Heber Blankenhorn Papers

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7.5 linear feet (13 MB, 2 OS, 1 scrapbook)

Mr. Blankenhorn was assistant city editor of the New York Evening Sun; co-director of the Bureau of Industrial Research; publicity director for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers; foreign correspondent for Labor; aide to Senator Robert Wagner in the passage of the NLRA and a staff member for the first two National Labor boards and the LaFollette Committee; director of the UAW investigation into the shootings of Victor and Walter Reuther; and finally returned as a correspondent for Labor. Correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, and other material gathered by Mr. Blankenhorn cover early NLRB activities; the LaFollette Committee; steel and auto unionization; the use of private detectives by the auto industry in the 1930s; the Inter-Church World Movement and the Steel Strike of 1919; the Reuther shootings; and the Spanish Civil War. Correspondents include Robert LaFollette, Jr., John L. Lewis, Walter Reuther, Estes Kefauver, and Peter Blume.

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