Uniroyal, Inc. Records, 1917-1990

Summary Information

Title: Uniroyal, Inc. Records
Inclusive Dates: 1917-1990

  • Uniroyal, Inc. (Eau Claire, Wis.)
Call Number: Eau Claire Mss CB; PH 6055; EA 046-EA 051; VBB 626-VBB 628

Quantity: 33.2 cubic foot (80 archives boxes and 3 flat boxes), 6 reels of film (8 mm), 3 videorecordings (3/4-inch U-Matic user copies), and photographs

Archival Locations:
UW-Eau Claire McIntyre Library / Eau Claire Area Research Ctr. (Map)
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records of Uniroyal Inc., a rubber tire manufacturing plant in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, documenting the plant's general operations and expansion from its founding in 1917 as the Gillette Safety Tire Company to its reincarnation as an ammunition factory during World War II to the plant closing in 1991. The bulk of the records consist of labor contract negotiation and grievance case files, minutes, memoranda, correspondence, reports, photographs, blueprints, and films. The collection documents collective bargaining and labor relations with Local 19 of the United Rubber Workers of America, tire production, reconversion of the plant from ordnance to synthetic rubber production, and modernization after World War II. Additional newsletters, notices, membership lists, by-laws, correspondence, and photographs from 1948 to 1990 document the fundraising, social, and charitable activities of the Royaleers Club, an organization for female salaried employees. Certain basic documentation of the Eau Claire plant's operation is missing; there are no annual reports, personnel files, advertising, or sales department records in the collection.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-ec00cb
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