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United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners, Local 372 (Lima, Ohio) - MS 36

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

Introduction

The records of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, Local 372 were transferred to the Center for Archival Collections on June 20, 1977, by Stephen P. Gietschier, Co-Director of the Ohio Labor History Project with the cooperation of Robert Wallace, Local 372 Business Representative. The collection, consisting of one-third linear foot of material, spans the years 1917-1958, and includes regular and executive board meeting minutes, five pieces of correspondence, and a few miscellaneous items. The minutes are the most complete series in this collection, documenting the years 1941-1952. The remaining materials are brief and incomplete.

Literary and property rights have been dedicated to the public and duplication is permitted for the purpose of preservation and scholarly research. The collection was inventoried and processed by Joanne Passet, a graduate assistant employed by the Ohio Labor History Project, and the register was completed in September 1980.

Agency History

Materials documenting the history of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, Local 372 are not currently available. The local's office is located (1997) at 1975 North West Street, Lima, Ohio, 48501. Mr. William E. Allen serves as Business Manager.

Scope and Content

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, Local 372 collection spans the years 1917-1958. However, the majority of the material documents the period 1941-1952. Regular and executive board meeting minutes are available from September 3, 1941 to December 17, 1952. In addition to the minutes, the collection includes five pieces of correspondence (1917, 1946, 1948, and 1949) concerned with various aspects of union business, ballots for union elections (1951-1952), a 1948 list of delegates to the Lima Building Trades Council, a 1955 labor agreement, and a booklet "Working Rules and Trade Autonomy" (1958).

Series Description

PROCEEDINGS

MINUTES--REGULAR AND EXECUTIVE BOARD
September 3, 1941-December 17, 1952.
Arranged chronologically
Contains information on membership, bills approved, business agent's reports, resolutions, financial reports, attendance records of officers, legislative issues, business with other companies and unions. Also includes some executive board meeting minutes.

BALLOTS
1951-1952.
Arranged chronologically
Four ballots for Local 372 elections.

DELEGATES TO LIMA CENTRAL LABOR UNION
1948.
List of delegates and alternates with addresses included.

REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP
n.d.
Handwritten paragraph of requirements for membership in union.

CORRESPONDENCE

CORRESPONDENCE

December 26, 1917, August 29, 1946, November 6, 1946, January 14, 1948, March 18, 1949.
Arranged chronologically
Concerns various aspects of the Local's business, including a charge against a member, Albert Height.

LEGAL DOCUMENTS

AGREEMENT
January 1, 1955.
Booklet containing an agreement of the North Central Ohio District of the Council of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, American Federation of Labor.

PRINTED MATERIAL

BOOKLET
1958.
"Working Rules and Trade Autonomy"--printed by the North Central Ohio District Council.

Inventory

Box 1

Folders
  1. Minutes, Meeting, September 3, 1941-July 17, 1946
  2. Minutes, Meeting, July 24, 1946-May 4, 1949
  3. Minutes, Meeting, May 15, 1949-December 17, 1952
  4. Ballots, 1951-1952
  5. Correspondence, December 26, 1917, August 29, 1946, January 14, 1948, March 18, 1949
  6. Delegates, Lima Central Labor Union, 1948
  7. Requirements for Membership, n.d.
  8. Agreement, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, January 1, 1955
  9. Working Rules and Trade Autonomy, 1958

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