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Central Labor Union (Lewiston, Me.) Records

Identifier: SpC MS 1345-sc

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a volume of minutes of meetings of the Central Labor Union from 1924-1930. It also includes a small amount of correspondence dating from 1930 as well as a few certificates of membership in the union. The correspondence includes letters from Arthur R. Gould and Frederick Hale, both United States senators from Maine.


  • Creation: 1924-1930

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No restrictions on access.

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Historical Note

The Central Labor Union of Lewiston and Auburn, Maine, was organized in 1890 and affiliated with the American Federation of Labor. It was composed of delegates from various trade unions of carmen, painters, carpenters, masons, textile workers, papermakers, stone-cutters, sheet-metal workers, street-railway employees, musicians and stagehands. Central labor unions were formed to provide support for their member groups, investigate grievances among unions, and investigate disputes between unions and employers. They had no authority to instigate strikes.


1 volume

1 folder

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charles Scontras, University of Maine, in 2004.


No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.

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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States