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Guide to the United Scenic Artists Records WAG.065

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Martha S. LoMonaco, 1988, and Jessica A. Stockton, 2007

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 31, 2018
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: United Scenic Artists. Local USA 829
Source: United Scenic Artists. Local USA 829
Title: United Scenic Artists Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1897-1984, (Bulk 1912-1964)
Dates [bulk]: 1912-1964
Abstract: The United Scenic Artists (USA), now Local USA 829 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, is the labor union of scenic artists and designers in the theatrical and entertainment industries nation-wide, but with a heavy concentration of members in the New York metropolitan area. The collection includes by-laws, constitutions, minutes, correspondence, financial records, and legal documents. Also included are files on World War II-era activities of the union, on individual members and their work, and on the union's stringent entrance examinations.
Quantity: 6 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Call Phrase: WAG.065

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Historical/Biographical Note

United Scenic Artists is a labor union representing designers and artists in the theater, opera, ballet, motion picture, television, and industrial exhibition industries. It originated as the United Scenic Artists Association and received its charter from the American Federation of Labor in 1918 as Local 829, an autonomous local of the Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades. The union's main purposes were to safeguard and maintain the high standards of the member crafts and to fight unfair working conditions.

The union represents an array of creative professions, and has expanded and adapted its classifications to conform to changes in the entertainment industry. In the 1920s, when scenic designers and scenic artists began to be differentiated from each other, and one artist was no longer responsible for the various facets of stage design, the union accommodated to these changes. In the following decades the union continued revising its classification system to include studio shopmen, costume and lighting designers, display and panorama artists, muralists, and most recently, computer and projection artists.

USA Local 829 has also had a notable political history. During the 1920s, the local was active in a variety of AFL campaigns; many of its members participated in a 1922 strike in Albany to defeat the Duell-Miller Bill, which proposed to outlaw strikes and lockouts, thereby enforcing binding arbitration on labor disputes. In the early 1940s, the union wholeheartedly supported the war effort, and many members left the entertainment industry altogether for the war industries. Others were active in the Theatre Artists and Designers War Service, offering their labor to patriotic parades and pageants, and decorating windows for Russian War Relief.

Jurisdictional Disputes were commonplace for the USA, especially during the period when television and film were burgeoning industries. Particularly intense disputes arose between the union and locals of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) in the 1940s. Most notable of these confrontations was a 1948-1949 strike in Hollywood, which resulted in the USA losing jurisdiction over several categories of scenic artists in California to IATSE; even today, USA Local 829 members in California consist solely of theater designers. During the 1940s and 50s the television industry was growing rapidly as well, and Local 829 moved quickly to develop and secure its jurisdiction. Negotiations with major television networks were complicated and intense, resulting in several strikes during the 40s and 50s. In the 1960s and 70s, specialized contracts with the networks, commercial producers, and motion picture studios were developed to reflect the growth of these sectors.

Throughout the 1980s and the 1990s, USA Local 892 continued to go through structural and jurisdictional changes. In 1983, a group of West Coast designers chose to affiliate with the union, which opened a Los Angeles office to serve them. In March of 1990, a merger with the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades (IBPAT), Local 350 in Chicago was effected and thereby jurisdiction was gained throughout the United States. However, in 1999 the union voted to disaffiliate with the IBPAT and re-affiliate with the IATSE, acquiring the new name, United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE.

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Scope and Content Note

Series I: Minutes, 1912-1975, is comprised of microfilmed executive board and membership meeting minutes on microfilm and in bound volumes, with the earliest dating to September 1912 with the development with the United Scenic Artists Association of America. The bound volumes include minutes covering 1912-1924. A volume, "Book B," that would have covered the years 1920-1922, appears to be missing. Most early meetings are identified only as "regular" meetings of officers; minutes of meetings of committees convened for special purposes are occasionally included as well. This series also includes USA Executive Board minutes from 1930-1953. Researchers must use microfilm when available.

