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Rosa M. Eyer papers, 1940-1972
Overview of the Collection
- Eyer, Rosa M., 1910-1997
- Rosa M. Eyer papers
- 1940-1972 (inclusive)19401972
- 0.42 cubic feet (1 box)
- Collection Number
- 6178 (Accession No. 6178-001)
- Papers of Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers officer Rosa M. Eyer related to her work and personal life.
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
- Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access.
- Full processing supported by the Labor Archives Fund and the Labor Archives of Washington State Budget
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Rosa Millo Eyer (1910-1991) was Recording Secretary of the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers (AWPPW) Local 644 in Everett, Washington in 1965 and AWPPW Secretary-Treasurer of the Northern Washington and Alaska Area Council during the 1960s and 1970s. She gave birth to three daughters: Gerry, Josephine, and Caroline with first husband Richard J. Millo. She later married Pacific Northwest paper worker representative John H. Eyer around the mid to late 1960s. Rosa retired from the union in 1972. She passed away in Everett, Washington at the age of 81 on November 10, 1991.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The papers of Rosa Millo Eyer consists of a small series of Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers (AWPPW) records and another of personal papers. The first series is primarily AWPPW Northern Washington-Alaska Area Council records of which Rosa was Secretary-Treasurer, including correspondence, news clippings, notes, and Executive Board reports from Area Representative John R. Swanson as well as a file of correspondence related to Rosa's employment with the union. The series of personal papers consists primarily of letters to and from Rosa and her daughters, Gerry, Josephine, and Caroline; divorce and death records and ephemera from her first marriage with Richard J. Millo; several photographs of family members; and other correspondence to and from Rosa.
Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top
Forms part of the Labor Archives of Washington.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, Rosa M. Eyer papers, 6178-001, box number, folder number.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The collection is arranged into the following series:
- SERIES 1: ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN PULP AND PAPER WORKER RECORDS
- SERIES 2: PERSONAL PAPERS
Donated by Rosa Millo Eyer, originally a part of the John H. Eyer papers (3932-001).
Separated MaterialsMaterial Described Separately:
Due to the collection's distinctiveness as a body of records created or acquired during the course of Rosa M. Eyer's work and personal life and the importance of bringing out women's contributions to the labor movement whenever possible, this collection was separated from the John H. Eyer papers (Manuscript Accession 3932-001) during processing in January 2017.
Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers records (manuscript collection 2052)
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
SERIES 1 : ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN PULP AND PAPER WORKER RECORDS , 1965-1972 Return to Top
Container(s): Box-folder 1/1-3
Northern Washington-Alaska Area Council Records
Rosa M. Eyer's Employment with the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers: Correspondence
SERIES 2 : PERSONAL PAPERS , 1940-1972 Return to Top
Container(s): Box-folder 1/4-10
Invitation to Rosa's Retirement Party
Letters to Rosa from Daughter Gerry
Josephine M. Millo: Correspondence and Ephemera
James Adams: Death Certificate and Funeral Ephemera
Letters to Family from Daughter Caroline
Class of 55: Photographic Portrait of Caroline
Richard J. Millo: Divorce and Death Records
|approximately 1940-1955, 1971-1973|
Unidentified Group Photograph of People Sitting Around Banquet Table
Assorted Correspondence to and from Rosa
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Labor movement--Washington (State)
- Labor unions--Washington (State)
- Labor--Washington (State)
- Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
- Women labor union members--Washington (State)
- Eyer, Rosa M., 1910-1991--Archives
- Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers
- Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (host institution. )