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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I. Office Files, 1942-2000

Series II. Financial Records, 1924-1988

Series III. Printed Material, 1936-2007

University of Texas Arlington

Waco Central Labor Council Records (Waco, Tex.):

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Waco Central Labor Council (Waco, Tex.).
Title: Waco Central Labor Council Records (Waco, Tex.)
Inclusive Dates: 1924-2007
Abstract: The Waco Central Labor Council, chartered in 1901, was one of thirty-one labor councils part of the Texas AFL-CIO. The Waco Central Labor Council, which became the Central Texas Labor Council in 1992, currently encompasses the counties of Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone, McLennan and Milam. The material consists of correspondence, financial reports, ledgers, minutes, programs, and publications. Also included are a few records from the Waco Labor Temple Association, Inc., the association that owned the building housing the Waco Central Labor Council.
Identification: AR529
Extent: 3 boxes (1.25 linear feet)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The Waco Central Labor Council was one of thirty-one labor councils part of the Texas American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations AFL-CIO. Chartered on October 31, 1901, it was originally called the McLennan County Labor Council. At its inception, membership was limited to those unions in McLennan County, so the only members of the council were the Leather Workers and Horse Goods, Local 45; the Stationary Fireman’s Union; the Tailors Union, Local 96; the Federal Labor Union, 8892; and the Typographical Union, Local 188.

The Waco Central Labor Council, which became the Central Texas Labor Council in 1992, currently encompasses the counties of Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone, McLennan and Milam. The Waco Labor Temple Association, Inc. owned the building in which the Waco Central Labor Council, as well as numerous other unions, held their meetings.

Sources:


  • http://www.texasaflcio.org/index.cfm?action=article&articleID=7e3aaf7f-424e-45aa-ad78-f42fa6f748dc Accessed on Apr 20, 2009.
  • http://www.labordallas.org/hist/hist1995.htm Accessed on Apr 20, 2009.
  • U. S. Congress, Congressional Record. 107th Cong., 2d sess., 2001. E2172, Nov 29, 2001.

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Scope and Contents

The records of the Waco Central Labor Council, dated 1924 to 2007, include correspondence, minutes, annual financial reports, ledgers, documents from an AFL-CIO conference, newsletters, non-union campaign materials, and publications. The Waco Central Labor Council Records is a valuable resource for those researching labor unions in Central Texas. Materials in this collection correspond with AR27: Waco Central Labor Council Records (1919-1955).

The records are organized in three series. The first series, Office Files (1942-2000), consists of correspondence, a grievance, minutes, and union ballots of the Waco Labor Temple Association, as well as other documents related to the Waco Labor Temple Association and the building. Series II, Financial Records (1924-1988), includes annual financial reports, financial correspondence, and ledgers. Series III, Printed Materials (1936-2007), consists of documents from an AFL-CIO conference (1965), by-laws and constitutions, bumper stickers, a certificate, newsletters, non-union campaign materials, and publications.

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Organization

The records are organized in three series:
Series I. Office Files, 1942-2000. 0.5 linear ft (16 folders)
Series II. Financial Records, 1924-1989. 0.4 linear ft. (8 folders)
Series III. Printed Material, 1936-2007. 0.3 linear ft (7 folders)
Each series is arranged alphabetically by document type and thereunder chronologically.

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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.

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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
Waco Central Labor Council--Records and correspondence.
Waco Labor Temple Association--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Labor unions--Texas--Waco.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

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Related Material

AR27: Waco Central Labor Council Records (1919-1955)

AR203: A. I. (Ish) Daniel Papers (1961-1977)

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Administrative Information

Citation

Waco Labor Council Records, AR529, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift, 2008.

Accessioned as number 2008-60.

Processing Information

Duplicates of materials, general publications from the AFL/CIO, and unrelated newspaper clippings were deaccessioned.

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Container List

 

