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Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America contracts collection

 Collection
Identifier: L-Contracts_BPDPA

Scope and Content of the Collection

The collection contains 24 contracts dated 1941-1969.

Dates

  • 1941-1969

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. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.
This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Historical Note

The Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and paperhangers of America were founded in the 19th century to set standards for uniform compensation in the trades and provide a community for workers to share ideas and solve problems. The Brotherhood of Painters and Decorators of America was organized formally in 1887. Within a year, the union boasted a membership of over 7,000 tradesmen and more than 100 local unions. These trade unionists soon realized the power that they had together, rather than staying separate and facing their problems alone. Backed by a growing centralized union, these dedicated organizers won victories over oppressive working conditions that were once thought unchangeable when the union won a half-holiday on Saturday for most of its members. By 1918, the Painters' union successfully established the eight-hour day and a five-day workweek.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (in 1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Off-Site Storage

This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Acquisition Information

These materials were pulled from one or more collections in the Southern Labor Archives for inclusion in the Archives’ contracts and agreement collection.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. D. S. Acree collection, 1941-1972 (L1972-71)
  2. Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America, District Council 38 records, 1940-1969 (L1972-25)
  3. Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America, Local 193 (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1905-1972 (L1972-15)
  4. International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades Local 30 (Savannah, Ga.) records, 1916-1983 (L1984-42)
Title
Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America:
Subtitle
A Guide to the BPD&PA at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
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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