Adolph Germer Papers

Collection Number: 5256

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Adolph Germer Papers, 1945-1947
Collection Number:
5256
Creator:
Germer, Adolph
Quantity:
1 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Records (documents).
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
This collection consists of the papers Adolph Germer collected on his trip to the W.F.T.U. meeting and his membersip of the W.F.T.U. Committee for German Affairs.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Mr. Germer was born in Welan, Germany In 1881 and came to the United States in 1888. His father was a miner, and Adolph went to work in the coal mines of Staunton, Illinois, when he was eleven years old. He joined the United Mine Workers of America in 1894 and held various offices; among them the United Mine Workers representative to the World Miners Congress in Amsterdam in 1912. He participated in the Colorado strike in 1913.
He joined the Socialist Party in 1900, and was its national secretary from 1916 to 1919. He was arrested, tried and convicted of subversion in the famous trial of 1918. With Eugene V. Debs and Victor L. Berger he wrote the Socialist Party report on the West Virginia Coal Strike in 1913.
In 1933 he joined the Oil Field, Gas Well and Refinery Workers and became an international organizer He participated in the formation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations and was on its staff as an organizer. He was its delegate to the World Federation of Trade Unions meeting in Prague in 1947.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Germer, Adolph
World Federation of Trade Unions

Subjects:
Labor unions -- Organizing -- United States
Strikes and lockouts -- Coal mining -- United States
Coal miners -- Labor unions -- United States
Collective bargaining -- Coal mining industry -- United States

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Access to the collections in the Kheel Center is restricted. Please contact a reference archivist for access to these materials.
Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
Adolph Germer Papers #5256. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5396 mf: World Federation of Trade Unions Reports and Minutes on Microfilm
5595: World Federation of Trade Unions Records
5809 mf: Adolph Germer Papers on Microfilm

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Box 1 Folder 2
Box 1 Folder 3 1945
Feb. 5th-7th in Washington
Box 1 Folder 4 1946
September
Box 1 Folder 5 1946
October
Box 1 Folder 6 1946
December 10th in Paris
Box 1 Folder 7 1947
June in Prague
Box 1 Folder 8 1947
June in Prague
Box 1 Folder 9 1947
June in Prague
Box 1 Folder 10 1947
April 10th-13th
Box 1 Folder 11 1947
Box 1 Folder 12 1947
January to February
Box 1 Folder 13 1947
February 12th-May 5th
Box 1 Folder 14
Box 1 Folder 15
Box 1 Folder 16
Box 1 Folder 17 1947
Collected by Mr. Germer during the W.F.T.U. Council Meeting in June