Selected Records

 

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Finding aids are available for those archival collections that have been processed.  You can view the finding aid by clicking on the underlined collection title.  Larger collections (more than one box) were assigned Z numbers.  Smaller collections (one or more folders) were assigned ZZ numbers.

 

Most print items such as newsletters, contracts and agreements, constitutions and by-laws, proceedings, pamphlets, monographs, and books have been transferred to the Library for processing and cataloging.

 

 

COLLECTION

TOWN

UNION

COMPANY/INDUSTRY

SIZE

Z or ZZ

Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America. Local P-1135.  Records, 1964-1974.

Fort Dodge

Packinghouse Workers

Iowa Beef Processors

1.00

Z 42

Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America. Local P-1. Records, 1939-1973, 1986.

Ottumwa

Packinghouse Workers

Morrell

20.00

Z 23

Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America. Local P-38. Records, 1965-1975.

Mason City

Packinghouse Workers

Armour and Co.

0.10

ZZ 19

American Federation of Grain Millers. Local 48.  Records, ca 1930s-1986.

Keokuk

Grain Millers

Hubinger Company

0.20

Z 39

American Federation of Grain Millers. Local 6.  Records, 1949-1980.

Clinton

Grain Millers

Clinton Corn Processing

18.00

Z 49

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. Local 616.  Records, 1944-1975.

Ottumwa

AFSCME

Road construction

1.20

Z 8

American Federation of Teachers. Local 716. Records, 1946-1988.

Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Federation of Teachers

Teachers

0.40

Z 47

American Federation of Women’s Auxiliaries of Labor, Tri-City Joint Council. Records, 1941-1951.

Quad Cities

Tri-City Federation of Labor

Women’s auxiliaries

0.40

Z 13

Bakery and Confectionary Workers International Union of America.  Local 36.  Records, 1942-1948.

Des Moines

Bakers

Omar Incorporated

0.10

ZZ 16

Billings, Harry.  Reminiscence, ca. 1978.

Cedar Rapids

Electrical Workers

Iowa Electric Light and Power Company

0.10

ZZ 53

Bluff City Typographical Union.  Local 203.  Records, 1882-1985.

Council Bluffs

Typographers

Printing trades

2.50

Z 64

Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasterers' International Union of America. Local 5. Records, 1890-1953.

Sioux City

Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasterers

Building trades

0.40

Z 36

Brooks, Eli.  Papers, 1933

Albia

Mine Workers

Coal mining

0.10

ZZ 32

Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of North America. Local 246. Records, 1901-1941.

Des Moines

Painters

Building trades

4.20

Z 2

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Local 187.  Records, 1936-1964.

Clinton

Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen

Chicago & North Western Railroad

2.50

Z 54

Burlington Trades and Labor Assembly. Records, 1942-1981.

Burlington

City Central

 

0.40

Z 15

Butts, A. P.  Papers, 1948, 1979.

Fort Dodge

Railway Conductors

Railroads

0.10

ZZ 42

Cedar Rapids CIO organizing in the packinghouse industry. Scrapbook, 1937-1939.

Cedar Rapids

CIO

Packinghouse workers

0.20

Z 68

Cedar Rapids Federation of Labor.  Records, ca. 1956-ca. 1970.

Cedar Rapids

City Central

 

0.10

ZZ 49

Cement, Lime, Gypsum, and Allied Workers Division, Local D-66.  Records, 1976-1984.

Fort Dodge

Gypsum Workers

Gold Bond Building Products

2.20

Z 40

Central Iowa Building Trades Council. Records, 1967-1974.

Des Moines

City Central; Building trades

Building trades

0.20

Z 35

Check voucher from Pals Transfer, Inc. to Robert Walker, 1961

 

Teamsters

 

0.10

ZZ 15

Clinton Labor Congress and Clinton County Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Temple. Records, 1919—1956.

Clinton

City Central

 

1.50

Z 48

Cole, Delno.  Newspaper Article, 1974.

Des Moines

Rubber Workers

 

0.10

ZZ 31

Communication Workers of America, Local 7102.  Records, 1978-1982.

Des Moines

CWA

Automotive

0.70

Z 59

Communication Workers of America.  Local 7181.  Records, 1977-1989.

Burlington

CWA (nurses)

nurses at Burlington Medical Center

0.10

ZZ 34

Dahl, Carl.  Papers, 1961-1973.

Waterloo

UAW

Farm Equipment

0.10

ZZ 9

Daly, Sister John Marie.  Thesis, 1962, 1975.

