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Carpenters, Lathers & Floorlayers Local 248 (Toledo, Ohio) - MS 752

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


The records of Carpenters, Lathers, and Floorlayers Local 248 of Toledo, Ohio were donated to the Center for Archival Collections in November 1997 through the cooperation of Mr. Michael Grimes, Business Representative of Local 248, and Kristin Dusseau, graduate archives assistant in 1997. Literary and property rights have been dedicated to the public and duplication is permitted for the purpose of preservation and scholarly research.

The records of local 248 consist of a compilation of letters, agreements, arbitration, and minutes dating from 1903 to 1960, concerning the trade jurisdictions of the different building and construction trades unions in the Toledo area. These records are fairly linear, and are divided according to the nature of the job at hand.

Agency History

The Carpenters, Lathers, and Floorlayers 248 is a union that directly descended from the Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers' International Union, formed in the late 1800s. As a part of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 248 moved into the jurisdiction of the Carpenters union after the Lathers International Union disbanded.

Currently, Local 248 is located at 1217 Prouty Ave., Toledo, Ohio 43609. Although this collection is limited, further inquiry about the records and history of Local 248 may be made to Mr. Michael Null, or Mr. Michael Grimes Business Representatives of Local 248 respectively.

Scope and Content

The collection of the Carpenters, Lathers, and Floorlayers Local 248, while limited, is important for its documentation of trade jurisdictional negotiations and disputes which get at the heart of the job activities of building and construction trades unions in the Toledo area. The records begin in 1903, and the last entry is found dated 1960. The records are scattered from 1903 to 1940, with the bulk of the documents dating in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Essentially, the collection consists of a compilation containing exact reproductions of authentic documents, such as letters of duly elected officers of the unions, International agreements, decisions of various authorized tribunals and officers of the AFL-CIO and Building and Construction Trades Council. The book delineates the trade jurisdictions not only of the Carpenters and Lathers, but of unions like the Sheet Metal Workers, Ironworkers, and Plasterers.

The purpose of the book is to furnish Local 248 with authentic documentation of the history of their trade jurisdiction, and continues to be used by the officers today.

Series Description


Record contains reproductions of authentic documents concerning the trade jurisdictions of the Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers International Union currently used by the Carpenters, Lathers and Floorlayers Local 248.


Box 1


  1. Trade Jurisdictional Book, 1903-1960

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