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Guide to the Transport Workers Union of America Records WAG.235

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 Kerri Anne Burke, Ted Casselman, Johanna Blokker and Gail Malmgreen, 2004-2007

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 02, 2022
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Jasmine Larkin added Series X to incorporate 2 boxes from Accession NPA.1999.026 found during the shelf read of Bobst 10 West. Jacqueline Rider added Series XI: Other formats to incorporate Accession 2017.078, 3 boxes of non-print items. Edited by Nicole Greenhouse for updated administrative information and archived websites. Edited by Rachel Mahre to reflect audio materials added from OH.011.  , June 2017 , December 2017 , August 2022 , July 2022

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Transport Workers Union of America
Source: Transport Workers Union of America
Source - dnr: Quill, Shirley, 1918-
Title: Transport Workers Union of America Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1911-2007
Dates [bulk]: 1937-1966
Abstract: The Transport Workers Union of America, founded in 1934 and led until 1966 by charismatic Irish-American radical Mike Quill, initially organized subway workers and bus drivers in the New York City area. Eventually the union chartered locals in cities and towns across the country, and it branched out to include taxi drivers, railway employees, airline workers and utility workers among its members. This collection is comprised of administrative records of the Transport Workers Union of America. The Michael J. (Mike) Quill files document the trade-union and political activity of Quill, who served as TWU president from 1935 to 1966. The collection also contains records of Quill's three successful campaigns for the New York City Council (on the American Labor Party ticket and as an independent) and his work as a councilman. Other series contain files of Quill's successor, Matthew Guinan, other TWU officers and staff, TWU divisions, and national conventions. Included are incoming and outgoing correspondence, financial records, reports, speeches, bargaining files, arbitration and mediation decisions, publicity materials and clippings.
Quantity: 153 Linear Feet (153 boxes)
Quantity: 5 Cassettes 5 VHS cassettes
Quantity: 10 Reels 10 8mm open reel films
Quantity: 3 Reels 3 16mm open reel films
Quantity: 1 Reels 1 35mm open reel film
Quantity: 12 videodiscs (dvd)
Quantity: 8 websites in 8 archived websites.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: WAG.235