University of Texas Arlington

Frank E. Morton Papers (1953-1977):

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Morton, Frank E., 1908-.
Title: Frank E. Morton Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1953-1977
Bulk Dates: 1968-1977
Abstract: Frank E. Morton served as international representative (1946-1960), vice-president (1960-1966), and vice-president and southwestern regional director (1966-) of the Office and Professional Employees International Union. Records include correspondence, minutes, financial records, office diaries, legal documents, constitutions, lists, reports, ballots, photographs, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, articles, speeches, agreements, proposals, grievance files, bulletins, directories, convention materials, memorabilia, and map; also includes Morton’s personal and office files during his service with the Office and Professional Employees International Union, as well as the organizing efforts at Arlington Memorial Hospital, Arlington, Texas. The collection provides a good overview of the varied activities of the Office and Professional Employees International Union.
Identification: AR262
Extent: 13 boxes (5.2 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Biographical Note

Morton served as the international representative (1946-1960), vice-president (1960-1966), and vice-president and southwestern regional director (1966-) of the Office and Professional Employees International Union.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, office diaries, legal documents, constitutions, lists, reports, ballots, photographs, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, articles, speeches, agreements, proposals, grievance files, bulletins, directories, convention materials, memorabilia, and map. Morton’s personal and office files during his service with the Office and Professional Employees International Union. Includes the organizing efforts at Arlington Memorial Hospital, Arlington, Texas.

The collection provides a good overview of the varied activities of the Office and Professional Employees International Union of which Frank Morton was Vice President and Regional Director. Here are found records of the day-to-day operation of a white-collar union (correspondence files) and chronicles of organizing campaigns at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (13-2), at West Calcasieu-Cameron Hospital in Louisiana (13-4) and other places. Here also are found accounts of the formation of a new local--No. 430 (9-8) and the suspension of an old local--No. 29 (11-7) and cooperative agreements between rival unions (2-4).

The collection also contains material concerning Mr. Morton's trip to Japan in 1964 under the auspices of the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, his office diaries for 1971-1973 and 1975-1976, and union memorabilia.


 

Organization

The files are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and document type and thereunder chronologically

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
Morton, Frank E., 1908- --Archives.
Organizations
Office and Professional Employees International Union--Records and correspondence.
Office and Professional Employees International Union--Officials and employees--Archives.
Office and Professional Employees International Union.--Records, 1968-1977.
Subjects
Professional employees--Southwestern States--Sources.
Professional employees--Labor unions--Southwestern States--Organizing.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Related Material

AR74: Records (1952-1969)

OH62: Oral History Interview with Frank E. Morton (1977)


Separated Material

AR111: Frank E. Morton Papers,1950-1975

The following constitutions were removed from the collection and added to AR417: Constitutions, By-laws, and Rules (1911-1978):

  • OPEIU, Local 465, Alexandria, Louisiana, 1973.
  • OPEIU, International Union, 1974.
  • OPEIU, International Union, 1977.

and the books listed below were added to the circulating collection:

  • Are Unions Necessary? Irving Auerbach
  • The Saul Wallen Papers: A Neutral's Contribution to Industrial Peace. Byron Waffe.


Administrative Information

Citation

Frank E. Morton Papers, AR262, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift, 1977-1978.

Processing Information

The files in this collection were received in very rough order, so the processing archivist created an artificial arrangement.


Container List

 

