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International Association of Machinists, Lodge 10 (Richmond, Va.) records

Identifier: L1985-14

Scope and Content of the Records

The records, 1888-1957, of the International Association of Machinists Lodge 10 (Richmond, VA), consist primarily of financial documents and minute books. The financial documents consist of dues ledgers, 1888-1956, cash books, 1902-1956, and audit reports, 1913-1938. The minute books describe the activities of Lodge 10 from 1891 to 1957. The remainder of the collection consists of a small amount of correspondence, 1900-1947, and printed material, 1902-1956, that relate to IAM activities at both the local and national levels.


  • Creation: 1888-1957


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

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 off-site. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

Historical Note

Originally founded in Atlanta in 1888 as a trade union for railroad machinists, today the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers represents workers in a large and diverse number of fields. Over the course of the 20th century the machinists moved from representing railroad workers to machinists and others working for airlines and the aerospace industry.

Local Lodge 10, represented machinists working in Richmond, Virginia.


7.51 Linear Feet (in 18 boxes)

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International Association of Machinists Lodge 10 (Richmond, VA) Records, 1888-1957, consist primarily of financial documents, 1888-1956, and minute books, 1891-1957.


The records are arranged into four series:

  1. Series I: Correspondence, 1900-1947
  2. Series II: Financial Documents, 1888-1956
  3. Series III: Minutes, 1891-1957
  4. Series IV: Printed Material, 1902-1956

Off-Site Storage

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

Acquisition Information

Donated by International Association of Machinists, Local Lodge 10, courtesy of L. Wayne Camp, April 1985.

Related Archival Materials

Georgia State University Library is the official repository for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and the collection includes the Grand Lodge records as well as numerous Local and District Lodges. Please see the IAMAW Research Guide for more collections. In addition, GSU Digital Collections includes complete, full-text runs of the Machinist Monthly Journal and the Machinists Newspaper available in GSU Digital Collections as well as numerous photographs and local publications from both the US and Canada.

Processing Information

Processed by Southern Labor Archives staff at the file level, 1985.

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Lodge 10 (Richmond, Virginia):
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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