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Guide to the Building Trades Employers Association Records WAG.196

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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New York, NY 10012
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Gail Malmgreen and Douglas Pickard

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 28, 2018
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Content Note

The collection is primarily comprised of BTEA contracts, mediation, and arbitration files. It also contains minutes of meetings of the BTEA Board of Governors, convention files, correspondence, and a small number of photographs, newsletters and clippings. The extensive arbitration files contain a wide range of materials used by The Arbitration Board in the process of reaching a decision, including court papers, correspondence, notes, blueprints, photographs, construction job lists and manufacturers' circulars.


The collection has been divided into three series; most files are in original order. Series 1 contains nine boxes of contracts, which are arranged by union name. Series 2 is comprised of mediations, arbitrations, and other documents created between 1903-1995. Arbitrations in Series 2 are coded according to the listing of decisions in the Handbook of the Building Trades Employers Association of the City of New York (commonly known as the "Green Book"; copy at Tamiment Library, call no. HD6515 B9 N73 1990).

Series 3 contians 11 boxes of mediation and arbitration files between 1989 and 2011, which are numbered and grouped in a roughly chronological order. The majority of the files were created after 2000 and have been numbered in a way that reflects the date in which proceedings begun. Files created prior to 2000, however, are dated but lack numeration.