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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 850 Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Local 850 (Lubbock, Tex.)
Title: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 850 Records
Dates: 1946-1961
1946-1950
Abstract: The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 850 was located in Lubbock, Texas. Records are comprised of correspondence, financial records, agreement forms, photographs, speeches, and certificates.
Identification: AR92
Extent: 19 folders (0.4 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Historical Note

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 850 was located in Lubbock, Texas.


Scope and Contents

Records are comprised of correspondence, financial records, agreement forms, photographs, speeches, and certificates. The correspondence is primarily with the international president and secretary and pertains to agreements, policies, procedures, memberships, and other general matters. Financial records are receipts from the international office. Photographs include two unidentified photographs and one photograph of Delbert Keesamer of IBEW 850 and W.F. Patterson at the Southern States Apprenticeship Conference. Records also include a brief biography and papers of James C. Sharp, Business Manager and Financial Secretary for Local 850.


Organization

Materials are arranged in 19 folders by document type. Correspondence is divided into correspondence with the international president and correspondence with the international secretary. Within document type, materials are arranged in chronological order.

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.
Persons
Sharp, James C., 1924-2014--Archives.
Organizations
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Local 850 (Lubbock, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Labor unions--Texas--Lubbock--History--Sources.
Places
Lubbock (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Separated Material

By-Laws (1949, 1957, 1970) of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 850 placed in AR417: Texas Labor Archives: Constitutions, By-Laws, and Rules.


Administrative Information

Citation

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 850 Records, AR92, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift of Mr. John Lindsey, 1972. Accessioned as number 72-3.


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 Correspondence with International President, 1946
2 Correspondence with International President, 1947
3 Correspondence with International President, 1948
4 Correspondence with International President, 1949
5 Correspondence with International President, 1950
6 Correspondence with International Secretary, 1945-1946
7 Correspondence with International Secretary, 1947
8 Correspondence with International Secretary, 1948
9 Correspondence with International Secretary, 1949
10 Correspondence with International Secretary, 1950
11 Model Agreement for use with REA Cooperatives, 1945
12 Receipts from the International Office to Local 850, 1946-1948, 1955-1961
13 Miscellaneous Certificates, 1948-1958
14 James C. Sharp - Personal papers & information, 1955-1958
incomplete
15 Three Photographs - Two are identified. One picture of Delbert Keesamer of IBEW 850 and W.F. Patterson, Assistant Secretary of the Apprentice Bureau (IBEW), Washington, D.C., undated
16 Speech - Byron R. Abernathy to Democrats of Texas, Austin, Texas, May 18, 1957
17 Anonymous Speech - "State Standards of Apprenticeship for the Electrical Industry in Texas," 1949
18 Anonymous Speech - "The Working Man of the Mid-Twentieth Century," undated
19 Anonymous Speech - "Hale Aikin School Program", Slaton, Texas, 1961