Einar Kvaran Papers: 1980-1992
Summary Information
Title: Einar Kvaran Papers
Creator: Kvaran, Einar.
Inclusive dates: 1980-1992
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract:
Employee of the Michigan Federation of Food Cooperatives, The People's Wherehouse, Ann Arbor, Michigan; also union steward for the Industrial Workers of the World, Local 660. Reports, memoranda, notes, policies, and other papers relating to his work at the cooperative, and to union work and labor negotiations.
Call number: 0144 Aa 2
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
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Finding aid prepared by: Raymond E. Lennard

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was the gift of Mr. Kvaran (donor no. 8960) and came to the library in May 2000.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

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Copyright:

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Einar Kvaran Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Einar Kvaran worked in the warehouse at the People's Wherehouse Food Co-Op. Following the unionization of its work force, Mr. Kvaran became a steward in the Industrial Workers of the World, Local 660.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Kvaran papers are a rich source for information about the operation and unionization of the food co-op. The collection has been subdivided into two series: Michigan Federation of Food Co-op's The People's Wherehouse and The People's Wherehouse IWW Local 660. The first series contains information about the day-to-day operations of the warehouse and the eventual demise of the co-op. The latter series contains information about the union formed by the workers of the PWC. Included are the contract negotiations of the union, the by-laws and information about the legal battle between the Local 660 and the PWC management over unfair labor negotiations.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Cooperative societies -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Labor unions -- Michigan -- Ann Arbor.
  • Kvaran, Einar.
  • Michigan Federation of Food Cooperatives.
  • People's Wherehouse.
  • Industrial Workers of the World. Detroit-Ann Arbor Branch.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Michigan Federation of Food Co-ops The People's Wherehouse [series]
Box   1  
Annual Report 1987
Box   1  
Board of Director's File
Box   1  
Branch Council File
Box   1  
Buy-out Offers
Box   1  
Co-Op Policies
Box   1  
DSC
Box   1  
Evaluations
Box   1  
Finance Department
Box   1  
Grievances
Box   1  
Heath Insurance
Box   1  
Inventory Reports
Box   1  
Labor
Box   1  
Management
Box   1  
Management Reports
Box   1  
Memos to Staff
Box   1  
Michigan Milling Co-Op
Box   1  
Miscellaneous
Box   1  
Organizational Booklet
Box   1  
Organizational Chart
Box   1  
The People's Business
Box   1  
Personnel
Box   1  
Product and Policy Notebook (2 folders)
Box   1  
Steering Committee
Box   1  
Survey Committee
Box   1  
Warehouse Department
 
People's Wherehouse Co-op IWW Local 660 [series]
Box   1  
Negotiation File 1985
Box   1  
Compensation Ideas
Box   1  
Contract Negotiation 1986-1988
Box   1  
Contract Negotiation 1989-1992
Box   1  
Court Settlement
Box   1  
Future Negotiation Topics
Box   1  
IWW Startup
Box   1  
Labor Contact 1989-1992
Box   1  
Labor Contact University Cellar, Inc. 1981-1982
Box   1  
Miscellaneous Notes
Box   1  
National Labor Relations Board
Box   1  
Negotiation Committee Notes 1983-1984 (2 folders)
Box   1  
Negotiation Committee Notes 1990-1991
Box   1  
University Cellar Contract
Box   1  
Union Business Meeting Notes
Box   1  
Union Busting
Box   1  
Union Bylaws
Box   1  
Union Certificate
Box   1  
Union Memos to BOD
Box   1  
Union Negotiation - Reopening of contract April-October 1989
Box   1  
Union Notices
Box   1  
Union Reports to Members