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UAW Region 10: Minneapolis Sub-Regional Office Records

Identifier: LR001056

Scope and Content

The UAW Region 10: Minneapolis Sub-Regional Office Collection consists of correspondence, reports, financial records, and other material related to contract negotiations, grievance arbitration, and benefits administration in the greater Minneapolis area locals represented by the sub-regional office.

Important subjects in the collection: Agricultural machinery industry--Minnesota Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company Automobile industry and trade-Minnesota Automobile industry workers--Minnesota Chrysler Corporation Collective bargaining--Agricultural machinery industry Collective bargaining--Automobile industry and trade Fairmont Railway Motors Ford Motor Company General Motors Corporation Insurance, Health International Harvester John Deere Corporation Pensions Supplemental unemployment benefits-- United States White Motor Company

Important correspondents: Harvey Kitzman, Raymond Majerus


  • 1941 - 1980
  • Majority of material found within 1950 - 1979


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 10, created out of the division of Region 4 at the 1949 Constitutional Convention, encompassed the Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana areas. At the 1992 convention Region 10 merged once again with Region 4 which now includes the same states as the pre-1949 Region 4. Most of Region 10’s membership was concentrated in the automobile and agricultural implement industries of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Raymond Majerus succeeded the region’s first director, Harvey Kitzman, in 1972 and remained in that post until his election as Secretary-Treasurer of the UAW in 1980.


19 Linear Feet (19 SB)


Subjects include: automobile and agricultural implement workers in Minnesota; negotiations; benefits


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.


The records of the Region 10 Minneapolis Sub-Regional Office were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs on August 24, 1981.

Related Materials

UAW Region 10: Ray Majerus Records, UAW Region 10 Records, Harvey Kitzman Papers


A number of contracts received with the collection have been transferred to the Archives Library.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by C. Herod on June 13, 1995.
Guide to the UAW Region 10: Minneapolis Sub-Regional Office Records
Processed by C. Herod.
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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