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United Auto Workers Local 870 Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: United Auto Workers. Local 870 (Dallas, Tex.)
Title: United Auto Workers Local 870 Records
Dates: 1941-1970
Abstract: Local 870 of the United Automobile Workers, affiliated with the CIO and also known as the UAW, was organized June 2, 1941, by workers at the Ford Motor Company assembly plant in Dallas, Texas. Records document activities of Local 870 from 1941 until the Ford Motor Company shut down the assembly plant on February 26, 1970.
Identification: AR15
Extent: 2 boxes (0.83 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Historical Note

Local 870 of the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, also known as the UAW, was organized for workers at the Ford Motor Company assembly plant in Dallas, Texas. Records consist of minutes which trace the activities of Local 870 from 1941 until the shut down of the Ford Motor Company assembly plant in 1970.


Scope and Contents

Records consist of meeting minutes of the the United Automobile Workers union Local 870 from 1941 until 1969. Newspaper clippings from 1970 cover the closure of the Ford Motor Company plant in Dallas. A petition (1955) and scattered correspondence are filed with the minutes.


Arrangement

Records consist of 30 folders with minutes arranged in chronological order and a folder of newspaper clippings on the Ford Motor Company plant shutdown from 1970.

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
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 870 (Dallas, Tex.)--History--Sources.
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 870 (Dallas, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Ford Motor Company--History--Sources.
Subjects
Automobile industry workers--Labor unions--Texas--History--Sources.
Automobile industry and trade--Texas--History--Sources.
Places
Dallas (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Related Material

AR372: UAW Local 276 (Grand Prairie, Tex.) Records (1954-1990)


Administrative Information

Citation

United Auto Workers Local 870 Records, AR15, Box Number, Folder Number, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition

Gift, 1971.


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 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1941
2 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1942
3 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1943
4 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1944
5 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1945
6 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1946
7 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1947
8 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1948
9 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1949
10 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1950
11 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1951
12 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1952
13 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1953
14 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1954
box folder
2 1 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1955
2 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1956
3 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1957
4 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1958
5 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1959
6 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1960
7 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1961
8 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1962
9 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1963
10 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1964
11 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1965
12 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1966
13 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1967
14 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1968
15 Minutes, Regular Membership and Executive Board, 1969
16 Ford Plant Shutdown - Clippings, 1970