Glass Bottle Blower's Association of the United States and Canada Records

Collection Number: 5142

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Glass Bottle Blower's Association of the United States and Canada Records, 1908- 1927
Collection Number:
5142
Creator:
Glass Bottle Blower's Association of the United States and Canada
Quantity:
1.3 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Minutes (administrative records) .
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Chiefly administrative correspondence; also minutes, clippings and a report on hearings on H.R. 16928.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Glass Bottle Blowers' Association of the United States and Canada (GBBA) was organized in 1868 as the Independent Druggist Ware Glass Blowers' League. It affiliated with the Knights of Labor in 1886 and withdrew from this affiliation in 1891 to become the United Green Glass Workers' Association of the United States and Canada, assuming its present name in 1895.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Chiefly administrative correspondence; also minutes, clippings and a report on hearings H.R. 16928.
The records include correspondence (1890-1915) (3 bound volumes of carabons and originals) containing letters from the Knights of Labor discussing possible amalgamation of the American Flint Glass Workers Union (AFGWU) and the Glass Bottle Blowers' Association (GBBA); letters from Denis A. Hayes (president, GBBA) regarding jurisdiction, machinery, wage and price guidelines; letter (1897) discussing amalgamation of GBBA with Prescription Bottle Department of AFGWU; protest of "Danbury Hatters Case" (Sherman Antitrust) (1910); jurisdictional dispute with AFGWU (1909); manufacturers beginning production of bottles during "summer shop" (1911); minutes and resolutions (1911) of committee to settle jurisdictional disputes between GBBA and AFGWU, etc. Major correspondents include D.A. Hayes (president, GBBA), Frank Morrison, Samuel Gompers, J.W. Rowe (president, AFGWU) and C.E. Voitle (president, AFGWU).
Aditional materials include (1 bound volume) proceedings/minutes of Conferences held between representatives of GBBA and AFGWU (1911); miscellaneous clippings (1900-1912); credential certificate for Harry Jenkins (1900); report of hearings on H.R. 16928 regarding regulation of storage of food products in District of Columbia, with statements by Harry Jenkins (1910); and souvenir booklet of GBBA "Golden Anniversary Convention" (1927).
SUBJECTS

Names:
American Flint Glass Workers' Union
Glass Bottle Blowers Association of the United States and Canada
Knights of Labor
Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924
Hayes, Denis A.
Jenkins, Harry
Powderly, Terence Vincent, 1849-1924
Rowe, J. W.
Voitle, C. E.
Voll, Jon A.

Subjects:
Bottle industry--United States.
Glassworkers.
Danbury Hatters Case, 1910.
Trade- union merger. United States.
Trade-unions. Glass-workers. United States. Jurisdictional disputes.

Form and Genre Terms:
Minutes (administrative records)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Cite As:
Glass Bottle Blower's Association of the United States and Canada Records #5142. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Box 1 Folder 2 1902-1905
Folder 1 of 5. August 14 1902 - February 11 1905
Box 1 Folder 3 1905-1907
Folder 2 of 5. February 18 1905 - April 17 1907
Box 1 Folder 4 1907-1908
Folder 3 of 5. May 17 1907 - June 18 1908
Box 1 Folder 5 1908-1909
Folder 4 of 5. June 17 1908 - March 3 1909
Box 1 Folder 6 1909-1910
Folder 5 of 5. March 6 1909 - February 18 1910
Box 2 Folder 1
Box 2 Folder 2 1890-1904
May 5 1890 - June 6 1904
Box 2 Folder 3 1896-1906
September 1896 - November 22 1906
Box 2 Folder 4 1906-1908
December 6 1906 - October 26 1908
Box 2 Folder 5 1908-1910
November 18 1908 - March 23 1910
Box 3 Folder 1
Box 3 Folder 2 1906-1911
June 15 1906 - October 31 1911
Box 3 Folder 3 1911-1913
November 10 1911 - April 26 1913
Box 3 Folder 4 1913-1915
April 30 1913 - June 8 1915
Box 4 Folder 1 1927
July 1927
Box 4 Folder 2 1911
September 1911
Box 4 Folder 3 1908-1912