Adolph Germer Papers on Microfilm

Collection Number: 5809 mf

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Adolph Germer Papers on Microfilm, 1898-1966
Collection Number:
5809 mf
Creator:
Germer, Adolph
Quantity:
30 microfilm reels
Forms of Material:
Papers (documents), microfilm.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, speeches, subject files, and personal materials of Adolph Germer.
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.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The Germer collection is divided into six overlapping series of manuscripts:
Series 1: Correspondence, 1901-1966.
Series 2: Speeches, 1914[?]-1961.
Series 3: Personal material regarding Adolph Germer, 1900-1960.
Series 4: Subject files on the labor movement, 1898-1961.
Series 5: Diaries, 1930-1958.
Series 6: Scrapbook, 1930-1964.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Germer, Adolf
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.)

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:
Papers (documents)
Microfilm.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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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 on Microfilm #5809 mf. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5256: Adolph Germer Papers

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Reel 1
Reel 1 Item 1 1901-1910
Reel 1 Item 2 1911-1913
Reel 1 Item 3 1914-1918
Reel 1 Item 4 1919-1929
Reel 1 Item 5 1930
Reel 1 Item 6 1931
Reel 2
Reel 2 Item 1 1932
Reel 2 Item 2 1933
Reel 2 Item 3 1934
January-February 1934.
Reel 2 Item 4 1934
March 2-16, 1934
Reel 2 Item 5 1934
March 17-31, 1934
Reel 2 Item 6 1934
April-December, 1934
Reel 2 Item 7 1935
January-August 1935
Reel 3
Reel 3 Item 1 1935
September-December 1935
Reel 3 Item 2 1936
January-March 1936
Reel 3 Item 3 1936
April-June 1936
Reel 3 Item 4 1936
July-December 1936
Reel 4
Reel 4 Item 1 1937
Reel 4 Item 2 1938
Reel 4 Item 3 1939
Reel 4 Item 4 1940
January-June 1940
Reel 4 Item 5 1940
July 1940
Reel 4 Item 6 1940
August 1940
Reel 5
Reel 5 Item 1 1940
September 1940
Reel 5 Item 2 1940
October 1940
Reel 5 Item 3 1940
November-December 1940
Reel 5 Item 4 1941
January-February 1941
Reel 5 Item 5 1941
March-April 1941
Reel 6
Reel 6 Item 1 1941
May-December 1941
Reel 6 Item 2 1942
January-March 1942
Reel 6 Item 3 1942
April-May 1942
Reel 6 Item 4 1942
June-July 1942
Reel 6 Item 5 1942
August-September 1942
Reel 6 Item 6 1942
October-December 1942
Reel 7
Reel 7 Item 1 1943
January-March 1943
Reel 7 Item 2 1943
April-June 1943
Reel 7 Item 3 1943
July-December 1943
Reel 7 Item 4 1944
January-April 1944
Reel 8
Reel 8 Item 1 1944
May-June 1944
Reel 8 Item 2 1944
July-August 1944
Reel 8 Item 3 1944
September 1944
Reel 8 Item 4 1944
October-December 1944
Reel 8 Item 5 1945
January-March 1945
Reel 9
Reel 9 Item 1 1945
April-May 1945
Reel 9 Item 2 1945
June 1945
Reel 9 Item 3 1945
July 1945
Reel 9 Item 4 1945
August 1945
Reel 10
Reel 10 Item 1 1945
September 1945
Reel 10 Item 2 1945
October-December 1945
Reel 10 Item 3 1946
January-May 1946
Reel 10 Item 4 1946
June-December 1946
Reel 11
Reel 11 Item 1 1947
January-July 1947
Reel 11 Item 2 1947
August-December 1947
Reel 11 Item 3 1948
January-March 1948
Reel 11 Item 4 1948
April-May 1948
Reel 12
Reel 12 Item 1 1948
June 1948
Reel 12 Item 2 1948
July-August 1948
Reel 12 Item 3 1948
September-October 1948
Reel 12 Item 4 1948
November-December 1948
Reel 13
Reel 13 Item 1 1949
January-May 1949
Reel 13 Item 2 1949
June-December 1949
Reel 13 Item 3 1950
January-March 1950
Reel 13 Item 4 1950
April-June 1950
Reel 14
Reel 14 Item 1 1950
July-December 1950
Reel 14 Item 2 1951
January-April 1951.
