workers of America (CWA) Education Materials Development Project Federal Employee Legal Defense Fund Federal Labor Relations Authority International Association of Machinists (IAM) Labor Management Services Administration (LMSA) Office of Labor Management Standards (OLMS) U.S. Department of Labor United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 6, UAW-CIO

Important Names: Binion, Russell E. Edelson, Jay Hastings, Robert Lelchook, Jerry Young, Holgate

Series Description: Series 14: General Files, 1950-1986 (Box 34) Series 15: U.S. Department of Labor, 1976-1992 (Boxes 34-35) Series 16: American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 12, AFL-CIO, 1972-1992 (Boxes 35-36) Series 17: United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 6, UAW-CIO, 1949-1955 (Boxes 36-37) Series 18: American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Workers’ Education Local 189, AFL-CIO, 1959-1977 (Box 37) Series 19: Communications Workers of America (CWA), 1965-1970 (Boxes 37-40) Series 20: International Association of Machinists (IAM), 1956-1970 (Boxes 40-41) Series 21: Audiovisual Materials, 1946-1981 (Boxes 42-43)

Dates

  • 1948 - 1975
  • Majority of material found within 1955 - 1975

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.

Extent

25.25 Linear Feet (34 MB, 8 SB, 1 OS)

Abstract

Holgate Young served in various capacities in several labor organizations throughout his career. In the 1950s he worked as the UAW Local 6, International Harvester Division Financial Secretary, AFSCME Wisconsin Field Representative, and International Association of Machinists Education Director. In the 1960s & 70s, Young held positions as the CWA Education Coordinator and AFT Washington D.C. Workers Education Local 189 Education Chairman.

Part I of his papers reflects his work with AFSCME and the UAW. It includes caucus leaflets for local union elections, newsletters, financial reports, company letters to all employees, minutes and clippings from UAW Local 6 (International Harvester Co., Melrose Park, Illinois) from 1948-55. From the State, County, Municipal Employees of Kenosha, Wisconsin, there are newsletters, notes on bargaining, contracts, and grievances from twenty-five locals, and educational and miscellaneous material (1956-57).

Part II of his papers reflects his work with the IAM, AFT, and CWA as well as his interest in labor education.

Part III of the Holgate Young Papers reflect Young’s many labor-related interests, and focus on his work with the UAW, IAM, CWA, AFT, and AFGE, among other labor organizations. The collection includes records relating to the many offices within the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as records for AFGE Local 12, UAW Local 6, AFT Workers’ Education Local 189, CWA, and IAM.

History

Parts I and II: Holgate Young served as Financial Secretary of UAW Local 6, International Harvester Division, from 1950-1955. From 1956-1957, Mr. Young served as Field Representative for the Wisconsin American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). He took an active interest not only in AFSCME and the UAW, but also in many other labor organizations and concerns, such as the Farm Equipment Workers' Division of the United Electrical Workers (FE-UE). Holgate Young was Education Director of the International Association of Machinists from 1957-1960. From 1960-1970, he served as Education Coordinator for the Communication Workers of America (CWA). He left the CWA but retained interest in union activities, becoming Education Chairman of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Federation of Teachers Workers' Education Local 189 in 1972.
Part III: Holgate Young was associated with labor unions for more than four decades, beginning in the mid-1940s when he became involved with the United Auto Workers (UAW). He served as Financial Secretary of UAW Local 6, International Harvester Division, from 1950-1955. He later held the position of Education Director for the International Association of Machinists (IAM) from 1957-1960. From 1960-1970, Young served as Education Coordinator for the Communications Workers of America (CWA). During this period, he helped lead the CWA Education Materials Development Project, which took place in Madison, Wisconsin from July 2 to August 18, 1967. The purpose of this project was to prepare teaching materials for use by CWA staff in their educational programs, in order to teach members and local leaders about unionism, as well as community and national labor issues. In 1971, Young joined the U.S. Department of Labor as a union education coordinator. He became Education Chairman of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Workers’ Education Local 189 in 1972. Later, Young also served as Chief Head Steward of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), Local 12, AFL-CIO. He retired from the Labor Department in 1990.

Arrangement

Parts I and 2: Part I: Arranged in 9 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-2), Series 2 (Box 2), Series 3 (Box 3), Series 4 (Boxes 4-8), Series 5 (Box 8), Series 6 (Boxes 8-10), Series 7 (Box 10), Series 8 (Box 10), and Series 9 (Box 11). Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Part II: Arranged in 4 series - Series 10 (Boxes 12-14), Series 11 (Boxes 15-22), Series 12 (Boxes 23-30), Series 13 (Boxes 31-33). Folders are arranged chronologically.
Part III: Arranged in 8 series - Series 14 (Box 34), Series 15 (Boxes 34-35), Series 16 (Boxes 35-36), Series 17 (Boxes 36-37), Series 18 (Box 37), Series 18 (Box 37), Series 19 (Boxes 37-40), Series 20 (Boxes 40-41), and Series 21 (Boxes 42-43). 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.

Acquisition

Parts I and II: The papers of Holgate Young were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in two parts. Part I was deposited in April of 1962 by Holgate Young. Mr. Young added Part II in January of 1976 and March of 1981.
Part III: The Holgate Young Papers, Part III, were deposited in the Reuther Library in multiple accessions in January 1998, August 1999, June 2003, and October 2014.

Related Materials

Part III: Workers’ Education Local 189 Records

Transfers

Parts I and II: A small number of books and pamphlets have been placed in the Archives Library, and a few photographs are available in the Archives Audiovisual collections.
Part III: Photographic negatives, slides, cassette tapes, and reels (Box 43) were transferred to the Reuther’s Audiovisual Department.

Processing History

Parts I and II: Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in May 1983.
Part III: Processed and finding aid updated by Julie Teran on December 9, 2014.
Title
Guide to the Holgate Young Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1983-05
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2014-12-09: Part 3 processed and finding aid updated by Julia Teran.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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