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Series I. Labor Unions, 1866-1893

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains financial ledgers, receipts, quarterly reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, union cards, newspaper clippings, wage scale information, photographs, and miscellaneous materials related to the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, the Iron and Steel Roll Hands, and the Rollers, Catchers, and Hookers Union. Also included is a handwritten account of the Hacking Valley Strike of 1884 and the contents of two oversize folders. Oversize 1 contains the 1874-1875 sub-lodge quarterly reports of the Iron and Steel Roll Hands while Oversize 2 includes an issue of the Labor Tribune newspaper, clippings from the Pittsburg Dispatch, and a historical background of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers. This series also contains numerous decorative ribbons and medals used to commemorate union conventions and celebrations.

Subseries 1. Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers


Box 1
Folder 1 Sub-lodge Receipts and Disbursements, Ledger, 1870-1887
Folder 2 National Lodge, Receipts, 1879-1890
Folder 3 Abstract from the Quarterly Reports of Sub-Lodges, 1891
Folder 4 Exchange Lodge No. 24, Committee Reports, 1880
Folder 5 Sub-lodge Membership Information, 1892
Folder 6 Correspondence as Secretary of Treasurer, 1878-1890
Folder 7 Martin Union Cards and Time Card Information, 1866-1890
Folder 8 Thomas A. Armstrong Monumental Committee, 1889
Folder 9 Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings, 1888-1893

Subseries 2. Iron and Steel Roll Hands

Folder 10 Meeting Minutes and Finances, Ledger, 1874-1876
Folder 11 Sub-lodge Quarterly Reports and Wage Scale Information, 1874-1876
Folder 12 Keystone Lodge No. 19 Membership Information, 1874
Folder 13 Miscellaneous Sub-lodge Membership Information, 1874
Folder 14 Copy of Speech Delivered at National Convention, Undated
Oversize 1 Sub-lodge Quarterly Reports, 1874-1875

Subseries 3. Minutes and Publications

Folder 15 Rollers, Catchers, and Hookers Union, Meeting Minutes, Ledger, 1873-1876

Box 2
Folder 1 Rollers, Roughers, Catchers, and Hookers Union, Sub-lodge Finances, Ledger, 1874
Folder 2 Circular of Amalgamation to the Heaters and Roll Hands of the United States, 1875
Folder 3 Miscellaneous Wage Scale Information, 1872, 1888
Folder 4 Handwritten Account of the Hacking Valley Strike, 1884
Folder 5 Miscellaneous Receipts and Union Cards, Scrapbook, 1873-1887
Folder 6 Thomas Armstrong, John Jarret, William Martin, David A. Plant, William Weihe, Photographs, Undated
Oversize 2 Newspapers and Clippings, 1887-1888, 1892-1893

Subseries 4. Awards

Section: Union and Organization Ribbons and Medals

Section: Union and Organization Ribbons and Medals