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United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local 487 (Asheville, N.C.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1976-25

Scope and Content of the Records

The records of the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local 487, 1949-1976, consist primarily of minute books. The minutes reveal the Local's interest in contracts, wage scales, employment opportunities and layoffs, rates of travel pay, conditions in various union shops, sending delegates to various labor bodies and conventions, apprenticeship programs, licensing of plumbers, examinations and codes, insurance, voting and civic affairs. Ray Stepp, J. K. Sugg and W. R. Ladd served in several different capacities on the Executive Board and committees.

Dates

  • 1949-1976

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.

History of United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters

Tthe United Association of Journeymen Plumbers, Gas Fitters, Steam Fitters, and Steam Fitters' Helpers of the United States and Canada, was officially founded on October 11, 1889, and gradually, former members of rival Unions joined the United Association. During its first years, the United Association was essentially a federation of local Unions, rather than a truly national Union of the pipe trades. The major breakthrough toward a unified national organization came at the 1902 national convention in Omaha, when delegates approved a Nationalization Committee proposal establishing a comprehensive system of sick, death and strike benefits.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (in 3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The records of the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local 487 (Asheville (N.C.)), 1949-1976, consist primarily of minute books.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local 487 (Asheville, N.C.), courtesy of Ray Stepp, July 11, 1976.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. United Association of Journeymen Plumbers, Gas Fitters, Steam Fitters, and Steam Fitters' Helpers of the United States and Canada Contract collection, 1951-2001 (L-Contracts_UA)
  2. United Association of Plumbers and Steam Fitters of the United States and Canada, Local 72 (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1952-1972 (L1972-33)
  3. United Association of Plumbers and Steam Fitters of the United States and Canada, Local 592 (Tallahassee, Fla.) records, 1954-1968 (L1976-23)

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For contracts and directories consult Special Collections for access.

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Contracts and Agreements Collection

  1. North Carolina State - Various Locals belonging to the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the U.S. and Canada, 1967

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Directories Collection

  1. AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department Official Directories, 1966; 1968

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Gernazian at the file level, 1976. This collection guide was created from a legacy finding aid. The inventory's contents and storage locations of separated materials (if applicable) were not verified at that time.
Title
United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local 487 (Asheville, N.C.):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
July 9, 2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • July 2010: EAD created by Laura Starratt from a legacy finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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