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Guide to the Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union Local 7 Records
1915-1985



Manuscript Collection No.: 3927
Accession No.: 3927-001
Creator: Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union. Local 7 (Seattle, Wash.) , creator
Title: Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union Local 7 records
Date Span: 1915-1985
Quantity: 46.31 cubic feet
Languages: Collection materials are in English




Historical Note

Founded in 1933 as the Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union, Local 18257 of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), it represented Alaska salmon cannery workers and farm workers. In 1937, the union became Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union, Local 7 of the United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America of the Congress of Industrial Organziations (CIO). In 1945, Local 7 became affiliated with the Food, Tobacco, and Agricultural Workers of America (CIO). In 1951 the union became Local 37 of International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, and ca. 1987 it became Region 37 of IBU/ILWU. The membership historically was Filipino American cannery workers.

The Cannery Workers' and Farm Laborers' Union was organized June 19, 1933 in Seattle to represent the primarily Filipino-American laborers who worked in the Alaska salmon canneries. Filipino Alaskeros first appeared in the canneries around 1911. In the 1920s as exclusionary immigration laws went into effect, they replaced the Japanese, who had replaced the Chinese in the canneries. Workers were recruited through labor contractors who were paid to provide a work crew for the summer canning season. The contractor paid workers wages and other expenses. This system led to many abuses and harsh working conditions from which grew the movement toward unionization.

The CWFLU, under the leadership of its first President, Virgil Duyungan, was chartered as Local 19257 by the American Federation of Labor in 1933. On December 1, 1936 an agent of a labor contractor murdered Duyungan and Secretary Aurelio Simon. Despite this setback, the union was able to win a hiring hall and end the contract labor system in 1937. After Duyungan's death, Conrad Espe, A Norwegian-American labor organizer, took the leading role in the union. Under the leadership of Duyungan and Espe, the CWFLU made numerous attempts to organize farm workers during the winter months. Farm Division organizers attempted to organize workers in Yakima, Kent, Everett, Bainbridge Island and the White River area, but were often met with harsh opposition from local officials and vigilantes.

Local 18257 came into conflict with the AFL, in 1937 when the parent body, attempting to separate the union along racial lines, recognized a Japanese local organized by Clarence Arai. Local 18257 successfully retained negotiation rights and dispatched its workers in 1937 despite pickets set up by the rival group. Bitterness toward the AFL resulted from the incidents and led to a November 4 vote by the Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco locals to affiliate with the newly formed United Cannery, Agricultural, Packinghouse and Allied Workers of America-CIO (UCAPAWA). In Seattle, Local 18257 became UCAPAWA, Local 7and in San Francisco and Portland Cannery Workers unions also joined UCAPAWA Opponents of reaffiliation, led by John Ayamo and called the "defeated candidates party," received the old 18257 charter and challenged Local 7 for the right to represent cannery workers. On May 4, 1938 the issue was settled in Local 7's favor in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) supervised election. The industry representative, Canned Salmon Industry Inc., subsequently recognized the victorious union. Ayamo later formed another AFL union, the Alaska Fish Cannery Workers, under the jurisdiction of the Seafarers International Union. In 1937 also, the CWFLU merged with a rival, the Filipino Protective Association. I.R. Cabatit was president of the union during the period of rivalry with the AFL. When he was succeeded by Trinidad Rojo in 1939, the CWFLU, Local 7 was on the verge of bankruptcy. It was discovered that officers had been selling membership cards, misappropriating funds and neglecting their duties. Rojo cut expenses and returned the union to a sound financial footing.

The years of World War II depleted the union's ranks and brought government-imposed emergency controls, including a ban on strikes and a wage freeze. Although union members returned after the war, the union entered one of its most turbulent decades, one marked by internal struggle and external pressure.

The canning industry trend since the 1930s had been to move company headquarters to Seattle in order to cut down on transportation costs to Alaska. In response, Local 5 of San Francisco and Local 226 of Portland merged with Local 7 in 1943. In the same period, the industry also consolidated into a permanent organization, the Alaska Salmon Industry Inc., which functioned as principal party in contract negotiations.

During the war, the Caballeros de Dimas Alang, a Filipino fraternal organization, emerged as a powerful faction that came to control many positions within the union. Corruption and neglect in the union led disgruntled members to found the Rank and File Committee in 1946. The tension in the union erupted into conflict on February 9, 1947 when union Vice President, Max Gonzales, pulled a gun and shot at, but missed, one of the reformers, Matias Lagunilla. This incident precipitated an investigation by the new International, the Food, Tobacco, Agricultural and Allied Workers Union of America, which had succeeded UCAPAWA earlier that year. The international expelled Gonzales, suspended the other officers and set up an administrative board with Trinidad Rojo as administrative President. The ousted officers formed the Seafood Workers Union and launched a membership drive. The SFWU attempted unsuccessfully to use the courts to dissolve Local 7 and to take over its funds. In 1948, however, after the NLRB declared it to be a company union, the SFWU merged with the Alaska Fish Cannery Workers Union (AFL), a holdover from the dual union battle of 1938, and petitioned the NLRB for representation elections. The NLRB denied representation to Local 7, ruling that the FTA International had not filed non-Communist affidavits, and set an election for April 1949. The campaign was bitter, with Local 7 accused of being a Communist union by the opposition. Before the election, U.S. Immigration officials arrested Local 7's business agent, Ernesto Mangaoang and charged him with being a Communist. Chris Mensalvas, elected to the presidency of Local 7 in 1949, was also arrested. After the CIO, fearing charges of Communism, expelled the FTA International, some Local 7 officers resigned and disassociated themselves from the union. In 1950 a group of these officers, "defeated candidates", and other cannery workers joined to form another union, ostensibly "red-free" Local 77, UPAWA-CIO, with Vincent Navea as its president. Meanwhile, in 1950, Local 7 affiliated with the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) and became Local 7-C. In a NLRB representation election in 1950, Local 7-C finally won collective bargaining rights, defeating Local 77 and the AFCWU. In 1951 the union signed a four-year closed shop contract with the canning industry. Local 7-C subsequently became ILWU, Local 37 .

