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International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 609 (New Haven, Conn.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L2016-11

Scope and Contents of the Records

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 609 (New Haven, Conn.) records, 1956-2006, consist of meeting minutes, correspondence, charters, collective bargaining materials, and financial records. The records consist of office files generated mostly by the union leadership or by various employers. In addition there are some materials from the New Haven Central Labor Union and the Connecticut State Council of Machinists.

Dates

  • 1956-2006

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

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.

Local Lodge 609, from New Haven, Connecticut, was founded in 1956. Local 609 represented machinists who worked at Olin Chemical Corporation and United States Repeating Arms Company (Winchester Arms or USRAC).

Extent

80 Linear Feet (in 64 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 609 (New Haven, Conn.) records, 1956-2006, consist of meeting minutes, correspondence, charters, collective bargaining materials, and financial records. Local Lodge 609, from New Haven, Connecticut, was founded in 1956. Local 609 represented machinists who worked at Olin Chemical Corporation and American Repeating Arms Company (Winchester Arms).

Off-Site Storage

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

Custodial History

In September 2006, IAM Local Lodge 609 donated the records to the Greater New Haven Labor History Association (GNHLHA) in New Haven, Connecticut. When GNHLHA closed its office in 2016, the material was transferred to the Southern Labor Archives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Greater New Haven Labor History Association, April 2016.

Related Materials in this Repository

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

This finding is based on inventories created at the Greater New Haven Labor History Association. Material was reboxed but no re-organization or retitling of folders has taken place.
Title
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 609 (New Haven, Conn.):
Subtitle
A Guide to the Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Hal Hansen
Date
August 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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