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Guide to the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council Photographs PHOTOS.097

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Bonnie Gordon

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 06, 2014
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

   , August 2014

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council.
Creator: New York Hotel Trades Council.
Title: New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1944-1999
Abstract: The New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council was born in of Depression-era struggles to improve conditions for employees of New York City hotels, restaurants and private clubs. In April of 1938 the Council was formed as an umbrella group of five AFL-affiliated unions and given sole authority to bargain for those unions. Over the years many other independent unions and locals have affiliated with the Council. The Council took on the work of administering welfare funds and running training and community service programs for its affiliates as a group. This collection contains photographic prints, negatives, and photograph albums from the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council. Images depict union officers, staff, and departments; union activities including sports, education, elections, and picket lines; and union members at work in hotels.
Quantity: 15.5 linear feet in 15 record cartons and 1 manuscript box
Call Phrase: PHOTOS.097