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Joe Hill Papers

Identifier: LP001154
Abstract The Joe Hill Collection was given to the Archives by King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden when he visited in April of 1976. This small collection includes mostly late correspondence.
Dates: 1915 - 1916

John Beffel Papers

Identifier: LP000561
Abstract Mr. Beffel served as a reporter, writer, editor, and publicist. He edited manuscripts of Slim Brundage, Joseph Cohen, Paul Crouch, Harry Kelly, Walter Marshall, Rose Pesotta, Voline, and Vincenzo Vocirca; and did publicity work for the Workers Defense League. In addition to the manuscripts, the collection includes correspondence, drafts, notes, and clippings which deal with the Carlo Tresca Memorial Committee, anarchists, communism, the Joe Hill case, the IWW, and the League for Mutual Aid....
Dates: 1943 - 1954

John Oneka Papers

Identifier: LP000015
Abstract John Oneka, a former member of the IWW, was a member of UAW Local 235 at the Chevrolet Gear and Axle Plant. At various times he served as its president, trustee, and Shop Committee chairman. The papers include some of the Shop Committee minutes for 1937-46 and materials on political matters, the IWW, Medicare, and other union concerns. Among the correspondents are John Dingell and Philip Hart.
Dates: 1937 - 1964

John Panzner Papers

Identifier: LP000009
Abstract Mr. Panzner began his labor career with the IWW in the far west, organizing mine and agricultural workers. For his work with the IWW, he was sentenced to Leavenworth Federal Prison. After his release, he returned to Detroit and was active in the early development of the UAW. Among his papers are materials on labor relations at Chrysler Corporation and Ford Motor Company and some pamphlets on social reform, including a description of the case which resulted in his imprisonment.
Dates: 1922 - 1938

John Walsh Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 2-3
Identifier: LP001145
Abstract John Walsh was a member of various labor unions, and served as strike committee chairman in the International Longshoreman’s Association, and as an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Mr. Walsh’s papers consist of correspondence between himself and his brother, Joseph Walsh. The letters convey Joseph Walsh’s observations about the Depression and the events leading up to World War II, and describe the working conditions of laborers, particularly that of miners, and the...
Dates: 1919 - 1936

Joseph P. Conlin Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Com-Cr, Box 3, Folder: 2
Identifier: LP000737
Abstract A Professor of History and author of several books concerning the Industrial Workers of the World, Joseph Conlin’s papers document his study of the history of the organization and correspondence with members of the IWW.
Dates: 1965 - 1979

Lawrence Gracia Papers

Identifier: LP001105
Abstract Author Lawrence Gracia was a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Mr. Gracia’s papers consist of unpublished manuscripts of stories relating the principles of IWW and the struggles of its members.
Dates: 1930 - 1940

Marie and David Ingar Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: I-K, Box 8, Folder: 4
Identifier: LP000642
Abstract Subjects include: IWW; eulogy of David Ingar
Dates: 1972

Mary Heaton Vorse Papers

Identifier: LP000190
Abstract Literary manuscripts and related papers, correspondence, daily notes and journals, reference and research material, notes, clippings, pamphlets, personal and family papers, and memorabilia, collected by Mrs. Vorse, writer, labor journalist, and social critic of the U.S. She also covered strikes, civil and labor disturbances, wars, revolutions, and political upheavals in other parts of the world. From the textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts (1912) to the textile strike in Henderson, North...
Dates: 1841 - 1966

Matilda Robbins Papers

Identifier: LP000143
Abstract Manuscripts (articles and stories), clippings, correspondence, personal papers, and photographs collected by Mrs. Robbins, who was a labor organizer and writer for the IWW from 1912 until her death in 1963. Subjects include the Paterson N.J. Silk Strike.
Dates: 1919 - 1963

Matthew and Elizabeth Serviss Fox Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: E-F, Box 5, Folder: 16
Identifier: LP000583
Abstract Matthew and Elizabeth Serviss Fox were both members of the IWW. Mrs. Fox served as the secretary-treasurer, William D. Haywood's secretary during his tenure. These papers consist of three letters Haywood wrote to Elizabeth Serviss Fox during his appeals process and subsequent flight to Russia.
Dates: 1918; 1921

Mellie and Herbert S. Calvert Papers

Identifier: LP000778
Abstract As a delegate of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Herbert Calvert served on the Organization Committee chartered by the Soviet Council of Labor and Defense to form the Siberian industrial labor colony known as the Autonomous Industrial Colony of Kuzbas. As president of the American Committee of Kuzbas Mr. Calvert recruited American skilled workers and artisans for the colony. The papers of Herbert and Mellie Calvert consist primarily of an unpublished manuscript written by Mr. and Ms....
Dates: 1920 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1921 - 1926

Minnie F. Corder Papers

Identifier: LP000514
Abstract A member of the Industrial Workers of the World, Minnie Corder's papers include an unpublished autobiographical novel which addresses themes of the garment industry, immigration, migrant labor, socialism, unions, and the Great Depression.
Dates: 1971

