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The Philip Murray papers document the organizing career of Philip Murray, including his work as the International Vice-President to the United Mine Workers of America (1920-1942), the Chairman of the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (1936-1942), the International President of the United Steelworkers of America (1942-1952) and the President of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1942-1952). These materials contain scrapbooks, correspondence, clippings, records, photographs, and artifacts relating to both Murray’s career and personal life with the bulk of materials covering the years between 1936 and 1952. The scrapbooks document key moments in organizing history, including the first Carnegie Illinois Steel Corporation SWOC contract, proposals for peace between the AFL and CIO, and the Philip Murray and John L. Lewis feud, among others.
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