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Alex Barbour Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP000223
Barbour's papers provided insight on his personal and professional activities and affiliations.

Important Subjects: AFL-CIO. Michigan Labor movement UAW

Important Correspondents: Mazey, Emil

Dates

  • 1958 - 1967
  • Majority of material found within 1965 - 1967

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

1.5 Linear Feet (1 MB, 2 OS)

Abstract

Alex Barbour was born in Montreal, Canada on December 12, 1912. He was a resident of Detroit, Michigan from 1923 until 1967. He first became a member of UAW Local 7 when he worked for the Chrysler Corporation Kercheval Avenue Plant in 1937. Throughout his career he served on numerous CIO Community Service Committees. He became Secretary-Treasurer of the Wayne County CIO Council during the years 1948 to 1958 and then served as President of the merged Wayne County AFL-CIO Council from 1958 until his sudden death on February 21, 1967. Barbour’s papers provided insight on his personal and professional activities and affiliations.

History

Alex Barbour was born in Montreal, Canada on December 12, 1912. He was a resident of Detroit, Michigan from 1923 until 1967. He first became a member of UAW Local 7 when he worked for the Chrysler Corporation Kercheval Avenue Plant in 1937. Throughout his career he served on numerous CIO Community Service Committees. He became Secretary-Treasurer of the Wayne County CIO Council during the years 1948 to 1958 and then served as President of the merged Wayne County AFL-CIO Council from 1958 until his sudden death on February 21, 1967.

Arrangement of the Records

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

Acquisition

The Alex Barbour Papers were donated by his wife, Dorothy Barbour, to the Reuther Library on October 27, 1971.

Transfers

Photographs and oversize items, such as resolutions and awards, were transferred to the Reuther's Audiovisual Department. Guides or inventories are available.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written using DACS by Maureen Simari, 2010.
Title
Guide to the Alex Barbour Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Maureen Simari; encoded by Julia Pope.
Date
2010-04-12
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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Detroit MI 48202 USA