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International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 126 (Chicago, Ill.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L2019-08

Content Description

IAMAW Local Lodge 126 Records contain grievance files, contract negotations, membership records, financial records, jurisdictional disputes, work rules, patronage files, strike materials, anniversary artifacts, photographs, and correspondence. Local Lodge 126 represented workers employed by the City of Chicago (particularly the Sanitary District), various city newspapers (Sun-Times and Tribune), and other private companies. In addition, Local Lodge 126 history includes multiple long term jurisdicitional disputes with other IAM locals as well as other labor organizations, most notably the International Brotherhood of Carpenters.

The Records also include four oral history interviews with leaders of the local.

Dates

  • 1896-2019

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.
Oral histories available in Reading Rooom only.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.
To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Historical Note

Originally founded in Atlanta in 1888 as a trade union for railroad machinists, today the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers represents workers in a large and diverse number of fields. Over the course of the 20th century the machinists moved from representing railroad workers to machinists and others working for airlines and the aerospace industry.

Chartered in 1890, Local Lodge 126 represents machinists in the city of Chicago and Cook County.

Extent

10 Linear Feet (in 11 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Chartered in 1890, Local Lodge 126 represents machinists in the city of Chicago and forms an important cog of the Machinists District Lodge 8. IAMAW Local Lodge 126 Records contain grievance files, contract negotations, membership records, financial records, jurisdictional disputes, work rules, patronage files, strike materials, anniversary artifacts, photographs, and correspondence.

Location

This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by IAMAW, Local Lodge 126, May 2019.

Related Materials

Georgia State University Library is the official repository for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and the collection includes the Grand Lodge records as well as numerous Local and District Lodges. Please see the IAMAW Research Guide for more collections. In addition, GSU Digital Collections includes complete, full-text runs of the Machinist Monthly Journal and the Machinists Newspaper available in GSU Digital Collections as well as numerous photographs and local publications from both the US and Canada.

Processing Information

Processed by Hal Hansen at the file level, June 2019. Files were re-foldered in original order with titles retained.
Title
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 126 (Chicago, Ill):
Subtitle
A Guide to the Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
In Progress
Author
Hal Hansen
Date
June 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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