John L. Lewis Papers, 1879-1969

Summary Information

Title: John L. Lewis Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1879-1969

  • Lewis, John Llewellyn, 1880-1969
Call Number: Mss 91; Micro 458; Disc 103A; Tape 493A; Tape 1084A; DC 520

Quantity: 4.0 c.f. (10 archives boxes), 4 reels of microfilm (35mm), 1 tape recording, 34 disc recordings, and 1 film

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), 1920-1960, including correspondence, speeches, reports, union financial and travel notebooks, genealogical information, newspaper clippings, photographs, film, tape recordings, and disc recordings containing many of Lewis' more important speeches. The union financial and travel notebooks provide important information about the UMWA from 1911 to 1926. The important subjects of correspondence include the following persons: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, Philip Murray, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Wendell L. Willkie; and the following subjects: the UMWA Welfare and Retirement Fund, hospital care for miners, the Taft-Hartley Act, and Roosevelt and Willkie's relationship with the UMWA.

Language: English

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