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Guide to the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 7, Tile Marble & Terrazzo Records WAG.185

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2630
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Hillel Arnold.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 05, 2017
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen. Local 7 (New York and New Jersey)
Title: International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 7, Tile Marble & Terrazzo Records
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1945-1999
Abstract: Local 7 of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen was formed on November 1, 1994 by the merger of seven individual unions from New Jersey and the greater New York City metropolitan area. The collection contains minutes, correspondence, contracts, financial records, election results, photographs, and ephemera.
Quantity: 9.25 Linear Feet in 9 record cartons, 1 manuscript box, and 1 shared box.
Location: Materials stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: WAG.185

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Historical Note

Local 7 of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen was formed on November 1, 1994 by the merger of seven individual unions including the Tile Setters Union of NY & NJ (formally Local 52), the Tile Finishers of NY (formally Local 88), Tile Finishers of NJ (formally Local 77), Marble Carvers, Cutters, & Setters Union of NY & NJ (formally Local 4), Marble Finishers Union of NY (formally Local 20), Marble Polishers & Restoration Finishers of NY (formally Local 24), Terrazzo, Mosaic, & Decorative Chemical Product Finishers (formally Local 3). The union's geographic jurisdiction encompasses all of state of New Jersey, all Boroughs of Greater New York City, all of Long Island, and the counties of Westchester, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Putnam, and Orange.

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Scope and Content Note

The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 7, Tile Marble & Terrazzo Records (dated circa 1945-1999) contain the organizational records and photographs of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 7. Materials in this collection relate to several local unions that eventually incorporated to from Local 7 in 1994. The bulk of the records relate to the Tile Finishers of New York (formerly Local 88 of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen). These materials include election records, executive board minutes, correspondence, receipt books, and membership application forms. Materials related to other locals include contracts and bylaws from Local 24, and membership cards from Local 10. Graphic materials in this collection include black and white photographs and portraits of union officials and politicians. They also include one ULLICO (the Union Labor Life Insurance Company) ruler and five different brochures, pamphlets, and flyers.

Arrangement

Collection is arranged into two series, Series I. Records and Series II. Photographs and Ephemera. Materials in Series I: Records are arranged in original order. Materials in Series II: Photographs and Ephemera are arranged alphabetically.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Photographs
  • Minutes (administrative records)
  • Correspondence
  • Contracts
  • Election returns.

Subject Organizations

  • International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen. Local 7 (New York and New Jersey)

Subject Topics

  • Labor movement -- New York (State)
  • Building trades -- New York (State) -- New York

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open for research without restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Copyright status is unknown. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the:
Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-2630
Fax: (212) 995-4225
E-mail: tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 7, Tile Marble & Terrazzo Papers; WAG 185; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen, Local 7, 1998 and 2002.

Processing Information

Series I: Records is unprocessed. Photographs were separated from this collection during initial processing and were established as a separate collection, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 7, Tile Marble & Terrazzo Photographs (PHOTOS 104). In 2013, the photograph collection was reincorporated into the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 7, Tile Marble & Terrazzo Collection and established as Series II: Photographs and Ephemera.

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Container List

Series I: Records, 1946-1989

Scope and Contents

Series I: Records contains the organizational records of International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 7, Tile Marble & Terrazzo. The series includes minutes, correspondence, contracts, financial records, election results, photographs, and ephemera. A large portion of these records are from the Tile Finishers of New York (formerly Local 88 of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen).

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Local 88: Minutes
1946-1970
Box: 1 Local 88: Correspondence
1955-1970
Box: 2 Local 24: Contracts
undated
Box: 2 Local 88: Minutes
1968
Box: 3 Local 88: Receipt Books
1946-1966
Box: 3 Local 88: Correspondence
1955-1962
Box: 4 Local 88: Correspondence and Contracts
1946-1980
Box: 5 Local 88: Contract Changes
1957
Box: 5 Local 88: Financial Records and Minutes
1948
Box: 5 Local 88: Correspondence with International Union
1961-1987
Box: 6
Box: 7 Local 88: Correspondence
1969-1985
Box: 7 Local 88: Election Results
1950-1989
Box: 6
Box: 7 Local 88: Executive Board Election
1987
Box: 8 Local 10: Membership Cards
undated
Box: 7 Local 88: Apprentice Files
1986-1988
Box: 9
Box: 9 Local 88: Executive Board Minutes
1946-1981

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Series II: Photographs and Ephemera, circa 1945-1999

Scope and Content Note

Series II: Photographs and Ephemera includes black and white photographs including portraits of union officials and politicians. Also includes one ULLICO (the Union Labor Life Insurance Company) ruler and five different brochures (pamphlets/flyers) from B.A.C. Local 7.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Publications
1999, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Brooklyn Board of Business Agents A.F. of L. Annual Luncheon
Feb 1950
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Brooklyn Board of Business Agents A.F. of L. Annual Luncheon
Feb 1951
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Group Portrait
circa 1945-1965
Box: OS 002 Group Portraits
1947, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Important Information Regarding your Membership with the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
1998
Box: 10 Folder : 6 International Masonry Institute: If You Can Imagine It, We Can Bring It to Life
1998
Box: 10 Folder : 7 John Powers, President of Local 4, with Ronald Reagan
1982
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Malcom Cohen Bust
1999
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Marble Carvers, Cutters, and Setters Union Local 4
circa 1945-1960
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Pictures for Labor Day City Hall Local Archives
circa 1940-1960
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Union Labor Life Insurance Company Ruler
undated

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

Archived Website: May 3, 2009-ongoing

[http://webarchives.cdlib.org/site/sw1gq6r31s]

Scope and Content Note

Founded in 1865, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers represents craftworkers in the trowel trades across the United States and Canada including bricklayers, stone and marble masons, cement masons, plasterers, tilesetters, terrazzo and mosaic workers, and pointers/cleaners/caulkers. The website contains contracts, training and organizing programs, benefit programs, and event listings.

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