Raymond W. and Raymond G. Pasnick Collection

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Raymond W. and Raymond G. Pasnick Collection, 1937-2003

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Collection Overview

Title: Raymond W. and Raymond G. Pasnick Collection, 1937-2003

ID: 35/3/405

Extent: 3.2 cubic feet

Arrangement: By type of material and alphabetical by subject thereunder

Date Acquired: 07/29/2007

Subjects: Labor History, Labor Union Organization, Labor Unions, Photographs, Steel Industry, Unions

Formats/Genres: Motion Pictures/Videotapes, Sound Recordings

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Collection of Raymond W. (1916-2002), union organizer, Public Relations Director of the United Steel Workers of America, editor of Steelabor and the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR) newsletter, Old Timer and Raymond G. (1945-2007) Pasnick, son of Raymond W., District 7 Education Director and staff member of United Steel Workers of America, includes correspondence, memoranda, directories, newspaper clippings, buttons, badges, hats, and promotional items, including key chains, pins, nail clippers and matchbook covers related to the United Steel Worker of America, USWA elections (1965-85), USWA activities, I.W. Abel - President of the USWA, Raymond W. Pasnick's demotion from a national to a regional position in the Union (1972-78), editing Steelabor (1945, 1975-78), travel to the Soviet Union (1971-73), local, state and national politics (1972-96) and SOAR (1992). Photographs concern USWA conventions (1937-95), USWA elections (1954-98), I.W. Abel (ca. 1965-72), Joe Germano - Director of District 31 of USWA (ca. 1964-72), Soviet Union trip (1973), USW workshops and short courses (1984-2003), SOAR and National Council of Senior Citizens, NCSC (1990-97) and strikes and rallies (1970-2000). Audio-visual recordings include a promotional VHS tape of LTV Corp. (1997), a U-matic tape of Wheeling, Pitt. Local Union 6787 and 7 1/2 inch open reel tapes of speeches, radio interviews, radio shows, and oration of Leo Keefer (1951 - ca. 1960).

Subject/Index Terms

Labor History
Labor Union Organization
Labor Unions
Photographs
Steel Industry
Unions

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Illinois Archives

Acquisition Source: Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations Library


