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Guide to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 2090 Records WAG.120

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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Local 1164.
Creator: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Local 2020.
Creator: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Local 2090.
Creator: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Local 2155.
Creator: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Local 246.
Title: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 2090 Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1881, 1917-1987
Abstract: One of the older locals of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America in New York, Local 2090 was a cabinet makers local with a long German-socialist tradition. It was under left-wing leadership during the early-1930s. At the General Convention of 1936, Local 2090 led a campaign in opposition to amendments specifically directed at the Communist Party, which resulted in the revocation of its charter and a court case. The collection consists of the records of Local 2090 and other locals, possibly predecessors and successors, including Locals 1164, 2155, 2020, and 246. Materials include ledger books, minutes, contracts, correspondence, membership cards, legal documents, printed ephemera, and photographs, dating from 1881 to 1987.
Quantity: 7.25 linear feet in 7 record cartons and 3 folders.
Location: Note: Boxes 1-7 are housed offsite and advanced notice is required for use. Please contact tamiment.wagner@library.nyu.edu at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English, with a dues book in German, and membership books in Norwegian.
Call Phrase: WAG.120