Charges of Communist infiltration continued to haunt Local 37 in the 1950s and Ernesto Mangaoang barely escaped deportation. From the late 1950s to 1977, Local 37 was led by President Gene Navarro. Navarro ran the union on the "compadre" system, a cultural system of personal obligations, allegiances and favors. During the 1970s the cannery work force experienced an influx of new laborers - recently arrived Filipino immigrants, young Filipino­Americans and non-Filipino men and women. The new and younger workers were dissatisfied with work conditions and lack of support by the Navarro leadership. As a result, some members including Silme and Nemesio Domingo and Gene Viernes, formed a new organization outside the union: the Alaska Cannery Workers Association (ACWA). Their purpose was to pursue their grievances through legal channels. In 1974, numerous candidates who belonged to ACWA confronted the union after failing to win election and were expelled. After Gene Navarro died in 1976 and was replaced by Tony Baruso, the young reform workers regained their membership. Upon their return, they formed the Rank and File Committee of Local 37. In the 1978 elections, they won 9 positions on the Executive Council, and subsequently won delegate positions and posts on the grievance committee. In 1979, reform forces succeeded in the recall of Secretary­Treasurer Ponce Torres. In the fall of 1980, the reform group gained control of the union with Silme Domingo winning the post of Secretary-Treasurer and Gene Viernes the job of dispatcher. On June 1, 1981, Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes were shot and killed in the union hall. Two young Filipinos, Pompeyo Benito Guloy and Jimmy Bulosan Ramil, were subsequently convicted of the crime. Local 37 president, Tony Baruso was also a suspect in the crime, and was eventually charged, tried, and, in 1991, convicted of planning the murders. Before Baruso's arrest, an internal union investigation looked into his involvement in the crime and also into charges of election fraud. The Rank and File Committee led a successful campaign to oust Baruso after he was found guilty of election fraud. In 1982, the union overwhelmingly elected a reform slate of candidates, including Terri Mast, widow of Silme Domingo, as President. In the 1980s, the union changed its name again to IBU/ILWU, Region 37 reflecting a merger of the Longshoremen's Union with the Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific.

For additional historical background on the Cannery Workers Union, see a series of articles by Gene Viernes in the International Examiner in 1977.

Arrangement

The records of the Cannery Union were in poor order when transferred to the Libraries from the union's former hall. There was no consistent filing system through the years and much was unfiled. The records had been stored in the open and had accumulated much dust. What file headings existed have been incorporated into the current arrangement. The accession was divided into segments corresponding to the union's various names and affiliations in order to expedite processing of the records. Certain record groups, such as minutes, were excepted from this division and were instead kept together in a single sequence (Record Group 1). Membership, financial, and dispatching records have been separated, placed last on the inventory, but not processed.

In their original state, most of the files could not be identified as those of a single officer. They included records primarily of the union's secretary, in mixture with correspondence of the president, other officers and other records. There were, however, some segments, which were distinct files accumulated by a single individual. These papers have been kept intact as subgroups within the appropriate chronological division. In Record Group 4, for instance, there are subgroups for the Regional Director/International Organizers Robert Kinney and Wendal Phillips and the Oregon State Director/International Organizer, Frank T. Patterson. These men were not elected officials but worked for the union. The papers in their subgroups were separately and uniformly labeled files.

Several cartons of papers received from the union labeled, "Gene's Research" were papers generated or collected by Gene Viernes. Those which were original records of the union, pre­ dating Viernes' involvement, were re-integrated into the main body of the records in the appropriate section. The remaining papers in the Viernes subgroup consist of papers collected or copied by Viernes in his research on the history of the union and papers generated or accumulated by Viernes as an active member of the union. The photocopied union records in Viernes' subgroup may be duplicates of records elsewhere in the accession.

A small subgroup was created for papers of Victoria Velasco which were found in various places throughout the records. These papers primarily reflect Velasco's involvement with other unions and a small amount related to non-union activities. A more substantial amount of Velasco's papers was given to the Libraries by his widow in 1970 and accessioned as Victoria Velasco ace. Acc. # 1435-003.

Subgroups were created within each part for the union's committees and other organizational units. Another group of subgroups consists of records reflecting the union's participation in various external organizations, such as the Maritime Federation of the Pacific, various CIO bodies, and Filipino organizations.

Within each part of the records, a filing system was devised for the union's correspondence. First, a division was made between correspondence within the union and external correspondence. Internal correspondence was divided between members correspondence (usually separate in the original order), correspondence among officers, correspondence with branches, delegates and the parent international. Member's correspondence is arranged by year, all other correspondence is arranged alphabetically The outgoing letters series consists of flyers and other mailings sent mainly to members.

Subject Series are files with the original subject headings. The elections series includes ballots, correspondence, ephemera, tallies and related material. They are arranged by year. The negotiations, contracts, and agreements series are also arranged by year. Although the minutes of the union were consolidated in Record Group 1: MINUTES, minutes of other organizations are found in other parts of the arrangement.

RECORD GROUP 1: MINUTES
RECORD GROUP 2: CANNERY WORKERS' AND FARM LABORERS' UNION, LOCAL 18257 (American Federation of Labor).
RECORD GROUP 3: CANNERY WORKERS' AND FARM LABORERS' UNION, LOCAL 7 (United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing & Allied Workers of America-CIO)
RECORD GROUP 4: CANNERY WORKERS' AND FARM LABORERS' UNION, LOCAL 7 (Food, Tobacco, Agricultural and Allied Workers Union of America-CIO)
RECORD GROUP 5: INTERNATIONAL LONGSHOREMEN'S & WAREHOUSEMEN'S UNION, LOCAL 37
RECORD GROUP 6: EXTERNAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PERSONAL PAPERS
RECORD GROUP 7: MISCELLANEOUS SERIES

Scope and Content

The bulk of the local's records are dated 1933 to 1982 and measure 46.3 cubic feet. Of this volume, 31.3 cubic feet have been processed. Membership, dispatching and financial records measuring 15 cubic feet are unprocessed.

The local's entire history through 1981 is documented well, but to varying extents, by minutes, correspondence, case files, court papers and other record series. The files of Local 7 (Parts III and IV) are the most extensive portions of the papers. The earliest years of the union are better documented than the period of Local 37, the longest era. Little correspondence ofLocal37's presidents or other leader is present. Records for the 1960's and 1970's are especially sparse.

Contrary to expectations, no records of Local 5 and 226 in San Francisco and Portland were found. These locals were ordered to send their records to Seattle when they were amalgamated with Local 7 in 1943. Local 7's records do include numerous copies of minutes and correspondence of these locals, which were sent to Seattle from time to time and also extensive files of correspondence with other locals.

Major personal correspondents include: Tony Baruso, Ireneo Cabatit, Virgil Duyungan, A.E. Harding, Donald Henderson, Chris D. Mensalvas, Prudencio P. Mori, Vincente Navea, Gene Navarro, Frank T. Patterson, Trinidad A. Rojo, Victorio A. Velasco, and Gene Viernes. Major corporate correspondents include Maritime Federation of the Pacific Coast, Washington Commonwealth Federation, Pacific Coast Fisheries Organization and Coordinating Committee, Washington Industrial Union Council, Seattle Industrial Union Council, Alaska Cannery Workers Association, Alaska Salmon Industry Inc., New England Fish Company, Pacific American Fisheries, United Cannery Agricultural, Packinghouse and Allied Workers of America, Food Tobacco, Agricultural and Allied Workers Union of America, Nakat Packing Corporation, International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Alaska Council.

Digital Content

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Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info

Donated by Region 37 IBU/ILWU, 12/1/1987.

Processing Info

Photographs were removed from collection and became Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union, Local 7 photographs, VM Coll No. 1044.

Bibliography

Chew, Ron. Remembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes: The Legacy of Filipino American Labor Activism, 2012.

