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Iowans for Right to Work records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0555

Scope and Content

This collection (1958-1978, undated) contains correspondence, records of executive board meetings, planning materials for annual meetings, advertising materials, and published materials by and about right to work groups such as newsletters, news releases, bulletins, pamphlets and newspaper clippings.

Dates

  • 1958-1978, undated

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

Iowans for Right to Work is a voluntary, non-profit, non-political organization whose purpose is to promote an individual's right to join or not join a union group in order to obtain or keep a job. Iowans for Right to Work achieves this goal through education and promotion to oppose compulsory unionism in any form. A main platform area was their opposition of common situs picketing (also called common site picketing - picketing of an entire construction project when the grievance is against only one contractor) and agency shop (employers may hire union or non-union workers, but non-union employees must pay a union fee to cover collective bargaining costs).

Extent

6.5 Linear Feet (5 records center cartons)

Abstract

Iowans for Right to Work is a voluntary, non-profit, non-political organization whose purpose is to promote an individual's right to join or not join a union group in order to obtain or keep a job. This collection contains correspondence, records of executive board meetings, planning materials for annual meetings, advertising materials, and published materials by and about right to work groups such as newsletters, news releases, bulletins, pamphlets and newspaper clippings.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series:

Series 1, Administrative records, 1958-1977, undated (chronological)

Series 2, Newsletters and published materials, 1963-1978 (chronological)

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

Title
MS-0555. Iowans for Right to Work records, 1958-1978, undated
Date
January 24, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
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