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

 Collection
Identifier: L1979-03

  • Staff Only

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

Collection is open for research use. Access to Series II is restricted. The series, Apprenticeship Files, contains personal information about trainees. Please see archivist for further information. Grievance files in Series VI also contain personal information and are restricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.

Oversized Materials stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

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.

Arrangement

The records are arranged into eight series:

  1. Series I: Correspondence, 1918-1962
  2. Series II: Apprenticeship Training Files, 1945-1959
  3. Series III: Construction Company Files, 1913, 1917-1929, 1939-1947, 1964-1965
  4. Series IV: Minutes, 1903-1971
  5. Series V: Financial Records, 1907-1958
  6. Series VI: Office Files, 1913-1949
  7. Series VII: Printed Materials, 1892-1951
  8. Series VIII: Pamphlets, 1918-1950

Off-Site Storage

Oversized Materials stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

Acquisition Information

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

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

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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