Rheinhold Loewe papers, 1914-1963  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Loewe, R. (Rheinhold)
Rheinhold Loewe papers
1914-1963 (inclusive)
1.41 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number
Scrapbooks, diaries, photographs and administrative papers of an activist in the Machinists Union, Hope Lodge 79 and member of the King County Central Labor Council.
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Rheinhold Loewe joined the Machinists Union, Hope Lodge 79 circa 1909 and served as a page for Samuel Gompers at the 1914 convention and William Green at the 1942 convention, both held in Seattle, Washington. Loewe later became a clerk in the King County Court System. He also served as the Machinists Union Auditor during the 1920's and was an active member of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

See individual accessions below for scope and content information.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Accession No. 5421-001: Rheinhold Loewe papers, 1916-1953Return to Top

0.33 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Scrapbooks, dues books, diaries, notebook.

Scrapbooks include newspaper clippings related to Seattle telephone "girls" and 1936 court cases. Also includes five Machinists Union dues books (1916-1949), two daily diaries (1921, 1923), and a notebook containing a schedule and related notes for the American Library Association/Seattle Public Library sponsored chapter of the American Heritage Discussion Group, 1952-1953, including personal diary pages from July to September

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users

Acquisition Info: Donor: Ross K. Rieder, September 6, 2005

Rheinhold Loewe papers

Accession No. 5421-002: Rheinhold Loewe papers, 1914, 1934-1963 (bulk 1941-1956)Return to Top

1.08 cubic feet (1 box)
Arrangement: Arranged as received.

Scope and Content: Convention reports and bills, a certificate, correspondence, photographs, news clippings and ephemera from Loewe's membership in the International Association of Machinists, Hope Lodge 79, role as a convention delegate to the Washington State Federation of Labor Convention in 1954 and 1955, and member of the King County Central Labor Council.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users

Acquisition Info: Donor: Ross K. Rieder, November 13, 2011

Rheinhold Loewe papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Loewe, R. (Rheinhold)--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • International Association of Machinists. Hope Lodge 79 (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (creator)