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Michael Hrabar Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001281
Michael Hrabar was a member of UAW Local 600's Tool and Die Unit. An active member of the local (at one time the largest UAW local in the country), Hrabar held various offices within the organization. He served as a delegate to the Local 600 General Council, ran for vice-president of the local in 1944, and also ran to become a member of the local's Bargaining Committee in 1966. He completed UAW leadership training in civil rights, civil liberties, and human relations in 1960. In 1952 and 1954 Hrabar was accused of being a member of the Communist Party during hearings of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. His wife, Olga Hrabar, was president of Local 600's women's auxiliary. This collection consists mostly of materials accumulated by Hrabar about different candidates running for offices within Local 600 as well as the positions of various interest groups within the local. Local 600 was one of the most liberal and outspoken UAW locals and there are many examples of the local's opposition to Walter Reuther's leadership as president of the UAW. There are several unofficial publications by Local 600's different interest groups, with clippings, photos, and memorabilia making up the rest of the collection.

Dates

  • 1944 - 1974
  • Majority of material found within 1949 - 1969

Creator

Language of Materials

Material primarily in English; one item in Polish.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

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

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 SB)

History

Michael Hrabar was a member of UAW Local 600's Tool and Die Unit. An active member of the local (at one time the largest UAW local in the country), Hrabar held various offices within the organization. He served as a delegate to the Local 600 General Council, ran for vice-president of the local in 1944, and also ran to become a member of the local's Bargaining Committee in 1966. He completed UAW leadership training in civil rights, civil liberties, and human relations in 1960. In 1952 and 1954 Hrabar was accused of being a member of the Communist Party during hearings of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. His wife, Olga Hrabar, was president of Local 600's women's auxiliary.

Arrangement

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

Acquisition

The Michael Hrabar Papers were first deposited at the Reuther Library on July 7, 1986.

Related Material

Olga Hrabar Papers

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Jared Natzke on June 26, 2012.
Title
Guide to the Michael Hrabar Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Jared Natzke.
Date
2012-06-26
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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