AFL-CIO Community Services Records, 1988-2007 (S0845)
37 cubic feet
This collection contains correspondence, newsletters pertaining to the AFL-CIO Community Services mission to coordinate community services for organized labor.
Agricultural Wheel No. 657, High Gate, Missouri Records, 1888_1890 (R0396)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)
These are records of the local chapter of the Agricultural Wheel at High Gate in Maries County, Missouri. The records include the constitution, by-laws, membership roster and minutes of meetings, and a pamphlet containing the constitutions of the National Farmers' and Laborers' Union of America, and the Farmers' and Laborers' Union of Missouri.
Anna Agris Collection, 1932-1969 (S0804)
0.4 cubic foot, 100 photographs
This collection contains dance programs, photographs, newspaper clippings, and manuscripts documenting Anna Agris' career as a ballet dancer and dance instructor in Chicago, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri. Her maiden name was Anna Agress.
Donna Allen Papers, 1920-1992 (C3795)
18.6 cubic feet (916 folders), 18 audio cassettes, 1 audio disc
The papers of the director of the Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press and editor of Media Report to Women include professional correspondence and printed materials on sex and race discrimination cases, media stereotypes, public broadcasting, women's news, national and international women's conferences, and women in management. The papers also document Allen’s involvement in labor, civil rights, and anti-war activism.
Allied Printing Trades Council Records, 1894-1990 (S0798)
1 cubic foot, 9 ledgers, 2 microfilm rolls
The records of the Allied Printing Trades Council contain secretary reports, constitution and by-laws, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and ledger relating to the Council's mission to represent printing pressmen, bookbinders, stereotypers, and photoengravers in labor negotiations with employers.
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America Records, 1893-1993 (S0741)
98 cubic feet, 518 photographs
The collection includes negotiated agreements with clothing industry manufacturers in St. Louis and the surrounding regions from the 1930s to the 1980s, primarily with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA). It also has organizing literature and strike materials, particularly from the most active organizing period in the 1940s, plus correspondence from union officers, activists and rank-and-file members, including labor grievances and organizing reports, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and other union publications.
American Federation of Technical Engineers, Local 23 AFL-CIO Records, 1941-1972 (S0385)
6 cubic feet, 125 folders
This collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, contracts and strike files, publications, finances, and reports of the American Federation of Technical Engineers (AFTE), Local 23 and Midwest Council of AFTE and the AFTE itself. Most of the papers were collected by Maurice Wheeler, the president of Local 23 (1945-1960), secretary-treasurer of Midwest Council (1958-1968) and vice president of AFTE (1958-1960, 1966-1970).
William James Anderson, Jr. Papers, 1840-1965 (K0058)
Diaries, letters, business ledgers and records, manuscripts, photographs, and other materials created and collected by Anderson and his family which relate to the history of the Kansas City metropolitan area. Anderson was a local historian and descendent of Thomas Johnson and John Wornall
Bakers' Union, Local 4 Records, 1897-1958 (S0182)
7 microfilm rolls
St. Louis German bakers sent delegates to the first national meeting of bakers in Pittsburgh in February 1886 and received a charters as No. 15. The local supported the eight-hour movement and helped organize the Central Trades and Labor Union. Rivalry with the English-speaking local was resolved in 1906 when both united as Local No. 4. The collection includes executive board membership and social club minutes, financial records, and membership lists. Some volumes are in German.
Bakers' Union, Local No. 4 Collection, 1911, 1916 (S0117)
0.01 cubic foot, 1 folder
This collection includes a photograph circa 1911 of unidentified bakers, a photocopy of the Silver Jubilee edition of The Bakers’ Journal from 1911, and a photocopy of the 1916 30th-anniversary souvenir program for Bakers’ Union, Local No. 4.
Leslie S. Barber Papers, 1950-1966 (K0118)
Research notes and writing relating to biographical sketches of postal clerks who worked on the Kansas City and Pueblo Railway Post Office line. Also included are lists of postal clerks who served on other lines as well as reminiscences about Barber's family and friends. Genealogical notes on the Barber family and assorted newspaper clippings is included.
Franklin Hoke Barnitz Papers, 1860-1894 (R0164)
This collection consists of correspondence and miscellaneous papers of Franklin H. Barnitz of Lake Spring, Dent County, Missouri. He was a native of Pennsylvania and freighter who operated from the railhead of the Southwest Branch of the Pacific Railroad in Phelps County before moving to Lake Spring. The collection includes letters from his family in York, Pennsylvania, and from friends and business associates in Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri.
