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Labor, Work, and Industry Collection

1869-1989
3 boxes (1.5 linear foot)
Call no.: MS 328

Chance and geography conspired early in the history of New England to lay a foundation for both industrialization and the rise of organized labor.

This miscellaneous collection contains materials relating to work, business, and organized labor with an emphasis on New England. Among other materials, there are sets of by-laws, reports, and agreements pertaining to Massachusetts locals of IUE, IBEW, Cigarmakers International, Bricklayers, and Retail Clerks.

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Background

Chance and geography conspired early in the history of New England to lay a foundation for both industrialization and the rise of organized labor.

Scope of collection

This miscellaneous collection contains materials relating to work, business, and organized labor with an emphasis on Massachusetts and the New England region. Among other materials, there are sets of by-laws, reports, and agreements pertaining to Massachusetts locals of IUE, IBEW, Cigarmakers International, Bricklayers, and Retail Clerks.

Inventory

Abercrombie, Fred C.: Turners Falls Power and Electric Company: A Public Utility since 1792. Turners falls, Mass. : s.n.
1925
Photocopy
Box 3: 1
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union: Talking Union [ACTWU, New England Regional Joint Board newsletter], vol. 4, 1
1986
Box 1: 1
AFL-CIO: AFL-CIO Education News and Views, vol. 1:1-4:5
1956-1959
Box 1: 2
AFL-CIO: Ashtray [with image of mural depicting labor movement in the AFL-CIO headquarters lobby]
undated
Box 1: 3
AFL-CIO: Postcards of House of Labor mural installed in the headquarters lobby
undated
Box 1: 4
AFL-CIO: Press release: Labor Day message from George Meany
1963-08-31
Box 1: 5
AFL-CIO. Pioneer Valley Council: List of affiliated local unions
undated
Box 1: 6
AFL-CIO. Union Label and Services Trades Department: Song book
ca.1975
Box 1: 7
American Federation of Teachers: Colleges and Universities Handbook
1972
Box 1: 8
American Federation of Technical Engineers. Local 112: Arbitration documents with American Bosch
1955-1972
Box 1: 9
Anderson, Howard: Primer of labor relations, 20th ed. Washington, D.C. : Bureau of National Affairs
1975
Box 1: 10
Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasterers International Union of America. Local 4: Agreement with Northampton contractors
1968
Box 1: 11
Building Trades Council (Springfield, Mass.): Constitution and By-laws
1914
Box 1: 12
Bureau of National Affairs Editorial Staff: Grievance Guide, 5th ed. Washington, D.C. : Bureau of National Affairs
1978
Box 1: 13
Chalfin, Ruth (Klein): CIO labor materials
1937-1951
Box 3: 12

Newspaper clippings pertaining to CIO strike at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital (1937); credential for Ruth Klein (Chalfin) to the convention of the New York State Industrial Union Council, CIO (1940); telegram of solidarity from German dockworkers in dockworker's strike (1951).

Chalfin, Ruth (Klein): CIO convention ribbons
1937-1951
Box 3: 13

Ribbons as local 129 representative to first New York State County and Municipal Workers convention, CIO (1938, 2); 2nd (1940), First National Convention State County Municipal Workers of America (1939); 3rd Annual Convention New York State Industrial Union Council CIO (1940).

Cigarmakers Local Unions of New England: On the arbitration of the strike and lockout in New Haven, Conn.
1908
Box 1: 14
Citizens for Fair Taxes: What are progressive taxes and what do they mean to Massachusetts citizens? [brochure]
1989
Box 1: 15
Congress of Industrial Organizations. New England Labor Council: Labor program for New England Labor Unions
1949
Box 1: 16
Cooperatives: List of cooperative stores in Massachusetts; list of farmer's cooperatives in Massachusetts
1920
Box 1: 17
Emerson: Diary of railroad shopmen's strike [Railroad Employees Department, AFL]
1919
Box 1: 18
Employers Association of Western Massachusetts: Whitepapers and communications on wages and benefits
1978-1983
Box 3: 2
Ettor-Giovannitti Defense Committee: Shall Ettor and Giovannitti have a fair trial?
1912
Box 3: 3

Trial of to men arrested in Lawrence Bread and Roses strike of 1912

Federal Labor Union. Local 18518 (Chicopee, Mass.): Constitution
ca.1935
Box 1: 19
Gosling, Edith: I make dresses
1935
Photocopy
Box 3: 4

Self-published booklet intended to assist immigrant women in the dress trades learn English

