Howard Truman Curtiss Papers, 1888-1947 (bulk 1937-1942)

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Collection Overview

Title:
Howard Truman Curtiss papers
Dates (Inclusive):
1888-1947
Dates (Inclusive):
1937-1942
Creator:
Curtiss, Howard Truman
Abstract:
Howard Truman Curtiss (1897-1983) was a clergyman, USWA organizer and field representative, and labor consultant. He served as Steel Workers Organizing Committee staff representative and organizer and United Steelworkers of America district director.
Abstract:
The collection consists of personal and general correspondence, memoranda, resolutions, pamphlets, broadsides, affidavits, financial records, negatives, newspaper clippings and memorabilia highlighting Curtiss' labor activities.
Collection Number:
1514
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical or Historical Note

Howard Truman Curtiss (1897-1983) was a clergyman, USWA organizer and field representative, and labor consultant. He served as Steel Workers Organizing Committee staff representative and organizer and United Steelworkers of America district director.

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Collection Overview

The collection contains personal and general correspondence, memoranda, resolutions, pamphlets, broadsides, affidavits, financial records, newspaper clippings and memorabilia highlighting Curtiss' activities as a Steel Workers Organizing Committee staff representative and organizer, and United Steelworkers of America district director. These materials chiefly document SWOC's Bethlehem Steel organizing drive in Johnstown, Pa. from 1937 to 1939, and in Bethlehem, Pa. from 1939 to 1941. For the years preceeding his affiliation with the Steelworkers union, Curtiss' activities as a clergyman and social reformer are documented in letters, financial records, and ledgers. Notable correspondents include several steelworkers union officials: David J. McDonald, Emil John (E.J.) Lever, Clinton S. Golden, and Van A. Bittner.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Howard Truman Curtiss Papers (1514), Historical Collections and Labor Archives, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Scrapbooks
  • Photographic

Personal Name(s)

  • Curtiss, Howard Truman

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