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Associated Press photographs of Great Strike Wave

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030118909]
Identifier: MS-0721
The Associated Press (AP) is an American multinational nonprofit news agency headquartered in New York City. The AP, as well as other news organizations covered the Great Strike Wave of 1945-1946, a series of massive post-war labor strikes spanning numerous industries and public utilities. The collection includes twenty-five original Associated Press black-and-white photographs. They are 7x9" photographic prints on glossy paper, with printed captions included on the back of most of the pictures. Among the unions and industries represented here are the National Maritime Union, the United Automobile Workers, the United Steelworkers of America, Transit Workers Union of America, and several others, including two bird's-eye views of the massive Stamford, Connecticut general strike of January 1946.

Dates

  • 1945 - 1946

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal size folder)

Biographical / Historical

The Associated Press (AP) is an American multinational nonprofit news agency headquartered in New York City. The AP is owned by its contributing newspapers, radio, and television stations in the United States, all of which contribute stories to the AP and use material written by its staff journalists. The AP, as well as other news organizations covered the Great Strike Wave of 1945-1946, a series of massive post-war labor strikes spanning numerous industries and public utilities. During the year after V-J Day, more than five million American workers were involved in strikes, which lasted on average four times longer than those during the war. They were the largest strikes in American labor history. The ensuing wave of strikes, which affected practically every industry in every state, led to the passage of the Taft-Hartley Act, severely limiting the power of unions and contributing, according to some scholars of labor history, to a contraction in American workers' rights.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes twenty-five original Associated Press black-and-white photographs. They are 7x9" photographic prints on glossy paper, with printed captions included on the back of most of the pictures. Among the unions and industries represented here are the National Maritime Union, the United Automobile Workers, the United Steelworkers of America, Transit Workers Union of America, and several others, including two bird's-eye views of the massive Stamford, Connecticut general strike of January 1946. The group of photographs spans from 1945 to 1946.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased in 2015 from Lorne Bair Rare Books, Inc.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in September 2015 by Annie Tang.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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