Series 2. Files on the history of the non-ferrous metals industry, 1945-1952.


Jensen, Vernon H.,. Series 2. Files on the history of the non-ferrous metals industry, 1945-1952.

Series 2. Files on the history of the non-ferrous metals industry, 1945-1952.

Consist chiefly of correspondence and manuscript notes of interviews of Vernon Jensen (professor, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations) with various union leaders and individuals concerned with the non-ferrous metals industry. Also, some pamphlets, and research notes of Jensen on strikes, union organizing, and the history of unionism in the non-ferrous metals industry. Include correspondence of Jensen with Ted F. Silvey (deputy assistant administrator, U.S. Office of Labor) on the McCarran Committee investigations and the metal mining industry (1952); with Ken Eckert (president, National Association of Die Casting Workers) on Jensen's research, and the history of the non-ferrous metals industry (1948); and with Adolph Germer (national representative, Congress of Industrial Organizations) on the leadership of the WFM (1945-1948). Also correspondence of Adolph Germer with Theodore Debs and Edward Boyce (founder, WFM) on the life and work of Boyce.

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