University of Texas Arlington

Richard A. Twedell Papers (1969-1978):

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Twedell, Richard A., 1926-.
Title: Richard A. Twedell Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1969-1978
Bulk Dates: 1975-1976
Abstract: Richard A. Twedell was Director of Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, District 5, Dallas, Texas, and also the youngest International Vice-President elected to the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America’s Executive Board. He succeeded his father, Samuel A. Twedell, as director in July, 1968. Records include correspondence, agreements, legal documents, financial documents, minutes, organizers’ reports, and printed material, as well as personal and union papers.
Identification: AR264
Extent: 17.5 boxes (7.25 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Biographical Note

Richard A. Twedell was Director of Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, District 5, Dallas, Texas, and also the youngest International Vice-President elected to the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America’s Executive Board. He succeeded his father, Samuel A. Twedell, as director in July, 1968.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, agreements, legal documents, financial documents, minutes, organizers’ reports, and printed material. Includes personal and union papers.


 

Organization

When received, most of the collection was in no apparent order. The material was arranged alphabetically by subject to correspond to the arrangement of other Amalgamated Meat Cutter Collections.The folders have been arranged alphabetically by subject and document type, and the material within each folder has been arranged chronologically.

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.
Persons
Twedell, Richard A., 1926- --Archives.
Organizations
Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America.--District 5.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Related Material

OH58: Oral history interview with Samuel A. Twedell, 1975


Separated Material

AR259: Richard A. Twedell Papers, 1964-1976

Unprocessed mss. 78-11 and 78-13: Richard A. Twedell Papers, 1969-1970

Unprocessed mss. 78-24: Richard A. Twedell Papers, 1968-1973

Unprocessed mss. 80-10: Richard A. Twedell Papers, 1970-1975

Unprocessed mss. 81-17: Richard A. Twedell Papers, 1956-1979

Unprocessed mss. 82-14: Richard A. Twedell Papers, 1950-1981

Unprocessed mss. 82-23: Richard A. Twedell Papers, 1977-1979

AR44: Samuel A. Twedell Papers, 1915-1963

AR124: Samuel A. Twedell Papers, 1954-1968

AR263: Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, District 5, Agreements, 1959-1978

AR51: United Packinghouse Food and Allied Workers, District No. 5, Fort Worth, Texas, 1938-1972

AR52: Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Local 103, Houston, Texas, 1941-1969


Administrative Information

Citation

Richard A. Twedell Papers, AR264, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Deposit, 1981.

Accessioned as number 81-10.


Container List

 