Cordova, Fred. Filipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans, A Pictorial Essay/1763-circa-1963. United States of America: Demonstration Project for Asian Americans, 1983.

Filipino Cannery Unionism Across Three Generations 1930s-1980s, Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project <http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/Cannery_intro.htm>

Friday, Chris. Organizing Asian American Labor: The Pacific Coast Canned-Salmon Industry, 1870-1942.Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 1994.

Other Finding Aids

View inventory/container list for this collection.

The visual materials that form part of this collection are described and indexed in the guide to the Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union, Local 7 photographs, VM Coll No. 1044.


Inventory

  
Box/FolderDate
1/1-6/20 RECORD GROUP 1: MINUTES 1933-1952;, 1981-1982
Scope and Content: This record group consists of meeting minutes, agendas, reports, memoranda and correspondence that give insight into the day-to-day workings of local union and labor coalitions, as well as the relationship between local unions and their national-level counterparts. Additionally, this record group includes the brochures, handouts, reports, agendas and meeting minutes relating to special union events, such as conventions, summits, strikes, banquets and fundraisers.
1/1-1/6 SERIES I: CANNERY WORKERS' AND FARM LABORERS' UNION, LOCAL 18257 (AFL)
1/1 Executive Board and Membership (bound)1933-1936
1/2 Executive Board (May-Oct. 1937)1937
1/3-5 Membership (Nov. 1936 - Nov. 1937)1936-1937
1/6 Regarding changing affiliation from AFL to CIO
1/7-3/9 SERIES II: CANNERY WORKERS' AND FARM LABORERS' UNION, LOCAL 7 (UCAPAWA-CIO)
1/7-2/8 Executive Board (Dec. 1937 - Sept. 1945)1937-1945
2/9-3/9 Membership (Oct. 1937 - Oct. 1944) 1937-1944
3/10-4/7 SERIES III: CANNERY WORKERS' AND FARM LABORERS' UNION, LOCAL 7 (FTA-CIO)
3/10-4/1 Executive Board1946-1949
4/2-4/7 Membership1946-1949
4/8-6/5 SERIES IV: INTERNATIONAL LONGSHOREMEN'S AND WAREHOUSEMEN'S UNION, LOCAL 37
4/8-5/12 Executive Board1952-1982
5/13-6/5 Membership1953-1982
6/6-6/10 SERIES V: ALASKA CANNERY WORKERS UNION, LOCAL 5 (UCAPAWA-CIO), San Francisco
6/6-6/7 Executive Board1938-1939, 1941, 1943
6/8-6/10 Membership1938-1943
6/11 SERIES VI: NORTHWEST ALASKA CANNERY WORKERS UNION, LOCAL 226 (UCAPAWA-CIO) Portland 1939-1941
6/12 SERIES VII: SOUTHERN ALASKA CANNERY WORKERS UNION, LOCAL 237 (UCAPAWA-CIO) Ketchikan 1941, Undated
6/13-6/20 SERIES VIII: CANNERY WORKERS' AND FARM LABORERS' UNION, LOCAL 7 (FTA). BRANCHES.
6/13-6/14 Portland Branch1944, 1947-1949
6/15-6/16 San Francisco Branch1943-1944
6/17 Stockton Branch1947-1949
6/18 Miscellaneous1937-1949
6/19 Unidentified1938-1939
6/20 Agenda of Meetings1949, 1981-1982

  
Box/FolderDate
7/1-9/22 RECORD GROUP 2: CANNERY WORKERS' AND FARM LABORERS' UNION, LOCAL 18257 (American Federation of Labor), 1933-1937 1933-1937
Scope and Content: The record group consists of meeting minutes, agendas, reports, memoranda and correspondence that give insight into the day-to-day workings of local union and labor coalitions, as well as the relationship between local unions and their national-level counterparts. Additionally, this Record Group includes the brochures, handouts, reports, agendas and meeting minutes relating to special union events, such as conventions, summits, strikes, banquets and fundraisers.
Arrangement: Within each part of the records, a filing system was devised for the union's correspondence. First, a division was made between correspondence within the union and external correspondence. Internal correspondence was divided between members correspondence (usually separate in the original order), correspondence among officers, correspondence with branches, delegates and the parent international. Member's correspondence is arranged by year, all other correspondence is arranged alphabetically The outgoing letters series consists of flyers and other mailings sent mainly to members.
7/1-9/17 RECORD SUBGROUP A: GENERAL FILES, 1937 1933-1953
7/1 SERIES I: ORGANIZATIONAL FEATURES, 1933 1933
7/2-7/9 SERIES II: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE--Branches and Other Locals, 1934-1937 1934-1937
7/2 Agricultural District1934
7/3 Anacortes Division1937
7/4 Everett Division1936-1937
7/5 Ketchikan Branch1937
7/5a Petersburg Branch1937
7/6 Portland Branch1937
7/7 Local 18893 (AFL) San Francisco1934
7/8 Local 20296 (AFL) Bellingham1937
7/9 Local 20195 Alaska Cannery Workers Union (AFL) San Francisco1936-1937
7/10-8/3 SERIES III: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1933-1938 1933-1938
7/10-7/11 Delegates1934-1937
7/12-7/17 Members1933-1937
7/18-7/20Attorneys1934-1937
7/18Ayamo, John S.1934
7/19 Golub, Stanley D.1937
7/20 Molthan, James J.1937
7/21 Personal Correspondence of Irineo R. Cabatit 1937-1938
7/22 Other Unions1934-1937
7/23-7/24 American Federation of Labor (AFL)1933-1935
8/1 Association of Pacific Fisheries1934
8/2 U.S. National Recovery Administration1934-1935
8/3 A-Z Misc.1933-1937
8/4 SERIES IV: INTERORGANIZATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1934, 1937 1934, 1937
8/5 SERIES V: OUTGOING LETTERS--notices to membership, 1934-1937, Undated 1934-1937, Undated
8/6 SERIES VI: DELEGATES REPORTS, 1937, Undated 1937, Undated
8/7-8/13 SERIES VII: SUBJECT SERIES, 1934-1937 1934-1937
8/7 AFL Agreement1937
8/8 Credentials1934-1937
8/9 Duyungan--Simon Memorial Fund1937
8/10 Referendum on CIO or AFL1937
8/11 Resignations1936-1937
8/12 Statistics1934-1937
8/13 Yakima Filipinos1937, Undated
8/14-8/15 SERIES VIII: NEGOTIATIONS, CONTRACTS, AGREEMENTS, 1934-1937 1934-1937
8/16-8/23 SERIES IX: CASE FILES, 1934-1937 1934-1937
8/16 Arce, Domingo1937
8/17 Balagot, Sammy1934
8/18 Claims--Snug Harbor1937
8/19 Santos, Cuadra vs Pacific American Fisheries 1936
8/20 Torres, Vincent--Deceased1936
8/21 Vitter and Stephenson1937
8/22 Files Closed in 19371937
8/23 Miscellaneous1934
8/24-9/1 SERIES X: COURT PAPERS, 1937
8/24 AFL vs CWFLU Local 182571937
8/25 CWFLU Local 18257 vs AFL1937
8/26 Fernandez vs Tanagi1934
8/27 La Bonite vs CWFLU 182571937
9/1 Quilantang vs Conrad Espe, et al1937
9/4 SERIES XI: CONFERENCES, 1933-1935
9/5 SERIES XII: RESOLUTIONS, 1936-1937
9/6 SERIES XIII: AFFADAVITS, 1933-1937
9/7 SERIES XIV: PETITIONS, 1933, 1936-1937
9/8 SERIES XV: ALASKA SALMON INDUSTRY, Undated
9/9 SERIES XVI: SETTLEMENT STATEMENT, 1937
9/10-9/14 SERIES XVII: LISTS, 1934-1939; 1952-1953
9/10 Companies1937, Undated
9/11 Delegates1937
9/12 Executive Board meetings attendance (bd. vol.)1934, 1936-1939, 1952-1953
9/13 Membership1935-1937, Undated
9/14 Miscellaneous1937, Undated
9/15 SERIES XVIII: SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1934, Undated
9/16 SERIES XIX: NOTES, Undated
9/17 SERIES XX: EPHEMERA, 1928-1936, Undated
9/18 RECORD SUBGROUP B: CONTINUATION COMMITTEE 1937
9/19 RECORD SUBGROUP C: ELECTION COMMITTEE 1937
9/20 RECORD SUBGROUP D: GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE 1936-1937
9/21 RECORD SUBGROUP E: POLICY COMMITTEE 1937
9/22 RECORD SUBGROUP F: NORTHWEST COUNCIL OF CANNERY WORKERS 1937

