Biographical Note

Arrangement

Scope and Content

Inventory   [ + ]

Subject Terms


Guide to the Ronald Magden Papers



Manuscript Collection No.: 5185
Creator: Magden, Ronald , creator
Title: Ronald Magden papers
Date Span: circa 1879-2003
Quantity: 28.27 cubic feet (34 boxes)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Biographical Note

Labor historian, professor, and author from Tacoma, Washington. Magden researched and wrote several books, mainly in partnership with labor organizations in Tacoma and Seattle. Magden's books include The working waterfront: The story of Tacoma's ships and men, Furusato: Tacoma-Pierce County Japanese, 1888-1977, A history of Seattle waterfront workers, 1884-1934, Mukashi, mukashi =: Long, long ago : the first century of the Seattle Buddhist Church, and The working longshoreman . Materials from the research for most of these books comprise the collection

Arrangement

Arranged in 4 accessions:

  • Accession no. 5185-001, Ronald Magden Collection, circa 1879-1988
  • Accession no. 5185-002, Ronald Magden Collection, Undated
  • Accession no. 5185-003, Ronald Magden Collection, 1930-2003 (bulk: 1971-2003)
  • Accession no. 5185-004, Ronald Magden Collection, circa 1983-1990

Scope and Content

Materials created and collected by Ronald Magden, especially relating to research for books. See scope and content notes for individual accessions below.


