Edith and Arthur Fox collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS 316 large

Dates

  • 1934-1979 (Creation)

Extents

  • 3 Linear Feet (Whole)
    6 boxes

Subjects

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections three (3) working days in advance if you wish to use it.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Edith and Arthur Fox papers, MSS 316, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Edith and Arthur Fox, approximately 1985.

  • Processing Information

    The Edith and Arthur Fox Papers were processed by Kassy Fineout, July 2008.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Edith and Arthur Fox were long-time political and labor activists in Detroit. They were employed in the auto industry and militantly involved in union work, he in Local 600 (Ford Rouge Plant) and she in Local 3 (Dodge Main in Hamtramck). The collection has letters, pamphlets, election material, and shop papers which document their involvement in a number of dissident groups within the United Auto Workers, including the United National Caucus which lobbied for a more democratic union structure. As members of the Trotskyite Socialist Workers Party they collected a good deal of internal party material from the late 1930's to the Vietnam War era.

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection has letters, pamphlets, election material, and shop papers which document their involvement in a number of dissident groups within the United Auto Workers, including the United National Caucus which lobbied for a more democratic union structure. As members of the Trotskyite Socialist Workers Party they collected a good deal of internal party material from the late 1930’s to the Vietnam War era.

  • Arrangement

    The Edith and Arthur Fox Papers are arranged into four series: Series 1: Correspondence; Series 2: Political and Labor Activities; Series 3: Internal Business Files; amd Series 4: Miscellaneous.

Components