Box Folder
1 1 Agreements (Miscellaneous, Printed) 1962-1976.
2 American Can Company 1974-1975.
Notes, correspondence, forms.
3 American Federation of Government Employees, Local 916 1973-1975.
Agreement, financial statement, minutes, correspondence, grievance, notes, arbitration request, transcript of hearing.
4 Arbitration Data 1960-1970.
Sample forms.
5 Arbitration Data 1971-1975.
Sample forms.
6 Arlington Memorial Hospital (OPEIU, Local 277), Arlington, Texas 1973.
Correspondence, list, printed material, memoranda, copy of clipping, legal document.
7 Arlington Memorial Hospital (OPEIU, Local 277), Arlington, Texas 1974
Correspondence, newspaper articles, petition, notes, printed material.
8 Baton Rouge Water Works (OPEIU, Local 428), Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1966-1975.
Retirement plan and revision, actuarial valuation, salary printout, correspondence, notices, notes, negotiation proposals.
9 Baton Rouge Water Works (OPEIU, Local 428), Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1969-1976.
Agreements, letter.
10 Blue Cross/Blue Shield 1972.
Letter, organizing material.
11 Blue Shield of California 1972-1973.
Correspondence, agreement.
Box Folder
2 1 Bogalusa Community Medical Center (OPEIU, Local 89), Bogalusa, Louisiana 1966, 1973-1975.
Salary record, agreement, grievance report, correspondence, extract of minutes, notes.
2 Citizens Bank and Trust Company (OPEIU, Local 411), Springhill, Louisiana 1970-1975.
Correspondence, sample clause, proposal, memorandum of understanding.
3 Citizens Bank and Trust Company (OPEIU, Local 411), Springhill, Louisiana 1970-1975.
Agreements, legal documents.
4 Communication Workers of America, District 12 (OPEIU, Local 13) 1974-1975.
Agreements, correspondence.
5 Constitution (OPEIU) 1974, 1977, undated
6 Constitution (United States) 1953.
The Story of a Great Document.
7 Convention 1977.
Correspondence, notice, printed material, resolutions, reports.
8 Cooper Tire and Rubber Company (OPEIU, Local 303), Texarkana, Arkansas 1971.
Correspondence, NLRB forms, job descriptions and evaluations, notice of hearing, lists, employer's brief, rescheduling of hearing notice.
9 Cooper Tire and Rubber Company (OPEIU, Local 303), Texarkana, Arkansas 1971.
Employer's brief, list of positions, job descriptions, NLRB decision, list of names and addresses, subpoenas, teletype message, employer's request for review, fact sheet, correspondence, tally of ballots, sample ballot, NLRB decision, election certification.
10 Cooper Tire and Rubber Company (OPEIU, Local 303), Texarkana, Arkansas 1968, 1970-1971.
Agreement, lists, notes, printout, correspondence, material concerning employee benefits.
11 Cooper Tire and Rubber Company (OPEIU, Local 303), Texarkana, Arkansas (Organizing Material) 1971.
Instructional pamphlet, memoranda, handbills.
Box Folder
3 1 Correspondence 1968-1969.
Correspondence, budget.
2 Correspondence (January) 1970.
Grievance report, correspondence, NLRB order.
3 Correspondence (February) 1970.
Correspondence, NLRB request for review, by-laws, copy of article, memorandum to NLRB.
4 Correspondence (March - April) 1970.
Correspondence, NLRB charge, copies of articles.
5 Correspondence (May - June) 1970, undated
Correspondence, brief, lists, printed material.
6 Correspondence (July) 1970.
Agreement, correspondence, memoranda, brief.
7 Correspondence (August - September) 1970.
Correspondence, agreement, NLRB order, sample ballot, election check sheet.
8 Correspondence (October - December) 1970.
Correspondence, copy of article, printed material.
9 Correspondence (January - February) 1971.
Correspondence, lists.
10 Correspondence (March - April) 1971.
Correspondence, brief, list.
Box Folder
4 1 Correspondence (May) 1971.
Correspondence, photograph, notes, contract.
2 Correspondence (June - July) 1971.
Correspondence, summary of settlement.
3 Correspondence (August - October) 1971.
Correspondence, minutes, list.
4 Correspondence (November - December) 1971.
Correspondence, copies of articles, transcript of arbitration hearing, applications for employment, notes.
5 Correspondence (January - February) 1972.
Notice, correspondence, judgment, minutes.
6 Correspondence (March - April) 1972.
Correspondence, biographical data, contract, notice.
