William Green Papers on Microfilm

Collection Number: 5761 mf

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
William Green Papers on Microfilm, 1891-1956
Collection Number:
5761 mf
Creator:
Green, William
Quantity:
21 microfilm reels
Forms of Material:
Diaries, speeches (documents), microfilm.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondents of note include Mother Jones, George Meany, Matthew Woll, Daniel Tobin, President Woodrow Wilson, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and officers of the United Mine Workers of America.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

William Green (March 3, 1873 November 21, 1952)
After eight years of formal schooling, William Green began work in the coal mines of Ohio at age sixteen. Two years later, Green became secretary of the Coshocton Progressive Miners Union, which later became a local of the United Mine Workers of America. Green proceeded to hold a series of offices in the UMWA, including a ten year tenure as UMWA international secretary treasurer after an unsuccessful campaign for the UMWA presidency in 1910. Green served two terms in the Ohio Senate, where he wrote that state's workmen's compensation act. In 1914, he became a fourth vice-president and member of the Executive Council of the American Federation of Labor. Upon the death of Samuel Gompers in 1924, Green became president of the AFL and continued to hold that post until his death in 1952.
Green was successful in acquiring federation support for a national unemployment insurance system sponsored largely by employer donations. In 1935 he facilitated the passage of the National Labor Relations Act, to help empower workers' rights to organize and to take part in collective bargaining. Green helped pass the Fair Labor Standards Act, in 1938, which became the first federal law in instituting minimum wages and the 40-hour workweek.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondents of note include Mother Jones, George Meany, Matthew Woll, Daniel Tobin, President Woodrow Wilson, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and officers of the United Mine Workers of America.
SUBJECTS

Names:
n Jones, Mother, 1837-1930
Green, William, 1872-1952
Lewis, John L. (John Llewellyn), 1880-1969.
Meany, George, 1894-
Murray, Philip, 1886-1952
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Tobin, Daniel J. (Daniel Joseph), 1875-1955
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
Woll, Matthew, 1880-1956.
American Federation of Labor
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.)
United Mine Workers of America.
United States. Labor Management Relations Act, 1947.
United States. National Labor Relations Act.

Subjects:
Depressions -- 1929 -- United States.
Labor unions -- United States -- Officials and employees.
Labor unions and communism -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945-- Economic aspects -- United States.
Labor leaders.
Coal mining industry. United States. State supervision.
Mine safety. Law and legislation. United States.
Nationalization. Railroads. United States.
Plumb Plan
Strikes and lockouts. Coal mining industry. United States.
Trade-unions. United States. Corrupt practices.
Unemployment relief. United States.
Workers' compensation. Law and legislation. United States.
World War, 1939-1945. Refugees.

Form and Genre Terms:
Diaries.
Speeches (documents)
Microfilm.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Cite As:
William Green Papers on Microfilm #5761 mf. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5402 mf: Correspondence of American Federation of Labor President William Green on Microfilm
5431 mf: Letterpress Copybooks of Samuel Gompers and William Green, Presidents on Microfilm
5431 mf: Letterpress Copybooks of Samuel Gompers and William Green, Presidents on Microfilm
SERIES LIST

Series I: Correspondence and memoranda
Series II: Expense reports
Series III: Speeches and statements
Series IV: Subject files

