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Guide to the Max Manes Papers WAG.078

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Hillel Arnold, 2008

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 04, 2018
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Manes, Max
Source - dnr: Manes, Max
Title: Max Manes Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1929-1954
Abstract: Max Manes was a leader of the Rank and File group of the United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union, Local 8. Along with other members of Local 8, he led a movement which opposed a special assessment levied in 1933 by international leadership, including president Michael F. Greene and secretary-treasurer Martin Lawlor, and agitated for a special convention, eventually held in October 1936. The collection consists of correspondence, ballots, resolutions, statements, subject files and rank and file newsletters and circulars from UHC Local 42, Local 8, and Local 24.
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Call Phrase: WAG.078

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Historical/Biographical Note

Max Manes was a leader of the Rank and File group of the United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union (UHC), Local 8. Along with other members of Local 8, he led a movement which opposed a special assessment levied in 1933 by UHC international leadership, including president Michael F. Greene and secretary-treasurer Martin Lawlor, and agitated for a special convention, eventually held in October 1936.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, ballots, resolutions, statements and subject files. Correspondence, statements and credentials from Max Manes are also included in the collection, as are rank and file newsletters and circulars from UHC Local 42, Local 8, and Local 24. Of particular significance are subject files relating to the Millinery and Hatters Committee for [Henry] Wallace and the National Industrial Recovery Board.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

The files are grouped into one series:

Missing Title

  1. I, General Files, 1929-1954.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Lawlor, Martin.
  • Lewis, Marx, 1897-
  • Greene, Michael F.
  • Manes, Max

Document Type

  • Circulars (fliers)
  • Ballots.
  • Correspondence.
  • Newsletters.

Subject Organizations

  • Millinery Workers Union
  • United Hatters, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union
  • United Hatters, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union. Local 8
  • United States. National Recovery Administration

Subject Topics

  • Hat trade -- United States.
  • Labor -- United States.
  • Millinery workers -- United States.
  • Labor union democracy -- New York (State)
  • Labor unions -- United States.

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by Max Manes was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; Collection name; Collection number; box number; folder number;
Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

Related Material at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

United Hat, Cap, and Millinery Workers Union Photographs (Photographs #175).

United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union, Millinery Workers Joint Board Records (Wagner #41).

Interview with max Manes in New Yorkers at Work Oral History Collection (OH #1).

United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union Records (Tamiment #54).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Max Manes, 1991. The accession number associated with this gift is 1991.010.

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Container List

Series I: General Files, 1929-1954.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Africk, J. Louis (Secretary-Treasurer): Letter of Recommendation
Mar 2, 1935
Box: 1 Folder : 2 The Blocker's Voice(UHC, Local 42 rank and file newsletter)
1947 , 1949
Box: 1 Folder : 3 George McLachlan Strike Relief Committee (Danbury, CT): Petition
1931
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Greene, Michael F. (President): Correspondence
1935 , 1948
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Lawlor, Martin (Secretary-Treasurer): Correspondence
1935-1936
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Lewis, Marx (Acting President): Correspondence
1948-1949
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Local 8: Election Ballots
1934-1944
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Local 8: Elections Circulars
1929-1946 , 1954
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Local 8: Financial
undated , 1954
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Local 8: Rank and File Circulars
1930-1947
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Local 8: Resolutions
1933-1938
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Local 24: Rank and File Circulars
1936-1952
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Manes, Max (Organizing Committee): Correspondence
1935
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Manes, Max: Special Convention Delegate Credential
Sep 3, 1936
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Manes, Max: Statements
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Men's Hat Department: Declaration of Principles
1936
Box: 1 Folder : 17 The Milliner(Local 8 Rank and File Committee newsletter)
1947-1956
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Millinery and Hatters Committee for Wallace
1948
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Millinery Workers Union Joint Board: Pledge for Cooperation
Sep 1954
Box: 1 Folder : 20 National Industrial Recovery Board
Oct 1934
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Needle Trades Workers International Union: Circulars
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Special Convention (UHC)
1935-1936

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