George Ernest Barnett Papers

Collection Number: 5223

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
George Ernest Barnett Papers, 1911-1914
Collection Number:
5223
Creator:
Barnett, George Ernest
Quantity:
2.7 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
First drafts, statistics .
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Largely files of correspondence (1911-1914) relating to the United States Commission on Industrial Relations' study on the growth of trade union membership in the United States and the extent of organization in various occupations and trades.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Commission on Industrial Relations was established by Act of Congress on August 23, 1912. The Commission's charge was to "inquire into the general condition of labor in the principal industries of the United States, including agriculture, and especially in those which are carried on in corporate forms ...; into the growth of associations of employers and of wage earners and the effect of such associations upon the relations between employers and employees ..." among other duties.
Professor George E. Barnett of Johns Hopkins University and Leo Wolman, a Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins, were hired by the Commission to investigate several matters relating to union membership and the specific nature of several collective bargaining agreements. Dr. Wolman later went on to become a professor of economics specializing in labor and industrial relations at Columbia University.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondents are Dr. George E. Barnett and Leo Wolman (special agents of the Commission) with the majority of trade unions affiliated with the American Federation of Labor and a number of independent unions. Barnett initiated the study and supervised Wolman in completing the project. Included is a manuscript first draft of the resulting report entitled "The Extent of Organization in the United States in 1910," including manuscript and printed occupational and census tables. Also a file of constitutions, by-laws, agreements and rules of order for the San Francisco trade unions and the San Francisco Labor Council (1907- 1913) and several reprints of articles by Barnett (1916-1926).
SUBJECTS

Names:
Barnett, George Ernest, 1873-1938.
Wolman, Leo, 1890-1961
American Federation of Labor
Associated Union of Steam Shovelmen
Brewers Protective Association
Brotherhood of Railroad Building Mechanics of America
Industrial Workers of the World
International Association of Machinists
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America
International Molders and Allied Workers' Union
International Union of United Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers of America
Iron Trade Council of San Francisco and Vicinity
Journeymen Tailors' Union of North America
Laborer's Protective Unions
Merchants and Manufacturers Association
San Francisco Beer Bottlers Board of Trade
San Francisco Labor Council
Stable Employees Union
United States. Commission on Industrial Relations.
United Textile Workers of America

Subjects:
Independent unions--United States--Membership.
Industrial relations--Research--United States.
Occupational surveys.
Labor unions--California--San Francisco.
Labor unions--United States--Membership.
Labor unions--United States--Statistics.
Occupational characteristics. United States.

Geographic Subjects:
United States. Occupations.

Form and Genre Terms:
First drafts
Statistics.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Cite As:
George Ernest Barnett Papers #5223. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1914-1914
Primarily to and by Leo Wolman
Box 1 Folder 2 1914
Primarily to and by Leo Wolman
Box 1 Folder 3 1914
Primarily to and by Leo Wolman
Box 1 Folder 4 1914
Independent local unions
Box 1 Folder 5 1914
Independent local unions
Box 1 Folder 6 1914
Independent local unions
Box 1 Folder 7 1914
Independent local unions
Box 1 Folder 8 1914
Replies and data received from union in the U.S.C.I.R. Study of 1914
Box 1 Folder 9 1914
Replies and data received from union in the U.S.C.I.R. Study of 1914
Box 1 Folder 10 1914
Replies and data received from union in the U.S.C.I.R. Study of 1914
Box 1 Folder 11 1914
Replies and data received from union in the U.S.C.I.R. Study of 1914
Box 1 Folder 12 1914
Replies and data received from union in the U.S.C.I.R. Study of 1914
Box 1 Folder 13 1914
Replies and data received from union in the U.S.C.I.R. Study of 1914
Box 1 Folder 14 1914
Replies and data received from union in the U.S.C.I.R. Study of 1914
Box 1 Folder 15 1914
Replies and data received from union in the U.S.C.I.R. Study of 1914
Box 2 Folder 1 1914
Replies, etc.
Box 2 Folder 2 1914
Replies, etc.
Box 2 Folder 3 1914
Replies, etc.
Box 2 Folder 4 1914
Replies, etc.
Box 3 Folder 1 1911-1914
Replies, etc.
Box 3 Folder 2 1911-1914
Replies, etc.
Box 3 Folder 3
File I Introduction
Box 3 Folder 4
File II - Brewery Trades of San Francisco
Box 3 Folder 5
File III - Metal Trades of San Francisco
Box 3 Folder 6
File IV - Teaming Trades of San Francisco
Box 4 Folder 1
Box 4 Folder 2
Box 4 Folder 3
Box 4 Folder 4
Box 4 Folder 5
Box 5 Folder 1
Mostly from New Republic