Harold J. Ruttenberg papers, 1933-1967 (bulk 1933-1963).


Harold J. Ruttenberg papers, 1933-1967 (bulk 1933-1963).

Correspondence, memoranda, pamphlets, bulletins, drafts and typescripts of books and articles, and clippings generated and collected by Ruttenberg while serving as research director for the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) and the United Steelworkers of America, as a member of the U.S. War Production Board, and with the Portsmouth Steel Company. Includes material on general labor studies, blacks in labor, steel industry and labor conditions (1933-1960), the steel strike of 1959, the Congress of Industrial Organizations, the American Federation of Labor, the Pennsylvania Security League, and the League of Women Shoppers. Items documenting the organizing, collective bargaining, and administrative activities of the SWOC and the USWA include: correspondence and memoranda of officers and staff, convention proceedings, collective bargaining agreements, and National War Labor Board and National Labor Relations Board briefs. The Ruttenberg collection also contains related material covering steel unionization during the depression era. There are correspondence, reports, and minutes pertaining to the employee representation committees of the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Company and the rank and file revolt within the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers international union. Prominent correspondents include Philip Murray, Clinton Golden, and Eugene Grace.

15 cubic feet.

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