Finding Aid for the John Hutchinson Papers, 1937-1967

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Finding Aid for the John Hutchinson Papers, 1937-1967

Collection number: 1138

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, February 2004
© 2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Hutchinson Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1937-1967
Collection number: 1138
Creator: Hutchinson, John, 1921-
Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: John Hutchinson (b.1921) was a professor of industrial relations at the UCLA Graduate School of Management (1964- ), a arbitrator in industrial disputes a member of the American Political Science Association, and author of articles on politics and industrial relations. The collection contains correspondence, reports, and economic data on various unions, including the Building Service Employees International Union (BSEIU), the IATSE, Teamsters Union, and United Textile Workers of America (UTWA).
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

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Restrictions on Access

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

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of John Hutchinson, 1972.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Hutchinson Papers (Collection 1138). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Hutchinson was born on January 29, 1921 in London, England; BS (1950), Ph.D (1963), University of London; MA, UCLA, 1952; worked as a civil servant in Great Britain; associate professor (1964-70), then professor of industrial relations at the UCLA Graduate School of Management; has been an arbitrator in industrial disputes; member, American Political Science Association; author of articles on politics and industrial relations; wrote The imperfect union: a history of corruption in American unions (1970).

Scope and Content

Collection contains correspondence, reports, and economic data on various unions, including the Building Service Employees International Union (BSEIU), the IATSE, Teamsters Union, and United Textile Workers of America (UTWA). Also includes clippings gathered by John Hutchinson for his book, The imperfect union: a history of corruption in American trade unions (1970).

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Documentation of various unions (Boxes 1-3).
  2. Miscellaneous materials (Boxes 3-4).
  3. Scrapbook with clippings about International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and relations with Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) (Box 5).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Hutchinson, John, 1921- --Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. Graduate School of Management--Faculty--Archives.
Labor unions--United States--Research.

Items Removed from Collection

Removed from collection for separate cataloguing:
  • Strike Home; a report on the 54-day strike of 33,000 North American workers. Los Angeles, United Auto Workers, local 887. [1953?]
  • Harris, Joseph P. and Leonard Rowe. California Politics. 2nd edition. Stanford University Press, 1959.
  • Labor Legislation. Report on 1957 regular session of the California Legislature, January 7 to January 25, March 4 to June 12. [Sacramento] California State Federation of Labor [1957?]

Container List

 

Documentation on Various Cases

 

A - D

Box 1, Folder 1

Allied industrial workers of America (ATW), 1952-1957.

Box 1, Folder 2

Bakery and confectionary workers' International Union of America, 1957.

Box 1, Folder 3

Building Service Employees International Union (BSEIU), 1961-1962.

Physical Description: Photocopies of newspaper clippings.
Box 1, Folder 4

BSEIU - Hearing officer report to general president of BSEIU, 1962.

Box 1, Folder 5

Can workers federal labor union, 1956-1957. (FLU no.22623)

Box 1, Folder 6

Chicago - miscellaneous labor corruption incidents.

Box 1, Folder 7

Culinary trades, 1958-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Chiefly Los Angeles hotel and restaurant employees unions.
Box 1, Folders 8-9

Distillery, rectifying, wine and allied workers International Union of America, 1956.

Scope and Content Note

re Union's Social Security fund.
 

D - I

Box 2, Folders 1-4

Distillery, rectifying, wine and allied workers International Union of America. 1958.

Scope and Content Note

re Union's Social Security fund.
 

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States and Canada (I.A.T.S.E.)

Box 2, Folder 5

Clippings, ephemera, etc. removed from scrapbook, 1937-1946.

Scope and Content Note

re I.A.T.S.E. in Hollywood.
Some relate to Bioff case and some to Hollywood strike of 1945-1947.
Box 2, Folder 6

Ephemera and printed material, 1945-1947.

Scope and Content Note

re Hollywood strike.
Box 2, Folder 7

Clippings and miscellaneous issues of The Hollywood Sun, September 5, 1945-April 2, 1947.

Scope and Content Note

(vol.1, no.18-vol.4, no.13 incomplete)
Box 2, Folder 8

International Jewelery Workers Union (IJWU), November 1958.

 

J - Z

Box 3, Folder 1

Teamsters Union, 1957.

 

United Textile workers of America (UTWA), 1952-1960

Box 3, Folder 2

Correspondence.

Box 3, Folder 3

September 24, 1952.

Box 3, Folder 4

Reports of AFL-CIO Committee on ethical practices, 1957.

Box 3, Folder 5

Waste materials handlers. Federal Union No. 20467 “In the matter of Paul J. Dorfman.” March-July 1957.

 

Miscellaneous Materials

Scope and Content Note

re labor corruption.
Box 3, Folder 7

AFL-CIO: excerpt from minutes of Executive Council meeting (June 6 and August 27, 1956).

Box 3, Folder 8

Material, 1959-1967.

Scope and Content Note

re Landrum-Griffin Act.
Box 3, Folder 9

“The Los Angeles County employee relations ordinance. Proposed draft.”

Creator/Collector: Mahter, Patrick.
Physical Description: 65 leaves plus appendices. Typescript (carbon).
Box 3, Folder 10

Correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

Letters to John Hutchinson re corruption material.
Box 4, Folder 1

“A historical examination of the purposes and practices of the education program of the United Automobile Workers of America, 1936-1959.” Michigan, 1960.

Creator/Collector: Linton, Thomas Edwin.
Physical Description: Typescript (carbon) [copy of a dissertation].
Box 4, Folder 2

Miscellaneous printed items.

Physical Description: [8 items].

Scope and Content Note

Includes reports of Australian workers' unions.
 

Western Conference of Teamsters

Box 4, Folder 3

“The collective bargaining contract....”

Box 4, Folder 4

“Economic and social legislation....”

Oversize Box 5

Scrapbook - clippings, 1937-1938.

Scope and Content Note

re I.A.T.S.E. and relations with C.I.O.