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Local No. 35 of the Federation of University Employees records

Call Number: RU 488

Scope and Contents

These records contain correspondence, reports, circulars, news releases, photographs, scrapbook and a tape recording of union activities from 1941 to 1965. The Yale blue collar workers were organized by the United Construction Workers, United Mine Workers of America, Yale University Employees, Local 142 and chartered 1941 Oct 17. In 1942 February a contract was signed. A drive was organized for dining-hall employees during the fall of 1942. Edward J. Logue [See also Ms 959, Edward Logue Papers] was an active organizer in the union until he left for the war in 1942. During 1947 the union tried to interest library workers in the union. In 1951 the union for Yale employees became the Federation of University Employees, Local 1 and Local 35, Federation of University Employees, Hotel and Restaurant Employees AFL-CIO affiliated in 1956.

[See also YRG 47-E Yale Student Essays Collection, "Unionism at Yale" by John Larkin '54]


  • 1941-1981


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.


The records are arranged by accession.


6.52 Linear Feet (9 boxes, 2 folio folders)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


The records consist of correspondence, lists, circulars, flyers, photographs, news releases, scrapbooks, an audiotape, and memoranda documenting the operations and activities of the Yale University Federation of University Employees Local No. 35, AFL-CIO at Yale University.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 36 (YRG 36), Records of Yale labor organizations.
Guide to the Local No. 35 of the Federation of University Employees Records
Under Revision
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
October 1985
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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