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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 278 Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Local 278 (Corpus Christi, Tex.)
Title: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 278 Records
Dates: 1939-1954
Abstract: The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 278 was founded in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1926. Records are comprised of correspondence, labor agreements, bills, rulings, amendments, printed material, minutes, photographs, and wage scale, grievance, and vacation studies.
Identification: AR49
Extent: 3 boxes (1.25 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 278 is a labor union of workers in the electrical industry. It was chartered on April 24, 1926 in Corpus Christi, Texas and its first working agreement was signed on May 1, 1928.


Scope and Contents

Records are comprised of 40 folders of correspondence, labor agreements, printed material, bills, rulings, amendments, and wage scale, grievance, and vacation studies. Records also include 5 volumes of minutes and two photographs. Correspondence and labor agreements pertain mainly to individual jobs, plants, negotiations, and contracts. Minutes record and describe the proceedings of meetings held by Local 278 from 1939-1954 and the proceedings of meetings held by the Executive Board from 1940-1952. Copies of bills, rulings, and amendments pertain to labor legislation. Photographs are group photos of IBEW delegates. One photograph contains names, cities of residence, and local numbers written on reverse.


Organization

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.
Organizations
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Local 278 (Corpus Christi, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Building and Construction Trades Council (Corpus Christi, Tex.)--Records and Correspondence
Subjects
Building trades--Labor unions--Texas--Corpus Christi--History--Sources.
Labor unions--Texas--Corpus Christi--History--Sources.
Places
Corpus Christi (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Separated Material

By-Laws of Local Union No. 278 (1959) placed in AR417: Texas Labor Archives: Constitutions, By-Laws, and Rules.


Administrative Information

Citation

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 278 Records, AR49, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 1969.


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 Agreements, 1940
2 Correspondence, 1940
3 Agreements, 1941
4 Correspondence, 1941
5 Agreements, 1942
6 Correspondence, 1942
7 Wage Scale Study, 1942
8 Agreements, 1943
9 Building Trades Council, 1943
10 Business Correspondence, 1943
11 Agreements, 1944
12 Apprenticeship Correspondence, 1944
13 NLRB, 1944
14 Right-to-Work Bills, 1944
15 Agreements, 1945
16 Correspondence, 1945
17 IBEW Proposed Constitutional Changes, 1945
18 NLRB, 1945
19 Agreements, 1946
20 Building Trades Council, 1946
21 Correspondence, 1946
22 Agreements, 1947
23 Correspondence, 1947
24 Agreements, 1948
25 Correspondence, 1948
26 Agreements, 1949
27 Building Trades Council, 1949
28 Correspondence, 1949
29 Grievance Study Resume, 1949
Box Folder
2 1 Correspondence, 1950
2 Building Trades Council, 1950
3 Minimum Wage Poster, 1950
4 Building Trades Council, 1951
5 Correspondence, 1951
6 Paid Vacation Proposed Study, 1951
7 Miscellaneous, 1952
8 Agreements-Refineries, undated
9 Building Trades Council, undated
10 Union Forms, undated
11 Union Label Directive, undated
1 Minute Book, June, 1939-March, 1942
2 Minute Book, March, 1945-February, 1948
3 Minute Book, February,, 1950-February, 1954
Box Volume
3 4 Minute Book, Executive Board, July, 1940-August, 1943
5 Minute Book, Executive Board, March, 1949-January, 1952
Photographs, undated