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Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 298 Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Office and Professional Employees International Union. Local 298 (Austin, Tex.).
Title: Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 298 Records
Dates: 1952-1969
Abstract: The Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 298 was organized in 1952 in Austin, Texas. Records contain correspondence, minutes, financial records, reports, rosters of local unions, agreements, bulletins, newsletters, booklets, clippings, certificates, and memorabilia.
Identification: AR74
Extent: 4 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The Office Employees International Union, Local 298 was organized in 1952 in Austin, Texas and was comprised of office workers, the local branch stemming from the Office Employees International Union which had organized in 1945. In 1965, the organization became known as the Office and Professional Employees International Union.

Source: Office and Profesisonal Employees Interntional Union website, accessed May 5, 2015, http://www.opeiu.org/AboutOPEIU/OurHistory.aspx


Scope and Contents

Records contain correspondence, minutes, financial records, reports, rosters of local unions, agreements, bulletins, newsletters, booklets, clippings, certificates, and memorabilia. Financial records consist of receipt books and receipts and disbursements ledgers. Memorabilia consists of stickers and name badges. Also included are correspondence, minutes, financial records, and by-laws of the Southwestern Organizational Conference, an international conference of the Office Employees International Union.


Organization

Records retain original order and filing classifications. Miscellaneous Records include correspondence, mainly from the international office; minutes and financial records of the Executive Board; and rosters of local unions. The Southwestern Organizational Conference file includes correspondence, minutes, financial records, and by-laws. The American Guaranty Insurance Company file contains correspondence concerning an organizing campaign by Frank Morton, OEIU international representative, and the American Guaranty Insurance Company.

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Organizations
Office and Professional Employees International Union. Local 298 (Austin, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Labor unions--Texas--Austin--History--Sources.
Places
Austin (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Administrative Information

Citation

Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 298 Records, AR74, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 1972. Accessioned as number 72-10.


Administrative Information

Grant Support

The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.


Container List

Box Folder
1 1 Minutes, Dec. 1, 1952- Dec. 2, 1958
2 Minutes, Jan. 6, 1959- July 6, 1964 (1963 no minutes; 1964 minutes of 2 meetings)
3 Miscellaneous Records, 1952-1955
4 Miscellaneous Records, 1956
5 Miscellaneous Records, 1957
6 Miscellaneous Records, 1958-1959
7 Miscellaneous Records, 1960-1961
Box Folder
2 1 Miscellaneous Records, 1962
2 Miscellaneous Records, 1963
3 Miscellaneous Records, 1964
4 Miscellaneous Records, 1965
5 Miscellaneous Records, 1966
6 Miscellaneous Records, 1967
Box Folder
3 1 Miscellaneous Records, 1968
2 Southwestern Organizational Conference of the OEIU- Miscellaneous Records, 1954-1963
3 American Guaranty Insurance Company- Correspondence, 1956-1962
Agreement, June 6, 1956
4 Office Employees International Union- Correspondence, 1961(regarding Executive Board action on contract negotiation with labor unions)
5 Plumbers' Local 286, Austin, Agreement and Correspondence, 1957
6 Miscellaneous, 1957-1967, undated
7 Display, 1960-1970, undated
8 Receipt Book, July, 1954-May, 1956
9 Receipt Book, May, 1956- Jan., 1959
10 Receipt Book, Jan., 1959- Sept., 1960
11 Receipt Book, Sept., 1961- Feb., 1964
12 Receipt Book, Feb., 1964- May, 1966
13 Receipt Book, Feb., 1968- Sept., 1969
Folder Box
1 OS78 Receipts and Disbursements Ledger, Sept., 1952- Aug., 1954
Box Folder
OS78 2 Receipts and Disbursements Ledger, Sept., 1954- Sept., 1956
3 Receipts and Disbursements Ledger, Oct., 1956- July, 1958
4 Receipts and Disbursements Ledger, Aug., 1958- Aug., 1960
5 Receipts and Disbursements Ledger, Sept., 1960- Sept., 1962
6 Receipts and Disbursements Ledger, Oct., 1962- Oct., 1964
7 Receipts and Disbursements Ledger, Nov., 1964- Nov., 1966
8 Receipts and Disbursements Ledger, Dec., 1966- Dec., 1968