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Adair Damman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP002106
These papers primarily document Damman's earlier work during the 1980s and 1990s. Much of the material focuses on Local 1864 in Nevada, Local 707 and the Mendocino County Employees Association in California, Local 880 in Boston, and organizing Local 6. Predominate topics are organizing and campaigns, but training and leadership are also heavily featured. Material types include correspondence, clippings, campaign materials, training materials, and audiovisual materials such as stickers, buttons, photographs, and tapes.

Dates

  • 1977 - 2003
  • Majority of material found within 1987 - 1998

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

7 Linear Feet (7 SB)

Abstract

Adair Damman's affiliation with SEIU began in 1981, and Damman worked at SEIU for a number of years, most notably as an organizer. Presently. Damman works as the Legislative Director of Local 925 in Seattle, Washington. These records primarily document Damman's earlier work during the 1980s and 1990s. Much of the material focuses on Local 1864 in Nevada, Local 707 and the Mendocino County Employees Association in California, Local 880 in Boston, and organizing Local 6. Predominate topics are organizing and campaigns, but training and leadership are also heavily featured. Material types include correspondence, clippings, campaign materials, training materials, and audiovisual materials such as stickers, buttons, photographs, and tapes.

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 Adair Damman Papers were acquired in two donations by Ms. Damman, the first in 2010, and the second in 2011. The Reuther Library serves as the official repository for SEIU.

Related Materials

SEIU Executive Office: John Sweeney Records; SEIU Executive Office Records; SEIU District 925 Records

Transfers

Audiocassette and VHS tapes (boxes 6 and 7), were moved to the Reuther's Audiovisual Department.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Alexandra A. A. Orchard on March 3, 2014.
Title
Guide to the Adair Damman Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Alexandra A. A. Orchard.
Date
2014-03-03
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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