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Documents collected by Professor Vernon H. Jensen for his work on the non-ferrous metals industry. The Western Federation of Miners (WFM) and its successor, the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers (IUMMSW) were historically considered the radical wing of the non-ferrous metals miners' unions.

From the description of Vernon H. Jensen series 1, subseries 1. Governance documents, 1893-1952. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64755624

The Western Federation of Miners (WFM) and its successor, the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers (IUMMSW) were historically considered the radical wing of the non-ferrous metals miners' unions.

From the description of Vernon H. Jensen series 1, subseries 3. Publication files, 1893-1952. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64755619

From the description of Series 2. Files on the history of the non-ferrous metals industry, 1945-1952. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64755616

From the description of Series 1. Union documents, 1893-1955. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64755626

From the description of Series 1, Subseries 2. Correspondence, 1917-1955. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64755621

Harlow Pease was a liberal attorney living in Butte, Mont. He sometimes acted as counsel for the Industrial Workers of the World.

From the description of Series 4. Harlow Pease files, 1911-1938. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64755613

Robert L. Stutz was a student at the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell Univ., and the author of an unpublished paper, "The attempted secession of the Ansonia Brass Workers Union Local 445 from the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers."

From the description of Series 5. Robert L. Stutz files on the Ansonia Brass Workers secession, 1947-1948. [microform] (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64755610

The Cripple Creek mining district of Colorado was the site of a long and violent strike begun in 1903, led by the Western Federation of Miners. Several strike leaders were arrested during this period on a variety of charges. William D. Haywood and other leaders of the WFM were tried for causing the assassination of Frank Steunenberg, the former governor of Idaho. All four WFM defendants in this latter case were eventually acquitted or had the charges against them dismissed.

From the description of Series 6. Files on the Steunenberg murder trials and Cripple Creek, Colorado strike, 1903-1907. [microform] (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64755609

Lew McLenegan served as secretary of the Butte Miners' Union (Local No. 1 of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers (IUMMSW)) and on the Executive Board of the International Union (1933-1934). He played a major role in the union's organizing activities during the New Deal period.

From the description of Series 3. Lew McLenegan files, 1922-1938. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64755614

Documents collected by Professor Vernon H. Jensen for his work on the non-ferrous metals industry. The Western Federation of Miners (WFM) and its successor, the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers (IUMMSW) were historically considered the radical wing of the non-ferrous metals miners' unions.

Professor Jensen (Ph.D., Univ. of California, 1939) taught labor economics at the University of Colorado between 1937 and 1945 and was a public panel member of the National War Labor Board during World War II. He was appointed to the faculty of the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in 1946, where he remained for the balance of his academic career. He is an authority on collective bargaining and has written extensively on the history of labor relations on the waterfront and in the non-ferrous metals industry. The documents in this collection were gathered primarily for the latter project.

The Western Federation of Miners (WFM) was founded in 1893 by the Butte, Montana Miners' Union (WFM No. 1) and other Western hard rock miners' unions in Utah, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, and South Dakota, in response to two decades of violent opposition by various mining corporations, and the federal, state and local governments.

An independent union until its affiliation with the American Federation of Labor in 1896, the WFM broke away from the A.F. of L. two years later, when it sponsored the Western Labor Union. It formed part of the Industrial Workers of the World from 1905-1907, re-affiliating with the A.F. of L. in 1911, at which time it changed its name to the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers (IUMMSW). An early affiliate of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), it was expelled from that organization in 1950. In 1967, the IUMMSW merged with the United Steelworkers of America.

From the description of Files on the Western Federation of Miners and the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, 1893-1955. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64755627