Series II: By-Laws and Constitutions, 1926-1935; 1970, includes By-Laws, Constitutions, and Working Rules from 1926, 1932, and 1934. This series also contains Constitutions with proposed revisions from 1935 and 1970.

Series III: General Files, 1897-1984, is comprised of subject files arranged alphabetically by topic or organization, and then chronologically within each topic or organization. This series provides a broad overview of USA's early history, defining membership and relationships with related and governing unions. Files include contract negotiations and agreements, bound financial records from 1912-1913, the Federal Theatre Project, membership correspondence, material on committees and documentation of membership classifications. Files pertaining to organizations affiliated with the USA can also be found in this series. The extensive Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers (BPDPA, now the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades) and International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) correspondence files demonstrate the sometimes tumultuous relationships between the affiliated performing arts unions due to jurisdictional disputes. The Costume Designers files include a record of specific membership requirements to maintain good standing in this section of the USA, as well as documentation of fines for non-attendance. USA's involvement in World War II is represented in the government correspondence, which includes information about the Civil Service Commission and camouflage activities, and Artists for Victory files.

Series IV: Oversized Material, 1930-1972. These miscellaneous materials include records of a dispute between Waldo Angelo and Florentz Klotz regarding Harold Prince's "Follies" (1971-1972) and diorama and display workers agreements from 1957. Also included in Series IV is a large bound scrapbook of theatrical clippings, pictures, playbills, and reviews from the 1930s and 1940s; this scrapbook is not arranged chronologically.

Arrangement

Series I and II are arranged chronologically; series III and IV are arranged alphabetically.

The files are grouped into 4 series:

Missing Title

  1. I, Minutes, 1912-1953
  2. II, By-Laws and Constitutions, 1926-1970
  3. III, General Files, 1897-1984
  4. IV, Oversized Materials, 1930-1972

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Memorandums.
  • Examinations (documents)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Reports.
  • Bylaws (administrative records).
  • Constitutions.
  • Minutes (administrative records)
  • Legal documents.
  • Correspondence.
  • Financial records

Subject Organizations

  • United Scenic Artists. Local USA 829
  • International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades
  • National Broadcasting Company
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States and Canada
  • League of New York Theatres
  • Theatre Artists and Designers War Service (U.S.)
  • United Scenic Artists. Local USA 829

Subject Topics

  • Motion picture industry -x Employees -x Labor unions -- United States.
  • Set designers -- United States. 
  • Motion pictures -- United States -x History. 
  • Television -- United States -x History.
  • Theater -- United States -- History.
  • Theaters -- United States -x Employees. 
  • Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery -- History. 

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.)

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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 Scenic Artists, Local 829, 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; Collection name; Collection number; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Separated Material

Photographs, sketches, and watercolors have been separated to the Non-Print Department of the Tamiment Library.

These items were reintegrated into the original collection May 2018.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Due to the fragile nature of the original materials, researchers must use the microfilmed version of Series I: Minutes - Subseries I.A; microfilm call number is R7431.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the United Scenic Artists, Local 829, in 1988. The accession number associated with this gift is 1988.003.

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Container List

Series I: Minutes, 1912-1975

Subseries I:A: Microfilm, 1918-1975

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Film: R-7431 Reel : 1 Minutes: Executive Board and Membership Meetings
1918-1922
Film: R-7431 Reel : 2 Minutes: Executive Board and Membership Meetings
1923-1926
Film: R-7431 Reel : 3 Minutes: Executive Board and Membership Meetings
1927-1930
Film: R-7431 Reel : 4 Minutes: Executive Board and Membership Meetings
1931-1933
Film: R-7431 Reel : 5 Minutes: Executive Board and Membership Meetings
1934-1936
Film: R-7431 Reel : 6 Minutes: Executive Board and Membership Meetings
1937-1939
Film: R-7431 Reel : 7 Minutes: Executive Board and Membership Meetings
1940-1941
Film: R-7431 Reel : 8 Minutes: Executive Board and Membership Meetings
1942-1944
Film: R-7431 Reel : 9 Minutes: Executive Board and Membership Meetings
1945-1949
Film: R-7431 Reel : 10 Minutes: Executive Board and Membership Meetings
1950-1955
Film: R-7431 Reel : 11 Minutes: Executive Board and Membership Meetings
1956-1963
Film: R-7431 Reel : 12 Minutes: Executive Board and Membership Meetings
1965-1967
Film: R-7431 Reel : 13 Minutes: Executive Board and Membership Meetings
1968-1970
Film: R-7431 Reel : 14 Minutes: Executive Board and Membership Meetings
1971-1973
Film: R-7431 Reel : 15 Minutes: Executive Board and Membership Meetings
1974-1975
Film: R-7431 Reel : 15 Minutes: Costume Associates
1954-1962

