Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 338 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Carl Person served as strike secretary during the 1911 to 1915 railroad strike against the Illinois Central and Harriman Lines. He was a writer, editor and distributor of the weekly strike bulletins. He collected the materials included in this collection pertaining to the strike, to his trial for killing a strike-breaker in 1914 and to his expulsion from the International Association of Machinists. The U.S. Commission on Industrial Relations and strike-breaking are among topics included. Among...
Dates: 1910 - 1920
Collection — Box Small Processed Collections: A - Bo, Box 1, Folder: 5
Abstract Carolyn Ashbaugh worked with the Maricopa County Organizing Project and the Centro Adelante Campesino farm worker center in El Mirage, Arizona. Her papers include publications of the Centro Adelante Campesino and a letter to Cesar Chavez from G. L. Sanchez regarding the plight of undocumented workers.
Abstract In 1968, the Citizens' Crusade Against Poverty merged with several other organizations to form the non-profit Center for Community Change (CCC). It began operations by working with six community groups across the United States. The Center provides a wide range of assistance in program and organizational development for local community development groups in low-income communities, both urban and rural. In addition to its drive to promote self-sufficient community organizations in impoverished...
Dates: 1960 - 1979
Collection — Box Small Processed Collections: A - Bo, Box 1, Folder: 6
Abstract This collection consists of transcripts of interviews with Charles Ashleigh (born in 1892) conducted by the Sussex Society for the Study of Labor History in 1973 and 1975. Ashleigh describes his personal experiences with the Industrial Workers of the World and other radical groups in the years prior to and during World War I and the early 1920s.
Dates: 1973; 1975
Abstract This collection consists of correspondence, clippings, press releases and other files created by Charles Baker's public relations agency in Toledo, Ohio. The papers pertain to the agency's work for the United Organized Labor of Ohio in their successful campaign to defeat a proposed right-to-work law in Ohio in 1958.
Dates: 1958 - 1959
Abstract Charles Beckman served as United Auto Workers Local 45 (Fisher Body Plant, Cleveland) president for eighteen consecutive terms. His tenure included the Cleveland plant sit-down strike, which served as a catalyst for the historic Flint sit-down strike of 1936-1937. Beckman's papers reflect his work with Local 45 and its affiliated organizations and, to a lesser degree, his involvement in political and social issues, including civil rights, anti-fascism and anti-war efforts.
Dates: 1933 - 1962; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1960
Abstract As first president of United Auto Workers local 444 (Windsor, Ontario), Charles Brooks served eleven terms. He founded the first industrial credit union in Canada and served as President of the Canadian Council of the UAW and as President of the Cooperative Dwellings Association. The papers of Mr. Brooks reflect his active engagement in civic and community affairs and his work with the UAW.
Dates: 1948 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1968
Abstract As a UAW International representative, Mr. Chiakulas worked in many capacities in the labor movement, including assistant director of the Borg-Warner Department, and coordinator of the AFL-CIO Industrial Union Department. In Chicago he set up one of the successful Community Union centers, working in the ghetto with tenant unions. He was a COPE coordinator and was sent abroad three times by the union to work (through the ICFTU) with labor leaders in Cyprus and Greece. His papers reflect his...
Dates: 1944 - 1968
Collection — Box Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 11
Abstract An active member of the United Auto Workers Local 12 (Dana Corporation-Toledo), Charles Clark held various union offices and was a recipient of the UAW’s Walter Reuther Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Clark’s papers consist primarily of letters to the editor of the Toledo Blade, and reflect his interests in topics such as the Vietnam War, voting rights and unemployment.
Dates: 1963 - 1976
Abstract An active union member, Charles White served as treasurer, president, and administrative head of the Lordstown Credit Union, in various positions in United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 1112 (Lordstown, OH), and as a UAW Community Action Program representative. Mr. White’s papers reflect his work with Local 1112, particularly as the local’s Insurance and Workmen’s Compensation Representative.
Dates: 1968 - 1974
Collection — Box Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 10
Abstract The Chicago Union Printers Baseball Association was founded in the spring of 1908 by members of the Chicago Typographical Union Number 16. In the late summer of 1908, the Chicago team, along with teams from Boston, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Washington, and Pittsburgh participated in the first Union Printers International Baseball League tournament, hosted by New York City. During the course of the league's existence, St. Paul, Detroit, Hamilton (Ontario) joined with the original...