Box and Folder Listing


Series 1: PapersAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Raymond W. and Raymond G. Pasnick Biographical and Provenance, 2007-08Add to your cart.
Obituaries of both men and correspondence regarding the acquisition of the collection
Folder 2: Pasnick Artifact Inventory, July 16, 1973Add to your cart.
List of items in Ray Pasnick's belongings, most of which are not in this collection
Folder 3: Collective Bargaining Seminar, 1977Add to your cart.
Materials for seminar sponsored by USW
Folder 4: Leadership Class - Linden Hall, 2000Add to your cart.
Materials for short course sponsored by USW
Folder 5: 416 - Ethics of Human Resource Management, Course Notes and Term Paper, Loyola University of Chicago, 1979-80Add to your cart.
Course notes, syllabus and term paper
Folder 6: Pasnick Demotion - Kleiman Memo's and Correspondence, 1972-78Add to your cart.
Newspaper clippings, memoranda, correspondence and notes concerning the demotion of Raymond W. Pasnick from a national position to a regional position
Folder 7: Editorship of <i>Steel Labor</i> and <i>Aluminum Workers Journal</i>, 1937, 1948, 1975-78Add to your cart.
Newspaper clippings, memoranda and correspondence
Folder 8: Steelworker Union Elections, 1965-85Add to your cart.
Correspondence and news releases regarding Abel, Potosnak, and Parton campaigns
Folder 9: News Media Directory, Local Union Representatives Directory, 1975Add to your cart.
Directories
Folder 10: Newspaper Clippings and News Releases, 1965-98Add to your cart.
Newspaper clippings and news releases concerning USW organization and politics, the death of a daughter of a steelworker, the Chicago School Board and the release of the book, "Anatomy of a Scandal"
Folder 11: Local, State and National Politics, 1972-96Add to your cart.
Correspondence and campaign materials regarding Pasnick's Campaign for Addison Township Trustee and correspondence from politicians, including Bill Clinton and Abner Mikva, regarding Pasnick's support for them
Folder 12: Soviet Union Trip (Folder 1 of 2), 1971-73Add to your cart.
Correspondence, itineraries, memos, news releases and notes
Folder 13: Soviet Union Trip (Folder 2 of 2), 1973Add to your cart.
Correspondence, itineraries, memos, news releases and notes
Folder 14: Speeches, 1958-86Add to your cart.
Transcripts of speeches by Jenkin Lloyd Jones, editor of <i>The Tulsa Tribune</i>, and I.W. Abel and drafts of speeches by Raymond W. Pasnick
Folder 15: Steelworkers Organizing Committee Receipt of Dues, May 7, 1937Add to your cart.
Receipt for Joe Palasik, an SWOC member, for paying his dues
Folder 16: Steelworker Correspondence, Memoranda, Publications, 1962-89Add to your cart.
Correspondence, memoranda and publications regarding Union organization, Pasnick's work schedule, USW histories, the publishing of district newsletters and Union appointments
Folder 17: Steelworker Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR), 1992Add to your cart.
Correspondence and directory of possible members
Series 2: Photographs and NegativesAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 19: I.W. Abel Campaign, ca. 1969Add to your cart.
Campaign of I.W. Abel for USW president
Folder 20: I.W. Abel - Small Groups, Candid, ca. 1965-72Add to your cart.
I.W. Abel in small groups
Folder 21: Blood Drive, ca. 1975Add to your cart.
Participants in Union sponsored blood drive
Folder 22: Bowling, ca. 1980Add to your cart.
Union members and others bowling
Folder 23: Carnival / Amusement Rides, ca. 1975Add to your cart.
Children and others at a carnival / amusement park
Folder 24: Convention Audiences and Dinners, ca. 1965-85Add to your cart.
Individuals, small groups and large groups in the audience during Union conventions and meetings and dinners
Folder 25: Conventions, Meeting and Conferences (Folder 1 of 2), ca. 1944-89Add to your cart.
USW conventions and other assemblies
Folder 26: Elections, Union (Folder 1 of 2), 1954 - ca. 1975Add to your cart.
CIO Local 1033 Election in June of 1954, Lynn Williams, and other USW elections and campaigns
Folder 27: Elections, Union (Folder 2 of 2), ca. 1984, 98Add to your cart.
Lynn Williams, Gutierrez and other USW elections and campaigns
Folder 28: Facilities, Union, ca. 1960-85Add to your cart.
Architectural conception of USW Local building, site of monument to commemorate May Day Massacre and interior shots of Union halls
Folder 29: Joe Germano - Small Groups, Candid, ca. 1964-72Add to your cart.
Joe Germano, Director of USW District 31 (Illinois and northwest Indiana) in small groups
Folder 30: Small Groups, Candid, ca. 1965-85Add to your cart.
Small groups of people in conversation, shaking hands, or presenting awards
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Large Group Photos, 1943 - ca. 1985Add to your cart.
People posed for group shots at Union events and conventions
Folder 2: Labor Day Parade, Pittsburgh, ca. 1995Add to your cart.
Labor Day Parade through Downtown Pittsburgh, PA
Folder 3: Manufacturing Plants, ca. 1980-83Add to your cart.
Griffin Wheel Co., EPG and AK Steel Walbridge Plant
Folder 4: Meetings and Administrative Business, Union, ca. 1965-85Add to your cart.
Union members in meetings and registering for conferences
Folder 5: Plaques, Signs and Dedications, ca. 1961-95Add to your cart.
Signs from Union conventions and plaque commemorating the founding of USWA (SWOC)
Folder 6: Portraits and Individuals, ca. 1965-85Add to your cart.
Portraits and photos of individuals, most unidentified
Folder 7: Speeches and Interviews, ca. 1965-85Add to your cart.
