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SEIU Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: LAV002484
Series reflect the original organization of the materials by the SEIU Interntaional Communications Department, as they were sent to the Reuther Library over several shipments. Some materials are also grouped by file format. Series 1: Professions, 1940s-2000s. Series 2: Events and Demonstrations, 1940s-2010s. Series 3: Locals and Internal Units, 1920s-2000s. Series 4: Subject Files, 1920s-2010s. Series 5: Assorted Topics, 1930s-2000s. Series 6: Printed Materials, 1970s-2000s. Series 7: Oversized Items, 1920s-2000s.

Dates

  • 1915-2012

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.

Extent

143 Linear Feet (240 MB, 16 SB, and 7 OS)

Abstract

A collection of photographic prints spanning the union’s long history, the SEIU Photograph Collection is the culmination of decades of photographic work produced or compiled by SEIU’s international headquarters staff. The images document a wide range of individuals, organizations, events, and topics related to SEIU. The majority of these materials come from their Communications Department, who utilized the images in various types of print materials. Amateur photography by SEIU members of specific events for personal use makes up another significant portion of the collection. The dominant file type is the photographic print, though negatives, photo CD’s, publications, and other formats comprise the rest of the collection.

History

A collection of photographic prints spanning the union’s long history, the SEIU Photograph Collection is the culmination of decades of photographic work produced or compiled by SEIU’s international headquarters staff. The images document a wide range of individuals, organizations, events, and topics related to SEIU. The majority of these materials come from their Communications Department, who utilized the images in various types of print materials. Amateur photography by SEIU members of specific events for personal use makes up another significant portion of the collection.

Arrangement

Arranged in 7 series – Series 1 (Box 1-38), Series 2 (Box 38-107, 244-246), Series 3 (Box 107-130, Series 4 (Box 130-201), Series 5 (Box 201-236, 244-259), Series 6 (Box 236-239), and Series 7 (Box 240-243, oversize drawer). Folders are arranged in original order and by file format.

Acquisition

The materials in the collection were deposited at the Reuther in multiple accessions from 2009 to 2014. The Reuther serves as the official repository of SEIU.

Other Copies

Digitized copies of select images from the SEIU Photographs are browsable at http://reuther.wayne.edu/image/tid/458 and searchable through http://reuther.wayne.edu/search/node/.

Related Materials

Photographic negatives taken by Page One Photography are housed at the University of Maryland Special Collections and University Archives.

Transfers

Oversize photographs, large posters, and negatives were transferred to the Reuther’s Audiovisual Department.

Processing History

Processed by Gavin Strassel and Alexandra Orchard. Finding aid written by Gavin Strassel on March 10, 2017.
Title
Guide to the SEIU Photographs
Status
completed
Author
Processed by [Walter P. Reuther Library].
Date
2017-03-30
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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