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Series 1: Administrative Files, 1922-1979 11 boxes

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The Administrative Files series documents the founding and operations of the Industrial Relations Section. The records include budget and financial files, annual reports, and materials related to endowment contributions. The series also includes correspondence with Clarence Hicks, papers of Helen Baker, materials related to research project course Public Affairs 520 in the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, articles about the Section, and plans for research projects.
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Series 2: Conferences, 1931-1979 12 boxes

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The Conferences series includes materials related to conferences, seminars, and other meetings sponsored by the Section. The records include schedules, pamphlets, and addresses delivered at the meetings, as well as correspondence and financial records related to planning the meetings. The majority of the records pertain to the Section's annual conference and seminar in industrial relations (1931-1961) and to the Section's seminar for union personnel (1947-1958).
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Series 3: Publications, 1923-1984 18 boxes

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The Publications series contains copies of reports and papers published by the Section, as well as a few drafts, revised copies and related materials, and articles published by individual members of the Section. The reports of the Section cover a wide variety of labor topics including personnel hiring and compensation, unions, manpower issues, social security, management, employee stock ownership and savings plans, education, and unemployment. The majority of the reports are concerned with the United States, but also include international case studies. Frequent authors include Helen Baker, J. Douglas Brown, Richard A. Lester, and Frederick H. Harbison. Also included are scrapbooks of reviews and summaries of Section reports from major newspapers, government publications, and bibliographies.
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Series 4: Research, 1938-1965 14 boxes

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The Research series is composed of interview notes with individuals at various companies discussing industrial relations issues as they pertain to their organizations, as well as completed surveys, for studies conducted by the Section. Study topics include benefits, the communication of industrial relations policies within companies, labor markets, layoffs, retirement, and union decision-making.
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Series 2 contains records primarily connected to Hoge's editorial position at Foreign Affairs, including correspondence and background materials related to particular articles, authors or foreign affairs subjects. Included are records related to the administration and design of the magazine as well as Hoge's arrival and departure as Editor.
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The letters in Series 1: Correspondence are primarily personal in nature, though some business correspondence is also included. Most of the correspondence dates from the Birds' time living in the Middle East and India in the 1960s and 1970s, though there are also letters that predate and postdate Eugene's tenure with the Foreign Service. In addition to the Birds' outgoing letters describing their lives to family and friends, the series also contains a large portion of letters that the Birds received from their children and from other Foreign Service families.
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Series 3: Subject Files contains notes, reports, correspondence, news clippings, and other materials. Though the bulk of the series pertains to Saudi Arabia or the Middle East more generally, there are also materials on India and some biographical information on Eugene and Jerine Bird.