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Robert F. Repas papers

Identifier: UA-10.3.414

Scope and Contents

These papers consist of correspondence and other materials relating to the Christian Labor Association (CLA), which was once associated with the Christian Reformed Church. The material was gathered by Bob Repas while working on his thesis toward a Master of Arts in political science at Michigan State University in 1961-1962. Repas worked at the Labor and Industrial Relations Center at MSU during that time.

In addition to correspondence concerning the CLA and materials for Repas' thesis, there are copies of contracts, by-laws and constitutions, and publications of the CLA. Also, there are promotional materials used by the CLA in attempting to win union elections at Keeler Brass Company (1961), Mead Containers Inc. (1959), and Pine Rest Hospital (1961), Grand Rapids, Michigan. There are National Labor Relations Board decisions concerning disputes between the CLA and two construction companies, and newspaper clippings relating to activities of the CLA.

Other items include printed materials relating to the Christian Labor Association of Canada, the Ontario Labour Relations Board the Christian Reformed Church, unions, and miscellaneous printed materials on unions and labor laws.


  • Creation: 1950 - 1964


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Robert F. Repas earned his Master of Arts in political science at Michigan State University in 1963. Repas worked at of the Labor and Industrial Relations Center at MSU while working on his thesis.


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Custodial History

Transferred from the Michigan State University Labor and Industrial Relations Library.

Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Processing Information

Changed record group from 00049 to UA 10.3.414 to reflect Repas's connection to Michigan State University.

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Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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