Waterloo

Electrical Workers, Packinghouse Workers, Auto Workers

Rath Packing Company, John Deere Waterloo Tractor Works, Iowa Public Service Company, American Gas Company, United States Telegraph and Telephone Company, Cedar Valley Telephone Company, Citizen Gas and Electric Company, Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company

0.20

ZZ 44

Delavan Strike of 1978-1979.

Des Moines

UAW

Delavan Corp.

0.20

ZZ 55

Des Moines Allied Printing Trades Council.  Records, 1971-2000.

Des Moines

Printing trades

Des Moines Register and Tribune

0.50

Z 65

Des Moines City Employees Joint Council.  Records, 1970-1987.

Des Moines

Firefighters, Police, municipal workers

Des Moines municipal workers

0.10

ZZ 59

Des Moines Stereotypers Union Number 40. Records, 1937-1976.

Des Moines

Stereotypers

Printing trades

1.00

Z 1

DeYoung, John.  John and Rosa DeYoung Papers, 1920-1967.

Quad Cities

Labor Newspaper Publisher

 

0.10

ZZ 8

Dubuque Federation of Labor.  Records, 1940-1966.

Dubuque

City Central

 

0.20

Z 46

Federal Labor Union.  No. 20878.  Records, 1937-1948.

Clinton

Federal Labor Union

Clinton Corn Processing

1.80

Z 57

Fenn, Earl.  Dues Book, 1939-1943.

Clinton

Machinists

 

0.10

ZZ 41

Firefighters, Station 9, Des Moines, Iowa.  Newspaper Articles, 1978.

Des Moines

Firefighters

 

0.10

ZZ 30

Flom, Abert. Papers, 1911-1945.

Sioux City

Plasterers and Cement Finishers

Building trades

0.10

ZZ 20

Fort Madison Trades and Labor Assembly.  Records, 1956-1987.

Fort Madison

City Central

 

0.60

Z 7

Graphics Arts International Union.  Local 104.  Records, 1972-1978.

Cedar Rapids

Printing trades

Cedar Rapids newspapers and commercial print shops

1.00

Z 62

Graphic Communications International Union.  Local 157M.  Records, 1952-1995.

Des Moines

Printing trades

Meredith Publishing, Des Moines Register and Tribune, small print shops

21.00

Z 67

Hart, David.  Packinghouse Scrapbook. 1966-1976.

Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota

UPWA; AMC&BWA

Packinghouse workers

0.10

Z 16

Henry, Ben.  Papers, 1909-1976.

Des Moines

CIO, Miners, Packinghouse Workers

 

0.10

ZZ 1

ILLOWA Construction Labor & Management Council.  Records, ca. 1994.

Quad Cities

 

 

0.10

ZZ 61

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States and Canada.  Local 103.  Records, 1936-1978.

Dubuque

IATSE

Film; Theater

0.40

Z 22

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers, Local 57.  Records, 1934-1955.

Sioux City

Asbestos Workers

Building trades

0.10

ZZ 33

International Association of Journeymen Plumbers, Steam Fitters, and Gas Fitters.  Local 464.  Records, ca. 1950-1956.

Council Bluffs

Steam Fitters

Building trades

0.10

ZZ 38

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.  District Lodge 102.  Records, 1944-1977.

Quad Cities

Machinists

Manufacturing

10.60

Z 6

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.  District Lodge 105. Records, 1942-1992

Fairfield

Machinists

Amana; Louden; Rockwell; Philco

12.60

Z 30

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.  District Lodge 118. Records, 1937-1983.

Des Moines

Machinists

 

5.60

Z 25

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.  District Lodge 162.  Records, 1941-1982.

Sioux City

Machinists

Manufacturing; Mechanics

17.20

Z 17

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Ladies Auxiliary, Tall Corn Lodge 262. Records, 1937-1981.

Des Moines

Machinists

Women’s auxiliary

0.20

Z 29

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.  Local Lodge 2303.  Records, 1966-1976.

Burlington

Machinists

International Resistance Company

0.40

Z 20

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Local Lodge 1373.  Records, 1968-1974.

Waterloo

Machinists

Waterloo Industries, Inc.

0.10

ZZ 6

International Association of Machinists.  Key City Lodge 1238.  Records, 1933-1955.

Dubuque

Machinists

A. Y. McDonald Manufacturing, Morrison Brothers, Adams Company

3.00

Z 66

International Association of Machinists. Key City Lodge No. 1238.  Records, 1957-1958.

Dubuque

Machinists

Mallory Battery Company

0.10

ZZ 36

International Association of Machinists. Rocket Lodge 624.  Records, 1946-1960.