Inventory

  
Accession No. 5185-001
Ronald Magden collection, circa 1879-1988
10.4 cubic feet (12 boxes)
Scope and Content
Transcripts and tape recorded interviews with longshoremen and teamsters. Photocopied minutes, reports, contracts, writings, membership records, clippings and secondary material collected and created by Magden, primarily for his book A History of Seattle Waterfront Workers (1998). The records relate especially to the activities of longshore workers and of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on the West Coast.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's rights transferred to the Libraries. Creator's informants' interviews may be used freely.
Acquisition Info
Donor: Ronald E. Magden, July 12, 2000.
Processing Info
Minimally processed.
Photographic prints in this accession were removed and moved to the Ronald Magden Photograph Collection, Photo Collection #1106.
Box/FolderDate
1/1 Biographical Features 2000
Longshoremen Records c. 1886- c.1993
1/2-3 Chronologies 1986-1987
1/4 General Correspondence Of The White House (photocopies, FDR Library Papers) 1934-1936
Meeting Minutes 1901-1938
1/5AFL Convention1901
9/1International Longshoremen, Marine and Transportworkers Association    OVERSIZE1907, Undated
1/6Joint Northwest Strike Committee1934
1/7First Annual Convention of the Washington State Industrial Union Council1938
Transcripts Of Interviews 1963-1989
5/1-5Nelson, Burt1987
5/6-7Enclosures in Burt Nelson Transcripts1963-1989, Undated
5/8Jenkins, Frank; Andy and Renee1987
5/9Mahoney, Jack1987
5/10Maloney, Shaun1987
5/11Moisio, Wayne "Waino" and Esther1987
5/12Prong, Larry1987
5/13Wylie, Gordon S.1987
5/14-19Seattle Longshore Pensioners1986-1987, Undated
5/20Miscellaneous NotesUndated
6 Interview Tapes c. 1987-c.1993
Bauman, Virgil; Maloney, ShaunUndated
Hannon1993
Hannon/Lelli, Philip1992?
Mahoney, JackUndated
Maloney, Shaun1987-1992, Undated
Mink, ArtUndated
Vigil, DavidUndated
Interview Transcripts On Diskette c. 1986-c. 1987
Bauman, Virgil ; Poth, PhilUndated
Maloney, ShaunUndated
Maloney, Shaun; Nelson, Burt; Prong, Lawrence; Jenkins, FrankUndated
Moiso, Wayne;Wylie, JackUndated
Nelson, BurtUndated
Nelson, Burt; Lelli, PhilipUndated
Seattle Longshore Pensioners1986-1987
Tacid/Unknown Pensioner1986
Reports 1901-1968
1/8Annual Report of U. S. Commissioner of Labor1901
1/9Washington. Bureau of Labor. Biennial Reports1901-1918
1/10“Report of the Civil Service Commission on the Work Of the Public Employment Office of Seattle for the Year 1911”1911
9/2National Adjustment Commission    OVERSIZE1918
1/11Monthly Labor Review1924-1933
1/12Washington Department of Labor and Industry1922-1941
1/13-14“Longshore Productivity Study – Pacific Coast”, Pacific Maritime Association1960-1963
1/15“Wage Chronology; Pacific Longshore Industry 1934-1970”1968
Writings Of Others 1916-1995
1/16“Pacific Coast Longshoring”circa 1940s
1/17“The Saga of Longshore Jack and Waterfront Poems”circa 1998?
1/18-23Theses1942-1952,1995, Undated
1/24-26Miscellaneous photocopied articles1916, 1934, 1975
9/3 Writings Of Others    OVERSIZEUndated
Arbitration Proceedings 1934-1991
1/27-31International Longshoremen’s Association1934-1942
1/32-35International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union1938-1941, 1989-1991
1/36-38Miscellaneous1934-1943
10/1 Arbitration Awards    OVERSIZE1918
1/39 Arbitration Awards (listing) 1934-1940
1/40 Legislation 1913
Workingmen’s Compensation Act1913
1/41-46 Index Of Worker Grievances And Procedures 1960-1972
Lists c. 1886-c.1976
2/1Fatal Longshore Accidents1886-1976, Undated
2/2Company/Hall Gangs 1918-1919Undated
12/1Strikers Reporting Sick    OVERSIZE1936
2/3 Bibliography 1984
2/4 Handbooks 1927, 1935
2/5 Leaflet 1931
2/6-8 Notes Of Ronald Magden Undated
10/2 Notes    OVERSIZEUndated
Subject Series 1886-1993
1884
2/9“History of Early Waterfront Organizations on Puget Sound”Undated
2/10Constitution, Bylaws and Rules of Order of the Stevedores, Longshoremen and Rigger’s Union of Seattle1886
2/11Articles of Incorporation of the Stevedores, Longshoremen and Riggers Union of Seattle1889
2/12-13Lists – Members, Union LocalsUndated
9/4Journal Pages    OVERSIZE1892-1993
2/14Union Cards1886-1988
2/15Map of Yesler’s Wharf1896
2/16-17Notes
2/18Clippings
10/3Clippings    OVERSIZE1885-1989
1889 1901-1905, Undated
2/19Minutes of the Western Central Labor Union1903, Undated
9/5Minutes of the Seattle City Council    OVERSIZE1889
Correspondence of the Stevedores and Riggers’ Union of Puget Sound1889
2/20Report from the Bureau of Labor1901-1902
10/4Union Cards, I.L.A.    OVERSIZE1903-1905
2/21Seattle City Directory1901
9/6Clippings    OVERSIZE1889-1903
2/22-30Accidents, Safety and Compensation1928-1967, 1990
2/31-44Accounts of the 1934 Strike (photocopies of previously published materials, theses, Magden’s notes)1907-1984, Undated
2/45-50Bridges, Harry1916-1994
10/5Bridges, Harry    OVERSIZE1937, 1991-1994
2/51-61Collective Bargaining1945-1977
2/62-64Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.)Undated
9/7-8Industrial Workers of the World    OVERSIZE1917-1919
2/65Maritime Federation of the Pacific1935-1951, Undated
10/6Maritime Federation of the Pacific    OVERSIZE1934-1941
2/66-75Port of Seattle1884-1986
2/76-85, Clippings (includes Notes) 1914-1990
3/1-22 Clippings 1895-1920, 1934-1990
9/9-18, 10/7-10, 11/1, 12/2-3 Clippings    OVERSIZE1895-1920, 1934-1990
Diskettes Undated
6Newspaper notesUndated
6Officers, Charter members (chronologies)Undated
3/23-3/80 Waterfront Employers Of Seattle 1914-1957
3/23-24 Chronologies Undated
3/25 General Correspondence 1916-1941
3/26 General Correspondence Of The Northwest Waterfront Employer’s Union 1919-1934
3/27 Intraorganizational Correspondence – Waterfront Employers’ Association Of The Pacific Coast 1920-1941
3/28 Memoranda 1922
Meeting Minutes 1908-1941
3/29-32Meetings of General Membership1920, 1930-1937
3/33Luncheon Meetings1933-1934
3/34Annual Meetings1935-1940
3/35-40Board of Trustees1925-1941
3/41Finance Committee1934
3/42Committee on Policy1934
3/43Joint Executive Committee1921-1933
3/44Joint Standard Practice Committee1931-1933
3/45Joint Safety Committee1933
3/46Joint Operating Committee1933
3/47Joint Employment Committee1921, 1933
3/48Joint Committee of Employees and Employers1933
3/49Joint Executive Committee of Longshoremen, Truckers, and Waterfront Employers1933
3/50Joint Committee of Steamship Owners And Local #18 Rigger’s and Stevedore’s Union1908
3/51Special Committee for September 30th Program1935
3/52-58Special Meetings1920-1941
3/59Northwest Waterfront Employer’s Union1921-1925
3/60Minutes of the Waterfront Council1931
3/61Miscellaneous Minutes1921
3/62 Resolutions 1935
3/63-64 Agreements 1914-1916, 1934
3/65 Budget Files 1935-1937, Undated
Reports 1920-1930
3/66Employment Committee1920-1922
3/67Annual1930, Undated
3/68-71 Speeches And Writings 1920-1937
3/72-73 Writings Of Others 1957, Undated
3/74 Petition Pre-1934 Undated
3/75 Lists 1935, Undated
Notes
3/76Of Frank P. Foisie [Head of Waterfront Employers Association]1920
3/77Of Ronald MagdenUndated
3/78 Clippings 1904-1934
Subject Series 1919-1922
3/79Hiring and Employment1921-1922
3/80Rifles for Russia (labor stoppage)1919
3/81-4/8 Waterfront Employers Of Washington 1911-1988
3/81 Historical Features c. 1947
3/82 Articles Of Incorporation 1940
3/83 Bylaws 1940
