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Alfred and Rose Anderson Graphic Materials and Ephemera

Identifier: LAV000602-19760914
Abstract Though collectively titled, the collection is largely that of Alfred Anderson. Mr. Anderson was an active member of Industrial Workers of the World and various Industrial Union locals during the 1920's, including Industrial Union 440. This small collection of artifacts and ephemera reflect his work with the union during that time.
Dates: circa 1919-1930

Alfred and Rose Anderson Papers

Identifier: LP000602
Abstract Though collectively titled, the collection is largely that of Alfred Anderson. Mr. Anderson was an active member of Industrial Workers of the World and various Industrial Union locals during the 1920's. The collection reflects the activities of Industrial Union 440, and the IWW, and particularly the controversies at both the national level and within the Industrial Union 440 during 1924-1925 which ultimately caused Mr. Anderson to withdraw from active union participation.
Dates: 1905 - 1936; Majority of material found within 1924 - 1925

Ben Legere Papers

Identifier: LP000709
Abstract Union activist Benjamin Legere (1887-1972) worked in the theater as an actor, playwright, and director. He participated in both the American and Canadian labor movements as a member of the General Executive Board of the Canadian One Big Union and an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Legere’s papers reflect his activities in the American and Canadian labor movements, California politics and the theater.
Dates: 1906 - 1970

Charles and Jennie Velsek Papers

Identifier: LP001104
Abstract A member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) for over 50 years, Charles Velsek served as secretary of IWW Agricultural Workers Industrial Union (AWIU) Local 110 and, for a brief period, as Chairman of the IWW General Executive Board. Jennie Velsek was an active labor advocate and participated in a number of IWW strikes. The papers of Charles and Jennie Velsek reflect their involvement in the labor movement and the activities of Local 110 in Yakima, Washington.
Dates: 1924 - 1978

Covington Hall Papers

Identifier: LP000174
Abstract A Xerox copy of a draft of Hall's 238-page manuscript, Labor Struggles in the Deep South. The original of this draft is held by the Tulane University Library. In his work, Mr. Hall discusses the labor movement in New Orleans and the Louisiana-Texas area from the pre-Civil War period to the outbreak of World War 1. The role of the IWW is particularly well covered.
Dates: undated

Elaine Rogan and Tor Cedervall Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: O-R, Box 12, Folder: 15
Identifier: LP000200
Abstract The Rogan-Cedarvall papers consist mainly of clippings pertaining to Mr. Cedervall's activities on behalf of the IWW in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dates: circa 1933-1936

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Papers

Identifier: LP000122
Abstract Elizabeth Gurley Flynn joined the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) as a high school student in 1906, but left school a year later to dedicate herself to organizing full time. A gifted and popular speaker, over the next several years she participated in IWW free speech and legal defense fund-raising campaigns and helped organize the Lawrence and Paterson textile strikes. A tireless defender of labor and political agitators facing deportation, Ms. Flynn helped found the ACLU in 1920, only to...
Dates: 1956 - 1964

Eugene Barnett Oral History

 Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 1: A-E, Folder: 3
Identifier: LOH002265
Abstract Eugene Barnett was one of eight IWW members convicted of murder following a raid by American Legionnaires on the Centralia, Washington, IWW hall on Armistice Day 1919. He was jailed from 1920 to 1931. Around 1940, folklorist and IWW activist Ben Legere interviewed Eugene Barnett about his involvement in the 1919 Centralia events. Professor of folklore Archie Green conducted a follow-up interview on the subject with Barnett in 1961. Professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz,...
Dates: 1940 - 1961-06-05

E.W. Latchem Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Processed Collections: La-Le, Box 9, Folder: 10
Identifier: LP000171
Abstract An apprentice glass blower at an early age, E.W. Latchem joined the Industrial Workers of the World in 1912. He helped organize the Agricultural Workers Organization in 1915 and much of his union activity centered around Minnesota. His papers reflect his affiliation with the IWW and labor figures such as Vincent St. John.
Dates: 1915 - 1959

Floyd Hoke-Miller Papers

Identifier: LP000903
Abstract A member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 659, Floyd Hoke-Miller wrote for the Local 659 publication, Searchlight, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) publication, Industrial Worker, and the Council of Industrial Organization (CIO) publication, Auto Worker. Mr. Hoke-Miller’s papers include poems and published articles.
Dates: 1939 - 1977

Frank Cedervall Oral History

Identifier: LOH002321
Abstract Labor historian Patrick Reagan interviewed IWW organizer and orator Frank Cedervall, who was the chief organizer for the Metal and Machinery Workers Industrial Union (MMWIU) and leader of its Cleveland Local 440, from the 1930s through the 1950s, with his brother, Tor. Collection consists of an interview recording. Cedervall discusses the idea, formation, and aims of the IWW, his hopes for the future of the radical labor movement, and to a lesser degree, his experiences with the IWW and MMWIU.
Dates: 1970 - 1979

George Lutzai Papers

Identifier: LP000019
Abstract An early member of the IWW and of UAW Local 314 in Detroit, Mr. Lutzai has long been interested in various radical movements. This collection contains materials on communism and anti-religious movements, as well as humanist, rationalist, and free-thought pamphlets from the 1950's and 1960's. Other periodicals and newspapers have items on the American Civil Liberties Union, Father Charles Coughlin's Social Justice Movement, and problems of senior citizens.
Dates: 1919 - 1965

Goddard Graves Papers

Identifier: LP000644
Abstract Material from his tenure as IWW General Executive Board member.
Dates: 1940 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1971 - 1976

Hagbard M. Edwards Papers

Identifier: LP000525
Abstract Hagbard Edwards was a member of the General Organization Committee of the Industrial Union of Lumber Workers. Mr. Edwards's papers consist of primarily of an autobiography, which describes his childhood in Norway and his experiences as a lumberjack, miner and field hand in the Pacific Northwest.
Dates: 1923 - 1971

Industrial Workers of the World Oral Histories

Identifier: LOH000130
Abstract In 1972 Tracy Dalton interviewed Industrial Workers of the World organizer Herb Edwards. For his book on the IWW, The Centralia Tragedy of 1919: Elmer Smith and the Wobblies, Tom Copeland drew on this interview; in addition, he also interviewed Edwards, as well as other IWW organizers including Lucy Annne Cloud and Julia Ruuttila. Collection consists of four interview transcripts. Herb Edwards (interviewed twice), Lucy Anne Cloud, and Julia Ruuttila share...
Dates: 1972-02-12 - 1972-09-07

Industrial Workers of the World Records

Identifier: LR000130
Abstract The Industrial Workers of the World was founded in 1905 and is a member-run union for all workers. The IWW organizes all workers producing the same goods or services into one union instead of pooling them by skill or trade. Numbered among its members (known popularly as Wobblies) are lumberjacks, miners, farmhands (especially migrant workers), sailors, and workers in textile mills. Since their founding, the IWW has made significant contributions to labor struggles around the world. The union is...
Dates: 1903 - 1996

IWW Detroit/Ann Arbor Branch Records

Identifier: LR000948
Abstract Subjects include: organizing; boycotts
Dates: 1973 - 1982

IWW Minneapolis Branch Records Accession

Identifier: LR000580
Abstract Subjects include: radical pamphlets; union affairs
Dates: 1905 - 1971; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1940

IWW San Francisco Bay Area Branch Records

Identifier: LR001129
Abstract Subjects include: radical publications; union activities
Dates: 1922 - 1981

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 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 — Box: 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

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

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