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Contact Infomation:

Special Collections

MSU Libraries

366 W. Circle Drive

East Lansing, MI 48824

517.884.6471

E-mail:spc@mail.lib.msu.edu

URL: http://specialcollections.lib.msu.edu

Date Received:

1985 (ca.)

Date Processed:

June 2008

Acquisitions Information:

Gift of Edith and Arthur Fox, 1985 (ca).

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Box number, Folder number and/or title, Edith and Arthur Fox Papers, MSS 316, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Copyright Notice:

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Usage Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

The Edith and Arthur Fox Papers will be open and available for use in the Special Collections Reading Room.

Photoduplication Restrictions:

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Collection Summary:

The collection has letters, pamphlets, election material, and shop papers which document their involvement in a number of dissident groups within the United Auto Workers, including the United National Caucus which lobbied for a more democratic union structure. As members of the Trotskyite Socialist Workers Party they collected a good deal of internal party material from the late 1930’s to the Vietnam War era.

Historical Background:

Both Edith and Arthur Fox were long-time political and labor activists in Detroit. They were employed in the auto industry and militantly involved in union work, he in Local 600 (Ford Rouge Plant) and she in Local 3 (Dodge Main in Hamtramck).

Processing Note:

The Edith and Arthur Fox Papers were processed by Kassy Fineout – July of 2008.

Arrangement:


The Edith and Arthur Fox Papers are arranged into five series:

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2: Political and Labor Activities

Series 3: Internal Business Files

Series 4: Miscellaneous

Series 1 - Correspondence

Box File Folder/Description
1 1 1945
  2 1950
  3 1951
  4 1952
  5 1953
  6 1954
  7 1955
  8 1956
  9 1957
  10 1958
  11 1959
  12 1960
  13 1961
  14 1962 – 1
  15 1962 – 2
  16 1963 – 1
  17 1963 – 2
  18 1963 – 3
  19 1963 – 4
  20 1964 – 1
  21 1964 – 2
  22 1964 – 3
  23 1965 – 1
  24 1965 – 2
  25 1966
  26 1968
  27 1969
  28 1972
  29 1973
  30 1974
  31 1978
  32 1979
  33 Correspondence – Business – A Aaron, Cy
  34 Correspondence – Business – N Nickerson, Gary – THE CAMPAIGNER
  35 Correspondence – Business – W
  36 Correspondence – Political – A Anderson, John
  37 Correspondence – Political – B Barisonzi, Jack K.
  38 Correspondence – Political – B Benson, Herman
  39 Correspondence – Political – B
  40 Correspondence – Political – C Joe Carnegie – RANK AND FILE NEWS
  41 Correspondence – Political – Cheng, Charles
  42 Correspondence – Political – Peace & Freedom – Tom Condit
  43 Correspondence – Political – E
  44 Correspondence – Political – Gabrielsky, Robert
  45 Correspondence – Political – National Guardian
  46 Correspondence – Political – Gilman, Earl
  47 Correspondence – Political – G
  48 Correspondence – Political – Hall, Tim
  49 Correspondence – Political – James Haughton
  50 Correspondence – Political – Hill, William
  51 Correspondence – Political – Horne, John
  52 Correspondence – Political – H
  53 Correspondence – Political – INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM
  54 Correspondence – Political – James, Mike
  55 Correspondence – Political – K
  56 Correspondence – Political – L
  57 Correspondence – Political – Moody, Kim
  58 Correspondence – Political – THE MOVEMENT
  59 Correspondence – Political – M
  60 Correspondence – Political – Newberry, Sterling III
  61 Correspondence – Political – Peck, Sidney
  62 Correspondence – Political – Peurala, Alice
  63 Correspondence – Political – P
  64 Correspondence – Political – Harold Shapiro
  65 Correspondence – Political – S
  66 Correspondence – Political – T
  67 Correspondence – Political – V
  68 Correspondence – Political – Weir, Stan
  69 Correspondence – Political – Wheeler, Dave
  70 Correspondence – Political – Whitty, M.D.
  71 Correspondence – Political – Winnick, William
  72 Correspondence – Political – Zelman, Richard
  73 Correspondence – Political – Zeluck, Stephen

