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CRA119 -- John Oglesby Papers


1.25 Linear Feet
March 1997

Scope and Content

Mr. John Oglesby served as a union organizer and the first president of United Steelworkers of America Local 1066 in Gary. His collection contains correspondence, reports, flyers, and broadsides from the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC) effort in the Calumet Region.

Box File Description
1 1 Historical Information, John Oglesby/USWA Local 1066, 1979, 1982
2 Historical Calendar, USWA Local 1066, 1982
3-7 Correspondence, Steel Workers Organizing Committee, Square Deal Lodge 1066, 1936-1940, n.d.
8 Correspondence and Reports, National Negro Congress, 1937, 1940
9 Minutes, Grievance Committee, Amalgamated Association, 1937, 1940
10 Speeches/Radio Broadcasts, John Oglesby, n.d.
11 Sample Ballot, Square Deal Lodge 1066, n.d.
12 Agreement, Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation and Steel Workers Organizing Committee, 1937
13 Program, United Steel Workers of America/CI0 Mardi Gras Circus, Gary, 1942
14 Manual, Rules and Methods of Procedure for Lodges, SWOC, 1937
15 Membership Card, Women's Auxiliary, Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers, 1937
16 Proceedings, Second Wage and Policy Convention, Steel Workers Organizing Committee
17 Booklet, National Labor Relations Act and Court Decision Upholding Its Constitutionality, SWOC, 1937
18 Newsarticles, Steel Workers Organizing Committee n.d.

Box File Description
2 1 Newsletter, CIO Regional Reporter, 1940
2 Manual, For CIO Stewards, n.d.
3 Proceedings, Third Constitutional Convention, Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1940
4 Speech, John L. Lewis, October 25, 1940
5 Minutes, Indiana State Industrial Union Council, 1939-1941
6 Booklet, Laws of Indiana Relating to Labor, Division of Labor, June 1940
7 Booklet, Instructions to Supervisory Forces Governing Employee Relationships, Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation, 1936
8 Booklet, Trade Union Facts, Labor Research Association, 1939
9 Report, The Negro as Tenant and Neighbor, United States Housing Authority, 1940
10 Report, Jobs for American Workers: The Negro in the Government's Work Program, Federal Works Agency, n.d.
11 Agreement, Ball-Band (Mishawaka, Indiana) and United Rubber Workers Local 65, 1939
12 Booklet, Information Booklet for Employees, 1938
13 Booklet, Something of the What, Why, and Where of Unemployment, 1940

Box Description
3 Broadsides, (5), Steel Workers Organizing Committee/CIO events, n.d.
4 Newspaper, Steel Labor, Convention Edition, May 24, 1940
4 Newspaper, The CIO News, April 29, 1940
4 Scrapbook, Steel Workers Organizing Committee, 1939-1941

1 box, located in CRA Artifacts Collection

Subject Tracings

  • African Americans -- History
  • Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers
  • Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)
  • Gary
  • Indiana State Industrial Union Council
  • Labor
  • Lewis, John L.
  • Murray, Philip
  • Steel
  • Steel Workers Organizing Committee (SWOC)
  • United Steelworkers of America