Irving Richter Papers

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Irving Richter served as president of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) Lodge 139 of the American Federation of Government Employees while employed by the FERA, which would later become the Works Progress Administration. Mr. Richter also served as an economist with the US Labor Department, and as the legislative representative and director of political action in the United Auto Workers-Congress of Industrial Organizations (UAW-CIO) Washington D.C. office. Mr. Richter was a member of the anti-Reuther caucus of the UAW and was dismissed from the UAW, having been identified by Walter Reuther as a Communist.

Mr. Richter’s papers document his career in the labor movement and as an academic, and reflect his research in the postwar history of the labor movement. Part two of Richter's papers contain copies of his articles for “Behind Washington Headlines” and research files, consisting of notes, articles and clippings, for his writings

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