Biographical Note

Arrangement

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Acquisition Info

Processing Info

Preferred Citation

Inventory   [ + ]

Subject Terms


Guide to the Will Parry Papers
1977-1981



Manuscript Collection No.: 5316
Accession No.: 5316-001
Creator: Parry, Will , creator
Title: Will Parry papers
Date Span: 1977-1981
Quantity: .21 cubic feet (1 box)
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

Arranged in two series:

  • Auto trades strike
  • Solidarity Day

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.

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.

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], [date of item if known], [box/folder number], Will Parry Papers, Accession No. 5316-001, University of Washington Libraries.


Inventory

  
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

  
Box/FolderDate
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

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: January 03, 2007
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