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Descriptive Summary

Creator: United Hatters, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union
Source: United Hatters, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union
Source - dnr: Coleman, Gerald R.
Title: United Hatters, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1827-1978
Dates [bulk]: 1896-1934
Abstract: The United Hatters Cap and Millinery Workers International Union (UHCMW) was formed in 1934 by the amalgamation of United Hatters of North America (UHNA) and the Cloth Hat, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union (CHCMW). About two thirds of the collection consists of the separate records of these two unions prior to their merger, and of records of joint bodies established in the decade prior to the merger. The materials pertaining to the Danbury Hatters' Case comprise about one fifth of the collection. The remainder consists of records of earlier unionizing efforts among hatters, and of the UHCMW in the decades following the merger, and a set of of primary source research materials and notes compiled by Charles H. Green for his book The Headgear Workers. The collection contains minutes, scrapbooks (financial and membership records), clippings, ephemera, photographs, histories and biographies, and legal documents.
Quantity: 42 Linear Feet in 72 boxes and 1 folder in a shared oversize box.
Location: Materials stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language: Materials are in English and Yiddish.
Call Phrase: TAM.054

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Historical/Biographical Note

The United Hatters Cap and Millinery Workers International Union (UHCMW) was formed in 1934 by the amalgamation of United Hatters of North America (UHNA) and the Cloth Hat, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union (CHCMW). The United Hatters of North America (UHNA) was established in New York in 1896 as the result of the merger of two Knights of Labor-affiliated unions in the men's hat industry, the the Hat Makers and the Hat Finishers. The Cloth Hat, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union (CHCMW) was established in New York in 1901, as the United Cloth Hat and Cap Makers of North America (superceding the the Cloth Hat and Cap Operators Union), and took its final name (adding Millinery Workers) in 1918. In 1983 the UHCMW joined the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, which in turn merged in 1995 with the Internional Ladies Garment Workers Union to form UNITE (Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees).

Sources:

  • For additional information, see Labor Unions (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1977), pp. 139-144, for historical sketches of the various hatters unions.

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Scope and Content Note

The records of the early hatters unions concentrate on the International Trade Association of Hat Finishers of America, and include the union's convention minutes, officers' reports (which include financial and membership records), and scattered presidential reports on major problems confronting union. (See Series IX: Scrapbooks for the Hat Finishers of North America Executive Board minutes.) There are also minute books for three locals: Brooklyn (1868-1893), Boston (1868-1882), and Newark (1853 1870), as well as list of apprentices in Bethel, Conn. (1860-1892). Other affiliated groups represented by various documents here are: Silk Hat and Fur Finishers' Union, Hat Makers National Union, Wool Hat Finishers Convention proceedings, and the Convention of Hatters to fight convict labor proceedings.

The extensive records of the United Hatters of North America include: convention proceedings, several constitutions of UHNA and locals, financial records (including some strike benefit records), records of union labels issued to employers, records taken from individual applications, and miscellaneous files on such issues as communist activities within the union and relations between United Hatters and Cloth Hatters.

The Cloth Hat, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union national office records include National Executive Board minutes, general Executive Board minutes, and correspondence on jurisdiction. Other files relate the union's stormy relationship with the International Workers of the World, and contain scrapbooks and pamphlets on factional, jurisdictional and racketeering issues. There is also a typescript of a biography of Max Zuckerman. Some of the correspondence here and in the United Hatters section also relates to jurisdictional disputes between the United Hatters and the Cloth flatters, and the latter and the American Federation of Labor. The disputes between the United Hatters and the Cloth Hatters were resolved through amalgamation following a series of conventions in 1933-1934, the records of which comprise one section of this collection. Two additional boxes contain the financial records of the Joint Union Label Board, a cooperative endeavor of the United Hatters and Cloth Hatters.

The large body of material on the Danbury Hatters' Case (Loewe v. Lawlor), in which the Supreme Court first declared secondary boycotts illegal, includes: court transcripts, records of negotiations between the unions and the hat manufacturers, local newspaper clippings, government and employer comment, and records of strike benefits, local unions, and the property holdings of the hatters attached by the court. There are also court transcripts of related cases involving hatters. After 1934 the United Hat, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union (UHCMW) was the only hatters union in the U.S. Documents found here on the UHCMW include records of union labels issues, and arbitratration proceedings, as well as some records and proceedings relating to the millinery industry codes of the National Recovery Administration under the New Deal. There are also several pamphlets and reports, including "Business Mortality of the Millinery Industry" (1942) by Edward Wagenfeld.

