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   Leonard R. Sayles Papers 1950-1962.

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

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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

Bib ID:4079301 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Sayles, Leonard R.
Title:Leonard R. Sayles Papers 1950-1962.
Physical description:2.52 linear feet (6 manuscript boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series:

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Description

Scope and Content

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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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

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.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

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.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.
    2012-07-20 xml document created by Catherine C. Ricciardi.

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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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Interviews.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Allegheny Ludlum Industries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
American Can Company.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Building trades--Employees--Labor unions--New York (State)--Rochester.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Building trades--New York (State)--Rochester.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Clothing workers--Labor unions--New York (State)--Rochester.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Clothing workers--New York (State)--Rochester.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University--Faculty.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Construction workers--New York (State)--Rochester.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Container industry--New York (State)--Fairport.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cornell University--Faculty.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Industrial management.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Industrial relations.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Industries--New York (State)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Industries--New York (State)--Dunkirk.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Industries--New York (State)--Fairport.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Industries--New York (State)--Rochester.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Industries--Pennsylvania.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Iron and steel workers--Labor unions--New York (State)--Dunkirk.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Iron and steel workers--Labor unions--Pennsylvania.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Iron and steel workers--New York (State)--Dunkirk.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Iron and steel workers--Pennsylvania.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Labor union locals--New York (State)--Dunkirk.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Labor union locals--New York (State)--Rochester.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Michaels-Stearns (Rochester, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Psychology, Industrial.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social groups.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Strauss, George, 1923-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United Steelworkers of America.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Whyte, William Foote, 1914-2000.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
William T. Grant Foundation.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Working class families.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

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.

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