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creatorOf Jensen, Vernon H.,. Series 6. Files on the Steunenberg murder trials and Cripple Creek, Colorado strike, 1903-1907. [microform] Cornell University Library
creatorOf Jensen, Vernon H.,. Vernon H. Jensen series 1, subseries 1. Governance documents, 1893-1952. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Jensen, Vernon H. Vernon H. Jensen. Papers. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Jensen, Vernon H.,. Files on the Western Federation of Miners and the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, 1893-1955. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Jensen, Vernon H.,. Series 1, Subseries 2. Correspondence, 1917-1955. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Jensen, Vernon H.,. Series 4. Harlow Pease files, 1911-1938. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Jensen, Vernon H. Longshore research. Files, [ca.1945-1965]. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Jensen, Vernon H.,. Series 2. Files on the history of the non-ferrous metals industry, 1945-1952. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Jensen, Vernon H.,. Series 3. Lew McLenegan files, 1922-1938. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Jensen, Vernon H. Vernon H. Jensen. Additional papers. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Jensen, Vernon H. Vernon Jensen additional research and office. Files. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Germer, Adolph. Papers, 1898-1966. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Jensen, Vernon H.,. Vernon H. Jensen series 1, subseries 3. Publication files, 1893-1952. Cornell University Library
referencedIn New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations. NYSSILR Faculty Arbitration Awards. 1948-1967. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Jensen, Vernon H.,. Series 1. Union documents, 1893-1955. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Jensen, Vernon H.,. Series 5. Robert L. Stutz files on the Ansonia Brass Workers secession, 1947-1948. [microform] Cornell University Library
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Relation Name
associatedWith American Brass Company. corporateBody
associatedWith American Civil Liberties Union. corporateBody
associatedWith American Zinc Company of Illinois. corporateBody
associatedWith Anaconda Copper Mining Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Ansonia Brass Workers' Union. corporateBody
associatedWith Ansonia Brass Workers' Union. corporateBody
associatedWith Ansonia Brass Workers' Union. corporateBody
associatedWith Boyce, Edward. person
associatedWith Bridgeport Brass Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Brown, Thomas H., fl. 1934. person
associatedWith Burns, William (William John), 1861-1932. person
associatedWith Butte Miners' Union No. 1 (Butte, Mont.) corporateBody
associatedWith Campbell, Thomas E. (Thomas Edward), 1878-1944. person
associatedWith Cannon, Joseph. person
associatedWith Clark, Charles (Charles Walker), 1871-1933. person
associatedWith Coles, George R. person
associatedWith Colorado Mine Operators Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Copper Country Commercial Club of Michigan. corporateBody
associatedWith Davidson, Robert J. person
associatedWith Davis, W. F., fl. 1903. person
associatedWith Debs, Theodore, 1864-1945. person
associatedWith Donnelly, J. H. person
associatedWith Driscoll, John. person
associatedWith Eckert, Ken. person
associatedWith Edwards, Frank J. person
associatedWith Foster, Thomas, fl. 1903. person
associatedWith French, Thomas. person
associatedWith Germer, Adolph. person
associatedWith Germer, Adolph, 1881- person
associatedWith Gooding, Frank R., 1928- person
associatedWith Haywood, Big Bill, 1869-1928. person
associatedWith Idaho State Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Industrial Workers of the World. corporateBody
associatedWith International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers. corporateBody
associatedWith International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers. Local 1 (Butte, Mont.) corporateBody
associatedWith Kirby, George T. person
associatedWith MacDonald, Jesse (Jesse Juan) person
associatedWith McBride, John. person
associatedWith McCluskey, H. S. person
associatedWith McLenegan, Lew J. person
associatedWith Metal Mineworkers' Industrial Union. Butte Branch. corporateBody
associatedWith Murray, Philip, 1886-1952. person
associatedWith National Association of Die Casting Workers. corporateBody
associatedWith New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations corporateBody
associatedWith Non-Partisan League of Montana. corporateBody
associatedWith Parker, Sherman, fl. 1903. person
associatedWith Peabody, James H. (James Hamilton), 1852-1917. person
associatedWith Pease, Harlow. person
associatedWith Pettibone, George A. person
associatedWith Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. corporateBody
associatedWith Powell, George. person
associatedWith Provisional Metalworkers' Council (CIO) corporateBody
associatedWith Provisional Metalworkers' Council (CIO) corporateBody
associatedWith Robinson, James, fl. 1933. person
associatedWith Robinson, Reid. person
associatedWith Scovill Manufacturing Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Silvey, Ted F. person
associatedWith State Mining Council (Mont.) corporateBody
associatedWith Steunenberg, Frank W., 1861-1905. person
associatedWith Stutz, Robert L. (Robert Louis), 1917- person
associatedWith Tally, Robert (Robert Emmet), 1877-1936. person
associatedWith Temme, Fred. person
associatedWith Thiel Detective Agency. corporateBody
associatedWith Travis, Maurice. person
associatedWith United States. corporateBody
associatedWith Verde Mine Operators Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Western Federation of Miners. corporateBody
associatedWith Western Federation of Miners. Local 67 (Bingham, Utah) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Montana
United States
United States
United States
Canada
United States
United States
United States
United States
Utah--Bingham
Montana
Arizona--Clarksdale
United States
United States
United States
Colorado
California
United States
Arizona--Jerome
Subject
Strikebreakers
Company towns
Coeur d'Alene Miners' Strike, Idaho, 1899
Trials (murder)
Political prisoners
Cripple Creek Strike, Cripple Creek Colo., 1903-1904
Wage-price policy
World War, 1914-1918--Economic aspects
World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects
Miners
Anarchism and anarchists
Loyalty oaths
Cooperative societies
Copper miners
Industrial mobilization
Strikes and lockouts, sympathetic
Railroads
Silk Workers' Strike, Paterson, N.J., 1924
Security clearances
Labor unions
Nonferrous metal industries
Assembly, Right of
Labor unions--Miners--Officials and employees--Interviews
Open and closed shop
Stevedores
Mine safety
Labor unions--Political activity
Labor laws and legislation
Labor unions and communism
Criminal syndicalism
Civil rights
Foreign workers
Deportation
Lumber trade
Anti-communist movements
Syndicalism
Cripple Creek Strike, Cripple Creek, Colo., 1893
Internal security
Occupation
Detectives
Collector
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Active 1945

Active 1965

English,

Hungarian,

Polish

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