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Inventory of the National Right to Work Committee issuances
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: National Right to Work Committee issuances
    Date (bulk): 1955-1981
    Date (inclusive): 1952-1981
    Collection Number: 81126
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 7 manuscript boxes (2.7 linear feet)
    Abstract: Newsletters, bulletins, leaflets, pamphlets, speeches, testimony, articles, and press releases relating to labor unions and right-to-work laws in the United States.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: National Right to Work Committee.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], National Right to Work Committee issuances, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1981.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    The National Right to Work Committee, founded in 1955, is a non-profit organization of employees and employers opposing compulsory union membership in the United States and defending the right of citizens to work, regardless of their union status. The Committee seeks to inform citizens about the right-to-work movement through the use of various educational materials, including newsletters, press releases, literature and books, seminars, speakers, radio series and motion pictures. Additionally, the Committee works to support statewide and national movements to enact right-to-work legislation and uphold Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act (which affirms that states may have right-to-work laws).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The bulk of the records in this collection span the years 1955 to 1981 and include newsletters, bulletins, leaflets, pamphlets, speeches, testimony, articles, and press releases relating to labor unions and right-to-work laws in the United States. The collection largely consists of materials published by the National Right to Work Committee to promote its ideals and educate the public, as well as speeches and testimony given by members of the Committee and right-to-work supporters. This outward-facing material was designed to raise awareness about compulsory unionism and right-to-work laws. Exceptions include some informational pamphlets about the Committee, its work, and its educational materials, as well as some collected materials from outside sources documenting issues of interest to the Committee.
    Where possible, the original order (generally chronological) was maintained. In the instance of the materials received in the pamphlets category, which had no original order, series and subseries were created, and the materials were arranged by subject. Additionally, with the speeches by right-to-work supporters, a decision was made to arrange them first by speaker and then chronologically, in order to collocate the speeches of individuals, particularly since there were a large number of speeches by Charles W. Bailey, who held various positions on the National Right to Work Committee Board.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Labor unions--United States.
    Open and closed shop--United States.