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Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America, Local 661 Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America. Local 661 (Abilene, Tex.)
Title: Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America, Local 661 Records
Dates: 1919-1983
Abstract: Records document the activities of the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America, Local 661 of Abilene, Texas and are comprised of minute books (1919-1982), agreements, by-laws, constitutions, apprenticeship material, tax forms, annual reports, legal documents, membership cards, printed material, labor law manuals, correspondence (1953-1961), a wage rate directory, and financial records.
Identification: AR327
Extent: 3 boxes (1.25 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Historical Note

The Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America, Local 661 was a local labor union located in Abilene, Texas. It merged with Local 318 of Fort Worth, Texas in the early 1980s.


Scope and Contents

Records contain minute books (1919-1982), agreements, by-laws, constitutions, apprenticeship material, tax forms, annual reports, legal documents, membership cards, printed material, labor law manuals, correspondence (1953-1961), wage rate directory, and financial records.


Organization

Folders are arranged in alphabetical order. Materials within folders 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
Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America. Local 661 (Abilene, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Labor Unions--Texas--Abilene--History--Sources.
Places
Abilene (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Related Material

AR288: Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America, Local 318 Records (1905-1958)


Separated Material

The following items were removed from the collection and deaccessioned: pension fund statements, receipts, bank statements, cancelled checks and check stubs.


Administrative Information

Citation

Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America, Local 661 Records, AR327, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift of Mr. Don York, 1984. Accessioned as number 84-15.


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, 1952-1983
2 Apprenticeship and Training - Correspondence, copy of act, guidance manual, 1977
3 Blank Forms, 1974
4 Bookkeeping System - Letter, union profile, instruction book, 1982
5 By-Laws, 1956,1975,1978,1981
6 Constitutions, 1942, 1955, 1975, 1980
7 Correspondence, 1953-1983
8 Davis-Bacon Act - Guide books, memorandum, letter, 1976-1977
9 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Letter, memorandum, information reports, 1942, 1979
10 Financial Records - Employer's quarterly report, painter's craft comparison, financial statements, annual report, ledger, receipt journals, balance report, activity statements/reports, roster, memorandum, chart, 1974-1983
11 International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades - Correspondence, memoranda, directory, 1976-1983
12 Labor Law Manual, 1975
13 Labor Law Tactics,
Box Folder
2 1 Labor Organization Annual Reports and Memoranda, 1974-1980
2 Legislation - Memoranda, bulletin, booklets, pamphlet, guide, 1947-1979
3 Midwestern Texas Building and Construction Trades Council - Memorandum, wage rate directory, 1976
4 Minute Books, January 1919 - November 1924
5 Minute Book, January 1925 - July 1929
6 Minute Book, October 1929 - July 1950
7 Minute Book, August 1950 - January 1982
Box Folder
3 1 Miscellaneous - Membership cards, magazine, leaflets, minutes, curriculum synopsis, highlights of the Fair Labor Standards Act, list of passwords, instruction book, sticker, bookmarkers, sign, article, outline, brief history of collective bargaining, 1934-1982
2 National Labor Relations Board(Bowman Case) - Correspondence, legal documents, 1980
3 Painter's Insurance/Trust Fund - Leaflets, memorandum, correspondence, death certificate, records, death claim, beneficiary designation cards, 1966-1983
4 Pamphlets, Booklets, 1943, 1945, 1955
5 Pension Fund - Books, correspondence, memorandum, employee statement, trustee's report, 1973-1983
6 Political(Miscellaneous) - Booklet, notice, voting records, list, 1948-1977
7 Tax Forms, 1974-1980
8 Texas State Conference of Painters - Report, minutes, letter, chart, statement, training standards, 1947-1983
9 Texas State Federation of Labor - Program, reports, memoranda, lists, 1947-1976
10 U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division - Memoranda, correspondence, 1979-1980