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Carolyn Forrest Papers

 Collection
Identifier: LP001594
The Carolyn Forrest Papers consists of correspondence, publicity, speeches and printed material documenting important milestones in her career with the UAW as well as prestigious appointments and honors and awards she received, some for her achievements as one of a small number of female labor leaders in the United States.

Dates

  • 1974 - 1999

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

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

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 MB)

Abstract

Carolyn Forrest began working at JR Winter Company, which she helped organize for the United Auto Workers (UAW). In 1967 Forrest joined the international staff of Region 1E as the first female servicing representative in the UAW and ten years later was appointed an administrative assistant by UAW President Douglas Fraser. In 1993 she was elected an International Vice President. Forest retired from the UAW in 1998.

History

Carolyn Forrest was born in Tennessee on July 29, 1932. She moved to Michigan with her husband in 1953 and in 1957, with three small children, began working at JR Winter Company, which she helped organize for the United Auto Workers. In 1967 she joined the international staff of Region 1E as the first female servicing representative in the UAW and ten years later was appointed an administrative assistant by UAW President Douglas Fraser. In 1993 she was elected an International Vice President. She retired from the UAW in 1998.

Arrangement

Materials arranged in alphabetical order.

Acquisition

The papers of Carolyn Forrest were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs by Ms. Forrest in January of 2003.

Related Material

UAW International Executive Board Oral Histories

Transfers

Some photographs and video and audio tapes received with the papers have been placed in the Archives Audiovisual Department.

Processing History

Finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in October 2004.
Title
Guide to the Carolyn Forrest Papers
Status
completed
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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