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UAW Public Review Board Records

Identifier: LR000339
The papers of the UAW Public Review Board consist of case files 1-789 (1957-1988), complaint files (1957-1969), and general files which contain reports and studies about the PRB.

Important subjects in the collection: Public Review Board Cases Public Review Board Complaints Public Review Board History Public Review Board Policy


  • 1957 - 1988


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.


55 Linear Feet (55 SB)


Subjects include: cases, history and policy


The UAW Public Review Board was established in 1957 at the 16th UAW Constitutional Convention. The Public Review Board created a process to examine and act upon complaints of individual unionists concerning the conduct and ethics of the UAW. Although the Public Review Board is a product of and is financed by the UAW it operates independently of it. It consists of seven persons appointed by the President of the UAW and approved by the UAW International Executive Board and delegates to the Consitutional Convention. The PRB members commonly have distinquished academic, clerical, or judicial backgrounds.


Folders are arranged chronologically.

Related Materials

UAW collections

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Guide to the UAW Public Review Board Records
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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