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Manuscript Group 321
CHARLES T. DOUDS PAPERS
1920-1981
6 cubic feet


The papers of Charles T. Douds (b. 1899, d. 1982) who distinguished himself as a nationally recognized labor relations arbitrator with state and local governments. Beginning his career in 1933 as a labor compliance officer with the National Recovery Administration (NRA) in Pittsburgh, he was a field agent with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from 1937 to 1958, a director of the Bureau of Mediation for the State of Pennsylvania, 1958-1969; and president of the Association of Labor Mediation Agencies of the United States and Canada, 1958-1969. He also served on the Executive Board of The Pennsylvania State University's Alumni Association where, with his wife Ella, he established a scholarship fund for Penn State students having physical disabilities.

The papers consist primarily of business correspondence, reports, publications, newspaper articles, brochures and other documentation of the Industrial Relations League for Social Justice, Pennsylvania Security League, League for Social Justice, Pennsylvania State Mediation Board, and the Committee on Labor Management Relations and General Welfare. Also found are biographical materials; personal and professional correspondence; diaries, 1920-1980; photographs of National Labor Relations Board conferences, 1942, 1943; and two papers authored by Douds. These are "The Douds NLRB Case" (April, 1980) and a Senior Honors Paper entitled "The Organized Unemployed, A Brief Study of the Nature and Activities of Unemployed Organizations with Special Emphasis on Those in Pennsylvania" co-authored with Katherine Naomi Monori in 1936.



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