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UAW Civil Rights Department Records

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Identifier: LR001800
The UAW Civil Rights Department Records consist of documents of the union’s investigations into claims of discrimination by their members, correspondence, educational videos, conference materials, and diversity training materials.

Dates

  • Majority of material found in 1964-2008

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers using boxes 1-8 must sign a restricted use form, cannot duplicate (taking images or photocopying) its records, and cannot cite any identifying information outside of names of international union staff. The departmental records in boxes 1-8 contain materials documenting the international union’s investigations into charges of discrimination by members against employers, fellow members, and the union itself. The restrictions are due to the sensitive nature of these records, though they are still accessible to researchers. Any questions about restrictions can be directed to the Library’s UAW Archivist or Reference Archivist.

Extent

11 Linear Feet (11 SB)

Overview

Called the Fair Practices and Anti-Discrimination Department until 1983, the UAW’s Civil Rights Department oversees the union’s diversity and anti-prejudice initiatives. According to the union’s website, the “Civil Rights Department works closely with the UAW’s Local Union Civil Rights Committees to educate, mobilize, and assist” the union’s members in matters related to discrimination and sexual harassment. The department also campaigns actively in support of voter registration and turnout efforts in various communities. The UAW Civil Rights Department Records consist of documents of the union’s investigations into claims of discrimination by their members, correspondence, educational videos, conference materials, and diversity training materials.

Biographical / Historical

Called the Fair Practices and Anti-Discrimination Department until 1983, the UAW’s Civil Rights Department oversees the union’s diversity and anti-prejudice initiatives. According to the union’s website, the “Civil Rights Department works closely with the UAW’s Local Union Civil Rights Committees to educate, mobilize, and assist” the union’s members in matters related to discrimination and sexual harassment. The department also campaigns actively in support of voter registration and turnout efforts in various communities.

Arrangement

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Records most likely deposited by the UAW's Civil Rights Department.

Related Materials

UAW Fair Practices and Anti-Discrimination Department Records

Processing Information

Processed and finding aid written by Gavin Strassel, Walter P. Reuther Library, on August 12, 2019.
Title
Guide to the UAW Civil Rights Department Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Gavin Strassel, Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
2019-08-13
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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