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Tri-Cities Central Labor and Trades Council Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: American Federation of Labor. Tri-Cities Central Labor and Trades Council (Baytown, Tex.)
Title: Tri-Cities Central Labor and Trades Council Records
Dates: 1937-1958
Abstract: Founded in 1937, the Tri-Cities Central Labor and Trades Council served as a central organizing body of labor unions located near Baytown, Texas. Records are comprised of correspondence, minutes, financial records, and legal documents and include records from the District Council of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America of Houston and Vicinity, the Houston Building Trades Council, the Texas Gulf Coast Area AFL, and the Local AFL Organizing Committee for Houston and Vicinity.
Identification: AR40
Extent: 5 boxes (1.87 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The Tri-Cities Central Labor and Trades Council was a central organizing body of labor unions located near Baytown, Texas. It was organized on November 17, 1937, and affiliated with the American Federation of Labor on November 22, 1937. Although the towns of Goose Creek, Pelly, and Baytown merged in 1947 under the name of Baytown, the union did not change its address from Goose Creek to Baytown until July, 1948. The Council was defunct by 1958 or 1959.


Scope and Contents

Records are comprised of correspondence, minutes, financial records, and legal documents. Includes minutes, rules, and by-laws of the District Council of United Carpenters and Joiners of America of Houston and Vicinity (1942-1947), minutes of the Houston Building Trades Council (1943-1947), proceedings of general conferences of the Texas Gulf Coast Area AFL (1944-1945), and minutes of the Local AFL Organizing Committee for Houston and Vicinity (1943-1944).


Organization

Materials are arranged according to document type in Boxes 1-4. Box 5 is arranged in alphabetical order by organization.

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
American Federation of Labor. Tri-Cities Central Labor and Trades Council (Baytown, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Tri-Cities Central Labor and Trades Council (Baytown, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
United Brotherood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Carpenters District Council of Houston and Vicinity (Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Building Trades Council (Houston, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
American Federation of Labor. Texas Gulf Coast Area--Records and correspondence.
American Federation of Labor. Local Organizing Committee for Houston and Vicinity (Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Labor unions--Texas--Baytown--History--Sources.
Labor unions--Organizing--Texas--Houston--History--Sources.
Central labor councils--Texas--Baytown--History--Sources.
Central labor councils--Texas--Houston--History--Sources.
Places
Baytown (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Houston (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Administrative Information

Citation

Tri-Cities Central Labor and Trades Council Records, AR40, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift.


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, 1937-May, 1938
2 Correspondence, June, 1938-December, 1938
3 Correspondence, 1939
4 Correspondence, 1940
5 Correspondence, Jan.-June 1941
6 Correspondence, July-Dec., 1941
7 Correspondence, Jan.-June, 1942
8 Correspondence, July-Dec., 1942
9 Correspondence, 1943
Box Folder
2 1 Correspondence, Jan.-July, 1944
2 Correspondence, Aug.-Dec., 1944
3 Correspondence, 1945-1946
4 Correspondence, 1947-1949
5 Correspondence, 1950-1955
6 Correspondence, 1956-1958
7 Check Stubs, 1938-1945
Box Folder
3 1 Bank Statements, 1944-1956
1a Monthly Statements, Texas State Federation of Labor, 1938-1953
1b Per Capital Receipts, AFL and AFL-CIO, 1938-1958
2 Constitution and By-Laws
3 Minutes, 1937-1938
4 Minutes, 1939-1940
5 Minutes, 1941-1942
6 Minutes, 1943-1944
7 Minutes, 1945-1957, (incomplete)
8 Executive Committee Minutes, 1938-1939, (incomplete)
9 Executive Board Minutes, 1947
Box Folder
4 1 Resolutions, 1941-1944
2 Roll Call of Delegates, 1944
3 Delegates Credentials, 1938-1945
4 Contracts and Agreements, General Tire and Rubber Co. and the Tri-Cities CLC
5 Contracts and Agreements, General Tire and Rubber Co. and the Tri-Cities CLC
6 Contracts and Agreements, General Tire and Rubber Co. and the Tri-Cities CLC
7 Contracts and Agreements, Misc., 1931-1946
8 Labor's League for Political Education, Misc. Records, 1948-1954
9 Price Decontrol Board Hearings, Testimony and Misc., 1946
10 U.S. Dept. of Labor, Misc. Records, 1945-1946
Box Folder
5 1 District Council of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America of Houston and Vicinity, Minutes, 1942-1947
2 District Council of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America of Houston and Vicinity, Rules and By-Laws
3 Houston Building Trades Council, Minutes, 1943-1947
4 Houston Building Trades Council, Business Agents' Meetings, Minutes, 1947
5 Local AFL Organizing Committee for Houston and Vicinity, Minutes, 1943-1944
6 Texas Gulf Coast Area AFL General Conference, Minutes, 1944-1945