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John Burton Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 7
Identifier: LP000169

Scope and Content

The collection consists of: Local 142 Executive Board Minutes, April - July 1949 Local 142 General Membership Minutes, April - August 1949 Financial Reports, April 1949 - March 1950 Grievances Presented to the Umpire, 1949-1950 Clippings, April 1949 - April 1959

Dates

  • 1949 - 1959

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.

History

John Burton is presently serving as the coordinator for the 1st and 13th Districts of COPE, UAW Citizenship Department. In 1947 Mr. Burton went to work for the Kaiser-Frazer Plant at Willow Run, Michigan. He became active in the affairs of UAW Local 142 and became a member of the Local's Bargaining Committee. While with Kaiser-Frazer and Local 142, Mr. Burton played an important role in securing equal employment opportunities for Negroes.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

UAW Local 142 Executive Board and membership minutes, financial records, grievance records, and newspaper clippings collected by Mr. Burton, who served as a member of the Bargaining Committee of Local 142, Willow Run, Michigan.

Arrangement

Material is arranged in one folder in the order listed in the Scope and Content note above.

Acquisition

The papers of John Burton were deposited with the Labor History Archives in August 1965 by Mr. Burton.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by WWP in August, 1965.

Creator

Title
Guide to the John Burton Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by WWP.
Date
1965-08
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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