Jerome T. Barrett Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains material amassed by Jerome T. Barrett pertaining to his career as a labor mediator and director of the Office of Technical Services of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. The material dates between 1913-2013. Included are oral history interviews, articles, handbooks, and annual reports. Please note that this collection is only partially processed.
- Barrett, Jerome T. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials in RG2 Series 8 Arbitration Files are restricted for a 10 year period - until 2026. They can however be accessed by permission of the donor, Jerome T. Barrett.
Biographical / Historical
Jerome T. Barrett was born in 1932 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He received his Bachelors degree from the College of St. Thomas (1959) and his Masters degree from the University of Minnesota (1963). His Doctorate of Education is from The George Washington University (1984). Barrett worked as a field examiner for the National Labor Relations Board from 1961 to 1963. Following that he worked for one year as a mediator at the Minnesota Office of Labor Conciliator. He served as a mediator for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in District of Columbia and Milwaukee from 1964 to 1969. He was assistant director of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation at the National Center for Dispute Resolution, 1969 to 1970. Barrett returned to government service in 1970 as chief of the Division of Public Employee Relations at the U.S. Department of Labor. He rejoined the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in 1973 as director of the Office of Technical Services. He taught labor relations at Northern Kentucky University from 1982 to 1985 and was an industrial relations specialist for the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor-Management Cooperative Programs until his retirement in 1990. He is the author of over 200 published articles and papers. He is co-author of Interest Based Bargaining: A User Guide (2005) and P.A.S.T. Is the Future: A Model for Interest-Based Collective Bargaining(1998) and author of A History of Alternative Dispute Resolution (2004). He is a member of numerous mediation and arbitration-related professional associations. He passed away on November 5, 2020.
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Language of Materials
This collection contains material amassed by Jerome T. Barrett pertaining to his career as a labor mediator and commissioner and director of the Office of Technical Services of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. There are also materials related to the United States Consilitation Service (USCS) founded in the Department of Labor in 1913.
The material dates between 1913-2013.
Materials may be stored off-site, and may require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Jerome T. Barrett, 2012 (2012.016)
The box number for each of these record groups in this collection are confusing. Record Group 1 and Record Group 2 both have boxes with numbers 1-23. Record Group 1 has boxes numbered from 1-182 and then 257 - 314. Record Group 2 has boxes 1-23 and then jumps to 182 - 258. Consequently it is important to indicate which Record Group the boxes you want are from when making a box request. Staff can assist.
- Conflict resolution Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Dispute resolution (Law) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Labor Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Labor and laboring classes Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Labor unions Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Labor unions -- United States -- History -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Jerome T. Barrett Collection, 1913-2010
- Partially Processed
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English
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