Guide to the International Fur and Leather Workers' Union. Records,
1913-1955

Collection Number: 5676

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

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Compiled by:
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Date completed:
July 1986
EAD encoding:
Casey Westerman, May 2002

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DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
International Fur and Leather Workers' Union. Records, 1913-1955.
Collection Number:
5676
Creator:
International Fur and Leather Workers' Union.
Quantity:
33 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Constitutions, correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, subject files and publications.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.
Abstract:
Founded in 1913, the International Fur and Leather Workers Union was a craft-based organization with a long history of radicalism. The records, 1913-1955, comprise General Executive Board minutes, administrative records, local union correspondence, and papers of union officers. Well documented are the union's organizing efforts, the internal struggles against corruption, and the radical activities of its members. Much material pertains to the effects of conservative pressures on its leaders - particularly Ben Gold - to renounce their radical persuasion.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The International Fur Workers Union was founded on June 16, 1913, by the delegates of eight American Federation of Labor unions representing 14,000 workers in all branches of the fur trade.
During the 1920's the union was characterized by internal corruption, factional fighting, and heavy-handed leadership. Oranized crime gained a foothold in the New York fur district. Led by Ben Gold, chairman of the New York Joint Board, the radical element began a determined campaign to drive the gangsters out. This effort culminated in a strike which began on February 11, 1926.
The four month strike was largely successful. Nevertheless, the leadership of the International Fur Workers Union sought to expel Ben Gold. A January 27, 1927 decision by the American Federation of Labor's Executive Council authorized President William Green to appoint a special committee "to rid the [New York City Joint Board] of its Communist leadership."
During the next seven years Ben Gold and his followers waged a determined battle to regain their positions within the union. Finally, in May of 1935, with the union's right wing discredited by its connection with organized crime, Gold was named president. Three years later he once again led the fur workers out on strike. This time, the manufacturers were forced to sign an industry-wide collective agreement.
In 1937, the International Fur Workers Union left the American Federation of Labor and joined the C.I.O., lending support to the campaign for industrial unionism. In 1940, the International Fur Workers Union merged with the National Leather Workers' Association to form the Fur and Leather Workers Union; the new union began a campaign to organize the tanneries of Pennsylvania and the midwest.
During World War II, the union implemented the Fur Vest Project, producing 50,000 vests for America's merchant seamen. A no-strike pledge guaranteed labor-management peace.
In 1948, while most labor unions were supporting President Harry Truman and his cold war policies, the Fur and Leather Workers endorsed Henry Wallace's Progressive Party. Wallace, who had been Vice President in Roosevelt's third term, ran for President on a platform that stressed the need for peace, full employment and a continuation of the New Deal tradition. The Wallace campaign widened the breach within the C.I.O. and isolated the Fur and Leather Workers on the left.
McCarthyism and anti-Communist hysteria threw the labor movement on the defensive during the late 1940's and early 1950's. In 1950, the Fur and Leather Workers were expelled from the C.I.O. Ben Gold was forced to resign as President after he was accused of perjuring himself by signing a non-Communist Taft-Hartley affadavit.
In 1955, the union merged with the Amalgamated Butchers and Meat Cutters of North America. As part of this organization, the Joint Board Fur, Leather and Machine Workers' Union has continued in the progressive tradition. In the 1960's and 1970's it played active roles in both the civil rights and peace movements.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The collection spans the years 1913-1955 (bulk 1923-1955). It consists of official records, such as convention proceedings and General Executive Board meetings; office files (correspondence and financial records); local files (fur, leather, and Joint Board); subject files; and publications and miscellaneous. The records include union publications, broadsides, and photographs. The material documents particularly well the union's organizing efforts, the internal struggles against corruption, and the radical activities of its members. Also documented are the ethnic membership of the union, mostly Jewish and Greek, and its progressive and political bent. The records include documents pertaining to government prosecution of communist union members - prominently Ben Gold - but others as well. They give insights into the devastating effects of McCarthy-era anti-communist pressure on militant unions and their leaders.

SUBJECTS

Names:
International Fur & Leather Workers Union of the United States and Canada.
Gold, Ben.
Green, William, 1872-1952.
International Fur Workers Union of the United States and Canada.

Subjects:
Leather workers--Labor unions--United States.
Fur workers--Labor unions--United States.


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Cite As:
International Fur and Leather Workers' Union Records, 1913-1955, #5676. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.

RELATED MATERIAL

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6096. Fur and Leather Workers. Local 202 (Gloversville, NY). Scrapbook, "The Tanner's Dispute", 1947-1950.

COLLECTION ARRANGEMENT

Official records are arranged chronologically. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Financial records and publications are unarranged. Local, joint board, and district files are arranged numerically and chronologically thereunder. Subject files are arranged alphabetically.

SERIES LIST

Series I. Official Records. Boxes 1-6
Series II. Office Files.
A. Correspondence.
Boxes 7-16
B. Financial Records.
Boxes 16-19
Series III. Local Files.
A. Fur Locals.
Boxes 21-27
B. Leather Locals.
Box 27a
C. Joint Boards/District Councils.
1. Fur Division.
Boxes 28-29
2. Leather Division.
Box 29
Series IV. Subject files. Boxes 30-31
Series V. Publications and miscellaneous materials. Box 32

