Elmer R. Sykora papers, 1953-1956

Overview of the Collection

Sykora, Elmer R.
Elmer R. Sykora papers
1953-1956 (inclusive)
.11 cubic feet
Collection Number
2355 (Accession No. 2355-001)
Reports, diary, notes, photographs, memorabilia and scrapbook of a Labor organization official
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Labor organization official.

Elmer Roy Sykora, born 25 February 1903 in Scott County, Minnesota to William and Mary Sykora. He served in the US Navy and was stationed in Portsmouth, Virginia in 1920. He moved to Seattle in the late 1920s where he met and married his third wife, Bernice Irene Loomis, a Seattle native. She was active in the Democratic Party and helped write state legislation in favor of the protection of children’s rights. She served as the vice president of the 45th District Democratic Precinct Committeeman’s Organization and was a trustee for the Lumber Production & Industrial Workers Union. Elmer Sykora was a member of the Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 31, Jordan, Minnesota for over 50 years and was a former official and business agent for the Lumber & Sawmill Workers Union, Local 2519 of Seattle, Washington. Mr. Sykora passed away 28 April 1979.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Reports, diary of 1956, notes, ephemera, correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, scrapbook, 1953-1956.

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Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated by Elmer R. Sykora, 10/31/1974

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Labor unions--Washington (State)
  • Lumber trade--Washington (State)
  • Lumbermen--Labor unions--Washington (State)
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Sawmill workers--Labor unions--Washington (State)

Personal Names

  • Sykora, Elmer R.--Archives

Corporate Names

  • Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union. Local 2519 (Seattle, Wash