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United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 198 Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Local 198 (Dallas, Tex.)
Title: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 198 Records
Dates: 1953-1968, 1986
1953-1968
Abstract: The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 198 was chartered on July 10, 1886 and was located in Dallas, Texas. Records contain correspondence, financial records, reports, legislative bills, newsletters, legal documents, handbooks, and booklets.
Identification: AR84
Extent: 2 boxes (0.83 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 198 was chartered on July 10, 1886 and was located in Dallas, Texas. It celebrated its 100th year in existence in 1986.


Scope and Contents

Records contain correspondence, financial records, reports, legislative bills, newsletters, legal documents, handbooks, and booklets. Correspondence includes communications with national headquarters, Local 198 members, other Locals, and the following labor organizations: the Dallas Building and Construction Trades Council, Dallas AFL-CIO Council, Texas State Building and Construction Trades Council, and the Texas State AFL-CIO. Materials also include correspondence, minutes, financial reports, and working conditions reports of the Texas State Council of Carpenters (1954-1968), a newsletter pertaining to jurisdictional disputes, and the 100th anniversary booklet of Local 198.


Organization

Materials are arranged in 16 folders by document type and therein chronologically.

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
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Local 198 (Dallas, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Carpenters--Labor unions--Texas--Dallas--History--Sources.
Labor unions--Texas--Dallas--History--Sources.
Places
Dallas (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Administrative Information

Citation

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 198 Records, AR84, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 1972, 1986.


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 Financial Reports (mostly monthly, some quarterly, semi-annual and annual), July 1953 - November 1963
2 Blood Bank (some monthly reports and other data concerning the local's blood bank), February 1958 - September1961
3 Local's Sick List and Notices (primarily reports on sick and injures list, notices to members), 1956-1963
4 Personal Correspondence from the local individual members, 1954, 1960, 1961
5 Personal Correspondence from individual members to the Local (primarily telling of sickness or injury and asking the union to pay their dues during interim), 1956-1962
6 Correspondence from Local to persons outside the Local, 1957
7 Correspondence from Outside persons or Organizations to the Local, 1955-1963
8 Correspondence with National Headquarters, 1953-1967 (not all years included)
9 Dallas Building and Construction Trades Council (primarily correspondence), 1957-1962 (irregular)
10 Dallas AFL-CIO Council (correspondence between the Local and the Council), 1956-1962
Box Folder
2 1 Texas State Building and Construction Trades Council (correspondence), 1957, 1961-1963, 1968
2 Texas State AFL-CIO (also Texas State Federation of Labor), (correspondence and analyses of six state senate bills), 1954-1963 (erratic)
3 Texas State Council of Carpenters (primarily state-wide information on jobs, financial reports, minutes of meetings, state political information), 1954-1962, 1966-1968
4 Jurisdictional Decisions (monthly reports of labor disputes acted upon by the National Joint Board for Settlement of Jurisdictional Disputes), February 1960 - December 1963
5 Miscellaneous, 1954-1967
6 100th Anniversary Brochure, 1986