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United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 144 (Macon, Ga.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1973-44

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1887-1970, of Carpenters Local 144 (Macon, Georgia) consist of minutes, correspondence, financial documents and printed material. The collection, which includes the original minutes of the founding of the local in 1887, bulks in the 1940s and 1950s. There is substantial correspondence with the Union's international officers, including M.A. Hutcheson, other Carpenters' locals, local and regional labor organizations and federal and state labor agencies. The correspondence and minutes discuss apprentice programs, contract negotiations, wage predeterminations and other local union activities. Of particular interest are the reports of the trial committees formed to settle intra-union disputes and the attempt by the union to increase attendance at meetings by fining members for non-attendance. The financial documents include tax records, weekly financial reports, receipts and disbursements.

Dates

  • 1887-1970

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.
Oversized Materials stored offsite. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Historical Note

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America organized in 1881 as the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. It adopted its present name when the Brotherhood merged with the United Order of American Carpenters and Joiners in 1888. Local 144 in Macon, Georgia originally organized in 1887.

Extent

3.34 Linear Feet (in 8 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 144 (Macon, GA) Records, 1887-1970, consist of minutes, correspondence, financial documents and printed material. The collection, which includes the original minutes of the founding of the local in 1887, bulks in the 1940s and 1950s.

Off-Site Storage

Oversized Materials stored offsite. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Acquisition Information

Donated by United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 144 (Macon, Ga.), courtesy of A. B. Jones and William Brown, August 6, 1973.

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For pamphlets, see the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time). For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives periodicals collection finding aid or catalog. For contracts, see the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Contract collection, 1919-1988 (L-Contracts_UBC) finding aid. For proceedings, and constitutions and bylaws, consult archivist.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Agreements and Contracts Collection

  1. Carpenters International, 1944, 1953, 1956, 1961 (32 leaves)
  2. Carpenters Local 144, 1940-1941, 1947, 1950, 1959, 1963 (42 leaves)
  3. International Agreements List, 1956, 1960-1961, 1964, 1966 (45 leaves)
  4. Building Industry, 1955 (133 leaves)
  5. Building and Construction Trades Council Tampa, Florida, Model Agreement, undated (2 leaves)

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and By-laws Collection

  1. Carpenters International, 1941, 1947, 1955, 1963
  2. Carpenters Georgia State Council, undated
  3. Carpenters Local Union Model Bylaws, 1960
  4. Carpenters Local 144, undated
  5. Atlanta Builders' Exchange, undated
  6. Building and Construction Trades Council, Macon, Georgia, undated
  7. Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Amendments, 1959

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection

  1. 55 pamphlets including various publications of the U.S. Department of Labor, the AFL-CIO and the Carpenters Unions and the ritual of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. Carpenters International Convention, 1960, 1962, 1966
  2. General Executive Board and Committee reports, 1946, 1957, 1960, 1966
  3. Carpenters Georgia State Council, 1954
  4. Carpenters Fourth District, 1953
  5. Georgia Federation of Labor 57th and 58th Convention, Programs, 1955-1956
  6. Georgia Federation of Labor 57th and 58th Convention, Proceedings, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1963

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. Building and Construction Trades Bulletin Vol. 9, No. 1, January, 1956
  2. Political Memo from COPE, No. 26-63, No. 6-64
  3. COPE Report, Jan.-Feb., April, 1964
  4. Current Information, No. 22, 32-33, 40-45, 47-52, 54-56, 58-61, 65, 71, 73-75, 79, 81, 99-101, 103-105, 107, 118, 120, 130-134, 136, 138-140, 144, 146 (1949, 1951-1957, 1959-1960, 1962-1966)

Processing Information

Inventoried by Elaine Cline at the file level, July 2, 1975.
Title
United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 144 (Macon, Georgia) [L1973-44]:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1975
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • June 2001: EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services.
  • November 2005, January 2014: EAD revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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