General Correspondence 1936-1947
3/84Coast Committee For the Shipowners1936
4/1International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) Local 1–191946-1947
4/2Tait Stevedoring Co.1946
Miscellaneous1941, 1946
4/3 Agreements 1931-1947
4/4 Welfare Plan (ILWU And Pacific Maritime Association) 1950
4/5 Hearings 1934
4/6 Lists – Longshoremen Wages Undated
4/7 Clippings (Includes Notes) 1936-1941
4/8 Subject Series – Biographies Of Prominent Merchants 1911-1988
4/9-4/27 International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Local 1-19 (Seattle) c. 1946- c. 1987
4/9-12 Notes On Minutes Of International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) Local 38-22, 1918-1937 c. 1987
4/13-21 Notes On Minutes Of ILWU Local 1-19, 1937-1985 c. 1987
4/22 General Correspondence
re: Waterfront Employer's Association (WEA) and the Fred LaPlant claim1946
Intraorganizational Correspondence – ILWU
4/23re: Ship, Dock, and Walking Bosses1946
4/24re: Pinkerton Detective Agency1946
4/25Miscellaneous1946
4/26 Bulletin Undated
4/27 Lists – Roster Of Delegates To 8th Biennial Convention 1949
4/28-4/36 International Longshoremen's Association, Pacific Coast District 1916-1935
4/28 General Correspondence 1922-1935
Minutes
4/29-32District Conventions1916-1922
9/19-20District Conventions    OVERSIZE1921-1931
4/33Executive Board1935
4/34 Agreements 1920
4/35 Court Papers 1920
4/36 Lists circa 1920’s
4/37-4/51 Portland Longshoremen 1879-1991
4/37 Articles Of Incorporation For Stevedores, Longshoremen And Rigger’s Union 1879
4/38 Telegram 1934
Minutes
4/39-42General Longshoremen’s Association # 265 (a.k.a. Pacific Coast Association of Longshoremen Local #6)1901-1908
4/43-44ILA Local 38-61918-1919
4/45ILA Local 38-781931
4/46 Transcripts Of Hearings Undated
4/47 Writings Of Others 1984, 1991, Undated
4/48 Lists Undated
4/49 Notes Of Ronald Magden Undated
4/50 Clippings Undated
4/51 Ephemera 1991
4/52-4/59 McAlpin, Robert 1926-1992
4/52 Biographical Features Undated
4/53 Diary 1926
General Correspondence Of Others
4/54re: McAlpin’s Naval Service1943-1945
4/55re: McAlpin’s Death1948-1950
4/56re: McAlpin Baby Books1992
4/57 Awards 1945, Undated
4/58 Ephemera 1944, Undated
4/59 Subject Series – McAlpin, Marguerite 1957-1973, Undated
Hannon, Bruce
4/60 General Correspondence 1955-1996
4/61 Case Files – FBI 1942
4/62 Writing – “a Window On The Thirties” circa 1990’s
4/63 Union Cards 1933-1938
Nelson, Burt
4/64 Outgoing Letters 1938-1949
4/65 Arbitration Opinion 1965
4/66 Writings 1971
4/67 Writings Of Lonnie Nelson (Daughter of Burt Nelson) 1950, 1989-1991
Gus Rystad
4/68 Outgoing Letters 1970-1992
General Correspondence
4/69Bridges, Harry1977, 1987
4/70Hall, Gus1970
Irene _____1991
Meyers, George1989
4/71 General Correspondence Of Others 1970, Undated
4/72 Writings 1973, 1989-1990
4/73 Writings Of Others 1971-1974
9/21 Subject Series – Bridges, Harry    OVERSIZE1990-1991
9/22 Clippings    OVERSIZE1992, Undated
Teamster Records
7/1 Organizational Features 1991, Undated
7/2 Historical Features – “the Teamsters’ Story” Undated
7/3 Chronologies Undated
9/23 General Correspondence Of Ronald Magden    OVERSIZE1988-1996
7/4 Contracts c. 1988
7/5-6 Court Rulings 1962, 1989
7/7-8 Writings1959, Undated
11/2 Census Record    OVERSIZE1900
7/9 Lists - Members Undated
7/10 Notes Of Ronald Magden Undated
11/3 Notes Of Ronald Magden “historical Evolution Of Seattle Teamster Unions”    OVERSIZEUndated
7/11 Exhibit Catalogue (and Enclosures)
“Teams Trucks Tri-Motors and Trains – the Transporation
Paintings of Ollie C. Ziegler”1991
7/12 Membership Manual circa 1985
7/13 Newsletter – Western Conference Of Teamsters 1990
7/14 Bibliographies Undated
7/15 Maps Undated
7/16 Chart 1991, Undated
7/17 Photographs And Negatives 1919, 1928, 1937, Undated
General Notes: Photographic prints in this accession were removed and moved to the Ronald Magden Photograph Collection, Photo Collection #1106.
11/4 Photographs    OVERSIZE1941-1942
Mapcase
Map case Drawer 1 Photographs 1941-1942
Box/Folder
7/18 Subject Series – Working Women 1984-1986
7/19-21 Ephemera 1991, Undated
7/22 Portfolio (empty, Contained Madgen’s Notes) Undated
Clippings
7/23-25 Official Magazine of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Stablemen and Helpers of America 1919-1939, Undated
7/26 Seattle Union Record 1972
7/27 Washington Teamster 1942, 1972-1979, 1988
7/28 Seattle Post-Intelligencer 1892-1927, 1974, 1993, Undated
7/29-36Miscellaneous1894-1994, Undated
9/24-27, 11/5-7, 12/4 Clippings    OVERSIZE1898-1996
Seattle Teamsters
7/37-40 Chronologies Undated
9/28 Constitution Of The Team Drivers’ International Union Of America    OVERSIZE1899
7/41 General Correspondence Of Employer’s Association Of Washington 1914-1915
7/42 Minutes Of WCLU 1903
7/43 Writings 1913, Undated
11/8 Lists    OVERSIZE1900, 1988
7/44-51 Notes Of Ronald Magden circa 1989
11/9 Map    OVERSIZE1888
7/52 Photographs (photocopies) 1913
Clippings
7/53-54 Seattle Union Record 1915-1928
7/55-60 Seattle Times 1901-1934
7/61 Seattle Post-Intelligencer 1917-1920
7/62re: David Beck1993
11/10re: David Beck    OVERSIZE1993
11/11 Clippings    OVERSIZE1899-1918
Tacoma Teamsters
8/1 Constitution Of Teamster’s Retirees Association Undated
Chronologies
8/2-3Local 313, 1984-1939Undated
8/4Washington State Teamster Unions and WWIIUndated
8/5Bakery Drivers Local #567Undated
Tacoma Teamsters MiscellanyUndated
8/6 Minutes Of “TTC” 1905-1906
8/7 Agreements 1958
Interview Transcripts
8/8Black, Clyde1989
8/9Curran, Charles and Mary Louise1988
8/10Johnson, Leon C.1989
8/11Vogel, Artcirca 1989
8/12 Writings Of Others Undated
8/13 Ledger Index Pages Undated
11/12 Lists Undated
8/14 Notes Of Ronald Magden 1989-1991
8/15 Photographs (one Print, Others Photocopies) 1908, 1928-1930, Undated
Clippings
8/16-18 Tacoma Labor Advocate 1917-1959
8/19 Tacoma Daily Ledger 1932-1939
8/20 Washington Teamster 1941-1979
8/21 Seattle Union Record 1919-1925
11/13 Clippings    OVERSIZE1935-1951
Spokane Teamsters
8/22 Chronologies Undated
8/23 General Correspondence Of Ronald Magden 1989
8/24 Membership Roster circa 1989
8/25 Writings Of Ronald Magden--History Of Inland Empire Teamster Unions Undated
8/26 Writings Of Others Undated
11/14 Writings Of Others    OVERSIZE1937, 1954, Undated
8/27 Notes Of Ronald Magden Undated
8/28 Lists 1989
8/29 Directories 1889-1905
8/30 Miscellany Undated
Clippings
8/31-32 Spokane Spokesman Review 1893-1919
8/33-34 Spokane Labor World 1910-1947
8/35 Spokane Chronicle 1890-1917
8/36 Washington Teamster 1942-1977
8/37Miscellaneous1890-1923, 1944-1987
11/15 Clippings    OVERSIZE1911-1934, 1964
Western Washington Teamsters
8/38 Chronologies Undated
8/39 Notes Undated
Clippings
8/40 Everett Labor Journal 1910-1937
8/41-42 Washington Teamster 1953-1977
8/43 Tacoma Labor Advocate 1957-1958
Spokane Labor World 1946
8/44 Central Washington Teamsters 1952-1969
Newspaper Unions Publishing Company
8/45 Organizational Features 1952
8/46 Incoming Letters 1952-1968, 1983-1986.
8/47 General Correspondence
re: Annual Shareholders Meeting1963, 1971-1984
8/48 Minutes 1954-1955, 1970-1985
12/5 Minutes    OVERSIZE1956-1974
8/49-50 Financial Records 1952-1986
8/51 Stock Certificates Undated
8/52 Agreements 1952
8/53 Exemption Affidavit 1953
8/54 Writings Of Others Undated
8/55 Subject Series
Portland Reporter 1961
9-12 Oversized Material (as Described Above)    OVERSIZE1888-1996

