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UAW Region 2 Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000735

Scope and Content

The records of UAW Region 2 consist of correspondence, minutes, clippings, newsletters, reports, financial records, wage data, grievances, and contracts. Most of the files pertain to the relations between UAW locals and companies in the region; a few relate to civic and labor programs in the Cleveland area.

Dates

  • 1941 - 1985

Creator

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.

History

UAW Region 2 was organized in 1939 with jurisdiction over locals in northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania. By the late sixties, Region 2 had 70,000 members, nearly 50,000 of whom were in the Cleveland area, site of the regional headquarters.

Extent

29 Linear Feet (29 SB)

Language

English

Abstract

Subjects include: UAW organization in northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania; Cleveland labor movement; UAW Locals 32, 70, 161, 217, 463, 486, 725, 1250, 1260; Kohler strike; employment discrimination

Arrangement

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

Acquisition

The records of UAW Region 2 were deposited at the Reuther Library.

Transfers

A number of local union newspapers and contracts have been placed in the Archives Library.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Title
UAW Region 2 Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
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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