 

Machinists

Railroads

0.20

Z 38

International Brotherhood of Bookbinders.  Local 71.  Records, 1900, 1948.

Des Moines

Book Binders

Printing trades

0.10

ZZ 2

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.  Local 231.  By-Laws and Agreement, 1917.

Sioux City

Electrical Workers

Building trades

0.10

ZZ 46

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.  Local 405.  Records, 1934-1965.

Cedar Rapids

Electrical Workers

Public Utility Company of Cedar Rapids

0.10

ZZ 43

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Local 704.  Records, 1917-1944.

Dubuque

Electrical Workers

Electricians

0.10

ZZ 17

International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades of the United States and Canada. Local 633. Records, 1912-1970.

Ottumwa

Painters

Building trades

0.60

Z 5

International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades of the United States and Canada. Local 693. Records, 1902-1915.

Dubuque

Painters

Painters

0.10

ZZ 12

International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America.  Local 218.  History, 1967.

Burlington, Fort Madison, Mt. Pleasant, Keokuk, and Monmouth, Illinois

Teamsters

Distribution, Construction, Heavy and Highway Construction, Concrete, Bakeries, Dairies, Bottling Companies, Grain Elevator, Feed Mills, Meat Drivers, Motor Freight, Contract Carriers, Transfer Companies, Private Carriers, Lumber Yards, Mason Company, etc.

0.10

ZZ 54

International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America.  Local 147.  Records, 1966-1981.

Des Moines, Ottumwa

Teamsters

Ottumwa municipal workers

0.20

Z 53

International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America.  Local 421.  Records, 1940-1975.

Dubuque

Teamsters

Dubuque Stone Products Company

0.10

ZZ 40

International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America.  Local 567.  Contract, 1910.

Dubuque

Teamsters

Master Team Owners Association

0.10

ZZ 37

International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union. Records, 1949-1961.

Clinton

International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union

Clinton Garment Company Inc.

0.50

Z 55

International Printing Pressmen and Assistants’ Union of North America.  Local 86.  Records, ca. 1970.

Des Moines

Printing Pressmen

Printing trades

0.10

ZZ 29

International Printing Pressmen and Assistants’ Union of North America. Local 225. Meeting Minutes, 1931-1964.

Dubuque

Printing Pressmen

Printing trades

0.10

ZZ 5

International Typographical Union.  Local 118.  Records, 1872-2001.

Des Moines

Typographers

Printing trades

23.00

Z 45

International Typographical Union.  Local 22.  Letter to George S. May regarding history, 1954.

Dubuque

Typographers

Printing trades

0.10

ZZ 27

International Typographical Union.  Local 406.  Records, 1936-1986.

Mason City

Typographers

Mason City Globe-Gazette, Stoyles Printing, Central Shaw Printing

1.50

Z 63

International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 148.  Records, 1987

Keokuk

Operating Engineers

Foote Mineral Company

0.10

ZZ 60

Iowa City Federation of Labor.  Records, 1966-1973.

Iowa City

City Central

 

0.10

ZZ 45

Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO.  Records, 1894-2000

Part 1 Introduction

Part 2 Inventory

Des Moines

State labor federation

 

75.00

Z 61

Iowa Labor History Oral Project (ILHOP). Records, 1954-1968, 1875-1993, 1998-2000.

statewide

 

 

1.80 ft.

Z 71

Iowa-Nebraska-South Dakota Typographical Conference.  Records, 1923-1978.

Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota

 

Printing trades

1.20

Z 44

Iowa United Professionals.  Records, 1980-1983

Cedar Rapids and statewide

UE- Iowa United Professionals (formerly AFSCME)

government employees, professional social services

0.10

ZZ 48

Johnson, George E.  Papers, 1956.

Cedar Falls

Carpenters

 

0.10

ZZ 47

Jordan, John.  Papers, 1946-1976.

Des Moines

Packinghouse Workers

Swift (Iowa Packing Co.)

0.20

Z 52

Kritz, James.  Papers, 1936-1977.

Dubuque

Carpenters, United Way

 

0.10

ZZ 26

Ladies’ Auxiliary to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.  Tall Corn Lodge 262.  Records, 1937-1981.

Des Moines

Machinists; Women’s Auxiliary

 

0.20

Z 29

Larsen, Paul.  Papers, 1947-1986.

Waterloo

Union organizer

Black Hawk Labor Council

6.40

Z 60

Letter to corresponding secretary of the Tri-City Labor Congress to Linsay & Phelps Company, 1893.

