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Shevy Wallace Healey Papers (CIO Los Angeles Organizing), 1938-1962
MSS 057  
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Description
Materials related to CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations) organizing activities in the 1930s and 1940s in the Los Angeles area, with a focus on the American Communications Association-CIO attempt to organize the Los Angeles Western Union Workers (1944-1945). There is also one folder of material on the Wesley Robert Wells Case.
Background
Shevy Healey, then Shevy Wallace, served as an International Representative during the American Communications Association-CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations) campaign to organize the Western Union Workers in the mid-1940s. This campaign ended in 1945 when the CIO lost the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) election to determine which union would represent the company to the AFof L (American Federation of Labor) sponsored union. She also collected flyers and other materials relating to other CIO organizing activities in the Los Angeles area from the late thirties to the early 1950s. Healey served as a Communist Party spokesman and ran for Los Angeles County Tax Assessor in the mid-1960s. She later earned a Ph.D. and lived in Idylwild, California in 1989.
Extent
1 box

1/3 linear foot
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. Researchers may make single copies of any portion of the collection, but publication from the collection will be allowed only with the express written permission of the Library's director. It is not necessary to obtain written permission to quote from a collection. When the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research gives permission for publication, it is as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
The collection is available for research only at the Library's facility in Los Angeles. The Library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Researchers are encouraged to call or email the Library indicating the nature of their research query prior to making a visit.