This collection also includes material assembled by Charles H. Green for his 1944 authorized history of hatters' unionism, The Headgear Workers. Of particular interest is material not included in his study that covers technological developments in the industry, its economic history, and trade associations. Addresses and brief histories of the union by union officials, Max Zaritsky and others, are included. There are also documents relating to the conduct of locals, apprenticeship indentures, mortuary benefits, and a handwritten constitution, dated 1827, of a Cincinnati hatters local.

Approximately fifty photographs and seventeen scrapbooks are included in the collection. The first scrapbook contains International Association of Hat Finishers of North America minutes (1836-1893). The rest contain United Hatters of North America materials, including twelve membership books for the various trades, two petty cash registers, a strike benefits book, and a World War I clippings scrapbook.

Arrangement

Folders are generally arranged chronologically. Series XI has not been arranged by an archivist. The collection is arranged into eleven series:

Series I: Hatters Unions,1853-1896

Series II: United Hatters of North America, 1886-1934

Series III: Cloth Hat, Cap and Millinery Workers International, 1901-1934

Series IV: Jurisdictional Disputes and Amalgamation, 1933-1934

Series V: Joint Union Labor Board, 1920-1932

Series VI: Danbury Hatters Case, 1906-1922

Series VII: United Hattes, Cap and Millinery Workers International, 1934-1954

Series VIII: Charles H. Green Headger Workers Research Collection, 1827-1944

Series IX: Scrapbooks, 1886-1932

Series X: Photographs, 1929-1953

Series XI: Addendum (Unprocessed), 1876-1978

Folders are generally arranged alphabetically.

The records are arranged in ten series:

V.

  1. I. Hatters Unions (1853-1896)
  2. II. United Hatters of North America (1886-1934)
  3. III. Cloth Hat, Cap and Millinery Workers International (1901-1934)
  4. IV. Jurisdictional Disputes and Amalgamation (1933-1934)
  5. V. Joint Union Labor Board (1920-1932)
  6. VI. Danbury Hatters Case (1906-1922)
  7. VII. United Hattes, Cap and Millinery Workers International (1934-1954)
  8. VIII. Charles H. Green Headger Workers Research Collection (1827-1944)
  9. IX. Scrapbooks.
  10. X. Addendum.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Green, Charles H.
  • Zuckerman, Max
  • Zaritsky, Max, 1885-1959
  • Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924.
  • Coleman, Gerald R.

Document Type

  • Histories.
  • Biographies.
  • Pamphlets.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Black-and-white photographs.
  • Artifacts (object genre)
  • Speeches.

Subject Organizations

  • Cloth Hat, Cap, and Millinery Workers' International Union
  • Industrial Workers of the World
  • United States. National Recovery Administration
  • United Hatters of North America
  • Joint Union Label Board
  • International Association of Hat Finishers of America
  • United Hatters, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union

Subject Topics

  • Loewe v. Lawlor.
  • Danbury Hatters Case.
  • Millinery workers -- United States.
  • Labor unions -- United States.
  • Hat trade -- United States.
  • Labor -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by the United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union, was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; United Hatters, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union Records; TAM 054; box number; folder number;
Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

Related Archival Materials

United Hatters, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union, Millinery Workers Joint Board Records (WAG 041)

United Hatters, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union Printed Ephemera Collection (PE 006)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union via the union's executive secretary Gerald R. Coleman, 1973. The accession numbers associated with this gift are 1954.001, 1954.003, and NPA 2000.076.

Processing Information

Photographs separated from this collection in 1997 were established as a separate collection, the United Hatters, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union Photographs (PHOTOS 175). In 2014, the photograph collection was reincorporated into the United Hatters, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union Records (TAM 054).

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Container List

Series I: Hatters Unions, 1853-1896

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Minutes of Convention Proceedings
1854-1886
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Directory of Union, Fur Hat Manufacturers
1891
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Minutes, Brooklyn Local Meetings
1868-1883
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Scrapbook of Brooklyn Labor News Clippings
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Typescript of Legal Decision on Presidential Succession of D.J. Hagerty and John Bouton
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Label of Hat Makers
May 28, 1895
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Philip Thomas' Indenture
1907-1912
Box: 3 Folder : 1 List of Registered Apprentices-Bethel, CT
1860-1892
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Minute Book, Newark Hat Finishers
1853-1870
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Minute Book, Boston Fur Hat Finishers
1868-1893
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Constitution-Orange, NJ Local
1854
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Constitution-Norwalk, CT Local
1873
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Records of Silk Hat Finishers Association
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Card of Wool Hat Finishers
Jul 1, 1892
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Hat Making a reprinted article from Brooklyn Daily Standard
Aug 27, 1894
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Mementos
1864,1892

