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Guide to the United Telegraph Workers Records WAG.144

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 Jane Latour and Wagner Labor Archives Staff

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 06, 2014
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Hanan Ohayon to include non-print materials (2013); and by Maggie Schreiner to reflect updated administrative information  , November 2014

Descriptive Summary

Creator: United Telegraph Workers.
Title: United Telegraph Workers Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1928-1996
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1940-1986
Abstract: The United Telegraph Workers, known until 1968 as the Commercial Telegraphers Union of America, emerged from a series of struggles between smaller unions of private and postal telegraph workers. Pitted against a single dominant employer, Western Union, and beset by technological change in the industry, the union declined in numbers after World War II. In 1986 it merged with the Communications Workers of America. The collection includes records of predecessor and rival unions, correspondence, bargaining files, bulletins, convention records, legal files, photographs, charters, and badges.
Quantity: 45.5 linear feet in 45 record cartons and 10 folders.
Location: Note: This collection is housed offsite and advanced notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: WAG.144