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UAW Region 9A Records

Identifier: LR000842

Scope and Content

The papers of UAW Region 9A include files pertaining to arbitration and grievances, local union finances, negotiations, organizing campaigns, pensions, politics, education, and other activities relating to the administration of the region.

Important subjects in the collection: 265 Association Organizing Campaigns Connecticut CAP Politics—Massachusetts and Connecticut Grievances Progressive Metal Workers Council Labor Arbitration Retire Workers Councils Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers Union Strikes Model Cities Programs UAW Family Education Center Negotiations UAW Public Review Board

Important correspondents: E. W. "Ted" Barrett, Pat Greathouse, Richard Days, Martin Greenberg, Allan DeLorenzo, Charles Kerrigan, Anthony DeLorenzo, Odessa Komer, Donald Ephlin, Ray Majerus, Douglas Fraser, Emil Mazey, John Flynn

Series Description: Series 1: Local Union Files, 1946-1984 Series 2: Subject Files, 1945-1981


  • 1945 - 1984


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.


UAW Region 9A has remained essentially unchanged since its formation in 1942, having jurisdiction over locals in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, the eastern part of New York, and Puerto Rico (a recent addition). It was created when the UAW split its Eastern Region, which included New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and parts of Pennsylvania, into two separate regions — 9 and 9A. Charles Kerrigan, its first director (1942-1970), emerged from the region's largest local, amalgamated Local 365 out of Long Island, New York. Kerrigan was succeeded as regional director by Anthony DeLorenzo (1970-1977), Don Ephlin (1977-1980), and E. W. "Ted" Barrett (1980-1986).


211 Linear Feet (211 SB)


Subjects include: UAW organization in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and Puerto Rico; politics; strikes; Model Cities Program; Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers Union; retirees; UAW Public Review Board


Arranged into 2 series - Series 1 (Boxes 1-123), Series 2 (Boxes 124-205).

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 UAW Region 9A were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in multiple shipments beginning in 1977 and ending in 1987.

Related Materials

UAW collections


A few photographs have been placed in the Archives Audiovisual Collection, and a large assortment of contracts were transferred to the Archives Library.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by J. Turrini on July 22, 1994.
Guide to the UAW Region 9A Records
Processed by J. Turrini.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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