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International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Region 5, Education Department Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 5, Education Department.
Title: International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Region 5, Education Department Records
Dates: 1942-1972
1959-1972
Abstract: The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Region 5, Education Department organized informational and educational activities for Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Records are the files of Edward F. Coffey, a director for Region 5, and contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, brochures and pamphlets, booklets, reports, articles, lecture notes, speeches, minutes of sessions, and leader's guides. Materials are mainly background information and readings pertaining to labor topics such as labor history, consumer protection, labor economics, public education, taxes, propaganda analysis, Texas politics, recreation, poverty, retired members, farm labor, right-wing organizations, and right-to-work states.
Identification: AR114
Extent: 3 boxes (1.04 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Historical Note

The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Region 5, Education Department organized informational and educational activities for Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Edward F. Coffey served as Education-Citizenship activities director for the southern half of Region 5 and was based in Dallas, Texas from 1957 through 1963. In 1964, Coffey became Education Director for Region 5 which was headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.


Scope and Contents

Records are the files of Edward F. Coffey and contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, brochures and pamphlets, booklets, reports, articles, lecture notes, speeches, minutes of sessions, and leader's guides. Materials are mainly background information and readings pertaining to labor topics such as labor history, consumer protection, labor economics, public education, taxes, propaganda analysis, Texas politics, recreation, poverty, retired members, farm labor, right-wing organizations, and right-to-work states. Some biographical information on Edward F. Coffey and information on labor leader Walter P. Reuther are also included.


Organization

Records were maintained mostly in original order in 23 folders. Folders were labeled by subject and essentially in alphabetical order. Some corrections were made in this order and duplicates were removed.

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.
Dallas (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Persons
Coffey, Edward F.--Archives.
Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970--Archives.
Organizations
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 5, Education Department--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Automobile industry workers--Labor unions--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Ed Coffey, 1972.

Citation

International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Region 5, Education Department Records, AR114, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.


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
1 1 Automation Lecture Notes - Articles and clippings, 1954-1965
2 Bomber News, United Automobile Workers, Local No. 31 Bulletin, January, 1942-September, 1942
3 Correspondence - Personal, October, 1959
4 Communication Skills - Lecture notes, May, 1957-October, 1962
5 Consumer Protection - Articles, readings and clipping, 1957-1971
6 Farmer Related - Newsletters, pamphlets and articles, 1957-1962, undated
7 Labor Economics - Lecture notes, readings, articles and clippings, 1955-1971, undated
8 Labor History - Lecture notes, readings, articles and clippings, 1948-1957, undated
9 Life Line - Correspondence, newsletters, readings, clippings, January, 1959-October, 1959
10 Mckee, John - Correspondence and clippings, September, 1959-February, 1972
11 Poverty Program - Readings and articles, 1962-1969, undated
12 Propaganda Analysis - Lecture notes and readings, 1946-1959, undated
Box Folder
2 1 Public Education - Lecture notes and readings, 1959-1966, undated
2 Recreation Lectures - Suggestions and readings, 1947-1957, undated
3 Retiree Lecture Series - Notes and readings, 1960-1965
4 Reuther, Walter - Correspondence and clippings, April, 1957-September, 1960
5 Right-To-Work - Fact sheets, readings and clippings, August, 1957-December, 1961
6 Right-Wing Organizations - Fact sheets, correspondence, readings and clippings, January, 1956-April, 1962
7 Tax Lecture and Readings, 1955-1967, undated
Box Folder
3 1 Texas Politics - Correspondence, articles, clippings, February, 1960-April, 1962
2 United Automobile Workers Leader Guide, 1963-1970, undated
3 United Automobile Workers Leader Guide, 1966-1967, undated
4 Vaughn, Robert - Correspondence, consumer protection lectures and questions, January, 1971-April, 1971