Quad Cities

Tri-City Labor Congress and Davenport Saw Mill Union, No. 1

Lindsay & Phelps lumber company

0.10

ZZ 65

Lewis, Richard P.  A history of the Des Moines, Iowa, American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO, 1976.

Des Moines

Postal Workers

Post Office

0.10

ZZ 10

Maytag Strike of 1938 collection, 1937-1939.

Newton

UE

Maytag Washing Machine Co.

0.10

ZZ 7

Maytag Strike of 1938 collection (Gary Young), 2001.

Newton

UE

Maytag Washing Machine Co.

0.10

ZZ 25

McDonnall, James.  Papers, 1943-1970.

Des Moines

CIO

 

0.80

Z 9

Muscatine Button Factories Strike collection, 1911.

Muscatine

Button Workers

McKee-Bliven, Muscatine Button Company, Empire plant, Automatic plant

0.10

ZZ 51

National Association of Letter Carriers of the United States.  Branch 645. Records, 1913-1980.

Fort Dodge

Letter Carriers

Post Office

0.80

Z 4

National Council of United Cement Workers.  Constitutional Convention Proceedings, 1936-1939.

Buffalo

Cement Workers

 

0.10

ZZ 39

North Iowa Area Development Labor Council.  Records, 1957-1979

Mason City

City Central

 

0.40

Z 26

O’Hara, James.  A Study in the Oral History Tradition of Long-Term Meatpacking Laborers.  MA Thesis, 1999.

Dubuque

Packinghouse Workers

Farmland Foods; Dubuque Packing Company, IBP, Inc., FDL Foods, Inc.

0.10

ZZ 21

O’Hara, George. Papers, 1940, 1947, 1950, 1953-1973.

Des Moines

AFL-CIO organizer statewide

 

5.20

Z 69

Ortiz, Bernard.  Materials relating to organizing Hispanic workers in the building trades, 2000-2001.

Des Moines

Laborer’s International Union of North America and Iowa-Nebraska-South Dakota Laborer’s District Council

Building trades

0.10

ZZ 64

McTaggart, Fred.  On the Assembly Line:  A Study of Contemporary Labor Lore, 1968.

 

 

 

0.10

ZZ 56

Osborne, Harvey.  Papers, 1968.

Kansas City, Missouri

Bakers

 

0.10

ZZ 52

Packinghouse Workers Organizing Committee Joint Council.  Records, 1938-1968.

Sioux City

Packinghouse Workers

Swift, Armour, Cudahy

0.20

Z 51

Peick, Doris Ann.  Papers, 1963-1976.

Cedar Rapids

Electrical Workers; Women’s Auxiliary

 

0.80

Z 27

Quad Cities Area Labor Management Council. Records, 1987.

Quad Cities

labor-management

 

0.10

ZZ 58

Service Employees International Union.  Local 55.  Records, 1937-1972.

Cedar Rapids

SEIU

School maintenance workers

1.00

Z 37

Service Employees International Union.  Mercy Hospital organizing campaign collection, 2001.

Iowa City

SEIU (nurses)

Mercy Hospital

0.10

ZZ 66

Seymour, Earl. Papers, 1971-1999

Des Moines

Rubber Workers

Bridgestone/Titan; Tire Manufacturing

2.80

Z 3

South Central Iowa Federation of Labor. Records, 1934-1999.

Des Moines

City Central

 

12.00

Z 28

Sullivan, John H. Dues Books, 1941-1972.

Burlington

Iron Workers

Building trades

0.10

ZZ 62

Sullivan, LeRoy C.  Dues books and badge, 1955-1970.

Burlington

Iron Workers

Building trades

0.10

ZZ 63

Swift & Co Plant Explosion of 1949 collection, 1949.

Sioux City

Packinghouse Workers

Swift & Co.

0.10

ZZ 22

Tri-City Federation of Labor.  Records, 1925-1975.

Quad Cities

City Central

 

0.20

Z 12

Turner, Jeffry M. Plumbers & Steamfitters Local #33 history summarized, ca. 2002.

Des Moines

Plumbers & Steamfitters

Building trades

0.10

ZZ 67

UE Social Club, Inc.  Records, 1951.

Quad Cities

UE

Manufacturing; Farm Equipment

0.20

Z 11

Union History of Public Transit of Sioux City, Iowa

Sioux City

 

Transit workers

0.10

ZZ 50

United Association of Journeymen Plumbers, Gas Fitters, Steam Fitters, and Steam Fitters Helpers.  Local 66.  Records, 1899-1903.