  
Accession No. 5185-002
Ronald Magden collection, Undated
12.9 cubic feet (15 boxes)
Scope and Content
Ronald Magden's labor history research files
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.
Restrictions on Use
Some restrictions exist on copying, quotation or publication. Contact Repository for details.
Acquisition Info
Donor: Ronald E. Magden, August 17, 2011.
Processing Info
Partially processed.
Photographic prints in this accession were removed and moved to the Ronald Magden Photograph Collection, Photo Collection #1106.
Arrangement
The second accession is divided into five series:
  • Research Files
  • American Legion Hall Post #2
  • Longshore History
  • Tacoma History
  • Washington State Labor Documents
The first series, Research Files, is arranged chronologically. The second series, American Legion Hall Post #2 is arranged by material type and then chronologically. The third series, Longshore History has a number of subseries. The first is a general subseries which includes categories such as: Constitutions, Contracts and Agreements, Convention Proceedings, International Longshoremen's Association (ILA), International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU), Photographs, Publications, Safety, Strikes, Waterfront Employers' Association (WEA), and the Washington Legislative League (WLL). Most of the materials are arranged chronologically, by organization, or by material type and then chronologically. The other subseries under Longshore History are Bellingham, National Labor Relations Board, Port Angeles, Portland, Port Townsend, San Francisco, Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver. Most the the materials are arranged chronologically or by creator or material type and then chronologically. The fourth series, Tacoma History is arranged chronologically. The fifth series, Washington State Labor Documents, is arranged by location and then chronologically.
Box/FolderDate
Research Files
1/1Writings of Others1896-1994
Scope and Content:
  • ʺCentralia: Tragedy and Trialʺ by Ben Hur Lampman
  • ʺHarry Bridges: The Rise and Fall of Radical Labor in the United Statesʺ by Charles P. Larrowe
  • Pacific Maritime Association articles
  • ʺThe General Strike in San Franciscoʺ by Richard T. La Piere
  • ʺSan Francisco: Act Oneʺ by Robert Cantwell
  • ʺThe Beloved Sinnerʺ by Agnes Repplier
  • ʺAmerican Public Opinion Reflected in the Pollsʺ by Dorothy Borg
  • ʺTacoma, the Manufacturing and Shipping Center of the Pacific Northwestʺ
  • ʺHistory of Employers' Associations in the United Statesʺ by Clarence E. Bonnett
  • ʺSeasonal Unemployment in Washington"
  • "Building Bridges: Newsletter of the Center for Labor Studiesʺ
  • ʺIn the Name of History: A Disciplinary Critique of Orlando Fals Borda's Historia doble de la costa'ʺ by Charles Bergquist
  • ʺThe Birth of A State: The Journal of The Washington State Constitutional Convention 1889ʺ edited by Charles M Rosen, Beverly Paulik Gates
  • ʺ1896 Record of American and Foreign Shippingʺ published by the American Shipmasters' Association
1/2Papers, Notes, Clippings on Unions and Japanese1913-1999
1/3Miscellaneous Papers1934-2001
Scope and Content:
  • National Negro Labor Council Statement: ʺBrownell Adds to Our Shameʺ
  • Warning from Roger Ebert to Avoid Northwest Film Festival Showing of Karl Krogstad's film ʺSex with an Octopus"
  • Brochures: The Harry Bridges Institutes Video History Project
  • International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) articles
  • Stanford Law Review
  • Ernie Tanner Scholarship Fund
1/4Magden Notes, Clippings, Writings of Others1958-2005
Scope and Content:
  • General Perspective and Program: ILWU Negotiating Committee
  • Pacific Maritime Association Bulletin, 1958
  • ʺThe Oxford Group and the Strike of the Seattle Longshoremen in 1934ʺ by Eckard V. Toy, 1978
  • ʺChapter VII: Our Seattle Revolutionʺ from I Change Worlds: the Remaking of an American by Anna Louise Strong, 1937
  • ʺEarly Washington State Labor Historyʺ by Stanley Nelson, 1938; ʺAnd the Challenges of Our Second Centuryʺ from United Mine Worker's Journal
  • Longshore articles, 1990
  • Tacoma's News Tribune, June 2005
  • ʺReform Politics in Seattle During the Progressive Eraʺ by Mansel Blackford, 1968
  • ʺLeftward Tilt on the Pacific Slope: Indigenous Unionism and the Struggle Against AFL Hegemony in the State of Washingtonʺ by Carlos Schwantes, 1979
  • ʺA Tale of Two Ports;ʺ Seattle Times, 1995
1/5Clippings: Non-Union1961-2000
1/6Miscellaneous Papers1962-1997
Scope and Content:
  • Japanese History
  • Longshore History
  • Seattle World’s Fair History
1/7Miscellaneous Papers 1963-1998
Scope and Content:
  • Business Cards
  • Receipts
  • Longshoremen: Clayton Jones Biography
1/8Clippings: Unions (Non-Longshore)1964-1998
1/9Manuscript1980
1/10Miscellaneous Papers1984-2003
Scope and Content:
  • Longshore History Article: “Fifty years on the docks” by Magden
  • Newspaper: Northwest Black Pioneers News
1/11Notes, Correspondence: Post World War II Japanese History Project 1986-1990
1/12Notes: Longshore History1987-1991
1/13Miscellaneous Papers1988-1989
Scope and Content:
  • Northwest Trek Living History Project Script: "The Railroader"
  • Longshore History Newsletter: “On the Waterfront”
  • Port of Tacoma Program: 55th Anniversary of the 1934 Strike
1/14Writings of Others1988-1990
Scope and Content:
  • “Fink, the Labor Connection” by Archie Green
  • “Popular Front Unionism in a Small Place: The Woodworkers of Pacific County, Washington, 1935-1941” by Jeremy R. Egolf
  • “Waterfront Poems” by Alfredo Valenzuela
1/15Correspondence: Harry Bridges Memorial Committee 1992
1/16Miscellaneous Papers1992-2005
Scope and Content:
  • “A History of Seattle Waterfront Workers” Publication
  • Correspondence re: Publication of “Furusato”
  • Pamphlets, Correspondence: Citizens for a Healthy Bay Harry Bridges
1/17University of Washington Tacoma Student Questions on Longshoremen1998
1/18Book: Furusato: Tacoma Pierce County Japanese by Ronald Magden1998
1/19Miscellaneous Papers and PhotographsUndated
Scope and Content:
  • Tacoma Longshore Presentation Outline by Magden
  • Photographs: Harry Bridges, Local 19
1/20Biographical NotecardsUndated
American Legion Hall Post #2
History Indexes
2/1History Index (Part 1/2)1947-1958
2/2History Index (Part 2/2)1956-1961
Minutes
2/3Minutes (Part 1/4)1941-1947
2/4Minutes (Part 2/4)1959-1961
2/5Minutes (Part 3/4)1960-1964
2/6Minutes (Part 4/4)1966-1968
Longshore History
General
2/7Miscellaneous Papers1889-2005
Scope and Content:
  • Graph: Historical Evolution of Major Tacoma Longshore Unions
  • Member Records: Marine Cooks’ and Stewards’ Association of the Pacific Coast
  • Minutes: Seattle Strike Committee, 1937
  • Incoming Communications: Secretary of ILWU Sub-District Council of Puget Sound Area District 38, 1937
  • Clippings
  • 1934 Strike
  • Harry Bridges
  • Stevedores
  • ILWU Newspaper: The Hook
  • Agenda: ILWU Clerk and Walking Boss Caucus, 2005
  • Correspondence: Puget Sound Council Pacific Maritime Association
  • ILA
  • W.C. Dawson
  • List: Longshore Leadership
  • Script: “Mercer Girls” Radio Program, 1939
  • Tacoma Cemetery Records
2/8Miscellaneous Papers1898-1998
Scope and Content:
