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James Myers Papers TAM 437

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Descriptive Summary

Title: James Myers Papers
Dates: 1930s-1960s
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Mixed Materials [Box]: 1
Call Phrase: TAM 437

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Historical/Biographical Note

James Myers (1882-1967) was a labor activist who served as the Industrial Secretary for the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America. He also served as a labor manager for the Dutchess Bleachery where he worked to achieve profit sharing, housing, and education for workers.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains pamphlets and other printed meditations and prayers that Myers wrote in the 1930s and 1940s while working for the Federal Council of Churches. Also included are the letters the Myers family received in 1967 when James died, including one from American Socialist Norman Thomas. Also included is a photocopy of a letter from Eleanor Roosevelt whom Myers escorted through the mines of Ohio in 1936.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Myers Kiefe, Kathleen.
  • Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968 -- |v Correspondence
  • Myers, James, 1882-
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962. -- |v Correspondence

Document Type

  • Prayers.
  • Correspondence.

Subject Organizations

  • Dutchess Bleachery (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.)
  • Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America

Subject Topics

  • Church and labor -- United States.
  • Laundry workers -- New York (State)
  • Industrial relations -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive has no information about copyright ownership for this collection and is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from it. Materials in this collection, which were created in 1930s-1960s, are expected to enter the public domain in 2080.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials found in collection; provenance is unknown. The accession number associated with this collection is 2008.023.

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