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Inventory of the David Brody Papers D-163
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Correspondence Bulk, 1970-1978 1968-2009

Physical Description: 4.0 linear feet.

Scope and Contents note

The Correspondence Series includes letters and emails to colleagues, friends, publishers, and acquaintances from David Brody’s time as a American Labor historian at various academic institutions. Affiliated institutions include UC Davis, Columbia University, Harvard University, and the Institute for Industrial Relations at UC Berkeley. Correspondence focuses primarily on Brody’s editorial work with publishing companies and review journals such as the University of Illinois Press, University of North Carolina Press, and the Pacific Historical Review, among others. Correspondence also includes personal letters to and from colleagues as well as letters pertaining to various film and National Endowment for the Humanities projects, such as “Lowell Fever,” that Dr. Brody acted as consultant to. Correspondence features letters and emails related to grant funded projects Brody applied to and/or received, invitations to speak at special events and conferences, such as the Southern Labor Conference, and correspondence regarding editorial reviews of books and articles, such as Labor Embattled: History, Power, Rights, that Brody wrote or collaborated on.
Box-folder 7:1-7:8

1955 1955-2009

Box-folder 1:1-1:16

1966 1966-1991

Box-folder 2:1-2:11

1967 1967-1983

Box-folder 8:1-8:5

1968 1968-1998

Box-folder 12:1-12:8

1972 1972-1991

Box-folder 10:1-10:4

1974 1974-1986

Box-folder 5:1-5:9

1977 1977-1993

Box-folder 6:1-6:11

1978 1978-1998

Box-folder 4:1-4:5, 11:1-11:4

1980 1980-1988


Teaching and Professional Materials Bulk, 1970-1985 1959-2009

Physical Description: 5.0 linear feet.

Scope and Contents note

The Teaching and Professional Series includes materials related to Dr. Brody’s research interest in labor history, editorial work for a number of academic journals, and various projects Brody collaborated or consulted on. The Teaching and Professional Series includes ephemera from presentations by Brody, including the Keynote Speaker address at “Labor History in the New Century: 2009-Perth, Australia,” copies of papers presented by Brody at various conferences such as the North American Labor History Conference-1992, and excerpts of minutes from academic meetings, such as the American Historical Association Council meeting in San Francisco on January 6th, 1994. Teaching and Professional Materials also includes drafts of scholarly essays penned by Brody, and contracts for books that Brody published, including the publishing contract for Labor in Crisis: The Steel Strike of 1919 from the J.P. Lippincott Company.
Box-folder 7:9-7:26

1953 1953-2009

Box-folder 1:17-1:27

1959 1959-1991

Box-folder 13:1-13:13

1962 1962-1991

Box-folder 2:12-2:26, 8:6-8:14

1966 1966-1999

Box-folder 3:1-3:8

1968 1968-1982

Box-folder 10:5-10:9

1970 1970-1989

Box-folder 9:1-9:4

1971 1971-1972

Box-folder 4:6-4:17

1974 1974-1991

Box-folder 11:5-11:11

1977 1977-1984

Box-folder 5:10-5:20, 6:12-6:23

1979 1979-1996

Box-folder 12:9-12:13

1983 1983-1987


American Federation of Teachers Bulk, 1970-1978 1965-1987

Physical Description: 4.0 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Series includes: ephemera, correspondence, pay grades, newspapers, and articles all relating to the American Federation of Teachers at UC Davis and other University of California campuses. The AFT series includes relevant information on attempts to establish a faculty union on the UC Davis campus, the wider UC budget struggles with the Reagan gubernatorial administration, and copies of the “University Guardian: Publication of the University Council-American Federation of Teachers.” The American Federation of Teachers Series also includes information on system wide contacts for the AFT on University of California campuses, notices of AFT meetings, and a AFT document entitled: “Study Plan-Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education-January 1972” which requires a “broad mandate to review California higher education and the Master Plan (for higher education).” David Brody’s contribution to the AFT includes his service as President of the Graduate Council at UC Davis and a contributor and consultant to the American Teacher’s Federation Union.
Box-folder 3:9-3:17

1965 1965-1977

Box-folder 9:3-9:13

1968 1968-1978

Box-folder 10:10-10:14

1969 1969-1977

Box-folder 4:18-4:19

1971 1971-1977

Box-folder 12:14-12:16

1974 1974-1978

Box-folder 11:12

1976 1976-1977

Box-folder 6:24-6:25

1977 1977-1982

Box-folder 8:15

1985 1985-1987