Box Folder
1 1 AFL-CIO 1976, undated
Memoranda, booklets.
2 AMCBW (Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen) 1975-1976
Financial statements, audits.
3 AMCBW Health and Welfare Fund 1974-1976
Annual reports.
4 AMCBW Health and Welfare Fund January-June, 1975
Announcements, correspondence, proposals.
5 AMCBW Health and Welfare Fund July-December, 1975
Correspondence, list of benefits, agreement.
6 AMCBW Health and Welfare Fund 1976, undated
Correspondence, reports, booklet.
7 AMCBW Health and Welfare Fund 1974-1975
Financial statements, operating statements.
8 AMCBW Health and Welfare Fund 1976
Operating statements.
9 AMCBW Health and Welfare Fund 1974-1976
Minutes.
10 AMCBW Health and Welfare Trust Fund No. 2 1975-1976, undated
Form, agreements, reports, benefit plan.
11 AMCBW Health and Welfare Trust Fund No. 2 1974-1975
Correspondence, list, worksheet.
Box Folder
2 1 AMCBW Health and Welfare Trust Fund No. 2 1976
Correspondence.
2 AMCBW Health and Welfare Trust Fund No. 2 1974-1975
Financial statements, operating statements.
3 AMCBW Health and Welfare Trust Fund No. 2 1976-1977
Operating statements, financial statement.
4 AMCBW Health and Welfare Trust Fund No. 2 1975-1976
Agendas, minutes.
5 AMCBW Health and Welfare Trust Fund No. 2 1976
Trust agreement.
6 AMCBW Union and Industry Pension Fund 1976
Agreement and declaration of trust.
7 AMCBW Union and Industry Pension Fund 1975-1976, undated
Correspondence, agreement form, report, consent resolution, booklet.
8 AMCBW Union and Industry Pension Fund 1974-1976
Audits.
9 AMCBW Union and Industry Pension Fund 1976
Pension plan.
10 AMCBW Union and Industry Pension Fund 1976
Rules and regulations for Plan D.
11 AMCBW Union and Industry Pension Fund Meetings July and October 1975-
Minutes
12 AMCBW Union and Industry Pension Fund Meeting July, 1976-
Minutes
13 AMCBW Union and Industry Pension Fund Special Meetings 1976
Minutes.
Box Folder
3 1 AMCBW Union and Industry Pension Fund Special Meetings (continued) 1975
Minutes.
2 AMCBW Union and Industry Pension Fund Special Meetings (continued) 1974
Minutes.
3 AMCBW Union and Industry Pension Fund Special Meetings (continued) 1975
Minutes.
4 AMCBW Retirement Plan 1975-1976
Actuarial report.
5 AMCBW Retirement Plan 1976
Memoranda, amendments, form.
6 AMCBW Retirement Plan and Trust Fund 1976
Memoranda, amendments.
7 AMCBW Retirement Plan and Trust Fund 1976
Sumons (Nicholas M. Blassie vs. AMCBW).
8 AMCBW Retirement Plan Trustees Meeting 1974
Agenda and minutes.
9 AMCBW Retirement Plan Trustees Meeting July, 1975
Agenda and minutes.
10 AMCBW Retirement Plan Trustees Meeting December, 1975
Agenda and minutes.
11 AMCBW Retirement Plan Trustees Meeting April, 1976
Agenda and minutes.
12 AMCBW Retirement Trust Fund 1975-1976
Audits.
Box Folder
4 1 AMCBW Retirement Trust Fund 1975-1976
Statistical analysis.
2 Agreements (miscellaneous) 1974-1977
3 American Home Products Corporation 1975
Financial and contract analysis.
4 Amstar Corporation 1975-1976
Pension plan report form, actuarial report, mailgram, correspondence, agreement, memorandum of agreement, annual report.
5 Amstar Corportion 1974, 1976
Legal documents.
6 Armour Food Company 1975-1976
Correspondence, agreement.
7 Azar Nut Company 1975
Correspondence, NLRB charge.
8 Belsky, Joseph 1976
Correspondence.
9 Between Us 1915-1976
10 Blade 1975-1976
11 R. N. Blomquist and Company 1976
Correspondence.
12 Borden, Inc. 1975
Financial and contract analysis.
13 The Butcher Workman (containing biographies of Richard Twedell and Harry Poole) 1969, 1976
14 Cal-Tex Meat Processors 1976
Report, NLRB petitions and notices, correspondence, telegram.
15 Campbell Soup Company 1976
Letter, NLRB notices and petitions, survey.
16 Cattle Kill Survey Assignments 1971, undated
Lists, survey sheets, memoranda, correspondence.
17 Christmas Greetings 1915, 1976
Box Folder
5 1 Civil Rights 1975-1976
Memoranda, correspondence, conference report, copy of article, booklet.
2 Committee on Political Education 1975
Correspondence, memoranda, list of contributors.
3 Committee on Political Education 1976
Correspondence, newspaper article, memoranda, audit.
