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UAW Local 598 Records

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: U-V Box 14, Folder: 7
Identifier: LR000834
The papers of UAW Local 598 consist primarily of clippings and correspondence relating to Samuel Duncan, who served as president of the local from 1963 through 1977. Additional papers include testimonials from local, state and national organizations on the occasion of a dinner in Mr. Duncan's honor in July, 1975.

Contents: Clippings, 1960-75 Correspondence, July 1975 Resolutions and citations, July 1975

Dates

  • 1960 - 1975

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

Subjects include: Fisher Body Plant No. 2 (Flint, Michigan)

History

Sam Duncan became the president of Local 598, Fisher Plant No. 2, Flint, Michigan when the previous president resigned, thereby becoming the first black president of any union local in the Flint area. Subsequently, Mr.Duncan was re-elected as president until his retirement. In addition to his union duties, he was widely known for his civil rights activism. He served one term as president of the Flint branch of the NAACP.

Arrangement

Materials arranged in 1 folder.

Acquisition

The records of UAW Local 598, Flint, Michigan were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in July of 1977 by Fred Freeman and were opened for research in July of 1985.

Transfers

Eight photographs of Samuel Duncan and colleagues, Michigan state officeholders and others have been placed in the Archives Audiovisual Collection.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in July, 1985.
Title
Guide to the UAW Local 598 Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1985-07
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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