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SEIU International Convention Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: LAV002461
The photographs found in this collection were taken between 1947 and 2004 at SEIU International Conventions, which occur every four years (coinciding with United States presidential election years). The photographs are each panoramas depicting numerous individuals, including both union staff and officials as well as rank-and-file members.

Important Subjects: Labor unions

Important Names: Service Employees International Union

Dates

  • 1947 - 2004
  • Majority of material found within 1972 - 1988

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

4 Linear Feet (4 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, and now comprises three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. The photographs found in this collection were taken between 1947 and 2004 at SEIU International Conventions, which occur every four years (coinciding with United States presidential election years). The photographs are each panoramas depicting numerous individuals, including both union staff and officials as well as rank-and-file members.

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, and now comprises three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services.

Arrangement

Photographs are arranged in chronological order.

Acquisition

These materials were donated by the Service Employees International Union to the Reuther Library.

Related Materials

SEIU Executive Office: George Hardy Records, SEIU Executive Office: John Sweeney Records, and the SEIU Photograph Collection

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Alexandra A. A. Orchard on November 5, 2013.
Title
Guide to the SEIU International Convention Photographs
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Alexandra A. A. Orchard.
Date
2013-11-05
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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