Russell S. Bauder Papers, 1910-1971 (C3347)
24.7 cubic feet
Papers of a University of Missouri professor, economist, and arbitrator. Arbitration cases and labor agreements, 1929-1971; U.S. Employment Service papers, 1935-1939; U.S. National War Labor Board, Wage Stabilization, 1942-1952; speeches and articles, 1932-1943; and miscellaneous materials.
DeVeda Bishop Collection, 1965-1969 (S0165)
0.01 cubic foot, 3 folders
The DeVeda Bishop collection contains memos, newsletters, circulars, correspondence, and a training manual from DeVeda Bishop’s experience as a legislative reporter for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA) Local 495 and the St. Louis Legislative Committee. The St. Louis Legislative Committee, formed by the Southwest Regional Joint Board of the ACWA, encouraged legislative activities throughout all local chapters of ACWA in St. Louis.
Brewers, Maltsters and General Labor Departments, Local Union No. 6 Minutes, 1898-1940 (C0584)
2 rolls of microfilm
Roll 1 contains volume 1, March 14, 1898-July 14, 1918, in German. Roll 2 contains volume 2, July 28, 1918-January 1, 1940, in English. Labor-management relations, beer production prohibition, participation in politics, international union policy and relations with other trade unions; World War I, American Socialist Party, Eugene V. Debs, and Tom Mooney.
Dutton Brookfield Papers, 1844-1979 (C2732)
72.4 cubic feet, 5 audio cassettes
The papers of Dutton Brookfield contain the business, political and personal papers and photographs of a Kansas City, MO, community leader. Brookfield was President of Unitog Company (1953-1979), a mayoral candidate (1963, 1971), and on boards of numerous corporations and educational and civic organizations. Family papers include letters from the Civil War, World War I and II, and Vietnam.
Theodore Bross Ledgers, 1899-1956 (C4215)
The business records of Theodore Bross, consisting of four volumes of a general blacksmith in Flint Hill, Missouri. The ledgers include name of customer, services rendered, such as horse shoes, wagon repairs, parts and various farm tools sold, and prices charged.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Lodge No. 634 Records, 1916-1932 (C0885)
0.04 cubic feet (2 folders)
The recording secretary’s books for Lodge 634 of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen in Brookfield, Missouri.
George W. Brownson Papers, 1929 (K0346)
Correspondence and telegrams congratulating Brownson upon his retirement from Western Union Telegraph Company after 55 years. Also a brief history of the telegraph in Kansas City.
David T. Burbank Papers, 1912-1987 (S0469)
3 cubic feet, 64 folders, 1 volume
The David T. Burbank Papers contain correspondence and research materials for his book, "Reign of the Rabble," an account of the St. Louis general strike in 1877. The collection also includes Burbank's personal papers as well as newsletters and literature he collected from regional labor and socialist organizations.
Ernest Calloway Papers, 1932-1989 (S0011)
36.4 cubic feet, 666 photographs, 1 oversize volume, 10 audio tapes, 1 CD
The Ernest Calloway papers contain correspondence, speeches, public statements, reports, campaign materials, newspapers, and photographs documenting Calloway's activities as president of the St. Louis NAACP, political analyst for Teamsters' Local 688, and a political activist in St. Louis and a lecturer on urban problems for St. Louis University.
Carpenter's District Council of Greater St. Louis Records, 1834-2003 (S1091)
100 cubic feet
The records of the Carpenter's District Council of Greater St. Louis contains dues, membership, and meeting minute ledgers, documenting the union's efforts to unionize carpenters in the St. Louis area.
Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Committee (St. Louis, Mo.) Records, 1964-1981 (C3634)
2 rolls of microfilm
Office files of the Executive Director of the Committee, and minutes of related organizations: the Joint Administrative Committee of the St. Louis Supplemental Manpower Agreement / of the St. Louis Construction Manpower Corporation; the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Construction Manpower Corporation; and the Board of Directors of Construction Job Opportunities, Inc.
Carpenters' District Council of Greater St. Louis, AFL-CIO Records, 1892-1979 (C3696)
34 rolls of microfilm
Minutes, correspondence, financial records, labor contracts and apprenticeship records. The St. Louis District Council, one of four in the state of Missouri, worked to unionize carpenter shops, provided benefits for members, and mediated jurisdictional disputes between unions.