Series 2 – Political and Labor Activities

Box

File

Folder/Description

2 1 AFL-CIO
  2 Alliance for Labor (ALA)
  3 American Forum for Socialist Education
  4 American League Against War and Fascism
  5 American Student Union
  6 Automobile Industry – Ford
  7 Automobile Industry – General Motors
  8 Automobile Industry Workers – U.S. History
  9 CIO – McCarran Act
  10 Chateaubriant! – La lutte des Trotskystes sous la terreur nazie
  11 Chile – Human Rights
  12 Class Struggle (Trotskyist)
  13 Click
  14 Coal Miners – Harlan Co. Ky. – Strike, 1963-64
  15 Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW)
  16 CLUW – CLUW News
  17 CLUW – NYC – CLUW Action
  18 CPUSA (Opposition)
  19 Community Tenants League
  20 Cuba
  21 CUBA – Revolutionary Democratic Labor Front (FORCD)
  22 Detroit – Citizens for a Negotiated Peace in Vietnam
  23 Detroit Coalition to End the War Now
  24 Detroit Committee for Disaster Relief
  25 Detroit – Detroit Women for Peace
  26 Detroit – Household Workers Organization
  27 Detroit Labor Committee to Elect Jackie Vaughn to City Council
  28 Detroit – Labor History Project
  29 Detroit – League of Revolutionary Black Workers
  30 Detroit – League of Revolutionary Black Workers – Ford – Revolutionary Union Movement
  31 Detroit – Trade Union for People
  32 Detroit – Unitarian Universalist Fellowship for Social Justice
  33 Dodge Main News (Hamtramck, Michigan)
  34 Fight Back (New York City)
  35 Fiji Island
  36 Fox, Art – Writings
  37 Fox, Arthur – Reading notes, etc.
  38 Fox, Stephen
  39 Guérin, Daniel – Class Struggle
  40 Hawthorne Action Committee – H.A.C. Voice (Chicago)
  41 Hospital Workers Rank and File Action Committee – Fight Back
  42 International Socialists
  43 International Socialists – United National Caucus
  44 Labor and Laboring Classes – Great Britain
  45 Labor Laws and Legislation
  46 Labor League for Thomas and Nelson
  47 Labor/Shop Papers – Leaflets – 1
  48 Labor/Shop Papers – Leaflets – 2
  49 Labor/Shop Papers – Leaflets – 3
  50 Labor Today (Chicago)
  51 Leninist League
  52 The Mahweh Fist (Detroit, Michigan)
  53 McCarran Act
  54 Michigan – Election Law – Minority Parties
  55 Michigan Committee for the MP Meeting
  56 Modern Times (Cleveland, Ohio)
  57 National Committee for Sane Nuclear Policy
  58 National Conference for a Labor Party Now
  59 National Coordinating Committee for Trade Union Activity and Democracy
Box File Folder/Description
3 1 National Lawyers Guild
  2 National Socialist Movement
  3 Peace Movement.  2nd International Gun Control and Disarmament Symposium (1964)
  4 Philippines – Democratic Alliance
  5 Photos - Unidentified
  6 The Rank and File Bulletin
  7 The Rank and File News
  8 Resolutions, Speeches, etc.  UAW
  9 Revolutionary Autoworker (Detroit, Michigan)
  10 Revolutionary Marxist Tendency of the Fourth International
  11 Revolutionary Workers Party (Canada)
  12 Skilled Trades
  13 Skilled Trades, Independent Skilled Trades Council (UAW)
  14 Skilled Trades, Independent Skilled Trades Council – Skilled Tradesman
