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James H. Brown Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: LP000168
This collection consists of xerox copies of correspondence and documents pertaining to fair employment practices in Ford Motor and alleged violations by Fords of Executive Order Number 10925. The bulk of the collection relates to a discrimination complaint filed against Ford's Atlanta, Georgia plant by the UAW in 1963.


  • 1960 - 1963


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.


.25 Linear Feet (1 folder)


Correspondence and other documents pertaining to fair employment practices in the Ford Motor Company, and to alleged violations of Executive Order 10925, collected by Mr. Brown, presently serving in the UAW Ford Motor Department. In 1961 Ken Bannon, director of that Department, appointed Mr. Brown to supervise the equal employment opportunity provision of the Ford contract. Subjects include a discrimination complaint filed by the UAW in 1963 against Ford's Atlanta plant. Among the correspondents are Ken Bannon, Philip Hart, William H. Oliver, and Percy H. Williams.


James Brown was employed by the Ford Motor Company in 1935? while an employee of Fords, among his other union activities, Mr. Brown served as vice-president of the Pressed Steel Plant Division of Ford Local 600. In 1954 he began to work for the UAW international offices and presently serves as an International Representative in the National Ford Department. Ken Bannon, Director of that department, in 1961, assigned Mr. Brown to oversee the equal employment opportunities provision of the Ford Contract.


The material is arranged chronologically.


The papers of James H. Brown were deposited with the Labor History Archives in July 1965 by Mr. Brown.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Warner W. Pflug in September, 1965.
Guide to the James H. Brown Papers
Processed by Warner W. Pflug.
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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