Raymond W. and Raymond G. Pasnick Collection


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Title: Raymond W. and Raymond G. Pasnick Collection, 1937-2003Add to your cart.

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
Steel Industry

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Illinois Archives

Acquisition Source: Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations Library

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series 1: Papers],
[Series 2: Photographs and Negatives],
[Series 3: Audio- Visual Materials and Artifacts],

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.
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

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[Series 2: Photographs and Negatives],
[Series 3: Audio- Visual Materials and Artifacts],

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