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Collection Number: 04642

Collection Title: Clyde Johnson Papers, 1930s-1990

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Size 32.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 4400 items)
Abstract Clyde Johnson was a union organizer, carpenter, and writer. The collection documents his involvement with various unions, most affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), and his research into several industries that have an impact on organized labor, especially housing, construction, timber, and logging. Of note are materials related to organizing campaigns and strikes conducted by Johnson for the Sharecroppers' Union (SCU) in Alabama and Louisiana, 1935-1937; the United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America (UCAPAWA) in Colorado and Texas, 1937-1941; the Oil Workers' International Union in Texas, especially in Baytown, 1941-1943; United Electrical Local 610, 1947; University of California at Berkeley, 1967-1968; and Johnson's term as the business agent for United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 550, Oakland, Calif., 1961-1966. There are also personal letters to Johnson and his wife Anne Agron Johnson.
Creator Johnson, Clyde, 1908-
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Clyde Johnson papers #4642, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Clyde Johnson of Berkeley, April and June 1993; Robin D.G. Kelley of Ann Arbor, Mich., in January 1993; Dale Rosen of McClellanville, S.C., in May 1993 (Acc. 93064); from Sinobu Uesugi of Japan in November 1993 (Acc. 93139); and Jonathan Gold of Berkeley, Calif., in February 1996 (Acc. 96019).
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Clyde Johnson was born in 1908 in Proctor, Minn., a railroad town outside Duluth. In 1929, after Johnson had completed two years of junior college, layoffs preceding the Great Depression sent him east in search of work. He was hired by the Western Electric Company of New Jersey as a junior engineer. He also attended night classes at the City College of New York, where he joined the National Student League and was elected an organizer. He took part in four college strikes in 1932 and 1933, at City College, Columbia, New York University, and City College again, after which he was expelled from City College. He went to Rome, Ga., in 1933 in response to a student request to help organize a strike at the Martha Berry School. While there, he also advised striking stove foundry workers. In Atlanta, he organized advocacy councils for the unemployed; in Birmingham, Ala., in 1934, he worked with steel workers, coal miners, and ore miners. He became an organizer for the Sharecroppers' Union (SCU) in central Alabama in 1935, the year of a cotton pickers' strike. During this period, he also married Leah Anne Agron, whom he had met in Atlanta.

In 1937, the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) chartered a national union for agricultural and cannery workers. Johnson became an international vice president of this union. As such, he organized and led strikes of beet workers in Colorado and pecan shellers in Texas. He resigned from this post in 1941, when the CIO set up an Oil Workers' Organizing Campaign and hired Johnson as its Southern director. By the end of 1943, the staff had won bargaining rights at seven of the eight refineries targeted in southeast Texas, and Johnson resigned to join the Merchant Marine.

After World War II, Johnson was hired as business agent by Local 610 of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers in Pittsburgh, Pa. In 1948, Local 610 played a key role in the defeat of a Republican congressman, a member of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Johnson and Local 610 also led a campaign in support of Henry Wallace for president.

In 1950, Johnson moved to Washington, D.C., where he worked for some time as a house carpenter before moving to Oakland, Calif., in 1955. There he joined Local 550 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, becoming business agent in 1960. In 1966, he retired from this position and spent the next two years researching and writing Organize or Die: Smash Boss Unionism--Build Union Power, Organize Two Million Carpenters and Woodworkers , a book intended as "a criticism of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and the failures of the Hutcheson Dynasty." He also wrote Millmen 550: A History of the Militant Years (1961-1966) of Local 550 United Brotherhood of Carpenters , which relates to his activities as business agent of the local during those years.

During 1967-1968, Johnson worked as a consultant to the Institute of Industrial Relations at University of California at Berkeley on projects studying housing, pensions, and the apprenticeship system. He also became involved in trying to help organize university workers with the public employees union American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

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The Clyde Johnson Papers include research scrapbooks and loose collections of clippings, correspondence, and ephemera; manuscripts; oral history interview tapes and transcripts; photographs; and publications and other printed materials documenting Johnson's involvement with various unions, most affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations, and his research into several industries that have an impact on organized labor, especially housing, construction, timber, and logging. Included are materials related to organizing campaigns and strikes conducted by Johnson for the Sharecroppers' Union in Alabama and Louisiana, 1935-1937; the United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America (UCAPAWA) in Colorado (beet workers) and Texas (pecan shellers), 1937-1941; the Oil Workers' International Union in Texas, especially in Baytown, 1941-1943. United Electrical Local 610, 1947; public employees at the University of California at Berkeley, 1967-1968; and Johnson's term as the business agent for United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 550, Oakland, Calif., 1961-1966. There are also personal letters to Johnson and his wife Anne Agron Johnson.