4 Constitutions 1912, 1976
5 Contract Proposals 1975-1976
6 Convention (1976) 1976
Correspondence, report, proceedings.
7 Convention Reservations 1976
8 Corporations (A-I) 1975-1976
Correspondence, proposals, NLRB petitions, decision, and charges, NLRB hearing, sample ballot.
9 Corporations (K-W) 1975-1976
Correspondence, report, NLRB charges, contract, NLRB decision.
10 Court Cases (miscellaneous) 1971, 1976
Decision, correspondence, complaint.
11 Coyle, Stephen V. 1975-1976
Correspondence, grievance.
12 Cudahy Company 1976
News release, agreement.
13 The Cut Up 1975-1976
Box Folder
6 1 Dallas Packinghouse Survey 1976
Target sheets.
2 Jimmy Dean Meat Company 1975-1976
Correspondence.
3 Jimmy Dean Meat Company 1975-1976
Legal documents.
4 Jimmy Dean Meat Company 1976
Legal documents.
5 Jimmy Dean Meat Company 1974-1976
Schedule, notes, proposals, agreement, legal documents, printed material.
6 Jimmy Dean Meat Company 1975-1976, undated
Letter, announcement, audit report, notice, notes, cost estimate, list of wage rates, forms.
7 Jacob E. Decker and Sons 1976
Correspondence, legal documents.
8 Dinners (honorary) 1976
Printed material, press releases, form letters, reprints, prospectus.
9 District Directors 1975
Memoranda.
10 District Directors 1976
Memoranda, list, mailgrams.
Box Folder
7 1 District Directors Meeting July 15, 1975
Minutes
2 District Five Council 1975
Financial statement, convention program, list of board members.
3 District Five Retail Committee 1975-1976
Memoranda, wage survey, letter, list.
4 District Union 271 1976
Letter, agreement.
5 District Union 327 1975-1976
Correspondence, election results, petition, constitution, financial statements.
6 District Union 430 1975
Letter, agreements.
7 A. D. Downer vs. AMCBW 1975
Correspondence, legal documents.
8 A. D. Downer vs. AMCBW 1976
Correspondence, legal documents.
9 A. D. Downer vs. AMCBW 1975
Deposition, volume II.
10 A. D. Downer vs. AMCBW 1975
Deposition, volume III.
11 Peter Eckrich and Sons, Inc. 1976
Correspondence, NLRB charge.
12 Education 1975-1976
Memoranda.
Box Folder
8 1 Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 1974-1975, undated
Descriptive and interpretive material.
2 Exchange Bank and Trust Company 1975-1976
Correspondence, agreement.
3 Fleet Cars 1976
Correspondence.
4 Food Industry Contract Expirations 1976
5 Forms 1975
Memoranda, forms.
6 Furr's, Inc. 1975-1976
NLRB decision, correspondence, award, copy of newspaper article, booklet, agreement, schedule.
7 Garcia, Franklin 1975-1976
Affidavit, correspondence, reports.
8 General Foods 1975- 1976
(See also Maxwell House and Oscar Mayer and Company)
Mailgram, proposed retirement plan, memorandum of agreement, correspondence, proposed changes of agreement.
9 Gorman, Patrick E. 1975
Correspondence (from).
10 Gorman, Patrick E. 1976
Correspondence (from).
11 Gorman, Patrick E. 1975-1976
Correspondence (to).
12 Handy-Andy 1976
Dun and Bradstreet reports, letter.
13 Health Care Study 1976
14 Hendrix Foods, Inc. 1975
NLRB petition, notice and charge, letter.
Box Folder
9 1 John Herling's Labor Letter 1974-1975
2 John Herling's Labor Letter 1976
3 Hinky Dinky Stores 1975
Proposal, agreement
4 Holleman, Mamie A. 1973-1975
Medical forms, correspondence.
5 "The Holly Farms Case" 1971
6 Hunt-Wesson Foods, Inc. 1976
Memorandum of agreement, correspondence, notice, notes.
7 Institute on Organizing Techniques 1976, undated
Correspondence, brochures, evaluation forms, lists.
8 International Executive Board January-March, 1975
Memoranda.
9 International Executive Board April-June, 1975
Memoranda.
10 International Executive Board July-September, 1975
Memoranda.
11 International Executive Board October-December, 1975
Memoranda.
12 International Executive Board January-March, 1976
Memoranda.
Box Folder
10 1 International Executive Board April-June, 1976
Memoranda.
2 International Executive Board July-August, 1976
Memoranda.
3 International Executive Board September-December, 1976
Memoranda.
4 International Executive Board Bulletin 1975-1976
5 International Executive Board Meeting December 9-12, 1974-