  15 Skilled Trades – International Society of Skilled Trades
  16 Skilled Trades – International Society of Skilled Trades – American Craftsman
  17 Skilled Trades – Retired Skilled Tradesmen
  18 Skilled Trades – Skilled Trades Conference on New Technology (1969)
  19 Skilled Trades – 12th National Skilled Trades Conference (1967)
  20 Skilled Trades – United Skilled Trades Committee
  21 Smith Act
  22 Socialist Labor Party
  23 Socialist Party
  24 Socialist Worker Party – 1937-39
  25 Socialist Worker Party – 1940-49
  26 Socialist Worker Party – 1950-59 – 1
  27 Socialist Worker Party – 1950-59 – 2
  28 Socialist Worker Party – 1960-69
  29 Socialist Worker Party – 1960-69 – Minority Tendencies
  30 Socialist Worker Party – Johnson – Forest Tendency
  31 Socialist Worker Party – Johnson – Forest Tendency (Copy)
  32 Copy from J.F.
  33 Socialist Workers Party – Michigan Militant
  34 Socialist Workers Party – Militant Steelworker
  35 South Africa – Alexander Defense Committee
  36 Southern Committee on Political Ethics
  37 Spain – Civil War – 1936-39
  38 Spark
  39 Speak Out (Detroit, Michigan)
  40 Strike Back (New York City)
  41 Strikes and Lockouts – Detroit – Helms Co.
  42 Strikes and Lockouts – Detroit – Square D.
  43 Strikes and Lockouts – Flint sit down
  44 SDS – Committee to End the War in Vietnam
  45 SDS – Committee to End the War in Vietnam – Detroit Committee
  46 SDS – Vietnam Day Committee, Berkeley California
  47 Study Materials
  48 Study Materials – Blacks
  49 Taft Hartley Act
  50 TURF
  51 Theoretical Materials – 1958-1961
  52 The Torch
  53 Trade Unions – Except UAW
  54 Trials – Cleveland Taft-Hartley Conspiracy Case
  55 Trials – Committee of First Amendment Defendants
  56 Trials – Committee to aid the Monroe (N.C.) Defendants.
  57 Trials – Detroit Committee to Save the Life of Jimmy Wilson
  58 Trials – John Lines Defense Committee
Box File Folder/Description
4 1 Trials – Kutcher Civil Rights Committee
  2 Trials – McPhaul Defense Committee
  3 Trials – Monroe, N.C. “Kissing Case”, 1958
  4 Unemployed Committees – Citywide Unemployed Council
  5 Unemployed Committees – Citywide Unemployed UAW Skilled Workers Committee
  6 Unemployed Committees – Dodge Local 3 Unemployed Committee
  7 Unemployed Committees – Greater Detroit UAW Unemployed Coordinating Committee – 1
  8 Unemployed Committees – Greater Detroit UAW Unemployed Coordinating Committee – 2
  9 Unemployed Committees – Unemployed Committee, Tool and Die and Maintenance Council
  10 Unemployed Committees – UAW Production and Skilled Workers Unemployed Committee
  11 Unemployed Committees – United National Caucus Unemployed Committee
  12 Unemployed Committees – United Unemployed Organization
  13 Unemployment – Clippings
  14 Unemployment – AFL-CIO
  15 Unemployment – Legislation
  16 Unemployment – Papers
  17 Unemployment – UAW
  18 Unemployment – Voice of the Unemployed
  19 UAW
  20 UAW – to 1949
  21 UAW – 1950-59
  22 UAW – 1960-69
  23 UAW – 1970-
  24 UAW – Administrative Letters
  25 UAW – Arab Workers Caucus
