Vernon H. Jensen series 1, subseries 3. Publication files, 1893-1952.
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The Committee for Industrial Organization was formed by the presidents of eight international unions in 1935. The presidents of these unions were dissatisfied with the American Federation of Labor's unwillingness to commit itself to a program of organizing industrial unions. In 1936, the A.F. of L. suspended the ten unions which proceeded to organize an independent federation, the Congress of Industrial Organizations. The CIO subsequently became the A.F. of L.'s chief rival for the leadership of...
The International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers (IUMMSW) emerged in 1916 from the more radical Western Federation of Miners (WFM) which organized mine and copper industry workers. IUMMSW reasserted its presence in the western mines, most successfully during the five-month strike in Butte and Anaconda (Montana) in 1934. A founding member of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), the IUMMSW was expelled in 1950 because of the Union's perceived Communist ties. In 1967, the IUMMS...
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...
Manufacturer of brass objects such as buttons and other fasteners, screws, parts for lamps, tools, etc. Located in Waterbury, Connecticut. Incorporated in 1850, but the business extended back at least until 1802. Among firms which became part of Scovill were Matthews and Willard, Schrader, Hamilton-Beach, American Pin, and Morency, Van Buren. From the description of Records, ca. 1790-1956 (inclusive). (Harvard Business School). WorldCat record id: 17266382 From the descripti...
The Anaconda claim was located in 1875. In 1881 Marcus Daly discovered the copper vein that began copper mining in Butte, Montana. The Anaconda Copper Mining Company was organized on June 18, 1895 in Butte and it dominated the early industrial history of Montana. In 1903 nearly three-quarters of the wage earners in the state were either directly or indirectly working for the company. In 1917 there was a general miners' strike, and much worker/owner tension stirred up by the war, the I.W.W., and ...
The IWW is a labor organization dedicated to uniting laborers around the world into a single large union. From the description of Collection 1916-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 778701431 Established in Chicago in 1905 by sponsors of socialism and the remnants of previous labor unions, including the Knights of Labor, Western Federation of Miners and the American Labor Union, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), or "Wobblies", evolved into a radical industrial unio...
Governor of Arizona, 1918-1922. From the description of Campbell photographs, 1921-1922. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 42416567 ...