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
Series I. Official Records.
1913
Includes proposed drafts of original constitution; "Record of First Meeting (June 16, 1913) of the Furriers Convention," 8 p.
Box 1 Folder 1
1915
"Minutes and Report of the 2nd Biennial Convention," 6/7-11/15.
Box 1 Folder 2
1915
President's Report; General Secretary-Treasurer's Report, June 7, 1915.
Box 1 Folder 3
1915
Related convention documents - speech by Samuel Gompers, resolutions, telegrams, draft constitutional amendments, (many handwritten documents).
Box 1 Folder 4-5
1917
Minutes and reports of convention, June 4-9, 1917.
Box 1 Folder 6-7
1917
Related convention documents - telegrams, correspondence, original credentials.
Box 1 Folder 8
1917-19
"Minutes of the Sub-Committee and General Executive Board Meetings of the International Fur Workers Union, 1917-19," (1 bd. vol.), 128 p.
Box 1 Folder 9
1919-22
"Minutes of the Sub-Committee and General Executive Board Meetings, International Fur Workers Union, 1919-22," (1 bd. vol.).
Box 1 Folder 10
1919-22
"Minutes of the Sub-Committee and General Executive Board Meetings, International Fur Workers Union, 1919-22," (1 bd. vol.), (duplicate).
Box 1 Folder 11
1919
"Report of the Proceedings of the 4th Bi-Annual Convention of the International Fur Workers Union," (1 bd. vol.).
Box 1 Folder 12
1920
"Minutes of the Bi-Annual Meeting of the General Executive Board of the International Fur Workers Union, January 8-11, 1920."
Box 1 Folder 13
1921
"Minutes of the General Executive Board Meeting of the International Fur Workers Union, March 3-6, 1921," 37 p.
Box 1 Folder 14
1921
Minutes of the Meetings of the Sub-Committee of the General Executive Board, January-December 1921.
Box 1 Folder 15
1922
"Report of the Proceedings of the 5th Biennial Convention of the International Fur Workers Union, June 5-10, 1922," (1 bd. vol.), 543 p.
Box 1 Folder 16
1922
Minutes of the General Executive Board Meeting of the International Fur Workers, January 6-8, 1922.
Box 2 Folder 1
1922
Minutes of the General Executive Board Meetings held in Philadelphia, May 31-June 3, 1922; Report of the General President, Fifth Biennial Convention, June 1922.
Box 2 Folder 2
1922
Minutes of the General Executive Board and Sub-Committee Meetings, June 9-December 15, 1922.
Box 2 Folder 3
1923
Minutes of the Meeting of the General Executive Board held in Montreal, January 8-11, 1923, and related documents.
Box 2 Folder 4
1923
To the General Executive Board Meeting, January 8-10, 1923, Report of the President.
Box 2 Folder 5
1923
Minutes of the General Executive Board Meeting held in Boston, Massachusetts, July 26-28, 1923 and related documents.
Box 2 Folder 6-7
1923
Minutes of the Sub-Committee of the General Executive Board, January 22-December 4, 1923.
Box 2 Folder 8-9
1924
Report of proceedings of the 6th Biennial Convention, May 12-17, 1924, (1 vol.).
Box 2 Folder 10
1924
Report of the General Executive Board to the Convention, May 12-17, 1924 and related documents.
Box 2 Folder 11-12
1924
Minutes of the Meeting of the General Executive Board held in Toronto, January 3-5, 1924.
Box 2 Folder 13
1924
Minutes of the Meeting of the General Executive Board held in Chicago, May 5-7, 1924 and related documents.
Box 2 Folder 14-15
1925
Proceedings of the International Fur Workers Union, November 6-17, 1925.
Box 2 Folder 16-18
1925
Report of the General Executive Board to the 7th Convention of the International Fur Workers Union, November 4, 1925.
Box 2 Folder 19
1925
Report of the General President to the General Executive Board Meeting, 1/5/25; Report of the General Secretary-Treasurer to the General Executive Board Meeting, 1/5/25.
Box 2 Folder 20
1925
Minutes of the Meeting of the General Executive Board, Montreal, 1/5-10/1925.
Box 2 Folder 21
1925
Minutes of the Meeting of the General Executive Board, Atlantic City, August 6-9, 1925 and related documents.
Box 2 Folder 22-23
1925
Minutes of the Meeting of the General Executive Board held in Boston, November 2, 1925.
Box 3 Folder 1
1925
Minutes of a special General Executive Board Meeting held in Boston, November 17, 1925.
Box 3 Folder 2
1925
Miscellaneous correspondence and handwritten minutes, (some are Sub-Committee minutes).
Box 3 Folder 3
1927
Minutes of the Meeting of the General Executive Board held in Montreal, January 14-18, 1927.
Box 3 Folder 4
1927
Report of the General President to the General Executive Board, January 14, 1927.
Box 3 Folder 5
1927
Report of Organizer Pietro Lucchi to the General Executive Board and Report of the General Secretary-Treasurer, January 14, 1927.
Box 3 Folder 6
1927
Minutes of meetings of the Sub-Committee of the General Executive Board, January-December 1927.
Box 3 Folder 7-9
1927
Miscellaneous and delegates credentials.
Box 3 Folder 10
1928
Minutes of the General Executive Board held in Montreal, March 9-12, 1928.
Box 3 Folder 11
1928
Report of the General President and the General Secretary-Treasurer, March 1928.
Box 3 Folder 12
1928
Miscellaneous minutes, reports, etc.
Box 3 Folder 13-14
1931
Minutes of meetings of the Sub-Committee of the General Executive Board, February-December 1931.
Box 3 Folder 15
1932
Form letter re 10th Convention re situation and condition of union in New York City, 5 p., signed "New York Delegates," May 12, 1932; Telegrams of greetings etc. re convention; miscellaneous documents re membership.
Box 3 Folder 16
1932
Copies of completed credential certificates.
Box 3 Folder 17
1935
Minutes of the Canadian Conference held in Montreal, November 9-10, 1935, 15 p.; "Official Report by the International Convention Unity Committee," May 28, 1935, 8 p.
Box 3 Folder 18
1936
Correspondence (form letters) re announcement of meetings re problems with Local 70, etc, and miscellaneous documents.
Box 3 Folder 19-21
1937
Minutes of a meeting of the General Executive Board held in Asbury Park, New Jersey, January 25-28, 1937.
Box 3 Folder 22
1937
Minutes of a meeting of the General Executive Board held in St. Paul, Minnesota, May 11-14, 1937.
Box 3 Folder 23
1937
Minutes of a conference called to propose to aid situation in Winnipeg and unionization of shops of A. Hollander and Son, June 9, 1937; "Resolution on Unity in the Ranks of the Fur Workers."
Box 3 Folder 24
1937
Reports of Vice-Presidents and related documents.
Box 3 Folder 25
1937
Misc. convention correspondence and related documents.
Box 3 Folder 26-27
1938
Minutes of the General Executive Board Meeting held in Atlantic City, June 23-26, 1938.
Box 4 Folder 1
1938
Resolutions, correspondence and form letters re meetings of the General Executive Board.
Box 4 Folder 2-3
1939
Summary of proceedings of the 13th Biennial Convention, 1939; Minutes of a conference of representatives of locals of New York and Brooklyn re American Labor Party campaign and building reconstruction loan certificates.
Box 4 Folder 4
1939
Correspondence from locals giving their actions re the convention report.
Box 4 Folder 5
1939
Correspondence re convention and announcements of meetings.
Box 4 Folder 6-7
1940
Minutes of the Meeting of the General Executive Board held in Atlantic City, January 4-7, 1940 plus various reports.
Box 4 Folder 8-11
1940
Minutes of meeting of General Executive Board, June 12-15, 1940 plus various reports.
Box 4 Folder 12-14
1940
Misc. correspondence, resolutions, financial documents.
Box 4 Folder 15
1940
Executive Board Report to the Annual Convention of the Leather Division of the IFLWU, held in Boston, April 27-28, 1940; Summary of proceedings and decisions of same.
