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United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 396 (Newport News, Va.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1976-35

Scope and Content of the Records

The records, 1901-1968 of Carpenters Local 396, Newport News, include those of Local 887, Hampton, which was incorporated into 396 at a time not specified in the records. The bulk of the Material consists of financial ledgers and minute books. The ledgers show dues payment by members with a large number of these members expelled for nonpayment of dues in 1947. The minute books describe the problems 396 and 887 had agreeing on their respective jurisdictions. Also described are difficulties with nonunion men and black laborers working in their areas with union men. Included in these records is a minute book from the Peninsular District of Virginia with which 396 and 887 were affiliated.

Dates

  • 1901-1968

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.

Historical Note

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America organized in 1881 as the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Chartered by the AFL in 1887, the Brotherhood merged with the United Order of American Carpenters and Joiners in 1888 to become the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.

Extent

2.09 Linear Feet (in 5 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The records, 1901-1968, of United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 396, Newport News, Virginia, consist of financial ledgers and minute books. The records include those of Local 887, Hampton, and a minute book from the Peninsular District of Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 396 (Newport News, Va.), courtesy of George Tanner, August 11, 1976.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America contract collection, 1919-1988 (L-Contracts_UBC)
  2. Benjamin Franklin Haley collection, 1964-1967 (L1972-10)
  3. Newport News Central Labor Council records, 1899-1981 (L1980-40)

Processing Information

Inventoried by Mary Froehlich at the file level, September 10, 1976.
Title
United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 396 (Newport News, Virginia):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1976
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.
  • December 2005: EAD revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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