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United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 696 (Tampa, Fla.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1979-03

Scope and Content of the Records

Correspondence, chiefly 1943-1946, documenting the increase in membership due to the huge shipbuilding industry in Tampa during World War II; minutes (1903-1968); financial statements; apprenticeship training files; audio recordings; and printed items including contracts, proceedings, pamphlets, and serials. Includes material of and relating to other local labor organizations, including Tampa Apprenticeship Committee, Tampa Building Trades Council, Tampa Central Trades and Labor Assembly, and Florida district councils, and speeches and audio tape of Claude Pepper.

Dates

  • 1892-1971

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

Historical Note about the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

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.

Extent

15.4 Linear Feet (in 38 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Records document the increase in union membership due to the huge shipbuilding industry in Tampa during World War II. Documentation includes minutes; financial ledgers and statements; apprenticeship training files; and printed items.

Off-Site Storage

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

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Carmen J. Canella, February 21, 1979.

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. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 627 (Jacksonville, Fla.) records, 1937-1971 (L1973-33)
  4. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 2139 (Tallahassee, Fla.) records, 1951-1969 (L1976-18)
  5. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 531 (St. Petersburg, Fla.) records, 1900-1977 (L1978-13)
  6. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 1275 (Tampa, Fla.) records, 1941-1978 (L1979-04)
  7. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 2261 (Ft. Myers, Fla.) records, 1925-1978 (L1979-05)
  8. Florida State Council of Carpenters records, 1952-1978 (L1979-06)

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For photographs, see the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection finding aid. For contracts, constitutions, contracts, proceedings, oversized, and audiovisual materials consult Special Collections for access.

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Photograph collection

  1. Tampa Carpenters, photograph, circa 1900
  2. Convention photograph, undated [oversize]

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives By-laws and Constitutions collection

  1. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 696 (Tampa, Florida), 1926; 1943; 1948
  2. Tampa Metal Trades Council, 1938; 1941

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Contracts and Agreements collection

  1. American Federation of Labor, Metal Trades Department, 1941
  2. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 696 (Tampa, Florida), 1937; 1938; 1941
  3. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 531 (St. Petersburg, Florida) and Local 1275 (Clearwater, Florida), 1941
  4. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and International Association of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers, Jurisdictional, 1928
  5. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and Wood, Wire, and Metal Lathers, Jurisdictional, 1928
  6. Central Trades and Labor Assembly, 1935

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Proceedings collection

  1. American Federation of Labor, 37th Convention, 1917
  2. American Federation of Labor, 38th Convention, 1918
  3. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, 1912; 1914; 1923; 1934
  4. Southern States Apprenticeship Conference, 1951; 1952
  5. Florida State Federation of Labor, 1922
  6. Florida State Council of Carpenters, 1934; 1939-1944; 1947
  7. Florida Building Trades Conference, 1935

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives oversized materials storage area

  1. Cash book, 1926-1936
  2. Cash book, 1909-1918
  3. Financial ledger, 1922-1940
  4. Financial ledger, 1912-1917

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives audio-visual collection

  1. Seven 78 LPs and one 45
  2. Speech by Dr. Franz
  3. Speech by Senator Claude Pepper (D-Florida)

Processing Information

Processed by John Conti at the file level, February 1981. 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 Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 696 (Tampa, Florida):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1981
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • April 13, 2009: EAD finding aid created by Traci JoLeigh Drummond from a legacy finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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