Hyatt, Dave: Public Relations: A Handbook for Business, Labor, and Community Leaders. Bulletin 48
1963
Box 1: 20
Industrial Accident Board: Ruling on workmen's compensation in case of John Cadigan, deceased, v. American Writing Paper
1915
Box 1: 21
International Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Iron Workers: The Ironworker, vol. 88, 8 [article on Local 357, Springfield
1988
Box 1: 23
International Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Iron Workers. Local 357: 24th annual steak roast tickets
1968
Box 1: 22
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Pioneer Valley Lodge 2175: Agreement with Electro-Optical Division, Kollmorgen Corporation
1966
Box 1: 24
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Local 7: Agreement with electrical contractors of Springfield, Mass.
1949-1979
Box 1: 25
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Local 96: Agreement with National Electrical Contractors Association, Worcester Division
1970
Box 1: 26
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Local 99: Agreement with National Electrical Contractors Association, Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter
1947
Box 1: 27
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Local 103: Agreement with Local Contractors Association
1947
Box 1: 28
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Local 223: Agreement and working rules with Electrical Industry of Brockton, Mass.
1980-1983
Box 2: 1
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Local 256: Agreement and working rules with electrical contractors of Fitchburg
1949
Box 2: 2
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Local 284: Agreement with National Electrical Contractors Association, Western Massachusetts Chapter
1972
Box 2: 3
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Local 488: Agreement with National Electrical Contractors Association, Southern Connecticut Division
1972
Box 2: 4
International Union of Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers. Local 284: Agreement with Eastern Container Corp.
1973
Box 2: 6
International Union of Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers. Local 418: Arbitration documents with American Bosch
1959
Box 2: 7
International Union of Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers. New England District Council 2: Constitution
ca.1950
Box 2: 5
Kerr, Clark: Unions and union leaders at their own choosing
1957
Box 2: 8
Labor's Non-Partisan League: Organizing literature
1934-1939
Box 2: 9
1874-1890
4 cartes de visite, 4 cabinet cards, mounted photo
Box 3: 5
Massachusetts Development and Finance Foundation: Poster [on completion of Lowell Hilton ahead of schedule]
ca.1982
Box 2: 10
Massachusetts Public Employee Council. No. 41: Agreement with Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and AFSCME
1971
Box 2: 11
Massachusetts State Labor Council, AFL-CIO: Constitution
1978
Box 2: 12
Massachusetts. Department of Labor and Industries: Directory of Labor Organizations
1972, 1974
Box 2: 13
National Union of Hospital and Nursing Home Employees. Local 1199: Massachusetts Rehabilitation Hospital: statement of issues leading to the strike
1972
Box 2: 14
New England Farm Workers Council, Inc.: Information booklet
ca.1975
Box 2: 15
New England Farm Workers Council, Inc.: Personnel policies and procedures
1972
Box 2: 16
New England Institute of Cooperation: Springfield Bank for Cooperatives: Report on Cooperative Conference
1940
Box 2: 17
Newcomen Society: O'Green, Fred W., Putting technology to work: The story of Litton Industries
1988
Pamphlet
Box 3: 6

Corporate history

Newcomen Society: Cole, Galen L., The Cole family of businesses: serving Maine and New England for 72 years
1989
Pamphlet
Box 3: 6

Corporate history

Newcomen Society: Crozier, William M., BayBanks
1988
Pamphlet
Box 3: 6

Corporate history

Northampton Redevelopment Authority: Prestige address for industry
ca.1971
Box 2: 18
Northeast Utilities: Northeast Utilities answers question on nuclear power and The Yankee Story
1974
Box 3: 7
Pollitt, Daniel: Right to work law issues
1959
Box 2: 19
Public Administration Service: Government and the unemployed [booklet]
1955
Box 2: 20
Retail Store Employees Union. Local 1445: Agreements with William Filene Sons Co. and Jordan Marsh
1958-1979
Box 2: 21

Photo postcard of police attacking strikers

Silk and Rayon Workers Union. Local 1929: Constitution
1938
Box 2: 22

Holyoke, Mass., affiliate of United Textile Workers of America, AFL

Springfield Central Labor Union: Constitution and By-laws
1943
Box 2: 23
United Association. Local 64: Agreement with New England Mechanical Contractors Association
1972
Box 2: 24
United Association. Local 97: Plumbers and pipefitters memorandum of understanding, Fitchburg, Mass.
1971
Box 2: 25
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners: Constitution and By-laws
1987
Box 2: 26
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. Local 351 et al.: Tri-Trades Factory Constructed Unit agreement with Fontaine Modular Structures (Northampton, Mass.)
1971
Box 2: 27
United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America. Local 259: Agreement with Northampton Cutlery Company
1965
Box 2: 28
United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America. Local 274: Agreement with Lamson and Goodnow Manufacturing Co.
1966
Box 2: 29
United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America. Local 274: Contract dispute with Greenfield Tap and Die Corp.
1986
Box 2: 30
United Food and Commercial Workers. Local 1459: Agreement with Caldor, Inc.
1984
Box 2: 31
United Garment Workers of America: Agreement with Leopold Morse Co.
1923
Box 2: 32
United Labor Council of Fall River: Constitution and By-laws
ca.1940
Box 2: 33
United States. Department of Labor: New England labor and the economy at year end
1972
Box 2: 34
Utility Workers Union of America. Local 369: Constitution
1950
Box 2: 35
Warne, Colston E.: Socialist experiment in New Zealand
1938
Box 2: 36
Workers of Holyoke: Flier announcing talk by Congressman Allen T. Treadway on workers' unemployment and social insurance
1934
Flier
Box 3: 10
Workers School of Boston: Announcement of courses
1934
Brochure
Box 3: 11

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Provenance

The collection has been assembled from materials acquired individually over the years from various sources.

Digitized content

Selected materials have been digitized and may be viewed online through SCUA's digital repository, Credo.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, June 2019.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Labor, Work, and Industry Collection (MS 328). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

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Subjects

  • Labor unions--Massachusetts

Genres and formats

  • Photographs

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