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The George Medrick papers document his extensive union organizing career. Medrick emigrated to the United States from eastern Europe in 1903 and entered the mines of West Virginia the following year. In 1906, Medrick joined the United Mine Workers of America and in 1936 he became the director of the Steelworkers Organizing Committee (SWOC) in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In 1942, Medrick was appointed Director of United Steelworkers of America District 11, in Harrisburg where he remained until his retirement in 1963.
This digital collection forms a part of the "Beneath the Surface and Cast in Steel: Forging the American Industrial Union Movement Digital Project" funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources.
- Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers of North America records
- John Chorey papers
- Howard Truman Curtiss Papers
- George Hoenshel Fleming Sr. family papers
- George Medrick Papers
- Philip Murray papers
- Harold Rasmussen scrapbooks, badges, and buttons
- United Mine Workers of America photographic, graphic, and artifacts collection
- United Mine Workers of America, President's Office Correspondence
- United Steelworkers of America District 33 records