Note that original file names have been retained. Where no file name existed, the archivist supplied a file name to create subject access. See for example: "Carpenters," "Forestry/Logging/Timber industry," and "Housing/Construction industry."

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990.

About 4000 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Box 1

Agricultural crisis (California), circa 1966 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 1

American Newspaper Guild, 1946 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 1

Letter of resignation.

Anacostia, 1954 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 1

Clippings on student protest against school integration.

Appalachia, 1970s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 1

Apprenticeship 1960s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 1

Research and reports from the U.S. Department of Labor and others on negro participation in apprenticeship programs, racial bias in unions, and other related topics; minutes of California Apprenticeship Council.

Autobiography of Clyde Johnson undated #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 1

Bankers, 1984-1985 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 1

Clippings.

"The Battle for Baytown"/Texas oil workers, 1937-1946 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 1

Research scrapbook of correspondence, clippings, ephemera, reports and other materials pertaining to Johnson's work as an organizer for the CIO, especially in the Oil Workers' Organizing Campaign in southeast Texas, 1941-1943

Box 2

"The Battle for Baytown"/Texas oil workers, 1937-1946 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 2

Research scrapbook and notebooks; CIO News; "The CIO Oil Workers Organizing Campaign in Texas, 1942-1943"; funding requests for book project; manuscript drafts.

Box 3

"The Battle for Baytown"/Texas oil workers, 1937-1946 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 3

Manuscript drafts.

Box 4

"The Battle for Baytown"/Texas oil workers, 1937-1946 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 4

Manuscript drafts; correspondence about the book; book orders; book outline; "The 1942 Texas City Oil Workers Organizing Campaign"; Baytown Employees Federation Bulletins; Humble financial report; CIO Humble campaign; oil and Pan Am ephemera; bound notes and printed materials, including CIO News, Oil edition (1941-1942) and National Labor Relations Board and Texaco; CIO Campaigner; bound materials on Fair Employment Practices Commission, Trimble, Graham, Southport, federal contracts, and Taylor; bound Goose Creek Daily Sun clippings; bound Gulf Oil Magnolia handbills; songs written for the oil workers CIO organizing campaign; union agreements; miscellaneous clippings; "History of Oil Workers International Union" by Harvey O'Connor.

Box 5

"The Battle for Baytown"/Texas oil workers, 1937-1946 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 5

Bound materials on I.L. Cook, Jones, Smith letters, Negro Press, Morgan Hull; National Labor Relations Board decisions; National Maritime Union bribery investigation; Mexicans in Baytown; riot affidavits; Moody's, Magnolia, Gulf; Oil Workers International Union proceedings, correspondence (1968-1985); "The Influence of the Oil Workers' International Union in Port Arthur, Tex."; writings and research materials on the Beaumont race riot; miscellaneous oil clippings, correspondence, research notes, and materials.

Bogalusa murders, 1970 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 5

Notebook with handwritten notes possibly describing events that occurred in 1919.

"Breaking Down the Ivory Tower: Recollections of Nine Student Radicals from the 1930s," 1991 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 5

Profile of Clyde Johnson in a senior thesis written by Robert F. Pogue at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1991.

Buy America, 1960s, 1985 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 5

Clippings.

Box 6

Calendars, 1963-1968 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 6

California, 1960s-1980s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 6

Clippings, flyers, reports, and other printed materials documenting elections, student activism and unrest on college campuses, labor and race relations, politics, Peace and Freedom Movement, Community for New Politics, manufacturing, agriculture, negotiated health care plans. Some materials created by the Institute for Industrial Relations at the University of California at Berkeley.

"Capitalism and Agriculture in the United States of America," by V.I. Lenin, Circa 1915 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 6

Carpenters, 1960s-1970s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 6

Research reports on employment in California, printed materials and ephemera of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, California State Council of Carpenters, Buy America, union campaign brochures, millwork.

