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Iron Molders-Sylvis Society Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IBT0002
Iron Molders-Sylvis Society Collection (preliminary) Prepared by Tom Connors, October 2009

Box 1 American Federationist 1906-1910 (bound) 2 American Federationist 1911-1914(bound) 3 American Federationist 1917-1918, 1921-1922, 1924 (bound) 4 American Federationist 1938-1946, 1949(bound) 5 American Federationist 1951, 1960-1971, 1974-1976 (bound) 6 American Federationist 1977-1982 (bound) Reports of the AFL (proceedings) 1881-1907 (bound) 7 Reports of the AFL (proceedings) 1908-1922 (bound) 8 Journal of the Brotherhood of Machinery Molders of NA 1888-1894 (incomplete) Iron Molders’ Intl Journal 1973-1874 (incomplete) Misc. Intl Molders & Foundry/Allied Workers Journals 1959-1979 (incomplete) International Molders Journal 1922 (bound) 9 Constitutions and agreements (Iron Molders and others incl. KoL) 1880s-1980s 10 Intl Molders Union – James Wolfe Papers 1960s-1980s 11 Intl Molders Union – Misc. publications 1940s-1970s 12 Intl Molders Union – Local 44 Meeting minute books 1891-1907 13 Intl Molders Union – Local 44 Meeting minute books 1908-1953 14 Intl Molders Union – Local 44 Dues ledgers 1881-1941 (incomplete) 15 Publications and Printed Material – Various unions 1940s-1980s 16 Publications and Printed Material – AFL-CIO, CLC, ILO, other intl. 1960s-1980s 17 Publications and Printed Material – University labor and industrial relations programs 1960s-1980s 18 Publications and Printed Material – Government documents 1930s-1980s 19 Publications and Printed Material – Non-union worker/labor related 1960s-1980s 20 Publications and Printed Material – Ephemera 1960s-1980s 21 Three-ring binders – AFL-CIO, DoL, Corporate Campaign, Inc. 1980s 22 AV materials: Videocassettes – Labor Video Bulletins (LIPA) 1980s 23 AV materials: Misc. videocassettes, audiocassettes, reel-to-reel 1970s-1980s 24 Seven 16mm films: LBJ Meets AFL-CIO, Jimmy Carter Speaks to Labor, Hubert H. Humphrey, a Friend to Labor, Do It!, Fight for My Union, Can’t Take No More, Rip-off at the Top 1960s-1970s 25 Two 16mm films: AFL-CIO Centennial, Arbtration – the Truth of the Matter n.d. 26 Photographs: Workers education, snapshots and 35mm negatives 1970s 27 Photographs: Wisconsin and WV workers education institutes, Full Employment Conference (Coretta Scott King, Leonard Woodcock, Norman Hill) n.d. Foundry work (some historical), IMU officers and staff, Union Industries Show 28 Photographs: Union Industries Show 1973 Industrial Conference Board 1973 Christmas party n.d. Workers education n.d. 29 Photographs: Foundries, workers education and training (also 35mm negative strips) n.d. 30 Photographs: workers education 1979 (with 35mm negative strips) 31 Photographs: workers education, some office shots, Wisconsin School for Workers (plus negative strips) 1980 32 Photographs: Conference Board meetings, Local 66, Wisconsin School for Workers, Union Industries Show, work photos, Molders HQ, retirement home 1970s 33 Photographs: Strike a Charlotte Pipe and Foundry, Folk Life Festival,Wisconsin School for Workers 1970s 34 Photo slides: occupational safety and health n.d. 35 Photo slides: occupational safety and health, Folk Life Festival, molders work process n.d. 36 Photo slides: 2 carousels - OSHA Under Reagan, How Unions Operate 1980s 37 Memorabilia: Molders buttons, badges, union labels, Sylvis Society paperweights n.d. 38 Memorabilia: 2 plaster busts of Sam Gompers, 2 AIW ash trays (glass), 5 IBOP candy dishes/ash tray, IMU Local 441 seal stamp, 1 CLC ash tray, 1 gavel 39 Memorabilia: framed drawing of George Meany, Hubert Humphrey n.d. IMU newspaper plaque 1972 40 Memorabilia: cast iron plate- Hubert Humphrey (Michigan AFL-CIO), cast iron bicentennial plaque, cast iron Liberty Bell replica, cast iron IMU ash trays, Conference Board gavel 41 Memorabilia: framed pictures of William Sylvis 42 Oversized posters, labor and political, oversized publications – SIU and Intl Metalworkers Federation, pennant for National Federation of Salvadorean Workers Unions


  • 1847-1987


65 Linear Feet (42 cartons)

Preliminary Guide to the Iron Molders-Sylvis Society records, 1847-1987
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English

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Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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Washington 20052 United States of America