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Guide to the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 9 Records WAG.150

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Collection processed by Sarah Graff, 2006 and Hillel Arnold, 2008.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 19, 2021
Finding aid is written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Megan O’Shea to revise laudatory language in the Abstract, Biographical Note, and Scope and Contents Note  , May 2021

Descriptive Summary

Creator: International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades. Painters District Council 9 of New York City
Source: International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades. Painters District Council 9 of New York City
Source - dnr: Vagelatos, Sandy
Title: International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 9 Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1932-2000
Dates [bulk]: 1972-1988
Abstract: International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 9 is an organization of painters, decorators, wall coverers, drywall finishers, sign painters, metal polishers, bridge and structural steel painters, civil service painters, lead abatement workers, glaziers and architectural metal glassworkers, paint makers, and allied tradesmen. The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 9 Records consist of bound minute books, agreements with other trade unions, and legal documents relating to Frank Arnold, James Bishop, Frank Schonfeld, and others. The collection also includes correspondence, election materials, photographs, trusteeship records, and Executive Trial Board records of Frank Schonfeld's trial in 1972. Material in the collection dates from 1932 to 2000, with the bulk of the material dating from 1972 to 1988.
Quantity: 5 Linear Feet in 5 record cartons.
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: WAG.150

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Historical Note

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1887 as the Brotherhood of Painters and Decorators of America. The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 9 (IUPAT DC 9) of New York was granted a charter by the national union in December 1900. IUPAT DC 9 is an organization of painters, decorators, wall coverers, drywall finishers, sign painters, metal polishers, bridge and structural steel painters, civil service painters, lead abatement workers, glaziers and architectural metal glassworkers, paint makers, and allied tradesmen. The majority of the members work in the construction industry.

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Scope and Content Note

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 9 Records consist of bound minute books, agreements with other trade unions, and legal documents relating to Frank Arnold, James Bishop, Frank Schonfeld, and others. The collection also includes correspondence, election materials, photographs, trusteeship records, and Executive Trial Board records of Frank Schonfeld's trial in 1972. Material in the collection dates from 1932 to 2000, with the bulk of the material dating from 1972 to 1988.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged chronologically in Series I and alphabetically in Series II and III.

The files are grouped into three series:

Series I: Minutes, 1968-1990

Series II: General Files, 1932-2000

Series III: Photographs, 1939-1991

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Arnold, Frank
  • Astor, Vincent, 1891-1959
  • Bishop, James
  • Schonfeld, Frank
  • Rarback, Martin
  • Alfarone, John
  • Vagelatos, Sandy

Document Type

  • Correspondence.
  • Indictments (legal documents).
  • Legal documents.
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Photographs.
  • Minutes (administrative records)

Subject Organizations

  • International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades. Painters District Council 9 of New York City
  • Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America. Local 490 (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America. Local 848 (New York, N.Y.)
  • International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades
  • International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades. Painters District Council 9 of New York City

Subject Topics

  • Labor union democracy -- New York (State)
  • Painters, Industrial -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Painters, Industrial -- Labor unions -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Labor unions -- Corrupt practices -- New York (State)
  • Collective labor agreements -- Painters, Industrial -- New York (State) -- New York.

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.).

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The archived website was migrated from the California Digital Library's Web Archiving Service to the Internet Archive's Archive-It Service in November 2015. The link to California Digital Library was removed in October 2017.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 9 were transferred to New York University in 2001 by Sandy Vagelatos. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu, (212) 998-2630.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 9 Records; WAG 150; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Related Material at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 9 Records (WAG 150)

International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 9: Trusteeship Records (WAG 149)

International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, Local 490 Records (WAG 042)

International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, Local 490 Photographs (PHOTOS 150)

International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, Local 874 Records (WAG 152)

Frank Schonfeld Photographs (PHOTOS 144)

Daniel French Papers (WAG 101)

Frank Schonfeld Papers (WAG 027)

Sam Winn Papers (WAG 203)

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Audiovisual materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers. Materials not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu, (212) 998-2630 with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Sandy Vagelatos (Business Manager and Secretary-Treasurer of the Council) on behalf of the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 9 in 2001. The accession numbers associated with this gift are 2001.088, 2001.146, and NPA 2001.088.

