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Preliminary Guide to the Durham Central Labor Union Records, ca. 1921-1971

Collection Overview

Minutes, financial records, correspondence, memorabilia, and other materials from various Durham labor unions and their local umbrella organization, the Durham Central Labor Union. Accession 2001-0007 has been interfiled with accession 1999-0158.

The individual unions include: Tobacco Workers International Union Local 183; International Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Iron Workers Local 636; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 553; United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 522; Painters and Decorators Local 678; Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 585, Office Employees International Union Local 84; International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, and Helpers Local 81; and Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasterer's International Union Local 10.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Durham Central Labor Union records circa 1921-1971
Creator
Durham Central Labor Union
Extent
45 Linear Feet, 6602 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

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Contents of the Collection

Certificates of Appreciation for 20-year union members, 1956
Box 1
Minutes, 1945-1947
Box 1
Officer election and delegate election ballots, 1967; 1970; 1971
Box 1
Cash Books, 1941-1948
Box 2
Financial Ledgers, 1942; 1946-1957
Box 2
Daybooks, 1941 March -1953 August
Box 3
Daybooks, 1953 September -1956 March
Box 4
Membership Records, 1957-1967
Box 5
Membership Records, 1957-1967
Box 6
Check Stubs, 1953-1962
Box 7
Financial Statements, 1948-1960
Box 7
Files and Correspondence, 1948-1950
Box 7
Receipt Books, 1942-1968
Box 8
Receipt Books, 1942-1968
Box 9
Receipt Books, 1942-1968
Box 10
Receipt Books, 1942-1968
Box 11
Minutes, 1934-1940; 1942-1947; 1949-1950; 1954-1956
Box 12
Miscellaneous files; election returns, correspondence, etc.
Box 13
Deposits and expenditures, 1942-1946
Box 14
Ledgers, 1941-1945
Box 14
Records, 1949-1950
Box 14
Check Stubs, 1941-1949; 1951-1959
Box 14
Health Insurance Receipts, 1964-1968
Box 14
Receipts for International Union dues, 1955-1962
Box 14
Financial Statements, 1947-1962
Box 14
Members' Records, 1947-1954
Box 15
Daybooks, 1941 October -1943 January; 1948 September -1950 September; 1951 February -1958 September
Box 16
Quarterly account sheets, 1950-1959 (incomplete)
Box 16
Small Receipt Books, 1958 October -1959 December
Box 16
Large receipt book, 1950 January -1951 February
Box 16
Expenses records, 1951-1952
Box 16
Individual members' dues books, ca. 1948-1957
(50 books)
Box 16
Check Stubs, 1948-1954; 1961-1962
Box 17
Cancelled checks and deposit slips, 1958-1959
Box 17
Membership applications, 1946-1952
Box 17
Arrears notices, 1955-1957
Box 17
Minutes, 1949-1955
Box 18
Ballots (officer elections), ca. 1957-1959
Box 18
Miscellaneous files; Correspondence, contracts, etc.
Box 18
Monthly financial reports, 1946-1952
Box 19
Bank statements and cancelled checks, 1956-1967
Box 19
Ledgers, 1942-1949; 1952-1953
Box 19
Check Stubs, 1951 April -1951 November ; 1952 July -1952 December
Box 19
Receipts, 1940 December -1941 February ; 1941 December -1942 January
Box 19
Daybooks, 1943-1967
Box 20
Minutes, 1940-1950
Box 21
Ledger, 1940-1944
Box 21
Rolodex
Box 21
Contracts and forms, ca 1955
Box 21
Membership applications, 1952
Box 21
Small receipt books, 1951-1952
Box 22
Weekly record report envelopes, 1951 December 19-1952 January 25
Box 22
Member additions and removals, 1947-1948
Box 23
Correspondence, 1949
Box 23
Contracts, 1947
Box 23
Union representation authorization cards, 1943
Box 23
Banking information, 1945; 1947
Box 23
Roster of Office Employees' Local unions, 1949
Box 23
Ledgers, 1943-1950
Box 23
Daybooks, 1943-1946
Box 23
Receipts, 1943-1946; 1950-1951
Box 23
Information
Box 23
Monthly financial reports, 1943-1945
Box 23
Check stubs 1944-1949
Box 23
Receipts, 1943-1944; 1948-1950 (scattered)
Box 23
Application blanks, 1941-1951
Box 24
Contracts, expiration date 1950 April
Box 24
Correspondence, ca. 1940-1950
Box 24
Internal payment notes, 1941
Box 24
Withdrawal cards, 1947-1950
Box 24
Union representation authorization cards, 1943-1950
Box 24
Members' dues books, ca. 1949
Box 24
Minutes, 1941-1946
Box 24
Tax information, ca. 1944-1946
Box 24
Utility bills, 1946-1948
Box 24
Receipt stubs, 1941
Box 24
Business agents' collections, 1946-1947
Box 24
Receipts from National, 1942-1947
Box 24
Checks and checkbooks, 1944-1949
Box 25
Bank statements, 1941
Box 25
Cash Book, 1941-1945
Box 25
Monthly reports, 1948-1949
Box 25
Ledger, 1939-1943
Box 26
Duplicate cash records, 1943-1946
Box 26
Job referral forms, 1942
Box 26
Receipt stubs, 1948-1949
Box 26
Correspondence and miscellaneous files, 1942-1948
Box 26
Membership applications, 1937-1942; 1947; 1949-1950
Box 26
Shop Stewards' reports, 1942
Box 26

See also oversize.

Correspondence, 1959-1960
Box 27
Minutes, 1927-1945; 1960-1963
Box 27
Receipts, 1933-1959
Box 28
Bankbooks, 1956-1957
Box 28
Daybook, 1948-1949
Box 28
Cash books, 1937-1939; 1944-1953; 1955-1962
Box 28
Financial record, 1950-1953
Box 28
Miscellaneous printed material
Box 28
Photograph block negatives
Box 28
Wooden gavel
Box 28
Pen
Box 28
48-star American flag
Box 28
Miscellaneous ledgers, minutes, etc. from unions not affiliated with the Durham Central Labor Union
Box 29
Bricklayers' Memorial Plaque to Union members in WWII
Box 30 (Oversize)
Durham Central Labor Union Financial record, 1952-1956
Box 30 (Oversize)
Voters for Better Government Daybook
Box 30 (Oversize)
Durham Central Labor Union, Correspondence, 1941-1945
Box 31 (Oversize)
Tobacco Workers' Election results, 1970; 1971
Box 31 (Oversize)
Metal die for Durham Central Labor Union stamp, undated
Box 32
Tobacco Workers' Election results, 1970; 1971
Oversize Folder 1
Labor Directory Wall Plaque
Box 32
Brickmakers, Masons, Plasterers' International Union of America, Durham Local, Charter, [1926]
Box 32

Historical Note

The Durham Central Labor Union is the umbrella organization for Durham labor unions.

The records came from the upper floor of the St. Luke Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ building, formerly Durham's Central Union Hall (or Labor Temple).

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Durham Central Labor Union, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library received this collection as a purchase, 1999.

Processing Information

Processed by Don Sechler

Completed May 18, 1999

Encoded by Ruth E. Bryan

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

This is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.