Carl F. Bach papers
Scope and Contents of the Collection
Bylaws, dues books, membership cards (traveling and retired), and correspondence, 1908, 1913-1920, 1953, document the career of Carl F. Bach, who was affiliated with International Association of Machinists Local Lodges 47 (Denver, Colo.), 89 (Cheyenne, Wyo.). and 1143 (Laramie. Wyo.) during the early decades of the twentieth century. Two letters, 1914, depict the efforts to assist Bach by Denver Lodge 47 after he was fired for being a union member. Documents indicate his responsibilites at Local 89, including a certificate and photograph from his service as the local's delegate to IAM's Sixteenth Convention in 1920.
- Creation: 1908, 1913-1920, 1953
- Bach, Carl F., 1882-1959? (Person)
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Collection is open for research use.
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Historical Note about the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
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.
Biographical Note about Carl F. Bach
Carl F. Bach (circa 1882-1959?) worked as a machinist in the western United States and was active in the International Association of Machinists (IAM). He was a member of IAM Denver Lodge 47 (Denver, Colorado) while working for the Santa Fe Railroad in Clovis, New Mexico. The railroad dismissed him because of his union affiliation in 1914. He moved on to Wyoming, where he chaired the shop committee of IAM Lodge 1143 (Laramie) in 1918. Later, in Cheyenne, he was a general chairman for Lodge 89. He also chaired its grievance and shop committees, and was Lodge 89's delegate to the IAM's Sixteenth Convention, held in Rochester, New York (1920). Bach served as a foreman at his workplace. By 1953, he had settled in the midwest and retired, but was still an active union member, affiliated with International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), Local 974 (Peoria, Illinois).
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Language of Materials
Carl F. Bach (circa 1882-1959?) worked as a machinist in the western United States and was active in the International Association of Machinists (IAM) and was dismissed by the Santa Fe Railroad because of his union affiliation in 1914. His papers include bylaws, dues books, membership cards, and correspondence, 1908, 1913-1920, 1953
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Grand Lodge, 26 May 2015.
Processed by Hal Hansen, 2018. Finding aid written by William Hardesty, 2022.
- Carl F. Bach
- A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
- William W. Hardesty
- 12 April 2022
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- Previously, this collection was described by a published accession record (as International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Grand Lodge records)