Subseries I:B: Paper, 1912-1953

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Minutes
Sep 1912-Oct 1919
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Minutes (bound ledger book)
Dec 1912-May 1917
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Minutes (inserts from ledger book in folder 2)
1916-1917
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Minutes (bound volume)
Jul 1918-Aug 1918
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Minutes (bound volume)
Aug 1918-1920
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Minutes (bound volume labeled "Record" and Book "C")
1922-1924
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Minutes: Executive Board
1930-1953

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Series II: By-Laws and Constitutions, 1926-1935; 1970

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1 By-Laws, Constitution, and Working Rules
1926 , 1932
Box: 3 Folder : 2 By-Laws, Strike Clause and Working Rules
undated , 1934
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Constitution: Proposed Revisions
1935
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Constitution: Proposed Revisions
1970

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Series III: General Files, 1897-1984

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Actors' Equity
1919-1948
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Alien Issues: Arne Lundborg Correspondence
Mar 1952-May 1952
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Alien Issues: Correspondence regarding non-U.S. workers
Dec 1935-Apr 1940
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Alien Issues: Importation of Foreign Sets and Costumes
Mar 1952
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Almanac
1940-1941
Box: 3 Folder : 10 American Guild of Variety Artists
1940-1943
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Andrews v. Percival
Oct 1952-Sep 1936
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Artists for Victory, USA
1944-1946
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Association of Theatrical Agents and Managers
1944-1949
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Backdrops, Inc.
1950-1951
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Brooks Costume Company: Correspondence
Feb 1936-Sep 1944
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Brooks Costume Company: Correspondence, Membership Applications, and IATSE Membership
Nov 1952
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America (BPDPA): Correspondence
1915 , 1918-1920
Box: 3 Folder : 18 BPDPA: Correspondence
1920-1923
Box: 3 Folder : 19 BPDPA: Correspondence
Feb 1926-May 1927
Box: 3 Folder : 20 BPDPA: Correspondence
Jun 1927
Box: 3 Folder : 21 BPDPA: Correspondence
Jul 1927
Box: 3 Folder : 22 BPDPA: Correspondence
Jan 1928-Dec 1928
Box: 3 Folder : 23 BPDPA: Correspondence
Jan 1929-Nov 1929
Box: 3 Folder : 24 BPDPA: Correspondence
Jan 1930-Dec 1930
Box: 3 Folder : 25 BPDPA: Correspondence
Jan 1931-Dec 1931
Box: 3 Folder : 26 BPDPA: Correspondence
Jan 1932-Dec 1932
Box: 3 Folder : 27 BPDPA: Correspondence
Jan 1933-Dec 1933
Box: 3 Folder : 28 BPDPA: Correspondence
Jan 1934-Dec 1934
Box: 3 Folder : 29 BPDPA: Correspondence
Feb 1935-Dec 1935
Box: 3 Folder : 30 BPDPA: Correspondence
Mar 1936-Dec 1936
Box: 3 Folder : 31 BPDPA: Correspondence
Jan 1937-Dec 1937
Box: 3 Folder : 32 BPDPA: Correspondence
Mar 1938-Sep 1938
Box: 3 Folder : 33 BPDPA: Correspondence
Feb 1939-Oct 1939
Box: 3 Folder : 34 BPDPA: Correspondence
Mar 1940-Dec 1940
Box: 3 Folder : 35 BPDPA: Correspondence
Jan 1941-Dec 1941
Box: 3 Folder : 36 BPDPA: Correspondence
