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Guide to the James McNamara Papers WAG.129

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Ted Casselman and Jane LaTour, 1999; Craig Savino, 2007; Nicole Greenhouse, 2013

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 08, 2015
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 This finding aid was written in compliance with DACS in 2013. Edited by Heather Mulliner to reflect updated administrative information  , Jul 2015

Descriptive Summary

Creator: McNamara, James
Title: James McNamara Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1945-2010
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1980-2010
Abstract: James McNamara was an organizer and served in a number of staff positions for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union in the 1950s and 1960s. He then went on to hold a variety of positions at the New York City and state levels in which he engaged in negotiations, enforcement and investigative activities in relation to the building trades and the construction industry. He worked on investigations for the New York State Organized Crime Task Force and the New York County District Attorney’s Office (Labor Racketeering Unit) before his retirement in 1992. The collection contains background material and legal files relating to investigations of the Carpenters, Mason Tenders, Painters, Plumbers, Service Employees (Local 32 B-J), Operating Engineers, Elevator Constructors and New York area Teamsters unions. Also included are files on jurisdictional matters relating to the Building Trades Employers Association and files on the investigation of Brian McLaughlin as president of the New York City Central Labor Council.
Quantity: 9.0 linear feet in 10 record cartons.
Location note: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language of Materials note: Materials are mostly in English.
Call Phrase: WAG.129