University of Texas Arlington

Fort Worth Trades Assembly Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fort Worth Trades Assembly
Title: Fort Worth Trades Assembly Records
Inlusive Dates: 1901-1957
Identification: AR2
Extent: 9 boxes, 2 reels of microfilm (3.75 linear feet)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The Fort Worth Trades Assembly, AFL, organized April 4, 1894, was a central organization of AFL affiliated local unions in Tarrant County. It merged with the Tarrant County Industrial Union Council-CIO on August 15, 1957, to form the Tarrant County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, 1937-1957; financial records, 1925-1957; minutes, 1901-1957 (microfilm, 1901-1936); photograph; membership lists, 1940-1957; legal documents, and printed material. Includes records of Tarrant County Labor’s League for Political Education, 1949-1957, and the Fort Worth-Tarrant County Health Education Committee. Includes correspondence with the Dallas Central Labor Council.


 

Organization

The materials are arranged alphabetically by document subject type, and thereunder chronologically. At the end of the collection is a group of records of Tarrant County Labor's League for Political Education, followed by a group of miscellaneous record which are arranged alphabetically by subject.

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
Fort Worth Trades Assembly--Records and correspondence.
Tarrant County Labor’s League for Political Education--Records and correspondence.
Dallas Central Labor Council.
Subjects
Labor unions--Texas--Fort Worth--Sources.
Labor unions--Texas--Fort Worth--Political activity.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Related Material

For additional information on Tarrant County labor history, see the morning Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Oct. 30, 1949, pages 89-96 of the Commerce Section. Additional information can be found on pages 49 and 50.

Labor News, Fort Worth, Texas. 1946-1970 mf. 1971+ (preceded by Plane Facts, 1944-1946 mf.)

Union Banner, Fort Worth, Texas. 1908-1916, 1909-1954 mf.


Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of the Fort Worth Trades Assembly, August 1967.

Citation

Fort Worth Trades Assembly Records, AR2, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Processing Information


Container List

 

