University of Texas Arlington

National Labor Relations Board, Fort Worth Office Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: United States. National Labor Relations Board. Fort Worth Regional Office.
Title: National Labor Relations Board, Fort Worth Office Records
Dates: 1934-1940
Abstract: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is a federal agency that conducts labor elections, mediates disputes, investigates charges, and enforces laws as they pertain to labor issues. Records consist of a scrapbook of clippings and correspondence that pertain to the NLRB hearing against the Ford Motor Company plant in Dallas, Texas and other labor related events throughout Texas.
Identification: AR79
Extent: 1 box (0.4 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Historical Note

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is a federal agency that conducts labor elections, mediates disputes, investigates charges, and enforces laws as they pertain to labor issues. During the 1930's, the Fort Worth regional office of the NLRB conducted investigations and hearings pertaining to labor disputes throughout the state of Texas. One such hearing involved the the Ford Motor Company plant in Dallas, Texas and the actions, including violent episodes, undertaken by the company and its supporters to prevent attempts by workers to unionize at the plant.


Scope and Contents

The records consist of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and correspondence. Clippings pertain to labor issues in Texas and include topics such as the National Labor Relations Board, labor unions, legal matters, violence, organized activities and various strikes that occurred from 1934-1940. Many clippings as well as some correspondence in the scrapbook pertain to a National Labor Relations Board hearing against the Ford Motor Company plant in Dallas.


Organization

Newspaper clippings within the scrapbook are in chronological order.

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Organizations
United States. National Labor Relations Board. Fort Worth Regional Office (Fort Worth, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Ford Motor Company--History--Sources.
Subjects
Labor unions--Texas--History--Sources.
Labor disputes--Texas--History--Sources.
Strikes and lockouts--Texas--History--Sources
Strikes and lockouts--Texas--Dallas--History--Sources
Places
Dallas (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Administrative Information

Citation

National Labor Relations Board, Fort Worth Office Records, AR79, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 1973. Accessioned as number 73-10.


Administrative Information

Grant Support

The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.


Container List

Box Folder
OS2 1 Scrapbook, 1934-1940