  26 UAW – Auto Workers for a Better Contract
  27 UAW – Canada
  28 UAW – Clippings
  29 UAW – Coalition for a Good Contract – Contract Countdown
  30 UAW – Committee for a Militant and Democratic UAW
  31 UAW – Committee for Democratic Action in the UAW
  32 UAW – Committee for Democratic Action in the UAW – Bulletin
  33 UAW – Committee for Militant Unionism
  34 UAW – Committee for Militant Unionism – Bulletin
  35 UAW – Chrysler
  36 UAW – Ford
  37 UAW – Four Day Work Week
  38 UAW – Gear and Axle Justice Committee – Justice
  39 UAW – General Motors
  40 UAW – Greater Detroit Skilled Trades Council
  41 UAW – Independent Parts Suppliers
  42 UAW – League of Caucuses for a Democratic UAW
  43 UAW – League of Caucuses for Democracy in the UAW
  44 UAW – Litigation
  45 UAW – Local 3 (Chrysler:  Hamtramck Assembly) – 1
  46 UAW – Local 3 (Chrysler:  Hamtramck Assembly) – 2
  47 UAW – Local 3 (Chrysler:  Hamtramck Assembly) – 3
  48 UAW – Local 3 (Chrysler:  Hamtramck Assembly) – 4
  49 UAW – Local Coalition for a Good Contract (1876)
  50 UAW – Local 3 – Edith Fox
  51 UAW – Local 3 – Strike Back
  51 UAW – Local 3 – Time to Unite
  53 UAW – Trim Information Bulletin
  54 UAW – Local 3 – United National Caucus
  55 UAW – Local 3 – Voice of the Chrysler Worker
  56 UAW – We the Union
  57 UAW – Local 6
  58 UAW – Local 7 (Chrysler:  Detroit’s Jefferson Ave. Assembly)
  59 UAW – Local 15 (General Motors:  Detroit, Fisher Body – Fleetwood)
  60 UAW – Local 22 (General Motors: Detroit, Cadillac) – UNC Report
  61 UAW – Local 45 (General Motors:  Cleveland, Fisher Stamping)
  62 UAW – Local 51 (Chrysler: Detroit, Plymouth Assembly and)
  63 UAW – Local 107 – Local 107 News
  64 UAW – Local 140 (Chrysler:  Warren, Dodge Truck Assembly)
  65 UAW – Local 155 (Detroit, Amalgamated)
  66 UAW – Local 157 (Inkster, Amalgamated)
  67 UAW – Local 160 (General Motors:  Warren, Amalgamated)
  68 UAW – Local 160 – The United State (UNC)
Box File Folder/Description
5 1 UAW – Local 212 – (Chrysler:  Detroit, Amalgamated)
  2 UAW – Local 212 (Mack Avenue) – Mack Watchdog (UNC)
  3 UAW – Local 212 (Mack Avenue) – UNC Campaign Bulletin
  4 UAW – Local 212 – The UNC of Local 212
  5 UAW – Local 235 (General Motors:  Chevrolet, Hamtramck Gear and Axle) – Shifting Gears
  6 UAW – Local 306 (Detroit, Amalgamated) – UNC Newsletter
  7 UAW – Local 351 – The Voice
  8 UAW – Local 372 (Chrysler:  Trenton, Michigan, Trenton Engine)
  9 UAW – Local 387 (Ford:  Woodhaven, Michigan – Ford Stamping)
  10 UAW – Local 412 (Chrysler:  Detroit, Amalgamated)
  11 UAW – Local 444 (Windsor Ont., Amalgamated)
  12 UAW – Local 588 (Ford:  Chicago Heights, Ill., Ford Stamping)
  13 UAW – Local 600 (Ford:  Dearborn, Rogue Motor Building) 1940’s
  14 UAW – Local 600 1950-59
  15 UAW – Local 600 1960- 1
  16 UAW – Local 600 1960- 2
  17 UAW – Local 600 1960- 3
  18 UAW – Local 600 1960- 4
  19 UAW – Local 600 1960- 5
  20 UAW – Local 600 Apprentices for Militant Action
  21 UAW – Local 600 Democratic Caucus
  22 UAW – Local 600 Engine Plant
  23 UAW – Local 600 Frame Plant
