Lewis L. Lorwin Papers

Collection Number: 5152

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


Lewis L. Lorwin Papers, 1952-1962
Collection Number:
Lorwin, Lewis L.
2 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Reports .
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Consist chiefly of reports and agendas of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, correspondence, studies and reports regarding international relations, the world economy and trade unions throughout the world, especially in postwar Europe
Collection material in English


Lewis Lorwin was an economist and labor historian, who over the course of his career, worked as economic advisor to the International Labor Office, the New York State Labor Department, the National Resources Planning Board, and the Foreign Economic Administration. He also held positions at the Brookings Institution and the Office of International Trade of the Department of Commerce.


Consist chiefly of reports and agenda of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) held in Brussels and New York, 1949-1962, which deal with nuclear warfare and universal disarmament, World Refugee Year (1959), foreign investments in economically underdeveloped countries, atomic energy, expansion of international trade, married women in employment, foreign assistance to developing countries, fair labor standards in international trade, the European coal and steel community, international migration problems, ICFTU boycott of South Africa, forced labor, workweek, Hungarian people's fight for freedom, the Middle East, and the United Nations. Also materials on Aden, Africa, Algeria, Aruba, Berlin, Brazil, Congo, Costa Rica, Curaao, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Finland, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Lebanon, Netherlands Antilles, Nyasaland, Oceania, Okinawa, Pakistan, Paraguay, Portugal (and the Portuguese colonies), Rhodesia, Spain, Surinam, Thailand, Tibet, Tunisia, Uganda, Venezuela, and West Irian (Dutch New Guinea).
Also copies of letters (l947) from Matthew Woll (vice-president of the American Federation of Labor) to George C. Marshall (secretary of state) regarding the situation in Germany which shut the A.F.of L. off from the French and Russian zones; to Robert P. Patterson (secretary of war) regarding the A.F. of L. protest of the visit of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) mission to Japan and Korea (with Patterson's reply); to Premier Paul Ramadier regarding the French military government in Germany refusing A.F. of L. representative entry permit into French zones and refusal to accept mail.
Studies and reports concern A.F. of L. union structure (1939), communism in Eastern and Southeastern Europe (1947), trade union government (1961), labor-management relations (1960), trade union issues (1947), labor philosophy (1959), neo-institutionalism and economic change (1965), labor racketeering (1965), wage price guidelines (1966), reconstruction of the international union movement (1949), World Trade Union Conference (1944), coal economy throughout the world (1947), and Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) (1948).
Reprints of articles by Lorwin and clippings, news releases, speeches and published articles on the CIO and A.F. of L. abroad, socialism, and communism.
Also scattered holograph notes.

Lorwin, Lewis Levitzki, 1883-1970
Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959
Patterson, Robert P. (Robert Porter), 1891-1952
Ramadier, Paul, 1888-1961
Woll, Matthew, 1880-1956
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
United Nations
World Federation of Trade Unions.

Atomic weapons and disarmament.
Atomic power--International control.
Nuclear disarmament.
Berlin (Germany)--Politics and government--1945-1990.
Berlin (Germany)--History--1945-1990.
Boycotts--South Africa.
Communism--Europe, Eastern.
Communism--Europe, Southern.
Economic assistance, American.
Forced labor.
Foreign trade and employment.
International economic relations.
International labor activities.
Labor policy--Aden.
Labor policy--Cyprus.
Labor policy--Dominican Republic.
Labor policy--Greece.
Labor policy--Indonesia.
Labor policy--Korea (South)
Labor policy--Okinawa Island (Japan)
Labor policy--Paraguay.
Labor policy--Rhodesia and Nyasaland.
Labor policy--Thailand.
Racketeering--United States.
Reconstruction (1939-1951)--Europe.
Sex discrimination in employment.
Labor unions--Africa.
Labor unions--Algeria.
Labor unions--Aruba.
Labor unions--Brazil.
Labor unions--Costa Rica.
Labor unions--Curaao.
Labor unions--Finland.
Labor unions--Italy.
Labor unions--Japan.
Labor unions--Latin America.
Labor unions--Lebanon.
Labor unions--Near East.
Labor unions--Netherlands Antilles.
Labor unions--Oceania.
Labor unions--Pakistan.
Labor unions--Portugal.
Labor unions--Surinam.
Labor unions--Tunisia.
Labor unions--Uganda.
Labor unions--Venezuela.
Labor unions--Zaire.
Labor unions and communism.
Coal mining industry. Europe.
Developing countries. Foreign economic relations.
Steel industry. Europe.

Geographic Subjects:
Berlin (Germany) -- History -- 1945-1990
Germany--History--Allied occupation, 1945-
Hungary--History--Revolution, 1956.
Irian Jaya (Indonesia)--Politics and government--To 1963.
Spain--Politics and government--1939-1975.
Tibet (China). Autonomy.

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Cite As:
Lewis L. Lorwin Papers #5152. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.


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5582: Archives Foreign File (AFF)
5956: Archives Organization File Additional records


Box 1 Folder 1 1952
Box 1 Folder 2 1952
Box 1 Folder 3 1954
Box 1 Folder 4 1955
Box 1 Folder 5 1955
Box 1 Folder 6 1955
Box 1 Folder 7 1955
Box 1 Folder 8 1956
Box 1 Folder 9 1956
Box 1 Folder 10 1956
Box 1 Folder 11 1957
Box 1 Folder 12 1957
Box 1 Folder 13 1957
Box 2 Folder 1 1958
Box 2 Folder 2 1958
Box 2 Folder 3 1958
Box 2 Folder 4 1958
Box 2 Folder 5 1959
Box 2 Folder 6 1959
Box 2 Folder 7 1960
Box 2 Folder 8 1960
Box 2 Folder 9 1961
Box 2 Folder 10 1961
Box 2 Folder 11 1962
Box 3 Folder 1 1947
Box 3 Folder 2 1956
Box 3 Folder 3
Box 3 Folder 4 1947
Box 3 Folder 5 1948
Box 3 Folder 6
Box 3 Folder 7
Box 3 Folder 8
Box 3 Folder 9 1941-1945
Box 3 Folder 10
Box 3 Folder 11 1945-1948
Box 3 Folder 12 1939-1951
Box 3 Folder 13
Box 4 Folder 1 1947
World Federation of Trade Unions. January-February 1947
Box 4 Folder 2 1947
Report presented to the Executive Bureau, Executive Committee, and the General Council of the World Federation of Trade Unions. Prague, June 2-14, 1947.
Box 4 Folder 3 1965
March 17, 1965.
Box 4 Folder 4 1957-1971
Box 4 Folder 5 1951-1957
v.1:no.29-30 (1951: July 21). Includes correspondence from May 13, 1957
Box 4 Folder 6 1949-1958
Box 4 Folder 7 1953
Vienna, October 10-21, 1953.
Box 4 Folder 8 1936-1953
Box 5