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Leo D. Shaffer Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: S-T, Box 13, Folder: 5
Identifier: LP000369
Important subjects are: G.M. / Ford Contract comparison H. L. Hunt Mc Carthyism Rosenberg Case

Folder Description: 1 Correspondence, clippings, and leaflets


  • 1941 - 1954


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)


Correspondence, clippings, and leaflets collected by Mr. Shaffer, who has served as committeeman, editor, convention delegates, and president of UAW Local 163 (Detroit Diesel Division of General Motors Corporation), and as chairman of the Wayne County Retired Workers Council of the UAW. Subjects include General Motors & Ford contract comparisons, H.L. Hunt, McCarthyism, and the Rosenberg case. An oral history interview with Mr. Shaffer is available.


Leo D. Shaffer was born in Altoona, Pa., ca.1904. He attended Soldiers' Orphans School, Chester Springs, Pa., and was graduated in 1922 from the Scotland School in Franklin County, Pa. Mr. Shaffer worked at various jobs in Pennsylvania and New York before moving to Detroit in 1930. From 1930 to 1934 he worked for Artic Dairy and Motor Products Company, and at Ternstedt from 1934 to 1941. In May, 1937 he joined the UAW and was a member of West Side Local 174. In December, 1941 he left Ternstedt for a job at Detroit Diesel Division where he helped to form UAW Local 163. Mr. Shaffer served Local 163 in various capacities: Committeeman, editor, member of the Education Committee, convention delegate, and President. He also served as Chairman of the Wayne County Retired Workers Council of the UAW.


Material arranged in 1 folder.


The papers of Leo D. Shaffer were deposited with the Labor History Archives in November, 1969 by Mr. Shaffer.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by BF in February, 1970.
Guide to the Leo D. Shaffer Papers
Processed by BF.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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Detroit MI 48202 USA