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Series II: United Hatters of North America, 1886-1934

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Convention Proceedings, typescript, verbatim
1907
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Convention Proceedings, typescript, verbatim
1911
Box: 5 Folder : 1 United Hatters Of North America: Convention Proceedings, typescript, verbatim
1915
Box: 5 Folder : 2 United Hatters Of North America: Convention Proceedings, typescript, verbatim (vol. 1)
1919
Box: 5 Folder : 3 United Hatters Of North America: Convention Proceedings, typescript, verbatim (vol. 2)
1919
Box: 6 Folder : 1 United Hatters Of North America: Convention Proceedings, typescript, verbatim (vol. 1)
1923
Box: 6 Folder : 2 United Hatters Of North America: Convention Proceedings, typescript, verbatim (vol. 2)
1923
Box: 6 Folder : 3 United Hatters Of North America: Convention Proceedings, typescript, verbatim (vol. 1)
1927
Box: 6 Folder : 4 United Hatters Of North America: Convention Proceedings, typescript, verbatim (vol. 2)
1927
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Directory of the Union Fur Hat Manufacturers of the United States
1898
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Constitution and By-Laws:Local District 1, United Hatters Of North America-Bethel, CT
1903
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Constitution and By-Laws:United Hatters Of North America
1907-1927
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Constitution and By-Laws: Local 3, United Hatters Of North America-New York, NY
May 5, 1919
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Constitution and By-Laws:Union #11, United Hatters Of North America-Danbury, CT
Feb 3, 1932
Box: 7 Folder : 6 United Hatters Of North America: Pamphlet
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Record of Reciepts
1896-1918
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Reciepts of Traveling Cards
1899-1911
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Secretary's Expense Book 1
1902-1907
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Secretary's Expense Book 2
1907-1911
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Record of Special Assessments
1905-1917
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Record of Dues Paid by Districts-at-Large
1914-1918
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Secretary's Expense Book 3
1911-1916
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Traveling Card Dues Records
1911-1918
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Traveling Card Dues
1917-1918
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Secretary's Expense Book 4
1917-1918
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Record of Traveling Cards
1917-1919
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Ledger-Orange, NJ
1911
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Application Fees and Dues Records from Straw Hatters
1916-1918
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Traveling Cards
1920-1929
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Traveling Cards
1929-1936
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Strike Benefits Paid
1909
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Strike Benefits Paid
1913-1921
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Ledger: Cash Received on Percentage from Locals
1896-1918
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Ledger: Regular Expense Account
1911-1918
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Defense Fund Account
Jan 1, 1911-Jun 30, 1918
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Strike Benefits-Beacon, NY
Oct 7, 1921-Dec 31, 1921
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Members Who Owe Dues to International
1932-1936
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Financial Statement to Secretary Gordon, Local 10-Danbury, CT
1931-1933
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Reciepts of Local 42, for Money Refunded
1931-1933
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Signed Statements of Hat Companies
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Wills of Members
undated
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Miscellaneous Checks
1909-1930
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Bank Books of Martin Lawlor, Joint Union Label Board Relief Fund
1904-1918
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Information Taken From Applications to Union From Various Locals
1919-1932
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Records Taken From Individual Applications: Finishers A-G
1919-1932
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Records Taken From Individual Applications: Finishers H-O
1919-1932
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Records Taken From Individual Applications: Finishers P-Z
1919-1932
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Records Taken From Individual Applications: Trimmers and Operators A-K
1919-1932
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Records Taken From Individual Applications: Trimmers and Operators L-Z
1919-1932
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Records Taken From Individual Applications: Makers A-L
1919-1932
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Records Taken From Individual Applications: Makers M-Z
1919-1932
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Communist Activities in United Hatters
undated
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Adjourned Meeting of the Fur Felt Hat Manufacturing Association of Danbury, Bethel and the National Executive Advisory Board
Dec 7, 1909-Dec 16, 1909
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Record of Union Labels Distributed by the Union
1902-1911
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Miscellaneous Material on Union Labels
1896-1921
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Labor Clippings on Newark, NJ
1917-1935
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Applications of Stetson Makers and Finishers, Schobel Makers and Finishers, and LaSalle Finishers (copied from Record Books)
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 1 Court of Common Pleas, Fairfield County-Writ, Summons and Complaint: A. Berg and Company v. United Hatters
Sep 1925
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Superior Court, Fairfield County-Complaint, Temporary Injunction, Order to Show Cause: R and W Hat Company v. Jeremiah Scully et al
Apr 1922
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Supreme Court, State of New York: Cortland Hat Company v. Michael Green, United Hatters
Jul 22, 1921
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Supreme Court of Errors, 3rd Judicial District, Fairfield County-Suit of Injunction: R and W Hat Company v. Jeremiah Scully et a.
Apr 1922
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Superior Court, Fairfield County-Motion to Dissolve Temporary Injunction: R and W Hat Company v. Jeremiah Scully
Aug 1, 1919
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Supreme Court of Errors, 3rd Judicial District-Defendants Appeal: Goralnik v. The Delhery Hat Company
Jan 1923
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Agreement of Affiliation: Local 12 and United Hatters
Oct 16, 1916
Box: 18 Folder : 8 Supreme Court, New York County-Order to Show Cause: Jacob Elishewitz v. Michael Green et al
Sep 23, 1921

