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International Association of Machinists, Local Lodge 104 and Helpers Local 868 (Huntington, W.Va.) records

Identifier: L1986-06

Scope and Content

The records, 1915-1953, of Local 104 and Helpers Local 868, IAMAW, consists of membership roll and financial ledgers.


  • Creation: 1914-1953


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.

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 104, International Association of Machinists, was based in Huntington, West Virginia and was probably associated with Helpers Local 868.


3.34 Linear Feet (in 8 boxes)

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International Association of Machinists, Local 104 and Helpers Local 868 were both in Huntington, WV. The records, 1915-1953, of Local 104 and Helpers Local 868 consist of membership rolls and financial ledgers.


The records are arranged into two series:

  1. Series I: Rolls and Dues, Local Lodge 104, 1915-1953
  2. Series II: Rolls and Dues, Helpers Local 868, 1914-1930

Acquisition Information

Donated by Michael S. Cobb, IAM Lodge 104, February 1986.

Related Archival Materials note

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.

Separated Materials

During processing an oversized photograph was separated for preservation purposes. Consult Special Collectins for access.

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Oversized Photographs Mapcase

  1. 1 oversized photo of Machinists (Drawer 4, Folder 4)

Processing Information

Processed by DeAnna L. Janecek at the file level, March 2001. The collection is arranged into two series: rolls and dues of Local 104 and rolls and dues of Helpers Lodge 868. The records in each series are arranged chronologically. Items had no original order. Order established was chronological. There is only one series, which consists of the ledger books. Also noted was that there are actually two lodge within the series, though the original accession record only notes Local 868 (Local 104's records comprise most of the collection).

International Association of Machinists, Local Lodge 104 and Helpers Local 868 (Huntington, West Virginia):
A Guide to Their Records at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
May 2001
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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