Vernon H. Jensen series 1, subseries 3. Publication files, 1893-1952.


Jensen, Vernon H.,. Vernon H. Jensen series 1, subseries 3. Publication files, 1893-1952.

Vernon H. Jensen series 1, subseries 3. Publication files, 1893-1952.

Include published materials from the following sources: Industrial Workers of the World; International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers; Congress of Industrial Organizations; Anaconda Copper Mining Co., Bridgeport Brass, and other mine operators and employer associations; federal and state government bodies; miscellaneous individual authors; newspapers and journals. Materials of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) include the IWW MANIFESTO; pamphlets regarding the history, organizational structure and political ideology of the IWW; and broadsides concerning rival unionism between the IWW and the IUMMSW during strikes called by the Metal Mineworkers Industrial Union No. 800 in Utah, Arizona, Idaho and Montana (1917-1919). Documents of the IUMMSW include collective agreements; manual for shop stewards; handbook for secretaries; scattered issues of newsletters of the IUMMSW and Butte, Montana Miners' Union (1952); notices of meetings; union songs; and pamphlets and reports of the IUMMSW concerning union politics; wartime collective bargaining (1944); history of the IUMMSW (1948): IUMMSW position on the Taft-Hartley amendments (1947); union elections; manpower and wage policies (1942); rival unionism; and the Ansonia-ABC-Anaconda Conference. Reports of various unions include that of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) committee appointed to investigate the breach within the IUMMSW, "Report to President Philip Murray" (1947); resolution and report of the CIO Executive Board on the expulsion of the IUMMSW from the CIO (1950); reports of the CIO Provisional Metal Workers Council on communist influences in the IUMMSW and the resignation of Reid Robinson (president, IUMMSW); handbook for shop stewards of the National Association of Die Casting Workers (1939); and "Reply of the Western Federation of Miners to the 'Red Book' of the Miners Association: Category of Crime of the Mine Operators Association -- a partial list showing 851 men murdered in less than four years" (1904). Files of employers' publications include statements, pamphlets and reports of the American Mining Congress before Congressional committees contemplating amendments to the National Labor Relations Act (1947-1948); of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company regarding safety rules, and properties and operations in Montana; of the Bridgeport Brass Company and Scovill Manufacturing on working conditions (1946); of the Colorado Mine Operators Association: "Criminal Record of the Western Federation of Miners: Coeur d'Alene to Cripple Creek, 1894-1904" (the "Red Book") (1904); and of the Copper County Commercial Club of Michigan on strike investigations (1913). Also, legal documents, press releases, and letters of the American Zinc Company regarding a National Labor Relations Board election and a strike (1949) and refusal of local officers of the IUMMSW to sign anti-communist affidavits; and documents concerning the U.S. Supreme Court case, Eagle-Picher Mining Company vs. the IUMMSW (1944-1945). Additionally, include pamphlets and reports of Thomas E. Campbell on the industrial battles of Jerome and Bisbee (1917-1918); of Frank Edwards on Montana politics (1941); H.G. Wells interviews of Joseph Stalin (1935); Governor J.H. Peabody (Colorado) on Colorado miners' strikes (1904); and Vladimir Lenin's "Letter to American Workers" (1934). Also, include files of news clippings from the BUTTE BYSTANDER describing the formation of the WFM (1893) and various issues dealing with miners (1893-1952); ARIZONA LABOR JOURNAL on the Jerome strike (1917); WEEKLY PEOPLE on the deportation of Arizona miners (1917); and the WATERBURY DEMOCRAT on the split between the IUMMSW and the CIO, the Eagle-Picher suit, union funds, and metal mining (1942-1947). Also, files of articles from journals, newpapers, and periodicals regarding communist influence in the IUMMSW (1947-1948), Western Federation of Miners (WFM) influence in Bingham, Utah (1907); Taft-Hartley Act and the mining industry (1947); and manpower in the metal mining industry (1949-1952); scattered issues of the PEOPLES VOICE, Helena, Mont. (1946-1952); PRODUCERS NEWS, Plentywood, Mont. (1928); the SEARCHLIGHT, Salt Lake City, Utah (1945-1946); and a typewritten term paper of Robert L. Stutz (student, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations) on the secession of the Ansonia Brass Workers (1947).

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