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International Brotherhood of Painters & Allied Trades (Toledo, Ohio) - MS 763

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


The records of the Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, Local 7 of Toledo, Ohio were donated to the Center for Archival Collections in October 1997 through the cooperation of Mr. Roger Kerner, Business Manager of Local 7, 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 finding aid prepared by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts in January 2002.

Agency History

Local 7, International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades is affiliated with the AFL-CIO. Its founding date in not found in the material, but the printed copy of the by-laws indicates that it was in operation and recognized as of 1978.

Currently, Painters Local Union 7 is located at 1308 W. Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43612. Further inquiry about Local 7 may be made to Roger Kerner, Business Manager.

Scope and Content

The records of Painters 7 includes one quarter linear foot of By-laws of the Local, Constitution of the International Brotherhood, Wages/Rules, a working agreement, and the Painters & Allied Trades Journal.

The collection, while limited, is useful for its contemporary documentation of the operation of a local union in northwest Ohio. The records, primarily printed materials, are scattered from 1990 to 1997.

Series Description


1959, 1978, 1995
Printed booklets containing constitution and by-laws of Local 7


1990, 1996
Printed copies of wage agreements with the Toledo Chapter of the Painting and Decorating Contractors, including an insert sheet with the wage rates updated to July 1997


Copies of the professional journal, Painters & Allied Trades Journal for Jan/Feb and Sept/Oct


Box 1


  1. Local Union By-laws, 1959, 1978
  2. International Union Constitution, 1995
  3. Wages/Rules, 1990
  4. Wage and Working Agreement, 1996
  5. Painters & Allied Trades Journal, Jan, Sept 1997

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