Guide to the 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

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Compiled by:
Kheel Staff, February 25, 2014
EAD encoding:
Kheel Staff, March 02, 2015

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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:
Reports, pamphlets, correspondence, news clippings.
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
Independent Druggist Ware Glass Blowers' League
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.
United States.

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.


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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

Date
Description
Container
Index
Box 1 Folder 1
1902-1905
Correspondence to Members of the Executive Board
Box 1 Folder 2
Folder 1 of 5. August 14 1902 - February 11 1905
1905-1907
Correspondence to Members of the Executive Board
Box 1 Folder 3
Folder 2 of 5. February 18 1905 - April 17 1907
1907-1908
Correspondence to Members of the Executive Board
Box 1 Folder 4
Folder 3 of 5. May 17 1907 - June 18 1908
1908-1909
Correspondence to Members of the Executive Board
Box 1 Folder 5
Folder 4 of 5. June 17 1908 - March 3 1909
1909-1910
Correspondence to Members of the Executive Board
Box 1 Folder 6
Folder 5 of 5. March 6 1909 - February 18 1910
Index
Box 2 Folder 1
1890-1904
Correspondence to the Officers, Members and Secretaries
Box 2 Folder 2
May 5 1890 - June 6 1904
1896-1906
Correspondence to all Members and Officers, Minutes
Box 2 Folder 3
September 1896 - November 22 1906
1906-1908
Correspondence to Officers and Members, AFL Booklets
Box 2 Folder 4
December 6 1906 - October 26 1908
1908-1910
Correspondence to the Officers and Members
Box 2 Folder 5
November 18 1908 - March 23 1910
Index
Box 3 Folder 1
1906-1911
D. A. Hayes Correspondence and Miscellaneous Documents
Box 3 Folder 2
June 15 1906 - October 31 1911
1911-1913
Correspondence to Members of the Executive Board, AFL Documents
Box 3 Folder 3
November 10 1911 - April 26 1913
1913-1915
Correspondence to Members of the Executive Board, and Miscellaneous
Box 3 Folder 4
April 30 1913 - June 8 1915
1927
Golden Anniversary Convention 1927 Booklet
Box 4 Folder 1
July 1927
1911
Report of the Committee that Represented American Flint Glass Workers' Union
Box 4 Folder 2
September 1911
1908-1912
Miscellaneous Glassblowers Documents and Newspaper Clippings
Box 4 Folder 3