Finding aid for the Joseph William Shiffman Papers


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Shiffman, Joseph William
Title: Joseph William Shiffman Papers
Dates: 1923-1975
Extent: 0.40 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: Joseph William Shiffman (1891-1967) was Cleveland, Ohio, electrical engineer and founder of the Bell Electric Company (originally the Telephone Construction Company). He chose not to enter the management of the company and instead drew wages as a laborer and joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He served as president of the union from 1927-1931. He petitioned the armed forces to admit him despite his age and was commissioned a lieutenant in the Navy in 1943, at the age of fifty-one. The collection consists of correspondence, military service applications, medical records, discharge affidavits, agreements and arbitrator's decision relating to the IBEW and Bell Electric Company, legal briefs for Bell Electric Company vs. Ohio Bell Telephone Company, time books of Telephone Consultation Company, newspaper clippings, transcripts, birth certificate, receipts, commencement program, amendment to wills, death notices, and other miscellany.
MS Number MS 3939
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English