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Exhibition on int'l union leader James B. Carey
Opens September 18th

James B. Carey delivers fiery address at the Second Annual IUE-CIO Constitutional Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 7, 1950.

Members of the university community and the general public are invited to view a new exhibition on the life and career of James B. Carey, legendary labor leader and the first president of the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine & Furniture Workers, AFL-CIO.

The exhibition, entitled "James B. Carey: Labor's Boy Wonder," was organized by Special Collections and University Archives of the Rutgers University Libraries and the School of Management and Labor Relations. The exhibition is located in the main lobby area of the Labor Education Center, 50 Labor Center Way, on the Cook Campus of Rutgers University. The exhibition opening reception will be held on Monday September 18th , starting at 4:00 pm.

This exhibition features video clips, photographs, documents, and personal items, giving insight into the 20th century American labor movement as well as to James Carey as an individual. The exhibition will run from September 18th through November 17th and will be available for viewing between the hours of 10AM and 5PM, Monday through Friday.

For more information on the exhibition, please contact the exhibition's co-curators, Bob Golon, Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries (732/445-5688), or Constance Finlay, Director, James B. Carey Library, School of Management and Labor Relations (732/932-9513).

To RSVP for the opening reception, please call 732/932-7505 or send email to

Posted September 6, 2006