People giving speeches at Union conventions and other functions and shots of press conferences and interviews
Folder 8: Steelworker Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR) Meetings - Erie, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Las Vegas; Homestead, PA; Toronto, 1986-96Add to your cart.
Groups and individuals at SOAR meetings
Folder 9: SOAR Meetings - Pittsburgh, 1995-96Add to your cart.
Groups and individuals at SOAR meetings in Pittsburgh
Folder 10: SOAR Meetings - Harvey, IL; Linden Hall; SOAR Booth at USW Conventions; Clinton-Gore Campaign Rally, 1995-97Add to your cart.
Groups and individuals at SOAR meetings and events including operating a booth at USW conventions in Pittsburgh and Las Vegas and attending a Clinton-Gore campaign rally
Folder 11: SOAR Events, General, ca. 1990-97Add to your cart.
SOAR activities at unidentified conventions, conferences, meetings and rallies
Folder 12: Senior Citizens, National Council of, ca. 1990-97Add to your cart.
Groups and Individulas including, Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy and other politicians at NCSC events, meetings, conventions and political rallies
Folder 13: Strikes and Rallies, ca. 1970-2000Add to your cart.
Groups taking part in strike votes, strikes and rallies including the Danly Strike
Folder 14: USSR and Mexico Trips, 1973 - ca. 1975Add to your cart.
People and sights in the Soviet Union in Volgagrad and Moscow and a Vacation in Mexico
Folder 15: Workshop Group Photos, Union, 1984-2003Add to your cart.
Posed groups of participants in USW workshops and short courses
Folder 16: Workshops and Short Courses, Union, ca. 1995-2003Add to your cart.
Groups and individuals in sessions, meetings and leisure activities at USW workshops and short courses
Box 4Add to your cart.
Series 1: United Steel Workers Conventions Oversize Photos, 1937-65Add to your cart.
Views of the entire room during United Steelworkers conventions
Series 3: Audio- Visual Materials and ArtifactsAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: U-matic Tape - Wheeling Pitt. USWA LU 6787, UndatedAdd to your cart.
U-matic tape
Folder 2: VHS Tape - LTV Corp.; The Bridge to the Future, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Promotional tape of LTV Corp.
Folder 3: Audio Cassette Tape - Prospering in America: A Radio Show for Working Men and Women, 1997Add to your cart.
Audio tape of radio show by Campbell, Reszka and Associates
Folder 4: 7 1/2 Inch Open ReelsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: U.S. Steelworkers District 32, July 5, 1951Add to your cart.
Leo Keefer speaking about District 32, Steelworkers community projects
Item 2: Murray - Gary Strike Speech, June 22, 1952Add to your cart.
Murray address at Gary, IN Memorial Auditorium on strike issues (full hour)
Item 3: Midnight Special, March 10, 1956Add to your cart.
Side No. 1 is Midnight Special
Item 4: Dee Gilliam, Labor Day, ca. September, 1957Add to your cart.
Dee Gilliam speaks about Labor Day to be broadcast on WKRS, Waukegan, IL
Item 5: Broad Aims and Objectives of the Labor Movement, Bertram McNamara, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Bertram McNamara speaks about the labor movement
Item 6: Selections for Midnight Special, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Includes Sandberg, "Scratch My Back" and Robeson, "It Still Suits Me"
Item 7: Volunteer Workers in Organized Labor, Leo Keefer, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Leo Keefer speaks
Item 8: The Rising Cost of Living and What the Union is Doing to Hold Down the Fires of Inflation, Leo Keefer, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Leo Keefer speaks
Item 9: Supplemental Benefit, Leo Keefer, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Leo Keefer speaks
Item 10: Your Dues and How Used, Leo Keefer, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Leo Keefer speaks
Item 11: Phone Call to Hollander, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Unknown, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: USWA Artifacts - Paperweight, ID Holder, Matchbook Covers, Multiple-Year Calendars, Honorary Member Badge, UndatedAdd to your cart.
USWA promotional items
Folder 6: USWA Artifacts - Clips, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Tie and Money Clips
Folder 7: Buttons, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Buttons supporting various unions, labor movements, industries, political campaigns and Solidarity in Poland
Folder 8: Key Chains, Fobs and Key Holders, UndatedAdd to your cart.
USW promotional items
Folder 9: U.S. Bicentennial Key Chain, 1976Add to your cart.
Key chain commemorating the U.S. Bicentennial and the 40th Anniversary of the Steelworkers
Folder 10: Pocket Knives and Nail Clippers, UndatedAdd to your cart.
USW promotional items
Folder 11: Pins, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Pins supporting various unions, industries and political campaigns
Folder 12: IL Steelworkers Political Education Committee Tote Bag, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Promotional tote bag of the USW
Folder 13: Badges, Decals, Hats and Prints, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Hats of the USW and International Upholsters Union, badges of the Aluminum Workers of America, AFL-CIO, Transportation Workers Union and USW, and decals and prints of the AFL-CIO and USWA
Folder 14: Plaques and Commemorative Plate, 1972-94Add to your cart.
1972 Golden Quill Award, George Meany commemorative postage stamp and plate commemorating the opening of the Walter J. Burke Education Center

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