Box 7

Carpenters, 1960s-1970s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 7

Printed materials, newspaper clippings, and notes on carpenter union topics, including single-family dwellings, legislation; challenge of the mobile home industry; "Carpenters Organize Organize"; United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America; Demonstration Rehabilitation Program.

Box 8

Carpenters, 1950s-1980s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 8

Printed materials, conventions and conferences, newsletters and other publications, contracts and mill agreements, Millmen Local 550 meeting notices, minutes, and other documentation of activities.

Box 9

Carpenters, 1960s-1970s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 9

Chiefly bound scrapbooks of Millmen Local 550 correspondence, contracts and agreements, notices, minutes, and other documentation of activities.

Box 10

Carpenters, #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 10

Background research for and drafts of Millmen 550, a history of the union local by Johnson, who had served as its business agent; Modulux campaign; Mill Cabinet Pension Plan; Mill Cabinet Promotion Fund; Mill Cabinet Trust Fund.

Box 11

Carpenters, #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 11

Mill Cabinet Trust.

Central America, 1984-1985 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 11

Clippings, 1960s-1980s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 11

Topics include automation, management, politics, legislation, Richard Nixon.

Coal, 1970s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 11

Coal Patrol, Brookside strike, Duke Power.

Construction Industry Study, Circa 1969 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 11

Box 11-12

Box 11

Box 12

Correspondence, 1945-1990 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 11-12

Many letters are addressed to both Clyde Johnson and his wife, Anne Johnson. Topics include family, Watergate, travel to an international labor conference.

Box 11

Box 12

Correspondence: Bellew Memorial Arthritis Medical Clinic #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 11-12

Box 11

Box 12

Correspondence: Richard Boyden, undated #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 11-12

Box 11

Box 12

Correspondence: Bob Coe, 1978-1979 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 11-12

Box 11

Box 12

Correspondence: Family letters #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 11-12

Box 11

Box 12

Correspondence: Mitch Freedmen, 1977-1979 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 11-12

Box 11

Box 12

Correspondence: Ted Hayes, 1969-1977 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 11-12

Box 11

Box 12

Correspondence: Charles Martin, 1977-1980 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 11-12

Box 11

Box 12

Correspondence: Mass mailings, 1970s-1980s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 11-12

Chiefly concerning the environment, politics, human rights, Latin America.

Box 11

Box 12

Correspondence: Will Parry, 1970-1971 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 11-12

Box 11

Box 12

Correspondence: Jim Shuffa, 1970 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 11-12

Box 11

Box 12

Correspondence: Trade Union International of Workers in the Building, Wood, and Building Materials Industries, 1971 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 11-12

Box 11

Box 12

Correspondence: Louis Weinstock, 1970-1971 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 11-12

Box 11

Box 12

Correspondence: Claude Williams, 1975-1979 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 11-12

Box 12

Davenport, Harry J., 1948 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 12

Materials relating to Davenport's 1948 campaign for United States Congress.

Dyson, Lowell K. #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 12

Article off prints.

Environmental labor, 1976-1977 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 12

Includes Environmentalism for Full Employment newsletter.

Foster, Doug, 1970s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 12

Writings on logging laborers and industry.

Financial records, 1960s-1970s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 12

Financial records: Insurance #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 12

Financial records: Pension #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 12

Box 12-13

Box 12

Box 13

Forestry/Logging/Timber industry, 1950s-1970s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 12-13

Government printed materials, publications, research reports; topics include Pacific Northwest labor and lumber, land use, clear-cutting, Weyerhauser, George-Pacific Corporation, California watersheds, logging, Humboldt County, forest products, Redwood National Park, U.S. Forest Service reports on forest resources.

Box 13

Foundations correspondence, 1968, 1970 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 13

General union, 1940, 1960s-1980s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 13

Clippings, printed materials, ephemera.

Box 22

General union, 1940s-1970s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 22

Convention badges.

Box 13

Georgia State University, 1976-1977 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 13

Published essay based on talk on the CIO oil workers organizing campaign given at Southern Labor History Conference.

