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SEIU Secretary-Treasurer's Office: Subject File Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001542_Subj

Scope and Content

Document formats found within the records primarily include correspondence, reports, and forms.

Important Subjects: AFL-CIO Government Policy Labor unions – Records and correspondence Service Employees International Union

Important Names: Cordtz, Richard Donahue, Tom Fairchild, George E., 1908- Hardy, George, 1911 Sullivan, David, 1904-

Dates

  • 1943 - 1985
  • Majority of material found within 1975 - 1984

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.

History

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. SEIU’s Secretary-Treasurer’s Office: Subject File Records document the everyday dealings of the Secretary Treasurer’s Office, including interactions with the United States and Canadian governments, unions, federations (particularly the AFL-CIO), and internal SEIU regional offices and members.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (3 SB)

Abstract

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. SEIU’s Secretary-Treasurer’s Office: Subject File Records document the everyday dealings of the Secretary Treasurer’s Office, including interactions with the United States and Canadian governments, unions, federations (particularly the AFL-CIO), and internal SEIU regional offices and members. Document formats found within the records primarily include correspondence, reports, and forms.

Arrangement

The folders are arranged alphabetically based on the folder headings utilized by the records creator.

Acquisition

The Service Employees International Union Secretary-Treasurer’s Office: Subject File Records were deposited by SEIU at the Reuther Library in 1994. The Reuther Library serves as the official repository for SEIU.

Related Materials

SEIU Secretary-Treasurer’s Office: International Executive Board Records, SEIU Secretary-Treasurer’s Office: Constitutions and By-Laws Records, SEIU Secretary-Treasurer’s Office: Affiliate Officers Records

Transfers

Photographs (see Audiovisual Department) have been moved to the Reuther’s Audiovisual Department.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by [Walter P. Reuther Library] on [Month Day, Year].
Title
Guide to the SEIU Secretary-Treasurer's Office: Subject File Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Alexandra A. A. Orchard.
Date
2012-12-10
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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