Minutes
6 International Executive Board Meeting July 16-17, 1975-
Minutes
7 International Executive Board Meeting January 19-21, 1976-
Minutes
8 International Executive Board Meeting March 29-31, 1976-
Minutes
9 International Executive Board Meeting November 26-30, 1976-
Minutes
10 Iowa Beef Processors 1976, undated
Analysis of company, legal documents, proposal analysis.
11 Johnson, William D. 1975
Correspondence.
12 Kelly and Associates, Inc. 1975-1976
Correspondence, contract.
13 Kimbell Foods, Inc. 1975-1976
Correspondence, legal document, financial reports.
14 Kroger Company 1975-1976
Correspondence, legal document, wage schedule.
15 Legal Opinions 1975-1976
16 Local Union 171 1975-1976
Correspondence, NLRB charge, statement, credentials, telegram, progress reports, resolution.
Box Folder
11 1 Local Union 173 1975-1976
Correspondence, petition, notice.
2 Local Union 276 1975-1976
Correspondence.
3 Local Union 342 1974-1976
Correspondence, report.
4 Local Union 371 1976
Reports, newsletters.
5 Local Union 391 1974-1976
Agreement, correspondence, legal opinions, report.
6 Local Union 391 1976
Correspondence, contract proposals, settlement proposal.
7 Local Union 408 1974-1976
Correspondence, grievance, memorandum of agreement, NLRB charges, program.
8 Local Union 425 1975-1976
Correspondence, financial report, contract proposals.
9 Local Union 425 1976
Correspondence, leaflet, financial report, petition.
10 Local Union 426 1975-1976
Correspondence.
11 Local Union 431 1976
Correspondence, photographs.
12 Local Union 433 1974, 1976
Correspondence, booklet.
13 Local Union 505 1975-1976
Correspondence, telegrams, petition, NLRB charge.
14 Local Union 540 1975-1976
Correspondence, legal document, program, proposal, resolutions.
15 Local Union 592 1975-1976
Correspondence, memorandum, list of contract changes, newsletter.
16 Local Union 606 1975-1976
Correspondence.
17 Local Union 644 1974-1976
Financial statement, operating statements, correspondence, memoranda.
Box Folder
12 1 Local Union P-54 1975-1976
Correspondence, grievance, resolution.
2 Local Union P-722 1975-1976
Correspondence.
3 Local Union P-777 1972, 1974-1975
Constitution, grievances, correspondence.
4 Local Union P-1101 1976
Correspondence, petition, financial report.
5 Local Union P-1101 1976
Correspondence, legal document, list, contract proposals.
6 Local Union P-1124 1975-1976
Correspondence, pension plan.
7 Local Union P-1167 1975-1976
Correspondence.
8 Local Union P-1170 1975-1976
Correspondence, list of changes of officers, survey outline.
9 Local Union P-1200 1975-1976
Correspondence, grievance, list of candidates.
10 Local Union P-1229 1975-1976
Correspondence.
11 Local Union P-1420 1975-1976
Correspondence.
12 Local Union P-1476 1975-1976
Correspondence.
13 Local Unions 1975
Memoranda.
14 Local Unions 1976
Memoranda.
15 Local Unions (Other) 1975-1976
Correspondence, report, retirement plan, memorandum of agreement, list of officers
Box Folder
13 1 Local Unions (with Armour Master Agreement) 1975-1976
Memoranda, contract summary.
2 Local Unions (with Cudahy Master Agreement) 1975-1976
Memoranda.
3 Local Unions (with Hormel Master Agreement) 1976
Memoranda, agreement.
4 Local Unions (with Morrell Master Agreement) 1975-1976
Memoranda, agreement.
5 Local Unions (with Swift Master Agreement) 1975-1976
Memoranda, agreement.
6 Local Unions (with Wilson Master Agreement) 1975-1976
Memoranda, agreement.
7 Lutty, Anthony 1975-1976
Correspondence.
8 Mauser, Steve 1975-1976
Correspondence, report.
9 Maxwell House 1976
Notice, NLRB charge, agreements.
10 Oscar Mayer and Company 1975-1976
Agreements, correspondence.
11 Membership Survey 1975
12 Milwaukee Strike 1975
Memorandum, correspondence, legal documents.
13 Miscellaneous 1975-1977
Correspondence, lists, noise testimonial, bonus information, notice, booklet, resolutions, press release, reports, statistics.
Box Folder
14 1 Missouri Beef Company 1975-1976
Correspondence, telegrams, lists, report, proposal.
2 Mitchell, H. L. 1976
Correspondence, minutes.
3 Mullinax, Wells, Mauzy and Baab, Inc. 1975
Statements.
4 National Legislative Conference 1975