  
Box/FolderDate
10/1-23/28 RECORD GROUP 3: CANNERY WORKERS AND FARM LABORERS' UNION, LOCAL 7 (UNITED CANNERY, AGRICULTURAL, PACKING & ALLIED WORKERS OF AMERICA-CIO) 1933-1952,, 1981-1982
Scope and Content: This record group consists of meeting minutes, agendas, reports, memoranda and correspondence that give insight into the day-to-day workings of local union and labor coalitions, as well as the relationship bet ween local unions and their national-level counterparts. Additionally, this record group includes the brochures, handouts, reports, agendas and meeting minutes relating to special union events, such as conventions, summits, strikes, banquets and fundraisers.
Arrangement: Within each record group, a filing system was devised for the union's correspondence. First, a division was made between correspondence within the union and external correspondence. Internal correspondence was divided between members correspondence (usually separate in the original order), correspondence among officers, correspondence with branches, delegates and the parent international. Member's correspondence is arranged by year, all other correspondence is arranged alphabetically The outgoing letters series consists of flyers and other mailings sent mainly to members.
10/1-21/34 RECORD SUBGROUP A: GENERAL RECORDS 1936-1944
10/1-4 SERIES I: ORGANIZATIONAL FEATURES, 1933
10/5-10/17 SERIES II: OUTGOING LETTERS, 1937-1944
10/5-6 General1937-1944
10/7-8Notices to members, announcements, etc.1937-1944
10/9-15 Letters of recommendation1937-1944
10/16-17 Re: Release from employers1943-1944
10/18-10/28 SERIES III: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE--UCAPAWA, 1938-1944
10/18-19 International General Secretary-Treasurer 1938-1944
10/20 Dellama, Rose, International Reps.1944
10/21 Espe, Conrad, International V.P. & Executive V.P.1938-1944
10/22-25 Henderson, Donald, International President 1938-1944
10/26 Tiller, Dixie, International V.P. & Regional Director1943-1944
10/27 Other Officers1939-1945
10/28 District 11938-1941
10/29-10/52 SERIES IV: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE--Locals & Branches, 1937-1945
10/29-36 Local 5--San Francisco1938-1943
10/37 Local 7--Portland Branch1937
10/38-40 Local 7--San Francisco Branch1943-1945
10/41 Local 20--Stockton1939-1940
10/42-43 Local 222--Petersburg, Alaska1937-1939
10/44-46 Local 226--Portland1938-1945
10/47 Local 7 Portland Branch1944-1945
10/48 Local 7 Stockton Branch1944
10/49 Local 236--Hoonah, Alaska1944
10/50-51 Local 237--Ketchikan, Alaska1937-1944
10/52 Other UCAPAWA Locals1938-1941
10/53-11/6 SERIES V: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE--Other Unions, 1937-1944
10/53 A-D 1939-1944
10/54 F1938-1944
11/1 H-L1938-1942
11/2 I.L.W.U. (Locals & international)1938-1941
11/3 M-N1938-1944
11/4 Newspaper Guild, American. Local 82 (Seattle) 1937-1944
11/5 O-W1938-1943
11/6 Workers Alliance of America (and Locals) 1938-1940
11/7-11/16 SERIES VI: INTERNAL CORRESPONDENCE--Officers & Executive Council, 1937-1945
11/7 Executive Board1938-1944
11/8 Executive Council1943-1944
11/9-10 Cabatit, Irineo R.1937-1939, 1943
11/11-12 Rojo, Trinidad A.1939-1944
11/13-14 Treasurer (M.S. Ventura & Johnny Lucero) 1942-1943
11/15 Fox, Ernest (Alaska organizer)1938
11/16 Miscellaneous1937-1945
11/17-11/18 SERIES VII: PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE--Officers, 1938-1944
11/17 Mori, Prudencio P.1939, 1943-1944
11/18 Ventura, Mamerto S.1938, 1941, 1943
11/19-11/35 SERIES VIII: INTERNAL CORRESPONDENCE--Delegates & Organizers, 1938-1944
11/19-20 Alaska Pacific Salmon Co., Excursion Inlet, Kate, Port Althorp, Rose Inlet, Sand Point, Sunny Point, Ketchikan1938-1940, 1943
11/21 Red Salmon Packing Co., Hawk Inlet, Narnek, Egigik, Carmel1938-1939
11/22 P.E. Harris Co., False Pass, Hawk Inlet 1938-1940, 1942-1943
11/23 InterCoastal Packing Co., S.S. Ogantz1939
11/24 Kadiak Fisheries, Port Bailey1938-1939
11/25-26 Libby, McNeill & Libby, Yakutat, Libbyville, Kenai, Koggeoung, Taku Harbor, Craig, George Inlet1938-1940, 1943
11/27 Nakat Packing Co., Waterfall, Union Bay, Hidden Inlet1938-1939
11/28 New England Fish Co., Cordova, Ketchikan, Noyes Island1938-1939, 1944
11/29 Pacific American Fisheries, Nornek, Shumigan, Alitak, Squaw Harbor1938-1939
11/30 San Juan Fishing & Packing Co., Port San Juan, Uganik Bay, Sawmill Bay1938-1939
11/31 Delegates--Miscellaneous1938-1939, 1943
11/32-33 Delegates--Telegrams1938-1939
11/34-35Delegates--Reports from canneries1944
11/36-12/25 SERIES IX: INTERNAL CORRESPONDENCE--Members, 1937-1945
12/26-12/33 SERIES X: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE--Membership Inquiries, 1938-1946
12/34-12/37 SERIES XI: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE--Regarding:, 1938-1944
12/34 Advertising and publicity1944
12/35 American Ramie Company1938
12/36 Leaves of Absence1938-1940
12/37 4 days picket Deductions--Sunnypoint--Beagle Packaging Company1939
13/1-14/29 SERIES XII: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE--External, 1937-1944
13/1 Alaska. Territory of 1940
13/2 Alaska. Unemployment Compensation Commission 1940-1943
13/3 Alaska Pacific Salmon Company1937-1940
13/4 Alaska Packers Association1944
13/5-13/10 Alaska Salmon Industry1939-1945
13/11 Alaska Travel Control Bureau1943-1944
13/12American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born 1938-1941
13/13 Anderson, George--Attorney1938-1944
13/14 Arcade Building and Realty Company1939-1940
13/15 Astoria & Puget Sound Canning Company 1937-1944
13/16 Miscellaneous A1937-1945
13/17 Harry Bridges Defense Committee1939-1941
13/18 Henry Broderick, Inc.1940-1942
13/19 Buildings Trade Council, Seattle1944
13/20 Miscellaneous B1937-1944
13/21Canadian Bank of Commerce1938-1944
13/22 Canned Salmon Industry1938-1940
13/23 Central Labor Council, Juneau1936-1938
13/24 Central Labor Council, Seattle1937-1938
13/25 C.I.O. California Research Director1944
13/25a C.I.O.1938-1947
13/25b C.I.O. Northwest Region1937-1947
13/26 Committee for the Celebration of the President's Birthday1939
13/27 Copper River Packing Co.1937-1944
13/28 Miscellaneous C1937-1944
13/29De Lacy, Hugh1939-1940
13/30 Miscellaneous D1937-1944
13/31Miscellaneous E1938
13/32 Farwest Fisherman, Inc. 1939
13/33 Federated Fishermens Council of the Pacific Coast 1938-1939
13/34 Fidalgo Island Packing Company1944
13/35 Filipino-American Citizenship Council1939-1940
13/36 Four Stores Garage1939-1940
13/37 Miscellaneous F1938-1944
13/38 Gershon, Perry R.--Attorney1940-1945
3/39W.R. Gilbert Packing Co.1942
