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Guide to the John Francis O'Donnell Papers WAG.170

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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New York, NY, 10012
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Rachel Schimke, 2014

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on March 21, 2014
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Ginn, Eileen O'Donnell Sheehan
Creator: O'Donnell, John Francis, 1907-1993
Title: John Francis O'Donnell Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1921-2006
Abstract: John Francis O'Donnell (1907-1993) was a New York City labor lawyer for 55 years. Over the course of his career, O'Donnell achieved many victories for transit and postal workers. The bulk of O'Donnell's papers relate to his work as general counsel for the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), though his work with the American Postal Workers Union and various other unions also comprises a significant portion of the collection. O'Donnell's daughter, Eileen Ginn, used his papers when researching for her biography on O'Donnell, and some of her correspondence and research files, including a number of oral histories she conducted, are present in the collection.
Quantity: 4.75 linear feet in 4 record cartons and 2 manuscript boxes
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: WAG.170