Portland Central Labor Union Records
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.
- Portland CentralLabor Union (Portland, Me.) (Organization)
Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility; one week's notice required for retrieval.
Information on literary rights available in the repository.
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.
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Charles Scontras in May 2002.
- Guide to the Portland Central Labor Union Records
- Box And Folder List Available
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English.