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Charles Bratt Papers, 1933-1952
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Series 1. War Manpower Commission (Bratt Files), 1934-1948

Physical Description: 1 carton

Scope and Content Note

This series includes documents from Bratt's work with the War Manpower Commission, the Fair Employment Practices Commission, the United States Employment Service (USES), and other interracial organizations that were trying to gain employment for minorities during World War II. It documents many discrimination cases and the hardships brought about when thousands of blacks migrated to the west coast from the southern part of the United States, mainly from Louisiana. This series also contains information on the relocation of the Japanese Americans.
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Executive Orders and Directions, 1941-1945

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Wages and Hours, 1939-1944

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Legislation, 1943-1946

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Policy, 1944-1946

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USES (United States Employment Service)

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Policies

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1942-1944

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1945-1946

Box-folder 1/7

Legislation and Polity, 1944-1946

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Press Releases, 1944-1946

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Training Materials, 1942-1946

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Training Talk Materials, 1942-1946

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Discrimination Cases, 1944-1946

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Blakeney vs. California Shipbuilding Case, 1945

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Boilermakers Union California Supreme Court Case, [1945?]

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Japanese Relocation

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1942-1944

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1945-1946

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Conferences, 1945-1946

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Minority Groups (Housing and Employment Problems due to "in-migration"), 1942-1947

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FEPC (Fair Employment Practices Commission) and Miscellaneous Minority, 1942-1946

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Federal Security Agency - Wartime Civil Control Administration, 1942, 1945

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Interracial Organizations, 1945-1947

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American Council on Race Relations (Clearing House and Reports), 1945-1946

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Apprenticeships, 1942-1945

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Stabilization Plans, 1944

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State Minority Specialists Desk Folder, 1944

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Statistics and Speeches, 1939-1946

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Shipbuilding, 1945-1946

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Union Labor Issues, 1937-1946

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Bratt Personal File, n.d.

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Charles Bratt's Personal Employment File, 1946

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Minority Clippings, 1943-1947

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Labor News Committee San Francisco, 1947-1948

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FEPC Annotated Bibliography, 1943, n.d.

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Miscellaneous

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1934-1936

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Correspondence, 1945-1946

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Clippings and Written Notes, 1936-1946, n.d.

 

Series 2. Series 2. War Manpower Commission (Johnson Files), 1941-1946

Physical Description: 1 legal box

Scope and Content Note

This series contains the files of Clarence Johnson, a colleague of Bratt's in the Los Angeles War Manpower Commission office. It includes labor laws, discrimination cases, and answers to a survey Johnson sent to several companies about their hiring practices. There are also files on over 50 unions in California that were accused of discrimination during the war.
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Labor Laws, 1942-1946

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Discrimination Cases, 1941-1943

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Employment

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1943-1944

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Reports, 1943

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Unions

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Aeronautical Mechanics - Seattle, WA, 1942

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American Federation of Labor Unions (AFL) - California

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Los Angeles, 1941-1942

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Oakland, 1942

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San Pedro, 1942

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San Francisco - Local #6, 1943

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Boeing Aircraft Company, 1942

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Boilermakers Union

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#A-35 Auxiliary - Los Angeles, CA, 1943-1944

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#6 - San Francisco, CA, 1942

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#6 - Seattle, WA, 1942

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#72 - Portland, OR, 1942

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#513, Auxiliary #A-36 - Richmond, CA, 1943

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#72 - Portland, OR, 1943

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#513 - Richmond, CA, 1942-1944

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Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Employees, 1944

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Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)

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1942-1943

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Local 902 - United Transport Service Employees of America, 1943

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Cannery Workers Union - San Pedro, CA, 1943

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Construction and General Laborers Union

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#304, 1942

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#179, 1943

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Dining Car Employees Union

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Local #465, 1943-1944

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Local #582 Los Angeles, 1942-1944

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Directory of CIO Unions in Los Angeles, 1942-1943

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Electrical Workers Union-Wilmington, CA, 1942

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Employment Practices By Unions (Fees, Wages, Other Practices), 1941-1944

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National Maritime Union, 1942-1943

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International Association of Machinists

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Local #68 - San Francisco, CA, 1942

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Local #89, 1943

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Local #311, 1943

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Local #824 - Richmond, CA, 1943

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Local #834, 1943

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International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

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Local 26 - Oakland, CA, 1942-1943

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Local 513, 1942

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International Longshoremen's and Warehouses' Union, San Pedro, CA, 1942-1944

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International Union of Operating Engineers, Los Angeles, CA, 1943

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International United Transport Worker's Union, 1943

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Los Angeles Shipbuilding Company, 1942-1943

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Machinists' Union International (general), 1943

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Marine Firemen, Oilers, Water Tenders and Wipers Association, 1942

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Miscellaneous Workers Ltd., Inc. Oakland, CA, 1942

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Rubber Workers' Union, 1942

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Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. - Seattle, WA, 1942

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Service and Research Dept., CIO Unions - Alameda County, 1941

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Shipfitters and Helpers

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A-33, 1943

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#7 - San Francisco, CA, 1943, 1945

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Shipyard and Marine Shop Laborers Union - Local 886 - Oakland, CA, 1943

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SIEMS-Drake Company Seattle, WA, 1942

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Steamfitters' Local 590 - San Francisco, CA, 1943

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Todd-California Shipbuilding Corp Richmond, CA, 1942

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Toyad Corporation - 832 E. 62nd St. Los Angeles, CA, 1942

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United Federal Workers of America (UFWA), Local 2545, n.d.

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United Rubber Workers of America, Local 43 CIO, 1942

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Union Agreements, 1941-1942

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United States Employment Service (USES)

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Oakland, CA, 1942

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Pasadena, CA, 1942

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Western Union Telegraph Company, 1942

 

Series 3. Charles Bratt: Personal, 1933-1952

Physical Description: 1 legal box

Scope and Content Note

This series contains personal information related to Charles Bratt, events he was interested in, and Bratt's involvements before the war. It also includes some information about the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles (California Youth Authority).
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Amherst College Alumni, 1933-1940

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California Labor School, 1947

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California Department of Agriculture, 1936-1938

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Congress of Industrial Organization, 1943-1945

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Farm Labor / Simon Lubin Society, 1935-1938

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Farm Security Administration, 1938-1944

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Miscellaneous Agricultural, 1933-1938

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Hearst Trial

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Clippings, 1934-1936

Box-folder 3/9

Research Material, 1935

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Labor and the Smith Act, 1937-1952

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National Negro Labor Council, 1952

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Pacific House, 1939

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San Francisco School of Social Studies, 1937

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San Jose Public Schools - Department of Education, 1934

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Sugar Beet Correspondence, 1938

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Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles - Los Angeles Youth Project (California Youth Authority), 1947