7 Correspondence (May - June) 1972.
Correspondence, newsletter, minutes.
Box Folder
5 1 Correspondence (July - August) 1972.
Correspondence, grievance report, proposed contract changes, notes, NLRB charge.
2 Correspondence (September) 1972.
3 Correspondence (October - December) 1972.
Correspondence, printed material, recommendations, resume, agreement.
4 Correspondence (January - February) 1973.
Correspondence, NLRB certification, NLRB petition, list of goals, notes.
5 Correspondence (March - April) 1973.
Correspondence, report.
6 Correspondence (May - June) 1973.
Correspondence, legal documents, newsletter, program and agenda, wage schedule.
7 Correspondence (July) 1973.
Wage schedule, newsletters, correspondence.
8 Correspondence (August - September) 1973.
Correspondence, program announcement, handbill.
9 Correspondence (October - December) 1973.
Correspondence, program announcement, newspaper article, resumés, subpoena.
Box Folder
6 1 Correspondence (January - February) 1974.
Correspondence, news release, copy of article, convention credential, membership list.
2 Correspondence (March - April) 1974.
Correspondence, program announcement, application, lists, notes.
3 Correspondence (May - June) 1974.
Correspondence, notes, wage schedule.
4 Correspondence (July) 1974.
Correspondence, application for strike authorization, agreements.
5 Correspondence (August) 1974.
Minutes, correspondence, job applications and evaluations, speech.
6 Correspondence (September - October) 1974.
Correspondence, notice of hearing, program announcement, agreement, grievance report, election notice.
7 Correspondence (November - December) 1974.
Correspondence, legal document, grievance material, notice.
8 Correspondence (January - February) 1975.
Correspondence, strike benefit fund rules and regulations, trustee's report.
9 Correspondence (March - April) 1975.
Correspondence, petitions, minutes, program guide, financial statement, copy of article, book announcement.
Box Folder
7 1 Correspondence (May) 1975.
Correspondence, trustee's report, financial statement, last issue Labor News, invitation, petition, resolutions.
2 Correspondence (June) 1975.
Correspondence, financial statement.
3 Correspondence (July - August) 1975.
Correspondence, lists, election guidelines, printed material.
4 Correspondence (September - October) 1975.
Correspondence, newsletters, NLRB charge.
5 Correspondence (November - December) 1975.
Organizer's reports, correspondence, program announcement, registration form, annual report, copy of article, report on African seminar, flier.
6 Correspondence (January) 1976.
Correspondence, reprints, invitation to Carter's inauguration, program.
7 Correspondence (February) 1976.
Correspondence, printed material.
8 Correspondence (March - April) 1976.
Correspondence, notices of election, printed material, financial statement, telegrams, list.
9 Correspondence (May - June) 1976.
Correspondence, financial statement, copy of article, printed material, agenda.
10 Correspondence (July - September) 1976.
Correspondence, copy of act, NLRB charge.
Box Folder
8 1 Correspondence 1977.
Correspondence, notice, speech.
2 Crown Zellerbach Corporation 1970-1977.
Briefs, agreements.
3 Day and Zimmerman, Inc. 1975.
Articles of agreement.
4 Diary 1971.
5 Diary 1972.
6 Diary 1973.
7 Diary 1975.
8 Diary 1976.
9 East St. Louis High School Newsletter 1974-1976.
10 Embalmers Union, Local 21301 1973-1975.
Financial statement, correspondence, roster, constitution, pension plan, insurance data, notes.
11 Fordham University - Agreement 1972.
Box Folder
9 1 General Dynamics 1972-1977.
Memoranda, proposal, wage schedule, judgment, summary of negotiations, agreement, printed material.
2 Grant County Bank 1975.
Agreement, correspondence.
3 Health Care Costs 1974.
Correspondence, speech, news release, statistical report.
4 Inauguration (Kennedy and Johnson) 1961.
Official program.
5 International Paper Company 1972-1974.
Legal documents, correspondence, agreement.
6 International Paper Company 1975-1976.
Insurance data.
7 International Paper Company 1977.
Proposal.
8 International Paper Company, Bastrop Mill 1967-1969.
Correspondence, lists.
9 International Paper Company, Container Division 1966-1967, 1973.
