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Guide to the New York Metro Area Postal Union Photographs PHOTOS 011

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
10th Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Hui-Min Tsen. Edited by Nicole Greenhouse for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description, 2013

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 30, 2018
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Content Note

This collection of approximately 2500 photographs (many are copy prints for the Union's publication, The Union Mail) documents the concerns of the New York Metro Area Postal Union's membership over a twenty-five year period (1955-1981). Images of rallies and demonstrations show the issues around which the union organized and the changing language for those demands. Of special interest are the shots of the union's delegation leaving for the 1963 March on Washington. In addition, the collection also includes photoprints of individuals, bargaining sessions, and national conventions. There are some images of union-sponsored social groups, such as the chess club and bowling team. The union's lobbying is reflected in images of local and national union leadership with various politicians including John F. Kennedy, Robert F. ("Bobby") Kennedy, Kenneth Keating, and Congressman John Lindsay. The collection also contains a significant number of negatives.

The original folder titles for the photographs as received from the union have largely been retained, but the information in them, and on the backs of many of the photographs as well, is not always accurate.


This collection is arranged into twenty-eight series.

Series I: Individuals
Series II: Group Portraits with Union Officials
Series III: Congressional Visits
Series IV: Meetings
Series V: Stewards
Series VI: Group Portraits of Union Officials at Events
Series VII: House/Senate Members Visit the Union
Series VIII: Membership Meetings
Series IX: Delegates
Series X: Installation of Officers
Series XI: Conventions/Conferences
Series XII: Boards/Committees/Councils
Series XIII: Women's Auxiliary
Series XIV: Demonstrations/Rallies
Series XV: Signs/Billboards
Series XVI: Elections
Series XVII: Contracts
Series XVIII: Dinners/Parties
Series XIX: Award Ceremonies
Series XX: Classes/Seminars
Series XXI: Workplaces
Series XXII: Union Office Staff
Series XXIII: The Union Mail
Series XXIV: Sports/Recreation
Subseries A: Baseball
Subseries B: Softball
Subseries C: Basketball
Subseries D: Bowling
Subseries E: Chess
Subseries F: Handball
Subseries G: Miscellaneous
Series XXV: National Federation of Postal Clerks, Local 10 (New York)
Series XXVI: Miscellaneous
Series XXVII: Addendum
Series XXVIII: Negatives