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Series III: Cloth Hat, Cap, and Millinery Workers International, 1901-1934

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 19 Folder : 1 National Executive Board Minutes
1904-1907
Box: 19 Folder : 2 National Executive Board Minutes
1907-1911
Box: 19 Folder : 3 National Executive Board Minutes
1911-1913
Box: 19 Folder : 4 National Executive Board Minutes
1913-1917
Box: 20 Folder : 1 General Executive Board Minutes
1901-1904
Box: 20 Folder : 2 General Executive Board Minutes
1917-1920
Box: 20 Folder : 3 General Executive Board Minutes
1920-1923
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Convention Proceedings, typescript
1907
Box: 21 Folder : 1 United Hatters-Executive Board Minutes
May 10, 1923-Nov 3, 1923
Box: 21 Folder : 2 United Hatters-Executive Board Minutes
Feb 2, 1924-Jan 30, 1925
Box: 21 Folder : 3 United Hatters-Executive Board Minutes
Apr 27, 1925-Aug 17, 1925
Box: 21 Folder : 4 United Hatters-Executive Board Minutes
Oct 22, 1925-Feb 20, 1926
Box: 21 Folder : 5 United Hatters-Executive Board Minutes
May 20, 1926-Feb 27, 1927
Box: 21 Folder : 6 United Hatters-Executive Board Minutes
Apr 19, 1927-Mar 3, 1928
Box: 21 Folder : 7 United Hatters-Executive Board Minutes
Mar 3, 1928-Mar 10, 1928
Box: 21 Folder : 8 United Hatters-Executive Board Minutes
Mar 10, 1928-Mar 23, 1928
Box: 21 Folder : 9 United Hatters-Executive Board Minutes
May 25, 1928-Jan 30, 1929
Box: 22 Folder : 1 Correspondence on Jurisdiction
1903-1916
Box: 22 Folder : 2 Correspondence on Jurisdiction
1916-1918
Box: 22 Folder : 3 Correspondence on Jurisdiction
1917-1921
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Correspondence on Jurisdiction
1922-1926
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Correspondence on Jurisdiction
1931-1933
Box: 23 Folder : 1 Research Memorandum (from Braunthals files) on Racketeering
undated
Box: 23 Folder : 2 Clippings on Jurisdictional Problems and Racketeering (in Yiddish)
1931-1933
Box: 23 Folder : 3 Convention Documents (in Yiddish)
1901
Box: 24 Folder : 1 Correspondence on Jurisdiction (AFL)
1919-1926
Box: 24 Folder : 2 Correspondence on Jurisdiction (AFL)
1930-1934
Box: 25 Folder : 1 I.W.W. Dues Books
1896-1907
Box: 25 Folder : 2 Minutes of Meetings of the Joint Education Committee
1917
Box: 25 Folder : 3 Constitution of the Union
1923
Box: 25 Folder : 4 Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division-2nd Department:People of the State of New York v. Raul Smith and Zolot
1916
Box: 25 Folder : 5 Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division-1st Department: Hersh Kovitz v. Good Value Hat Company
1933
Box: 25 Folder : 6 Correspondence from J.B. Salsberg to the General Executive Board (5 pieces)
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 1 Scrapbook (in Yiddish and English)
1904-1916
Box: 26 Folder : 2 Stories from Daily Worker (on factional fights)
1920's
Box: 26 Folder : 3 Whither are we Going? (speech on resignation of Zaritsky)
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 4 Biography of Max Zuckerman, typescript
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 5 The Millinery Workers Turn the Tide Max Zuckerman (pamphlet)
1932
Box: 26 Folder : 6 Articles on Agreement with Cap Manufacturers
1902-1932
Box: 26 Folder : 7 Credentials of Delegates to Convention
1901
Box: 26 Folder : 8 The Deceit of the I.W.W. (pamphlet)
1906
Box: 26 Folder : 9 Constitution
1901
Box: 26 Folder : 10 International Socialist and Labor Greetings
1894-1923
Box: 26 Folder : 11 The Facts of the Case (pamphlets about jurisdictional fight)
undated
Box: 26 Folder : 12 Millinery and Ladies' Straw Hat Workers Union: 24th Anniversary Dinner Souvenir
Mar 19, 1916
Box: 26 Folder : 13 Millinery Workers Union: 20th Anniversary Concert and Banquet Program
May 29, 1930
Box: 26 Folder : 14 Charter of Kansas City Local
Oct 24, 1933
Box: 26 Folder : 15 Untranslated Yiddish Handwritten Document
undated
Box: 27 Folder : 1 Correspondence: United Cloth Hatters and Cap Makers and AFL
1917-1919
Box: 27 Folder : 2 Correspondence: United Cloth Hatters and Cap Makers and AFL
1927-1929