  • ʺThe Tacoma Waterfront;ʺ ʺLife and Work of the Tacoma Longshoremenʺ
  • Tacoma Sunday Ledger, 1898
  • Property Inventory Update
  • Founders of ILWU Local 19
  • ILWU Pensioners' Club
2/9Writings of Others1906-1934
Scope and Content:
  • “Wages and Hours of Labor,” Monthly Labor Review, 1921
  • “Industrial Democracy: The Longshoremen’s Association,” by Luke Grant
  • The Outlook, 1906
  • “The Ship Must Sail on Time,” by Ernest Pool
  • Everybody’s Magazine, 1908
  • “The Longshoremen and the War,” by Ruth Pickering
  • The Survey, 1916, 1917-1920
  • “A Peculiar Eight Hour Problem,” by William Z. Ripley
  • Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1919
  • “Peace along Shore: How the Longshoremen Settle Difference with Employers,” by B.M. Squires
  • The Survey, 1920
  • “Longshore,” by William Z. Ripley, The Survey, 1922
  • “Five Men on a Dead Man’s Chest, Yo, Ho!” by Robert W. Bruère, The Survey, 1922
  • “Dockwallopers,” by Paul Peters, The American Mercury, 1930
  • “Harbor-Workers,” by Lewis W. Hine
2/10International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) and International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) Papers: Correspondence, Bulletins, Donation List1907-1938
13/1ILA and ILWU Charters OVERSIZE 1908-1953
2/11Reports: Wage Scales and Working Conditions1918-1932
2/12Articles and Reports: Working Conditions 1921-1967
2/13Ledger1930
2/14ILA and ILWU Papers: Minutes, Arbitrations, Petitioner’s Exhibits1934-1940
2/15Correspondence: Arbitrator’s Award1935
2/16Bulletins: “Daily Radio News,” “The Northern Line” 1938
2/17Membership Cards1943-1949
2/18Memorandum of Understanding: Pacific Maritime Association and International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union1958-1998
2/19Correspondence, Articles: Maritime Workers Historical Association1979-1980
2/20Miscellaneous Papers1982-2004
Scope and Content:
  • Letters
  • Newspaper: The Dispatcher, 2004
  • Labor Songs
  • Newsletter: UW Center for Labor Studies,1999
  • Visitor's Guide: Port of Tacoma
2/21Miscellaneous Papers1987-2002
Scope and Content:
  • Magazine: Marine Digest, 1987
  • Brochure: “Fred Zinn: Artist of the Working Waterfront,”1992
  • Ephemera: “The Working Longshoremen, Tacoma Seafood Extravaganza,” 1991
  • Conference Schedule: UW Center for Labor Studies
  • “Workers in the Global Economy: Organizing for a New Century,” 1995
  • Newspaper Article: CIO
  • “Bibliography: Seattle General Strike”
  • Report: “International Longshore and Warehouse Union Longshore, Clerk and Walking Boss Caucus,” 2002
2/22Working Papers: Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies Student 1994-1999
2/23Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) Annual Report1995
Books, Brochures, Pamphlets
3United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Bulletin No. 550 "Cargo Handling and Longshore Labor Conditions" 1932
3"Pacific Coast Longshoremen's Strike of 1934, Arbitration Before National Longshoremen's Board, Oral Argmnt of Herman Phleger, Esq. on behalf of Waterfront Employers"1935
3"Maritime Labor Board, Report to the President and to the Congress”1940
3"First Report Un-American Activities in Washington State" by the Joint Legislative Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities1948
3"Report From Europe, By the Rank and File Delegation of the International Longshoremen's & Warehousemen's Union, With Foreword By Harry Bridges"1949
3Pacific Maritime Association (PMA): Supercargo List-Washington Area1974
3ILWU Time Book2000
Constitutions
3Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Constitution1928
3ILWU Local 13 Constitution1948
3ILWU Constitution1961
3ILWU Constitution1965
3Marine Clerks Association, Local 63, International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Constitution, Appendix, and Rules of Order"1965
3ILWU Constitution1967
3International Longshoremen's & Warehousemen's Union Local 52 Constitution, Port Supplement and Working Rules of the Checkers, Supercargoes, and Supervisors Association of the State of Washington1967
3Marine Clerks Association, Local 63, International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Constitution and Rules of Order1974
3ILWU (2 copies)1975
3ILWU Constitution1977
3ILWU Constitution1979
3ILWU Local 142 Constitution1979
3ILWU Constitution (2 copies)1981
3ILWU Constitution (3 copies)1988
3ILWU Constitution (5 copies)1991
3ILWU Constitution (3 copies)1994
3ILWU Constitution 1997
Contracts and Agreements
3"Agreement Between Pacific Coast Longshore Division ILWU and Waterfront Employers of the Pacific Coast on behalf of Waterfront Employers of Washington, Waterfront Employers of Portland, Waterfront Employers Association of San Francisco, Waterfront Employers Association of Southern California" 1938
3"Pacific Longshore Agreement: With Working and Dispatching Rules for the Ports of the Colombia River and Portland and Vancouver Dock Agreement" 1948-1951
3"Agreements Covering: Longshoremen and Dock Workers in the Ports of Tacoma, Port Angeles and Anacortes (10/1/54), Checkers and Supervisors in the Port of Tacoma (10/1/54), I.B.L. Foremen (6/25/56)1956
3Pacific Coast Longshore Agreement1961-1966
3Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document1966-1971
3"Container Freight Station Supplement to the Pacific Coast Longshore and Clerks' Agreement" Between ILWU and Pacific Maritime Association1966-1971
3Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document (2 copies)1966-1971
3Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document1973-1975
3Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document1975-1978
3Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document1978-1981
3All Alaska Longshore Agreement1981-1984
3Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document (2 copies)1981-1984
3Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document (3 copies)1984-1987
3Pacific Coast Clerks’ Contract Document1987-1990
3Pacific Coast Walking Bosses & Foremen’s Agreement1987-1990
3Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document (3 copies)1987-1990
4Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document (6 copies)1990-1993
4Pacific Coast Clerks’ Contract Document1993-1996
4Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document (3 copies)1993-1996
4Pacific Coast Walking Bosses & Foremen’s Agreement1996-1999
4Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document (3 copies)1996-1999
4Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document (3 copies)1999-2002
Convention Proceedings
13/2ILA and ILWU Convention Proceedings OVERSIZE 1899-1929
13/3ILA and ILWU Convention Proceedings OVERSIZE 1934-1967
5/1ILA: Pacific Coast District Convention Proceedings (Copy 1)1935
5/2ILA: Pacific Coast District Convention Proceedings (Copy 2)1935
5/3ILA: Pacific Coast District Convention Proceedings (Copy 1)1936
5/4ILA: Pacific Coast District Convention Proceedings (Copy 2)1936
4ILA: Pacific Coast District Convention Proceedings (3 copies) 1937
5/5ILA: Pacific Coast District Convention Proceedings1939
4ILWU Convention Proceedings (2 copies) 1938
5/6 ILWU Convention Proceedings1976
5/7ILWU Convention Proceedings1983
5/8Maritime Federation of the Pacific Coast Convention Proceedings (Copy 1)1936
