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Guide to the Will Parry Papers



Manuscript Collection No.: 5316
Creator: Parry, Will , creator
Title: Will Parry papers
Dates : circa 1908-2013
Quantity: 1.21 cubic foot (2 boxes)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Picketers from a King County, Washington, automotive trade strike, 1977

Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.



Biographical Note

Will Parry was a labor activist in King County, Washington. From 1977 to 1978, Parry and Ross Rieder, of the Washington State Labor Council, organized King County unions to assist workers in picketing automobile dealerships. The strikes were in reaction to a growing trend among the dealerships to open their shops to non-union work. Parry and Ross paired again to organize the Washington State delegation of union members and supporters for Solidarity Day -- a rally against the Reagan administration initiated by the AFL-CIO Executive Council and held in Washington, D.C., on September 19, 1981.

Arrangement

Organized into 2 accessions.

Accession No. 5316-001, Will Parry papers ,1977-1981
Accession No. 5316-002, Will Parry papers, circa 1908-2013

Scope and Content

Contains strike bulletins, clippings, notes, and photographs from the auto trades strike in King County, Washington, 1977-1978. Also contains newsletters, clippings, photographs, and related items about Solidarity Day in 1981, and the United States labor movement's protest against budget cuts in social programs by the Reagan administration. Also contains newsletters, clippings, photographs and correspondence from his early life, work life and travel.

Restrictions on Access

The papers are open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

The creator's literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info

Received from Will Parry via Ross Rieder, October 3, 2001.

Processing Info

Processed by Dan Waters in 2006.


Inventory

  
Accession No. 5316-001
Parry, Will
Will Parry papers , 1977-1981
.21 cubic foot (1 box)
Scope and Content
Contains strike bulletins, clippings, notes, and photographs from the auto trades strike in King County, Washington, 1977-1978. Also contains newsletters, clippings, photographs, and related items about Solidarity Day in 1981, and the United States labor movement's protest against budget cuts in social programs by the Reagan administration. Also contains newsletters, clippings, photographs and correspondence from his early life, work life and travel.
Arrangement
Arranged in multiple series:
  • Auto trades strike
  • Solidarity Day
Restrictions on Access
The papers are open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
The creator's literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Received from Will Parry via Ross Rieder, October 3, 2001.
Box/FolderDate
Auto trades strike
1/1Fact sheet1977-1978
1/2Boycotting lists1977-1978
Strike bulletins
1/3 Reports 1977-1978
1/4 The Volunteer Picket 1977-1978
1/5Miscellaneous1977-1978
1/6Newspaper: The Scanner 1977-1978
1/7Writing: "Strike Effort Keeps Growing"1978
1/8Writings of others1966, 1978
1/9Photographs1977-1978
Scope and Content: Includes 14 black-and-white and color photographs of picketers and picketing sites. Also includes 2 black-and-white photographs of strike food bank.
1/10Notes1977-1978
1/11Ephemera1977-1978
1/12Clippings1977-1978
Solidarity Day
1/13Fact sheets1981
1/14General correspondence1981
1/15Notices1981
1/16Calendars1981
1/17News releases1981
1/18Lists/rosters1981
1/19Resolutions1981
Newsletters
1/20 Jobs & Justice, the Washington State Campaign for Solidarity Day 1981
1/21Miscellaneous1981
1/22Speeches and writings of others1981
1/23Photograph1981
Scope and Content: 8 x 10-inch black-and-white photograph of a group of Washington State unionists at Solidarity Day, Washington, D.C., in front of a hotel.
1/24Notes1981
1/25Ephemera1981
1/26Clippings1981

  
Accession No. 5316-002
Will Parry papers, circa 1908-2013
1 cubic foot (1 box)
Scope and Content
Materials documenting Will Parry's life, probably assembled for his 90th birthday celebration in April of 2010. Materials include newsclippings of articles written by Parry, photographs, birth certificates, and material on the Parry family. Records document Parry's activism on behalf of labor rights and progressive political causes.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Imogene Williams, partner of Will Parry, 7/1/2014

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Parry, Will--Archives.
Subjects:
Demonstrations--Washington (D.C.)
Federal aid to human services--United States.
Labor disputes--Washington (State)--King County.
Labor leaders--Washington (State)--King County.
Labor leaders--Washington (State)--King County--Archives.
Picketing--Washington (State)--King County--Photographs.
Strikes and lockouts--Automobile industry--Washington (State)--King County.
Genre Headings:
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Newsletters.
Photographs.
ephemera.
notes.
writings.
Last modified: October 28, 2014
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