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Series IV: Jurisdictional Disputes and Amalgamation, 1933-1934

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 28 Folder : 1 Proceedings: Special Amalgamation Convention of the United Hatters (vol. 1)
Oct 1933
Box: 28 Folder : 2 Proceedings: Special Amalgamation Convention of the United Hatters (vol. 2)
Oct 1933
Box: 28 Folder : 3 Proceedings: Special Amalgamation Convention of the United Hatters (vol. 3)
Oct 1933
Box: 28 Folder : 4 Proceedings: Adjourned Session of the Special Convention of the Men's Hat Department of the United Hatters (vol. 1)
Jan 1934
Box: 28 Folder : 5 Proceedings: Adjourned Session of the Special Convention of the Men's Hat Department of the United Hatters (vol. 2)
Jan 1934
Box: 29 Folder : 1 Bills of Local 42, Cloth Hatters-Signed on Joining United Hatters
undated
Box: 29 Folder : 2 List if Indebtedness of Local 42
undated
Box: 29 Folder : 3 Agreements: United Hatters and Cloth Hatters
undated

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Series V: Joint Union Label Board, 1920-1932

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 30 Folder : 1 Record of Labels Distributed to Employers
1920-1927
Box: 30 Folder : 2 Record of Labels Distributed to Employers
1920-1932
Box: 30 Folder : 3 Expense Account of Joint Union Label Board
1925-1929
Box: 30 Folder : 4 Expense Account of Joint Union Label Board
1927, 1929
Box: 31 Folder : 1 Joint Union Label Board: Checkbook
1925-1928
Box: 31 Folder : 2 Joint Union Label Board: Checkbook
1928-1929
Box: 31 Folder : 3 Joint Union Label Board: Bank Book
1925-1929
Box: 31 Folder : 4 Joint Union Label Board: Cancelled Checks
undated

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Series VI: Danbury Hatters' Case, 1905-1922

