Holgate Young Papers

Accession Number: 
LP000546
Extent: 
25.25 linear feet (34 MB, 8 SB, 1 OS)
Date: 
1948-1975, bulk 1955-1975

Holgate Young served in various capacities in several labor organizations throughout his career. In the 1950s he worked as the UAW Local 6, International Harvester Division Financial Secretary, AFSCME Wisconsin Field Representative, and International Association of Machinists Education Director. In the 1960s & 70s, Young held positions as the CWA Education Coordinator and AFT Washington D.C. Workers Education Local 189 Education Chairman.

Part I of his papers reflects his work with AFSCME and the UAW. It includes caucus leaflets for local union elections, newsletters, financial reports, company letters to all employees, minutes and clippings from UAW Local 6 (International Harvester Co., Melrose Park, Illinois) from 1948-55. From the State, County, Municipal Employees of Kenosha, Wisconsin, there are newsletters, notes on bargaining, contracts, and grievances from twenty-five locals, and educational and miscellaneous material (1956-57).

Part II of his papers reflects his work with the IAM, AFT, and CWA as well as his interest in labor education.

Part III of the Holgate Young Papers reflect Young’s many labor-related interests, and focus on his work with the UAW, IAM, CWA, AFT, and AFGE, among other labor organizations. The collection includes records relating to the many offices within the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as records for AFGE Local 12, UAW Local 6, AFT Workers’ Education Local 189, CWA, and IAM.

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