Scope and Content
Title: George Hardy Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1933 - 1981
Accession number: 1991/055
Extent: 0.5 cubic foot
San Francisco State University. Labor Archives & Research Center
San Francisco, California 94132
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these
materials, please consult the Center's online catalog.
Collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives & Research Center. All requests for
permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing
to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf
of the Labor Archives & Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be
obtained by the reader.
[Identification of item], George Hardy Papers, 1991/055, Labor Archives & Research Center,
San Francisco State University.
This collection was donated to the Labor Archives and Research Center in May and June 1991 by Joan Hardy Twomey, daughter
of George Hardy, President-Emeritus of the Service Employees International Union. This donation also included photographs
which have been processed as the George Hardy Photograph Collection 14. This collection was processed by Carol Cuenod in July
1992. (For History, see George Hardy Photograph Collection 14, Acc #'s: 1991/055, 1992/027.)
Scope and Content
This small collection represents a random selection of George Hardy's papers which the donor determined worth saving. The
papers and records from George Hardy's terms as President of the Service Employees International Union are held by the Union
in Washington, D.C. The first three folders hold items which were created by or about Hardy. A biography titled "So Much is
to be Done: ... " was prepared for the dedication of the George Hardy Center in Los Angeles. It offers a comprehensive account
of Hardy's life beginning with his family background up to his retirement as SEIU president.
The other folders contain material which was generated by the SEIU. Most significant is correspondence in two folders titled
"George Scalise Case." Scalise was BSEIU president until 1940 when he was jailed for extortion and income tax evasion. Both
George Hardy and his father, "Pop" Hardy, took leading roles in fighting this corruption within the union. There is textual
and visual material in an oversize scrapbook which is part of this accession. The visual material is listed in the George
Hardy Photograph Collection No. 14. The contents of the textual material are listed below. The inclusive years are 1951-1952
and researchers will find a good collection of handbills, clippings and correspondence from the theater janitors strike in