13/40 Goodrich, W.F.1940
13/41 Miscellaneous G1937-1939
13/42G.P. Halferty and Company1944
13/43 P.E. Harris and Company1937-1944
13/44 Hood Bay Salmon Company1944
13/45 Miscellaneous H1937-1942
13/46 Institute of International Relations1944
13/47 International Labor Defense1943-1944
13/48 International Workers Order1938
13/49 Miscellaneous I1937-1940
13/50Japanese Growers Association1938
13/51 Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee1944
13/52Miscellaneous J1944
13/53 King County Welfare Department1938
13/54 King-Ramsay-Conner Defense Committee 1940
13/55 Kingston, Ross--Attorney1938-1939
13/56 Kirk Manufacturing Co.1940
13/57 Miscellaneous K1937-1944
13/58 Labor Committee on the Oklahoma Criminal Syndicalism Case1942-1943
13/59 Labor Consumers League1944
13/60 Labor Unions Relief Council1938-1939
13/61 Labors Non-Partisan League1939-1940
13/62 Lauckhart, W.J.1939-1944
13/63 Libby, McNeill & Libby Co.1938-1944
13/64 Lutheran Compass Mission1944
13/65 Miscellaneous L1937-1943
13/66 Metzger-Parker Co.1944
13/67 Vincent D. Miller, Inc.1943-1944
13/68 Molthan, James J.--Attorney1937-1938
13/69 Miscellaneous M1938-1941
13/70 Nakat Packing Co.1937-1944
13/71 National Labor Bureau1943-1944
13/72 National Maritime Union of America1939-1944
13/73 New England Fish Co.1937-1944
13/74 Newspapers1938-1939
13/75 Miscellaneous N1939-1944
13/76Miscellaneous O1938
13/77Pacific American Fisheries, Inc.1937-1944
13/79 Pacific Fishermen1940-1944
13/80Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co.1939-1944
13/81Peoples National Bank of Washington1943-1944
13/82-84 Philippines, Resident Commissioner1939-1940
13/85 Pioneer Seafoods Co.1937-1944
13/86Postal Telegraph--Cable Co.1939-1941
13/87 Prentice--Hall Inc.1938-1940
13/88 Prince William Sound Fishermen's Union1939-1940
13/89 Miscellaneous P1937-1944
13/90 Red Salmon Canning Co.1938-1944
13/91Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Inc. 1939
13/92Miscellaneous R1938
13/93 Seattle. City of1938-1944
13/94 Seattle Post-Intelligencer1939-1942
13/95Sebastian--Stuart Fish Co.1937-1944
13/96Miscellaneous S1936-1944
13/97Miscellaneous T1940-1944
13/98 Uganik Fisheries, Inc.1937-1944
13/99 U.S. Army. First Filipino Infantry1942-1943
13/100 U.S. Congress and White House1937-1944
13/101U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation1938-1944
13/102U.S. Federal Security Agency--Social Security Board 1938-1944
13/103U.S. Interior Dept.1940-1944
13/104 U.S. Internal Revenue Service1943-1944
13/105 U.S. Justice Dept.--Prisons & Parole Boards 1938-1944
13/106U.S. Justice Dept.--Immigration & Naturalization 1942-1945
13/107U.S. Labor Dept.1938-1944
3/108U.S. Maritime Commission1940
4/1-4 U.S. National Labor Relations Board1938-1940, 1944
14/5U.S. National War Labor Board1943-1944
14/6 U.S. Office of Price Administration--Rationing Boards1943-1944
14/7-12U.S. Selective Service1941-1944
14/13 U.S. Selective Service--Deferment Applications 1942
14/14 U.S. Selective Service--Notices of Classification 1942
14/15 U.S. State Dept. Visa Division1944
14/16 U.S. War Dept.1944
14/17 U.S. War Manpower Commission1943-1944
14/18U.S.--Various Government Agencies1939-1945
14/19Miscellaneous U1938-1940
14/20 Washington State (Various agencies)1938-1943
14/21 Washington. University1939-1942
14/22 Washington Pension Union 1940
14/23 Western Union Telegraph Co.1939-1944
14/24 L.G. Wingard Packing Co.1943-1944
14/25 Women's Committee for Peace1940
14/26 Miscellaneous W1937-1944
14/27-28 Miscellaneous Y-Z1938-1940
14/29Unidentified1940
14/30 SERIES XIII: ADMINISTRATIVE MEMORANDA, 1944 1944
4/31-15/20 SERIES XIV: SUBJECT SERIES, 1936-1945
4/31 AFL-CIO Jurisdictional Dispute1938
4/32 Alaska Salmon Industry, Inc.1943
14/33 Alaska Travel Control--for passes1943
14/34 Ayamo--AFL-SIU1939-1940
14/35 Bills--U.S. Congress1935-1940
14/36 Bills--Washington State Legislature1943
14/37 Bristol Bay Area Resident Workers1944
14/38Building & Offices1940-1945
14/39 Burial Fund1937-1940
15/9Supplements1937-1938
15/10 UCAPAWA Literature1940-1944
15/11 Unemployed and Registrations1937-1938
15/12Unemployment1937-1940
15/13 Unemployment Compensation1940-1942
15/14 Union Dues Rates1941-1945
15/15Union Hall1937-1939
15/16 Union Building & Offices1941
15/17 U.S. War Manpower Commission Retention of Experienced Cannery Workers1942-1943
15/18 War Bonds1942-1944
15/19 War Production BoardUndated
15/20Wagner Act--opinions, decisions, interpretation of 1936-19381936-1938
15/21-46 SERIES XV: ELECTIONS, 1937-1945 1937-1945
15/47-16/23 SERIES XVI: NEGOTIATIONS, CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS, 1937-1946 1937-1946
16/24-16/54 SERIES XVII: CASE FILES, 1936-1944 1936-1944
16/24 C.A. Abella re: Alitak Foremen1944
16/26 A.P.A. Discrimination Case1943
16/27 Bautista and Sevilla (Craig Cannery)1938
16/28 Irvin Bluestiens Case--Sunny Point1938
16/29Cases Pending1938
16/30 Craig Case (Craig Packing Co.--formerly Lindenberger Co.1942
16/31 Culinary Department--Ships Enroute--Bristol Bay 1943
16/32 CWFLU #7 Investigation Committee1938
16/33 CWFLU #7 vs Glacier Seafood Company1937-1938
16/34 CWFLU #7 vs Pioneer Seafoods1938
16/35-16/37Duyungan--Simon Memorial Fund1936-1939
16/38 Foremen--assignments, cases, complaints, etc. 1938
16/39Ricardo S. Garo--burial costs1937
16/40 Owen Huskins and Raymund Johnson Case vs Pacific American Fisheries1938
16/41 List of complaints filed to NLRB by individuals Undated
16/42 F. Mauli--burial fund 1939
16/43 Nellie Juan Case1942
16/44 Ted Niedo Case1943
16/45 NLRB--charges of unfair labor practices against Canned Salmon Inc.1938
16/46 Petersburg Cannery1943
16/47 S.S. Quezon Case (losses)1941
16/48Tanguilig, Leo and Descargar, Rufino--deceased 1939
16/49Harry Thibedeau vs California Packing Company 1937
16/50-16/53 Ponce Torres1937-1940
16/54 Baselizo G. Villalobos Case1944
16/54 SERIES XVIII: COURT EXHIBITS--Local #7--San Francisco Branch, 1929-1944 1929-1944
16/56-16/63 SERIES XIX: COURT PAPERS, 1938-1940 1938-1940
16/56 Margaret Buyungan vs CWFLU #18257/#71939
16/57 CWFLU vs AFL1937
16/58-60 J.E. Evangelista vs CWFLU #71939-1940
16/61 Kohler et. al. (CWFLU #7 members) vs Pacific American Fisheries, Inc.1939
16/62Labonite vs CWFLU #71938
16/63UCAPAWA vs Alaska Fish Cannery Workers of the Pacific (John Ayamo)1940
17/1-17/9 SERIES XX: HEARINGS--U.S. Labor Relations Board, 1941-1945 1941-1945
17/2-4 Miscellaneous1943-1944
17/5-9 Alaska Salmon Industry vs UCAPAWA #71942-1945
17/10-17/22 SERIES XXI: TRIALS AND HEARINGS--Internal, 1938-1944 1938-1944
