Charles Orr Papers

Accession Number: 
LP000246
Extent: 
12.5 linear feet (10 SB, 5 MB)
Date: 
1912-1970, bulk 1950-1970

Charles Orr was an economist who focused on labor from early on in his career, working in several capacities both in the U.S. and Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. In the early 1950s he was research officer for the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) and acting head of the Adult Education Section of UNESCO. In the early 1960s he taught worker education in India, Malaysia, Formosa, Hong Kong and Japan for the International Labor Office. Since 1946, Orr has taught labor education at several American universities and the University of Cardiff in Wales. His main interests have been comparative labor movements in Africa and other developing countries, comparative workers education , and economic growth in developing countries. His papers relate primarily to his activities with the ICFTU and the various publications he authored.

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