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Reel 1 Item 1 1909-1911
Material from Box 1: Folder 1.
Reel 1 Item 2 1912-1916
Material from Box 1: Folder 2.
Reel 1 Item 3 1916-1917
Material from Box 1: Folder 3.
Reel 1 Item 4 1917-1918
Material from Box 1: Folder 4.
Reel 1 Item 5 1919
Material from Box 1: Folder 5.
Reel 1 Item 6 1920
Material from Box 1: Folder 6.
Reel 2 Item 1 1920
Material from Box 1: Folder 7.
Reel 2 Item 2 1920-1921
Material from Box 1: Folder 8.
Reel 2 Item 3 1921-1928
Material from Box 1: Folder 9.
Reel 2 Item 4 1922
Material from Box 1: Folder 10.
Reel 3 Item 1 1923
Material from Box 1: Folder 11.
Reel 3 Item 2 1924
Material from Box 1: Folder 12.
Reel 3 Item 3 1924
Material from Box 1: Folder 13.
Reel 3 Item 4 1924
Material from Box 1: Folder 14.
Reel 4 Item 1 1924
Material from Box 1: Folder 15.
Reel 4 Item 2 1925
Material from Box 1: Folder 16.
Reel 4 Item 3 1925
Material from Box 1: Folder 17.
Reel 5 Item 1 1925
Material from Box 1: Folder 18.
Reel 5 Item 2 1925
Material from Box 1: Folder 19.
Reel 5 Item 3 1925-1926
Material from Box 2: Folder 1.
Reel 6 Item 1 1926
Material from Box 2: Folder 2.
Reel 6 Item 2 1927
Material from Box 2: Folder 3.
Reel 6 Item 3 1927-1928
Material from Box 2: Folder 4.
Reel 6 Item 4 1928
Material from Box 2: Folder 5.
Reel 7 Item 1 1929
Material from Box 2: Folder 6.
Reel 7 Item 2 1930
Material from Box 2: Folder 7.
Reel 7 Item 3 1931-1932
Material from Box 2: Folder 8.
Reel 8 Item 1 1933-1934
Material from Box 2: Folder 9.
Reel 8 Item 2 1934-1935
Material from Box 2: Folder 10.
Reel 8 Item 3 1935-1936
Material from Box 2: Folder 11.
Reel 8 Item 4 1936
Material from Box 2: Folder 12.
Reel 9 Item 1 1937
Material from Box 2: Folder 13.
Reel 9 Item 2 1937-1938
Material from Box 2: Folder 14.
Reel 9 Item 3 1938
Material from Box 2: Folder 15.
Reel 9 Item 4 1938
Material from Box 2: Folder 16.
Reel 10 Item 1 1938
Material from Box 3: Folder 1.
Reel 10 Item 2 1939
Material from Box 3: Folder 2.
Reel 10 Item 3 1939
Material from Box 3: Folder 3.
Reel 10 Item 4 1940
Material from Box 3: Folder 4.
Reel 11 Item 1 1940
Material from Box 3: Folder 5.
Reel 11 Item 2 1941
Material from Box 3: Folder 6.
Reel 11 Item 3 1941-1945
Material from Box 3: Folder 7.
Reel 11 Item 4 1942
Material from Box 3: Folder 8.
Reel 11 Item 5 1942
Material from Box 3: Folder 9.
Reel 12 Item 1 1943
Material from Box 3: Folder 10.
Reel 12 Item 2 1944-1945
Material from Box 3: Folder 11.
Reel 12 Item 3 1945-1952
Material from Box 3: Folder 12.
Reel 12 Item 4 1946-1947
Material from Box 3: Folder 13.
Reel 13 Item 1 1948-1950
Material from Box 3: Folder 14.
Reel 13 Item 2 1956
Material from Box 3: Folder 15.
Reel 13 Item 3
Material from Box 3: Folder 16.
Reel 13 Item 4
Material from Box 3: Folder 17.
Reel 13 Item 5 1912-1952
Material from Box 3: Folder 18.
Reel 13 Item 6 1919
Material from Box 3: Folder 19.
Reel 14 Item 7 1913-1914
Material from Box 4: Folder 1.
Reel 14 Item 8 1925-1933
Material from Box 4: Folder 2.
Reel 14 Item 9 1934-1939
Material from Box 4: Folder 3.
Reel 14 Item 10 1939-1943
Material from Box 4: Folder 4.
Reel 14 Item 11 1944-1951
Material from Box 4: Folder 5.
Reel 14 Item 12 1925-1945
Material from Box 4: Folder 6.
Reel 14 Item 13 1919-1932
Material from Box 4: Folder 7.
Reel 14 Item 14 1926
Material from Box 4: Folder 8.
Reel 15 Item 1 1927-1928
Material from Box 4: Folder 9.
Reel 15 Item 2 1929-1931
Material from Box 4: Folder 10.
Reel 15 Item 3 1931-1933
Material from Box 4: Folder 11.
Reel 15 Item 4 1934-1935
Material from Box 4: Folder 12.
Reel 15 Item 5 1936-1939
Material from Box 4: Folder 13.
Reel 15 Item 6 1940-1942
Material from Box 4: Folder 14.
Reel 15 Item 7 1943-1951
Material from Box 4: Folder 15.
Reel 16 Item 1 1920-1929
Material from Box 4: Folder 16.
Reel 16 Item 2 1930-1939
Material from Box 4: Folder 17.
Reel 16 Item 3
Material from Box 4: Folder 18.
Reel 16 Item 4
Material from Box 4: Folder 19.
Reel 16 Item 5 1920-1924
Material from Box 5: Folder 1.
Reel 16 Item 6 1924-1926
Material from Box 5: Folder 2.
Reel 16 Item 7 1927-1934
Material from Box 5: Folder 3.
Reel 17 Item 1 1934-1937
Material from Box 5: Folder 4.
Reel 17 Item 2 1938-1940
Material from Box 5: Folder 5.
Reel 17 Item 3 1941-1952
Material from Box 5: Folder 6.
Reel 17 Item 4
Material from Box 5: Folder 7.
Reel 17 Item 5 1926-1950
Material from Box 5: Folder 8.
Reel 18 Item 1
Material from Box 5: Folder 9.
Reel 18 Item 2 1921-1947
Material from Box 5: Folder 10.
Reel 18 Item 3 1922-1935
Material from Box 5: Folder 11.
Reel 18 Item 4 1891-1949
Material from Box 5: Folder 12.
Reel 18 Item 5 1926-1944
Material from Box 5: Folder 13.
Reel 18 Item 6 1926-1950
Material from Box 5: Folder 14.
Reel 18 Item 7 1919-1939
Material from Box 5: Folder 15.
Reel 19 Item 1 1919-1949
Material from Box 5: Folder 16.
Reel 19 Item 2 1925-1940
Material from Box 5: Folder 17.
Reel 19 Item 3 1926-1949
Material from Box 5: Folder 18.
Reel 19 Item 4 1936-1944
Material from Box 5: Folder 19.
Reel 19 Item 5 1936-1941
Material from Box 5: Folder 20.
Reel 19 Item 6 1923-1944
Material from Box 6: Folder 1.
Reel 20 Item 1 1932-1936
Material from Box 6: Folder 2.
Reel 20 Item 2 1937-1941
Material from Box 6: Folder 3.
Reel 20 Item 3 1942-1945
Material from Box 6: Folder 4.
Reel 20 Item 4 1928
Material from Box 6: Folder 5.
Reel 21 Item 1 1926-1942
Material from Box 6: Folder 6.
Reel 21 Item 2 1933-1934
Material from Box 6: Folder 7.
Reel 21 Item 3 1938-1947
Material from Box 6: Folder 8.
Reel 21 Item 4 1920-1944
Material from Box 6: Folder 9.
Reel 21 Item 5 1937-1944
Material from Box 6: Folder 10.
Reel 21 Item 6 1912-1952
Material from Box 6: Folder 11.