Carpenters' Local 1596 Records, 1871-1975 (S0163)
8 micofilm rolls
Twenty-two carpenters met on December 8, 1871, to form the St. Louis Cabinet Makers' Protective Union. The following year they affiliated with the International Cabinet Makers' Union of America, becoming Local 12. In 1903 the local became part of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America as Local 1596. The collection includes records of other unions that joined Local 1596. Early volumes are in German.
Carpenters' Local No. 5 Financial Books, 1885-1913 (S0160)
1 roll microfilm, 2 volumes
Three St. Louis carpenters' unions helped organize the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America in Chicago in August 1881. Unable to improve working conditions locally the national board revoked the charters of the three unions and consolidated them into one, Local 5, in November 1883. The new local successfully estbalished the eight-hour work day for its members in 1886. Nicknamed the old "Dutch Local" the local's early records (1885-1913) are in German.
Carpenters' Local No. 5 Records, 1886-1948 (S0161)
4 microfilm rolls
Three St. Louis carpenters' unions helped organize the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners in 1881. Unable to improve working conditions locally, the national board revoked their charters and consolidated these into one, Local 5, in 1883. The new local successfully established the eight-hour work day for its members in 1886. Nicknamed the old "Dutch Local," the early records are in German and include minute books, financial records, and trustee reports.
Central Trades and Labor Union of St. Louis Minutes, 1945-1946 (C0919)
Printed minutes of bi-monthly meetings.
Charles Edward Clark Papers, 1930-2006 (K0673)
Research materials of a former Regional Director of U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Includes newspaper clippings, journals, magazines, brochures, flyers, newsletters, and audio cassettes.
Christopher Jackson Clark Papers, 1941-2014 (K0555)
11 cubic feet (333 folders, 1 CD, 1 DVD, 142 photographs, 67 slides, 17 items)
The Christopher Jackson Clark Papers consist of correspondence, training and operation materials, publications, photographs, and artifacts pertaining to his career with Trans World Airlines, his contribution redefining retirement within the organization, and his involvement with Save-A-Connie.
James Weldon Click Papers, 1933-1963 (S0507)
13 cubic feet, 503 folders, 4 photographs, 1 16mm film
The James Weldon Click papers primarily document his efforts to rid United Electrical Local 1102 of Communist influence and establish the new International Union of Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America-CIO, (IUERNWA). The collection contains meeting minutes, convention materials, correspondence, labor agreements, photographs, and a scrapbook.
Marcia Cline Papers, 1970-2016 (S0333)
2 cubic feet
The collection contains photographs, correspondence, research notes, and newspaper clippings pertaining to the Labor Movement in St. Louis, including the Coalition for Labor Union Women. Included in the collection is correspondence between Marcia Cline and other women in the labor movement; topics of interest include implementing a mass socialist movement in the United States.
Coalition of Labor Union Women, St. Louis Records, 1973-2000 (S0106)
2.4 cubic feet, 39 folders, 1 plaque
The Coalition of Labor Union Women, St. Louis Chapter was founded in October 1974 in an effort to try to help women attain their rights as workers. The records contain meeting minutes, correspondence, bylaws, press releases, and membership lists pertaining to the group’s mission to assist unionized women in obtaining their rights as workers.
Communications Workers of America Records, 1983-2009 (S0864)
25 cubic feet
The records of the Communication Workers of American contain Grievance files, correspondence, contract books, and arbitration awards pertaining to the union's mission to advocate workers in the telecommunications and information technology industries.
Construction and General Laborers Local Union No. 264 Photograph Collection, 1957-1958 (K0684)
Photographs of construction and demolition activities, both residential and commercial, presumably by union members of Local #264. Includes Longview Farm, Municipal Auditorium, and other buildings and grain elevators in the general Kansas City area. Also a small amount of correspondence from Theodore L. Irving, President of the Local.
Thomas Francis Creamer Papers, 1910-1941 (K1220)
Creamer was a railroad fireman. Includes family photographs, correspondence, and papers relating to the Creamer family in Illinois and Missouri. Also materials related to his work with the Baltimore and Ohio/Chicago and Alton Railroad.
James Adam Davis Papers, 1937-1975 (C3666)
23.5 cubic feet
Papers of a state labor leader. State CIO Industrial Union Council, State Labor Council, Political Action Committee, Missouri Valley Authority, Governor's Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation, United Labor Committee of Missouri, State Environmental Improvement Authority and Executive Review Committee materials. Personal records.
