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Alexander Cook Papers

 Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: Com-Cr, Box 3, Folder: 5
Identifier: LP001511
The papers of Alexander Cook consist of a “minutes” book of the United Automobile Workers Federal Labor Union No. 18331, Flint, Michigan, and covering the period from August 1933 to September 1934.


  • 1933 - 1934


Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.


Collection is open for research.


Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.


.25 Linear Feet (1 folder)


Contains: minute book of UAW Federal Labor Union No. 18331 (Flint, Mich.); Small Processed Collection (SPC)


Alexander Cook was born in Russia in 1901. His parents emigrated to America when he was four months old and settled in Colorado. After a stint in the United States Army, Mr. Cook came to Flint, Michigan where he began work in the Fisher Body Plant No. 1. One of the founders of United Automobile Workers Federal Labor Union No. 18331, he was elected president of the union in 1933 and re-elected president of the union in 1934. Mr. Cook subsequently became president of the Automobile Workers Council of Flint, which included members from Buick, A.C. Spark Plug, Fisher Body No. 1, and Fisher Body No. 2. Fired for his union activities, he worked as a union organizer for the AFL in the thirties.


Materials are arranged in one folder.


The papers of Alexander Cook were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in July of 1992 by his son, Kenneth Cook, and were opened for research in May of 1993.

Related Materials

UAW Oral Histories


A photograph [c. 1933] of a union delegation from a council of union workers, Flint, Michigan to the National Labor Relations Board, Washington, D.C. has been placed in the Archives’ Audiovisual Collection.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in May, 1993.
Guide to the Alexander Cook Papers
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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