Hugh Thompson Papers

Accession Number: 
LP000035
Extent: 
.5 linear feet (1 MB, 1 OS folder, 1 Scrapbook)
Date: 
1936-1950

Mr. Thompson was an organizer for the AFL, the Steel Workers Organizing Committee, and was one of the first paid organizers for the UAW. He was active for the UAW in the Anderson, Indiana, area in early 1937, and directed the strike against General Motors in Oshawa, Ontario, in the spring of 1937. These events are particularly well documented in the collection. Correspondents include George Addes, Francis Dillon, Richard Frankensteen, John L. Lewis, Homer Martin, Philip Murray, David McDonald, Walter Reuther, and R.J. Thomas. An oral history interview with Mr. Thompson is available.

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