James Horton Papers, Series II

James Horton was a business agent and organizer for the Building Service and Maintenance Union, Local 47, Cleveland, Ohio, who helped to unionize a number of nursing homes and served as a contract negotiator. Horton was also active in the Eddy Road Street Club, a neighborhood improvement association, and Ohio Boys Town. He was interested in political issues and wrote to a number of mayors, congressmen, and senators. The collection consists of correspondence relating to Horton’s union activities, collective agreements which he helped to negotiate, material relating to the Eddy Road Street Club, letters from prominent public officials, and Horton’s various awards and certificates of achievement.