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Portland Central Labor Union Records

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1576

Scope and Contents

Collection contains administrative records of the Portland Central Labor Union. Included are minutes of meetings, 1914-1919, 1924-1925; correspondence, 1915-1938 with gaps; financial and membership information. Correspondence includes incoming letters to the union's secretary, many from the American Federation of Labor and the Maine State Federation of Labor as well as from unions affiliated with the Portland organization. Also contains copies of the secretary's outgoing correspondence.

Dates

  • 1906-1940

Creator

Access Restrictions

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility; one week's notice required for retrieval.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Historical Note

The Portland Central Labor Union was founded around 1900 in Portland, Maine. It was affiliated with the American Federation of Labor and the Maine State Federation of Labor and was made up of delegates of various unions within its jurisdiction. Trades represented included barbers, hod carriers, hoisting engineers, iron moulders, plasterers, typographers, musicians, painters, carpenters, plumbers and stage employees among others. The union acted for the general welfare of its members, giving moral and financial support and attempting to arouse public support for various union causes.

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collection contains administrative records of the Portland Central Labor Union. Included are minutes of meetings, 1914-1919, 1924-1925; correspondence, 1915-1938 with gaps; financial and membership information. Correspondence includes incoming letters to the union's secretary, many from the American Federation of Labor and the Maine State Federation of Labor as well as from unions affiliated with the Portland organization. Also contains copies of the secretary's outgoing correspondence.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charles Scontras in May 2002.

Title
Guide to the Portland Central Labor Union Records
Status
Box And Folder List Available
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for uncoded script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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