Box 4 Folder 16
1941
Minutes of the Meeting of the General Executive Board held in Atlantic City, Sic. 17-20, 1941.
Box 4 Folder 17-19
1941
Minutes of meetings of the Sub-Committee of the General Executive Board, August-October 1941.
Box 4 Folder 20
1941
Minutes of the Canadian Conference held in Saratoga Springs, June 21, 1941.
Box 4 Folder 21
1942
Summary of proceedings of the 14th Biennial Convention, May 10-16, 1942; Resolutions, etc.
Box 4 Folder 22
1942
Minutes of Sub-Committee, January-October 1942.
Box 4 Folder 23
1942
Misc. correspondence re meetings, etc.
Box 4 Folder 24
1943
Proceedings of the Meeting of the General Executive Board, December 8-11, 1943, 233 p.
Box 5 Folder 1
1943
Report of B. Gold to General Executive Board, December 7, 1943, 44 p.
Box 5 Folder 2
1943
Meeting of the General Executive Board, May 17-20, 1943.
Box 5 Folder 3-5
1943
Reports to General Executive Board by officers, districts, locals, committees, etc.
Box 5 Folder 6-8
1943
Minutes of meetings of the Sub-Committee of the General Executive Board, January-October 1943.
Box 5 Folder 9
1944
Proceedings of International Executive Board Meeting, May 8-14, 1944.
Box 5 Folder 10
1944
Proceedings of International Executive Board Meeting, May 21, 1944.
Box 5 Folder 11
1944
Minutes of meeting of the Sub-Committee of the General Executive Board, January 20 and 25, 1944.
Box 5 Folder 12
1945
Report to the International Executive Board by President Gold, September 24, 1945, 63 p.; misc. reports.
Box 5 Folder 13
1947
Reports to the International Executive Board by Gold, January 13, 1947 and November 21, 1947.
Box 5 Folder 14
1947
Reports of district directors including the "Endicott Report," November 17, 1947 by George Pershing, 7 p.
Box 5 Folder 15
1947
Misc. form letters re bases, statements, etc. of the Executive Board.
Box 5 Folder 16
1948
Proceedings of the International Executive Board, May 11-16 and 23, 1948, 60 p.
Box 5 Folder 17-18
1950
Proceedings of the International Executive Board, May 28, 1950, 66 p.
Box 5 Folder 19
1951
Proceedings of the International Executive Board, June 4-8, 1951, 462 p.
Box 5 Folder 20-21
1951
Proceedings of the International Executive Board, December 3-7, 1951, 112 p.
Box 5 Folder 22
1952
Proceedings of the International Executive Board, May 5-8, 1952; Report of Furriers Joint Council to the International Executive Board, December 1-5, 1952.
Box 6 Folder 1
1953
Report of Furriers Joint Council to International Executive Board, November 30-December 3, 1953 and misc.
Box 6 Folder 2
1954
Summary of proceedings of 20th Biennial Convention, May 2-8, 1954.
Box 6 Folder 3
1954
Proceedings of Special Executive Board Meeting, December 10-12, 1954.
Box 6 Folder 4-8
1954
20th Biennial Convention Reports: Report of International Executive Board; Committee on Officers; Introductions.
Box 6 Folder 9
1954
(Reports cont) Joint Council; Fur Division Joint Board; District 1.
Box 6 Folder 10
1954
(Reports cont) District 2, District 3, District 4, District 5.
Box 6 Folder 11
1954
(Reports cont) Locals 2, 3, 4 and 122; Locals 79-87-213; Locals 135, 140, 145.
Box 6 Folder 12
1954
20th Biennial Convention Reports (cont): Anti-Discrimination; Canada; Fisherman; Fur and Leather worker.
Box 6 Folder 13
1954
(Reports cont) Gold Case.
Box 6 Folder 14
1954
(Reports cont) Leibowitz, Sam; Potash; Schneider-Klig.
Box 6 Folder 15
1954
(Reports cont) Tasks of Our Union; Texas; Trade Union Veterans Committee; Conclusions.
Box 6 Folder 16
1954
Misc. convention form letters and related documents.
Box 6 Folder 17
1954
International Executive Board - Reports, minutes, form letters, list of members, financial data (Gold, Feinglass, Lucchi).
Box 6 Folder 18-19
1955
re Special convention called to consider proposed merger with Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen. Includes correspondence, delegation lists, resolutions, statements, reports, agreement, telegrams re proposed merger.
Box 6 Folder 20-21
1955
Copies of form letters sent to locals announcing special convention and how they determine number of delegates able to attend.
Box 6 Folder 22-24
1960
Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America - International Executive Board - Includes form letters, lists of locals, bulletins, minutes, photograph of International Executive Board.
Box 6 Folder 25-26
Series II. Office Files.
A. Correspondence.
1923-26
American Federation of Labor (AFL) - letter to New York City unions, 6/13/23 from a Special Committee of the AFL re dealing with Communists; release by same committee re Mineola cases; circular letter asking organized labor to ignore Fur Workers (Gold) pleas for funds to support strikers; lengthy report of the Special Committee re investigation of internal affairs of the International Fur Workers; correspondence between William Green, Gold and Schachtman re investigation.
Box 7 Folder 1
1927
AFL - letter from Schachtman to William Green asking for continued support in restoring "The International Fur Workers to its erstwhile normal condition of being a trade union organization and not a tail of any political party or clique"; re the reorganization attempts of the union by the AFL; re police protection assured by the Communist fur workers; includes release, letters, bulletin re fight between International and Joint Board.
Box 7 Folder 2
1928-April 6, 1936
AFL - includes releases, correspondence, form letters re rejection of pleas for reinstatement by Communist faction of fur workers; attendance of meetings called by Communists; letter, 3/19/36, from Green to Lucchi re collective bargaining and employer's organizations; and routine.
Box 7 Folder 3
April 7-December 1936
AFL - letter from Greek Local 70 to President Green re terrorist tactics of Ben Gold, Manager of Industrial Needle Trades Workers Union against Local 70; re financial per capita tax payments; correspondence between Lucchi and President Green re problems in organizing efforts in Manitoba, Canada; strike situation in Winnipeg; 6 p. "Report of the 56th Annual Convention of the AFL at Tampa, Florida by delegates Pietro Lucchi, Samuel Mindel, Harry Begoon" re suspension of the CIO; and routine.
Box 7 Folder 4
1937
AFL - April - between Green and Lucchi re two members arrested for union activity - Lucchi requests Green to write to the attorney; re union activities in California and Washington State; and routine.
Box 7 Folder 5
1936-39
Abelson, Paul - Impartial Chairman and Chairman of Conference Committee of the Fur Industry - correspondence re negotiation meetings and arrangements; and routine.
Box 7 Folder 6
1954-56
Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen - correspondence and working papers re Fur Workers merger with Meat Cutters.
Box 7 Folder 7
1939-54
American Communications Association - between Ben Gold and Joseph P. Selly, President of the ACA re oppostion of Brownell-Butler union licensing bill - correspondence, statements; with Abe Feinglass re ACA resolutions adopted at their convention.
Box 7 Folder 8
1947
American Jewish Labor Council - routine form letter (Ben Gold, President of American Jewish Labor Council).
Box 7 Folder 9
1936-38
American Labor Party - Includes Declaration of Principles of the New York State American Labor Party; correspondence between Pietro Lucchi and Elinore Herrick re meetings of Executive Committee of which Lucchi is a member; broadsides; form letters.
Box 7 Folder 10
1938-40
