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United Steelworkers of America. Local 190, District 27 (Globe Steel Company, Mansfield, Ohio) - MS 733

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

 Introduction

The records of the United Steel Workers Union, Local 190-District 27, Globe Steel Company located in Mansfield Ohio, were transferred to the Center for Archival Collections on January 4th, 1997 by Eric Honneffer.

The collection is small, measuring approximately.5 linear foot and covering the years of 1942-1967. The collection focuses mainly on union activities from 1961-1966.

Literary and property rights have been dedicated to the public and duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and scholarly research. Audrey Swartz, a graduate student enrolled at Bowling Green State University, processed this collection in April of 2009.

 Agency Sketch

Information on the history and development of the Local 190 Union is currently unavailable. Local Union 190 in a part of the large United Steelworkers International Union and was Globe Steel Company's union.

The United Steelworkers Union was established May 22, 1942. The United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (United Steelworkers or USW) is the largest industrial labor union in North America. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the United Steelworkers represents workers in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. The United Steelworkers is currently affiliated with both the American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and the Canadian Labor Congress (CLC), as well as several international union federations.

The Globe Steel Company, located in Mansfield Ohio, is a location of owned by AK Steel Holding Corporation, formerly ARMCO. AK Steel is a major American steel company founded in 1900 as the American Rolling Mills Corporation. Today the company is located in West Chester, Ohio. The company has locations in: Ashland, Kentucky; Butler, Pennsylvania; Coshocton, Ohio; Mansfield, Ohio; Middletown, Ohio; Rockport, Indiana; and Zanesville, Ohio.

 Scope and Content

The Local Union 190 collection documents multiple aspects of the union's activities during the years 1961-1966. The collection, however, does contain a secretary's minute book documenting union activities from 1942-1967. The Bulk of the records address financial documents, contacts and the Union's treasury balance. These records include monthly financial statements from 1964-1965, audits reports from the USW International Union from 1965-1966 and the summary of audits for Local 190 from 1962 and 1966.

Another record series is set of documents that show the activities of the Union's Committee on Political Education (COPE). Including a certificate that was received do to their COPE efforts and a summary of their COPE collections.

A third record series includes various items from the USW International Union, including changes in the elections manual, by-laws for local unions, ballots, tally sheets, and lection results.

A very small record series deals with the establishment of Local Union 190's Committee on Civil Rights.

A second small record includes correspondence on the change in union representation to A.J. Clark.

 Series Description

PROCEEDINGS

MINUTES.
October 1942- December 1965 and n.d.
Arranged alphabetically.
Motions heard for Local 190, officers in attendance, financial statements, international union ballot. Larger minute book,1942-1965, is separate.

MEMBERSHIP RECORDS.
1965 and n.d.
Arranged alphabetically.
Includes list of members and addresses for Local 190, ballots and tally sheets for Local 190, ballots-tally sheets and election returns for International Union.

BYLAWS.
1961-1967
Arranged alphabetically.
Includes bylaws for Local Unions published by the International Union, Official Ballots for Local 190, changes of rules and resolutions adopted, rules and regulations for running the emergency welfare fund, instructions and changes for election observers, local elections manual.

CORRESPONDENCE

CORRESPONDENCE.
1965.
Arranged chronologically.
Includes the letters in regards to the change of Local Union 190’s representation to A.J. Clark.

SUBJECT/CASE FILES

INDIVIDUAL FILES, COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION
1966.
Arranged chronologically.
Includes COPE documentation and awards.

INDIVIDUAL FILES, COMMITTEE ON CIVIL RIGHTS.
1965.
Arranged chronologically.
Includes documentation on the establishment of the committee.

REPORTS

FINANCIAL
1962-1966.
Arranged alphabetically.
Audit reports for International Union, monthly financial statements for Local 190, and summary of audits for Local 190, treasurer’s summary cards with occasional attached minutes for Local 190.

LEGAL DOCUMENTS

CONTRACTS
1965.
Arranged chronologically.
Includes documents on an agreement between Globe Steel and the United Steel Workers International Union.

LEGAL DOCUMENTS, TAX NOTICE
1964, 1966 and N.D.
Arranged chronologically.
Tax notices from the Mansfield Area Trade and Industrial Council.

SCRAPBOOKS

SCRAPBOOKS.
1956-1962, 1954-1961, 1959.
Arranged chronologically.
These scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, photographs, pamphlets, correspondence, bookmark, some materials are loose, scrapbooks are bound but the covers are not intact, one being oversized.

PRINTED MATERIALS

NEWSLETTERS—THE WOOD WIND.
1954-1961, 1962-1963, 1963-1964, 1976.
Arranged chronologically.
The newsletters give information on upcoming events, news concerning the organization, and special programs.

AWARDS AND CERTIFICATES.
1954-1980.
Arranged chronologically.

PROGRAMS.
1954, 1969-1978.
Arranged chronologically.
These include installation programs regarding the installing of officers, special dinners and banquets.

PRINTED MATERIAL

BULLETIN.
1966.
Arranged chronologically.
Ohio AFL-CIO summer school information hosted at Kenyon College.

 Inventory

Box 1

Folder

  1. Local 190 Minutes, attached Financial Statements, International Union Ballot, 1965, n.d.
  2. Local 190 Motions, 1965, n.d.
  3. Ballots, Tally Sheets, and International Election Returns, 1965
  4. Local Union 190 Member Lists, n.d.
  5. Official Ballots Local Union 190, 1964, n.d.
  6. By-laws for Local Unions, 1961
  7. Interim Regulations in Article XIV, 1963
  8. Resolutions Adopted at the 16th Annual Conference of Dist. 27, 1961
  9. Rules and Regulations for Dist. 27 Emergency Welfare Fund, 1967
  10. Significant Changes in Revised Local Union Elections Manual, 1961
  11. Special instructions for Election Observers, 1965
  12. Correspondence relating to change in representation to A.J. Clark, 1965
  13. COPE Documents, and Award Certificates, 1966
  14. Establishment of Committee on Civil Rights, 1965
  15. Audit Reports, International Union, 1965-1966
  16. Monthly Financial Statements, Local Union 190, 1965, n.d.
  17. Summary of Audits, Local Union 190, 1962, 1966
  18. Treasurer's Summary Cards with Attached Minutes, Local Union 190, 1964-1965
  19. Agreement between Globe Steel and United Steel Workers, 1965
  20. Mansfield Area Trades and Industrial Council Tax Notice, 1964,1966, n.d
  21. Ohio AFL-CIO Summer School Bulletin, Kenyon College, 1966

Wrapped Oversized Materials

  1. Recording Secretary's Minute Book, Oct. 1942-Dec. 1965

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