Einar Kvaran Papers: 1980-1992
Einar Kvaran Papers
1 linear foot
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.
0144 Aa 2
The materials are in English.
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1150 Beal Ave.Finding aid prepared by: Raymond E. Lennard
Ann Arbor, MI
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The collection was the gift of Mr. Kvaran (donor no. 8960) and came to the library in May 2000.
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item, folder title, box no., Einar Kvaran Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
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.
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.