Moses Alexander Papers

Identifier: LP001678
Abstract The papers in the Moses Alexander Collection consist of photocopies of the Idaho governor's correspondence relating to the suppression of the Industrial Workers of the World and to labor unrest in the mining, timber, and farming industries of northern Idaho.
Dates: 1917 - 1918

Nicolaas Steelink Papers

Identifier: LP000140
Abstract Mr. Steelink was an IWW member convicted of criminal syndicalism in the California trials of 1920. He was a contributor for many years to the IWW paper, Industrial Worker, under the pseudonym, Ennaes Ellae. The collection is comprised of personal correspondence, including letters written during his imprisonment in San Quentin, and deals with the IWW, the trials and imprisonment, San Quentin, William Haywood's departure for Russia, civil rights, and economic questions. Correspondents include...
Dates: 1912 - 1953

Paul Hering Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 9
Identifier: LP000669
Abstract Paul Hering was a cutter in the textile industry and an organizer for the IWW. His papers consist of several membership cards and his organizing credentials.
Dates: 1912 - 1969

Philip Taft Papers

Identifier: LP000495
Abstract Labor historian Philip Taft authored various books on economics and labor history, including The History of Labor in the U.S. 1896-1932, which he co-authored with Selig Perlman, and was a founding editor of the journal, Labor History. An early member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Mr. Taft served on the IWW Organization Committee. Mr. Taft’s papers concern his research on the labor movement, particularly regarding the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial...
Dates: 1955 - 1972

Richard B. Tussey Papers

Identifier: LP001065
Abstract Richard B. Tussey served in the Cleveland labor movement as an organizer, educator, editor, negotiator and administrator, for various organizations, including the Socialist Labor Party, the Metal and Machine Workers Industrial Union, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), the Mechanics Educational Society of America (MESA) and the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen, later known as the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW). Mr. Tussey’s papers document the activities of the...
Dates: 1940 - 1981

Richard Ellington Papers

Identifier: LP001562
Abstract Richard Ellington was a typographer and typesetter and member of the Industrial Workers of the World. Born in Seattle, WA, he moved to New York after his discharge from the army. Through his interest in science fiction, he became involved with sci-fi fan groups where he met his wife as well as other libertarian/anarchists. He joined the IWW in 1955, as a group effort to revive the organization and served on the Executive Board numerous times. In the mid 1960s, Ellington and his family move to...
Dates: 1949-1993; Majority of material found within 1971 - 1989

Robert Rossi Papers

Identifier: LP002132
Abstract Robert Rossi was a union organizer who worked with the IWW and the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU) in the 1970s and 1980s. He was also involved with Students for a Democratic Society during the Vietnam War. His papers show the IWW’s efforts to organize and secure a contract for the workers at an Ann Arbor bookstore called the University Cellar in 1979. There are also materials about organization and negotiation efforts by the ILGWU for Pennsylvania garment workers....
Dates: 1969 - 1989

Samuel Krieger Papers

Identifier: LP001616
Abstract Samuel Krieger was born in Russia on August 20, 1902. Mr. Krieger came to the United States at age two and grew up in New York and New Jersey. He graduated from grammar school and went to work in the aircraft industry. Mr. Krieger was a member and recruiter for the Industrial Workers of the World. He served as an international representative for the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers. In 1953 he began work as an organizer and business agent for the International Brotherhood...
Dates: 1926 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1983

Tatsuro Nomura Papers

Identifier: LP000736
Abstract Contains books and articles regarding IWW translated from Japanese.
Dates: 1920 - 1973

Twentieth Century Trade Union Woman: Vehicle for Social Change Oral Histories

Identifier: LOH002227
Abstract In the 1970s, the Program on Women and Work, a unit of the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations (ILIR), a jointly administered body of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, coordinated an oral history project to document the lives and work of women active in the labor movement from 1900 through 1970. Joyce L. Kornbluh of ILIR served as project director. Many interviewers conducted interviews with participants across the United State. This project, "The Twentieth...
Dates: 1971 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1979

Utah Phillips Papers

Identifier: LP002405
Abstract Bruce Duncan Phillips (1935-2008), better known as Utah Phillips, was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 15, 1935. He became well known as a folk singer, performer, storyteller, poet, radio host, and activist beginning in the late 1960s and continued to be a prominent figure in the American folk and labor communities for the following four decades. He was a staple of folk festivals, a perennial touring musician, and ultimately became one of the distinguished elders of the folk music community. He...
Dates: 1915 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1968 - 2008

Walter Westman Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 7
Identifier: LP001103
Abstract As a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Walter Westman served as secretary of the IWW General Defense Committee, as IWW General Secretary-Treasurer, and was active as an organizer. Mr. Westman’s papers are composed of membership cards documenting his involvement in the IWW.
Dates: 1921 - 1963

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