John Eldon Papers

Accession Number: 
LP000192
Extent: 
1 linear foot (1 MB, 2 OS)
Date: 
1883-1959

Knights of Labor traveling card (1883) and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings (1938-40 and 1947-59) collected by Mr. Eldon, who was a member of Briggs Local 212 of Detroit and was on the staff of the Education Department of the UAW International (1937-40), and International representative to the Canadian Region of the UAW (1940-59). Subjects include UAW organizing and negotiations; NLRB and labor legislation; Briggs and Chrysler strikes (1939), Father Coughlin; Homer Martin and UAW factionalism; Canadian labor (1947-49); and Nikita Khrushchev's visit to the U.S. (1959).

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