"The Great Steel Strike and Its Lessons," William Z. Foster #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 13

Green Rising, 1970s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 13

Microfilm project with H.L. Mitchell to assemble personal papers and organizational records to supplement the Southern Tenant Farmers Union Papers already on microfilm. Parts of this collection of Clyde Johnson Papers were included in the project.

Gulfpost Pulpwood Association, 1970s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 13

Healthcare, 1966 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 13

Summary of proceedings of a regional conference on "Major Issues Confronting Negotiated Health Care Plans."

Highlander, 1970-1984 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 13

Home financing, 1976 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 13

Clippings.

Box 13-1

Box 13

Housing/Construction industry, 1950s-1960s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 13-1

Government and trade printed materials, publications, research reports, notes, clippings; topics include pre-fab housing, affordable housing, Bay Area, single-family housing units, building material production trends, 1968 housing act, building trends for low and moderate income housing programs, cabinet specs, carpentry, housing discrimination, residential construction, protective legislation for construction of public buildings.

Box 14

Index #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 14

Finding aids for labor archives.

Interest rates, 1984 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 14

Japan, 1960s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 14

Government and trade printed materials, clippings on lumber imports and trade.

Kahn, Si, 1970s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 14

Activism ephemera, including song books and guidance on how to raise money.

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-04642/1

Knot and splice boards, 1970s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." OPF-04642/1

Reliance Life Hobby Theater display of knots created by Clyde Johnson.

Box 14-15

Box 14

Box 15

Labor clippings, circa 1950 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 14-15

Box 15

Labor Journal, 1961-1965 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 15

Labor statistics, 1960s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 15

Government and trade publications; topics include imports and employment and earnings.

Latin America #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 15

Material for book, 1983, 1985 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 15

Includes a letter about pensions.

Mexico labor, 1965-1966 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 15

Report on working conditions.

Microfilm #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 15

Microfilm project with H.L. Mitchell to assemble personal papers and organizational records to supplement the Southern Tenant Farmers Union Papers already on microfilm. Parts of this collection of Clyde Johnson Papers were included in the project.

Mississippi, 1966 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 15

Published and unpublished reports on political, social, and economic conditions in Alabama and Mississippi; includes copies of New South Student.

Mississippi Freedom Labor Union, 1965 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 15

Mitchell, H.L., 1974-1979 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 15

Correspondence, writings, Green Rising project, travel to labor conferences.

Model Cities, 1967-1968 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 15

Printed materials about the Richmond Model Cities program.

Box 16

The Movement, 1965 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 16

Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS), voting registration field work guide, welfare program guides, Freedom Information Service Bulletin, The Campus Core-lator, newsletters of freedom groups.

National Electrical Contractors Association, 1949, 1960s-1970s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 16

Trade reports.

National Maritime Union, 1930s-1970s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 16

Bound materials on Frederick "Blackie" Myers, proceedings of the 1939 convention.

Nuclear bombs: Clippings, 1960s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 16

Oakland General Strike of 1946 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 16

Oral history: Clyde Johnson, 4 April 1976 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 16

Transcripts of interviews.

Oral history: Clyde Johnson interviews with Dale Rosen, 1977-1978 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 16

Bound transcripts of interviews concerning Johnson's recollections of living in Birmingham, Ala., correspondence between Rosen and Johnson, 1969, about Johnson's organizing work in Alabama.

Audiotape T-04642/1-4

Oral history: Clyde Johnson, 1977-1978 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." T-04642/1-4

Audiocassette C-04642/1-2

Oral history: Clyde Johnson, 1977-1978 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." C-04642/1-2

Box 16

Oral history: Interviews of Clyde Johnson, Lemon Johnson, and Charles Smith with Robin D.G. Kelley, 1986 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 16

Includes letter, 10 April 1989, from Clyde Johnson to Robin Kelley.

Audiocassette C-04642/3-8

Oral history: Interviews of Clyde Johnson, Lemon Johnson, and Charles Smith with Robin D.G. Kelley, 1986 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." C-04642/3-8

Box 16

Oral history: Interviews of Clyde Johnson, 1981-1982 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 16

Handwritten notes on the interviews recorded on C-04642/9-39.

Audiocassette C-04642/9-39

Oral history: Clyde Johnson, 1981-1982 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." C-04642/9-39

Received from Jonathan Gold.

