Robert F. Repas Papers
00049

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Repas, Bob, 1921-
Title
Robert F. Repas papers
ID
00049
Date [inclusive]
1950-1964
Extent
0.66 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Robert F. Repas earned a Master of Arts degree in Political Science at Michigan State University in 1963. Repas was an employee of the Labor and Industrial Relations Center at MSU while working on his thesis.

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Scope and Contents note

These papers consist of correspondence and other materials relating to the Christian Labor Association (CLA), which was once associated with the Christian Reformed Church. The material was gathered by Bob Repas while working on his thesis for a Master of Arts degree in political science at Michigan State University in 1961-1962. Repas was an employee of the Labor and Industrial Relations Center at MSU at that time.

In addition to correspondence concerning the CLA and materials for Repas' thesis, there are copies of contracts, by-laws and constitutions, and publications of the CLA. Also, there are promotional materials used by the CLA in attempting to win union elections at Keeler Brass Company (1961); Mead Containers Inc. (1959); and Pine Rest Hospital (1961), all of Grand Rapids, Michigan. There are also National Labor Relations Board decisions concerning disputes between the CLA and two construction companies, and newspaper clippings relating to activities of the CLA.

Other items include printed materials relating to the Christian Labor Association of Canada and the Ontario Labor Relations Board findings concerning the Christian Reformed Church toward unions, and miscellaneous printed materials on unions and labor laws.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

  February 2001

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Michigan State University Labor and Industrial Relations Library.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Alofs Manufacturing Company.
  • Christian Labor Association of the United States.
  • Christian Labour Association of Canada.
  • Christian Reformed Church.
  • Hekman Biscuit Company.
  • Keeler Brass Company (Grand Rapids, Mich.).
  • Mead Containers (Grand Rapids, Mich.).
  • Michigan State University. Labor and Industrial Relations Library.
  • Ontario Labour Relations Board.
  • Pine Rest Christian Hospital.
  • United States. Department of Labor.
  • United States. National Labor Relations Board.

Genre(s)

  • Annual reports
  • By-laws
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Constitutions
  • Contracts
  • Legal instruments
  • Letters (correspondence)

Subject(s)

  • Labor laws and legislation
  • Labor unions -- Canada
  • Labor unions -- United States

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Collection Inventory

Box

Correspondence 

1
Box Folder

 July 7, 1950, July 1956-September 1957 

1 1

 October 1957-August 1961 

1 2

 September 1961-January 9, 1962 

1 3

 January 10-25, 1962 

1 4

 January 26 - February 13, 1962 

1 5

 February 14 - March 22, 1962 

1 6

 March 23 - April 11, 1962 

1 7

 April 13 - May 1962 

1 8

 June 1-27, 1962 

1 9

 June 28 - July 1962 

1 10

 August 1962 - March 1963 

1 11

 April 1963 - July 1964 

1 12

 undated 

1 13

Christian Labor Association 

1
Box

By-Laws and Constitutions 

1
Box Folder

 1960, undated 

1 14

 undated 

1 15

Contracts 

1
Box Folder

Mead Corporation July 1959 

1 16

Alofs Manufacturing Company October 1960 

1 17

Hekman Biscuit Company December 5, 1960 

1 18

[Company Unknown] May 1961 

1 19

National Labor Relations Board Hearings 

1
Box Folder

 October 1956 

1 20

 1962 

1 21
Box Folder

Department of Labor - Labor Organization Annual Reports 

1 22
Box

Mead Corporation - Campaign 

1
Box Folder

CLA and AFL-CIO Promotional Material 1959 

1 23-24

Promotional Material 1959 

1 25

Pine Rest Hospital - Campaign 

2
Box Folder

CLA Promotional Material February 1961 

2 1

Governor's Special Commission Decision May 1961 

2 2

Keeler Brass Company - Campaign 

2
Box Folder

CLA UAW Promotional Material 1961 

2 3-5

Christian Labor Association (CLA) 

2
Box Folder

Printed Materials 1968 

2 6

Printed Materials undated 

2 7-8

Newspaper Clippings 1953, 1961-1963 

2 9

Christian Labor Association of Canada 

2
Box

Ontario Labor Relations Board Hearings 

2
Box Folder

 July 5, 1954 

2 10

 January 29, 1958 

2 11

 November 13, 1961 

2 12

 1963 

2 13
Box Folder

Newsletters - "The Guide" September, November 1961, January 1962 

2 14

Printed Material 1961-1962, undated 

1 15
Box Folder

Research on Christian Reformed Church undated 

2 16

Miscellaneous Research Notes undated 

2 17

Canadian Labor Relations Act 1960, 1961 

2 18

Newsletter - Liberty Forum January-April 1, 1962 

2 19

Miscellaneous Printed Material undated 

2 20-22