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 32 Folder : 1 Circuit Court of the United States, District of CT: Dietrich E. Loewe v. Martin Lawlor, No. 5381
Sep 1908
Box: 32 Folder : 2 United States District Court, District of CT: Loewe v. Lawlor (transcript vol. 1)
1912
Box: 32 Folder : 3 untitled printed volume (same material as Box 32 folder 2)
undated
Box: 33 Folder : 1 United States District Court, District of CT: Loewe v. Lawlor (transcript vol. 2)
1912
Box: 33 Folder : 2 United States District Court, District of CT: Loewe v. Lawlor (transcript vol. 3)
1912
Box: 34 Folder : 1 United States District Court, District of CT: Loewe v. Lawlor (transcript vol. 4)
1912
Box: 34 Folder : 2 United States District Court, District of CT: Loewe v. Lawlor (transcript vol. 5)
1912
Box: 35 Folder : 1 United States Circuit Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit: Lawlor v. Loewe-Transcript of Record (vol. 1)
undated
Box: 35 Folder : 2 United States Circuit Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit: Lawlor v. Loewe-Transcript of Record (vol. 2)
undated
Box: 35 Folder : 3 United States Circuit Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit: Lawlor v. Loewe-Transcript of Record (vol. 3)
undated
Box: 36 Folder : 1 United States Circuit Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit: Lawlor v. Loewe-Transcript of Record (vol. 4)
undated
Box: 36 Folder : 2 United States Circuit Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit: Lawlor v. Loewe-Transcript of Record (vol. 5)
undated
Box: 36 Folder : 3 United States Circuit Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit: Lawlor v. Loewe, Classified Index
undated
Box: 36 Folder : 4 United States Circuit Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit: Lawlor v. Loewe, Brief for Plaintiff in Error
undated
Box: 36 Folder : 5 United States Circuit Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit: Lawlor v. Loewe, Brief for Plaintiff in Error
undated
Box: 36 Folder : 6 United States Circuit Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit: Lawlor v. Loewe, Brief for Defendant in Support of the Demurrer
undated
Box: 37 Folder : 1 United States Circuit Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit: Lawlor v. Loewe-Brief for Defendant in Error
1914
Box: 37 Folder : 2 United States Supreme Court, no. 900: Lawlor v. Loewe (vol. 3)
1913
Box: 37 Folder : 3 United States Supreme Court, no. 900: Lawlor v. Loewe-Brief for Plaintiff in Error
1914
Box: 37 Folder : 4 United States Supreme Court, no. 900: Lawlor v. Loewe-Brief for Defendant in Error
1914
Box: 37 Folder : 5 Court of Appeals, District of Columbia: Gompers, Mitchell and Morrison v. United States
1913
Box: 37 Folder : 6 Supreme Court of Errors, 3rd District, New Haven County: Lawlor v. C.H. Merritt and Son
1906
Box: 37 Folder : 7 United States Circuit Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit: Loewe v. Savings Bank of Danbury
1903
Box: 37 Folder : 8 Appellate Court of IL, 1st District: Abstract of Record-Eiger v. United Hatters of North America, Locals 22 and 5
undated
Box: 37 Folder : 9 Circuit Cort of the United States, NJ District:Rule to Show Cause, Bill of Complaint, etc.-Samuel Mundheim Company v. John A. Moffitt
undated
Box: 38 Folder : 1 Bills of Prices Signed by Various Hat Manufacturers
1913-1918
Box: 38 Folder : 2 Miscellaneous Financial Records
1917
Box: 38 Folder : 3 Ledger and Reciepts (1915-1916), Special Assessment on Traveling Cards (1915-1920)
1915-1920
Box: 38 Folder : 4 Memorandum, War Labor Board: in Matter of Danbury Hat Strike
1918
Box: 38 Folder : 5 Appendices to Memorandum for United States Hat Company
1915-1916
Box: 38 Folder : 6 Statement of Mr. Hanna, City Clerk of Danbury on position of Hat Manufacturers
undated
Box: 38 Folder : 7 Report of Commissioner McWade of United States Department of Labor
Aug 8, 1917
Box: 38 Folder : 8 United States Department of Labor Commissioner E.E. Greenwalt's Report
Apr 27, 1918
Box: 38 Folder : 9 Report of United Hatters Position on Strike for National War Labor Board
1918
Box: 38 Folder : 10 Clippings from Danbury News on Strike
Sep 13, 1917-Oct 23, 1917
Box: 38 Folder : 11 Answers to Mr. Wells' Argument
undated
Box: 38 Folder : 12 Statement of Cuff Hat Company of Danbury
1918
Box: 38 Folder : 13 Petition to Manufacturers of Danbury, Signed by Danbury Businessmen (published in Danbury News)
undated
Box: 38 Folder : 14 Exhibit on Arbitration Agreement of 1910
Jul 24, 1917
Box: 39 Folder : 1 Historical Material on Danbury Case (collected by Charles H. Green)
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 2 Historical Material on Danbury Case (collected by Charles H. Green)
undated
Box: 39 Folder : 3 Court Order to Attach Homes of Workers in Danbury Case
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 1 Minute Book, Bethel Hat Finishers Local
1896-1920
Box: 40 Folder : 2 Minutes of Conference Between Hat Manufacturers and United Hatters
Dec 1909
Box: 40 Folder : 3 Checkbook, United Hatters
1917
Box: 41 Folder : 1 Releases of Union from Claims of it's Members
undated
Box: 41 Folder : 2 Property Records of Danbury Hatters
undated
Box: 42 Folder : 1 Hat Manufacturers Employers Association: Fur Hat Manufacturers-Mutual Protection
1903
Box: 42 Folder : 2 Hat Manufacturers Employers Association: Agreement Between Local 16 and Young Hat Company
1919
Box: 42 Folder : 3 Hat Manufacturers Employers Association: Reply of United Hatters of North America to Association of Felt Hat Manufacturers
1909
Box: 42 Folder : 4 Hat Manufacturers Employers Association: Association of Hat Manufacturers v. Baird Unteidt
undated
Box: 42 Folder : 5 Hat Manufacturers Employers Association: Charge of Judge Wheeler against Local 10, United Hatters
1912
Box: 42 Folder : 6 Hat Manufacturers Employers Association: Constitution and By-Laws of Fur Hat Manufacturers Association of Danbury and Bethel
1903
Box: 43 Folder : 1 Financial Materials
undated

