National Maritime Union

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The National Maritime Union (NMU) was an American labor union founded in May 1937 representing workers in the merchant marine. It affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in July 1937. After a failed merger with a different maritime group in 1988, the union merged with the Seafarers International Union of North America in 2001.
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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Gilbert Mers Collection MSS 63., 1936-1969 Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Libary
referencedIn Jenkins, David, 1914-1993. The union movement, the California Labor School, and San Francisco politics, 1926-1988 : oral history transcript / David Jenkins ; with introductions by Robert Schrank and Joseph L. Alioto ; interviews conducted by Lisa Rubens in 1987 and 1988. Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1993. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Jake Green National Maritime Union Photographs, 1943-1947 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Jacobsen, John Melseth, 1903-1966. John Melseth Jacobsen papers, 1935-1967 (bulk 1935-1949). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Rockwell Kent papers, circa 1840-1993, bulk 1935-1961 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Left Labor Caucuses Collection, 1966-1995 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Lynd, Robert Staughton, 1892-1970. Robert Staughton Lynd papers, 1933-1937. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Reed, Clarence, 1909-. Papers, 1957-1974. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn The Maritime Industry Strike : documents, 1965. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Standard, William L. National Maritime Union, general counsel's files, 1937-1949. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Harvard University. Littauer Library. Harvard University. Littauer Library Collector. Miscellaneous Union files. Cornell University Library
creatorOf National Maritime Union of America. [Constitutions, agreements, etc.] Wisconsin Historical Society
referencedIn Marine Workers Historical Collection, 1930-1996 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Postek, Stanley, 1912-1991. Papers, 1933-1986. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Green, Jake. Jake Green National Maritime Union photographs [graphic]. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Papers, 1925-1949 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Leigh, William D., 1925-. Papers and photographs, 1944-2000, (bulk 1944-1945). Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
creatorOf National Maritime Union Photographs, circa 1940-circa 1950, undated Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Leo Huberman papers, 1937-1968 University of Oregon Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf National Maritime Union of America. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1945. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf National Maritime Union of America. Records relating to the expulsion of Gulf District officials, 1939. New Orleans Public Library
referencedIn Clyde W. Deal papers, 1934-1978 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Earl Browder Papers, 1879-1990 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Guide to the Reference Center for Marxist Studies Pamphlet Collection, 1900-2004 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Tamiment Library. Tamiment Library manuscript files collection relating to individuals and organizations associated with radicalism, the labor movement, and progressive social action in the United States, 1950-2001 (bulk 1910-1965). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Maritime Workers / National Maritime Union Research Files of Bruce Nelson, 1931-2011 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Henry Spira: National Maritime Union Rank and File Activism Collection, 1960s-1970s, undated Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
creatorOf National Maritime Union of America. Minutes of the special meeting National Maritime Union : typescript, 1944 July 21. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn National Maritime Union. William Standard. General counsel's files, 1937-1949. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives
referencedIn Jones, James Moore, 1904-1994. An activist looks back, 1927-1970. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971. Rockwell Kent papers, [circa 1840]-1993, bulk 1935-1961. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Pieper, Fred C. Fred C. Pieper papers, 1936-1940. Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn Guide to the New Yorkers at Work Oral History Collection, 1979-2000 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Victor Rabinowitz Papers, Bulk, 1955-1980, 1918-2003, (Bulk 1955-1980) Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Marine Workers Historical Collection, 1930-1996 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Hill, James C., 1914-. James C. Hill series 2. Arbitration files, 1958-1976. Cornell University Library
referencedIn National Maritime Union and Seafarers International Union: Reference Files of the Seafarers International Union, Bulk, 1937-1969, 1878-1981, (Bulk 1937-1969) Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives. Jacob Kramer papers, ca. 1943-1991. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf National Maritime Union of America. Photograph collection, [ca. 1940-1960]. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Randall Smith: Maritime Radicalism Collection, 1940s-1980s, undated Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Deane, Ernie. Towboats, Nellie Thalmann, towboat cook, October 3, 1965 [graphic] / Ernie Deane [photographer]. Arkansas History Commission