American Labor Party - routine correspondence, form letters, statements.
Box 7 Folder 11
1960
American Trade Union Council of the National Committee for Labor Israel - routine, form letters.
Box 7 Folder 12
1937-40
American Youth Conference - routine.
Box 7 Folder 13
1936-37
America's Wage Earners' Protective Conference - form letters, releases and routine correspondence.
Box 7 Folder 14
1947
Anonymous - two letters from unsatisfied workers (unsigned).
Box 7 Folder 15
1937
Apostol, John (Vice-President) - correspondence with Pietro Lucchi re charges against Apostol.
Box 7 Folder 16
1945
Applications - general (applications for employment).
Box 7 Folder 17
1942
Axelrod, Sol (organizer: St. Louis), routine correspondence re payment of salary, etc.
Box 7 Folder 18
1927-36
A - General - form letter and leaflet by All Peoples Party; form letter from Alabama Federation of Labor re attack on the labor movement; and routine.
Box 7 Folder 19
1937
A - General - correspondence from members of the New York Joint Council asking Gold to conduct a recount in recent election; and routine.
Box 7 Folder 20
1938-39
A - General - routine.
Box 7 Folder 21
1940-41
A - General - routine.
Box 7 Folder 22
1942-45
A - General - routine.
Box 7 Folder 23
1947-54
A - General - includes agreement between Amalgamated Meat Cutters and International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), 1954, and routine.
Box 7 Folder 24
1937-39
Bartel, Philip - routine re printing office supplies.
Box 7 Folder 25
1941
Baxter, Charles (organizer: Ohio) - routine re salary payments.
Box 7 Folder 26
1936-39
Beckman, Isidore (organizer: Cleveland and Buffalo) - correspondence re the organizing drives; 8 p. report by Beckman to the General Executive Board Meeting, January 1937; 2 p. letter to Gold re activities and situation in Buffalo, 7/20/37; 3 p. letter, 8/4/37, re situation in Cleveland; includes broadsides entitled "All Tannery Workers of Buffalo"; and routine.
Box 7 Folder 27-28
1927-40
Begoon, Harry (General Secretary-Treasurer) - includes form letters to locals re new Communist move to organize an opposition union; misc. and rountine.
Box 7 Folder 29
1942
Berland, Samuel (organizer: Leather, Local 43) - routine re salary.
Box 7 Folder 30
1936-37
Berry, George L. (President International Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union) - re testimonial dinner for Berry; telegram from Berry to Lucci re GM sit-down strikes and other misc.
Box 7 Folder 31
1942
Black, Walter (organizer) - routine.
Box 7 Folder 32
1942
Bobrowicz, Edmund (organizer) - routine.
Box 7 Folder 33
1936
Boerum, Mark (organizer) - routine.
Box 7 Folder 34
January-May 14, 1937
Boerum, Mark - 2 p. report of organizing in Pennsylvania; correspondence re organizing in Winnipeg, Local 91; and routine.
Box 7 Folder 35
May 16-June 3, 1937
Boerum, Mark - 3 p. report and other correspondence on strike situation in Winnipeg; and routine.
Box 7 Folder 36
June 4-December 1937
Boerum, Mark - correspondence on Winnipeg situation; 3 p. confidential letter to Boerum from Gold suggesting the strike must go on, tactics, instructions, etc. and Boerum's reply; much correspondence re Winnipeg situation; correspondence re strike situation in Seattle; and routine.
Box 7 Folder 37
1938-39
Boerum, Mark - routine correspondence.
Box 7 Folder 38
1936-37
Bookkeepers and Stenographers Union - routine.
Box 7 Folder 39
1937-40
Boudin, Louis B. (Fur Workers Attorney) - re routine legal matters and payment of same.
Box 7 Folder 40
1939-June 19, 1940
Boyle, Daniel (Secretary-Treasurer, Leather Workers Division) - routine correspondence - includes Vol. 1, No. 1 issue of U. S. Leather Worker published by U. S. Leather Co.; form letter and memo to all locals re the passing of the Smith Bill by the House of Representatives, an analysis of the bill, etc.
Box 7 Folder 41
June 20, 1940-October 8, 1940
Boyle, Daniel - routine financial correspondence
Box 7 Folder 42
October 9, 1940-1941
Boyle, Daniel - routine financial and routine.
Box 7 Folder 43
1942
Bradow, George (organizer) - 3/16/42 report of organizing activities in Milwaukee.
Box 7 Folder 44
1940
Brown, Edwin (organizer: Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey) - routine.
Box 7 Folder 45
1941
Brown, Edwin (organizer: Wilmington, Delaware).
Box 7 Folder 46
1942
Brown, Edwin (organizer: Wilmington, Delaware).
Box 7 Folder 47
1937-39
Brownstone, Frank (organizer: Detroit; Atlantic City; Providence; Danbury, Connecticut) - routine.
Box 7 Folder 48
1940-45
Brownstone, Frank (organizer: Philadelphia and Wilmington) - 3 p. statement of Fur Workers re its dispute with American Lace Co.; and routine.
Box 7 Folder 49
1936-37
Brownsville Labor Lyceum - routine.
Box 7 Folder 50
1942
Bruno, Joseph (organizer: Wilmington, Delaware) - routine.
Box 7 Folder 51
1939-41
Burns, Paul (organizer: Chicago, Local 43) - routine.
Box 7 Folder 52-53
1941
Burt, Sam (Manager, Joint Board of Fur and Leather) - 2 telegrams re problems between Local 64 and I. J. Fox, Inc.
Box 7 Folder 54
1936-37
Butkowitz, Samuel - routine correspondence and photograph.
Box 8 Folder 1
1924-1955
B - General - Includes minutes of a conference held 2/2/39, 2/11/39; form letters re Harry Bridges' deportation case, 1/29/45; letter to B. Gold From B. Baraz re removal of Baraz' name from the ballot, 6/27/45; letter of support to B. Gold re verdict in his court case from Harry Bridges, President of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, 4/9/54; and routine correspondence.
Box 8 Folder 2-6
1936
Committee for Industrial Organization (CIO) - form letters; pamphlet "To Democratic Nominees for National House of Representatives," 1936, 64 p.
Box 8 Folder 7
1937
CIO - Includes copy of "CIO Organizers Bulletin," Vol. 1, No. 2 and 3; letter to B. Gold from John L. Lewis re monthly per capita tax to CIO, 6/7/37; "The General Executive Board Endorsed the Demands of the New York Fur Workers," no date, 11 p.; "C. I. O. Executive Adopts Important Decisions - `All or None,'" no date, 4 p.
Box 8 Folder 8
1938
CIO - routine correspondence.
Box 8 Folder 9
1939
CIO - routine correspondence.
Box 8 Folder 10
1940
CIO - requests and invoices for pamphlets and routine correspondence.
Box 8 Folder 11-12
1941
CIO - routine correspondence.
Box 8 Folder 13
1942
CIO - routine correspondence.
Box 8 Folder 14
1943
CIO - routine correspondence.
Box 8 Folder 15
1945
CIO - Telegram and form letter from Philip Murray, President of the CIO, urging all affiliates to support confirmation of Henry A. Walker as Secretary of Commerce 1/24/45; letter from UAW to B. Gold re shortage of leather shoes for civilians 6/2/45; and routine.
Box 8 Folder 16
1945
CIO - form letters; President Philip Murray statement war production 1/12/45; statements and form letters re bills before Congress; resolutions; memo on handling of Jurisdictional disputes 7/1/45; and routine.
Box 8 Folder 17-19
1945
CIO - Greater New York CIO Council - includes digests of Council minutes, memos, form letters re CIO stand on legislation and routine.
Box 8 Folder 20-21
1945
CIO - War Chest - routine correspondence from Jacob S. Potofsky, Chairman, New York Labor War Chest, CIO section, to B. Gold form letter including financial report of CIO War Chest.
Box 8 Folder 22
1953-56
Cammer, Harold I. (attorney) - routine legal correspondence; letter to B. Gold re the International Union being a party to collective bargaining agreements 5/18/53; correspondence re Michigan Tanning Co., 11/4/53; letter including a copy of a proposed supplemental agreement between Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America (MCBW) and International Fur and Leather Workers Union (IFLWU) 1/11/55; correspondence re IFLWU retirement fund being transferred to the MCBW 3/8/55.
