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International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 3 - MS 33

Introduction | Agency History | Scope and Content | Series Description | Inventory


The records of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 3, were transferred to the Center for Archival Collections on August 30, 1976, by Stephen P. Gietschier, Co-Director of the Ohio Labor History Project, with the cooperation of Local 3's Corresponding Secretary, James H. Cappelletty. The collection consists of one-third linear foot of correspondence and financial records extending form 1929 to 1948. An addition was made on April 13, 1998 through the cooperation of Kristin Dusseau, graduate assistant, and Mr. Paul Urbaniak, the current business manager for Local 3, bringing the collection up through 1994.

Literary and property rights have been dedicated to the public and duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and scholarly research. Joanne Passet, a graduate assistant employed by the Ohio Labor History Project, processed the collection.

Agency History

According to the History of Organized Labor in Toledo, Ohio (1897),the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 3, organized in Toledo on January 16, 1869, as the Bricklayers and Stone Masons' International Union, No. 3 of Ohio, and was the second oldest labor organization in the city. Material documenting the historical events of this union currently are not available.

Local 3's office is presently at 4652 Lewis Avenue, Toledo, Ohio, 43624. Mr. Paul Urbaniak serves as business manager.

Scope and Content

The records of International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 3, consist primarily of correspondence and financial material. Although no minutes are available, the Local's incoming and outgoing correspondence from 1937 to 1947, and from 1977 to 1994,reveals many day-to-day union matters regarding membership,dues, benefits, constitutional changes,and business with the International and other locals.

Financial records include monthly reports for the years 1933, 1939-1948, and a financial ledger covering the years 1929-1931. Certificates of apprenticeship,dated 1947, are included as well. Certified Amendments and correspondence dating up to 1994 complete this collection.

Series Description


1937-1947, 1977, 1993, 1994
Arranged chronologically with incoming and outgoing letters filed together.
Includes information on membership, dues, benefits, apprenticeships, and business with the Ohio State Conference of Bricklayers, Masons and Plasterers International Union; the Bricklayers, Masons and Plasterers International Union of America; and other locals. In 1977, the correspondence concerns the name change of Local 3. The 1993 correspondence is from the Executive Vice President of region 5, and it concerns the implementation of Executive Council directives for Bricklayer locals.


Certification of the name change of Local 3 as issued by the Secretary of the Sate of Ohio.


1933, 1939-1948
Arranged chronologically
Includes listings of cash received, expenditures, balances. The one report for 1933 includes statistics on membership.

Arranged chronologically
Includes dates, who received money from and amounts and who paid money to and amounts.

This form is the Annual Return of Organizations Exempt from Income Tax and is filed with the IRS.


Box 1

  1. Correspondence, 1937-1940
  2. Correspondence, January-April 1941
  3. Correspondence, May-December 1941
  4. Correspondence, January-May 1942
  5. Correspondence, June-December 1942
  6. Correspondence, January-May 1943
  7. Correspondence, June-December 1943
  8. Correspondence, January-July 1944
  9. Correspondence, August-December 1944
  10. Correspondence, January-October 1945
  11. Correspondence, February-December 1946
  12. Correspondence, January-November 1947
  13. Correspondence, September - November 1977
  14. Correspondence, September 1993; December 1994
  15. Certified Amendments, November 1977
  16. Financial Reports, January 1939-January 1944
  17. Financial Reports, January 1945-January 1948
  18. Ledger, 1929-1931
  19. Monthly report, 1933
  20. Tax report, 1944
  21. Certificates of Apprenticeship, 1947

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