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George Smith Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: S-T, Box 13, Folder: 8
Identifier: LP000670
The papers of George Smith consist of several membership cards in the I.W.W. and his credentials as an elected member of the General Executive Board of the I.W.W.

Contents: Industrial Workers of the World; membership cards, 1948, 1951-1955

Dates

  • 1948 - 1955

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

George Smith was a journeyman machinist in Chicago who served in several capacities as a member of the Industrial Workers of the World. His papers document his membership in this union.

History

George Smith was born in Russia in 1898 and emigrated to the United States in 1913. He ultimately found work as a journeyman machinist in Chicargo. He became a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) in 1914 and subsequently served the I.W.W. in various capacities including: secretary of I.U. 440; editor of Golos Truzhenika (Voice of the Worker); member of the General Executive Board and secretary of the Chicago General Membership. Mr. Smith died in Chicago on March 5, 1974.

Arrangement

Materials arranged in 1 folder.

Acquisition

The papers of George Smith were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in August of 1974 by Fred Thompson and were opened for research in November of 1986.

Transfers

A few volumes of Russian I.W.W. journals covering the years 1919 to 1925 have been placed in The Archives Library.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in November, 1986.
Title
Guide to the George Smith Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1986-11
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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