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UAW Public Relations Department: Ford Motor Company Series Records

Identifier: LR000125_Ford
Important subjects are: Personal files on Harry Bennett, Henry Ford, and John L. Lewis; personal file on Homer Martin during factional split; working conditions at Rouge Plant; the several cases in organizing Ford's, in particular the Dearborn Plant.

Among the correspondents are: Maurice Sugar Edward Levinson

Series Description: Series 1: Correspondence and clippings pertaining to Ford Motor Co. and the early struggle for unionization covering the period 1937-1942.

Series 2: Various cases against the Ford Motor Co. and NLRB rulings in the cases, 1937-1941.


  • 1937 - 1941


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.


1.5 Linear Feet (3 MB)


Documents activities of the department including personal files on Harry Bennett, Henry Ford, John L. Lewis, and Homer Martin; working conditions at the Rouge Plant; and efforts to organize Ford workers.


Arranged in 2 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-2), Series 2 (Box 2). Folders are arranged alphabetically.


The papers of Public Relations Department were deposited with the Labor History Archives in 1966 by Richard Laughley.

Related Materials

UAW Public Relations Department Records; UAW collections

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Guide to the UAW Public Relations Department: Ford Motor Company Series Records
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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Detroit MI 48202 USA