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SEIU Administrative Services Department Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR001886
Record formats include requisitions, correspondence, floor plans and blueprints, and photographs of construction and building artwork. Additionally included in the collection are some administrative records from Carole Poling during her time as Special Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer. These records primarily include requests from SEIU International leaders John Sweeney, Richard Cordtz, and Bob Welsh, as well as Canadian financial records (receipts and expenses).

Dates

  • 1974 - 1986
  • Majority of material found within 1982 - 1984

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

3 Linear Feet (3 SB)

Abstract

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. During the early 1980s SEIU sought new office space and constructed a new building at 1313 L Street, Washington, D.C. The materials within the SEIU Administrative Services Department Records are primarily from Eileen McCormick, the SEIU supervisor of the new construction project, and detail the process of building this new space. Record formats include requisitions, correspondence, floor plans and blueprints, and photographs of construction and building artwork. Additionally included in the collection are some administrative records from Carole Pooling during her time as Special Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer. These records primarily include requests from SEIU International leaders John Sweeney, Richard Cordtz, and Bob Welsh, as well as Canadian financial records (receipts and expenses).

History

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was founded in 1921 as a union of flat janitors. Over the years it has grown in size and scope, now comprising three divisions: healthcare, property services, and public services. During the early 1980s SEIU sought new office space and constructed a new building at 1313 L Street, Washington, D.C. The materials within the SEIU Administrative Services Department Records are primarily from Eileen McCormick, the SEIU supervisor of the new construction project, and detail the process of building this new space.

Arrangement

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

The Administrative Services Department of the Service Employees International Union Records were deposited by SEIU at the Reuther Library in 1997. The Reuther Library serves as the official repository for SEIU.

Related Materials

SEIU Executive Office: John Sweeney Records, SEIU Secretary-Treasurer’s Office: International Executive Board Records, SEIU Secretary-Treasurer’s Office: Richard Cordtz Records

Transfers

Photographs (see Audiovisual Department) have been moved to the Reuther’s Audiovisual Department.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Alexandra A. A. Orchard on March 21, 2013.
Title
Guide to the SEIU Administrative Services Department Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Alexandra A. A. Orchard.
Date
2013-03-21
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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