Box Folder
1 0 Calendar I
00 Calendar II
000 Calendar III
1 Correspondence, General, 1938-1939
2 Correspondence, General, 1940-1942
3 Correspondence, General, 1943-1945
4 Correspondence, General, 1946-1948
5 Correspondence, General, 1949-1950
6 Correspondence, General, 1951
7 Correspondence, General, 1952-1953
8 Correspondence, General, 1954
Box Folder
2 1 Correspondence, General, 1955
2 Correspondence, General, 1956
3 Correspondence, General, 1957
4 Correspondence with Affiliated Local Unions, 1939-1950
5 Correspondence with Affiliated Local Unions, 1951-1953
6 Correspondence with Affiliated Local Unions, 1954
7 Correspondence with Affiliated Local Unions, 1955
8 Correspondence with Affiliated Local Unions, 1956-1957
9 Correspondence with Affiliated Local Unions, Undated
Box Folder
3 1 Correspondence - American Federation of Labor Housing Committee, 1942-1955
(incomplete)
2 Correspondence - American Federation of Labor (National Office), 1939-1956
(incomplete; incoming only)
3 Correspondence - American Federation of Labor, Union Label Department, 1951-1956
4 Correspondence - American Federation of the Physically Handicapped, 1954-1957
5 Correspondence - Auerbach, Irving, Author, 1953-1955
6 Correspondence - Charitable Activities, 1942-1955
(incomplete)
7 Correspondence - Connally, Tom, U. S. Senator, 1938-1951
8 Correspondence - Dallas Central Labor Council, 1939-1945; 1954-1955
9 Correspondence - Financial, 1939-1957
(incomplete)
10 Correspondence - Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, 1940-1945
(incomplete); 1951-1955 (incomplete)
11 Correspondence - Fort Worth City Council, 1937-1946
(incomplete)
12 Correspondence - Labor Schools - Southern AFL Labor School, 1952-1966
(incomplete)
13 Correspondence - Labor Schools - Texas State Federation of Labor, Labor School, 1955-1957
14 Correspondence - Meany, George, President American Federation of Labor, 1955-1956
15 Correspondence - Office of Price Administrations, 1944-1945
Box Folder
4 1 Correspondence - Sheppard, Morris, U. S. Senator, 1938-1941
2 Correspondence - Social Activities - Dinners, 1954-1955
3 Correspondence - Social Activities - Dinners, 1956-1957
4 Correspondence - Social Security Board, 1939-1954
(incomplete)
5 Correspondence - Texas Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1940-1944
6 Correspondence - Texas State Federation of Labor, Executive Secretary, 1948-1956
7 Correspondence - War Manpower Commission, 1943-1945
(incomplete)
8 Correspondence - Miscellaneous
9 Financial Records - Bank Books, 1925-1957
10 Financial Records - Treasurer's Reports, 1910
(incomplete)
11 Financial Records
Treasurer's Reports - Feb. 13, 1941 - July 9, 1942; Deposit Books - Jan., 1941 - Feb. 24, 1941
12 Financial Records - Treasurer's Reports, Jan. 13, 1944 - Dec. 28, 1944
13 Financial Records - Treasurer's Reports, Jan. 9, 1947 - Dec. 14, 1950
14 Financial Records - Treasurer's Reports, Jan. 11, 1951 - Dec. 11, 1952
Box Folder
5 1 Financial Records - Treasurer's Reports, Jan. 8, 1953 - Dec. 9, 1954
2 Financial Records - Treasurer's Reports, Jan. 13, 1955 - Sept. 27, 1957
3 Financial Records - Bills Paid, 1940-1945
4 Financial Records - Check Stubs, 1948-1955
5 Financial Records - Check Stubs, 1955-1958
6 Financial Records - Bank Statements, 1949-1952
7 Financial Records - Bank Statements, 1953-1957
8 Financial Records - Trustees' Reports, 1939-1945; 1954-1957
9 Financial Records - Annual Financial Reports, 1944-1957
10 Financial Records - City, State and County Tax Receipts, 1910-1919
Box Folder
6 1 Financial Records - Income Tax Returns, 1939-1957
2 Financial Records - Ledger Sheets: Per Capita Tax Records by Union, 1941-1956
3 Financial Records - Ledger Sheets: Per Capita Tax Records by Union, 1941-1956
4 Financial Records - Receipts, 1908-1925
(incomplete)
5 Financial Records - Receipts and Disbursements, Oct., 1939 - May, 1940
6 Financial Records
Hospital Fund - Bank Book - 1944-1947; Deposit Slips - 1944-1947; Bank Statement - Dec. 31, 1948; Report of Contributions and Expenditures - Jan. 18, 1945
7 Minutes, Jan. 14, 1936 - Dec. 22, 1938
8 Minutes, Jan. 12, 1939 - Dec. 11, 1941
9 Minutes, Jan. 8, 1942 - July 12, 1945
Box Folder
7 1 Minute Books, Jan. 10, 1946 - Dec. 11, 1947; Jan. 8, 1948 - Dec. 2, 1948
2 Minute Books, Jan. 13, 1949 - Dec. 8, 1949; Jan. 12, 1950 - Dec. 14, 1950
3 Minute Books, Jan. 11, 1951 - Dec. 13, 1951; Jan. 10, 1952 - Dec. 11, 1952
4 Minute Books, Jan. 8, 1953 - Dec. 10, 1953; Jan. 14, 1954 - Dec. 8, 1955
5 Minute Book, Jan. 12, 1956 - Aug. 22, 1957
5a Photograph (post card of Fort Worth Trades Assembly Parade Float), undated
6 Resolutions, 1938-1948
7 Resolutions, 1950-1953
Box Folder
8 1 Resolutions, 1954
2 Resolutions, 1955
3 Resolutions, 1956-1957
4 Resolutions, Memorial
5 Roll Call Books
April, 1941 - Dec., 1942; Mar., 1943 - Nov., 1944
6 Roll Call Books
Nov., 1944 - Sept., 1946; Oct., 1946 - Aug., 1948
7 Roll Call Books
Sept., 1948 - Mar., 1951; Mar., 1951 - June, 1951; July, 1951 - Nov., 1952
8 Roll Call Books
Dec., 1952 - Sept., 1954; Aug., 1955 - Jan., 1957; Feb., 1957 - Aug., 1957
9 Lists of Officers, 1910-1957
10 Lists of Committees and Members
1940; 1942-1943; 1945; 1952 - (1957?)
11 Lists of Local Unions, Officers, Delegates, and Meeting Places,
1939; 1941-1949 (incomplete)
Box Folder
9 1 Lists of Local Unions, Officers, Delegates, and Meeting Places, 1950-1953; 1955-1957
2 Credentials of Delegates from Local Unions, 1946-1953
3 Fort Worth - Tarrant County Health Education Committee - Correspondence and Minutes, 1944-1945
4 Tarrant County Labor's League for Political Education - Correspondence, 1949-1956
5 Tarrant County Labor's League for Political Education
Minutes Sept. 23, 1955 - Oct. 3, 1957; Roll Book - 1955-1957; Ledger Book Listing Affiliated Local Unions; Sample Constitution
6 Tarrant County Labor's League for Political Education
Financial Records - Education Fund - Bank Statements - Dec., 1955 - Nov., 1956; Check Stubs - Dec. 1, 1955 - Mar. 4, 1957; Receipts and Disbursements Ledger - Aug., 1956 - Sept., 1957
7 Agreements and Grievances: Various Local Unions
8 Fort Worth Trades Assembly, et al., versus Currier, et al., No. 69, 732A
9 Legal Papers
10 Politics and Political Figures
11 Still, Ethel M. (Burch Hiatt) - Delegate's and Officer's Reports
12 Wage and Hour Law - Speeches and Reports 1941-1942
13 Miscellaneous