Jan 1942-Nov 1942
Box: 3 Folder : 37 BPDPA: Correspondence
Apr 1943-Dec 1943
Box: 3 Folder : 38 BPDPA: Correspondence
Jan 1944-Jul 1950
Box: 3 Folder : 39 BPDPA: Correspondence
Feb 1951-Dec 1951
Box: 3 Folder : 40 BPDPA: Correspondence
Jan 1952-Nov 1954
Box: 3 Folder : 41 BPDPA: Correspondence
Feb 1955-Dec 1957
Box: 3 Folder : 42 BPDPA: Correspondence
Jun 1961-Dec 1963
Box: 3 Folder : 43 BPDPA: Correspondence
Aug 1964-Oct 1966
Box: 3 Folder : 44 BPDPA: Local 230 (New York Sign Writers), By-Laws and Rules
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 45 BPDPA: Local 230: Display and Exposition Agreement
1930-1939
Box: 3 Folder : 46 BPDPA: Local 350 (Chicago): Correspondence
1932-1936 , Oct 1947-Oct 1953
Box: 3 Folder : 47 BPDPA: Local 350 (Chicago): Correspondence
Jan 1954-Jul 1958
Box: 3 Folder : 48 BPDPA: National Joint Board Decisions
1962 , 1964
Box: 3 Folder : 49 BPDPA: Report of Paint Spraying Fact Finding Commission
1929
Box: 3 Folder : 50 Building and Construction Trades Council: Correspondence
Jun 1940-Apr 1956
Box: 3 Folder : 51 Camp Shows, Inc.
Nov 1941-Jan 1942
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Casey, Pat (Producer's Committee)
Jan 1944
Box: 3 Folder : 53 Celebrity Service, Inc.
1944-1948
Box: 3 Folder : 54 Central Trades and Labor Council
Jan 1935-Apr 1961
Box: 3 Folder : 55 Chemical Bank and Trust Company
Jun 1927-Oct 1948
Box: 3 Folder : 56 Clippings
1912-1966
Box: 3 Folder : 57 Combined Amusement Crafts: "By-Laws and Directory"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 58 Combined Theatrical and Amusement Crafts Council
Nov 1924-Dec 1952
Box: 3 Folder : 59 Committee on Investigation: Transcript of Meeting Proceedings
Nov 1934
Box: 3 Folder : 60 Contracts and Agreements
1910-1930
Box: 3 Folder : 61 Contracts and Agreements
Apr 1941-Dec 1942
Box: 3 Folder : 62 Contracts and Agreements
1943-1957
Box: 3 Folder : 63 Contracts and Agreements
1960-1968
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1916-1919
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Correspondence
1921-1931
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Correspondence
1932-1933
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Correspondence
1934-1935
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Correspondence
1936-1939
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Correspondence
1941-1966
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Correspondence: Members
1918 , 1920-1929
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Correspondence: Members
1930-1932
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Correspondence: Members
1933-1934
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Correspondence: Members
1935-1942
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Correspondence: Members
1943-1947
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Correspondence: Members
1949-1968
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Costume Designers: Correspondence, Meetings and Minutes
Sep 1945-Dec 1946
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Costume Designers: Correspondence, Meetings and Minutes
Jan 1947-Oct 1948
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Costume Designers: Correspondence, Meetings and Minutes
Mar 1949-Dec 1951
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Costume Designers: Correspondence, Meetings and Minutes
Feb 1952-Sep 1952
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Costume Designers: Correspondence, Meetings and Minutes
Oct 1952-Dec 1952
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Costume Designers: Correspondence, Meetings and Minutes
