Among her papers are correspondence, journals, manuscripts, poetry and a series of assignments for writing classes she took from 1985 to 1988. Many of these assignments were stories from her experiences and her childhood.
This collection also contains items of Mortimer's retained by Ms. Stewart, such as correspondence, letters to newspapers and editors, letters to fellow members of CIO and strike newsletters from the 1940s. Included in this series is a notebook, speeches, reports and a corrected draft of his book "Organize!". Finally, there is a series of papers dealing with long time family friends, Henry and Dorothy Kraus. These papers include correspondence and autographed early drafts of Henry's books The Many and the Few, and In the City.
The papers mainly reflect Ms. Stewart's correspondence with family, friends, associates and her writings on various subjects.
Important subjects covered in this collection are:
Organization of auto and aircraft industries
Among the important correspondents are:
Henry and Dorothy Kraus
Series 1: Irma M. Stewart, 1930-1988:
Announcements, Cards, Correspondence, Family Items, Journals, Poetry, Scrapbook and Writings. There are also writings relating to Ms. Stewart's relationship with grassroots politician Margaret Wright.
Series 2: Wyndham Mortimer, 1939-1964:
Agreement between UAW and North American Aviation, Clippings, Correspondence, Decision of NLRB, Gonco Manufacturing, History of UAW Local 887, Reports, Songs
and Speeches, Items on Bob Travis and Writings.
Series 3: Henry and Dorothy Kraus, 1939-1984:
Correspondence and Writings