James Poland Papers

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1 linear foot, 2 scrapbooks

A long-time employee of Bendix Corporation in South Bend, Indiana, Mr. Poland was an early member and officer of Federal Labor Union 18347, which later became UAW Local 9. He was also active in establishing an international union of auto workers. In the late 1930s and early 1940s, he served as an International representative for the UAW in the Indiana-Illinois area. Subjects covered are formation of the UAW, the Homer Martin factional struggle, and early years of Local 9. Correspondents include George Addes, Richard Frankensteen, John L. Lewis, Homer Martin, and Walter Reuther.

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