Raymond W. and Raymond G. Pasnick Collection


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Photographs and Negatives

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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

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[Series 1: Papers],
[Series 2: Photographs and Negatives],
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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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