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Dallas Labor Unions' Educational Cooperative Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dallas Labor Unions' Educational Cooperative (Tex.)
Title: Dallas Labor Unions' Educational Cooperative Records
Dates: 1946-1970
Abstract: The Dallas Labor Unions' Educational Cooperative (DLUEC) operated the Dallas Labor Temple Building which served as a headquarters for up to 30 local trade unions. Records consist of minutes; correspondence; financial records; reports; labor agreements; credentials; and rosters. Financial records including bank statements, deposit slips, invoices, bills paid, checks and stubs, audit reports, ledger, and receipt books comprise the bulk of the materials.
Identification: AR87
Extent: 8 boxes (3.2 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The Dallas Labor Unions' Educational Cooperative (DLUEC) operated the Dallas Labor Temple Building which served as a headquarters for local trade unions. The DLUEC consisted of up to 30 labor union locals and included: Asbestos Workers Local 21; Bricklayers Local 5; Bakery Workers Local 111; Bartenders Local 547; Butchers Local 528; Battery Workers Local 1176-B; Bookbinders Local 67; Cement Finishers Local 549; Cooks, Pastry Cooks & Assistants Local 223; Carpenters Local 198; Dallas Newspaper Pressmen's Local 21; Elevator Constructors Local 21; Garment Workers Local 240; Hod Carriers Local 518; Electricians Local 59; Iron Workers Local 481; Office Employees Local 45; Operating Engineers Local 392; Painters Local 53; Plasterers Local 61; Photo Engravers Local 38; Roofers Local 123; Freight Handlers Local 6048; Sheet Metal Workers Local 25; Sign Painters Local 756; Street Carmen's Local 1338; Texaco Engineers Local 472; Typographical Local 173; Waiters Local 659; and Waitresses Local 803. The Dallas Labor Temple Building was demolished in the 1970s.


Scope and Contents

Records consist of minutes (1947-1964); correspondence (1946-1963); financial records (1948-1970); reports (1948-1954); labor agreements (1959-1965); credentials (1946-1953); and rosters. The bulk of the materials are financial records consisting of bank statements, deposit slips, invoices, bills paid, checks and stubs, audit reports, ledger, and receipt books. Minutes describe the proceedings of meetings held by the regular and executive boards.


Organization

Records consist of 1 box containing 17 folders of minutes, reports, agreements, and rosters, and an additional 7 boxes of unfoldered financial records. Materials are arranged according to document type. Materials of the same document type 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
Dallas Labor Unions' Educational Cooperative (Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Labor unions and education--Texas--Dallas--History--Sources.
Places
Dallas (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Administrative Information

Citation

Dallas Labor Unions' Educational Cooperative Records, AR87, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 1972. Accessioned as number 72-10.


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 Minutes of Executive Board Meetings, 1947-1952
2 Minutes of Regular Board Meetings, 1947-1955
3 Minutes of Regular Board Meetings, 1956-1959
4 Minutes of Regular Board Meetings, 1960-1962
5 Minutes of Regular Board Meetings, 1963-1964
6 Correspondence, 1946-1963
7 Roster, 1961, undated
8 Reports, 1948-1954
9 President's Newsletters, 1955-1962
10 Labor Agreements, 1959-1965
11 Credentials, 1946-1952
12 List of Employees, 1952-1953
13 Texas Employment Commission, 1956-1966
14 Texas Employer's Insurance Association, 1957-1967
15 Welfare Pension, 1966-1969
16 Voluntary Contributions, 1966-1969, undated
17 Miscellaneous, 1952-1965
Box
OS87 Bank Statements, Deposit Slips, Invoices and Bills Paid, 1961-1969
Box
3 Bills Paid, 1965- May, 1969
Box
4 Cancelled Checks and Stubs, Aug., 1965- May, 1969
Box
5 Cancelled Checks and Stubs, July, 1960- July, 1965
Box
OS88 Financial Statements, 1948-1950; 1970
Audit Report, 1963-1969,
General Ledger, 1951-1962
Box
7 Receipt Books, Aug., 1961- July, 1963
Box
8 Receipt Books, July, 1963- May, 1969