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   Container / Location    Title
 
I. Negotiation Files, 1936-1946 [series]:
Includes awards, decisions, memoranda and statements pertaining to various arbitration cases; copies of collective agreements, letters, and statements of proposals between the National Maritime Union (NMU) and various railroad and shipping companies. Arranged in alphabetical order.

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American Merchant Marine Institute 1/8/47-3/11/47
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Car Ferries 5/21/36-5/23/47
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Great Lakes-General 2/2/46-6/10/47
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Great Lakes-1948 Negotiations 5/13/47-5/14/48
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Great Lakes-Tanker Agreement 12/9/46-11/20/47
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Inland Waterways 1/1/45-7/31/47
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Municipal and Government Employees 8/22/44-5/24/46
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Panama Railroad Company 2/6/48-2/26/48
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Pan American Refining Corporation 1/29/43-2/11/43
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Pere Marquette, Grand Trunk, and Colorado and Ohio Arbitration 5/11/45-7/15/48
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Polarus Steamship Company 2/18/43
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Reading Railroad Tugboats 10/10/40-4/20/48
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Texas Company 8/5/43-8/12/43
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Union Exhibits in Arbitration-January 1, 1947-Wage Review Under Standard Passenger-Freighter Contract 2/14/47-2/18/47
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Wabash Railroad Company 5/1/46-7/6/48
 
II. Legal Case Files, 1939-1950 [series]:
Contains correspondence, notes and various legal documents (i.e. depositions, complaints, petitions, briefs), concerning cases argued before the United States District and Supreme Courts in addition to similar documents concerning cases argued in military courts.

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K.A. 1/24/44-2/24/44
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J.B. - Court Martial 12/29/42-5/5/44
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L.C. 10/26/44-6/6/45
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Dezon vs. American President Lines 4/30/42-4/20/43
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J.D. vs. Atlantic Gulf and Pacific Company 7/7/47-1/17/50
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Empire Personal Loan vs. L.O. 12/26/46-12/19/47
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Free Trade Enterprises Inc. 10/2/46-10/26/46
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Great Lakes Wage and Overtime Dispute 3/26/43-1/27/47
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Libel Cases 1/22/43-10/4/49
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M.-Court Martial-Newport News, VA 10/18/43-1/4/44
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Nicholson Transit Company 8/21/46-8/8/47
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Westbrook Pegler 5/10/43-10/8/43
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Rickenbacker 1/7/43
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Rusin 10/43-3/30/44
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Ships dismissal for alleged Subversive Activities 6/19/42-9/15/42
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Strikes 1946-1947
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Strike Reports 4/22/39-6/13/39
 
III. National War Labor Board Case Files, 1943-1948 [series]:
Includes correspondence, proposals and decisions regarding cases brought before the National War Labor Board concerning issues such as wages, working conditions, collective bargaining and union activity.

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American Merchant Marine Institute 12/44-7/28/44
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Army Transport Service 1/5/43-9/15/44
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Atlantic Gulf and Steamship Company 4/4/45-8/7/45
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Cities Service Oil Company 1/19/45-7/20/45
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Ford Motor Company 7/13/42-11/10/45
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National War Labor Board Transcript 7/19/45-7/20/45
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Pittsburgh Supply 9/17/43-8/21/45
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Standard Fruit and Steamship Company 3/9/43-2/45 Includes verbatim transcript of May 14, 1944 hearing before the Board
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NWLB broadsides
 
IV. National Labor Relations Board Case Files, 1938-1948 [series]:
Includes correspondence, petitions and documentation supporting elections presented to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