Jan 1953-Dec 1953
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Costume Designers: Correspondence, Meetings and Minutes
1954-1958 , 1968
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Costume Shops: Outgoing Correspondence
1945-1947
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Designer's Fees
1940
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Detroit: Civic Light Opera Association
Dec 1943
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Diorama and Display Workers: Attendance
1952-1956
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Diorama and Display Workers: Correspondence
Jul 1941-Nov 1941
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Diorama and Display Workers: Correspondence
Sep 1945-Feb 1948
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Diorama and Display Workers: Correspondence
1954-1957 , 1961-1963
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Diorama and Display Workers: Minutes
1952-1957
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Diorama and Display Workers: Minutes
1958-1967
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Doyle, John
1942
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Dreyfuss, Henry v. Myron Fagan
1924-1929
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Dues: Extensions Granted
1940-1941
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Educational Committee
1943
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Eisele, Lou
1945-1947
Box: 4 Folder : 34 Elections and Legislation
1924 , 1927-1939
Box: 4 Folder : 35 Elections and Legislation
Apr 1940-Jul 1940
Box: 4 Folder : 36 Elections and Legislation
Aug 1940-Feb 1941
Box: 4 Folder : 37 Elections and Legislation
Mar 1941-Dec 1942
Box: 4 Folder : 38 Elections and Legislation
Feb 1943-1957
Box: 4 Folder : 39 Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theater Foundation: Theater of the Deaf Proposal
1962-1964
Box: 4 Folder : 40 Exam
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 41 Examining Board
1937-1953
Box: 4 Folder : 42 Exhibit Producers and Design Association Inc: Correspondence (includes BPDPA)
Dec 1937-Feb 1939
Box: 4 Folder : 43 Exhibition: "Scenic Designers Offstage"
1960-1962
Box: 4 Folder : 44 Falk, Jacob A. (Auditor)
1942-1943 , 1956-1957
Box: 4 Folder : 45 Federal Theatre Project
1935-1939
Box: 4 Folder : 46 Ferretti, Andrea
1919
Box: 4 Folder : 47 Film Producers Association: Correspondence and Contracts
Mar 1962-Dec 1962
Box: 4 Folder : 48 Film Producers Association: Correspondence and Contracts
1963-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 49 Film Technicians (Motion Picture Industry, Local No.669): "Constitution and By-Laws"
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Financial Records: Meeting receipts, disbursements, initiation fees and dues book (bound volume)
1912-1913
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Financial Records: Management initiation and dues book (bound volume)
1912-1913
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Financial Records: Treasurer's Report and Receipts
1918-1920
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Gallagher, William
Jan 1940-May 1941
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Government: Correspondence
1940-1945
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Government: Correspondence (Camouflage)
1941
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Government: Correspondence (Civil Service Commission)
Dec 1940-Sep 1942
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Government: Social Security Pamphlets
1940-1941
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Group Insurance
