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Reuther, Walter Phillip, 1907-1970



Reuther was President of the United Automobile Workers union, and President of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Asia, 1947-1970

 Series 5
Scope and Contents This series contains correspondence, speeches, minutes, biographical information, reports, clippings, conference materials, legislative documents, photographs, maps, and printed material. The records date from 1947 to 1970, but most fall within the period 1955-1970. The records document efforts of U.S. and Asian labor leaders to build free trade union movements in the region during the Post-World-War II and Cold War years. They are particularly valuable in illuminating relations...

Correspondence, 1951-1966

 Series 1
Scope and Contents The correspondence and memos in this series are comprised mainly of materials to and from Goldfinger, with responses frequently attached to the incoming letters. In addition to routine matters, such as information requests and personnel matters, the subjects of these letters reflect Goldfinger's areas of research expertise: automation, unemployment, monetary policy, right-to-work laws, productivity, inflation, East-West trade, and the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development...

International Affairs, 1957-1979

 Series 4
Scope and Contents This series contains correspondence, reports, and clippings that document the activities of George Meany and the Office of the President in the area of international affairs. It spans the years 1957 to 1979, but mostly covers the years 1961-1977. The correspondence in this series is between the President's office and international labor leaders, labor organizations in other countries, foreign labor officials attached to embassies in the United States, American labor leaders, and U.S....

International Affairs Department, General Subject Files, 1945-1955

 Series 4
Scope and Contents

These files are the subject files used by the Department. Files are either a specific country (Sweden), a specific issue (Point IV), or a letter of the alphabet for matters too minor to have their own file. Material in the files include some printed matter but primarily contain correspondence about the issue. The correspondence of a few individuals with a large volume of letters is filed alpabetically by last name.

Latin America and the Caribbean, 1959-1970

 Series 4
Scope and Contents This series contains correspondence, reports, proceedings, clippings, and other printed material. The records document efforts of U.S., Central and South American, and Caribbean labor leaders to build a free trade union movement in the region. The records are particularly valuable in illuminating relations among trade union and government officials and in charting the development of the American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD) and its many educational, housing and financial...

Philip Murray, 1922-1954

 Series 7
Scope and Contents Includes images of Murray from his years of involvement with the United Mine Workers (UMW), as head of the United Steel Workers of America (USWA), 1936-1952, his involvement with the Committee for Industrial Organization, and as the president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), 1940-1952. Other images are of Murray's funeral and various memorial ceremonies such as the memorial in Blantyre, Scotland, Murray's birthplace, and images of the Philip Murray Memorial Foundation...

Subject Files, 1949-1964

 Series 1
Scope and Contents This series contains subject files maintained by Stanley Ruttenberg and include correspondence, reports, news releases, notes and memos, conference materials, minutes. Some files pertain to AFL-CIO departments, committees or executive council, and records that were in CIO files. Files that ran beyond the end of Ruttenberg's term as director reflected director participation in an organization beginning with Ruttenberg and continuing with Goldfinger. Included in the files were drafts...

Walter Reuther, 1942-1975, and undated

 Series 8
Scope and Contents Includes images of Reuther during his career as head of the United Auto Workers (UAW), 1946-1970, as president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), 1952-1955, and as president of the AFL-CIO's Industrial Union Department, 1955-1970. Also included are images of memorial ceremonies and dedications in Reuther's honor, such as the dedication of the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University. Most of the images date from the 1940s through the...

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