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Max Weinrib Papers

Identifier: LP000977

Scope and Content

The papers of Mr. Weinrib consist of correspondence, news releases and pamphlets relating primarily to the factional quarrel in the Tool and Die Makers Lodge 113, IAM and the expulsion of two members, Marion Ciepley and Irwin Rappaport. The correspondence is chiefly among the advocates for "union democracy seeking ways and means to assist Ciepley and Rappaport in their battle with IAM officials. As regards the role of the reform movement in the administration of Lodge 113 and their reinstatement in the union.

Among the correspondents are: Herman Benson Norman Thomas

Contents: 1-2. Announcement, memos, news releases, Oct 1958-Dec 1961 3. Clippings, 1959-1961 4-5. Correspondence, Apr 1959-Feb 1961 6. Leaflets, pamphlets, reprints


  • 1959 - 1961


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.


Max Weinrib was a union member active in Local 719 in the early 40's. He later served as a member of the Ad Hoc Committee for Marion Ciepley and Irwin Rappaport, two members who were expelled from Lodge 113, International Association for Machinists, (IAM) Chicago, Illinois in 1958.


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An active member of the labor movement, Max Weinrib served on the Ad Hoc Committee for Marion Ciepley and Irwin Rappaport, two members who were expelled from the International Association for Machinists (IAM) Tool and Die Makers Lodge 113. Mr. Weinrib’s papers relate to the factionalism within Local 113 and the resulting expulsion of Mr. Ciepley and Mr. Rappaport.


Material arranged in 6 folders.


The papers of Max Weinrib were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in February of 1980 by Carl Shier, International Representative of Region 4 of the United Automobile Workers, and were opened for research in January of 1989.

Related Materials

Additional papers relating to the expulsion of Ciepley and Rappaport from Lodge 113, IAM are in the Herman W. Benson Collection, Part I, Series II, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in January, 1989.


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Repository Details

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