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Leonard R. Sayles papers, 1950-1962

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains research work which formed the basis of two of Sayles' books, The Local Union and Behavior of Industrial Work Groups. The collection includes interviews, case studies, and observation analyses.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1113
Bib ID 4079301 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Sayles, Leonard R
Title Leonard R. Sayles papers, 1950-1962
Physical Description 6 boxes (6 boxes)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: Series I: Allegheny Ludlum Steelworkers, 1950-1954; Series II: Other Interviews and Related Materials, 1950-1962

Description

Summary

Interviews and observation analyses which formed the basis of his two books, THE LOCAL UNION and BEHAVIOR OF INDUSTRIAL WORK GROUPS. Most of the interviews were conducted in the period 1950-1952 in local unions in upstate New York. The largest number are from the Allegheny Ludlum Steel Workers local in Dunkirk, N.Y. and they include descriptions of various kinds of meetings (grievance, union, political) as well as interviews and observation notes involving the membership, their families, and relationships with management. He also studied several other steel worker locals, less intensively, in upstate New York and western Pennsylvania. There are also interviews with a local of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers in Rochester, N.Y. (Michaels-Sterns factory); and copies of George Strauss' work in an American Can plant in Fairport, N.Y. and in a variety of building trades locals in the Rochester, N.Y. area.

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Leonard R. Sayles papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged 09/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Papers processed by HR, 1977, with additional work done by Kellie Walsh (Rutgers University) and Catherine C. Ricciardi, 2011-2012.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2012-07-20 xml document created by Catherine C. Ricciardi.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Interviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Allegheny Ludlum Industries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American Can Company Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Building trades -- Employees -- Labor unions -- New York (State) -- Rochester Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Building trades -- New York (State) -- Rochester Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clothing workers -- Labor unions -- New York (State) -- Rochester Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clothing workers -- New York (State) -- Rochester Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- : Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Construction workers -- New York (State) -- Rochester Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Container industry -- New York (State) -- Fairport Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cornell University -- : Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Industrial management Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Industrial relations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Industries -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Industries -- New York (State) -- Dunkirk Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Industries -- New York (State) -- Fairport Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Industries -- New York (State) -- Rochester Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Industries -- Pennsylvania Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Iron and steel workers -- Labor unions -- New York (State) -- Dunkirk Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Iron and steel workers -- Labor unions -- Pennsylvania Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Iron and steel workers -- New York (State) -- Dunkirk Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Iron and steel workers -- Pennsylvania Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Labor union locals -- New York (State) -- Dunkirk Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Labor union locals -- New York (State) -- Rochester Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Michaels-Stearns (Rochester, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Psychology, Industrial Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social groups Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Strauss, George, 1923- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United Steelworkers of America Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Whyte, William Foote, 1914-2000 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
William T. Grant Foundation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Working class families Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Leonard Robert Sayles (b. 1926), Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, first came to Columbia University in 1956. The interviews in this collection represent the most intensive, nondirective explorations of manufacturing workers' relationships to their local unions and their families and jobs of the period. The interviews grew out of a foundation-sponsored (Grant Foundation) study of local unions directed by W.F. Whyte of Cornell University. Professor Sayles worked with George Strauss.