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John L. Lewis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LR000494
This microfilm edition of the John L. Lewis papers contains his more personal files. Materials included are: correspondence (1907-69) with letters from Amelia Earhart, Dwight D. Eisenhower, J. W. Harriman, and Lyndon B. Johnson; speech drafts and printed copies of speeches and reports (1912-57); UMWA financial and travel notebooks (191 1-26), which show Lewis's rise from AFL representative to UMWA president; photos of Lewis's public and private life (1901-06, 1960-69); genealogical information (1879, 1906-43); household records (1913-61); and magazine and newspaper clippings.

Dates

  • 1879 - 1969

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.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (4 microfilm reels)

Abstract

This microfilm edition of the John L. Lewis papers contains his more personal files. Materials included are: correspondence (1907-69) with letters from Amelia Earhart, Dwight D. Eisenhower, J. W. Harriman, and Lyndon B. Johnson; speech drafts and printed copies of speeches and reports (1912-57); UMWA financial and travel notebooks (191 1-26), which show Lewis's rise from AFL representative to UMWA president; photos of Lewis's public and private life (1901-06, 1960-69); genealogical information (1879, 1906-43); household records (1913-61); and magazine and newspaper clippings.

Original papers are housed at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Contact reference archivist for guide to the microfilm edition.

Arrangement

Arranged on 4 reels of microfilm.

Existence and Locations of Originals

Original papers are housed at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
Title
Guide to the John L. Lewis Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
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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