17/10 Summons for Trials and Investigations1938-1940
17/11 Lucero vs Briones--Proceedings and Minutes of Executive Council1943
7/12Lucero vs Briones--Exhibits1943
17/13 Rendon Hearing--Original Recording1944
17/14 Rendon Case--Proceedings and Minutes--Trial and Review1944
17/15-16 Navea Trial--Proceedings1944
17/17-18 Navea Case--Arguments at Trial1944
17/19 Navea Case--Exhibits1944
17/20 Proceedings of Navea Case--Trial and Summary1944
17/21 Trial of A. Bosconcillo and J. Monso1944
17/22 Trial of T. Reyes--incl. Board Meeting Minutes1939
17/23-17/30 SERIES XXII: PETITIONS, GRIEVANCES AND CLAIMS, 1937-1944 1937-1944
17/31-17/38 SERIES XXIII: RULES, 1937-1943 1937-1943
17/39-18/5 SERIES XXIV: WRITINGS AND RESEARCH (T. Rojo), 1937-1945, Undated 1937-1945, Undated
18/6-18/14 SERIES XXV: NEWSLETTERS, 1937-1943 1937-1943
18/6-12 Local 71937-1943
18/13 Local 51938-1942
18/14 Local 2261939
18/15-18/18 SERIES XXVI: UCAPAWA, 1939-1944 1939-1944
18/16 Labor Relations Report1943-1945
18/17 Labor's Non-Partisan League1940
18/18 Others1937-1938
18/19-18/22 SERIES XXVII: FOREMAN APPLICATIONS AND LISTS, 1937-1945 1937-1945
18/23-18/28 SERIES XXVIII: RESOLUTIONS, 1938-1940 1938-1940
18/29-18/35 SERIES IXXX: PETITIONS AND AFFIDAVITS, 1938-1940 1938-1940
18/36-18/39 SERIES XXX: NEWS RELEASES, 1937-1944 1937-1944
18/40-18/45 SERIES XXXI: REPORTS--Including Delegates, 1937-1944 1937-1944
18/46-18/56 SERIES XXXII: CONFERENCES AND CONVENTIONS, 1937-1944 1937-1944
18/46-47 UCAPAWA National Convention1938, 1944
18/48-50 Federated Fishermens Council of the Pacific1937-1938
18/51 Alaska Cannery Foremen and Delegates1937
18/52 All Alaska Labor Convention1940, 1942
18/53 Cannery Workers Foremen's Conference1939
18/54 Public Power Conference1942
18/55 United Fishermen's Union of the Pacific1938
18/56 Miscellaneous1941
19/1-19/2 SERIES XXXIII: PROGRAMS, 1937-1942 1937-1942
19/3-19/7 SERIES XXXIV: EPHEMERA, 1936-1944
19/3 A.F.L. LeafletsUndated
19/4 Re: U.S. Government & Philippines1936-1942
19/5 Union Related1937-1945
19/6 Regarding World War II1942-1943
19/7 Miscellaneous1939-1944
19/8 SERIES XXXV: BUTTON--CWFLU #7, 1939 1939
19/9 SERIES XXXVI: NOTES, Undated Undated
19/10-19/15 SERIES XXXVII: PHOTOGRAPHS--Crew, 1940-1941
19/10 Pacific American Fisheries--Alitak Cannery1941
19/11San Juan Fish Packaging Co.--Uganik-San Juan Cannery1940
19/12 Kadiak Fisheries Co.--Port Bailey Cannery1940
19/13 Libby, McNeill & Libby--Kenai Cannery1941
19/14 Wards Cove Packaging Co.--Wards Cove Ketchikan Cannery1940
19/15 Libby, McNeill & Libby--Yakutat Cannery1940
19/16-19/17 SERIES XXXVIII: PHOTOGRAPHS, 1944
19/16 Abella Case (originally from "claims")1944
19/17 UnidentifiedUndated
19/18 SERIES IXXXX: PAYROLL RECORDS, 1937
19/19 SERIES XXXX: CLIPPINGS, 1938-1939
19/20 SERIES XXXXI: BULLETINS--Union, 1936-1939
19/21 SERIES XXXXII: MAILINGS, 1937-1942
19/22 SERIES XXXXIII: BLANK FORMS--miscellaneous, Undated
BLANK FORMS-miscellaneous1938-1943
19/23 Miscellaneous1938-1943
19/24 Cannery Food Supplies Undated
19/25 Costs and Pack Valuesc. 1940
SERIES XXXXIV: LISTS, 1938-1940
19/26 SERIES XXXXV: ARTWORK, Undated
19/27 RECORD SUBGROUP A: BUDGET COMMITTEE, 1941-1942 1941-1942
19/27 RECORD SUBGROUP B: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION, 1939-1940 1939-1940
19/29 RECORD SUBGROUP C: COOKS COMMITTEE, 1940 1940
19/30-19/34 RECORD SUBGROUP D: DELEGATES COMMITTEE, 1931-1941; Undated 1939-1941, Undated
19/30 Minutes, Reports, Lists & Misc. 1939-1941
19/31-32 ApplicationsUndated
19/33 QuestionnairesUndated
19/34 Blank QuestionnairesUndated
19/35 RECORD SUBGROUP E: COMMITTEE ON DISCIPLINARY RULES, 1938 1938
19/36 RECORD SUBGROUP F: EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEE, 1940 1940
19/37-19/50 RECORD SUBGROUP G: FOREMEN'S QUALIFYING COMMITTEE, 1937-1941 1937-1941
19/37 Letters of Complaint1937
19/38-19/41Applications1938-1941
19/42 Lists of foremen and foremen applicants1938
19/43-19/44 Minutes and Rules1938, 1940
19/45 Foremen's Conference1939
19/46 Recommendations for foremen applicants1940
19/47 Letters re: Foremen positions1940
19/48 Notes1940
19/49 Memorandum1941
19/50 Miscellaneous1938
19/51-19/52 RECORD SUBGROUP H: GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE, 1937, Undated 1937, Undated
19/51 Claims for extra pay1937
19/52 Grievances of members & employers1937, Undated
19/53-19/65 RECORD SUBGROUP I: INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE, 1937-1940 1937-1940
19/53Series I: Complaints Regarding Foremen Delegates1937-1938
19/54-19/61Series II: Delegates' Reports1939
19/54 Libby, McNeill & Libby1939
19/55 Nakat Packing Company1939
19/56 Alaska Pacific Salmon Co.1939
19/57 Pacific American Fisheries, Inc. 1939
19/58 P.E. Harris Company1939
19/59 Copper River Packaging Co./San Juan Fish Packaging Co.1939
19/60 Pioneer Seafoods/Hood Bay; Kadiak/Sebastian Stuart/Emard/Alaska Red Salmon/ Peril Straights1939
19/61 New England Fish Co./Alaska Southern Packaging Co.1939
19/62Series III: Summons1940
19/63-19/65 Series IV: Miscellaney1938-1940
20/1 RECORD SUBGROUP J: POLITICAL WELFARE COMMITTEE, 1938-1939 1938-1939
20/2-20/3 RECORD SUBGROUP K: RELIEF COMMITTEE, 1937-1938, Undated 1937-1938, Undated
20/4 RECORD SUBGROUP L: SPECIAL COMMITTEE STUDYING CONDITIONS OF #7, 1939-1940 1939-1940
20/5 RECORD SUBGROUP M: STRATEGY COMMITTEE, 1938 1938
20/6-20/20 RECORD SUBGROUP N: FARM DIVISION 1937-1941
20/6-20/13 Series I: General Records 1937-1941
20/6 General Correspondence1938-1940
20/7 Minutes1938-1940
20/8 Petitions & Authorizations1940
20/9 Membership Records1937-1938
20/10 Agreements Bainbridge Island 1938-1940
20/11 General Correspondence1937-1941
20/12 Agreement & Petitions1937-1941
20/13 Authorizations & Lists 1937-1941
20/14-20/18 Series II: Auburn-Kent Area 1941, Undated
20/14 Outgoing Letters1941
20/15 NotesUndated
20/16 Minutes & Lists1941
20/17 Agreements1941
20/18 Membership applications & cards--postal receipts1941
20/19 Series III: Kent, Orilla, O'Brien & vicinity Undated
20/19PetitionUndated
20/20Series IV: Puyallup area (Sumner)1940
20/20 Incoming Letters1940
20/21-20/22 RECORD SUBGROUP O: UCAPAWA. LOCAL #1--YAKIMA VALLEY 1937-1938
20/21 General Correspondence--Mostly Harry V. Olson, Sec. Dist. 1 UCAPAWA1937-1938
20/22 Minutes, Lists, Financial, Contracts1937
20/23 RECORD SUBGROUP P: PORT ALTHORP 1939
20/23 Minutes1939
RECORD SUBGROUP Q: UCAPAWA. INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE/BUSINESS AGENT
RECORD SUBGROUP R: UCAPAWA. INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE--(Steve Glumaz)