  24 UAW – Local 600 Progressive Caucus
  25 UAW – Local 600 – The Score
  26 UAW – Local 600 Tool and Die – 1
  27 UAW – Local 600 Tool and Die – 2
  28 UAW – Local 600 Tool and Die – 3
  29 UAW – Local 600 Tool and Die – 4
  30 UAW – Local 600 Tool and Die – 5
  31 UAW – Local 600 Tool and Die – 6
  32 UAW – Local 600 Tool and Die – Apprentice Steering Committee (1952-55)
  33 UAW – Local 600 Tool and Die – Democratic Caucus
  34 UAW – Local 600 Tool and Die – Fox
  35 UAW – Local 600 Tool and Die – Progressive Caucus
  36 UAW – Local 600 Tool and Die – UNC Newsletter
  37 UAW – Local 600 United Rank and File Caucus
  38 UAW – Local 659 (Flint:  Chevrolet, Amalgamated) 1940-50
  39 UAW – Local 674 (General Motors:  Norwood City, Ohio, Amalgamated)
  40 UAW – Local 735 (General Motors:  Belleville, MI, Hydramatic Division)
  41 UAW – Local 736 (General Motors:  Clark, N.J., New Depart – Hyatt)
  42 UAW – Local 869 (Chrysler:  Warren, Stamping Plant)
  43 UAW – Local 887 (North America Rockwell:  Los Angeles, Amalgamated)
  44 UAW – Local 906 (Ford: N.J., Mahwah Assembly Div.)
  45 UAW – Local 937
  46 UAW – Local 961 (Chrysler:  Detroit, Gear and Axle)
  47 UAW – Local 969 (General Motors:  Columbus, OH, Amalgamated)
  48 UAW – Local 1313 (Burroughs:  Detroit) – Ammunition
  49 UAW – Local 1663 (Essex International:  Ellwood Ind)
  50 UAW – McCarran Act
  51 UAW – National Committee for Democratic Action in UAW
  52 UAW – National Coordinating Committee for Trade Union Action and Democracy
  53 UAW – Rank and File Caucus
  54 UAW – Taft Hartley (Loyalty Oath)
  55 UAW – United Caucus
  56 UAW – United Caucus of Production, Skilled, Technical, Office and Professional Workers
  57 UAW – United Justice Caucus
  58 UAW – United Justice Caucus – United Justice Caucus
  59 UAW – U.N.C. – N.D.
Box File Folder/Description
6 1 UAW – U.N.C. – 1968-70
  2 UAW – U.N.C. – 1971-72
  3 UAW – U.N.C. – 1973- 1
  4 UAW – U.N.C. – 1973- 2
  5 UAW – U.N.C. – 1973- 3
  6 UAW – UNC Conference on Racism
  7 UAW – UNC – Convention News (1972)
  8 UAW – UNC Membership Report
  9 UAW – UNC Skilled Trades Council
  10 UAW – UNC Tool and Die Chapter – Convention Report
  11 UAW – Women
  12 UAW – Women’s Committee
  13 UAW – Women’s Councils
  14 UAW – Women’s Department
  15 United Steel Workers
  16 United Steel Workers, Local 2659 – Rank and Filers
  17 Unity News (Detroit, Michigan)
  18 Vietnamese Conflict – Anti War Movement – Detroit
  19 Vietnamese Conflict – Anti War Movement – Detroit – Labor Groups
  20 Welfare Employees Union
  21 Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  22 Worker’s Party (1934-36)
  23 Worker’s Party (1940-46)
  24 Worker’s Party (1940-46) (Study Outlines)
  25 Workers Vanguard – Detroit Supplement
  26 Workers Viewpoint – Auto
  27 The Workers Voice (Chicago)
  28 Young Communist League
  29 Young Peoples Socialist League (SP; to 1937 split)
  30 Young Peoples Socialist League (SWP; after 1937 split)
  31 Young Socialist Alliance (1960’s)
  32 Young Socialists (1959)
  33 Young Worker’s League (1930’s)

