UAW President's Office: Walter P. Reuther Records

Accession Number: 
LR000261
Userestrict: 
Restrictions: Series VII, Subseries C: Case Files, Boxes 277-285: Researchers are required to sign a Restricted Use Statement which precludes the use of names and other personal information which could lead to the identification of individuals. These case files may not be photocopied.
Extent: 
351 linear feet (572 MB, 65 SB) 3 scrapbooks 1 cardfile
Date: 
1933-1970, bulk 1946-1970

Walter Reuther's official files reflect all phases of his career as president, UAW West Side Local 174 (1936); UAW Executive Board member (1936); director, UAW General Motors Department (1939-48); UAW vice-president (1942-46); UAW president (1946-70); president, ClO (1952-55); vice-president, AFL-CIO (1955-67); and president, AFL-CIO Industrial Union Department (1955-67). The records also document Mr. Reuther's work on numerous governmental boards and agencies and many public institutions. The collection contains material on his work in civil rights, politics, poverty programs, medical care, and other social concerns. Other topics include collective bargaining, political action by labor, defense production, government and labor, workers' education, and most other areas of interest to labor. The collection contains correspondence with major political leaders in the U.S. and abroad, leaders in the U.S. and foreign labor movements, and with many other public figures.

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