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Merlin Bishop Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000186
Important subjects covered in this collection: Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1936-37 Kelsey-Hayes Sit-Down Strike, 1936 Worker Education

Dates

  • 1936 - 1957

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

.5 Linear Feet (1 MB)

Abstract

Correspondence, clippings, and other items pertaining to Mr. Bishop's tenure as the first UAW Director of Education (1936-37), and his work in the sit-downs in the auto industry (1936-37), including the Flint Sit-Down Strike.

History

Merlin D. Bishop was the first educational director of the United Automobile Workers. He served in this capacity from June 1936 until October 1937 when dismissed by President Homer Martin. Mr. Bishop rejoined the staff on the UAW in 1943.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged in original order.

Acquisition

The papers in this collection were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs by Mr. Bishop and were opened for research in 1966. A small additional quantity was added and the finding aid was rewritten in November of 1981.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in 1966, rewritten in November, 1981.
Title
Guide to the Merlin Bishop Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1966
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 1981-11: Additional materials added and finding aid rewritten.

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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