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Agivilines Pursers 1/7/47-2/25/47
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American Trading and Production Corp. 5/8/42-7/1/46
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A.B. vs. Boland and Cornelius 1947
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Bethlehem Transportation Company 7/29/44-3/28/46
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Brown Steamship Company 11/1/44-2/6/48
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Cities Service Oil Company 10/28/46-7/3/47
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Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company 9/12/44-7/5/45
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General Petroleum 1/2/42-9/12/42
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Grace Lines 12/11/46-4/18/47
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Great Lakes Conference 1/31/47-2/24/47
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Hanna Company 10/7/46-7/30/48
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Honest Ballot Association 9/15/38-5/3/46
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Isthmian Steamship Company 1/6/44-2/27/47
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Maritime Elections 12/22/42-7/17/44
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Mathiason Tanker Corporation 8/10/46-4/23/47
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Marine Engineers Beneficial Association (MEBA) 1942-1946
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Midland Steamship Company 10/14/43-1/9/47
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Newtex 3/29/47-1/19/48
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Nicholson Steamship Company 4/30/43-12/14/43
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Pittsburgh Pamphlet 5/22/46-6/8/46
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Ponchelet Marine Steamship Company 11/8/46-3/3/47
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Pursers 1/13/45-12/30/46
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Richfield Steamship Company 1/2/42-11/2/42
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Standard Oil Company 12/3/42-9/19/45
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Sun Oil Company 9/23/46-6/10/47
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Texas Company 6/9/43-3/18/48
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War Emergency Tankers 4/3/45-3/21/46
 
V. War Shipping Administration Case Files, 1942-1945 [series]:
Includes petitions, letters, agreements and routine correspondence regarding National Maritime Union (NMU) cases before the War Shipping Administration (WSA) concerning wages and personnel allocation aboard the steamships Copley and Wheeler.

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J.A. 2/16/43-2/17/43
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Recruitment and Manning Organization 8/12/42-4/20/45
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E.S. 7/1/42-7/9/42
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War Shipping Administration-Allocation of Copley and Wheeler 10/31/41-4/18/44
 
VI. Presidential Emergency Board, 1948 [series]:
The Presidential Emergency Board was appointed by President Truman to investigate and report on differences between the National Maritime Union and several shipping companies. Specifically Ann Arbor Railroad, Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company, Grand Trunk and Western Railway Company and the Wabash Railroad Company.

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Transcript of Proceeding of the Presidential Emergency Board 7/7/48-7/20/48
 
VII. Legislative Files, 1939-1948 [series]:
Includes drafts of bills, memoranda, reports and correspondence regarding proposed maritime legislation and the National Maritime Union's lobbying efforts and positions on that legislation. A majority of the files revolve around war and anti-labor issues.

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Aliens-Deportation to U.S. Allies 11/12/42-2/26/43
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Allied Powers Act 9/15/41
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Anti-Labor Laws (ClO-State) 3/12/47-1/21/48
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Anti-Labor Laws (Delaware) 4/5/47-7/3/47
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Anti-Labor Legislation 2/11/47-2/19/47
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Anti-Poll Tax 7/15/42-6/15/45
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Union Security Bill 2/7/47-5/8/47
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Aviation
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Benefits 1/20/43-11/30/43
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Benefits for Seamen-Omnibus Bill 6/16/42-7/21/43
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Certificates of Service to applicants for engine room ratings 12/30/41-1/2/42
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Civilian War Benefits Act of 1942 3/5/42-12/2/42
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Disability-Seamen's Disability Insurance (Public Law 17) 4/23/43-3/4/48
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Education-Servicemen's Education and Training Act of 1944 6/3/43-1/29/44
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Education-War Service Education and Training Act 12/15/43-7/28/44
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Employees of the U.S, its Territories or Possessions 11/21/41-3/5/43
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Labor Disputes-War Labor Disputes Act (Smith/Connelly) 6/12/43-7/7/45
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Labor Fact Finding Boards Act 2/28/46-6/6/47
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Life Insurance 1/21/43-2/11/43
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Lobbying Act 9/16/46-12/29/47
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Logging of Seamen 5/12/42-10/16/43
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Manford Act (Texas) 2/6/48-3/31/48
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Merchant Seamen's War Service Act 11/7/44-5/3/46
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Merchant Ship Sales Act 3/27/44-9/26/45
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Movement of property and information into and out of the U.S. and movement of persons out of the U.S. 11/18/42-12/10/42
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Muster Out Pay Bill 1/18/44
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Naturalization of Merchant Seamen during the War 6/15/43-3/27/44
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Navy-Extension of Court Martial jurisdiction during the War 11/17/42-12/11/42
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Public Health Service Code 10/4/43-8/22/44
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Public Vessels Act of 1925 (amended) 6/9/43-6/22/44
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Red Sea Charters repayment to Treasury of $28 million in excessive profits 11/10/43
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Relief fund for seamen made available to dependents of deceased seamen 8/10/42-9/1/42
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Sabotage/Espionage protection of war industries and the Merchant Marines 1/18/43-2/24/43
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Sabotage-New York State legislation proposed to prevent sabotage 3/18/42-4/23/42
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Safety at Sea Investigation 1942-1945
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Security (Post War) for Merchant Marines and the armed forces 6/8/43-10/21/43
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Ship Construction Reserve Fund 5/27/43-6/12/44
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Ship Construction Reserve Fund-Tax Exemption 4/24/41-6/1/43
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Staff Officers Bill 4/27/39
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Statute revision suspending the 50% duty on equipment purchase or ship repair in a foreign city 9/30/43-10/25/43
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Stowaways on Vessels 11/4/43-12/16/43
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Social Security Bill (Murray-Wagner-Dingell Bill) 6/3/43-2/5/44
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Taft-Hartley 6/20/47-7/12/47
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Training of Merchant Marine personnel 9/27/43-10/21
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U.S. Arbitration Act 3/5/42-7/3/42 Vocational
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Rehabilitation 6/22/43-7/19/43
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Voting in Federal Elections by Merchant Seamen 7/20/42-7/29/42
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Voting-Soldier's Vote Bill 12/18/43-2/23/44
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War Contract Renegotiation 9/22/43-1/4/44
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War Shipping Field Service 10/1/43-10/30/43
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Legislation 1939-1948
 
