John Llewellyn Lewis Papers on Microfilm

Collection Number: 5429 mf

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
John Llewellyn Lewis Papers on Microfilm,
Collection Number:
5429 mf
Creator:
Lewis, John L.
Quantity:
4 microfilm reels
Forms of Material:
Microfilm, papers (documents) .
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Fragment of personal papers of John L. Lewis, including correspondence, speeches, reports, union records, personal documents, memorabilia, clippings, and photographs.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

John L. Lewis was born in Lucas, Iowa in 1880. From 1917 until his death in 1969 he served the United Mine Workers of America, acting as its president from 1920 to 1960. Lewis led in the establishment of the Congress of Industrial Organizations and served as CIO president until his resignation from that post in 1940.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers are those jointly purchased at auction in Milwaukee in 1969 by Cornell University, Wayne State University, and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and augmented by photographic copies of letters purchased by private collectors.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Lewis, John L. (John Llewellyn), 1880-1969
Niermann, Eleanor
United Mine Workers of America.

Subjects:
Labor unions--United States--Officials and employees.
Trade-union leadership. United States.

Form and Genre Terms:
Microfilm.
Papers (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:
John Llewellyn Lewis Papers on Microfilm #5429 mf. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Reel 1
positive
Reel 2
positive
Reel 3
positive
Reel 4
positive