Audiocassette C-04642/40-77

Oral history: Interviews with Clyde Johnson, 1982-1992 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." C-04642/40-77

Received from Shinobu Uesugi of Japan.

Box 16

Oral history: John Crossland, 1971 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 16

"Organize or Die," 1970-1976 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 16

Manuscripts, notes, correspondence with requests for funding and for orders, criticism of the book.

Box 16-17

Box 16

Box 17

Pensions, 1960s-1985 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 16-17

Clippings, reports.

Box 17

Plant closures project, 1985 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 17

Work Ethics newsletter.

Public spending, 1960s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 17

Discussion materials produced by the Center for Labor Research and Education, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California at Berkeley.

Box 17-18

Box 17

Box 18

Publications #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 17-18

Including Bay Area Coalition to Bust the Union Busters, Building Workers' Charter and Tribune, Counter Culture, East Bay Labor Journal, Fair Measure, Green Letter, The Hawsepipe, I.F. Stone's Weekly, Informations (UITBB), Labor Notes, Labor Today, The Labor Page, The Picket Line, Rank and File News, Rank and File Report, The Worker, and other serials and reports on labor and manufacturing topics.

Box 18

Rackets, 1984-1985 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 18

Rank and File Action Conference #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 18

Printed materials; includes a letter about Organize or Die.

Box 18-19

Box 18

Box 19

Sharecroppers 1930s-1940s, 1970s-1980s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 18-19

Loose and bound correspondence, printed ephemera, and clippings documenting attempts to organize sharecroppers in Louisiana and Alabama in the 1930s. Topics and titles include union dues and business; working conditions; "Organizing for the Right to Live: The Early Sharecroppers Union in Tallapoosa County, 1931-1933"; Louisiana Farming Union News, The Union Leader, Southern Farm Leader; reports; "Rural Revolt in the Southeast," a history prepared by Clyde Johnson; Southern Farm Leader, 1936-1937; Saint Landry Farm in Saint Landry Parish, La.; resettlement; farm tenancy; incidents of retaliation on union members; letters from Gordon McIntire to Clyde Johnson and correspondence between Johnson and other union organizations; protection of farmers under the Social Security Act; statement by Benjamin C. Marsh about the Farmers' Security Corporation bill; typescript notes on agriculture in Ohio; Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America; story of Annie Mae Meriwether, a union organizer, who survived an attack by a lynch mob; research materials for "Rural Revolt in the Southeast"; "The Alabama Share Croppers Union" by Dale Rosen; "A Prologue to the Movement: The Missouri Sharecropper Roadside Demonstration of 1939" by Louis Cantor.

Box 19

Southern Labor History Conference, 1976 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 19

Paper presented on CIO oil workers organizing campaign.

Southwest Labor Studies Conference, 1980-1981 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 19

State purchasing law, 1966-1967 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 19

Trade Union Action and Democracy (TUAD), 1970s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 19

Printed materials and ephemera in support of Angela Davis, against Richard Nixon.

Box 19-20

Box 19

Box 20

United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America (UCAPAWA), 1939-1942 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 19-20

Bound originals and copies of correspondence, flyers, clippings, and other printed materials documenting campaign to unionize beet workers in Colorado and pecan shellers in southwest Texas; UCAPAWA News; Pecan workers strike, 1941; CIO organizing in Texas; "Financial History of Great Western Sugar Company; "North of 66" by C.E. Hazard, Labor Relations representative in the Farm Security Administration; sugar beet industry reports; convention, 1940; "A brief history of the Share Croppers Union, Alabama-Louisiana, 1931-1941" by Clyde Johnson.

Box 20

United Electrical materials, 1946-1948 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 20

Includes notes, printed materials, CIO 610 News, photographs of a strike.

United Farmworkers of America, 1970s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 20

Includes letter from Cesar Chavez to Clyde Johnson concerning Proposition 14, which guaranteed farm workers the right to vote on unionizing; Farm Labor Initiative.

Box 20-21

Box 20

Box 21

University of California, 1967-1968 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 20-21

Correspondence, flyers, clippings, and other printed materials documenting campaign to unionize Berkeley campus; AFSCME local 1695 printed materials and publications; reports on job bias, discrimination, meet and confer laws, Woolworth campaign, and strikes by public employees.

