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AC130_OIL_WORKERS_INTERNATIONAL_UNION_OWIU_LOCAL_299_LADIES_AUXILIARY_SCRAPBOOKDescriptive Sheet Oil Workers International Union AC -130 (OWIU) Local 299 Ladies < < Auxiliary Scrapbook No Inventory General Type: Papers Physical Description: 1 linear ft. Inclusive Dates: 1936-1952 Donor: Maudry Plummer This collection focuses on the activities of local 299 Oil Workers International Union (OWIU) ladies auxiliary. Mrs. Maudry Plummer was the administrative secretary of that local during and after World War II. The ladies auxiliary were staunch supporters of Ben Stewart, an activist in working for rights for the black minority working men at the Mobil Refinery. Stewart was a pioneer member and president of the local from 1936-1999; it was through his persistent and uncompromising efforts that the black employees prevailed in securing a charter of their own. The collection consists of photographs, correspondence, newspaper clipping and official memorabilia.