Series I. Office Files, 1942-2000

Arranged alphabetically by document type and thereunder chronologically. The series consists of correspondence, a grievance, minutes, union ballots, as well as documents related to the Waco Labor Temple Association.
Box Folder
1 1 Ballots – Waco Labor Temple Association 1959-1965, undated
Ballots for Board of Directors for Waco Labor Temple Association.
2 Correspondence – Waco Central Labor Council Nov 1959-Feb 1996
Official correspondence exchanged with Waco Central Labor Council to conduct operations.
3 Correspondence – Waco Central Labor Council Mar 1998-May 1998
Official correspondence exchanged with Waco Central Labor Council to conduct operations.
4 Correspondence – Waco Central Labor Council Jun 1998-Oct 1998
Official correspondence exchanged with Waco Central Labor Council to conduct operations.
5 Correspondence – Waco Central Labor Council Nov 1998-Oct 1999, undated
Official correspondence exchanged with Waco Central Labor Council to conduct operations.
6 Grievance Feb 4, 1999
A grievance filed against United Parcel Service.
7 Minutes Jul 17, 1963, Jul 15, 1964, Jan 20, 1982
Minutes of meetings, attendance sheets and other materials used during meetings; unclear as to whether minutes are for council or for association.
8 Minutes – Central Texas Labor Council Jan 6, 1993-Nov 3, 1993
Minutes of meetings, attendance sheets and other materials used during meetings.
9 Minutes – Central Texas Labor Council Jan 5, 1994-Dec 7, 1994
Minutes of meetings, attendance sheets and other materials used during meetings.
10 Minutes – Central Texas Labor Council Jan 4, 1995-Dec 6, 1995
Minutes of meetings, attendance sheets and other materials used during meetings.
11 Minutes – Central Texas Labor Council Jan 3, 1996-Dec 4, 1996
Minutes of meetings, attendance sheets and other materials used during meetings.
12 Minutes – Central Texas Labor Council Feb 5, 1997-Dec 3, 1997
Minutes of meetings, attendance sheets and other materials used during meetings.
13 Minutes – Central Texas Labor Council Jan 7, 1998-Dec 2, 1998
Minutes of meetings, attendance sheets and other materials used during meetings.
14 Minutes – Central Texas Labor Council Jan 6, 1999-Dec 1, 1999
Minutes of meetings, attendance sheets and other materials used during meetings.
15 Minutes – Central Texas Labor Council Jan 4, 2000-Nov 7, 2000
Minutes of meetings, attendance sheets and other materials used during meetings.
Box Folder
2 1 Waco Labor Temple Association Apr 23, 1947-May 1, 1970
Documents related to the Waco Labor Temple building and Waco Labor Temple Association elections.

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Series II. Financial Records, 1924-1988

Arranged alphabetically by document type and thereunder chronologically. The series includes annual financial reports, financial correspondence and ledgers.
Box Folder
2 2 Annual Financial Reports – Waco Central Labor Council 1958-1970
Handwritten and labor union annual financial reports.
3 Bound Annual Financial Reports – Waco Labor Temple Association 1960-1969
Contains information on assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, accounts and insurance. Some annual tax reports are attached.
4 Bound Annual Financial Reports – Waco Labor Temple Association 1970-1979
Contains information on assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, accounts and insurance. Some annual tax reports are attached.
5 Bound Annual Financial Reports – Waco Labor Temple Association 1980-1988
Contains information on assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, accounts and insurance. Some annual tax reports are attached.
6 Correspondence – finances, Waco Central Labor Council 1957-1962, undated
Correspondence exchanged between the Waco Labor Council and the Internal Revenue Service.
7 Ledger – Waco Labor Temple Association Mar 1924-Mar 1925
Contains information on stock purchases by members, with certificate numbers.
8 Ledger – Waco Labor Temple Association 1926-1928
Contains information on stock purchases by members from the Waco Labor Temple Association, with certificate numbers.
Box Folder
3 1 Ledger – Waco Labor Temple Association 1945-1949
Includes monthly expense and receipts.

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Series III. Printed Material, 1936-2007

Arranged alphabetically by document type and thereunder chronologically. Consists of documents from an AFL/CIO conference (1965), by-laws and constitutions, bumper stickers, a certificate, newsletters, non-union campaign materials, and publications.
Box Folder
3 2 Bumper stickers undated
3 By-laws and constitutions Feb 2, 1936-Jul 2, 1969
Constitution and by-laws of Waco Typographical Union, No. 188 (1936, 1954) and McLennan County Area Committee on Political Action (1958, 1969).
4 Campaign materials – non-union 1950-1972, undated
This material consists of campaign cards and flyers for candidates in McLennen County, TX and in Texas.
5 Certificate Jul 23, 1984
Certificate of Organization presented by Texas AFL-CIO to United Rubber Workers Local 312.
6 Conference materials Jan 11-14, 1965
Materials are from AFL/CIO Conference, held in Washington, D. C. Includes a draft news release and a transcript from a speech given by Vice President Elect Hubert H. Humphrey.
7 Newsletters Jul 3, 1968-Apr 20, 2007
Consists of a Texas Senate Journal (1968) and two Waco Farm and Labor Journal (2006, 2007).
8 Publications 1936-1999, undated
Consists of The Typographical Journal (1936), voting records of Texas Senators and Representatives (1963-64) and other publications relating to Waco Labor Council.

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