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Henry Fries Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 19
Identifier: LP000783
The papers of Mr. Fries consist primarily of copies of the seniority agreements between the Saginaw Malleable Iron Co. and Local 455 from 1941 plus newspaper clippings relating to Mr. Fries' activities in Local 455 and his political campaign in 1948.

Dates

  • 1938 - 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.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

A member of United Auto Workers Local 455 (Saginaw), Henry Fries was the first president of the Amalgamated Local 455 Credit Union. Mr. Fries’ papers relate his activities in Local 455 and his 1948 candidacy for Michigan state House of Representatives.

History

Mr. Fries was born in Russia and lived in Saginaw, Michigan from 1926. A core-maker with Saginaw Malleable Iron Co., he was active in the affairs of UAW Local 455. He served as Committeeman, District II of Local 455 and was the first president of the Amalgamated Local 455 Credit Union. In 1948 he ran unsuccessfully on the Democratic ticket for state representative for the First District in Saginaw. In 1976 Mr. Fries received the UAW's Walter P. Reuther Distinguished Service Award.

Arrangement

The papers and clippings are arranged chronologically in 1 folder.

Acquisition

The papers of Henry Fires were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in July of 1976 by Mr. Fries and were opened for research in March of 1984.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in March, 1984.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Henry Fries Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1984-03
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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