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Guide to the Pierce County Central Labor Council Records



Manuscript Collection No.: 2882
Creator: Pierce County Central Labor Council (Wash.) , creator
Title: Pierce County Central Labor Council records
Date Span: 1890-1989
Quantity: 31.29 cubic feet
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Historical Note

The Tacoma Trades Council was organized in 1890 as an independent organization. It was dormant March, 1895 until November, 1899 when it affiliated with the American Federation of Labor. After it was dissolved in September, 1907, a new body, the Tacoma Central Labor Council, was chartered by the AFL in November, 1907. The records of the Tacoma Trades Council were turned over to the Central Labor council at this time. As a result of the AFL-CIO merger the Tacoma Central Labor Council (AFL) and the Pierce County Industrial Union Council (CIO) merged to form the Pierce County Central Labor Council in December, 1957. In 1909 the Central Labor Council established its newspaper, the "Tacoma Labor Advocate," which was published until 1978.

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Inventory

  
Accession No. 2882-001
Pierce County Central Labor Council (Wash.)
Pierce County Central Labor Council records, 1890-1970
22 cubic feet
Scope and Content
Correspondence, minutes, financial records, resolutions, campaign materials, scrapbooks, etc.
Digital Content/Other Formats
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Restrictions on Access
Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.
Restrictions on Use
Copying permitted. Quoting for publication is permitted.
Acquisition Info
Donated by the Council, 7/18/1978.

  
Accession No. 2882-002
Pierce County Central Labor Council (Wash.)
Pierce County Central Labor Council interview, 1978-1979
.06 cubic feet of textual materials plus 1 sound cassette (75 min.)
Scope and Content
Tape recorded interview of Harry S. McIlvaigh conducted by Clyde Hupp on 30 Oct 1978; recollection by Clyde Hupp on 3 Jan 1979.
On side A, McIlvaigh discusses the acquisition and sites of the labor temple in Tacoma, apprenticeship programs, and the 1935 Lumber and Sawmill Workers strike in Tacoma. On side B, Hupp reflects about the original labor temple in Tacoma at 15th & Market, the Labor Center at 750 Fawcett (occupied in 1972) and its sale in 1979. He reflects on the circumstances which led to the Council's move from this latter building. Harry McIlvaigh was a railroad machinist and secretary-treasurer of the Pierce County Central Labor Council, 1933-1963.
Restrictions on Access
Open to serious research (some background knowledge required) by most researchers including undergraduate students and Council officers. Others admitted only by telephone referrral of the Council Secretary-Treasurer or President. Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.
Restrictions on Use
Copying permitted. Quoting for publication is permitted.
Acquisition Info
Donated by the Council, 5/28/1982.

  
Accession No. 2882-003
Pierce County Central Labor Council (Wash.)
Pierce County Central Labor Council meeting minutes, 1890-1926
.28 cubic feet (3 microfilm reels, negative)
Scope and Content
Microfilmed minutes April 1890-June 1919 and Executive Board minutes 1915, 1918-March 1926.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Copying permitted. Quotation for publication permitted.

  
Accession No. 2882-004
Pierce County Central Labor Council (Wash.)
Pierce County Central Labor Council records, 1947-1989 (Bulk: 1947-1986)
8.95 cubic feet (14 boxes)
Scope and Content
Minutes, 1947-1974; correspondence, reports, financial records, newsletters, subject series, committee files.
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Restrictions on Access
Access Restricted.
Restrictions on Use
Copying permitted. Quoting for publication is permitted.
Acquisition Info
Donated by the Council, 3/18/1993.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Hupp, Clyde H., creator.
McIlvaigh, Harry S., creator.
Organizations:
Bates Technical College.
Labor Temple Corporation, creator.
Pierce County Central Labor Council (Wash.)--Archives.
Pierce County Industrial Union Council (Pierce County, Wash.), creator.
Tacoma Central Labor Council, creator.
United Labor Advisory Committee, creator.
Washington (State). Vocational Training Board. Apprentice Training Committee, creator.
Women's Union Card and Label League (Tacoma, Wash.), creator.
Titles:
Tacoma Labor Advocate.
Last modified: November 14, 2013
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