Dates: 1970 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1973
Collection — Box Small Processed Collections: Br - Col, Box 2, Folder: 12-14
Abstract The Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) went through a period of change and growth during the tenure of George T. Guernsey as Associate Director of Education from 1945–1955. Two important events took place when the Taft-Harley Act was enacted in 1947 and the CIO merged with the American Federation of Labor in 1955 to from the AFL-CIO.Department of Education and Research Records reflect its efforts during this seminal period and beyond, to not only educate, inform, and inspire...
Dates: 1945 - 1968
Abstract Material, partially in bound volumes and complete on microfilm (filmed from collections at three separate archives), from the first meeting in 1935 to the last meeting held prior to affiliation with the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in 1955. Minutes are short accounts of decisions and acts made from 1938-1942. Proceedings are verbatim with full texts of reports and resolutions from 1939-1955. These materials reflect the concern of organized labor with union politics, organizations,...
Dates: 1935 - 1955
Abstract Part 1 contains James B. Carey records, secretary-treasurer of the CIO from 1938 to 1955. Mr. Carey served as chairman of the CIO Civil Rights Committee and secretary-treasurer of the Philip Murray Memorial Foundation. He was the CIO representative to many international conferences, held a number of advisory positions with U.S. government agencies, and was on the executive boards of many private organizations. The topics cover a wide range of CIO activities. Among these are attempts to reunite...
Dates: 1935 - 1960
Abstract The Civil Rights Congress was organized in 1935, and, until 1937, aided the cause of labor; protected academic freedom; and attacked police brutality, censorship, the Black Legion, the Ku Klux Klan, fascism, and discrimination. In 1938, its name was changed to the Civil Rights Federation and the group then turned to problems concerning discrimination against blacks and political minorities. The group dissolved in 1955. CRC records cover their early activities; their focus from 1938-1941 on the...
Dates: 1933 - 1963; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1955
Collection — Box Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 12
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, minutes, briefs, and other items from the files of Mr. Hoffman who participated in the sit-down strike in Anderson, Indiana, and served as director of education for UAW Local 663 at the Guide Lamp plant in Anderson. Subjects include factionalism in UAW Local 146 in Anderson, the Employees Association at Guide Lamp, the LaFollette Committee, and efforts by the Metal Polishers International Union Local 52 to represent workers in the Guide Lamp plant. Among the...
Dates: 1934 - 1952; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1938
Abstract Claude Williams served as a minister in various congregations and was active in the labor and civil rights movements. Mr. Williams worked closely with the Southern Tenant Farmers Union (STFU), founded the New Era Training School in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the People’s Institute for Applied Religion (PIAR), served as the national vice president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and as director of Commonwealth College.
Dates: 1929 - 1979
Abstract A founding member of United Auto Workers Local 235, Clayton Fountain served as Associate Editor of the United Automobile Worker. Mr. Fountain’s papers reflect his activities in the labor movement, including the Bell Aircraft strike of 1949, and concern his writing projects, including a published autobiography, Union Guy, which recounts the early days of the UAW and its communist factions.
Dates: 1930 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1948 - 1950
Abstract The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists was founded at a conference in Chicago in 1972 attended by more than 1,200 black union officials and rank-and-file members. By 2001, CBTU counted more than fifty chapters, including one in Ontario, Canada. The organization committed itself to using political action and union organizing campaigns to increase black participation and influence in the labor movement and insure social and economic progress for working people and the poor. The collection...
Dates: 1972 - 1995
Abstract The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) was founded in Chicago in 1974 with the goal of bringing women to the forefront of the workforce as full and equal participants. The records of CLUW document the administration and activities of the national organization and its various chapters undertaken toward this goal. Issues such as affirmative action, pay equity, sex discrimination, child care and family issues, ERA and reproductive freedom are well represented.
Dates: 1972 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1974 - 2001
Abstract Subjects include: working women; politics; job discrimination
Dates: 1974 - 1987