Conference material.
5 Negotiations 1976
List of agreements.
6 News Releases 1975-1976
7 Newsletters (A-O) 1975-1976
8 Newsletters (R-W) 1975-1976
9 Newspaper Clippings January-June, 1975
10 Newspaper Clippings July-December, 1975
11 Newspaper Clippings 1976
12 Packerland Packing Company 1975-1976
Correspondence, NLRB decisions.
13 Packinghouse Conference 1976
Fact book.
14 Packinghouse Wage Survey 1973, 1976
15 Pension Funds 1975-1976
Articles.
Box Folder
15 1 Peyton Packing Company, Inc. 1976
NLRB petitions, charges, and notices, correspondence.
2 Poole, Harry R. 1975-1977
Correspondence.
3 Printed Material 1974-1976, undated
4 Queen's Supermarket 1975-1976
Correspondence, NLRB petition.
5 Ramon, Marion 1975-1976
Correspondence, load list.
6 A. Philip Randolph Institute 1975-1976
Memoranda, program.
7 Regional Organizing Conference 1978
Lists of food companies.
8 Regional Organizing Conference 1978
Program and printed material.
9 Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren, Norris and Rieselbach 1976
Correspondence.
10 Request for Strike Sanction 1975-1976
Forms.
11 Retail Settlements 1974
Report.
12 Retirement Plan and Trust Fund 1975
Memoranda.
13 Reynolds Research and Manufacturing Corporation 1976
NLRB form letters and charges.
14 Sacco Brothers Food Market 1975
NLRB form letters and petition.
15 Safeway Stores, Inc. 1975-1977
Correspondence, NLRB charges, legal documents, mailgrams, notices of election, contract list, NLRB petition.
16 Safeway Stores, Inc. 1974-1976, undated
Agreements, contract proposal.
Box Folder
16 1 Schacter, Leon 1975-1976
Memoranda.
2 Scholarships 1970-1973, 1981
Correspondence, news release, announcement, applications.
3 Scholarships 1970-1972
Correspondence, applications, grade transcripts.
4 Scholarships 1973-1975
Correspondence, applications, grade transcripts.
5 Scholarships 1976-1978
Correspondence, applications, grade transcripts.
6 Scholarships 1979
Correspondence, applications, grade transcripts.
7 Seabrook Farms Company, Inc. 1974-1976
Agreements, correspondence, newspaper article.
8 Secretaries of Local Unions 1975
Memoranda.
9 Secretaries of Local Unions 1976
Memoranda.
10 Martin E. Segal Company 1975-1976
Correspondence, memoranda, newsletters.
Box Folder
17 1 Martin E. Segal Company 1976
Memoranda, newsletter, correspondence, reports, suggested agenda.
2 Shop-Rite Foods, Inc. (Piggly Wiggly) 1973, 1975-1976
Correspondence, memorandum of understanding, agreements, NLRB notices.
3 Skaggs-Albertson's 1976, 1978, undated
Printed material concerning insurance, investment and pension plans.
4 Speeches 1975
5 Staff Reports 1976
6 Staff Vacations 1975-1976
Memorandum, correspondence.
7 Study Committee 1976
Memorandum, minutes.
8 Supreme Beef Company 1976
NLRB decision, amendment and notice, letter.
9 Survey 1972
Correspondence, cattle kill survey.
10 Sweeney and Company 1975-1976
Correspondence, NLRB charge.
11 Swift and Company 1975-1976
Correspondence, memoranda, notices, NLRB material, contract recommendations, summary of proposed agreement, complaint.
12 T and N Lone Star Warehouse Company 1976-1977
NLRB material.
13 Talarico, Sam 1976
Correspondence, list, invoices.
14 Tarrant County Central Labor Council 1976
Memoranda, notice.
15 Teamsters Local Union 577 1975
Notice, flier, memoranda.
16 Tex-Tan Welhausen 1975
Correspondence.
17 Texas AFL-CIO 1975-1976
Memoranda, correspondence.
18 Trip Reports 1976
19 Twedell, Richard A. 1975-1976
Correspondence (from).
20 Twedell, Richard A. January-May, 1975
Correspondence (to).
21 Twedell, Richard A. June-December, 1975
Correspondence (to), photograph, appraisals, application, speech.
Box Folder
18 1 Twedell, Richard A. January-May, 1976
Correspondence (to), speech, credentials.
2 Twedell, Richard A. June-December, 1976
Correspondence (to), printed material.
3 Unorganized Plants undated
Report.
4 Weaver, Paulia 1975-1976
Correspondence (from).
5 Weaver, Paulia 1975-1976
Correspondence (to).
6 What's Happening Now 1975-1976
7 Williams, Arnold A. 1975
Correspondence.
8 Wishart, James H. 1975-1976
Correspondence, memoranda.
9 Workshop No. 3 1976
Agenda.