The accession number 2018.029 is also associated with this collection.

Processing Information

Photographs separated from this collection during processing were established as a separate collection, the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, District 9 Photographs (PHOTOS 131). In 2013, the photograph collection was reincorporated into the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, District 9 Records (WAG 150).

In 2014, the archived website was added as series IV.

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Container List

Series I: Minutes, 1968-1990

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Minutes
1968-1972
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Minutes
1977-1978
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Minutes
1979
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Minutes
1980
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Minutes
1981
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Minutes
1982
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Minutes
1983
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Minutes
1984
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Minutes (I)
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Minutes (II)
1987
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Minutes (I)
1988
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Minutes (II)
1988
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Minutes
1989
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Minutes
1990
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Minutes: Trustees Meeting Re: Pension
1974-1981
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Minutes: Trustees Meeting Re: Pension
1987

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Series II: General Files, 1932-2000

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Agreement: Astor, Vincent (Newsweek Building) and DC 9
1947
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Agreement: Carnegie Hall and Maintenance Division, Building and Construction Trades Council
1946
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Agreement: Garfinkel, Sam and Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America
1932
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Agreement: Local Union of Connecticut State Conference of Painters Affiliates of IBPAT and "Employer"
1972
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Agreement: Trade Agreements, IBPAT with other unions
1965-1968 , 1987-1996
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Agreement and Correspondence: Painting Industry Pension Fund of New York and IBPAT National Pension Fund Merger
1978
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Anniversary Dinner, 100th: Program and Invitations
2000
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Arnold, Frank F. v. DC 9 and IBPAT: Appellant's Appendix
1978
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Arnold, Frank F. v. DC 9 and IBPAT: Briefs
1978
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Bishop, James: Testimony
Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Board of Arbitration: IBPAT v. Hubbard Painting and Decorating
1973
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Board of Arbitration: Plasterers Local 60 v. DC 9
1982
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Board of Arbitration: Pointers, Caulkers and Cleaners Local Union 66 v. DC 9
1986
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Board of Arbitration: United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local Union 8 v. DC 9
1986
Box: 2 Folder : 18 By-Laws
1978
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Calendars
1998-1999
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Clippings
Undated
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Clippings: Re: Jack "Legs" Diamond, Jacob Wellner
1934
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Clippings: Scrapbook
1934
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Convention, 25th General: Fifth Day Session
1984
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Correspondence
1946-1947
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Correspondence
1953 , 1957
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Correspondence
1978-1980
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Correspondence
1990
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Correspondence: Re: Astor, Vincent (Newsweek Building)
1945-1946
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Correspondence: Re: Charles F. Noyes Co. Inc.
1948-1948
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Correspondence: Re: Dispute over spray application of simulated acoustical material on ceilings
1982
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Correspondence: Re: Eastern Offices, Inc.
1951
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Correspondence: Re: Gimbel Brothers
1937 , 1940 , 1942-1945
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Correspondence: Raftery, S. Frank
1972-1973 , 1983
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Correspondence: Wolford, James
1971-1973 , 1982
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Draft Resolutions
Undated
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Dues Books: Hollander, Harry
1939-1968
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Dues Books: Smolar, Julius
1933-1963
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Election Materials: Bishop, James and Schonfeld, Frank
1972 , 1976 , 1979
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Election Materials: Flyers: English-Yiddish
1939-1946
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Election Materials: Flyers and Ballots
Undated
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Election Materials: Flyers and Clippings: English-Italian
1947-1948
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Election Materials: Flyers and Correspondence
1973-1979
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Election Materials: "Painters Free Press"
1972 , 1979
Box: Shared Tamiment 007 Folder : 6 Election Materials: Sample Ballots
1936-1976
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Executive Trial Board: DC 8 et al. v. General Vice President Michael E. Monroe
1988
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Executive Trial Board: Schonfeld Trial (I)
1972
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Executive Trial Board: Schonfeld Trial (II)
