Monroe S. Causley, Jr. Papers

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.5 linear feet (1 MB)

Papers consist of materials related to the utility strikes that took place in the Saginaw Valley region of Michigan in the late 1930s. The materials consist mostly of news clippings from various local and national newspapers that covered the strikes in some detail. Monroe Causley Jr.’s father was involved in the strikes and was accused of intentionally damaging electrical equipment and utility poles. Transcripts of his court case can be found in the collection. Much of the material was likely used for Causley Jr.’s 1985 book, Power Switches and Power Plays: A Brief History of Utility Strikes in Michigan's Saginaw Valley, 1937-1939.

Collection is unprocessed.

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