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James Myers Papers

Call Number



1930s-1960s, inclusive


Myers, James, 1882-1967
Myers Kiefe, Kathleen


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English .

Historical/Biographical Note

James Myers (1882-1967) was a labor activist who served as the Industrial Secretary for the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America. He also served as a labor manager for the Dutchess Bleachery where he worked to achieve profit sharing, housing, and education for workers.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains pamphlets and other printed meditations and prayers that Myers wrote in the 1930s and 1940s while working for the Federal Council of Churches. Also included are the letters the Myers family received in 1967 when James died, including one from American Socialist Norman Thomas. Also included is a photocopy of a letter from Eleanor Roosevelt whom Myers escorted through the mines of Ohio in 1936.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive has no information about copyright ownership for this collection and is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from it. Materials in this collection, which were created in 1930s-1960s, are expected to enter the public domain in 2080.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials found in collection; provenance is unknown. The accession number associated with this collection is 2008.023.

Collection processed by

Tamiment staff

About this Guide

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2023-08-20 16:33:08 -0400.
Language: Description is written in: English, Latin script.


Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives


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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
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