Don Kennard, Sr., Papers:
A veteran of World War I, Don Kennard, Sr., was a labor relations adviser for Region 8 of the Labor Relations Division of the Federal Public Housing Authority in Fort Worth, Texas in the 1940s. He also served as business manager for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 716 in Houston, Texas and later as an international representative for IBEW. He was very active in the labor movement in Texas and served as an officer in several organizations including the Houston Labor and Trades Council, the Texas State Association of Electrical Workers, and the Texas State Federation of Labor.
Papers contain biographical data, correspondence, newspaper clipping, article, speech, and reports. Much of the correspondence is with D. W. Tracy, U. S. Assistant Secretary of Labor, who later became President of the IBEW, and relate to professional updates, assignments, and travel. A copy of Kennard's speech nominating Tracy is included. Also present are reports on Kennard's investigation of IBEW Local 136 of Birmingham, Alabama.
Open for research.
Don Kennard, Sr., Papers, AR161, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.
The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections “Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records” project, 2014-2015.
The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.