5/9Maritime Federation of the Pacific Coast Convention Proceedings (Copy 2)1936
4Maritime Federation of the Pacific Coast Convention Proceedings1939
5/10Washington State Industrial Union Council, Council of Industrial Organizations (CIO) Convention Proceedings1948
International Longshoremen's Association (ILA)
5/11Roster: Officers and Members1916
5/12Correspondence, Proposals: Modification of Arbitrator’s Award1934-1936
5/13Correspondence: Removal of Harry Bridges1936
5/14Memorandum, Correspondence: Sailor’s Union and Scaler’s Union Settlement1936
5/15Minutes: Pacific Coast District Executive Board 1936
5/16Minutes: Sub-District Council of Puget Sound Area1936-1937
International Warehousemen's and Longshoremen's Union (ILWU)
5/17Report: Unemployment Insurance1959
5/18Miscellaneous Papers1965-1979
Scope and Content:
  • International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union Convention Proceedings
  • Correspondence
  • Clippings
  • Trade Unions
  • United Farm Workers
5/19Minutes: Puget Sound District Council Meeting1991
5/20Book: A History of the Federated Auxiliaries of the ILWU, 1934-1984 by Joan Fox1993
5/21Directories1995-1997, 1999
6/1Speech: Del Egbert at the Longshore Clerk and Walking Boss Caucus of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union1996
6/2Coast Committee Reports: Contract Bargaining2003
Foriegn Policy
6/3Vietnam1956-1970
6/4Cambodia1970-1979
6/5Chile1974-2005
6/6South Africa1976-1988
6/7El Salvador1980-1991
6/8 Korea and the Philippines1981-1990
Scope and Content:
  • Kim Dae Jung
  • Marcos Murders in Seattle
6/9International Trade1987-1997
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union-Pacific Maritime Association (ILWU-PMA) Healthcare Pamphlets and Brochures
7Death, Accidental Death and Accidental Dismemberment Benefit Programs1990
7Death, Accidental Death and Accidental Dismemberment Benefit Programs1992
7Death, Accidental Death and Accidental Dismemberment Benefit ProgramsUndated
7Hearing Aid Program1992
7 Non-Choice Port Plan, Hospital-Medical-Surgical Benefits (2 copies)1989
7Non-Choice Port Plan, Hospital-Medical-Surgical Benefits (2 copies)Undated
7 Pension Plan1995
7 Supplemental Welfare Benefit Plan (2 copies)1989
7Welfare Plan (2 copies)1977
7Welfare Plan 1982
7 Welfare Plan 1992
7Welfare Plan (3 copies)1994
7 Welfare Plan (2 copies)1995
7Welfare PlanUndated
7Welfare PlanUndated
7Welfare Plan Brochure FolderUndated
7 Welfare Plan, Longshore Dental Programs1994
7Welfare Plan, Longshore Dental Programs 1999
Photographs
8/1Motor Ship (M/S) Marie Bakke1926
13/4Second Annual Convention of International Longshoremen OVERSIZE 1939
13/5Unidentified Speaker OVERSIZE Undated
8/3Waterfront, Union MembersUndated
8/4Waterfront, Union MembersUndated
Publications
13/6 Pacific Coast Longshoreman Volume 1 OVERSIZE 1935
13/7 Pacific Coast Longshoreman Volume 1 OVERSIZE 1935-1936
8/5 Voice of the Federation,West Coast Sailors, Teamster's Bulletin, Pacific Coast Longshoremen 1937-1938
8/6 The Dispatcher 1972-1999
8/7 Pacific Maritime, Pacific Gateway 1996, 2005-2006
13/5 The Anchor Light 2006
Safety
8/8Safety Research1929-1996
8/9Safety Seminar Papers1994
Booklets
7Longshoring Industry, OSHA Safety and Health Standards1975
7Longshoring Industry, OSHA Safety and Health Standards (2 copies)1985
7Pacific Coast Marine Safety Code1947
7Pacific Coast Marine Safety Code (3 copies)1949
7Pacific Coast Marine Safety Code1967
7Pacific Coast Marine Safety Code (4 copies)1979
7Pacific Coast Marine Safety Code (4 copies)1987
7Pacific Coast Marine Safety Code (3 copies)1990
7Pacific Coast Marine Safety Code (3 copies)1993
7Pacific Coast Marine Safety Code (3 copies)1996
7Pacific Coast Marine Safety Code1999
7Waterfront Safety 1989
U.S. Department of Labor Brochures
7"Dunnage"Undated
7"The Hatch Tender" Undated
7"Slips on Ships" Undated
Strikes
1934 Strike
8/10Coroner’s Inquest: Deaths of Sperry and Bordoise1934
8/11Article: “Seattle Longshoremen and the Great Maritime Strike of 1934” by Ronald Magden Undated
1936/1937 Strike
8/12Newspaper: The Tacoma Times 1939
8/13Radio Broadcast Transcripts: “Voice of the Maritime Unions” 1936
8/14Newspaper advertisement1937
8/15Financial Records: Seattle Joint Strike Committee1936-1937
Bulletins
8/16ILA Local 38-12 Northwest Joint Strike Committee; Letter to Dewey Bennett ILA Local 38-79; Joint Policy Committee; San Francisco ILA Women’s Voice; Pacific Coast Marine Firemen Oilers, Water-tenders and Wipers Association; ILA Local 38-82 1934-1936
8/17American Radio Telegraphists Association (ARTA)1939
8/18San Pedro Joint Strike Committee1936
8/19Joint Strike Committee1936-1937
8/20Vancouver1936-1937
8/21Portland ILA Local 38-78 The Hook 1939-1967
8/22San Francisco ILA Local 38-791936-1937
8/23San Francisco Marine Cooks and Stewards Association of the Pacific Coast 1936-1937
8/24San Francisco Masters, Mates and Pilots of America Local 90 1936-1937
8/25West Coast Sailors1936-1937
8/26Northwest Joint Strike Committee1937
8/27American Student Union Appeal Against StrikebreakingUndated
Minutes
8/28Joint Northwest Strike Committee (Part 1/2)1936-1937
8/29Joint Northwest Strike Committee (Part 2/2)1936-1937
8/30Portland Joint Strike Committee1936-1937
8/31San Francisco Joint Policy Committee1936-1937
1948 Strike
8/32 Correspondence, Bulletins, Clippings1948
8/33Correspondence1948
Waterfront Employer's Association (WEA): W.C. Dawson Ledgers
8/34Finances1919-1935
8/35Finances1923-1933
8/36Finances1938-1945
9/1Basic Agreements and Arbitration Awards1935-1938
9/2Arbitration Awards1939-1941
9/3Collective Reporting Data1938-1939
9/4Quarterly Meeting1940
9/5Quarterly Meeting1940
9/6Quarterly Meeting1941
9/7Annual Meeting1941
Washington Legislative League (WLL): W.C. Dawson
9/8Notepad, Brief of Respondent1922,1948
9/9Accounts Statement1928
Bellingham
9/10Disciplinary Notices1937
National Labor Relations Board
9/11Resolution, Questionnaires1939
7"United States of America Before the National Labor Relations Board Nineteenth Region, In the matter of Shipowners Association of the Pacific Coast, Waterfront Employer's Association of the Pacific Coast, Waterfront Employers of Washington, et al and International Longshoremen's Association Affiliated with the A.F. of L., Local No. 38-83, Local No. 38-86 and Local No. 38-97, Consolidated Cases No. XIX-R-568, No. XIX-R-569, No. XIX-R-570, Brief of Petitioners, John Geisness, L.B. Sulgrove, Attorneys for Petitioners" (3 copies) ca. 1940
San Francisco
9/12Court Documents1941
9/13Hearing Transcript1941
Seattle
9/14List of Witnesses, Rebuttal 1938
Tacoma
9/15Memorandum, Court Documents, Washington Employers' Association Articles of Incorporation1937-1941
9/16Correspondence, Court Documents1941
9/17Witness Testimonies1941
Port Angeles
13/9Clippings: ILA OVERSIZE 1941
Portland
9/18Correspondence, Minutes, Reports: Steam Schooners Arbitration1937
9/19Untitled Manuscript re: Admission of African Americans to ILWU Local 8Undated
Port Townsend
9/20Photograph: ILWU MembersUndated
San Francisco
9/21Minutes, Correspondence: Voices of the Federation Editorial Board1936-1937
9/22Pamphlet: “Waterfront Writers and Artists”1980
9/23Clippings: Longshoremen1985-1987
9/24Student Paper: “The Great Awakening: A History of the 1919 San Francisco Riggers’ and Stevedores’ Strike” by Mary Joy Renfro 1994