1927-1941
Box: 6 Folder : 7 History (United Scenic Artists)
Sep 1967
Box: 6 Folder : 8 IATSE: Correspondence (includes BPDPA)
Oct 1918-Apr 1919
Box: 6 Folder : 9 IATSE: Correspondence (includes BPDPA)
May 1919-Apr 1920
Box: 6 Folder : 10 IATSE: Correspondence (includes Actors' Equity)
Jan 1921-Oct 1924
Box: 6 Folder : 11 IATSE: Correspondence
Jan 1925-Dec 1926
Box: 6 Folder : 12 IATSE: Correspondence
Jan 1927-Nov 1927
Box: 6 Folder : 13 IATSE: Correspondence
Jan 1928-Dec 1928
Box: 6 Folder : 14 IATSE: Correspondence
Feb 1929-Dec 1929
Box: 6 Folder : 15 IATSE: Correspondence
Jan 1930-Dec 1931
Box: 6 Folder : 16 IATSE: Correspondence
Jan 1932-Dec 1933
Box: 6 Folder : 17 IATSE: Correspondence
Feb 1934-Aug 1934
Box: 6 Folder : 18 IATSE: Correspondence
Sep 1934-Mar 1939
Box: 6 Folder : 19 IATSE: Correspondence
Feb 1940-Mar 1951
Box: 6 Folder : 20 IATSE, Local 847: Correspondence
Nov 1958
Box: 6 Folder : 21 IATSE: Proceedings of 29th Convention, Detroit
Jun 1928
Box: 6 Folder : 22 IATSE: Scenic Artists Local 816 (Hollywood)
1952-1955
Box: 6 Folder : 23 Jam Handy Organization: Correspondence
Dec 1945
Box: 6 Folder : 24 Johnson, Wood & Co. CPA: Correspondence
Apr 1927-May 1942
Box: 6 Folder : 25 Johnson, Wood & Co. CPA: Financial Statements
1938-1940
Box: 6 Folder : 26 Karnholt, Rudy: Business Representative Correspondence
Mar 1948-Nov 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 27 League of New York Theatres: Agreements
1984-1984
Box: 6 Folder : 28 League of New York Theatres: Correspondence
Aug 1931-Mar 1932
Box: 6 Folder : 29 League of New York Theatres: Correspondence
Apr 1932-Sep 1939
Box: 6 Folder : 30 League of New York Theatres: Correspondence
Apr 1940-Dec 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 31 Legitimate Theatre Code Authority: Correspondence
Dec 1933-Jun 1934
Box: 6 Folder : 32 Legitimate Theatre Code Authority (National Legitimate Theatre Committee): Minutes
Aug 1933-Sep 1933
Box: 6 Folder : 33 Legitimate Theatre Code Authority (National Legitimate Theatre Committee): Minutes
Sep 1933-Dec 1933
Box: 6 Folder : 34 Legitimate Theatre Code Authority: Minutes
Jan 1934-Feb 1934
Box: 6 Folder : 35 Legitimate Theatre Code Authority: Minutes
Mar 1934-Jun 1934
Box: 6 Folder : 36 Legitimate Theatre Code Authority: Minutes
Aug 1934-Oct 1934
Box: 6 Folder : 37 Legitimate Theatre Code Authority: Minutes
Nov 1934-Jun 1935
Box: 6 Folder : 38 Lighting Designer's Committee
Feb 1962-Jun 1963
Box: 6 Folder : 39 Litigation: Banton vs. Wolper (settlement)
1944-1945
Box: 6 Folder : 40 Local 235 (Hollywood): Minutes
Mar 1932-Apr 1933
Box: 6 Folder : 41 Local 235 (Hollywood): Minutes
May 1933-Jan 1934
Box: 6 Folder : 42 Make-Up Artists: Examination
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 43 Meeting Notices
1966-1971
Box: 6 Folder : 44 Members: "Obligation" forms
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 45 Membership applications
1919-1950 , 1967
Box: 6 Folder : 46 Membership lists
1918-1919 , 1927 , 1931-1932
Box: 6 Folder : 47 Mielziner, Jo
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Motion Picture: Contracts
Mar 1956-Aug 1956
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Motion Picture: Contracts
1957-1966
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Motion Picture: Correspondence
Apr 1947-Aug 1962
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Motion Picture Production Unions Salute to Mayor John V. Lindsay: Program and Seating List
Sep 1968
Box: 7 Folder : 5 NBC v. USA (Arbitration), pp. 1-118
1967
Box: 7 Folder : 6 NBC v. USA (Arbitration), pp. 119-240
1967
Box: 7 Folder : 7 NBC v. USA (Arbitration), pp. 241-425