Box 21

Vietnam War, 1967-1971 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 21

Printed anti-war materials.

Wayne State Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 21

Finding aids for archival collections at Walter Reuther Library.

West Coast Marxist Scholars Conference, 1987 #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 21

Box 22

West Virginia and Appalachia #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 22

Printed materials on poverty; labor song book.

Writings and notes, 1970s #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 22

Writings on carpenters' union leadership, unions and the law; notes for speeches, book planning, CIO bulletins from the 1940s.

Box 22

Miscellaneous #04642, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1930s-1990." Box 22

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968.

About 400 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/1

8 March 1968 #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/1

120mm black-and-white sheet film

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/2

8 March 1968 #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/2

120mm black-and-white sheet film

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/3

8 March 1968 #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/3

120mm black-and-white sheet film

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/4

8 March 1968 #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/4

120mm black-and-white sheet film

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/5

Carpenters convention, Kansas City, 1966 #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/5

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/6

Carpenters: Local 550 negotiating committee, 1965 #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/6

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/7

Carpenters: Local 550 strike, 1965 #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/7

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/8

Farmworkers meeting, 1950s #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/8

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/9

Flea market, 1960s #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/9

Color photographic prints

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/10

Football, 1960s #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/10

Color photographic prints

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/11

Japanese Embassy pickets, 1963 #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/11

Black-and-white photographic prints

Picket line.

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/12

Louisiana farmworkers, 1930s #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/12

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/13

National Maritime Union, 1945 #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/13

Black-and-white photographic prints

Baltimore delegation.

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/14

Oil book, 1940s #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/14

Black-and-white photographic prints

Images used for Battle for Baytown.

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/15

Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union, CIO, 1960s #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/15

Color photographic prints

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/16

Oilworkers convention, 1942-1943 #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/16

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/17

Oilworkers convention, 1942-1944 #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/17

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/18

Oilworkers union, Texas, 1942-1943 #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/18

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/19

Oilworkers union, Texas, 1942-1943 #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/19

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/20

Pecan workers negotiating committee, 1939 #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/20

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/21

Pre-fab housing, University of California Berkeley, 1968 #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/21

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/22

Pre-fab housing, University of California Berkeley, 1968 #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/22

Contact sheets

Image Folder PF-04642/23

Pre-fab housing, University of California Berkeley, 1960s #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." PF-04642/23

120mm black-and-white sheet film

Image Folder PF-04642/24

Pre-fab housing, University of California Berkeley, 1960s #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." PF-04642/24

120mm black-and-white sheet film

Image Folder PF-04642/25

Pre-fab housing, University of California Berkeley, 1960s #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." PF-04642/25

120mm black-and-white sheet film

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/26

San Francisco labor march, 1960s #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/26

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/27

School of Union Affairs, Denver, Colo., 1940s #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/27

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/28

United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America (UCAPAWA), 1939-1940 #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/28

Black-and-white photographic prints

Image Box 1

Image Folder PF-04642/29

United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America, Local 610, 1947 #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." Imagebox 1, Imagefolder PF-04642/29

Black-and-white photographic prints

Strike meetings in Wilmerding and Swissvale, Pa.

Oversize Image OP-P-04642/1

United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America convention, 1947 #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." OP-P-04642/1

Black-and-white photographic print

Image Folder PF-04642/30

University of California, 1960s #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." PF-04642/30

35mm black-and-white sheet film

Image Folder PF-04642/31

University of California, house, 1960s #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." PF-04642/31

35mm black-and-white sheet film

Image Folder PF-04642/32

University of California, house, 1960s #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." PF-04642/32

35mm black-and-white sheet film

Image Folder PF-04642/33

University of California, house, 1960s #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." PF-04642/33

35mm black-and-white sheet film

Oversize Image OP-P-04642/2

War bond event, 1940s #04642, Series: "2. Photographic Materials, 1939-1968." OP-P-04642/2

Black-and-white photographic print

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Processing Information

Processed by: Rebecca Hollingsworth, June 1993; Nancy Kaiser and Mary Oliva, June 2017

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Note that original file names have been retained. Where no file name existed, the archivist supplied a title to create subject access. See for example: "Carpenters," "Forestry/Logging/Timber industry," and "Housing/Construction industry."

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