Jake Arnautoff
9/25 Work on the Waterfront: A Longshore Artist's View (3 copies)1996
Herb Mills
9/26Correspondence, Articles1976-1987
9/27Speech: “The San Francisco Waterfront”1982
ILWU Local 10
9/28Interview Transcript: Louis Goldblatt1978
9/29Interview Transcript, Article, Memorial Service: George Benet1978-1990
Seattle
10/1Minutes: Joint Executive Committee of Longshoremen and Truckers and Waterfront Employers1921-1933
10/2National Longshore Board Hearings1934
10/3Correspondence: Seattle Provisional Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy1936
10/4Honorable Withdrawal Cards: ILA Local 38-12, ILWU Local 191936-1942
10/5Metal Trades Council Papers: Member Roster, Miscellaneous Notes1948-1983
American Communications Association (ACA) 6
10/6Correspondence1937-1941
Tom Ballard
10/7Play Script: The New Tide Undated
Ray Fox
10/8Manuscript: ILWU HistoryUndated
ILA Local 38-12
10/9Correspondence1934-1936
10/10Letters, Member Roster1936
10/11Correspondence1936
10/12Correspondence, Reports, Bulletins1936
10/13Correspondence: Simpson and Modesto Defense Funds1936
ILWU Local 19
10/14Cemetery Records1917-1923
10/15Clearance Committee Passes1948
10/16Correspondence: Welfare, Insurance, Benefits1952-1955
10/17Correspondence: Group Health 1953-1955
10/18Correspondence: Safety1995-2003
ILWU Local 52
10/21Time Book: Supercargo-Supervisors, Checker's Association1974
Photographs
10/22Seattle Joint Labor Relations Board1965
10/23Waterfront, Union Members, Local 19 Dispatch HallUndated
10/24Waterfront, Union Members, Harry BridgesUndated
10/25Waterfront, Union Members, 1934 StrikeUndated
10/26Negatives: Waterfront, International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union Local 19Undated
13/10Waterfront Pier OVERSIZE Undated
13/11Waterfront Pier OVERSIZE Undated
Harold E. Smith
10/27Manuscript: “Working the Seattle Waterfront in 1935” Undated
Waterfront Employers of Washington
10/28Correspondence1939
10/29Correspondence, Minutes1947-1950
10/30Minutes: Strike Policy Committee1948
10/31Correspondence: Board of Trustees1951-1959
Tacoma
10/32Articles of Incorporation: Tacoma Stevedores and Rigging Company1886, 2003
10/33Notes, Clippings: Tacoma Central Labor Council1916-1990
10/34Articles, Photographs: McLean Trucking Co., 1949 Longshore Accident1949-2006
10/35Minutes: ILA/ILWU Women’s Auxiliaries1952-1986
10/36Miscellaneous Papers 1959, 1993
Scope and Content:
  • Pamphlets: Labor Management Relations Act
  • “Why Did the Tacoma Longshoremen Choose to Remain Outside the ILWU for Twenty Years?” by Ottilie Markholt
  • Minutes
10/37Area Wage Surveys1969-1993
10/38Speeches, Presentation, Magazine: Port of Tacoma1987-1990
10/39Papers, Ephemera: Spaghetti Extravaganza 1988-1997
10/40Manuscript: Tacoma Labor HistoryUndated
10/41List: Union Member NicknamesUndated
Clippings
10/42Longshore Baseball1938
10/43Longshoremen1897-2004
13/12 Tacoma News Tribune, The Daily Ledger, Seattle Post Intelligencer OVERSIZE Pre-1900
14/1 Tacoma Sunday Ledger, The Daily Ledger, Seattle Daily Post Intelligencer OVERSIZE Pre-1900 (bulk), 1954
14/2 Tacoma News Tribune, The Daily Ledger, Pacific Northwest Quarterly OVERSIZE 1899-2002
14/3 The Daily Ledger OVERSIZE 1900-1917
14/4 Tacoma News Tribune, The Tacoma Sunday Ledger, Tacoma Labor Advocate OVERSIZE 1918-1934
14/5 Tacoma News Tribune, Seattle Daily Times OVERSIZE 1934
15/1 Tacoma News Tribune, Tacoma Labor Advocate OVERSIZE 1935-1978
15/2Port of Tacoma:The Daily Ledger, Tacoma News Tribune, The Tacoma Times, The West Coast Trade OVERSIZE 1892-1906
15/3Port of Tacoma:The Daily Ledger, Tacoma News Tribune, The Tacoma Times, The West Coast Trade OVERSIZE 1908-1989
International Longshoremen's Association (ILA)
11/1Newspaper: ILA Longshoreman 1937
11/2Report: Timberworkers1937
11/3Correspondence, Bulletins, Arbitration Documents1937-1940
11/4Minutes: Executive Board Meetings 1940-1943
11/5Minutes: Executive Board Meetings 1946-1949
11/6List: Registered Tacoma Members Locals 38-97, 38-83, 38-861950
11/7Microfilm Index: Tacoma Public Library1970
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) Local 23
11/8Papers from ILWU Archives 1937-1952
11/9Papers from ILWU Archives 1939-1941
11/10Interview Transcripts: Philip Lelli, Marlene Anderson, Morris Thoreson, Harold Anderson, Thomas Anderson , John Now 1980-1992
11/11Newspapers, Correspondence, Ephemera: Centennial Celebration1986-1992
11/12Booklet, Photographs: Centennial Celebration 1986
11/13Interview Transcript: Art Martinson, Nick Engels, Bill Roberts 1986
11/14Exhibit Guide: “Longshore Legacy”1991
11/15Interview Transcripts: Lee Barker, Lawrence Killeen, Robert Early, Richard Dale Smith, James Cook, 1992
11/16Obituaries, Eulogies2004
11/17Program: “A Tribute: Remembering Ottilie Markholt”2005
11/18Article: Harry Hilliard (by Ronald Magden)2006
11/19Manuscript: Tacoma Longshore History Undated
Philip Lelli
11/20Personal Papers1913-1995
11/21Writings1983
11/22Articles, Speeches1987
Photographs
11/23Ship with New Zealand wool1962
11/24Waterfront, Unions, ILWU 23 Picnic Undated
11/25Waterfront. Port of TacomaUndated
11/26Waterfront, Union MembersUndated
11/27Waterfront (includes some slides)Undated
11/28Gayle Rieber Proofs: Waterfront, ILWU 23 MembersUndated
11/29Union Gatherings, ILWU 23Undated
11/30Waterfront, Union Gatherings, ILWU 23Undated
11/31Waterfront, Union Gatherings, ILA, ILWU 23 Undated
11/32Waterfront, Union MembersUndated
11/33Union MembersUndated
15/4Artwork, Union Members, Aerial Views of Tacoma OVERSIZE Undated
15/5Waterfront, Union Members OVERSIZE Undated
15/6WaterfrontOVERSIZE Undated
Publications
11/34Newspaper: The Tacoma Times-Tacoma Port Edition 1938
11/35Book: To Live in Dignity: Pierce County Labor, 1883-1989 1989
Tiny Thronson
11/36Correspondence1983-1990
Waterfront Employers of Washington (WEW)
11/37Minutes1924-1925
11/38Minutes: Luncheon Meeting1932-1933
11/39Correspondence: Non-Members1935
11/30Records, Correspondence: Finances1940-1944
11/31Records, Correspondence: Finances1944-1947
12/1Correspondence1948-1960
12/2Harbor Commerce Booklet, Correspondence1953-1964
12/3Interview Transcript: Elizabeth Dawson 1990
Vancouver
12/4Report: Waterfront Trouble1935
Tacoma History
12/5Miscellaneous Papers1918-1983
General Notes: Tacoma Daily News Article “Want to have colored men organized,” 1918; Tacoma Transportation Timeline; Important dates in Tacoma History, Letters; Northern Pacific Labor Agency; Hotel Carlton, 1921
12/6Album: Tacoma Fire Department Personnel1938
12/7Newspaper: Tacoma News Tribune 1939
12/8Publications: Labor Relations in Tacoma, Major Employers of Pierce County, Workers Compensation Laws1975-1999
12/9Writings of Others: Chapter 5: “On the Waterfront” by Caroline Gallacci1998
Teamster History
12/10Court Decisions complied by Western Conference of Teamsters Legal Research Department1944-1945
12/11Publications1997-2003
12/12Incoming Mailings: Gary Reese2002-2003
Washington State Labor Documents
12/13Labor Market Information Reviews1988-1996
12/14Labor Market Information Reviews1997-1998
12/15Labor Market Information Reviews1999-2002
Tacoma
12/16Manager/Supervisor Manual, Employee Assistance Program, WA Public Employees Collective Bargaining Act1984-1985
12/17Affirmative Action Report1987-1994