Box 8 Folder 23-24
1953-54
Cammer, Harold (attorney) - legal documents and correspondence re legal activities - includes summary testimonies of Henrietta Schaffner and George Kleinman; legal documents re Ben Gold case; 12 p. newspaper "The Frame-up Trial of Ben Gold"; and misc.
Box 8 Folder 24a
1954
Cammer, Harold - additional legal documents re Cammer charged with allegedly making illegal attempts concerning the Grand Jury; additional documents re Ben Gold; and other misc. legal documents.
Box 8 Folder 24b
1954
Cammer, Harold - legal documents and correspondence re IFLWU vs. Guy Farmer, Chairman, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB); 12 p. release "Remarks of Guy Farmer."
Box 8 Folder 24c
1954
Cammer, Harold - legal documents and correspondence; "Statement of Ben Gold on His Resignation as President of the International Fur and Leather Workers Union;" and other misc.
Box 8 Folder 24d
1941-1942
Canadian Congress of Labour - routine correspondence re receipt of per capita payments on Canadian membership.
Box 8 Folder 25-26
1939-1941
Chakrin, Sol - routine.
Box 8 Folder 27
1940-41
Chamouris, Charles - routine.
Box 8 Folder 28
1939-40
Churka, John - routine.
Box 8 Folder 29
1938-45
Cohen, J. L. - correspondence re legal case in Toronto, 1938; Winnipeg judgment, 1940; various other Canadian legal cases; and routine.
Box 8 Folder 30-31
1941-42
Colow, Maury - routine.
Box 8 Folder 32-33
1925
Conference Committee of the Fur Industry - letter from Paul Abelson, acting Chairman, calling a special meeting 7/8/25; minutes of a meeting 9/25/25.
Box 8 Folder 34
1942-55
Convention delegates - credentials; lists of per capita payments of locals and number of delegates.
Box 8 Folder 35
1936-39
Cook, Walter - audit of payroll, 1/20/36; financial reports; routine correspondence.
Box 8 Folder 36-38
1936-37
Corsi, Peter - includes a report on organizing effort in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and routine correspondence.
Box 8 Folder 39
1945-54
Council on African Affairs - form letters; braodsides; letters from Paul Robeson to B. Gold requesting a contribution and stating indignation over the "legal frame-up action brought against you," 3/18/54.
Box 8 Folder 40
1937-42
Couturier, W. - includes report on organizing effort in Quebec City, Quebec; and routine correspondence.
Box 8 Folder 41-44
1941-55
Coyle, Stephen - routine correspondence.
Box 8 Folder 45
1942
Crandall, Don (organizer) - routine.
Box 9 Folder 1
1923-36
C - General - letter from editor of Cigar Makers' Official Journal, 3/30/23, making reference to a letter mailed to the editor of Freiheit; telegram to California State Federation of Labor from Lucchi requesting the removal of armed forces from the strike area of Salinas and lettuce workers and reply from the Governor of California; and routine.
Box 9 Folder 2
1937
C - General - routine.
Box 9 Folder 3
1938-39
C - General - routine.
Box 9 Folder 4
1940-41
C - General - routine.
Box 9 Folder 5
1942-54
C - General - routine.
Box 9 Folder 6
No date
Dermer, Morris - 5 p. "Testimony of Morris Dermer."
Box 9 Folder 7
1939
Dressing and Dyeing Department - routine.
Box 9 Folder 8
1936-37
D - General - correspondence re situation of fur industry in Detroit; and routine.
Box 9 Folder 9
1938-39
D - General - routine.
Box 9 Folder 10
1940-42
D - General - routine.
Box 9 Folder 11
1945-54
D - General - routine.
Box 9 Folder 12
1936-38
E - General - routine.
Box 9 Folder 13
1939-45
E - General - routine.
Box 9 Folder 14
1937-38
Federman, Max (8th Vice-President) - 7 p. report to General Executive Board meeting, 12/7/37, re Toronto Fur Workers; correspondence re investigation of misappropriation of funds by Locals 40 and 100, Toronto, including Federman; 15 p. report of the investigation which condemned Federman and others.
Box 9 Folder 15
1940
Feigelman, Hyman (9th Vice-President) - routine.
Box 9 Folder 16
1937
Feinglass, Abe (13th Vice-President; Manager Local 45, Chicago; organizer: Midwest) - correspondence - situation in Milwaukee, Detroit, and St. Louis re organizing, working conditions, strikes, negotiations,etc.; and routine.
Box 9 Folder 17
1938
Feinglass, Abe (13th Vice-President; Manager Local 45, Chicago; organizer: Midwest) - correspondence - situation in Milwaukee, Detroit, and St. Louis re organizing, working conditions, strikes, negotiations,etc.; and routine.
Box 9 Folder 18
1939-40
Feinglass, Abe (13th Vice-President; Manager Local 45, Chicago; organizer: Midwest) - correspondence - situation in Milwaukee, Detroit, and St. Louis re organizing, working conditions, strikes, negotiations,etc.; and routine.
Box 9 Folder 19
1941
Feinglass, Abe (13th Vice-President; Manager Local 45, Chicago; organizer: Midwest) - correspondence - situation in Milwaukee, Detroit, and St. Louis re organizing, working conditions, strikes, negotiations,etc.; and routine.
Box 9 Folder 20
1942
Feinglass, Abe (7th Vice-President) - includes financial statements for midwest locals and correspondence - situation in Milwaukee, Detroit, and St. Louis re organizing, working conditions, strikes, negotiations,etc.; and routine.
Box 9 Folder 21
1945-54
Feinglass, Abe (President - 1954) - letter, 6/2/45, to Gold re luggage campaign, organization of a plant in Chicago, Ohio Leather Co., and situation in Minnesota, Detroit and Cincinnati; 7 p. "Speech of Abe Feinglass to Wisconsin Tanners' Production Council, 10/31/52"; letter to Feinglass from Gold, 1/18/50, re the trial (Gold's), setting up a conference of the fur locals on the excise tax and other matterresident) - 7 p. report to General Executive Board meeting, 12/7/37, re Toronto Fur Workers; correspondence re investigation of misappropriation of funds by Locals 40 and 100, Toronto, including Federman; 15 p. report of the investigation which condemned Federman and others.
Box 9 Folder 22
No date
Feinglass, Abe - includes reports re midwest locals.
Box 9 Folder 23
1939
Feldman, Harry (organizer: Montreal) - routine.
Box 9 Folder 24
1940
Feldman, Harry - routine.
Box 9 Folder 25
1941
Feldman, Harry - routine.
Box 9 Folder 26
1942
Feldman, Harry - routine.
Box 9 Folder 27
1937
Flemington, New Jersey - list of fur workers in Flemington.
Box 9 Folder 28
1940
Flier, Jules (organizer: St. Louis) - routine.
Box 9 Folder 29
1941-42
Flier, Jules - routine.
Box 9 Folder 30
1941-42
Freedman, Samuel (organizer: New York City) - routine.
Box 9 Folder 31
1923-47
Freiheit - correspondence, articles, etc. re editorials by M. Olgin, editor, in Freiheit, attacking the Furriers Union; transcript of proceedings "Investigation in re Publication Against Furriers Union." (Some not translated.)
Box 9 Folder 32
1936-41
Freiman, Nathan (7th Vice-President) - routine correspondence.
Box 9 Folder 33
1945-47
Fur and Leather Worker - letter from Ben Gold to Executive Board members, 10/31/45, re making the publication as good as possible and asking for ideas, criticisms, etc. and replies.
Box 9 Folder 34
1944
Fur Vest Project - routine letter.
Box 9 Folder 35
1937-38
Fur Worker - form letters re monthly publication and routine correspondence.
Box 9 Folder 36
1939-40
Fur Worker - routine.
Box 9 Folder 37
1936-37
