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Curt Hyans Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000677
The papers of Mr. Hyans consist of his memoirs entitled A few Odds and Ends and Some Trials and Tribulations of Organized Labor— Also Some Events and Happenings in Los Angeles and Adjacent Counties, Many Seen by an Eyewitness. Mr. Hyans' manuscript covers a wide range of topics, including a historical account of labor's efforts to organize in the early part of the twentieth century, but it concentrates on the the organization of migrant workers in California. The personal recollections contains extensive excerpts and quotations from newspapers regarding the issues covered in the memoirs.

Dates

  • 1907 - 1957

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

.5 Linear Feet (1 MB)

Abstract

Curt Hyans, an early member of the Teamsters Union, was discharged from his job for trying to organize the truck drivers in Los Angeles in 1916. In the 1920's he worked at organizing migrant workers in California. He later served with the California State Federation of Labor until his retirement in 1967.

The papers of Mr. Hyans consist of his memoirs entitled "A Few Odds and Ends and Some Trials and Tribulations of Organized Labor — Also Some Events and Happenings in Los Angeles and Adjacent Counties, Many Seen by an Eyewitness." Mr. Hyans' manuscript covers a wide range of topics, including a historical account of labor's efforts to organize in the early part of the twentieth century, but it concentrates on the the organization of migrant workers in California. The personal recollections contains extensive excerpts and quotations from newspapers regarding the issues covered in the memoirs.

History

Curt Hyans was born in 1893. An early member of the Teamsters Union, he was discharged from his job for trying to organize the truck drivers in Los Angeles in 1916. In the 1920's he worked at organizing migrant workers in California. He later served with the California State Federation of Labor until his retirement in 1967.

Arrangement

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

The papers of Curt Hyans were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in January of 1974 by Mr. Hyans.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in July 1984.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Curt Hyans Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1984-07
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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