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Cecil Roeder Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000184
Important events covered are: General Motors Sit-down Strike at Anderson, 1937 Factional ism with UAW, 1938-1939 (including the Homer Martin controversy) Elections and factionalism within Local 662 Union shop drives of Local 662 Civil Rights campaigns General Motors Strike of 1945-1946

Among the correspondents are: John L. Lewis Sherman Minton, U.S. Senator from Indiana Philip Murray Victor Reuther Walter Reuther

Series Description: Series 1: Office Files Series 2: Published Material

Dates

  • 1937 - 1948

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

2 Linear Feet (4 MB)

Abstract

Correspondence, agreements, rate classification, grievance records, constitutions, resolutions, minutes, speeches, and published material collected by Cecil Roeder, who served as a committeeman of UAW Delco-Remy Local 662, Anderson, Indiana (late 1930's and early 1940's). Subjects include General Motors Sit-Down Strike at Anderson (1937); UAW factionalism including the Homer Martin controversy; elections and factionalism of Local 662; union shop drives of Local 662; civil rights campaigns; and the General Motors Strike (1945-46). Correspondents include John L. Lewis, Sherman Minton, Philip Murray, Victor Reuther, and Walter Reuther.

History

Cecil C. Roeder was a committeeman during the late 1930's and early 1940's of United Auto Workers Local 662 of Anderson, Indiana.

Arrangement

Arranged in 2 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-3), and Series 2 (Boxes 3-4). Folders are arranged alphabetically according to topics.

Acquisition

The papers of Cecil C. Roeder were deposited with the Labor History Archives in March 1966.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by LH in May, 1966.
Title
Guide to the Cecil Roeder Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by LH.
Date
1966-05
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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