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Series I. Ephemera

Scope and Content Notes:

This series includes postcards depicting labor unions, leaders, and work places throughout the Pittsburgh area. Also included are pamphlets and fliers regarding meetings and elections. Union membership cards and dues books are present, as well as letters from a soldier who was deployed to the 1894 coal miners’ strike in Wallston, Pennsylvania.


Box 1
Folder 1 1. "Martyrs of the 8-Hours Day - Pittsburgh District" by John F. Gloeckner, 1917
2. "Socialist Candidates For President, Norman Thomas, and Vice-President, James H. Maurer", Pamphlet, 1928
3. Specimen Ballot, McKean County, PA, 1923
4. "South Yards - P.&L.E.R.R., McKees Rocks, Pa." Postcard, 1912
5. Flyer for Meeting regarding P.&.L.E.R.R. vs. American Federation of Labor, et al., August 4, 1922
6. State Gazette, Trenton, NJ, with Article regarding Iron Work in Pittsburgh, February 23, 1850
7-8. Letters from a Soldier in Company D, 16th Regiment in Wallston, Jefferson County, PA, during a Coal Miners Strike, June 25-26, 1894
9. John O'Malley Membership Card and Monthly Stamp Book, Bartenders International Union Local 188, 1948-1951
10. Alton Harris Membership Book and Quarterly Working Card, International Hod Carriers, Building and Common Laborers Union Local 11, 1952
11. "Bread Line - McKees Rocks Strike" Postcard
12. "I.A.T.S.E. Local No. 8, Phila., PA. Fourth Annual Christmas Party" Postcard, December 24, 1941
13. Lane Kirkland: Notable People Card
Folder 2 1. Official Souvenir Watch Fab, Pittsburgh Temple Dedication, 1910
2. "Union Labor Temple, Webster Avenue and Epiphany Street, Pittsburgh, Pa." Postcard