1967
Box: 7 Folder : 8 NBC v. USA (Arbitration), pp. 426-466
1967
Box: 7 Folder : 9 NBC v. USA (Arbitration), pp. 467-629
1967
Box: 7 Folder : 10 NBC v. USA (Arbitration), pp. 630-802
1968
Box: 7 Folder : 11 NBC v. USA (Arbitration), pp. 803-921
1968
Box: 7 Folder : 12 NBC v. USA (Arbitration), pp. 922-1026, includes summary
1968
Box: 7 Folder : 13 NBC v. USA (Arbitration), Award
1969
Box: 7 Folder : 14 National Scenic Artists Conferences
Mar 1928-Aug 1929
Box: 7 Folder : 15 National Scenic Artists Conferences
Apr 1930-Oct 1930
Box: 7 Folder : 16 National Scenic Artists Conferences
Jan 1932-Apr 1936
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Notices: Membership
Dec 1942-Dec 1943
Box: 7 Folder : 18 Notices: Membership
1944-1950 , 1970
Box: 7 Folder : 19 Officers and Members Lists
1915 , 1946
Box: 7 Folder : 20 Painter's Fees
1940
Box: 7 Folder : 21 Pension Fund
1971
Box: 7 Folder : 22 Petitions
1951-1952
Box: 7 Folder : 23 Picket List
1968
Box: 7 Folder : 24 Plautus Productions
Aug 1965-Oct 1966
Box: 7 Folder : 25 President's Report (Covering 1923-1924)
Jul 1925
Box: 7 Folder : 25a Protective Alliance of Scenic Painters of America: Reunion (card)
Jan 27, 1897
Box: 7 Folder : 26 Resolutions
1941
Box: 7 Folder : 27 Romano, Arthur: Financial Correspondence (Largely Local 350, Chicago)
1940 , 1947-1968
Box: 7 Folder : 28 S. Wolf's Sons: Centenary Article
1969
Box: 7 Folder : 29 Sacher and Sacher, Counselors at Law: Correspondence
1943-1951
Box: 7 Folder : 30 Scene Painting: Opera News Magazine
Feb 1969
Box: 7 Folder : 31 Scenic Design: General
1967
Box: 7 Folder : 32 Screen Directors International Guild
Oct 1961-Dec 1961
Box: 7 Folder : 33 Sign-Pictoral and Display Union, Local 230
Feb 1955-Jun 1956
Box: 7 Folder : 34 Signal Corps Photographic Center
1943 , 1947-1956
Box: 7 Folder : 35 Steward Complaints by Studios
May 1947-Aug 1952
Box: 7 Folder : 36 Stock Bonding
Dec 1941-Mar 1942
Box: 7 Folder : 37 Strike
Jun 1947-Dec 1949
Box: 7 Folder : 38 Stylists for Motion Pictures: Directory
1960-1969
Box: 7 Folder : 39 Summer Stock: List of Companies
1940-1942
Box: 7 Folder : 40 Television: Correspondence
May 1947-Dec 1948
Box: 7 Folder : 41 Television: Correspondence
Jan 1949-Dec 1949
Box: 7 Folder : 42 Television: Correspondence
Jun 1950-Sep 1951
Box: 7 Folder : 43 Television: WPIX
1951-1957
Box: 7 Folder : 44 Theatre of the Living Arts
1934-1965
Box: 7 Folder : 45 Theatrical Costume Workers Union No. 21313: Correspondence
1940-1944
Box: 7 Folder : 46 Trainee Program Agreement
1959-1961
Box: 7 Folder : 47 Unemployment Committee
1932-1935
Box: 7 Folder : 48 Withdrawal Card
1942
Box: 7 Folder : 49 Volz, August
1919
Box: 7 Folder : 50 Wardle, Fred v. Herbert Gahagan
Nov 1952-Dec 1952
Box: 7 Folder : 51 Ways and Means Committee Reports
1933-1935
Box: 7 Folder : 52 Welfare Fund
1978
Box: 7 Folder : 53 World War II Productions: American Theatre Wing, etc.
1942-1946
Box: 7 Folder : 54 World's Fair: United Scenic Artists Brochure
1964
Box: 7 Folder : 55-59 Artwork, graphics
1938, undated

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Series IV: Oversized Material, 1930-1972

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Angelo, Waldo v. Florence Klotz et al. (re: Harold Prince's "Follies"), New York State Supreme Court Case
1971-1972
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Diorama and Display Workers: Agreements
1957
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Scrapbook: Clippings, Photographs, Playbills and Reviews (bound volume)
1930-1949
Box: 2 Von Wicht, John, Society of Designer-Craftsmen, portfolio

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