  
Box/FolderDate
21/35-26/13 RECORD GROUP 4: CANNERY WORKERS' AND FARM LABORERS' UNION. LOCAL 7. (FOOD, TOBACCO, AGRICULTURAL AND ALLIED WORKERS UNION OF AMERICA-CIO) 1933-1949
Arrangement: In their original state, most of the files could not be identified as those of a single officer. They included records primarily of the union's secretary, in mixture with correspondence of the president, other officers and other records. There were, however, some segments, which were distinct files accumulated by a single individual. These papers have been kept intact as subgroups within the appropriate chronological division. In Record Group 4, there are subgroups for the Regional Director/International Organizers Robert Kinney and Wendal Phillips and the Oregon State Director/International Organizer, Frank T. Patterson. These men were not elected officials but worked for the union. The papers in their subgroups were separately and uniformly labeled files.
Within each record group, a filing system was devised for the union's correspondence. First, a division was made between correspondence within the union and external correspondence. Internal correspondence was divided between members correspondence (usually separate in the original order), correspondence among officers, correspondence with branches, delegates and the parent international. Member's correspondence is arranged by year, all other correspondence is arranged alphabetically The outgoing letters series consists of flyers and other mailings sent mainly to members.
21/35-24/86 RECORD SUBGROUP A: GENERAL RECORDS 1933-1950
25/1-25/22 RECORD SUBGROUP B: FTA. REGIONAL DIRECTOR/INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZER (Robert Kinney, Wendal Phillips) 1946-1950
25/23-26/2 RECORD SUBGROUP C: FTA. OREGON STATE DIRECTOR/INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZER (Frank T. Patterson) 1944-1949
26/3-26/5 RECORD SUBGROUP D: ELECTION COMMITTEE 1945, 1947
26/6 RECORD SUBGROUP E: ELECTION INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE 1949
26/7 RECORD SUBGROUP F: EMERGENCY COMMITTEE 1947
26/8 RECORD SUBGROUP G: FOREMENS MEETINGS 1946
26/9-10 RECORD SUBGROUP H: GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE 1945(?)-1947
26/11 RECORD SUBGROUP I: ORGANIZING COMMITTEE 1947
26/12 RECORD SUBGROUP J: RANK AND FILE COMMITTEE 1947-1948
26/13 RECORD SUBGROUP K: TRIAL COMMITTEE 1949

