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Will Poyfair Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000916
Contents are diaries from 1903, 1905, and 1912-1922.

Dates

  • 1903 - 1922

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 (1 MB)

Abstract

Contains diaries of workers at Buick Motor Co. (Flint, Michigan).

History

Will Poyfair was an hourly worker for the Buick Motor Company, Flint, Michigan. His papers consist of pocket diaries, primarily from 1912 to 1922. Daily entries are generally limited to hours worked, daily rate of pay, with frequent mention of type of work, i.e., assembly aprons, doors, etc.

Arrangement

Diaries arranged chronologically.

Acquisition

The papers of Will Poyfair were purchased by the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in February of 1979.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in April 1986.
Title
Guide to the Will Poyfair Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1986-04
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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