F - General - correspondence between Lucchi and Fur Floor Boys and Shipping Clerks Union of New York requesting a charter; correspondence re Furriers' Social Club in New York City; 2 p. Newsletter of Furriers Trade Union League; correspondence (form letters) re defense fund for Ferrero and Sallitto (deportation cases); correspondence with Fur Salesmen's Guild; and routine.
Box 9 Folder 38
1938-39
F - General - correspondence with Fur Dressers and Dyers Board of Trade, Inc. re lowering tariffs and routine.
Box 9 Folder 39
1940-41
F - General - routine.
Box 9 Folder 40
1942-47
F - General - appeal letter and proposal from Father Flanagan's Boys' Home re proposal for an "American Labor Memorial"; Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America to Gold re increased participation of Fur Workers during meeting in eastern Pennsylvania (Farmer-labor rally); telegram and correspondence re tobacco workers strike in North Carolina, 1947; letter to Albert Fitzgerald, President of the United Electrical Workers re anti-Semitic propaganda at home and abroad; and routine.
Box 9 Folder 41
1954 and undated
F - General - release and broadside re Food, Tobacco, and Agricultural Workers Local 22 strike against R. J. Reynolds (no date); letter from Howard Fast asking for help in selling his latest book "Silas Timberman"; and routine.
Box 9 Folder 42
1940-41
Galanos, Thomas - routine correspondence.
Box 10 Folder 1-2
1939-40
Gallant, Clifford - routine correspondence.
Box 10 Folder 3
1936-40
General Executive Board - misc. correspondence re suspension of Vice-President John Apostol, 11/36; notification of meetings; form letters; letter from Harry Feldman, organizer, to P. Lucchi, 6/10/40, re activities in Quebec City; and routine.
Box 10 Folder 4-11
1925-27
Gmeiner, Charles - routine correspondence.
Box 10 Folder 11a
1937-47
Gold, Ben - letter from S. Moskowitz asking Gold to endorse his application for re-entry to the Communist Party, 5/30/37; letter from Gold to P. Lucchi detailing Seattle, Washington strike situation 7/25/37, 7/29/37; speech delivered by Gold at "Veto Rally" at Madison Square Garden, 6/10/47, against Taft-Hartley Act; copy of letter to Federman, 8th Vice-President, instructing him to return missing money to Unemployment Insurance Fund and suspending him (no date); signed decision by the General Executive Board acting as a Trial Committee re John Apostol, 10th Vice-President, 1/26/37.
Box 10 Folder 12
1954
Gold, Ben - Defense Committee - article "The Attack on Ben Gold," no date; copy of letter from B. Gold to International Executive Board members re his upcoming trial, 1/12/54; form letters; resolutions; minutes of meetings of Trade Union Committee for the Defense of Ben Gold; letters of support; "Notes of Gold Defense Committee," no date, 2 p.; court document.
Box 10 Folder 13
1945-54
Gold, Ben - form letters re establishment of Veteran's and Servicemen's Committee re November 15, 1945 national leather workers' work stoppage; statement of Ben Gold on his resignation as President of the IFLWU, 10/2/54.
Box 10 Folder 14
1945
Gold, Ben - Freiheit - constitution and by-laws of Morning Freiheit Association, Inc.; form letter; articles by Gold to Morning Freiheit re fascism 2/6/45.
Box 10 Folder 15
1945-47
Gold, Ben - Personal - routine personal correspondence (some Yiddish).
Box 10 Folder 16-18
1936-37
Goldman, J. D. - routine correspondence.
Box 10 Folder 19
1935-37
Goldstein, Harold - broadside; letter to P. Lucchi re situation in Detroit, Michigan, 6/6/36; report on new agreement with Cleveland Wholesale Furriers, 6/7/37; and routine correspondence.
Box 10 Folder 20-21
1939-40
Gordon, J. - routine correspondence.
Box 10 Folder 22
1938
Graff, Lloyd - letter from P. Lucchi re import tariffs on furs, 3/1/38, and related correspondence.
Box 10 Folder 23
1936-37
Grodsky, David M. - routine correspondence.
Box 10 Folder 24
1936-54
G - General - routine correspondence.
Box 10 Folder 25-28
1936-38
Harris, Moe - letter from the workers of Queens Premier Fur Dressing Co., Local 48, to P. Lucchi re removal of business agent Moe Harris, Easton, Pennsylvania, 3/5/37; and routine.
Box 10 Folder 29
1942
Herbin, Robert - routine correspondence.
Box 10 Folder 30
1939-40
Herbst, Samuel - correspondence re a judgment against Herbst and 35 other defendants as a result of the fur strike in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1936; and routine.
Box 10 Folder 31-32
1940-42
Hirshfield, Victor - routine correspondence.
Box 10 Folder 33-37
No date
History of the Union - memo on tentative arrangements for publication of history of our union, 4 p.
Box 10 Folder 38
1943-54
Hollander, A. and Son - pamphlet entitled "Your Group Insurance Plan" 16 p., 1944; article, form letters and correspondence between Ben Gold and Local 140, Montreal, re strike and Gold's urging members "to return to work at once," 1945; a report to sub-committee of the General Executive Board on "The Problems of Hollander Local 140 of Newark, N.J.," 7/19/45; and misc.
Box 10 Folder 39-41
1933-60
H - General - form letters; requests for donations to various organizations; and routine.
Box 10 Folder 42-44
1947
Indusco, Inc. - corrsepondence; Indusco Bulletin, Vol. VII, No. 7-8; "Industrial Cooperative Movement in Shantung Liberated Area" by Shueh Muo-Kiao, 10 p., 1947.
Box 10 Folder 45
1937
I. W. W. General Defense Committee - form letter.
Box 10 Folder 46
1926
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) - correspondence re organizing information.
Box 10 Folder 47
1927-36
International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) - letter to Lucchi from organizer of Cloakmakers Union, Local 216, ILGWU re situation in Winnipeg, 9/19/36; and routine.
Box 11 Folder 1
1937-39
ILGWU - letter to David Dubinsky, President of ILGWU, re Winnipeg situation and asking him not to renew contract with a particular company because they would not bargain with Fur Workers; and routine.
Box 11 Folder 2
1937-42
Isserman, Morris (union attorney) - routine re professional services.
Box 11 Folder 3
1945-46
Italy - list of proposals re meeting on relief to Italy and misc. list and correspondence.
Box 11 Folder 4
1936-37
I - General - routine.
Box 11 Folder 5
1938-39
I - General - routine.
Box 11 Folder 6
1940-42
I - General - routine.
Box 11 Folder 7
1945-54
I - General - routine.
Box 11 Folder 8
1928-45
Jewish Campaigns - correspondence, announcements, bulletins re various conferences, meetings, fund raising from various groups.
Box 11 Folder 9
1936-37
Jewish Daily Forward - release re member of Local 70 (Greek local) beaten; and routine.
Box 11 Folder 10
1936-37
J - General - routine.
Box 11 Folder 11
1938-1941
J - General - routine.
Box 11 Folder 12
1942-54
J - General - routine.
Box 11 Folder 13
1937
Kalmikoff, Hyman (Treasurer of International) - re Kalmikoff's illness and personal.
Box 11 Folder 14
1924
Karlin, "Comrade" - correspondence between Fur Workers and Socialist party re remarks made by Karlin about Fur Workers Organization during his campaign for 14th Congressional District, New York City.
Box 11 Folder 15
No date
Kaufman, Morris - two telegrams re union activities.
Box 11 Folder 16
1942
Klancer, Rudolph (organizer: Local 44, Gowanda, New York) - routine.
Box 11 Folder 17
1937-38
Klig, Myer (National Organizer: Canada, organizer: Minneapolis) - letter reporting situation in Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City; letters reporting Minneapolis situation (Local 71); and routine.
Box 11 Folder 18
1939-41
Klig, Myer - routine.
Box 11 Folder 19
1942-47
