UE News photograph collection, 1933-1998.


United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America. UE News photograph collection, 1933-1998.

UE News photograph collection, 1933-1998.

This collection contains photographs dating from 1933 to 1998, the majority of which where taken between 1946 and 1989. These photographs depict many individuals who were UE members, politicians, or important to the union through their work with a company or labor relations. The majority of the photographs contained within the collection were taken in the United States of America and Canada. However, several other countries are represented, including but not limited to: Chile, El Salvador, the European Union, Guatemala, Haiti, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, and the Soviet Union. Such photographs involve international labor tours, conventions, plant openings, and international union establishment. Many of the photographs contain captions assigned by the newspaper editors. A selection of the images from this collection can be found online.

45 linear ft. (36 boxes.)

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