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Abstract During the 5th National Convention of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) in 1905, the wives, daughters, sisters and mothers of letter carriers also met, forming the National Ladies' Auxiliary. On September 5, 1905, seventy-two women attended the founding meeting, unanimously electing Nellie Heffelfinger of Los Angeles as the first president. The organization existed to provide a social network for Auxiliary members and their families, pursue charitable work, and affect...
Dates: 1905 - 1994
Abstract The national position of City Delivery Director of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) was created in 1972 to focus on all organizational activities relating to city delivery service, including grievances, training programs, and policies and regulations. Records in this collection reflect the activities of two directors: Gustave J. Johnson, the first City Delivery Director, and his successor, Joseph H. Johnson. The majority of the materials relate to grievances and arbitration...
Dates: 1957 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1972 - 1985
Abstract The Department of Research and Education (R & E) developed to provide information and educational materials for officers and members of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC). R & E, under the director F. John Miller, not only produced and distributed information in the form of manuals, handbooks, and guides, but aimed to develop, expand, and continually improve a collection of educational and training material to support NALC departments and research projects, and assist in...
Dates: 1968 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1977 - 1985
Abstract The position of executive assistant to the president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) assumes duties and responsibilities that address the needs and requirements of the existing NALC president. F. John Miller held the position of executive assistant to President Vincent R. Sombrotto from 1984 to 2002, and later President William H. Young from 2002 until 2005. After earning a graduate and doctoral degree in history from the University of Minnesota, and a law degree from...
Dates: 1889 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1984 - 1999
Abstract Letter Carriers answered a call to meet in Milwaukee in 1889, with the intention to form a national association to ensure improved salaries, better working conditions, and greater security for letter carriers and their families. The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) continues its efforts while representing over 300,000 active and retired city letter carriers from 2,500 branches across the country.
Dates: 1860 - 2009
Abstract The National Association of Letter Carriers’ Information Center, located at NALC headquarters in Washington, DC, is the result of efforts by NALC research director F. John Miller to create a collection of material to support research activities and meet the information and educational needs of the officers and staff. The information center works to gather and disseminate current information, consolidate and preserve historic documents, and to support NALC research initiatives. This collection...
Dates: 1889 - 2016; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2016
Abstract The constitutional amendment creating the Office of the Executive Vice President for the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) was approved by the delegates of the 48th Biennial Convention in 1972. The collection contains the records of the second and third officers to hold this position, Tony Huerta (1976-1986) and Francis J. Conners (1986-1998).
Dates: 1965 - 1997; Majority of material found within 1976 - 1997
Abstract J. Joseph Vacca was elected the 15th president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) at the 50th Biennial Convention in 1976, with his official term beginning in January of 1977. Vacca began his career in the Post Office Department at Branch No. 40 in Cleveland in 1948. Moving quickly through the ranks, Vacca served as station representative and branch president before being elected national assistant secretary-treasurer in 1968, vice president in 1972, and executive vice...
Dates: 1966 - 1979; Majority of material found within 1976 - 1979
Abstract James H. Rademacher was elected the 14th president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) at the 46th Biennial Convention in 1968 and held that position until 1976. Rademacher was born into a family of letter carriers, and began his career as a temporary substitute carrier in 1941. During his time at Branch No. 1 in Detroit, Rademacher entered into union activity by accepting the job of station representative. From there, Rademacher served as Branch secretary, then president,...
Dates: 1950 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1977
Abstract Vincent R. Sombrotto was elected the 16th president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) in 1978, serving nearly 24 years until his retirement in December 2002. Bolstered by the rank and file movement in the early 1970s, Sombrotto was overwhelmingly elected president following the adoption of reforms he advocated to make the union leadership more responsive to its members. His accomplishments included wage increases, improving working conditions, passing reform of the Hatch...
