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E.W. Latchem Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 10
Identifier: LP000171
Folder Contents: 1. "William Haywood's Bond Jumping as Seen by Vincent St. John" "Historian Decries Bureaucratic Mess" 2. IWW Harvest Workers Conference, Kansas City, April 15-17, 1915: Minutes, Letter and Background Notes by E. W. Latchem 3. Leaflet Distributed in Harvest Fields, Summer 1916 4. The IWW Reply to the Red Trade Union International, November 15, 1922 5. Extracts from the Verbatim Report re: The 1924 General Administration Controversy 6. "The IWW in the West - Its Significance," by E. W. Latchem


  • 1915 - 1959


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)


An apprentice glass blower at an early age, E.W. Latchem joined the Industrial Workers of the World in 1912. He helped organize the Agricultural Workers Organization in 1915 and much of his union activity centered around Minnesota. His papers reflect his affiliation with the IWW and labor figures such as Vincent St. John.


Edward Latchem was born in Bratt County, Kansas July 5, 1888. He was raised in Kansas and Oklahoma. At an early age he became an apprentice glass blower.

In 1912 he joined the IWW. Shortly after joining the IWW, Mr. Latchem helped organize the Agricultural Workers Organization, which was chartered in April 1915. He worked with such labor figures as Vincent St. John and Frank Lyttle and much of his activity centered around Minnesota.

Mr. Latchem retired to Oklahoma.


Material arranged in 1 folder.


The papers of E. W. Latchem were deposited with the Labor History Archives in September 1965 by Mr. Latchem.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by WP in January, 1966.
Guide to the E.W. Latchem Papers
Processed by WP.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description

Repository Details

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