referencedIn Reynolds, Bertha Capen, 1885-. Papers 1907-1979 1925-1979. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Copelof, Maxwell, 1879-. Papers, 1940-1954 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Summers, Clyde W. Summers, Clyde. Office files, 1940-2004. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Winstead, Ralph D. (Ralph Dimmit), 1894-1949. Ralph D. Winstead papers, 1922-1949. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Murray, Philip, 1886-1952. The Philip Murray papers. Catholic University of America
referencedIn Guide to the Tamiment Library Newspapers, 1873-2014 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Curran, Joseph, 1906-1981. Reminiscences of Joseph Curran : oral history, 1964. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Clarence Reed Papers, 1957-1974 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Guide to the New Yorkers at Work Oral History Collection, 1979-2000 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Guide to the Solon De Leon Papers, 1900-1980 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Denenberg, Tia Schneider. Arbitration files. 1984-2004. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Robert Staughton Lynd papers, 1933-1945, [Bulk Dates: 1933-1935]. Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
referencedIn Harrison, Charles Yale, 1898-1954. Stalin's American merchant marine / by Charles Yale Harrison. The Mariners' Museum Library
referencedIn Congress of Industrial Organizations. Maritime Committee. Conference Proceedings, May 1947. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives
referencedIn Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) Maritime Committee. Congress of Industrial Organizations. Maritime Committee. Conference Proceedings, 1947. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Nuchow, William, 1928-1993. William Nuchow papers, 1956-1985. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971. Rockwell Kent papers, [circa 1840]-1993 (bulk 1935-1961). Archives of American Art
referencedIn Stanley Postek Papers, 1933-1986 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Stone, M. Hedley, 1897-1970. Reminiscences of M. Hedley Stone : oral history, 1969. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Reynolds, Bertha Capen, 1885-. Papers 1907-1979 bulk 1925-1979. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Tamiment Library Manuscript Files, 1749-1988 (bulk: 1910-1965) Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Al Lannon FBI Files, 1930s-1960s Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
creatorOf National Maritime Union of America. [Minor publications]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Guide to the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Printed Ephemera Collection on the National Maritime Union, 1937-2005 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Archives Union File, 1892-2004. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Bernhardt, Debra E. person
associatedWith Bridges, Harry, 1901-1990. person
associatedWith Browder, Earl, 1891-1973 person
associatedWith Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) Maritime Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Copelof, Maxwell. person
associatedWith Curran, Joseph person
associatedWith Curran, Joseph, 1906-1981. person
associatedWith Deal, Clyde W. person
associatedWith Deane, Ernie. person
associatedWith De Leon, Solon, 1883- person
associatedWith Ernst, Haas person
associatedWith Green, Jake. person
associatedWith Haas, Ernst, 1921-1986. person
associatedWith Harrison, Charles Yale, 1898-1954. person
associatedWith Harvard University. Littauer Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Hill, James C., 1914- person
associatedWith Huberman, Leo, 1903-1968 person
associatedWith International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. corporateBody
associatedWith Jacobsen, John Melseth, 1903-1966. person
associatedWith Jenkins, David, 1914-1993. person
associatedWith Jones, James Moore, 1904-1994. person
associatedWith Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971. person
associatedWith La Guardia, Fiorello H. 1882-1947 person
associatedWith Leigh, William D., 1925- person
associatedWith Lynd, Robert Staughton, 1892-1970. person
associatedWith Marine Workers Historical Association (U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith Marshall Plan. corporateBody
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Mers, Gilbert, 1908- person
associatedWith Morgan, Edmund Morris, 1878-1966 person
associatedWith Murray, Philip, 1886-1952. person
associatedWith Nelson, Bruce, 1940- person
associatedWith Nuchow, William, 1928-1993. person
associatedWith Pieper, Fred C. person
associatedWith Postek, Stanley, 1912-1991. person
associatedWith Prometheus Research Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Rabinowitz, Victor. person
associatedWith Reed, Clarence, 1909- person
associatedWith Reference Center for Marxist Studies. corporateBody
associatedWith Reynolds, Bertha Capen, 1885- person
associatedWith Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Seafarers International Union of North America. corporateBody
associatedWith Smith, Ferdinand person
associatedWith Smith, Randall, 1917-1989 person
associatedWith Spira, Henry, 1927- person
associatedWith Standard, William L. person
associatedWith Standard, William L. person
associatedWith Stone, M. Hedley, 1897-1970. person
associatedWith Summers, Clyde W. person
associatedWith Tamiment Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Tamiment Library. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Economic Cooperation Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) corporateBody
associatedWith Winstead, Ralph D. (Ralph Dimmit), 1894-1949. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York City NY US
San Pedro CA US
New York City NY US
Subject
Merchant mariners--Labor unions--United States
Labor union meetings
Labor unions--Officials and employees
Labor leaders--Portraits
Strikes and lockouts--Merchant mariners
Merchant mariners--Portraits
Congresses and conventions--Pictorial works
Occupation
Activity
Labor organizers
Merchant mariners

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Establishment 1937-05

Disestablishment 2001

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