Klig, Myer (Vice-President) - signed petitions by employees of Yaeger's Furs Ltd. (Local 91, Winnipeg) to join Union; correspondence between Klig and Muni Taub (organizer: Local 91) re activities; between Klig and Mr. Sable of Sable Ltd. re problems with workers; correspondence re Klig and Immigration and Naturalization Service; 5 p. "Report of M. Klig," no date; and routine.
Box 11 Folder 20
1941-42
Kovacic, Frank (organizer: Wilmington, Delaware) - routine.
Box 11 Folder 21
1938-39
Kretchman, Louis - routine.
Box 11 Folder 22
1941-42
Krowcheck, Paul (organizer: Toronto, Ontario; President, Oshawa Leather Workers Union, Local 205) - routine.
Box 11 Folder 23
1936-39
K - General - letter from member of Local 70 re an appeal; and routine.
Box 11 Folder 24
1940-54
K - General - 9 p. article by Henry Klein on the "Marshall Plan"; and routine.
Box 11 Folder 25
1936-37
Labor's Non-Partisan League (LNPL) - 5 p. speech of John L. Lewis, 8/10/36; to Lucchi, member, National Executive Board of LNPL, from George Berry, President re full support of Senator Robert LaFollette; backing of Roosevelt's program for reforming the Federal judiciary; 6 p. address of Senator Robert LaFollette re judiciary reform; and routine.
Box 11 Folder 26
1937-40
LNPL - routine.
Box 11 Folder 27
1941-42
Lancaster, Roy (organizer: Detroit) - routine.
Box 11 Folder 28-29
1936-37
Lehman, Herbert H. - telegram from Lucchi protesting bill passed by New York State Assembly re depriving the American Labor Party from being officially recognized in coming municipal elections; and routine.
Box 11 Folder 30
1938-41
Lewis, Leo (organizer: Newark, Buffalo, New Haven, Toronto, Gloversville) - routine.
Box 11 Folder 31-33
1937-39
Lind, Robert (organizer: Newark) - routine.
Box 11 Folder 34
1936-40
Los Angeles Sanatorium - re emergency campaign to raise funds for the sanatorium; and routine.
Box 11 Folder 35
1930-36
Lucchi, Pietro (General Secretary-Treasurer) - correspondence re Local 2 and 3 (Brooklyn) re agreements, 1930-32; wages due Locals 2 and 3 members by Robert Gabbe, Inc.; "Brief presented by Harold Goldstein, Vice-President (Fur Workers) at the Policy Hearing on the Subject of Employment Provisions Before the NRA, January 30, 1935," 5 p.; legal document (subpoena) in re Lucchi vs. American Fur Liners Contractors Association; income tax forms; letter from Local 79, San Francisco, re strike in Oakland; and routine.
Box 11 Folder 36
1937-38
Lucchi, Pietro - letters from several locals re affiliation with the CIO; "Memo for P. Lucchi, 10/4/37" re Local 2's victory; correspondence with President Green, Matthew Woll, and many others thanking them for their appearances in court in his behalf re violation of anti-trust laws; legal papers re case against Lucchi, Locals 2 and 3 and others; and routine.
Box 11 Folder 37
1939
Lucchi, Pietro - continued correspondence re case against Lucchi; correspondence re sending letters to President Roosevelt asking for clemency from AFL, American Labor Party and many others; correspondence re Lucchi receiving Fur and Leather Worker publication while in prison and rejection by Bureau of Prisons; many letters of support; and misc.
Box 11 Folder 38
1940
Lucchi, Pietro - Bulletin No. 1, February 28, 1940 - "Trial of 25 IFLWU Officers and Members on Alleged Violation of Sheman Anti-Trust Law" 2 p.; several letters from Lucchi announcing his release after 7 1/2 months and thanking them for support; and misc.
Box 11 Folder 39
1941-42
Lucchi, Pietro - Income tax forms and misc.
Box 11 Folder 40
No date
Lucchi, Pietro - 2 p. "The International Union Label"; 2 p. "Resolution Submitted by Locals 2 and 3"; misc. financial information; 6 p. "Convention Report by President Pietro Lucchi"; 3 p. "Fellow Workers!" apparently an address before the Easton Fur Workers presenting them a charter; 5 p. "Report of the 56th Annual Convention of the AFL at Tampa, Florida" by delegates P. Lucchi, Samuel Mindel and Harry Begoon; 1 p. "A Message of Greetings from the General Executive Board of the International Fur Workers Union," greeting by Lucchi for New York Furriers Joint Council, 25th Anniversary; 2 p. memorial for Brother Cabri; an address, 2 p., to Local 88; 4 p. "Looking Ahead"; 3 p. memorial for Hyman Kalmikoff; 4 p. "Our Fight in Winnipeg"; and other misc.
Box 11 Folder 41
No date
Lucchi, Pietro - includes additional addresses, statements and releases by and about Lucchi; and misc.
Box 11 Folder 42
1934-36
L - General - broadside and form letter re strike of Laundry Drivers Union, Local 810, (IBT), 1936; and routine.
Box 11 Folder 43
1937
L - General - routine.
Box 11 Folder 44
1938-40
L - General - routine.
Box 11 Folder 45
1941-54
L - General - includes a report and form letter, 1947 from Labor Sports Federation; letter from Latin American Research Bureau to Feinglass re execution of Guatemalans by firing squads of President Castillo Armas; and routine.
Box 11 Folder 46
1941
Malain, Arthur L. - reports on organizing activities, routine correspondence.
Box 12 Folder 1
1947
Marcantonio, Vito (Congressman) - letter to B. Gold requesting contribution for political campaigns, 6/11/47.
Box 12 Folder 2
1954
March of Labor - letter form J. Steuben, editor, to B. Gold re the future of March of Labor and the danger of the magazine "going under", 1/5/54; galley proof and routine.
Box 12 Folder 3
1936-40
Markewich and Null - testimony of William Green re Pietro Lucchi case before U. S. Senate Committee on Military Affairs, 12/2/37; and routine.
Box 12 Folder 4-5
1947
Maurice, M. - routine correspondence to B. Gold from M. Maurice, Secretary-General of the Federation Nationale Ouriere des Cuirs et Peaux, France.
Box 12 Folder 6
1937-54
May Day - broadsides; history of May Day; form letters; news release; and routine.
Box 12 Folder 7
1945-47
Metz, Julius - article "Statement of Eugene J. Bernstein on Behalf of the Independent Raw Fur Merchants of Louisiana," 6 p., no date; extensive correspondence re organizing in New Orleans, Louisiana area; legal document - Morris Steinberg and Julius Leslie Steinberg, A Louisiana Partnership (Steinberg and Co.) vs. Southern Fur Trappers' Branch of the IFLWU; letter to B. Gold, 7/6/47, re effect of Taft-Hartley passage on organizing effort; and misc.
Box 12 Folder 8-13
1947
Mid-Southern Farmers Union - routine.
Box 12 Folder 14
1936-37
Millinery Workers Union (Local 24) - letter to Pietro Lucchi from Bella Altshuler, Secretary, 3/31/37; re discrimination against women workers; broadside; telegram, 8/2/37, re jurisdiction to Pietro Lucchi from President Zaritsky of Local 24.
Box 12 Folder 15
1940-42
Millstone, Harry - routine correspondence.
Box 12 Folder 16-17
1938-41
Mindel, Samuel (Brooklyn, New York) - handwritten letter, no date, to Pietro Lucchi re suggested amalgamation of several locals vs. establishment of a Joint Board; and routine.
Box 12 Folder 18
1947-66
Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, International Union of (IUMMSW) - Report of Canvassing Committee, 1946; statement presented to the CIO Committee by the IUMMSW, "The Story of Disruption in the IUMMSW-CIO ... a History of John J. Driscoll and His Associates" 1947, 46 p.; correspondence re a secessionist group in the IUMMSW; newletters; article; letter and attached "Special Report on the Trial of Brother Clinton Jencks," 4/2/54; agreement of affiliation between the United Steelworkers of America (USA) and the IUMMSW, 11/18/66, 14 p.
Box 12 Folder 19-20
1941-42
Monck, Harry (Newark, New Jersey) - routine correspondence.
Box 12 Folder 21-22
