D. Alan Strachan Papers

Dates: 1947-1962

Assistant Labor Advisor, American Mission for Aid to Greece, 1947-1948; Director, Labor and Manpower Division in Greece, Economic Cooperation Administration and Mutual Security Agency, 1948-1953

This collection consists mostly of copies of correspondence between D. Alan Strachan and Clinton Golden.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 5 linear inches (about 800 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: Documents created by U.S. government employees in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Carol Briley (1982).
Updated by: Kirk A. Schlueter (2013) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1903 (August 6)

 

Born Douglas Alan Strachan, London, England

1918-1923

 

Student, Paddington Technical Institute and Willesden Polytechnic, England

1926

 

Emigrated to the United States

1933

 

Naturalized as a U.S. citizen

1926-1937

 

Toolmaker, auto industry, Detroit, Michigan

1937-1944

 

Union official, lobbyist, official with the War Production Board

1944-1945

 

Deputy Vice Chairman and Director, Industrial Relations Division, War Production Board

1945-1947

 

Head of the United Auto Workers and Congress of Industrial Organizations office, Washington D.C.

1947-1948

 

Assistant Labor Advisor, American Mission for Aid in Greece

1948-1953

 

Director, Labor and Manpower Division in Greece, Economic Cooperation Administration and Mutual Security Agency

1957-1966

 

Official with the International Cooperation Administration and the Agency for International Development in Washington, D.C., Pakistan, Egypt, and South Vietnam

     
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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The collection mostly consists of copies of correspondence between D. Alan Strachan and Clinton Golden dating from 1947 to 1961. Clinton Golden was a founder of the United Steel Workers Union who later served as a labor advisor for the Economic Cooperation Administration. The content of the correspondence is chiefly concerned with the U.S. Economic Mission in Greece and its operations. The correspondence also discusses labor in Greece, as well as labor issues in general. The collection also includes copies of correspondence with others and printed materials relating to the death of Clinton Golden in 1961.

This collection consists of copies of original documents from the papers of D. Alan Strachan at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University.

More information on the U.S. aid program in Greece can be found in the papers of Dwight P. Griswold, Paul A. Porter, and Paul R. Porter.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.

 

Series

1

  SUBJECT FILE, 1947-1962
Correspondence between D. Alan Strachan and Clinton Golden, with other items. Arranged chronologically.
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FOLDER TITLE LIST

SUBJECT FILE, 1947-1962

Box 1

  • Correspondence, 1947
  • Correspondence, 1948
  • Correspondence, 1949
  • Correspondence, 1950
  • Correspondence, 1951
  • Correspondence, 1952
  • Correspondence, 1953
  • Correspondence, 1954
  • Correspondence, 1955
  • Correspondence, 1956
  • Correspondence, 1957
  • Correspondence, 1959
  • Correspondence, 1960
  • Correspondence, 1961
  • Materials Relating to the Death of Clinton Golden, 1961-1962
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