VIII. General Files, 1939-1947 [series]:
Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, broadsides and pamphlets on a variety of topics such as the national reorganization in 1939; the Women's Auxiliary; sedition trials of NMU members; discrimination; and an FBI investigation of campaign funds.

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American Merchant Marine Institute 6/19/42-1/15/43
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Bonus Dispute 7/9/42-5/2/46
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Brown vs. Atlantic Coast Lines 7/15/42-12/16/43
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Camp Kittiwake 4/20/44-4/25/44
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Collateral Issues (Fly Arbitration Award) 6/14/46-2/25/47
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D.C.-Sedition Trial 8/7/43-8/12/43
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Daily Peoples World 2/20/43
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Discrimination-Louisiana Act 106 7/14/43
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Election of 1944 12/16/43-10/11/44
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Emblem Registration 10/1/42-1/19/44
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Funeral Benefits n. d.
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G. vs. Merrill Stevens Dry Dock (Closed Shop) 10/24/47-11/20/47
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High vs. NMU 8/27/40-11/13/40
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Immigration-Expediting the naturalization of alien seamen 8/22/43-7/46
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Immigration-S. Case 10/15/42-10/31/42
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H.L. vs. U.S. Navigation 4/4/44
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Liquor, Food and Entertainment License 4/14/44-1/4/4538
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O.L. vs. American Foreign Steamship Company 2/8/43-3/11/43
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M. 11/18/42-11/27/42
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Merchant Marine Council 11/16/42
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J.M. 1/7/43-4/14/44
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National Maritime Day 5/10/43-5/12/46
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National Seamen's Anchor Club 3/10/44-3/23
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New Africa 12/43-7/45
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J.P. 7/16/42-10/16/42
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Pension Fund 2/1/43-2/4/43
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Pilot and correspondence, 1/26/44-10/7/48
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Political Action Committee 7/31/44-11/4/47
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Port Committee 4/19/44
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R. 2/15/43
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Real Estate Holdings of NWU 1943
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Reorganization of NMU 12/39
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Resolutions n. d.
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R. vs. U.S. Lines 12/14/42
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J.R.-New Orleans Agent 5/22/44-6/28/45
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S.S. Lake Traverse 6/7/42-2/9/43
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Sales Tax Problems 11/12/42-11/14/42
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Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee 9/24/43-11/15/44
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Social Security 8/1/42-10/27/42
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Subsidies Studies n.d
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Taxation Material 10/41-2/43
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United Seamen's Service 7/29/42-1/14/47
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Washington Newsletter -Issued by the CIO Maritime Committee 10/6/43-5/2/47
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Women's Auxiliary 8/12/43-3/28/45
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Workmen's Compensation 2/28/44-3/17/44
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E.W. 2/13/43-1/30/47
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Agreements 1939-1947
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Pamphlets 1939-1947
 
IX. Scrapbooks and news bulletins, 1943-1947 [series]:
This series contains two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings regarding issues dominant in the previous eight series. Also included are copies of National Maritime Union news bulletins (1943-1947).

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Two scrapbooks