Adolph Major collection, 1923-1987  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Major, Adolph
Title
Adolph Major collection
Dates
1923-1987 (inclusive)
1933-1936 (bulk)
Quantity
0.06 cubic feet (1 oversize folder)
Collection Number
5712 (Accession No. 5712-001)
Summary
Ephemera and publications from an Industrial Workers of the World member which include IWW stamps and stickers, letter, a labor calendar and labor music and cultural festival
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
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Adolph Major was a member of the Industrial Workers of the World and involved in the Slavic community, serving as a member of the executive board of the American Slavic Benevolent Federation of Washington.

Joining in 1923, Major was a member of the IWW during the agricultural strikes in Washington in 1933 during his time riding the rails. He was also involved in the lumber strike of 1935. Major eventually became an organizer for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection of ephemera and publications including a membership book for the International Labor Defense and the Industrial Workers of the World which include IWW stamps and stickers inside; a letter on behalf of the striking lumber workers on behalf of the American Slavic Benevolent Federation of Washington. A labor calendar and an issue of the Voice of Action documenting the lumber strike of 1935 a transfer notice for the International Workers Order, a sticker from the IWW Railroad Workers Industrial Union Local 520, and a flyer for a 1987 Labor Music and Culture festival comprise the rest of the collection.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The creator's literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Major, Adolph--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Industrial Workers of the World
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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