Reel 14 Item 3 1951
May-December 1951
Reel 14 Item 4 1952
Reel 14 Item 5 1953
January-June 1953
Reel 15
Reel 15 Item 1 1953
July-December 1953
Reel 15 Item 2 1954
Reel 15 Item 3 1955
Reel 15 Item 4 1956
Reel 15 Item 5 1957
Reel 16
Reel 16 Item 1 1958
Reel 16 Item 2 1959
Reel 16 Item 3 1960
Reel 16 Item 4 1961
Reel 16 Item 5 1962
Reel 16 Item 6 1963
Reel 16 Item 7 1964-1966
1964-1966 and Undated.
Reel 17
Reel 17 Item 1 1933-1942
[1914], 1933-1942
Reel 17 Item 2 1914
Reel 17 Item 3 1933
Reel 17 Item 4 1934
Reel 17 Item 5 1936
Reel 17 Item 6 1937
Reel 17 Item 7 1936
[1936?]
Reel 17 Item 8 1937
[1937?]
Reel 17 Item 9 1937
Reel 17 Item 10 1938
Reel 17 Item 11 1937
Reel 17 Item 12 1937
Reel 17 Item 13 1939
Reel 17 Item 14 1939
Reel 17 Item 15 1940
Reel 17 Item 16 1940
Reel 17 Item 17 1942
Reel 17 Item 18 1939
Reel 17 Item 19 1939
Reel 17 Item 20 1940
Reel 17 Item 21 1942
Reel 17 Item 22 1941
Reel 17 Item 23 1942
Reel 17 Item 24 1942
Reel 17 Item 25 1942
Reel 17 Item 26 1943-1961
1943-[1961?]
Reel 17 Item 27 1942
[1942?]
Reel 17 Item 28 1943
[1943?]
Reel 17 Item 29 1944
[1944?]
Reel 17 Item 30 1945
Reel 17 Item 31 1945
Reel 17 Item 32 1948
[1948]
Reel 17 Item 33 1947
Reel 17 Item 34 1948
Reel 17 Item 35 1948
Reel 17 Item 36 1948
[1948?]
Reel 17 Item 37 1949
Reel 17 Item 38 1949
Reel 17 Item 39 1950
Reel 17 Item 40 1951
[1951?]
Reel 17 Item 41 1951
Reel 17 Item 42 1951
Reel 17 Item 43 1950
Reel 17 Item 44 1954
[1954?]
Reel 17 Item 45 1950-1959
[1950s?]
Reel 17 Item 46 1954
[1954?]
Reel 17 Item 47 1954
[1954?]
Reel 17 Item 48 1961
[1961?]
Reel 17 Item 49 1960-1962
Reel 17 Item 50 1931-1966
Reel 17 Item 51 1917-1919
Reel 17 Item 52 1931-1958
1931-1958 and Undated.
Reel 17 Item 53 1946-1947
Reel 18
Reel 18 Item 1 1900-1960
1900-1960 and Undated
Reel 18 Item 2 1931-1936
1931-1936 [1930-1936]
Reel 18 Item 3 1916-1934
1916, 1932-1934
Reel 18 Item 4 1933-1935
Reel 18 Item 5 1933-1935
Reel 18 Item 6 1935
February-May 1935.
Reel 18 Item 7 1930-1958
1930-1958 and Undated.
Reel 19
Reel 19 Item 1 1936-1956
Reel 19 Item 2 1930-1939
[1930s?]
Reel 19 Item 3 1943-1954
Reel 19 Item 4 1936-1946
Reel 20
Reel 20 Item 1 1948
Reel 20 Item 2 1949
Reel 20 Item 3 1950
Reel 20 Item 4 1950
Reel 20 Item 5 1951-1952
Reel 20 Item 6 1953
Reel 20 Item 7 1954
Reel 20 Item 8 1955-1961
1955, 1959-1961
Reel 20 Item 9 1938-1939
Reel 20 Item 10 1940
Reel 21
Reel 21 Item 1 1948-1950
Reel 21 Item 2 1947-1948
Reel 21 Item 3 1940-1953
Reel 21 Item 4 1951
Reel 21 Item 5 1945-1949
Reel 21 Item 6 1939
[1939?]
Reel 22
Reel 22 Item 1 1936-1937
Reel 22 Item 2 1930-1953
1930s, 1946, 1952-1953
Reel 22 Item 3 1934-1955
Reel 22 Item 4 1937-1963
1937-1963 and Undated.
Reel 23
Reel 23 Item 1 1949-1959
1949, 1954-1959.
