Finding Aid for the Abraham Abbott Kaplan Papers, 1947-1966

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the Abraham Abbott Kaplan Papers, 1947-1966

Collection number: 1023

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Saundra Taylor, October 1970
Encoded by:
Alight Tsai
Encoding supervision by:
Caroline Cubé
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Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, March 2003
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Abraham Abbott Kaplan Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1947-1966
Collection number: 1023
Creator: Kaplan, Abraham Abbott, 1912-
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Abraham Abbott Kaplan (1912-1980) was a lecturer in labor economics, author of several books, and an arbitrator in industrial disputes. He also worked for the UCLA Institute of Industrial Relations extension service, the UC University Extension, the Department of Theater Arts, Suny Purchase, and the UCLA Graduate School of Management. The collection consists of transcripts and printed materials relating to labor disputes, mainly in Southern California, in which Abbott Kaplan acted as an arbitrator.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

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  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Professor Abbott Kaplan, 1967.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Abraham Abbott Kaplan Papers (Collection 1023). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1972956 

Biography

Kaplan was born on January 12, 1912 in New York City; BS and MA in history, and Ph.D in adult education from Columbia University; B.J.A. from the Jewish Theological Seminary; became high school teacher, principal, then director of adult education for the Springfield, Massachusetts public school system; became lecturer in labor economics and head of the UCLA Institute of Industrial Relations extension service in 1946; then served as assistant director and associate director until 1957; worked as associate director, director, and statewide associate dean of UC University Extension in 1966, while serving as professor of adult education in the UCLA School of Education; with William Melnitz, founded UCLA's professional theater group; became associate dean and professor of theater arts; became president of Suny Purchase in 1967; at 65 returned to UCLA to join the Graduate School of Management as a visiting professor; was frequently an arbitrator in industrial disputes; author of several books, including Making grievances procedures work: the Southern California experience (1950) and Study-discussion in the liberal arts (1960); he died on July 13, 1980.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of transcripts and printed materials relating to labor disputes, mainly in Southern California, in which UCLA Professor Abbott Kaplan acted as arbitrator. Industrial disputes (listed alphabetically in the finding aid) include Douglas Aircraft and the IAMAW, California Electric power and IBEW, the Ferro corporation and the Allied appliance workers, and Union Steel Company and the U.S.W.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. 1947-58 (Box 1).
  2. 1960-65 (Box 2).
  3. 1965-66 (Box 3).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Kaplan, Abraham Abbott, 1912- --Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles--Institute of Industrial Relations--Officials and employees--Archives.
University of California (System)--University Extension--Faculty--Archives.
Arbitrators, industrial--California, Southern--Archives.


Container List

 

Alphabetical List of Arbitration Cases

Box 1

Adel Precision Products - International Association of Machinists, Precision Lodge, no.1600. April 10, 1956.

Box 1

Aircraft Bold Company - U.A.W., 683. March 3, 1953.

Box 2

Airtek Dynamics, Incorporated - U.A.W., 509. February 8, 1965.

Box 3

Associated General Contractors (Contracting engineers company) - Southern California district council of laborers. October 10, 1966.

Box 2

Baldwin Extruded Products, Incorporated - United Rubber, cork, linoleum, and Plastic workers of American International Union, 141. December 2, 1964.

Box 1

California Electric Power - I.B.E.W. October 1952.

Box 1

California Electric Power Company, Riverside - I.B.E.W., 47. June 1953.

Box 1

Cannon Electric - U.A.W., 811. April 30, 1958.

Box 2

Clougherty Packing Company - Butchers union, 563. April 2, 1965.

Box 1

Columbia Pictures - Office employees international, 174. January 29, 1957.

Box 1

Craft Master - local no.123 & local no.691. May 5, 1958.

Box 1

Crown Upholstery Company - United furniture workers. February 1953.

Box 1

Crown Upholstery Company - United furniture workers. April 20, 1952.

Box 1

Crown Upholstery Company - United furniture workers. May 24, 1952.

Box 1

Crown Upholstery Company - United furniture workers. June 29, 1953.

Box 1

Crown Upholstery Company - United furniture workers. August 17, 1953.

Box 2

Douglas Aircraft, Long Beach - United Automobile, aerospace, and agricultural implement workers, 148. February 3, 1965.

Box 3

Douglas Aircraft - I.A.M.A.W., district lodge 720. November 30, 1966.

Box 3

Douglas Aircraft, Santa Monica - I.A.M.A.W., lodge 1578. May 19, 1965.

Box 3

Douglas missile and space systems division, Huntington Beach - I.A.M.A.W., lodge 1578. November 16, 1965.

Box 3

Douglas Aircraft, Santa Monica - I.A.M.A.W., lodge 1578. July 13, 1966.

Box 3

The Ferro Corporation, San Francisco - Allied appliance workers, local 127. March 9, 1966.

Box 1

General Cable Corporation - United electrical, radio, and machine workers of America, 1421. January 25, 1955.

Box 1

General Cable Corporation - United electrical, radio, and machine workers of America, 1421. July 21, 1958.

Box 1

Harbor Furniture Manufacturing Company - Furniture workers, 576. January 26, 1954.

Box 1

Harbor Furniture Manufacturing Company - Furniture workers, 576. February 23, 1955.

Box 1

Harmon Packing Company - International union of operating engineers, 63. June 15, 1953.

Box 1

Herco Foundry Incorporated - United steel workers. September 9, 1952.

Box 1

Holga Metal - I.A.W., 1600. November 12, 1952.

Box 3

Holmes and Narver, Incorporated, Las Vegas, Nevada - I.U.O.E. July 11, 1966.

Box 2

Isenberg & Son, Furniture Manufacturers - Furniture workers, 500. October 3, 1963.

Box 1

Lerner Handbag - International fur and leather workers, 213. April 1, 1952.

Box 1

Lynwood Bakery Company - Bakery and confectionery workers, 31. August 25, 1949.

Box 1

Magnetic Research Corporation - U.E.R.M.W., 1421. September 13, 1955.

Box 2

Montebello Meat Company - Butcher union, 563. March 1 & 17, 1965.

Box 2

Northrop Aircraft - C.W. Frields. February 19, 1960.

Box 1

Pacific Coast Borax Company - International chemical workers, 40, & 85. September 3, 1953.

Box 3

Reynolds Electrical and Engineering Company - Culinary workers, 226. August 30, 1966.

Box 3

R.C. Can Company - U.E.R.M.W., 1421. March 16, 1966.

Box 1

Safeway stores - meat cutters, 421. December 1947.

Box 1

Screen Directors Guild - I.M.P.P.A. September 1948.

Box 3

Southern California general contractors (Casner construction company) - Southern California district council of laborers, 652. October 10, 1966.

Box 3

Southern California Master Labor Agreements.

Physical Description: Notebook.
Box 2

Superior Recording - U.E.W. October 5, 1961.

Box 1

Sydney Bag Company - International fur and leather workers, 213. January 23, 1952.

Box 2

Tanner Motor Livery, limited - Dairy employees, Teamsters, 166. January 8, 1965.

Box 2

Transfer and Storage industry comm. - Teamsters, 631. May 11, 1965.

Box 1

Union Steel Company - U.S.W. September 9, 1954.

Box 2

U.S. borax and chemical Corporation - International chemical workers, 40. January 28, 1965.

Box 2

Vinnell Corporation - Operating engineers, 12. January 22, 1964.