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Olga Hrabar Papers

Identifier: LP000313

Scope and Content

The papers of Olga Hrabar reflect the activities and concerns of the women's auxiliaries at a local level. Membership records, minute books and financial records document and demonstrate the organizational structure of an individual auxiliary.

Series Description:

Series I, General Files, 1941-1985: Correspondence, clippings, records and printed material related to the activities of Auxiliary 233-Local 600. Some items relate to national union activity.

Series II, Bound Material, 1943-1982: Financial records of Auxiliary 233-Local 600, and scrapbooks recording Auxiliary 233 achievements. Some scrapbooks relate to war effort.


  • 1941 - 1985
  • Majority of material found within 1941 - 1971


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.

Materials must be used on-site. Two business days advance notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, fragile condition of the material, or by the donor. No use of original audiovisual materials will be allowed; access copies will be made available for viewing.


Refer to Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.


Olga Hrabar was an active participant in early strike activities and the organizational growth of the UAW Women's Auxiliaries. She joined Auxiliary 233-Local 600 in 1942. Her husband, Michael Hrabar, held various offices in UAW Local 600, and she became an official of the auxiliary as president of Auxiliary 233. During World War II she participated in fund raising activities to purchase jeeps and ambulances for the war effort. She was an active auxiliary member until 1982 when Auxiliary 233 was dissolved.


6.5 Linear Feet (2 MB, 4 OS)


President of Auxiliary 233-Local 600, Olga Hrabar was an active participant in early strike activities and the organizational growth of United Auto Workers (UAW) Women's Auxiliaries. Ms. Hrabar's papers reflect the activities of the women's auxiliaries at a local level and document the organizational structure of an individual auxiliary. Correspondents include Coretta Scott King, Emil Mazey, and Leonard Woodcock.

Arrangement of the Records

Material arranged in 2 series - Series 1 (Boxes 1-2), and Series 2 (Boxes 2-6).

Materials are arranged alphabetically by type of material.


The papers of Olga Hrabar were deposited in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in June and July of 1986 by Mrs. Hrabar.


Numerous photographs relating to the women's auxiliaries, 1 poster relating to the "Ford Hunger March and Textile Film", and some 3D items, including an auxiliary cape and cap have been placed in the Archives Audiovisual Collection.

Processing History

Finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in November 1988.


Guide to the Olga Hrabar Collection Papers
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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