Reel 23 Item 2 1943-1951
1943, 1948-1951
Reel 23 Item 3 1943-1957
1943, 1948-1957
Reel 23 Item 4 1951-1956
Reel 23 Item 5 1941
Reel 24
Reel 24 Item 1 1941
Reel 24 Item 2 1940
Reel 24 Item 3 1941
Reel 24 Item 4 1943
Reel 24 Item 5 1945
Reel 24 Item 6 1947
Reel 24 Item 7 1949
Reel 24 Item 8 1945
Reel 25
Reel 25 Item 1 1945
Reel 25 Item 2 1949
Reel 25 Item 3 1935-1936
Reel 25 Item 4 1938-1945
1938, 1945 [, and 1950s]
Reel 25 Item 5 1946-1950
Reel 25 Item 6 1898-1929
1898-1929 [1942]
Reel 26
Reel 26 Item 1 1930-1944
Reel 26 Item 2 1933-1937
Reel 26 Item 3 1930
Locations: Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Iowa, Kansas, Indiana, West Virginia, New York, Kentucky.
Reel 26 Item 4 1931
Locations: Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia.
Reel 26 Item 5 1932
Locations: Illinois, Michigan. [Diaries dating 1933-1934 missing in original]
Reel 26 Item 6 1935
Locations: Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, District of Columbia, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana.
Reel 27
Reel 27 Item 1 1936
Locations: Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Ontario, Kentucky, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Georgia, Alabama.
Reel 27 Item 2 1937
Locations: Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Texas, Missouri, Mexico, Indiana, Kansas, West Virginia, District of Columbia, Wisconsin, New York, New Jersey.
Reel 27 Item 3 1938
Locations: Michigan, Ohio, District of Columbia, Illinois, Texas, California, Wyoming, Colorado, Indiana, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania.
Reel 27 Item 4 1939
Locations: Michigan, Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut.
Reel 27 Item 5 1940
Locations: New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Connecticut, New Jersey, District of Columbia, Illinois, Michigan, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Idaho, California.
Reel 28
Reel 28 Item 1 1942
Locations: Washington, Illinois, District of Columbia, Minnesota, Montana, Oregon, New York, California, Missouri, Colorado.
Reel 28 Item 2 1942
Locations: Colorado, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, District of Columbia, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Montana, California, Utah, Nevada, Texas, Mexico, Michigan, Massachusetts, New York, Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas.
Reel 28 Item 3 1943
Locations: Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, Montana, California, Idaho, Utah, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, District of Columbia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, New York, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Reel 28 Item 4 1944
Locations: Oregon, Montana, Colorado, Utah, Illinois, Wisconsin, District of Columbia, Missouri, Nebraska, Washington, Iowa, Minnesota, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Michigan, British Columbia, Kentucky, Ohio.
Reel 28 Item 5 1945
Locations: Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Montana, Utah, Washington, Oregon, California, Kentucky, Massachusetts, British Columbia, Manitoba.
Reel 29
Reel 29 Item 1 1946
Locations: Illinois, Nebraska, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, Ohio, California, Mexico, Oregon, Washington, District of Columbia, New Mexico, Virginia, West Virginia, Quebec, Nova Scoti
Reel 29 Item 2 1947
Locations: Illinois, District of Columbia, New York, Great Britain, France, Germany, Senegal, Czechoslovakia, New Jersey, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wyoming, California, Washington
Reel 29 Item 3 1948
Locations: Illinois, District of Columbia, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, California, British Columbia, Washington, Iowa, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, New York, Wyoming.
Reel 29 Item 4 1949
Locations: Illinois, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Utah, Colorado, District of Columbia, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, Wyoming.
Reel 29 Item 5 1950
Locations: Illinois, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, California, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Ontario, Michigan, Wyoming, Idaho, District of Columbia, Montana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama.
Reel 29 Item 6 1951
Locations: Illinois, District of Columbia, Ohio, Michigan, Colorado, Wyoming, Oregon, Utah, New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Quebec, Pennsylvania, Arizona, California, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa.
Reel 30
Reel 30 Item 1 1952
Locations: Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, California, Illinois, Idaho, District of Columbia, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Minnesota.
Reel 30 Item 2 1953
Locations: Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Oregon, Washington, California, Mexico, District of Columbia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, British Columbia, Idaho.
Reel 30 Item 3 1954
Locations: Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado.
Reel 30 Item 4 1954
Locations: Illinois, District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York, Wisconsin, Colorado, Wyoming, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, British Columbia, California, Minnesota, Montana, Utah, Puerto Rico, United States Virgin Islands, Missouri.
Reel 30 Item 5 1955
Locations: Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, District of Columbia, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Alabama, Tennessee, Ohio, Missouri, Louisiana, Oregon, California, Arkansas, Washington
Reel 30 Item 6 1956
Locations: Illinois, Oregon, Ontario, Wisconsin.
Reel 30 Item 7 1957
Locations: Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio.
Reel 30 Item 8 1958
Locations: Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, California.
Reel 30 Item 9 1930-1964
1930-1964 and Undated