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Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America & Midwestern States Joint Board Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001077
The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America Detroit and Midwestern States Joint Board Collection consists of board minutes and financial reports of the Detroit and Midwestern States Joint Board and member locals.

Important subjects in the collection: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America Local 229 Clothing workers--Michigan--Trade unions Textile industry--United States

Dates

  • 1909 - 1968
  • Majority of material found within 1940 - 1959

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 SB)

Abstract

The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America Detroit and Midwestern States Joint Board date back to 1896 as the Journeymen Tailors, now Local 229, which became part of the Amalgamated in 1936. The Amalgamated began organizing among laundry workers and retail and department store employees during the 1940's, forming the Central States Joint Board. The collection consists of records of the Joint Board and member locals, predominately covering the 1940's-1950's.

History

The beginnings of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America in Detroit go back to 1896, when the Journeymen Tailors, now Local 229 of the Detroit and Midwestern Joint Board, first organized. Local 229 became a part of the Amalgamated in 1936. A year later, cleaners and dyers Local 124 was organized under the Amalgamated banner. During the 1940s, the Amalgamated began organizing among laundry workers and retail and department store employees, who were organized into the Central States Joint Board.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Transfers

Audio recordings and several photographs received with the collection have been placed in the Archives Audiovisual Collection.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Title
Guide to the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America & Midwestern States Joint Board Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA