Institute of Industrial Relations. Publications. 1949-1967.
Finding aid prepared by University Archives staff, Alva Moore Stevenson, 1992 Mar; finding aid revised by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 Jul; machine-readable finding aid created by Katharine A. Lawrie and Caroline Cubé, 2013 Jul.
UCLA Library Special Collections©1992 Mar
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
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Title: Institute of Industrial Relations. Publications.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 151
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract: Record Series 151 contains the publications of UCLA's Institute of Industrial Relations (IIR).
Creator: University of California, Los Angeles. Institute of Industrial Relations.
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At the end of World War II, when organized labor in the United States was at the peak of its political power and influence, industrial relations units were established at many universities around the nation. In 1945, Governor Earl Warren established two such units at the University of California: one at UCLA, the other at Berkeley. Clark Kerr, the founding director of the UC Berkeley Institute of Industrial Relations, later recalled, "We came in as the very first effort of this big university to make contact with the trade unions. It was Earl Warren's way of saying that the unions were recognized as an important part of California society." In the decades since its founding, the UCLA Institute has played an important role in the intellectual life of the university, and it also has contributed to the national dialogue on employment and labor issues. The establishment of the Center for Labor Research and Education within the Institute in 1964 further consolidated the ties between the labor movement and the university. But as the power of organized labor waned in the 1970s and 1980s, the Institute was faced with substantial budget cuts. Academic interest in the traditional field of industrial relations also declined during this period. In 1995, however, new leadership came into power at the national AFL-CIO and, soon after, organized labor in California was revitalized, leading to renewed intellectual interest in labor and employment issues as well. This led to a major new initiative in 2000, when the state legislature established the UC Institute for Labor and Employment (ILE), a research program housed jointly at UCLA and UC Berkeley which built on the two IIRs that had been established 44 years earlier. In December 2003, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a fiscal state of emergency and eliminated ILE's budget for the remainder of the fiscal year. In early 2004, after an outpouring of public support, the University agreed to cover most staff salaries through June 2004. Beginning in 2004–2005, the work of the ILE was restructured, maintaining the statewide research funding on all UC campuses through a new systemwide Labor and Research Education Fund. Other activities continued to be housed at the UCLA and UC Berkeley Institutes, which both changed their names in spring 2007, and are now known as the Institutes for Research on Labor and Employment. The Miguel Contreras Labor Program, which serves as an umbrella over all the UC labor research and education programs, was approved by the UC Regents in early 2007.
Record Series 151 contains the publications of UCLA's Institute of Industrial Relations (IIR). Files include an incomplete set of numbered reprints published by the IIR; reprints date from 1949-1967.
This is an inactive record series; no additional University records are expected to be added.
Extent: 27 folders
Box 1 contains an incomplete set of numbered reprints: 1949 (No. 2-8); 1950 (No. 9-13; 15-16); 1951 (No. 18-22); 1952 (No. 23-26); 1953 (No. 28-33); 1954 (No. 35, 37-38, 40, 43-44); 1955 (No. 45, 50-52); 1956 (No. 53-58, 62-63); 1957 (No. 64-67); 1958 (No. 68-76); 1959 (No. 77-92); 1960 (No. 93-96); 1961 (No. 97-106); 1962 (No. 107-117); 1963 (No. 118-132); 1964 (No. 133-143); 1965 (No. 145-152); 1966 (No. 153-163); 1967 (No. 164-176). Includes reprints written by: Benjamin Aaron, Irving Bernstein, Paul Bullock, Archie Kleingartner, Frederic Meyers, Frank C. Pierson, and Robert Tannenbaum.