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Series VII: United Hatters, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union, 1934-1954

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 44 Folder : 1 Proceedings of Convention of Men's Hat Department (vol. 1)
1936
Box: 44 Folder : 2 Proceedings of Convention of Men's Hat Department (vol. 2)
1936
Box: 44 Folder : 3 Constitution on Men's Hat Department
1935
Box: 44 Folder : 4 Record of Factories Using Union Label
1936-1941
Box: 45 Folder : 1 Record of Labels Issued
1939-1951
Box: 45 Folder : 2 Report of Edward Wagenfeld: "Business Mortality of the Millinery Industry"
1942
Box: 45 Folder : 3 Beethoven Hall Property (Headgear Lyceum)
undated
Box: 45 Folder : 4 True Facts About the Injunction Case Against the Men's Hat Department (pamphlet)
undated
Box: 46 Folder : 1 Record of Hat Makers' Traveling Cards
1936-1937
Box: 46 Folder : 2 The Norwalk Caseproposed by Hat Corporation of America (booklet)  
1954
Box: 46 Folder : 3 Arbitration Proceedings: Mallory Hat Company v. Locals 10, 11 and 12
Oct 1939-Nov 1940
Box: 46 Folder : 4 Code Authority of the Millinery Industry(booklet)  
Jan 1935
Box: 46 Folder : 5 Meetings of Special Commission for the Cap and Hat Industry, transcript
Oct 10, 1934-Oct 11, 1934
Box: 46 Folder : 6 Minutes: Proceedings of Chicago Meeting of the Special Commission
Oct 13, 1934
Box: 46 Folder : 7 Audit of Books and Records of the Code Authority of the Millinery Industry
Apr 17, 1934
Box: 46 Folder : 8 Proposed Budget for Code Authority of the Millinery Industry
1934-1935
Film: R-7436 Reel : 1 Minutes: General Executive Board and Board of Directors
1934-1947
Film: R-7436 Reel : 2 Minutes: General Executive Board and Board of Directors
1948-1976

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Series VIII: Charles H. Green Collection, 1827-1944

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 47 Folder : 1 The Headwear Workers, a century of trade unionism: notes, documents and printed materials (part 1)  
undated
Box: 47 Folder : 2 The Headwear Workers, a century of trade unionism: notes, documents and printed materials (part 2)
undated
Box: 47 Folder : 3 Indenture and Contribution (Dues) Book of Harry Evans, English Hatter
1908, 1924
Box: 47 Folder : 4 History-Historical Studies (unfinished)
undated

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Series IX: Scrapbooks, 1886-1932

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 48 Folder : 1 Hatters Unions Scrapbook: Minutes, Executive Board Meetings, International Association of Hat Finishers of North America
1886-1893
Box: 49 Folder : 1 UHNA Scrapbook: Petty Cash Register
1920-1927
Box: 49 Folder : 2 UHNA Scrapbook: Petty Cash Register
1927-1936
Box: 50 Folder : 1 UHNA Scrapbook: Register of Apprentices
1903-1914
Box: 51 Folder : 1 UHNA Scrapbook: Roll book: Finishers and Makers, A-M
1907-1916
Box: 52 Folder : 1 UHNA Scrapbook: Roll book: Finishers and makers, N-Z
1907-1916
Box: 53 Folder : 1 UHNA Scrapbook: Roll book: Finishers
1916-1932
Box: 53 Folder : 2 UHNA Scrapbook: Roll book: Makers
1916-1930
Box: 54 Folder : 1 UHNA Scrapbook: Roll book: Makers
1923-1936
Box: 55 Folder : 1 UHNA Scrapbook: Roll book: Makers and Finishers
1896-1908
Box: 56 Folder : 1 UHNA Scrapbook: Register of Apprentices
1914-1939
Box: 57 Folder : 1 UHNA Scrapbook: Roll book: Operators and Trimmers
1914-1939
Box: 58 Folder : 1 UHNA Scrapbook: Roll book: Wool Hatters
1918-1936
Box: 58 Folder : 2 UHNA Scrapbook: Straw Hatters
1917-1935
Box: 59 Folder : 1 UHNA Scrapbook: Hat Finishers
1917-1937
Box: 60 Folder : 1 UHNA Scrapbook: Record of Strike Benefits
1913-1932
Box: 61 Folder : 1 UHNA Scrapbook: World War I: Labor News
undated

