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Guide to the Charters and Certificates of Affiliation Collection GRAPHICS.003

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 11, 2018
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charters and Certificates of Affiliation Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1888-1986
Abstract: The Charters and Certificates of Affiliation Collection is an artificial collection, collected and assembled by the Tamiment Library over the course of several decades. It consists of charters and certificates from a number of trade unions and organizations, several of which have manuscript collections at the Tamiment Library. The material in the collection ranges in date from 1888 through 1986, with the bulk of material falling between the 1920s and the 1960s.
Quantity: 3 Linear Feet in 2 oversize boxes and 1 flat-file folder
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: GRAPHICS.003

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Historical/Biographical Note

The Tamiment Library, New York University, a special collection documenting the history of United States radicalism, labor, and progressive social action, accumulated this artificial collection of charters and certificates gradually over the years.

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Scope and Content Note

The Charters and Certificates of Affiliation Collection consists of charters and certificates of affiliation from trade unions and organizations, several of which have related manuscript collections at the Tamiment Library. The material in the collection ranges in date from 1888 with a charter from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America up to 1986 with a charter from the Communications Workers of America: Local 1153.

Arrangement

The Collection is arranged into two Series divided based on size. Items are arranged alphabetically.

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Boxed, 1888-1986
  2. Series II: Flat Files, 1921-1929

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Certificates.
  • Charters.

Subject Organizations

  • AFSCME
  • United Hebrew Trades
  • Young People's Socialist League
  • National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
  • Communications Workers of America. Local 1153 (Valhalla, N.Y.)
  • Hebrew Actors Union.
  • National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians. Local 15 (New York, N.Y.)
  • Screen Actors Guild
  • American Guild of Variety Artists
  • Associated Actors and Artistes of America

Subject Topics

  • Trade unions -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Because of the assembled nature of this collection, copyright status varies across the collection. Copyright is assumed to be held by the original creator of individual items in the collection; these items are expected to pass into the public domain 120 years after their creation. Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from this collection.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; Charters and Certificates of Affiliation Collection; GRAPHICS 003; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Related Archival Material

Associated Actors and Artistes of America Records (WAG 110)

Commercial Telegraphers Union Records (WAG 266)

Communications Workers of America, Local 1153 Records (WAG 132)

National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET-CWA) Records (WAG 197)

Young People's Socialist League Records (TAM 309)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials found in repository; provenance is unknown. Materials were likely separated from manuscript collections at the Tamiment Library. The following accession numbers are associated with this collection: 1950.255, NPA.1995.010, NPA.2000.033, NPA.2003.076, NPA.2005.248, NPA.2006.065, NPA.2006.069, NPA.2006.071, NPA.2008.003 and NPA.2009.003.

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Container List

Series I: Boxed, 1888-1986

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Abraham and Strauss Department Store Employees' Union
1957
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America: Certificate of Affiliation
1939
Box: 2 Folder : 1 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees: Charter
1953
Box: 2 Folder : 2 American Guild of Variety Artists: Charter (copy)
1939
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Asociacion Puertorriqueno de Artistas y Technicos del Espectaculo: Charter (copy)
1974
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America: Charter
1938
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Communications Workers of America: Local 1153: Local Charter
1975
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Communications Workers of America: Local 1153: Local Charter
1986
Box: 2 Folder : 3 German White Rats Actors Union: Charter
1919
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Hebrew Actors' Union: Charter (copy)
1924
Box: 1 Folder : 2 National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians: Certificate of Affiliation (copy)
1951
Box: 1 Folder : 2 National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians: Charter
1965
Box: 1 Folder : 2 National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians: Local 15: Charter
1968
Box: 1 Folder : 6 National Council, Distributive Workers of America, Alliance for Labor Action
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Negro American Labor Council
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 6 New York City Central Labor Council: Certificate of Affiliation
circa 1959
Box: 1 Folder : 3 New York State Industrial Union Council: Certificate of Affiliation
1938
Box: 1 Folder : 3 New York State Industrial Union Council: Charter
1938
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Retail Grocery Clerks of Essex, Hudson, Union, Bergen, and Passaic Counties of New Jersey: Local 1245: Charter
1937
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Screen Actors Guild: Charter (copy)
1935
Box: 1 Folder : 4 State, County and Municipal Workers of America: Charter
1944
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Telegraph Workers Federal Labor Union No. 22679: Charter
1941
Box: 2 Folder : 5 United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America: Charter
1888
Box: 2 Folder : 4 United Hebrew Trades of the State of New York: Charter (2 items)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Young People's Socialist League: Charter
1935
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Young People's Socialist League: Charter
1945
Box: Shared Tamiment 017 Folder : 14 Thomas E. Dewey certificate re Senate Bill Intro. No. 578
1944

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Series II: Flat-Files, 1921-1929

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Flat-file: 1 Drawer : 1 Associated Actors and Artistes of America: Charter (blank)
undated
Flat-file: 1 Drawer : 1 Commercial Telegraphers Union of North America: Certificate of Affiliation
1929
Flat-file: 1 Drawer : 1 German Actors Association: Charter
1929
Flat-file: 1 Drawer : 1 German White Rats Actors Union: (?) Branch: Charter
1921
Flat-file: 1 Drawer : 1 New York City Central Labor Council: Charter
1959

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