Victor G. Reuther Papers

Accession Number: 
LP000002_VGR
Extent: 
42 linear feet, 1 TF (82 MB, 1 SB)
Date: 
1890-1980, bulk 1928-1980

Victor Reuther began his UAW career as an organizer for Local 174 in 1937, the same year he participated in the Flint Sit-Down Strike. In the 1940s he moved up to the UAW national organization, serving in several leadership positions culminating in the directorship of the International Affairs Office from which he retired in 1972. His papers reflect his work with the UAW, especially relating to international community organizations. The material in the collections was originally used by Reuther in writing his book, The Brothers Reuther, published in 1976. Subjects include: International Metalworkers Federation; International Confederation of Free Trade Unions; Amerian Institute for Free Labor Development; UAW factionalism; and the UAW break with the AFL-CIO.

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