1972
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Executive Trial Board: Schonfeld Trial (III)
1972
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Executive Trial Board: Schonfeld Trial (IV)
1972
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Executive Trial Board: Schonfeld Trial (V)
1972
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Executive Trial Board: Schonfeld Trial (VI)
1972
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Executive Trial Board: Schonfeld Trial (VII)
1972
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Executive Trial Board: Schonfeld Trial (VIII)
1972
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Executive Trial Board: Schonfeld Trial: General
1972
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Executive Trial Board: Suggestions for Proper Conduct of Trials
1973
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Health and Safety Guides
1993 , 1996
Box: 4 Folder : 6 IBPAT et al. v. DC 9 et al.: Findings
1976
Box: 4 Folder : 7 IBPAT et al. v. DC 9 et al.: Notice of Cross Motion and Affidavit of James Bishop; Paint Pot (newsletter, with report on Bishop Reinstatement)
1978
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Joint Trade Board: Decision Records
1990-1992
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Joint Trade Board: Hearing Re: Norvic Painting Company
1973
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Local Union 490: Commemorative Programs
1965
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Local Union 490: Re: Paperhangers Strike
1979
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Local Union 806: Collective Bargaining Agreement with Steel Painters Contractors Association
1968-1971
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Local Union 806: Correspondence
1968-1973
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Local Union 1456: Minutes
1944-1949
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Mercury Paint Company v. Keystone Painting Company et al.: Correspondence
1978
Box: 4 Folder : 16 New York City Transportation Administration: Rules and Regulations for Employees
Undated
Box: Shared Tamiment 007 Folder : 7 NY Painter, clippings, broadsides
1934-1970
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Pension Fund: Annual Report
1971
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Pension Fund: International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Report
1979
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Prevailing Wage Law: Barbaro-Brodsky Report
1991
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Prevailing Wage Law: Violation Complaint Form
Undated
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Programs: Testimonial Dinners: Levy, Murray and Wellner, Jacob
1939 , 1942
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Robbins, Harold, Morris Berger, Max Zasher and Frank Schonfeld v. James Bishop and Thomas Noschese
1982
Box: 4 Folder : 22a Rosen, Max (aka Frank Robbins): Clipping, Oral History Transcript, Trial Board, Copies of Photographs
Undated , 1961 , 1979
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Schonfeld, Frank and Al Herman v. DC 9 et al.: Correspondence and Legal Documents
1979
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Silverman, Daniel v. DC 9: National Labor Relations Board Complaint, Fine Art Decorating
1987
Box: 4 Folder : 25 State of New York v. DC 9: Corruption: Miscellaneous Documents
1990
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Trusteeship Records: United States Department of Labor Report
1977
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Trusteeship Records: Re: Woodfinishers Dispute with Carpenters
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Trusteeship Records: Hearing (I)
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Trusteeship Records: Hearing (II)
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Trusteeship Records: Hearing (III)
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Trusteeship Records: Hearing (IV)
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Trusteeship Records: Hearing (V)
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Trusteeship Records: Hearing (VI)
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Trusteeship Records: Hearing Re: Local Union 655
1982
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Trusteeship Records: Post-Hearing Memorandum on Behalf of DC 9
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Work-for-Victory Day
1943

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Series III: Photographs, 1939-1991

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Labor Day
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Labor Day and Pickets
circa 1991
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Portraits
1939-1990s
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Repainting Prometheus (Rockefeller Center)
1974
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Work Sites
undated
Box: Shared Tamiment 069 Folder : 10 22nd convention
1969

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Series IV: Archived Website, May 3, 2009-ongoing

International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades. Painters District Council 9 of New York City

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/6349/*/http://www.dc9.net/]

Scope and Content Note

The District Council 9 New York is local branch of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, chartered in 1900. District Council 9 is an organization of painters, decorators, wall covers, drywall finishers, sign painters, metal polishers, bridge & structural steel painters, civil service painters, lead abatement workers, glaziers & architectural metal glassworkers, paint makers, paint makers and allied trades. The website contains information on their apprencticeship programs, news, and event listings.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Due to technical or privacy issues, archived websites may not be exact copies of the original website at the time of the web crawl. Certain file types will not be captured dependent on how they are embedded in the site. Other parts of websites that the crawler has difficulty capturing includes Javascript, streaming content, database-driven content, and highly interactive content. Full-Text searches of archived websites are available at https://archive-it.org/organizations/567.

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