Correspondence,legal documents, notice.
10 International Paper Company, Southern Kraft Division 1972-1973, 1975.
Correspondence, agreement, report to employees, insurance report.
11 International Paper Company, Southern Kraft Division 1970.
Correspondence, grievances, agreement, notes, telegram.
12 International Paper Company, Southern Kraft Division 1971.
Correspondence, grievances, notes.
13 International Paper Company, Southern Kraft Division 1972.
Correspondence, notes, grievances, legal documents.
14 International Paper Company, Southern Kraft Division 1973.
Correspondence, grievances, legal documents, agreement, notes.
Box Folder
10 1 International Paper Company, Vicksburg Mill 1970-1974.
Correspondence, grievances.
2 Japan (Trip) 1964.
Correspondence, receipts, grant authorization, lists, itinerary, summary of trip, questionnaire, newsletter.
3 Japan (Trip) 1964.
Photographs, notes, printed material.
4 Loma Corporation 1971.
Agreement.
5 Long Island University 1973.
Agreement.
6 Membership Data 1970, 1974-1976.
7 Memorabilia undated
Buttons, tie tack, pins.
8 Miscellaneous 1956, 1968, 1970-1977.
Job descriptions, correspondence, contracts, notices, newsletter, wage schedule, appeal, printed material, list, check list, data on arbitration, bulletin.
9 Morton, Frank E. (Personal) 1971, 1976.
Earnings statement, labor organizer identification card.
10 Navajo Freight Lines, Inc. 1970, 1976.
Correspondence, proposal, agreement.
11 O.C.A.W. (Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union) 1971, 1976.
Pension handbook, notes, proposal.
12 OPEIU 1974-1976.
Insurance data, map, staff meeting agenda, pension plan information, flier, health and dental plan information, notice.
13 OPEIU, Convention Fund 1975.
Financial data.
14 OPEIU, Educational Meeting Materials 1971, 1973, 1976.
15 OPEIU, Executive Board Meeting 1970, 1972-1973.
Minutes, summary.
Box Folder
11 1 OPEIU, Executive Board Meeting 1974.
Minutes, agenda, financial data.
2 OPEIU, Executive Board Meeting (June) 1975.
Agenda, minutes, financial data.
3 OPEIU, Executive Board Meeting (June) 1975.
Financial data.
4 OPEIU, Executive Board Meeting 1976.
Financial data, minutes.
5 OPEIU, General Fund 1975-1976.
Financial records.
6 OPEIU, Strike Benefit Fund 1975-1976.
Financial records.
7 OPEIU, Local 29 1973.
Correspondence, notes, list, minutes, reports, summary of election protest, constitution and by-laws.
8 OPEIU, Local 66 (and OCAW, Local 4-23) 1969-1975.
Pension trust agreement, correspondence, retirement plan, proposals, agreement between OPEIU and OCAW, premium due statement, minutes, summary of contributions.
9 OPEIU, Local 277 1969, 1975.
Agreement between OPEIU and CWA, letter, newsletter, wage schedule, sample retirement fund agreement.
10 Organizers' Reports 1975-1976.
11 Organizing Material 1971, 1975, undated
Correspondence, printed material.
12 Petition Forms 1971.
Letter, forms.
Box Folder
12 1 Photographs 1971-1975, undated
2 Publications (Miscellaneous) 1976-1977.
3 Sandia Laboratories 1968, 1973-1976.
Agreements, bulletin.
4 Southern Union Gas Company 1975.
Proposals, contract.
5 Southwest Louisiana Hospital Association, dba Lake Charles Memorial Hospital 1976.
Legal documents, correspondence.
6 Springhill Bank and Trust Company 1967-1974.
Pension plan, agreements, insurance plan, wage schedule, correspondence, election material, notes, lists.
7 Springhill General Hospital, Inc. 1972, undated
Job descriptions, lists, petitions, correspondence, telegrams, notice of hearing, subpoena, brief, election material, membership applications.
8 Texaco, Inc. 1974.
Correspondence, briefs.
9 Texas Democratic Party Participation Program Materials 1976, undated
10 Texas Transport and Terminal Company, Inc. 1970.
Legal documents.
Box Folder
13 1 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 1972-1973.
Lists of personnel, news bulletin, agenda and program, correspondence, notes, newspaper clipping.
2 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 1974, undated
Correspondence, lists of personnel, faculty directory, city map, questionnaire.
3 VOTE 1975-1977.
Printed material.
4 West Calcasieu-Cameron Hospital 1975-1976.
Correspondence, copies of newspaper articles, legal documents.