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Collection Inventory

Series I. Minute Books

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains one original and two copied minute books of each the executive committee and the shop steward. The meetings of the executive committee were generally closed to union members and the main purpose of the meetings was to set local union policy. The executive committee minutes were recorded by the following Recording Secretaries: James Marsh (April 1937-June 1938), Lee Thomas (July 1938-May 1939) J.D. Molteram (June 1939- June 1941), and Joseph Carter (July 1942-March 1944). The shop steward's function was to organize and represent the men in the grievance process, and the stewards' minute book (February - October 1940) provides among other details, the percentages of men in each steward's jurisdiction enrolled as union members during those months. The minutes of the stewards meetings were kept by the secretary, Joseph Carter.

Box 1 Original Shop Stewards Minute Book and Use Copies, February 1940-October 1940
Box 2 Original Executive Committee Minute Book and Use Copies, April 1937-March 1944

Series II. The Sentinel

Scope and Content Notes:

Included with this series is a run of the local publication, The Sentinel. Also included in this series is a set of print plates and print plate copies used in the production of The Sentinel.

Box 3 Unfoldered Issues of The Sentinel
Original Print Plates

Box 4
Folder 1 Copy Print Plates, Cartoons
Folder 2-3 Copy Print Plates, Photos

Series III. Election Materials

Scope and Content Notes:

Included with this series is all correspondence, manuals, trial transcriptions, and other information relating to union elections during the 1960s.

Folder 4 Campaign memorabilia
Folder 5 Election dispute: Lawrence McDonald v. Andrew Toth, 1969
Folder 6 Election dispute: Lawrence McDonald v. Andrew Toth, 1969
Folder 7 International Officers Convention Atlantic City, 1968
Folder 8 International election, 1969
Folder 9 Local officers, 1970
Folder 10 Local Union Elections Manual, 1956, 1967, 1969
Folder 11 Newspaper clippings of 1969 dispute
Folder 12 Publications of the "Party with a Purpose", 1964

Series IV. Publications

Scope and Content Notes:

This series is made up of publications collected by John McManigal during his presidency of Local 1397.


Box 5
Folder 1 The 1959 Steel Strike
Folder 2 AFL-CIO: Booklets, 1959, 1962
Folder 3 Hoffman, Paul G.: Booklets, 1960
Folder 4 Highlights of Crucial 1952 Strike
Folder 5 International Labor Press Association (ILPA): News Releases, 1957-1961
Folder 6 University of Chicago Industrial Relations Center: Leadership in a Local Union, 1950-1951
Folder 7 The Man's Magazine: "The Strike That Turned to War", March 1958
Folder 8 National Safety Council: Labor Safety Newsletter, May- June 1959
Folder 9 Pennsylvania Department of Labor: Safe Practices Recommendations, 1968
Folder 10 Special... Steel Labor, June 1956; July, Sept.-Dec. 1959; Feb. 1960; June-July 1961
Folder 11 United Rubber Workers: Labor Scrapbook, 1958
Folder 12 U.S. Department of Labor: Booklets, 1967, 1969
Folder 13 The U.S. Steel Quarterly: "Aftermath of the Labor Settlement", Feb. 1960
Oversize 1 Steelabor inscribed "Richard Miller"

Series V. Contracts, Benefit Booklets, and Related Union Materials

Scope and Content Notes:

This series is made up of copies of by-laws, contracts, pension agreements, and other agreements between the union and employers. It also contains president's appointment books and records of other union business. The portion containing union contracts and benefit booklets is organized chronologically so many types of agreements may be housed in one folder.


Box 6
Folder 1 USWA Agreement with U.S. Steel, 1956
Folder 2 USWA Agreement with U.S. Steel, 1960
Folder 3 USWA Agreement with U.S. Steel, 1962
Folder 4 USWA Agreement with U.S. Steel, 1968
Folder 5 Medical Benefits for Pernsioners, 1969
Folder 6 Program of Employee Insurance Benefits, 1967
Folder 7 Pension Agreement, 1966
Folder 8 Pension Agreement, 1969
Folder 9 Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Plan, 1962
Folder 10 Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Plan, 1969
Folder 11 Savings and Vacation Plan, 1964
Folder 12 Savings and Vacation Plan, 1969
Folder 13 USWA By-Laws for Local Unions, 1969
Folder 14 USWA Local 1397 Munhall, PA. By-Laws
Folder 15 "These Are Our People", 1956
Folder 16 Proceedings of the 12th Constitutional Convention of the USWA, 1964
Folder 17 Proceedings of the 13th Constitutional Convention of the USWA, 1966
Folder 18 Proceedings of the 14th Constitutional Convention of the USWA, 1968
Folder 19 Proceedings of the Special International Convention of the USWA, 1968
Folder 20 Proceedings of the 15th Constitutional Convention of the USWA, 1970

Box 7
Folder 1 Annual Reports, 1949-1953
Folder 2 Articles of Local 1397 (articles of a proposed constitution)
Folder 3 Presidential desk calendars, 1968-1970
Folder 4 General correspondence, 1952-1970
Folder 5 Report on hazardous conditions in open Hearth No. 5
Folder 6 Lost time by union financial officers
Folder 7 Miscellaneous memos and notes
Folder 8 Newspaper clippings, 1959, 1962, 1964
Folder 9 Supplemental Seniority Agreement, 1955
Folder 10 Testimony before Select Committee on Labor

Section: Union contracts and benefit booklets

Folder 11 1947-1948
Folder 12 1950
Folder 13 1952, 1954
Folder 14 1956, 1958
Folder 15 1960
Folder 16 1962-1963
Folder 17 1964-1966
Folder 18 1967-1969
Folder 19 No Date
Folder 20 News releases

Series VI. John McManigal

Scope and Content Notes:

The series consists of journalistic awards received by John McManigal during the time he served as editor of The Sentinel. It also includes photos and newspaper clippings.

Folder 21 Certificates of award, 1958-1960
Folder 22 Correspondence with John McManigal, 1958-1961
Folder 23 Journalistic awards, 1959, 1961
Folder 24 Photographs and newspaper clippings, 1972
Folder 25 Public Interest Award, 1959-1962
Folder 26 University Labor Press contests, 1958-1960