University of Texas Arlington

Labor News Collection:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: News Printing Company, Inc.
Title: Labor News Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1944-1975
Abstract: The Labor News was originally published weekly by the International Association of Machinists, District Lodge 776, Fort Worth, Texas under the name, Plane Facts. Its prime purpose was "the dissemination of facts, relating to economic, social and nonpartisian political problems." With the February 22, 1946 issue Plane Facts was changed to Plain Facts. The newspaper was sold in April, 1946 by publisher S.F. Gauthier to Willard Barr. Mr. Barr, a Fort Worth newspaperman, had just returned from service in the Navy. The publication was renamed Labor News and with its first issue on May 10, 1946, Mr. Barr, its publisher and editor, stated the purpose was "to print all pertinent news possible about the labor movement in Fort Worth; to stimulate discussion among working people of the issues and daily developments vital to their welfare, and to foster those elements in union leadership which work conscientiously for better service to labor organizations, and better service to the public." It ceased publication on ceased publication on May 15, 1975 due to the local lack of support for the labor movement. Records are comprised of newspapers.
Identification: AR222
Extent: 14 boxes (5.0 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The Labor News was originally published weekly by the International Association of Machinists, District Lodge 776, Fort Worth, Texas under the name, Plane Facts. Its prime purpose was "the dissemination of facts, relating to economic, social and nonpartisian political problems." With the February 22, 1946 issue Plane Facts was changed to Plain Facts. The newspaper was sold in April, 1946 by publisher S.F. Gauthier to Willard Barr. Mr. Barr, a Fort Worth newspaperman, had just returned from service in the Navy. The publication was renamed Labor News and with its first issue on May 10, 1946, Mr. Barr, its publisher and editor, stated the purpose was "to print all pertinent news possible about the labor movement in Fort Worth; to stimulate discussion among working people of the issues and daily developments vital to their welfare, and to foster those elements in union leadership which work conscientiously for better service to labor organizations, and better service to the public." The Labor News ceased publication on May 15, 1975 because "the will to continue a labor paper in Fort Worth" was not "strong enough in the labor movement."


Scope and Contents

Newspapers.


 

Organization

The volumes are arranged in chronological order. Duplicate copies were placed at the end of the collection.

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Barr, Willard, 1907-
Subjects
Labor unions--Texas--Fort Worth--Newspapers.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Related Material

Labor News, 1944-1970 mf., Library 2nd floor

OH 35: Oral History Interview with J. W. Sifford (1973)

OH 36: Oral History Interview with Mrs. M.M. McKnight (1974)

OH 37: Oral History Interview with Jesse Sapp (1974)

OH 38: Oral history interview with Delbert Adams (1973)

OH 45: OH 46: Oral History Interview with Willard Barr (1974)

Union Banner, 1908-1916, 1939-1954


Administrative Information

Citation

Labor News Collection, AR222, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift, 1967 and 1977.

Processing Information

The bindings were broken on volumes one through twenty-four for microfilming.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Box Folder
OS127 1 Plane Facts, volume 1, 1944
2 Plane Facts, volume 2, 1945
3 Labor News, volume 3, 1946
Box Folder
OS128 1 Labor News, volume 4, 1947
2 Labor News, volume 5, 1948
3 Labor News, volume 6, 1949
Box Folder
OS129 1 Labor News, volume 7, 1950
2 Labor News, volume 8, 1951
3 Labor News, volume 9, 1952
Box Folder
OS130 1 Labor News, volume 10, 1953
2 Labor News, volume 11, 1954
3 Labor News, volume 12, 1955
Box Folder
OS131 1 Labor News, volume 13, 1956
2 Labor News, volume 14, 1957
3 Labor News, volume 15, 1958
Box Folder
OS132 1 Labor News, volume 16, 1959
2 Labor News, volume 17, 1960
3 Labor News, volume 18, 1961
Box Folder
OS133 1 Labor News, volume 19, 1962
2 Labor News, volume 20, 1963
3 Labor News, volume 21, 1964
Box Folder
OS134 1 Labor News, volume 22, 1965
2 Labor News, volume 23, 1966
3 Labor News, volume 24, 1967
Box Folder
1 1 Labor News, volume 25, 1968
2 Labor News, volume 26, 1969
Box Folder
2 1 Labor News, volume 27, 1970
2 Labor News, volume 28, 1971
Box Folder
3 1 Labor News, volume 29, 1972
2 Labor News, volume 30, 1973
(unbound)
3 Labor News, volume 31, 1974
(unbound)
4 Labor News, volume 32, January, 1975-May 15, 1975
(unbound)



 

Duplicate Volumes

Box Folder
OS135 1 Labor News, volume 15, 1958
2 Labor News, volume 16, 1959
3 Labor News, volume 17, 1960