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Dr. Louis B. Carrick Papers

Identifier: LP000061


Dr. Carrick, an aquatic biologist, served for a number of years on the staff of the Environmental Protection Agency. In 1974, he was appointed principal reviewer of all environmental impact statements prepared in the Southeast under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. As a young man, he worked in the automotive industry in Detroit. These papers contain an unpublished manuscript entitled "Auto Workers in Action: Labor Dynamics of the American Automobile Industry." It covers the history of union organizing efforts in the Detroit auto industry in the early 20th Century. Louis B. Carrick wrote the manuscript (under the pseudonym Louis Burcar) with Joe Brown, and Benjamin Linsky. The original draft of the manuscript appears to have been completed in 1938 but it was never published. Duplicates were made in 1982 and this copy was deposited in the Reuther Library in 1983 under the condition that it not be opened for research until September 1988. The remainder of the papers contains some information about Dr. Carrick's life and career.


  • 1938-1983


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. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.


.25 Linear Feet (1 MB)


Material in this collection has been minimally arranged by the Reuther Library, and reflects its original order as received. In some cases a file inventory or box listing is available. Subjects may be dispersed throughout the collection.


Materials from this collection were deposited successively in the Reuther Library beginning in 1961. The last materials were deposited in 1986 and all restrictions on the collection ended in September 1988.

Related Material

  1. UAW Chrysler Department Records


Ten titles of I.W.W. newspapers published between 1913 and 1919 have been placed in the Library of the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Jared Natzke on July 27, 2012
Guide to the Dr. Louis B. Carrick Papers
Processed by Jared Natzke; encoded by Jared Natzke.
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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