A Guide to the Fort Worth Trades Assembly Records, 1901-1936
Founded in 1894, the Fort Worth Trades Assembly brought together Tarrant County labor and trade unions for tailors, plasterers, barbers, printers, and others associated with the American Federation of Labor (AFL). In 1957, the Assembly merged with the Tarrant County Industrial Union Council (CIO) to form the Tarrant County Central Labor Council of the AFL-CIO.
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Consisting of minute books, the Fort Worth Trades Assembly Records, 1901-1936, document the administration of the Fort Worth Trades Assembly and its affiliation with several member unions for tailors, plasterers, barbers, and printers. The collection concerns city charters, meeting halls, working conditions, finances, and the Assembly’s affiliation with the American Federation of Labor.
This collection is open for research use.
Fort Worth Trades Assembly Records, 1901-1936, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers