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Fred Masters Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Li-Ma, Box 10, Folder: 12
Identifier: LP000181
The collection contains clippings, election materials and other items pertaining to Mr. Masters' career in Local 50.

Dates

  • 1942 - 1945

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

Mr. Masters served in several offices for UAW Local 50, which represented the workers at the Willow Run Bomber Plant during World War II. The collection contains mostly materials from Local 50 elections.

History

Fred Masters joined Briggs Local 212 of the UAW in 1937. Shortly after Masters was employed by Fords and became a voluntary organizer in the Rouge Plant during the UAW's drive to organize Fords. He served as a picket captain during the Ford Strike of 1941. In 1942 Masters transferred to the Willow Run Bomber Plant. At Willow Run he became active in UAW Local 50, serving it in many offices, including plant chairman.

Arrangement

Material is arranged in 1 folder.

Acquisition

The papers of Fred Masters were deposited with the Labor History Archives in January 1966 by Mr. Masters.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by WP in March, 1966.
Title
Guide to the Fred Masters Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by WP.
Date
1966-03
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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