John M. Fox papers, 1938-1958  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
John M. Fox, 1902-1978
Title
John M. Fox papers
Dates
1938-1958 (inclusive)
Quantity
approximately .42 cubic foot
Collection Number
1429
Summary
Papers, photographs and clippings of a labor organization leader, civic leader, University Regent of the University of Washington
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

John Fox came to Seattle in 1931 from San Francisco to organize officers and unlicensed personnel into the Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific and into the Masters, Mates and Pilots. He was simultaneously an officer of two unions, serving as secretary and business manager of Local 6 of the Masters, Mates and Pilots, which represented licensed officers, and from 1931 to 1941 as secretary of the Inlandboatmen's Union, which represented unlicensed personnel, and as president from 1940 until his retirement in 1965. Fox served on the Board of Regents at the University of Washington in 1947. He was a commissioner of the King County Housing Authority, 1949; War Labor Board, National Railroad Adjustment Board, 1948-1950; and he served on a number of civic committees. In 1958, he was nominated to attend the Maritime Session of the International Labor Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. He died 1978.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 1429-001: John M. Fox papers, 1939-1958Return to Top

.28 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Correspondence, photographs, ephemera, clippings, minutes, resolutions, speeches and writings.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Alice Fox, 9/14/1970. Additional papers donated by Merle Adlum on 5/2/1982.

Description
John M. Fox papers

Accession No. 1429-002: John M. Fox papers, 1955-1956Return to Top

circa 50 pages

Scope and Content: Correspondence and related items.

During 1955 and 1956, as president of Inlandboatman's Union Fox was on the Executive Committee of Seafarer's International Union of North America. Correspondence includes a letter placing union power behind Warren G. Magnuson.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Merle Adlum, 5/6/1982.

Description
John M. Fox papers

Accession No. 1429-003: John M. Fox papers, 1938-1954Return to Top

.14 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Correspondence, agreements, testimony, reports and related material.

Documents organizing and bargaining on Puget Sound and on the West Coast. As officer in the Inlandboatmen's Union, Fox apparently received some of IBU President Deal's correspondence.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Merle Adlum, 5/1/1984.

Description
John M. Fox papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Civic leaders--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Labor leaders--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Regents--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Fox, John M., 1902-1978--Archives
  • Magnuson, Warren G. (Warren Grant), 1905-1989
  • Corporate Names :
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • Inland Boatmen's Union of the Pacific
  • International Labour Conference
  • International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots. Local 6
  • King County (Wash.). Housing Authority
  • United States. Farm Security Administration
  • United States. National Railroad Adjustment Board
  • University of Washington. Board of Regents
  • Washington (State). Dept. of Conservation and Development
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Deal, Clyde W (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Northwest Towboat Association (creator)
    • Pacific Navigation and Trading Co (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)