Sylvester Garrett (December 15, 1911-January 11, 1996) played a prominent role throughout the entire post-Wagner Act period of labor relations in the United States. From 1951 to 1979, he was the chairman of the Iron Ore Industry Board of Arbitration that oversaw labor relations between U.S. Steel Corporation and the United Steelworkers of America.
Sylvester Garrett was a law professor and pioneer labor mediator, who helped shape the landscape of industrial relations in the United States. During World War II, President Roosevelt named Garrett as the chair of the Regional War Labor Board. He was the chief arbitrator between the United Steelworkers of America (USWA) and the nation’s steel producers for 28 years. He served as an arbitrator for labor disputes from 1950 to 1995, but it was during his tenure in the steel industry, from 1951 to 1979, that marked the height of his influence on labor policy.
The Sylvester Garrett Collection dates from 1936-1996, and it contains correspondence, labor arbitration case files, bound arbitration decisions, scrapbooks, photographs, and lecture notes. After teaching at IUP, Sylvester Garrett was encouraged to donate his arbitration papers to the IUP Libraries as part of the Labor Arbitration Archives, which also includes the papers of Eli Rock (Manuscript Group 126), Myron Joseph (Manuscript Group 100), Gabriel Alexander (Manuscript Group 61), and Donald McPherson Manuscript Group 49: Sylvester Garrett Collection 3 (Manuscript Group 166).

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Index, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Index, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2354, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of Americ Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations Lorain Works and United Steelworkers of Americ Local Union 1104, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations National Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1408, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations National Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1408, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations National Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1408, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations National Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1408, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Tubular Operations National Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1408, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Waukegan Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union No. 1115, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Cuyahoga Works and united Steelworkers of America Local Union 1298, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Cuyahoga Works and united Steelworkers of America Local Union 1298, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Cuyahoga Works and United Steelworkers of Americ Local Union 1298, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Cyclone Fence, Waukegan Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2278, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Cyclone Fence-Waukegan Works and United Steelworkers of Americ Local Union 2278, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Donora Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1757, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Index, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Index, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Joliet Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1445, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Joliet Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1445, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Joliet Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1445, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Joliet Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1445, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Joliet Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1445, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Joliet Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1445, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Trenton Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union No. 2670, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Waukegan Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1115, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Waukegan Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1115, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Waukegan Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1115, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Worcester Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1885, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Operations Worcester Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1885, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Wire Products Division Donora Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1757, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Wite Operations Joliet Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1445, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Gary Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1014, Sylvester Garrett and David C. Altrock

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United States Steel Corporation Gary Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2695, Sylvester Garrett and David C. Altrock

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United States Steel Corporation Gary Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2695, Sylvester Garrett and David C. Altrock

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United States Steel Corporation Gary Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2695, Sylvester Garrett and David C. Altrock

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Product Operations Gary Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1014, Sylvester Garrett and David C. Altrock

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Irvin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227, Sylvester Garrett and Peter Florey

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United States Steel Corporation American Steel and Wire Division Cuyahoga Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1298, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation American Steel and Wire Division Donora Steel and Wire Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1758, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation American Steel and Wire Division Index, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation American Steel and Wire Division Index, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation American Steel and Wire Division Joliet Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1445, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation American Steel and Wire Division Waukegan Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1115, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation American Steel and Wire Division Waukegan Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2353, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation American Steel and Wire Division Worcester Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1885, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Central Operations Index, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Central Operations Index, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Columbia-Geneva Steel Division Geneva Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2701, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Columbia-Geneva Steel Division Geneva Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2701, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Columbia-Geneva Steel Division Geneva Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2701, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Columbia-Geneva Steel Division Geneva Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2701, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Columbia-Geneva Steel Division Geneva Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2701, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Columbia-Geneva Steel Division Index, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Columbia-Geneva Steel Division Index, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Fairless Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 4889, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Fairless Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 4889, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Gary Sheet and Tin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1066, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Gary Sheet and Tin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1066, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Gary Sheet and Tin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1066, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Gary Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1014, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Gary Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1014, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Gary Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1014, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Gary Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1014, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Gary Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1014, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Gary Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1014, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Gary Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2695, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations Index, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Heavy Products Operations South Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 65, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Irvin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Irvin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Irvin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation National Tube Division Index, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation National Tube Division Index, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Bessemer Rolling Mill and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2421, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Ensley Steel Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1489, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Fairfield Tin Mill Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2122, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Gary Sheet and Tin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1066, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Gary Sheet and Tin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1066, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Gary Sheet and Tin Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1066, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Geneva Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2701, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Geneva Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2701, Sylvester Garrett

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United States Steel Corporation Sheet and Tin Operations Geneva Works and United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2701, Sylvester Garrett