United Steelworkers of America, Education Department records, 1924-1995
- Corporate Author:
- United Steelworkers of America. Education Department
- Physical Description:
- 57.15 cubic feet
- Additional Creators:
- Abel, I. W. (Iorwith Wilbur), 1908-1987
Goldberg, Arthur J.
Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
McDonald, David J. (David John), 1902-1979
Murray, Philip, 1886-1952
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973
Scranton, William Warren, 1917-2013
United Steelworkers of America
- Restrictions on Access:
- Pre-approval is required for access to the USWA materials. Consult the head of the Historical Collections and Labor Archives for information. Most of these materials are stored offsite. Please allow three days for retrieval before use.
- This collection documents the educational activities, notably summer labor institutes, of the United Steelworkers of America union. Within these records are United Steelworkers of America publications, reports, brochures, and journals. Some research materials predate the formation of the department. Many of the files concern summer institute programs held annually at the Pennsylvania State University and other institutions from 1945 to 1969.
The collection also addresses national and district education committee work, higher education, conferences, and outreach programs in which the department was actively involved. The variety of information includes: college bulletins and entrance exam booklets; reports on collective bargaining, auditing, apprenticeship, and staff training; labor law journals and American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) publications; and files on labor unions and their leaders, including speeches of William Bacon and documents relating to the French miners' strike in 1963. Prominent correspondents include international officers I. W. Abel, David McDonald, and Philip Murray, as well as the jurist Arthur Goldberg, senators Barry Goldwater, Hubert Humphrey, and Lyndon B. Johnson, as well as artist Pablo Picasso, and Pennsylvania Governor William Scranton. In addition to the textual documents, there are several hundred photographs illustrating topics addressed within the subject files, but dating from a later period, 1970 to 1995.
- Abel, I. W. (Iorwith Wilbur), 1908-1987—Correspondence
- Goldberg, Arthur J.—Correspondence
- Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998—Correspondence
- Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978—Correspondence
- Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973—Correspondence
- McDonald, David J. (David John), 1902-1979—Correspondence
- Murray, Philip, 1886-1952—Correspondence
- Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973—Correspondence
- Scranton, William Warren, 1917-2013—Correspondence
- United Steelworkers of America. Education Department—Archives
- Apprenticeship programs
- Collective bargaining—Steel industry—United States
- Iron and steel workers—Education—United States—History—Sources
- Iron and steel workers—Training of—United States
- Labor laws and legislation
- Labor leaders—United States
- Strikes and lockouts—Miners—France
- In Historical Collections and Labor Archives, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (#RG 1.411).
- Administrative History:
- The Education Department operated from the founding of the USWA in 1942 until 1994. It offered instruction programs related to union issues as well as liberal education courses for the benefit of workers.
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