University of Texas Arlington

Don Kennard, Sr., Papers:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kennard, Don, Sr., 1893-1968.
Title: Don Kennard, Sr., Papers
Dates: 1943-1962
Abstract: Don Kennard, Sr., was a labor relations adviser for Region 8 of the Labor Relations Division of the Federal Public Housing Authority in Fort Worth, Texas in the 1940s. He also served in several capacities for other labor organizations, especially those related to electrical workers. Papers contain biographical data, correspondence, newspaper clipping, article, speech, and reports. Materials document Kennard's involvement in professional and labor related activities.
Identification: AR161
Extent: 1 folder (0.04 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Biographical Note

A veteran of World War I, Don Kennard, Sr., was a labor relations adviser for Region 8 of the Labor Relations Division of the Federal Public Housing Authority in Fort Worth, Texas in the 1940s. He also served as business manager for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 716 in Houston, Texas and later as an international representative for IBEW. He was very active in the labor movement in Texas and served as an officer in several organizations including the Houston Labor and Trades Council, the Texas State Association of Electrical Workers, and the Texas State Federation of Labor.


Scope and Contents

Papers contain biographical data, correspondence, newspaper clipping, article, speech, and reports. Much of the correspondence is with D. W. Tracy, U. S. Assistant Secretary of Labor, who later became President of the IBEW, and relate to professional updates, assignments, and travel. A copy of Kennard's speech nominating Tracy is included. Also present are reports on Kennard's investigation of IBEW Local 136 of Birmingham, Alabama.


Organization

Materials are arranged 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.
Persons
Kennard, Don, Sr., 1893-1968--Archives.
Tracy, D. W. (Daniel William), 1887-1955--Archives.
Organizations
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers--Records and correspondence.
United States. Federal Public Housing Authority. Region 8--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Eletric industry workers--Labor unions--History--Sources.
Labor leaders--Texas--History--Sources.

Places

Texas--History--Sources.

Alternate Titles

Texas Labor Archives

Administrative Information

Citation

Don Kennard, Sr., Papers, AR161, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 1968.

Processing Information

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.


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 Biographical Sketch, Correspondence, 1943-1962