Creator: Ross, Myron Howard, 1918-1987, collector.
Collection number: 4079
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Abstract: Myron Howard Ross of Chapel Hill, N.C., was a United Mine Workers leader. Papers collected by Ross relating to two predominantly black labor unions in Winston-Salem, N.C.: Local 22 of the Tobacco Workers Union, an affiliate of the Food, Tobacco, Agricultural and Allied Workers Union of America; and Local 420 of the International Fur and Leather Workers Union, which also included laundry workers. The papers consist principally of mimeographed letters, reports, broadsides, and clippings, and relate to the Tobacco Workers Union campaign to organize workers in Winston-Salem; relations with the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; and strikes in 1946 against local laundries, the Piedmont Leaf Tobacco Company, and the Winston Leaf Tobacco Company.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: This collection contains reports, broadsides, and other materials from two predominantly African American labor unions in Winston Salem. Items from this collection have been digitized. Click here to link to the online finding aid and access the digital materials.