Series 3 – Internal Business Files

Box File Category Folder
1 74 External Information American Federation of Teachers:  New Caucus
  75 External Information Gregory for President (Indian rights)
  76 External Information NCU June 14, 1968
  77 External Information New Politics Michigan
  78 Financial 3/18/68 – Fund-Raising Appeal
  79 Financial 5/29/68 – Program #2 & 2 letters
  80 Financial 12/27/68 – Fundraising & budget
  81 Financial Mileage Record Sheet
  82 Mailings 11/5/67 – Preliminary Statement of needs, program, etc.
  83 Mailings 12/27/67 – financial support request & budget
  84 Mailings 1/3/68 – Report from Editor, Program Amendment Meeting Announcement for 1/7
  85 Mailings 3/12/68 (limited) – Minutes of 3/10/68 Emergency Meeting
  86 Mailings 4/2/68 – Meeting Announcement & Proposal
  87 Mailings 4/2/68 – Perspectives – Working Class Movement of Defeat
  88 Mailings 5/29/68 – Program, 2 letters, sub. blank
  89 Minutes 12/10/67 – IWCC General Meeting
  90 Minutes 12/17/67 – IWCC Executive Board
  91 Minutes 1/3/68 – IWCC Steering Committee
  92 Minutes 1/7/68 – IWCC General Meeting
  93 Minutes 2/7/68 – IWCC General Meeting
  94 Minutes 2/19/68 – IWCC Steering Committee
  95 Minutes IWCC – 3/10/68 – Emergency Steering Comm. Meeting
  96 Minutes 3/17/68 – Steering Committee Meeting IWCC
  97 Minutes 3/27/68 – IWCC Steering Committee
  98 Organizational Advisory Editorial Board – 1/68
  99 Organizational 1/3/68 – Report from Editor
  100 Organizational 3/6/68 – D. Brunn resignation Recording Secretary
  101 Organizational 3/8/68 – letter to Moody, etc. on progress of NRF #2
  102 Organizational 3/10/68 – Emergency Steering Comm. Meeting
  103 Organizational 4/2/68 – Meeting Announcement & Proposal
  104 Organizational 4/2/68 – Perspectives – Working Class Movement or Defeat
  105 Organizational 5/15/68 – Progress after 2 issues
  106 Organizational Program #2, & 2 letters – 5/29/68
  107 Organizational 11/5/68 – Preliminary Statement of needs, program, etc.
  108 Organizational 12/8/68 – Meeting Announcement & Proposed Agenda
  109 Political 11/5/67 – Preliminary Statement of needs, program, etc.
  110 Political 12/67 – REP article on IWCC
  111 Political 4/2/68 – Perspectives – Working Class Movement or Defeat
  112 Political Glaberman 4/3/68
  113 Political 5/29/68 – Program #2

Series 4 – Miscellaneous

Box File Folder/Description
6 1 Articles For Issue #3; material to be copied, extracted or re-written
  2 Fox, Art – 1
  3 Fox, Art – 2
  4 Fox, Arthur
  5 Fox, Stephen Anti War Activity and Expectations for SWP/YSA
  6 Fragments, etc.
  7 Independent Workers Co-ordinating Committee
  8 Indep. Workers Co-ord. Comm. – Detroit
  9 Manuscripts – Issue #2
  10 Manuscripts – Originals for printing Masthead Reverse
  11 Manuscripts – Originals for printing Subscription Blank NRF –single sheet
  12 Manuscripts – Originals for reprodctn.Masthead
  13 Miscellaneous
  14 Papers (general)
  15 (Papers) Socialist Worker Party
  16 Reference – Legal papers copyright of IWCC name – 12/28/67
  17 Reference Manuscripts
  18 References – Miscellaneous Mailing List – Trade Unionist for Peace
  19 Reference – Misc.Please Mr. Foreman
  20 Reference File – Miscellaneous Proof-reading symbols
  21 S. Fox files




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