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Guide to the Records of Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local 137
||Sheet Metal Workers' International Association. Local 137.
||Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local 137 Records
||1916; circa 1950s-1991; undated
||Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local 137 is the Greater New York,
Long Island, Westchester and Rockland local union of the International Association
of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers. Most of its members’ work is
fabricating, rigging, and installing metal signboards. This has included production
of many of the electric signs on Broadway’s “Great White Way,” the time ball used
at New Year’s Eve celebrations at Times Square, as well as signs for suburban shopping
centers. Its charter was issued in 1924, but the Local was founded earlier, possibly
as early as 1911. The Collection includes correspondence, Executive Board minutes,
apprenticeship records, contracts, and a small number of photographs, mainly from
the 1970s and 1980s.
||12.0 linear feet in 12 record cartons, one folder, and one oversize folder
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|Language of Materials note:
||Materials are in English