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United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 977 Records, :

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Local 977 (Wichita Falls, Tex.).
Title: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 977 Records,
Inclusive Dates: 1908-2000
Bulk Dates: 1968-2000
Abstract: Founded in 1881, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) represents and offers training to carpenters, cabinetmakers, millwrights, piledrivers, lathers, framers, floor layers, roofers, drywallers, and workers in forest-products and related industries. Local 977, chartered on March 6, 1906, is one of the oldest surviving labor unions in Wichita Falls, Texas. This collection is primarily comprised of applications, financial statements, and correspondence pertaining to pension, welfare, and death benefits for members of Carpenters Local 977. A ledger containing financial records (1908-1910) and minutes (1914-1915); a call to the 1936 national UBC convention; and a color print of the Carpenters' Home in Lakeland, Florida, are also included.
Identification: Unprocessed mss. 2011-114
Extent: 1 box, 2 oversize folders (1.07 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

Founded in 1881, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) represents and offers training to carpenters, cabinetmakers, millwrights, piledrivers, lathers, framers, floor layers, roofers, drywallers, and workers in forest-products and related industries. Local 977, chartered on March 6, 1906, is one of the oldest surviving labor unions in Wichita Falls, Texas. The members of Local 977 have been responsible for the construction of many historic buildings in Wichita Falls and have been very active in the community. In 2002, the most recent date on register with the Department of Labor, Carpenters Local 977 had just 79 members.


Scope and Contents

This collection is primarily comprised of applications, financial statements, and correspondence pertaining to pension, welfare, and death benefits for members of Carpenters Local 977. A ledger containing financial records (1908-1910) and minutes (1914-1915); a call to the 1936 national UBC convention; and a color print of the Carpenters' Home in Lakeland, Florida, are also included.


Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

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Index Terms

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Organizations
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.--Local 977 (Wichita Falls, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Related Material

Unprocessed mss. 2010-94: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 977 Records (1919-2001)

Unprocessed mss. 2011-57: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 977 Records (Undated)

02136Unprocessed mss. 2011-111: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Records (1906-1986)

02140Unprocessed mss. 2011-116: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Records (1953-2002)

02141Unprocessed mss. 2011-117: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Records (1924-1948)


Administrative Information

Citation

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 977 Records, 1908-2000, Unprocessed mss. 2011-114, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.