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Guide to the United Automobile Workers of America, District 65 Negatives
||International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers
of America. District 65.
||United Automobile Workers of America, District 65 Negatives
||Between 1937 and 1942, District Council 65, United Automobile Workers (UAW) was at
the center of a group of New York City left-wing locals organizing large numbers of
warehouse and retail workers; it later expanded its organizing to include white-collar
workers in publishing and universities.The collection consists of nearly 30,000 black
and white negatives spanning the late 1930s through the early 1960s, with the bulk
from the 1940s and 1950s, shot by members of District 65's own Camera Club, which
functioned as staff photographers for the union's newspaper. The images document the
everyday organizational life of District 65, its leaders and its diverse membership
(including men and women of Jewish, African-American, Irish and Hispanic descent),
while at the same time providing especially strong documentation generally for left
and liberal causes of the 1940s-1960s, including civil rights, rank and file participation
in union activities, working class leisure and recreational activities.
||32.25 linear feet 32 boxes and 1 folder
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