  
Box/FolderDate
26/14-33/57 RECORD GROUP 5: INTERNATIONAL LONGSHOREMEN'S & WAREHOUSEMEN'S UNION, LOCAL 37 1943-1987
SUBGROUP A: GENERAL RECORDS
33/19 SUBGROUP B: COMMITTEE FOR JUSTICE FOR DOMINGO AND VIERNES 1981-1984
33/20 SUBGROUP C: ILWU. LOCAL 37. FACT FINDING COMMITTEE 1954
33/21-33/56 SUBGROUP D: ILWU. LOCAL 37. RANK AND FILE COMMITTEE 1975-1982
33/57 SUBGROUP E: VALDEZ, GREGORIO A. 1952-1954

  
Box/FolderDate
33/58-37/12 RECORD GROUP 6: EXTERNAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PERSONAL PAPERS 1915-1979
Arrangement: Subgroups were created reflecting the union's participation in various external organizations, such as the Maritime Federation of the Pacific, various CIO bodies, and Filipino organizations.
33/58-33/59 RECORD SUBGROUP A: CANNERY AND AGRICULTURAL WORKERS BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION 1937
33/60 RECORD SUBGROUP B: FILIPINO COMMUNITY OF SEATTLE 1952-1959
33/61 RECORD SUBGROUP C: FILIPINO UNEMPLOYED CITIZEN’S LEAGUE (FILIPINO COMMUNITY WELFARE LEAGUE) 1933
33/62-34/20 RECORD SUBGROUP D: MARITIME FEDERATION OF THE PACIFIC 1936-1941
34/21-34/30 RECORD SUBGROUP E: PACIFIC COAST FISHERIES ORGANIZATION AND COORDINATING COMMITTEE 1937-1939
34/31-34/51 RECORD SUBGROUP F: SEATTLE INDUSTRIAL LABOR UNION COUNCIL (SEATTLE CIO COUNCIL) 1937-1948
34/52-34/59 RECORD SUBGROUP G: WASHINGTON COMMONWEALTH FEDERATION 1938-1948
34/60-35/13 RECORD SUBGROUP H: WASHINGTON STATE INDUSTRIAL UNION COUNCIL (WASHINGTON CIO) 1938-1950
35/14-35/29 RECORD SUBGROUP I: VELASCO, VICTORIO PERSONAL PAPERS 1928-1968
Arrangement: A small subgroup was created for papers of Victoria Velasco which were found in various places throughout the records. These papers primarily reflect Velasco's involvement with other unions and a small amount related to non-union activities.
35/30-37/12 RECORD SUBGROUP J: VIERNES, GENE PERSONAL PAPERS 1937-1980
35/30-36/47 Part 1 General Files
35/30 SERIES I: Historical Features - “Brief History of Local Seven (FTA-CIO)” 1950
35/32-35/34 SERIES II: 35/31 Organizational Features - CWFLU # 7 and ILWU # 37 Undated 1953-1979
37/2 SERIES III: Intra-Organizational Correspondence - ILWU # 37
35/35-35/36 SERIES IV: Outgoing Letters of: 1947-1978
35/37-35/39 SERIES V: General Correspondence, 1947-1974 1947-1974
35/40-35/42 SERIES VI: Reports 1915-1977
35/43-35/48 SERIES VII: Speeches and Writings 1937-1977, Undated
35/49-35/53 SERIES VIII: Contracts 1973-1979
35/54 SERIES IX: Legal Papers - National Labor Relations Board Cases 1948, 1978
35/55 SERIES X: Court Papers 1947-194
35/56 SERIES XI: Financial Records 1946-1970
35/57-36/1 SERIES XII: Transcripts 1936-1939
36/1 SERIES XIII: Forms Undated
36/2-36/3 SERIES XIV: Lists 1942-1976, Undated
36/4-36/5 SERIES XV: Petition 1977, Undated
36/6 SERIES XVI: Programs and Announcements 1952, Undated
36/8 SERIES XVII: Pamphlets 1948
36/9-36/11 SERIES XVIII: Publications 1971-1977
36/12-36/13 SERIES IXX: Photographs 1973, Undated
36/14 SERIES XX: Notes - ILWU # 37 1968
36/15 SERIES XXI: Ephemera 1952-1979
36/16-36/31; Oversize VF36 SERIES XXII: Newsletters 1922-1979
36/32-36/47 SERIES XXIII: Clippings 1929-1980
36/47 SERIES XXIV: Processing Notes Undated
Part 2 Alaska Cannery Workers Association

  
Box/FolderDate
38-53; Oversized VF 36 RECORD GROUP 7: MISCELLANEOUS SERIES
38 & Oversized VF 36 PHOTOGRAPHS
39-53 DISPATCHING, CREW LISTS, MEMBERSHIP AND FINANCIAL RECORDS (Unsorted) ca.1930s-1980

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Baruso, Constantine, creator.
Hatten, C. T., creator.
Jackson, Roy, 1916-, creator.
Mensalvas, Chris D., d. 1977, creator.
Organizations:
Alaska Cannery Workers Association, creator.
Alaska Salmon Industry, Inc., creator.
Cannery Workers Benevolent Association, creator.
Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union. Local 7 (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives.
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.), creator.
Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers Union of America, creator.
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, creator.
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Local 37 (Seattle, Wash.), creator.
Maritime Federation of the Pacific Coast, creator.
Nakat Packing Corporation, creator.
New England Fish Company, creator.
Pacific American Fisheries, Inc., creator.
United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America, creator.
United States. National Labor Relations Board, creator.
Washington Commonwealth Federation, creator.
Washington Industrial Union Council, creator.
Subjects:
Labor unions--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives.
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