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Arnold E. Brown papers

Arnold E. Brown papers, 1950-1998
Arnold E. Brown papers
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Papers, 1950-1998, of Arnold E. Brown (1923-2010) of Covington and Richmond, Virginia, relating to his work as president of the United Paperworkers of America Local 675, and later as a field representative in the United Papermakers and Paperworkers. The bulk of the collection covers the years 1952 to 1962, and includes company policies, constitutions and bylaws, convention and workshop materials, correspondence, labor agreements with various paper mills, leaflets, lists of company employees and union members, meeting notes, proposals, answers, and revisions to agreements, membership applications and authorizations, newsletters and pamphlets, paper industry economic data, trends, and outlooks, proceedings, resolutions, summaries of contracts and fringe benefits, time studies, wage rate schedules, work schedules and job classifications, and weekly activity and expense reports
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Biographical or historical data
Arnold Ellwood Brown was born on 9 August 1923. He was the son of Dunlap E. Brown and Gertrude Long. Brown began work in the paper industry at West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company in Covington, Virginia in 1942. He then served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Following the war, he returned to the mill and became an active member of the United Paperworkers of America Local 675. He served as steward, committee person, vice president, and was president of Local 675 in 1954-1955. Brown was appointed field representative of the United Papermakers and Paperworkers in 1957, and became UPP Region IV vice president in 1963. He played a key role in the formation of the United Paperworkers International Union in 1972. Brown married Viola Mae Gaylor (1926-2011). He retired as Region IV vice president in July 1995. Arnold E. Brown died in Richmond on 8 October 2010. He is buried in Fletcher's Chapel cemetery in Covington.
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Arnold E. Brown papers
  • The Library of Virginia
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Immediate source of acquisition
  • Abbott, Tim
  • 12/02/2013
  • Crown Collectibles
Type of unit
cu. ft. (11 boxes)

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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