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Guide to the American Federation of Musicians, Local 802 Records WAG.038

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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New York, NY 10012
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Daniel Michelson

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 20, 2022
Finding aid is written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated to include materials integrated from accession number 2019.028 by Jasmine Sykes-Kunk. Edited by Nicole Greenhouse to add additional archived websites and updated administrative information  , March 2019 , November 2021

Descriptive Summary

Creator: American Federation of Musicians. Local 802
Source: American Federation of Musicians. Local 802
Title: American Federation of Musicians, Local 802 Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1921-2010
Dates [bulk]: 1980-1999
Abstract: The American Federation of Musicians, Local 802 (Associated Musicians of Greater New York) is the largest local of professional musicians in the world. As of 2011, it represents approximately 10,000 members in and around New York City. Members work in many fields of music: rock, rhythm and blues, jazz, Latin, concert, theater, club date, night club, ballroom and symphonic. They are also instrumentalists, copyists, arrangers, orchestral librarians, proofreaders, and editors. Additionally, Local 802 regularly demonstrates solidarity with fellow unions (particularly other entertainment unions) and is deeply involved in lobbying for union rights. This collection consists of minutes, departmental files, and publications of Local 802. These records document Local 802's struggles on behalf of New York City musicians. Particularly valuable are the extensive minutes of the executive and trial boards, which provide great detail on the history of this important union.
Quantity: 128.5 Linear Feet in 130 record cartons and 3 oversize folders.
Quantity: 19.2 Megabytes on 16 5 1/4 inch floppy disks
Quantity: 108 audiocassettes
Quantity: 3 websites in 3 archived websites.
Location: Materials stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact special.collections@nyu.edu at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: WAG.038