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Edith and Arthur Fox Collection

Both Edith and Arthur Fox were long-time political and labor activists in Detroit. They were employed in the auto industry and militantly involved in union work, he in Local 600 (Ford Rouge Plant) and she in Local 3 (Dodge Main in Hamtramack), The collection has pamphlets, election material, and shop papers which document their involvement in a number of dissident groups within the United Auto Workers, including the United National Caucus which lobbied for a more democratic union structure. As members of the Trotskyite Socialist Workers Party they collected a good deal of internal party material from the late 1930's to the Vietnam War era.