Dates: 1971 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1979 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1996 - 2002
Abstract During the 40th Biennial Convention of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) in 1956, delegates approved a plan to reorganize the administration, resulting in the elimination of the treasurer position, and the formation of a secretary-treasurer who would assume the duties of both offices. Other responsibilities now under the new secretary-treasurer position included supervision of regional offices, maintaining and publishing a record of all proceedings, overseeing funds, and...
Dates: 1921 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1971 - 1995
Abstract The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Office of the Vice President primarily contains the records of Francis J. Conners, who during his tenure as vice president served under Presidents J. Joseph Vaccan and Vincent R. Sombrotto from 1976 until his election as national executive vice president in 1986.
Dates: 1968 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1986
Abstract The oral history chronicles Mason’s life and career, beginning with his early years in Massachusetts, participation in WWII, education at Boston University and, then the University of Michigan where he received his doctorate in history and learned about archival work at what would become the Bentley Historical Library. The interview also explores the collections he acquired, the archival education program he established, the universities, state governments, labor unions, and foundations that...
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 4: Sm-T, Folder: 2
Abstract In 2006, Mike Smith interviewed Vincent Sombrotto, a letter carrier and later a long-serving president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) from 1978 through 2002. Collection consists of the interview transccript. Sombrotto covers his personal life and career with National Association of Letter Carriers, especially his leadership, as New York City branch president, of the 1970 wildcat strike and the subsequent rank-and-file movement that elected him national president.
Abstract The Vertical Files Collection is comprised of newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets, public relations materials, and other ephemera related to the Reuther Library’s urban affairs and labor collections.
Dates: 1920 - 2011; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2000
- Labor 9
- Letter carriers 4
- Collective bargaining 2
- Fair Labor Standards Act 2
- Labor unions 2
- Oral histories 2
- African American labor union members 1
- Air Traffic Controllers' Strike, U.S., 1981 1
- Arbitration, Industrial 1
- Archives -- Administration 1
- Civil rights 1
- Collective labor agreements 1
- Contract negotiations 1
- Grievance arbitration 1
- Grievance procedures 1
- Labor movement 1
- Labor unions -- History 1
- Lobbying 1
- Local elections 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Newsletters 1
- Pensions 1
- Political Action 1
- Politics, Practical 1
- Postal Service -- United States 1
- Postal service --Employees 1
- Publications 1
- Retirees 1
- Social security 1
- Social security reform 1
- Taxation 1
- Transcripts 1
- Violence in the workplace 1
- Wildcat strikes 1 ∧ view less
- United States Postal Service 3
- AFL-CIO 2
- AFSCME 2
- Air Line Pilots Association 2
- American Federation of Teachers 2
- Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 2
- Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (U.S.) 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 2
- Service Employees International Union 2
- Sombrotto, Vincent 2
- American Civil Liberties Union 1
- American Postal Workers Union 1
- Bentley Historical Library 1
- Bieber, Owen 1
- Bolger, William F. 1
- Boston University 1
- Civil Service Retirement System (U.S.) 1
- Clinton, Bill, 1946- 1
- Conners, Francis J. 1
- Fetzer Institute 1
- Fritschler, A. Lee 1
- Giaimo, Robert N. 1
- Gildea, James C. 1
- Hatch Act 1
- Industrial Workers of the World 1
- Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit 1
- Jones, Louis (Louis E.) 1
- Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009 1
- Magnuson, Warren G. (Warren Grant) 1
- Mason, Philip P. (Philip Parker Mason) 1
- McGregor Fund 1
- Miller, F. John 1
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Detroit Branch 1
- National Association of Letter Carriers. Ladies Auxiliary (U.S.) 1
- Prismatic Club. Detroit, Mich. 1
- Rademacher, James H. 1
- Reagan, Ronald (Ronald Wilson), 1911-2004 1
- Ruth Mott Foundation 1
- Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 1
- Society of American Archivists 1
- Society of Women Engineers 1
- United Farm Workers 1
- United States. National Labor Relations Board 1
- University of Michigan 1
- Vacca, J. Joseph 1
- Wayne State University 1
- Wayne State University. Press 1 ∧ view less
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