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International Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Iron Workers, Local 481 Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: International Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Iron Workers. Local 481 (Dallas, Tex.)
Title: International Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Iron Workers, Local 481 Records
Dates: 1935-1961, 1988
1935-1961
Abstract: Local 481 of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Iron Workers was initially organized as Local 59, the first Iron Workers local to be organized in Texas. After Local 59 lost its charter in 1934 during the Depression, it was reorganized as Local 481 with many of the same members. This collection contains minutes, photographs, membership lists, a certificate, and a history of Locals 59 and 481.
Identification: AR170
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 first Iron Worker local to be organized in Texas was Local 59 of Dallas, Texas. Local 59 was chartered in 1909 with 21 members and, beginning in 1916, held regular meetings at the Dallas Labor Temple. Due to indebtedness incurred during the Depression, Local 59's charter was lifted in July, 1934. In December, 1934, the Local reorganized as Local 481 with many of the same members of Local 59 and was granted a new charter.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains minutes (1940-1961), Executive Board minutes (1952-1961), Joint Apprenticeship Committee minutes (1953-1955, 1977-1984), membership lists (1935- 1956), photographs (1966, 1968, and undated), a certificate (1980), and a history of Locals 59 and 481 (1988). The membership lists are photocopies from dues books. Photographs include images of construction projects, including Texas Stadium, group photos of iron workers, and iron workers at work, and photos related to the apprenticeship program.


Organization

Materials are arranged according to document type in 17 folders. Within document type, materials are arranged in chronological order. Minute books are grouped together by type of meeting: meetings of Local 481, meetings of the Executive Board, and meetings of the Joint Apprenticeship Committee.

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 Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Iron Workers. Local 481 (Dallas, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Iron and steel workers--Labor unions--Texas--Dallas--History--Sources.
Places
Dallas (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Administrative Information

Citation

International Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Iron Workers, Local 481 Records, AR170, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 1981, 1988.


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 Minute Book, August 3, 1940 - December 15, 1947
2 Minute Book, January 5, 1948 - February 20, 1950
3 Minute Book, March 6, 1950 - August 4, 1952
4 Minute Book, August 18, 1952 - May 17, 1954
5 Minute Book, June 7, 1954 - February 18, 1958
6 Photographs, Certificate, Apprenticeship Committee minutes, 1968, 1977-1984, undated
Box Folder
2 1 Minute Book, March 3, 1958 - August 7, 1961
2 Minute Book, August 2, 1952 - March 25, 1958
3 Minute Book, March 27, 1958 - January 10, 1961
4 Minute Book, July 30, 1953, September 1, 1954 - August 18, 1955
5 Membership Lists, 1935-1939
6 Membership Lists, 1940-1943
7 Membership Lists, 1944-1945
8 Membership Lists, 1947-1948
9 Membership Lists, 1950-1952
10 Membership Lists, 1953-1956
11 History of Local, 1988