International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 37 (New Orleans, La.) records
Scope and Content of the Records
Constitutions, bylaws, minutes, correspondence, agreement reports, financial records and membership cards, relating to the day-to-day activities of a major New Orleans union and its relationship to the International headquarters are documented in these records. Included is material on the company-union relations between the local and such companies as the National Gypsum Company, the American Can Company, the Service Foundry, Incorporated, and the Association of Manufacturers and Repairers. In addition, the collection contains material relating to the national IAM, the Louisiana Machinists Non-Partisan Political League, the New Orleans Machinists Joint Apprenticeship Program, various New Orleans union locals, the Delgado Trade School, the cooperative programs sponsored for IAM members, the Equal Employment Opportunity program, the Right To Work bill of 1954, and the 1958 Welfare and Pension Plans Disclosure. Other subjects of interest include labor during World War II, the marine and shipping industries, the aircraft and guided missiles industry, Steelworkers, strikes, Teamsters and the Taft-Hartley Labor bill.
- Majority of material found within 1955 - 1980
- International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Local Lodge 37 (New Orleans, La.) (Organization)
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use. Access to materials in boxes 59 and 130a which contain personal or sensitive information is restricted for 75 years from the date of creation.
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.
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.
IAMAW Local Lodge 37 (also known as Crescent City Lodge 37) and Faithful Lodge 337, were chartered on July 11, 1899. Founding lodge members took the original nickname of New Orleans, "Crescent City", as it's own, and it appears to have remained in use until the 1950s. The lodge had contracts with a number of New Orleans metal trades companies and associations over the years, including, the American Can Company, National Gypsum Company, Service Foundry Incorporated and the Association of Manufacturers and Repairers. It dissolved in the late 1980s.
87 Linear Feet (in 169 boxes)
Language of Materials
IAMAW Local Lodge 37 was chartered on July 11, 1899, and dissolved in the late 1980s. Its records relate to the day-to-day activities of a major New Orleans union and its relationship to the International headquarters, and include constitutions, bylaws, minutes, correspondence, agreement reports, financial records, membership cards and artifacts.
The records are arranged into eight series:
- Series I: Administrative files, 1906-1986
- Series II: Company-Union relations, 1936-1989
- Series III: Grand Lodge files, 1945-1981
- Series IV: Committee records, 1941-1974, bulk: 1950 - 1960
- Series V: Affiliated organizations, 1943-1986
- Series VI: Published materials, 1941-1986
- Series VII: Photographs, 1949-1974
- Series VIII: Artifacts, circa 1928-1986
Donated by International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge 37 (New Orleans, La.), courtesy of John McGrath, May 1989.
Processed by DeAnna Phillips and Mary McMahon Dawson at the file level, 2004. The collection is arranged by file type, then alphabetical and/or chronological order.
- American Can Company
- Arbitration, Industrial
- International Association of Machinists
- International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
- Labor union locals
- Machinists -- Labor unions
- National Gypsum Company
- New Orleans (La.)
- Strikes and lockouts
- artifacts (object genre)
- financial records
- ledgers (account books)
- office files
- International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 37 (New Orleans, Louisiana):
- A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
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