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Series X: Photographs, 1929-1953

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 72 Folder : 1 Group Portraits
undated
Box: OS008 Folder : 1 Group Portraits (Oversize)
undated
Box: 72 Folder : 2 McDonald, Jonn: Testimonial (Letters)
1953
Box: 72 Folder : 3 McDonald, Jonn: Testimonial (Photocopy)
1953
Box: 72 Folder : 4 McDonald, Jonn: Testimonial (Photographs)
1953
Box: 72 Folder : 5 Mil-Kut Social Club Seal (Artifact)
1929
Box: 72 Folder : 6 Miscellaneous
undated
Box: 72 Folder : 7 Portraits
undated
Box: 72 Folder : 8 Souvenir Album
1934
Box: 72 Folder : 9 Union Label Placard
undated

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Series XI: Addendum (Unprocessed), 1876-1978

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 62 Folder : 1 Proceedings and Reports of Board of Directors, Convention of Working Men and Capmakers Journal in Hebrew
1876-1930
Box: 63 Folder : 1 Proceedings of Special Amalgamation Convention of UHNA
1919-1978
Box: 64 Folder : 1 UHNA Management Committee's Folder (minutes, reports, correspondence)
1926
Box: 64 Folder : 2 Board Meetings Minutes
1953-1964
Box: 64 Folder : 3 Clippings, Financial Statements
1959-1969
Box: 65 Folder : 1 UHNA annual convention addresses, Books and Publications (directories, glossaries, How to Make Hat?, etc.), Financial Documents
1905-1970
Box: 65 Folder : 2 UHNA amalgamation files
1933-1934
Box: 66 Folder : 1 Notebooks of UHNA Biennale Conventions, Minutes of Meetings
1906-1913, 1953
Box: 67 Folder : 1 Merrimac Hat Company, Inc.: Annual Reports, Clippings, Accounting Reports
1959-1969
Box: 68 Folder : 1 Merrimac Hat Company, Inc.: Correspondence, Cash Receipts
1959-1960
Box: 68 Folder : 2 Merrimac Hat Company, Inc.: Accounting and Business Operations
1959
Box: 68 Folder : 3 Merrimac Hat Company, Inc.: Clippings, Miscellaneous
1959-1963
Box: 68 Folder : 4 Merrimac Hat Company, Inc.: Legal, Minutes
1959-1962
Box: 68 Folder : 5 Merrimac Hat Company, Inc.: Miscellaneous Correspondence (memos, etc.)
1959-1962
Box: 68 Folder : 6 Merrimac Hat Company, Inc.: Closing Statement, Financial and Legal Correspondence
1959-1960
Box: 69 Folder : 1 Merrimac Hat Company, Inc.: Clippings, Annual Reports, a survey Manuscript
1960-1972
Box: 69 Folder : 2 Merrimac Hat Company, Inc.: Correspondence
1969-1973
Box: 69 Folder : 3 Merrimac Hat Company, Inc.: Important Legal and Financial Correspondence
1963-1965
Box: 69 Folder : 4 Merrimac Hat Company, Inc.: Important Legal and Financial Correspondence
1966
Box: 69 Folder : 5 Merrimac Hat Company, Inc.: Important Legal and Financial Correspondence
1967-1968
Box: 69 Folder : 6 Merrimac Price List
1963-1964
Box: 70 Folder : 1 Merrimac: Import Statistics
1961-1968
Box: 70 Folder : 2 Merrimac Hat Company, Inc.: Important Legal and Financial Correspondence
1961
Box: 70 Folder : 3 Merrimac Hat Company, Inc.: Important Legal and Financial Correspondence
1962-1963
Box: 70 Folder : 4 Merrimack: Import Statistics
1960-1961
Box: 71 Folder : 1 Merrimac Hat Company, Inc.: Accounting Reports, Financial Reports
1965-1969

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