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Guide to the Actors' Equity Association Records WAG.011

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by K. Kevyne Baar, 2003-2006. Preliminary processing by Martha S. Lo Monaco and Miriam Frank, 1987.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 16, 2019
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Jasmine Larkin edited Series X. Unprocessed Materials. In addition, the finding aid was edited for compliance with DACS and ACM Required Elements for Archival Description. Edited by Hillel Arnold for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description Edited by Nicole Greenhouse for updated administrative information and archived websites.  , October 20172012 , September 2019

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Actors' Equity Association
Source: Actors' Equity Association
Source - dnr: Bruyr, Robert J.
Title: Actors' Equity Association Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1913-2007
Dates [bulk]: 1913-1991
Abstract: The Actors' Equity Association (AEA) is the labor union of professional theatrical performers and stage managers. It was founded in 1913 but did not gain full recognition as the bargaining agent for actors until the historic strike of 1919. The AEA negotiates contracts and agreements, arbitrates contract disputes, regulates the importation of alien actors, regulates charges by theatrical agents, provides a pension plan and welfare fund, and otherwise assists the theatrical industry. The Actors' Equity records contain materials for the period 1913-2007. This guide describes records covering the first seventy-six years of the union's history, including constitutions, by-laws and rule books; early records, general files, membership files, contract files, claims files, photographs, ephemera, correspondence with other unions, guilds and federations, websites, and one videocassette.
Quantity: 369.25 Linear Feet in 378 boxes
Quantity: 1 videocassette
Quantity: 2 websites in two archived websites.
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: WAG.011