A. G. Heinsohn Letters
This collection consists of two books containing letters to and from A. G. Heinsohn. The first book, titled
My Dear Mr. Millis, contains letters between A. G. Heinsohn and Harry A. Millis, Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, regarding the unionizing of textile workers in the United States, as well as letters between Heinsohn and other textile mill managers and one newspaper clipping from the Knoxville Journal. The second book, titled
Dear Dick, contains a pamphlet by Heinsohn called
Dear Dick: An American Dad, a newspaper article about the pamphlet from Raleigh, North Carolina, and letters to Heinsohn regarding the pamphlet.
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This collection consists of two books containing letters to and from A. G. Heinsohn.
Augereau G. Heinsohn Jr. (1896-1980) served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Cherokee Spinning Company (or Cherokee Mill) in Knoxville, Tennessee beginning in 1935. During his time there, he helped to turn around the mill’s dire financial situation and fought against the Textile Workers Union of America and the National Labor Relations Board. In 1949, he created an organization called Fighters for Freedom, became involved in the Tennessee chapter of a non-partisan national organization called the National Committee for Independent Political Action in 1957, and joined the John Birch Society in December 1958.