Merlin Bishop Papers
Important subjects covered in this collection: Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1936-37 Kelsey-Hayes Sit-Down Strike, 1936 Worker Education
- 1936 - 1957
- Bishop, Merlin D., 1907- (Person)
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.
.5 Linear Feet (1 MB)
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.
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.
Folders are arranged in original order.
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.
Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in 1966, rewritten in November, 1981.
- Guide to the Merlin Bishop Papers
- Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- 1981-11: Additional materials added and finding aid rewritten.