  

  
Accession No. 5185-003
Ronald Magden collection, 1930-2003 (Bulk: 1971-2003)
2 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Scope and Content
Research materials for Magden's books on Japanese-Americans living in the Pacific Northwest, particularly for his book, Furusato: Tacoma-Pierce County Japanese 1888-1988.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donor: Ronald E. Magden, August 17, 2011.
Processing Info
Partially processed
Separated Material
The following book was separated from the collection and catalogued: Ō-Ka Nikkei shimin shashinchō : narabi ni Eibun Nihon jijō taikan / [hensansha Kawai Sōsuke].

  
Accession No. 5185-004
Ronald Magden collection, (Bulk: circa 1983-1990)
2.76 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Scope and Content
Audiocassettes and videotape interviews with longshoremen and teamsters primarily for his books The Working Longshoreman and A History of Seattle Waterfront Workers. The records relate especially to the activities of longshore workers and of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on the West Coast and in the Puget sound region.
Also among these papers is a typed manuscript by Ottilie Markholt entitled: Against the Current: A Social Memoir along with Ottilie Markholt's handwritten notes on longshore history (n.d.)
BoxDate
1 Against the Current: A Social Memoir by Ottilie Markholt
2Ottilie Markholt's notes on Longshore history
3Video recordings
Videotapes labeled as already digitized
DVDs--most likely the digitized versions of the above videotapes
4Audio cassettes with the note: digitize1988-1990
5Audio Cassettes
Tapes numbered 1-88 and noted as: to be digitized ca. 1983-1987
Tapes numbered 89-159ca. 1983-1987

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Bjorklund, John C., creator.
Bridges, Harry, 1901-
Dawson, W. C., creator.
Foisie, F. P., creator.
Hannon, Bruce, creator.
Magden, Ronald--Archives.
Nelson, Burt, creator.
Ringenberg, Merl Glen, creator.
Organizations:
International Longshoremen's Association. Pacific Coast District.
Newspaper Unions Publishing Company, creator.
Waterfront Employers of Seattle, creator.
Waterfront Employers of Washington, creator.
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