Frank W. McCulloch papers

Descriptive Summary

Frank W. McCulloch papers
Predominant Dates
bulk 1931-1948
McCulloch, Frank W., 1905-1996
Horner, Henry, 1878-1940 , Mullenbach, James, 1870-1935 , Chicago Workers' Committee on Unemployment , Chicago Workers' Security Federation , General Council of the Congregational and Christian Churches of the United States. Council for Social Action , General Council of the Congregational Christian Churches of the United States. Council for Social Action , Illinois Workers' Alliance , Independent Voters of Illinois , James Mullenbach Industrial Institute (Chicago, Ill.) , Labor Party of Chicago and Cook County , Roosevelt College of Chicago. Labor Education Division , Union for Democratic Action , United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) , Workers Alliance of America , Workers' Security Federation of the U.S.A
7 linear ft. (15 boxes)
3 sound recordings.
Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, notes, articles, reports, minutes, newsletters, and other papers of Frank W. McCulloch about his activities in Chicago on behalf of unemployment relief in the 1930s and labor education in the 1940s. Except for a few miscellaneous items, the collection does not extend beyond late 1948, when McCulloch accepted a staff appointment with Senator-elect Paul Douglas (Democrat; Illinois). Large portions of the collection pertain to the Council for Social Action of the Congregational and Christian Churches and the James Mullenbach Industrial Institute (Chicago) and reflect McCulloch's basic Christian humanism in his advocacy for worker-oriented educational programs and labor/management dialogues. Specific topics include the 1937 Republic Steel strike; the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters drive for recognition by the Pullman Car Company; the 1936-1937 General Motors sit-down strike; the 1938 Maytag Company strike; the World War II-era labor dispute at Montgomery Ward; and National War Labor Board reports on disputes at International Harvester, Albert Pick Company, and the Western News Company, 1943-1944.

Scope and Content

Includes sound recording of an interview of Lea Taylor, head resident of the Chicago Commons settlement house, and a short biography of her. Also includes 2 reel-to-reel audio tapes entitled "McCulloch Luncheon, Sept. 11, 1970."

Conditions for Access

For listening purposes, it is necessary to use a copy, not the original (and to have a listening copy made if one is not available).

Conditions Governing Use

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Preferred Citation

A common citation for archives is as follows: Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Collection title, ID number, Repository name, location.

Custodial History

Gift of Frank W. McCulloch (1989.0342).

Related Material

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include collections from people and organizations with which McCulloch worked, such as the Paul H. Douglas papers and the Independent Voters of Illinois records.

Descriptive inventory available online. Omits box 15.

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