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Guide to the Norma Aronson Papers WAG.220

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Collection processed by Rachel Schimke, 2011

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 03, 2018
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Aronson, Norma
Source - dnr: Wertheimer, Stephen
Title: Norma Aronson Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1942-1984
Dates [bulk]: 1942-1959
Abstract: Norma Aronson served as president of United Office and Professional Workers of America (UOPWA), Local 16 (Greater New York Branch). Established in 1929, UOPWA organized white-collar workers and was particularly active during the World War II era, but was eventually merged with two other unions in 1950 to form the Distributive, Processing, and Office Workers of America (DPOWA). Aronson continued her union leadership as president of Local 14 of the DPOWA (part of District 65, New York and New Jersey). The collection contains materials related to the UOPWA and DPOWA and various labor and political issues and events.
Quantity: 0.75 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: WAG.220

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Historical/Biographical Note

Norma Aronson served as president of United Office and Professional Workers of America (UOPWA), Local 16 (Greater New York Branch). Established in 1929, UOPWA organized white-collar workers and was particularly active during the World War II era, but was eventually merged with two other unions in 1950 to form the Distributive, Processing, and Office Workers of America. Aronson continued her union leadership as president of Local 14 of the DPOWA (part of District 65, New York and New Jersey).

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Scope and Content Note

This small collection is comprised mainly of various labor newspapers, materials related to a bill to provide home leave to assist federal prisoners in their rehabilitation (H. R. 4493), and various UOPWA and DPOWA bulletins, publications, organizing materials, and executive board reports from the 1940s and 1950s. The records from the FBI investigation of Aaron David Schneider, Norma Aronson's dissertation "Skill Changes: Their Effect on Lithographers and Union," and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings related to the Columbia Broadcasting System employees' wage increase campaign in the mid-1940s also make up a large portion of the collection. In addition, the collection contains DPOWA District 65 membership books and Norma Aronson's nametag as a delegate to a special convention of the UOPWA in 1950.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Aronson, Norma
  • Wertheimer, Stephen

Subject Organizations

  • Distributive, Processing and Office Workers of America
  • Distributive, Processing, and Office Workers of America. District 65
  • United Office and Professional Workers of America

Subject Topics

  • Labor unions -- New Jersey.
  • Labor unions -x White collar workers -- New York (State) -- New York.

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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 Norma Aronson 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; Norma Aronson Papers; WAG 220; Box number; Folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Stephen Wertheimer at an unknown date. The accession number associated with this gift is 1950.025.

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Container List

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Unprocessed Records
Box: 2
Box: 3

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