Walter W. Davis Papers, 1948-2007 (K0572)
Davis was a flight engineer with Trans World Airlines (TWA). Includes newsletters, publications, clippings, handbooks, and reports, and employee agreements, an employee grievance pamphlet, a retirement handbook, and a copy of a legal Motion for Intervention filed by Flight Engineers
L. Walter Dempsey Stenographer's Notes, 1917 (C3016)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder)
Shorthand notes taken during the investigation of the Lead Belt Riots in St. Francois County, MO, in 1917.
Robert N. Denham Papers, 1919-1954 (C0012)
19 cubic feet (1,753 folders)
The papers include material on Denham’s legal practice in Florida; his work as trial examiner and general counsel for NLRB, including material on Taft-Hartley legislation, speeches, and participation in President’s Conference on Administrative Procedures; and personal papers.
Michele Ann Divine Papers, 1965-1984 (K0573)
Uniforms and training materials of flight attendant with Trans World Airlines (TWA).
Eagle-Picher Industries, Fibers and Minerals Division Collection, 1967 (R0833)
This contract is an 'Agreement between Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc., Fibers & Minerals Division, Joplin, Missouri, and Local Union No. 279, United Cement, Lime and Gypsum Workers.' The agreement was executed on May 3, 1967, effective from May 1, 1967.
Conrad Theodore Fehlig Diaries, 1902-1913 (S0250)
1 microfilm roll
Conrad Theodore Fehlig was a partner in the Fehlig Brother Box Manufacturing Company. His diaries reflect activities of his personal life, including passing references to the 1904 World’s Fair, a Teamsters strike and notes about the weather.
Frank Stephen Ford Photograph Collection, 1896-1912 (K0712)
Negatives taken by Ford, a talented amateur photographer. His subjects included outdoor pastoral scenes, streams and rivers, including a number of views of the Missouri River east of the ASB Bridge. Also portraits of family and friends, interiors of his home at 29th and Flora and other houses and buildings, and of a black servant (including some of his home) who worked for Ford's family.
Funsten Nut Strike Manuscript, 1933 (S0098)
0.01 cubic foot
In 1933, employees of St. Louis-based dried fruit and nut dealer Funsten Nut Company demanded and received higher wages by striking. The collection consists of a thesis by St. Louis University student Myrna Fichtenbaum, entitled "The Funsten Nut Strike May, 1933". The paper discusses the local historical setting, the sequence of strike activities, and the connections with the labor movement and Communist Party.
George L. Brown and Son Collection, 1905-1912 (K0342)
Weekly time books for a major Kansas City contractor and builder, each for a separate construction project: First National Bank, C.A. Burton Building, Victor Building, New England National Bank, Loose-Wiles Building, and Rothenberg and Schloss Building. Includes the names of laborers, number of hours worked, pay rate, and weekly totals.
Ona M. Gieschen Papers, 1935-2005 (K0562)
Personal professional files and collected materials of former TWA hostess, supervisor and director of customer service, and historian of TWA. Also articles written by the Gieschen, histories and recollections by former employees, and correspondence between two pioneers of TWA, Hal Blackburn and Gordon "Parky" Parkinson. And research materials, photographs, and correspondence concerning Watts Mill and Dallas, MO.
Greater Kansas City, Missouri, Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO Records, 1946-1970 (C2514)
1.2 cubic feet
The papers of the Greater Kansas City Central Labor Council of the AFL-CIO contain the minutes of the Central Labor Council, miscellaneous copies of letters, resolutions, and notices.
Heart of America Labor Council Collection, 1921-1967 (K0839)
Miscellaneous historical files including photographs, badges, minutes, and records of various unions in Kansas City.
Henry Tobias Brewers and Maltsters Union #6 Collection, 1873-1990 (S0615)
16.2 cubic feet, 314 folders, 2 records, 1 reel tape, 556 photographs
The Brewers and Maltsters Local #6 is the oldest labor union in continuous operation in the city of St. Louis. This collection documents the changes that the Maltsters Union #6 underwent over the years as well as the everyday details of a labor union. The collection also contains material that Henry Tobias collected on the history of brewing and St. Louis breweries. Included are materials from the Dancing Masters of America and the Dancing Teacher's Association of St. Louis.