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Guide to the United Automobile Workers of America, District 65 Negatives PHOTOS 023

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Erika Gottfried, Mary Allison Farley, Katie Kirwan, Miriam Frank, Penny Kalloo, Tim Donohue, Tylea Richard, Krista Hahn, and Sarah Demott, from 1979-1985; 1989-1991; 2008-2011. Revised by Maureen Callahan to reflect addition of digital objects, May 2014.

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Title: United Automobile Workers of America, District 65 Negatives
Dates [inclusive]: 1940-1962
Dates [bulk]: 1940-1982
Abstract: 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.
Quantity: 32.25 Linear Feet 32 boxes and 1 folder
Location: Materials in this collection are stored offsite and advance notice is required for their use. Please contact at least two business days prior to visiting the library.
Call Phrase: PHOTOS 023