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WJBK-TV Collection: Walter Reuther's FBI Files

 Collection
Identifier: UR001359

Scope and Content

The WJBK-TV Collection: Walter Reuther's FBI Files consists of the FBI FOIA release files and related correspondence concerning Walter P. Reuther. The files were released by the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and were then obtained by WJBK-TV Inc. under the direction of WJBK-TV Inc. reporter, William J. Gallagher, in 1987. The majority of the FBI files contain records concerning an internal security investigation of Walter Reuther and the United Auto Workers (UAW) between 1940 and 1970. Additional FBI files relate to a Security of Government Employees investigation of Walter Reuther between 1965 and 1967 when Reuther was an applicant for a position with the State Department, as well as to a background investigation of Walter Reuther, which was conducted at the request of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy between 1953 and 1964, when Reuther was under consideration to be a member of the committee in order to study the peacetime uses of atomic energy. Correspondence records relating to these FBI FOIA release files were created in1986 and 1987, and are largely between William J. Gallagher and either Robert J. Walsh, Chief of the Freedom of Information/Privacy Office, or Emil P. Moschella, Chief of the Freedom of Information-Privacy Acts Section, Records Management Division.

Important Subjects: Freedom of Information Act ( United States) United Auto Workers (UAW) United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation WJBK-TV (Television station : Detroit, Mich.) Important Names: Gallagher, William J. Moschella, Emil P. Reuther, Walter P. Walsh, Robert J., Jr.

Dates

  • 1940 - 1987
  • Majority of material found within 1942 - 1966

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.

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.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 SB)

Overview

The WJBK-TV Collection: Walter Reuther's FBI Files consists of the FBI FOIA release files and related correspondence concerning Walter P. Reuther. The files were released by the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and were then obtained by WJBK-TV Inc. under the direction of WJBK-TV Inc. reporter, William J. Gallagher, in 1987. The majority of the FBI files contain records concerning an internal security investigation of Walter Reuther and the United Auto Workers (UAW) between 1940 and 1970. Additional FBI files relate to a Security of Government Employees investigation of Walter Reuther between 1965 and 1967 when Reuther was an applicant for a position with the State Department, as well as to a background investigation of Walter Reuther, which was conducted at the request of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy between 1953 and 1964, when Reuther was under consideration to be a member of the committee in order to study the peacetime uses of atomic energy. Correspondence records relating to these FBI FOIA release files were created in 1986 and 1987, and are largely between William J. Gallagher and either Robert J. Walsh, Chief of the Freedom of Information/Privacy Office, or Emil P. Moschella, Chief of the Freedom of Information-Privacy Acts Section, Records Management Division.

Arrangement of the Records

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

The WJBK-TV Collection: Walter Reuther's FBI Files were deposited at the Reuther by William J. Gallagher of WJBK-TV Inc. on April 18, 1988.

Related Material

Reuther Collection: UAW President's Office: Walter P. Reuther Records.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Julia Teran on October 21, 2014.
Title
Guide to the WJBK-TV Collection: Walter Reuther's FBI Files
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Julia Teran; encoded by Julia Teran .
Date
2014-10-21
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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