Guide to the Glass Bottle Blowers' Association Of The United States And Canada Records,
1890-1940

Collection Number: 5142

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

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Compiled by:
Kheel Center staff
EAD encoding:
Casey S. Westerman, December 2, 2002

© 2002 Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Glass Bottle Blowers' Association of the United States and Canada records, 1890-1940.
Collection Number:
5142
Creator:
Glass Bottle Blowers' Association of the United States and Canada.
Quantity:
1.3 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, minutes, clippings, reports.
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

The records include correspondence (1890-1915) (3 bound volumes of carbons 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).
Additional materials include (1 bound volume) proceedings and 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:
Glass Bottle Blowers' Association of the United States and Canada.
Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924.
Hayes, Denis A.
Jenkins, Harry.
Rowe, James Wilmot, 1928-
Voitle, C. E.
Voll, Jon A.
American Flint Glass Workers' Union.
Knights of Labor.
United States.

Subjects:
Bottle industry--United States.
Glassworkers.

Form and Genre Terms:
Minutes.


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Cite As:
Glass Bottle Blowers' Association of the United States and Canada records, 1890-1940. #5142. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.