Dubuque

Steam Fitters

Dubuque building trades

0.10

ZZ 28

United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America; International Union.  Local 1551.  Records, 1971-1975.

Fort Madison

UAW

Shaeffer Pen

0.10

ZZ 57

United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America; International Union. Local 74.  Records, 1946-1979.

Ottumwa

UAW

Farm Equipment

1.00

Z 19

United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America; International Union. Local 838. Records, 1947-1972.

Waterloo

UAW

 

0.20

Z 24

United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America; International Union. Local 858. Records, 1954-1977.

Bettendorf

UAW

Case, J.I. Company

0.10

ZZ 4

United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 1315. Records, 1955.

Charles City

UAW; UE

Oliver Tractor Company

0.10

ZZ 14

United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America; International Union. Local 807. Records, 1943-1978.

Burlington

UAW

Farm Equipment

0.80

Z 18

United Brotherhood of Carpenter and Joiners of America. Local 364.  Records, 1936-1939.

Council Bluffs

Carpenters

Carpenters

0.10

ZZ 35

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.  Local 672.  Meeting Minutes, 1940-1978.

Clinton

Carpenters

Building trades

0.10

ZZ 18

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Local 1835. Records, 1907-2004.

Waterloo

Carpenters

Building trades

16.00

Z 72

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners.  Local 767. Records, 1901-1975.

Ottumwa; Centerville

Carpenters

Building trades

5.40

Z 31

United Cement, Lime and Gypsum International Union. Local 106.  Contracts and Agreements, 1946, 1967.

Mason City

Cement and Gypsum Workers

Leigh Portland Cement Company

0.10

ZZ 3

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America. District Council Eight.  Records, 1938-1955.

Quad Cities

UE

 

18.40

Z 14

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.  Local 222. Records, 1966-1987.

Sioux City

Packinghouse Workers

Iowa Beef Processors

0.20

Z 56

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.  Local 431.  Records, 1985-1987.

Ottumwa

Packinghouse Workers

Geo. A. Hormel & Co.

0.20

Z 58

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.  Local 179.  Records, 1967-1982.

Cherokee

Packinghouse Workers

Wilson & Co.; United Refrigerated Service

0.20

Z 34

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.  Local 287B.  Records, 1964-1981.

Fort Madison

UFCW; Barbers

Barber

0.20

Z 32

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.  Local P-31.  Records, 1935-1994

Fort Dodge

Packinghouse Workers

Geo. Hormel and Co., Tobin Packing Co.

14.00

Z 41

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. Local P-46.  Records, 1937-1992.

Waterloo

Packinghouse Workers

Rath

13.00

Z 33

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. Local P-3.  Records, 1915, 1920, 1933-1990.

Cedar Rapids

Packinghouse Workers

Wilson Foods

35.60

Z 50

United Mine Workers of America. District 13. Records, ca 1890s-ca 1981.

Mystic; Centerville; Brazil

Mine Workers

Coal Mining

0.10

ZZ 23

United Mine Workers of America. District 13. Records, 1894-1895, 1898-1909.

Oskaloosa, Centerville, Albia, Beacon, Ottumwa, Des Moines

Mine Workers

Coal Mining; Iowa Coal Operators Association

1 reel microfilm

Mf 11

United Packinghouse Workers of America.  Local 128.  Records, 1943-1953.

Fort Dodge

UPWA Local 128

Fort Dodge Laboratories, Inc., Fort Dodge Serum Company

0.40

Z 43

United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum and Plastic Workers of America. Local 444.  Records, 1954-1957.

Keokuk

Rubber Workers

Dryden Rubber Plant; Sheller Manufacturing Co.

0.20

ZZ 11

United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum, and Plastic Workers of America, Local 310.  Records, 1950-1972.

Des Moines

URW

Firestone Tire

1.40

Z 10

United Steelworkers of America.  Local 164.  Records, 1998-2001.

Des Moines

Steelworkers

Titan

0.40

ZZ 24

United Way of Siouxland.  Office of Labor Representative.  Records, 1957-1983.

Sioux City

UPWA; UFCW

United Way of Siouxland

0.40

Z 21

Women’s Auxiliary to the Tri-City Federation of Labor.  Records, 1941-1951.

Quad Cities

City Central; Women's Auxiliary

 

0.20

Z 13

Wood, Wire, and Metal Lathers' International Union. Local 158. Records, 1961-1977.

Dubuque

Lathers

Building Trades

0.20

ZZ 13

 

 

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