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Sabine Area Trades and Labor Council Records (Beaumont, Tex.):

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sabine Area Trades and Labor Council (Beaumont, Tex.)
Title: Sabine Area Trades and Labor Council Records (Beaumont, Tex.)
Inclusive Dates: 1935-1961
Abstract: The bulk of material is from the Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council, Port Arthur, Texas, the AFL council which merged into the Sabine Area Trades and Labor Council. The Sabine Area Trades and Labor Council records contain little information concerning the council itself.
Identification: AR62
Extent: 3.5 boxes (1.5 linear feet)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council, Port Arthur, Texas, and the Sabine Area Industrial Union Council, Port Neches, Texas, merged in 1958 to form the Sabine Area Trades and Labor Council, Beaumont, Texas.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, minutes, financial documents, and reports of the Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council, 1938-1958; minutes of the Sabine Area Industrial Union Council, 1940-1956; minutes, correspondence, and constitution of the merger, 1957-1958; correspondence, 1958-1961, of the Sabine Area Trades and Labor Council; and financial records of the Port Arthur Building Trades Council, 1935-1960. Includes material on the Jefferson County Political Action Committee as well as other political activities. Also includes Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council Official labor directory, 1939.


Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Organizations
Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council--Records and correspondence.
Sabine Area Trades and Labor Council (Beaumont, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Sabine Area Industrial Union Council--Records and correspondence.
Port Arthur Building Trades Council--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Labor unions--Texas--Beaumont--Sources.
Labor unions--Texas--Port Arthur--Sources.
Labor unions--Texas--Port Neches--Sources.
Labor unions--Texas--Political activity.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Related Material

AR64, Oil Workers International Union, Local 228, Port Neches, Texas.


Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of the Sabine Area Trades and Labor Council, July, 1969.

Citation

Sabine Area Trades and Labor Council Records (Beaumont, Tex.), AR62, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.


 Note to the Researcher 

The Sabine Area Trades and Labor Council records contain little information concerning the council itself. One folder, 62-2-12, deals with the merger; other folders contain some information of the council's activities until 1961. The following is a list of folders where material concerning the Sabine Area Trades and Labor Council may be found:

  • 62-1-1
  • 62-1-4
  • 62-1-5
  • 62-1-10
  • 62-1-12
  • 62-1-13
  • 62-2-3

The Sabine Area Industrial Union Council, Port Neches, Texas, was the CIO council which merged to form the Sabine Area Trades and Labor Council. Again, little information is contained in these records regarding this council. A significant portion of the material pertaining to this group is from the Oil Workers International Union, Local 228, Port Neches, Texas, which comprises AR64. Listed below are the folders in which materials from the Sabine Area Industrial Union Council may be found:

  • 62-1-4
  • 62-1-7
  • 62-1-10
  • 62-1-11
  • 62-1-14
  • 62-2-1

The bulk of material is from the Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council, Port Arthur, Texas, the AFL council which merged into the Sabine Area Trades and Labor Council. Council records, particularly minutes and financial records, are very complete, both chronologically and in content of the council's activities. All of boxes 3 and 4 and several folders in boxes 1 and 2 deal with this type information. This information used in conjunction with the correspondence found in boxes 1 and 2 should give a complete picture of the various activities of this council. Material concerning this council may be found in all four boxes of these records. The following is a list of the folders where information of this group may not be found:

  • 62-1-14
  • 62-2-9


Container List

 

Box Folder
1 1 Charitable Causes, Correspondence, 1945-1959
2 Civic Endeavors, General Correspondence, 1939-1958
3 Civic Endeavors, Labor Day Parades, Minutes, Resolutions, and Correspondence, 1949-1950
4 Committee on Political Education Activities, Correspondence, and Minutes, 1956-1959
5 Council Delegates, Correspondence, 1942-1960
6 Green, William, Correspondence, 1939-1943
7 Green, William, Correspondence, 1944-1947
8 Labor Activities, Area Union Organizing of Workers, Correspondence and Reports, 1939-1948
9 Labor Conferences, Correspondence and Minutes, 1939-1956
10 Labor Disputes, Correspondence, 1944-1960
11 Legislative Interests, Correspondence, 1939-1958
12 Membership Lists and Local Affiliates Lists, 1939-1959
13 Merger of the Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council and the Sabine Area Industrial Union Council, Minutes, Correspondence, and Constitution, 1957-1958
14 Political Action Committee Minutes, 1939-1951
15 Political Activities, Correspondence, 1939-1961
16 Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council Employers' Quarterly Federal Tax Returns, 1938-1948
17 Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council Employers' Quarterly Federal Tax Returns, 1948-1958
18 Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council Financial Statements and Savings Passbook, 1941-1958
19 Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council, General Correspondence, 1939-1958
Box Folder
2 1 Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council, Labor Union Annual Reports, 1943-1958
2 Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council Minutes, Regular and Special Meetings, 1947-1951
(incomplete)
3 Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council Organizational Exemption from Income Tax, 1943-1957
4 Sabine Area Industrial Union Council Minutes, Regular and Special Meetings, 1940-1956
5 Union Per Capita Tax, Correspondence and Receipts, 1942-1957
6 World War II Patriotic Efforts, Correspondence, 1941-1947
Box Folder
3 1 Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council Minutes, Regular and Special Meetings, 1939-1941
2 Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council Minutes, Regular and Special Meetings, 1945-1947
3 Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council Minutes, Regular and Special Meetings, 1952
4 Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council Minutes, Regular and Special Meetings, 1953-1956
5 Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council Minutes, Regular and Special Meetings, 1957-1958
6 Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council Roll Call of Meetings, 1951-1958
7 Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council, Check Stubs, 1955-1958
8 Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council, Receipts and Disbursements Ledger, 1954-1958
Box Folder
4 1 Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council, Receipts and Disbursements Ledger, 1939-1953
2 Port Arthur Trades and Labor Council, Receipts and Disbursements, Subsidiary Ledger (Accounting), 1939-1958
3 Port Arthur Building Trades Council, Dues book, 1935-1960.