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John Conyers Sr. Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: Com-Cr, Box 3, Folder: 3
Identifier: LP000158

Scope and Content

Materials include the following:

Leaflets: "Labor Looks Ahead," UAW policy on Negro board members Local 843, National Screw, May 1944 Chicago Steel Industry organizing by UAW, December 7, 1941 Organizing leaflet by Conyers and Oscar Noble Aluminum Forgings, Inc. UAW-CIO organizing, October 2, 1943 and October 5, 1943

Thompson Products: "A.W.A. Victory," pamphlet by Aircraft Workers Alliance, 1943 WAW Victory News, October 18, 1945 Manpower One-Tenth of the Nation, War Manpower Commission pamphlet Editorial by Conyers for Chrysler employees, 1937 "Plight of our People," Conyers, 1944 Clippings - R.J. Thomas and FEPC PM, September 4,1944 Invitation, Labor Banquet Cincinnati, January 11,1943


  • 1937 - 1945

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.


John Conyers served as a chief steward of Chrysler Local 7, UAW-CIO. He was also active in the drive to organize the Ford Motor Company. In 1941 Mr. Conyers was appointed an International Representative of the UAW for the Chicago area. He was later transferred to Region 1 in Michigan.


.25 Linear Feet (1 folder)


Organizing leaflets, articles, invitations, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets collected by Mr. Conyers, who served as chief steward of UAW Chrysler Local 7 and as a UAW International representative for the Chicago area and for Region 1, Michigan.


Materials arranged in one folder.


Materials acquired on July 1, 1965.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Guide to the John Conyers Sr. Papers
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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Detroit MI 48202 USA