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|Named Person:||Alexander Hieken|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Archival Material, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Alexander Hieken; Ronnie Dugger; American Newspaper Guild.; Houston Newspaper Guild.; San Antonio Newspaper Guild.; Fort Worth Newspaper Guild.; United States. National Labor Relations Board.; Triangle Publications.; Arkansas Newspaper Guild.; Texas State Industrial Union Council.; Houston Area Industrial Union Council, CIO.
|Description:||9 boxes (3 linear feet, 9 inches)|
|Other Titles:||Texas labor archives.|
The papers cover the period during which Hieken served as international representative of the American Newspaper Guild, 1946-1954. They include personal materials related to various Democratic Party and social welfare organizations that he participated in as well as anti-union literature from the McCarthy era.
Included are records and correspondence of the American Newspaper Guild, 1943-1955; the Houston Newspaper Guild, 1941-1952; the San Antonio Newspaper Guild, 1947-1954; the Fort Worth Newspaper Guild, 1945-1952 (features organizing efforts at the Fort Worth Press and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram); the Arkansas Newspaper Guild, 1949-1953; the Texas State Industrial Union Council, 1947-1954; scattered issues, 1953-1956,and minutes of the permanent committee of the independent newspaper enterprise organized to operate the Texas Observer in 1954 as well as correspondence with editor, Ronnie Dugger, 1954-1959; and constitutions and minutes of the Houston Area Industrial Union Council, 1950-1956. The Guild files contain information on the formation of various locals as well as efforts to organize press employees at several printing establishments. The files also contain records of defunct locals.
Of special interest is material on the establishment by American trade unions of a labor newspaper, The National Reporter, 1950-1952. Contains material on strikes against newspapers by local unions including one in Wilkes- Barre, Pa., and another in Little Rock, Ark.; also an official report of the proceedings of an National Labor Relations Board hearing in May, 1946, in the case of the American Newspaper Guild vs. Triangle Publications, Inc.
- Hieken, Alexander, -- 1908- -- Archives.
- American Newspaper Guild -- Records and correspondence.
- Houston Newspaper Guild -- Records and correspondence.
- Fort Worth Newspaper Guild -- Records and correspondence.
- San Antonio Newspaper Guild -- Records and correspondence.
- Arkansas Newspaper Guild -- Records and correspondence.
- Texas State Industrial Union Council -- Records and correspondence.
- Houston Area Industrial Union Council, CIO -- Records and correspondence.
- Democratic Party (Tex.)
- Texas Observer.
- Press -- Employees -- Labor unions -- Texas.
- Strikes and lockouts -- Newspapers -- United States.