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Inventory of the Stanley Lathen Collection, 1928-1995
1997/075  
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Description
The collection is comprised of documents and photographs from Lathen's labor and political activities in Vallejo. It ranges from a 1928 Plasterers' & Cement Finishers' Union Constitution to a 1995 holiday card from Bill and Hillary Clinton. Also included are brief letters to and from politicians Lathen supported, including Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry Wallace, Estes Kefauver, Edmund "Pat" Brown, and Alan Cranston in the "Correspondence - Political" folder. "The Plasterer" folder preserves two issues of the Plasterers' Union publication that contain letters from Stanley Sapp. There are undated papers opposing the use of sheetrock in construction in the "Lathing and Plastering" folder.
Background
Stanley Lathen is a labor union and political activist living in Vallejo. Lathen (known as Stanley Sapp until the early 1950s when he changed his name) was the secretary-treasurer, the executive officer, for the Retail Clerks International Association, Local 373; President of the Plasterers' Union, Local 631; and one of the founding Directors of the A.F. of L. Ball Park Board (Athletic Friends of Labor). He was active in Democratic Party politics and with the Congress of California Seniors. An oral history conducted by Harvey Schwartz is at the Labor Archives.
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.