1936-37
Mooney, Tom - correspondence and form letters re defense of Tom Mooney.
Box 12 Folder 23
1942
Multila, E. R. (Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan) - routine correspondence.
Box 12 Folder 24
1936-54
M - General - form letters; article re McCarthyism, 12 p., no date; and routine.
Box 12 Folder 25-28
1937-39
Naidenoff, Tom - routine correspondence.
Box 12 Folder 29
1945-47
Nation Associates - correspondence re Palestine; "The Palestine Problem," confidential report on the work of the Nation Association at the United Nations, 28 p., 1947; "Could the Arabs Stage and Armed Revolt Against the U. N.?", 1947, 77 p.
Box 12 Folder 30
1937-54
National Negro Labor Council - summary proceedings of a United Nations conference on minority problems, 1947, 3 p.; reports; broadside; and routine correspondence.
Box 12 Folder 31
1936-39
National Surety Corp. - routine bonding correspondence.
Box 12 Folder 32
1937-47
National Women's Trade Union League of America - form letters and routine correspondence.
Box 12 Folder 33
1935-39
Negro Labor Committee - form letters and routine.
Box 12 Folder 34
1936-37
New Leader - routine correspondence.
Box 12 Folder 35
1936
New York Fur Trimming Manufacturers Association - correspondence with William Green, President, AFL, re relations between the International Fur Workers' Union and the New York Fur Trimming Manufacturers Association.
Box 12 Folder 36
1937-39
Novick, Paul (editor, The Fur Worker) - routine correspondence.
Box 12 Folder 37-39
1936-37
N - General - letter from Jacob Billikopf, Executive Director National Coordinating Committee For Aid to Refugees and Emigrants Coming From Germany, to Lucchi re a concern about the propaganda being spread about Local 70 (Greek local) and the International racial issue; and routine.
Box 13 Folder 1
1938-42
N - General - routine.
Box 13 Folder 2
1945-54
N - General - routine.
Box 13 Folder 3
1940-42
Obarski, Herbert (organizer: Wilmington, Delaware) - routine.
Box 13 Folder 4
1940-42
Oberther, Oscar (organizer: Pennsylvania) - routine.
Box 13 Folder 5-6
1941-42
O'Toole, Larry (organizer: St. Louis) - routine.
Box 13 Folder 7
1936-54
O - General - routine.
Box 13 Folder 8
1946-47
Palestine - form letters and misc. pamphlets.
Box 13 Folder 9
1938-39
Parr, Philip (organizer: Rochester, New York and Elkland, Pennsylvania) - routine.
Box 13 Folder 10
1940
Parr, Philip - routine.
Box 13 Folder 11
1941
Parr, Philip - routine.
Box 13 Folder 12
1942
Pam, Philip (organizer: Chicago) - routine.
Box 13 Folder 13
1937-45
Paul, Herman (organizer) - correspondence re discrimination against active union members; 3 p. report on Middletown meetings and activities; re organizing activities in Local 72 (Washington, D.C.); letter of resignation due to family ill health and complimenting Gold on his leadership ability; 4 p. report on Greek situation (Local 70); 7 p. report of H. Paul re Local 130 and Local 92; 2 p. "Hollander Locals Go to the Polls."
Box 13 Folder 14
1941-42
Perron, F. X. (organizer: Quebec) - routine.
Box 13 Folder 15-17
1942
Perryman, Robert (organizer: Ridgway, Pennsylvania) - routine.
Box 13 Folder 18
1940-42
Pershing, George (organizer - Peabody, Massachusetts and Williamsport, Pennsylvania) - routine.
Box 13 Folder 19-20
1944-45
Planning Board - National Federation of the Fur Industry, Inc. - includes minutes of meetings, correspondence and recommendations re proposal for an industry-wide planning board in the fur industry, between Gold and various associations and companies.
Box 13 Folder 21
1936-37
Pocketbook Workers Union - requests for financial assistance during strike in Chicago; and routine.
Box 13 Folder 22
1927-38, and undated
Press Releases - from AFL Committee to Reorganize the New York Fur Workers Union, 1927; the Fur Workers Union; (some of these releases in draft form) covering many subjects some of which include problems of officials of Local 70, A. Hollander agreement, convention preparations, AFL investigation re Communism.
Box 13 Folder 23
1954
Progressive Party - correspondence, form letters, memos re activities.
Box 13 Folder 24
1937-39
Prompt Press - routine.
Box 13 Folder 25
1928-36
P - General - letter with attachments to Frances Perkins re deportation of Dominick Sallitto and Vincent Ferrero; and routine.
Box 13 Folder 26
1937-38
P - General - letter from a Seattle fur worker to Ben Gold, 8/29/37, thanking him for his loyalty and praising him and the International; form letters, etc. re People's Lobby, Inc.; and routine.
Box 13 Folder 27
1939-42
P - General - letter and attachments, 8/18/41, re People's Institute of Applied Religion, Little Rock, Arkansas; and routine.
Box 13 Folder 28
1945-54
P - General - letter to A. Clayton Powell from B. Gold and his reply re a racial remark made by Congressman Rankin; correspondence and from letters re Palestine; invitation to attend "Frances Perkins Dinner of Recognition"; telegrams re terrorism in Spain.
Box 13 Folder 29
1936-40
Q - General - correspondence re Queens Premier Fur Dressing Co. in need of employees (Local 2), contract states within 48 hours or they look to open market; and routine.
Box 13 Folder 30
1936-37
Reiss, Morris - reports and extensive correspondence re strike in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; other routine correspondence.
Box 14 Folder 1-3
1945
Relief - Germany - form letter.
Box 14 Folder 4
1945-47
Rest Home - correspondence re purchase of Camp Jackson, White Lake, New York; resolution re the Ben Gold Fur Workers Camp Association; article, diagrams and correspondence re location and construction.
Box 14 Folder 5-6
1954-60
Retirement Fund - 9 p. proposed retirement plan, 1954; letter from H. Cammer, attorney, to Leon Straus, Joint Board Fur Dressers and Dyers Union re IFLWU retirement fund under merger with Amalgamated, 12/29/54; form letters; schedules; proposed constitutional amendments; and routine.
Box 14 Folder 7-11
1936-37
Ricco, A. A. - routine correspondence.
Box 14 Folder 12
1936-45
Roosevelt, Franklin D. - routine correspondence to President Roosevelt.
Box 14 Folder 13
1940
Rosner, Alex (New Brunswick, New Jersey) - routine correspondence.
Box 14 Folder 14
1937-41
Rothenburg, Harry I. (Detroit, Michigan) - routine correspondence.
Box 14 Folder 15
1936-43
Roy, Albert (Montreal, Canada) - report, routine correspondence.
Box 14 Folder 16-19
1941-42
Russell, John (Elkland, Pennsylvania).
Box 14 Folder 20-21
1945
Russian War Relief - routine correspondence.
Box 14 Folder 22
1936-47
R - General - routine correspondence.
Box 14 Folder 23-25
1936-37
Sbar Corporation - routine correspondence.
Box 14 Folder 26
1937
Schulman, Jack - routine correspondence.
Box 14 Folder 27
1937
Shames, H. - routine correspondence; report on organizing campaign in Washington D.C.
Box 14 Folder 28
1937-42
Shinbane, A. M. - routine legal correspondence - Winnepeg, Canada.
Box 14 Folder 29
1947-49
Skin prices - correspondence re removal of 20% Fur Tax.
Box 14 Folder 30
1937-42
Social Security Receipts and forms; form letters; copies of tax returns re Social Security; pamphlet "Proposed Changes in the Social Security Act," 1939, 29 p.; news releases.
Box 14 Folder 31-33
1940
Spence, Windels, Walser, Hotchkiss and Angell - routine correspondence with Kenneth Walser.
Box 14 Folder 34
1939-42
Starr, Joseph (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) - routine correspondence.
Box 14 Folder 35-36
1937-39
Stein, Gordon (Seattle, Washington) - reports on organizing activities in Seattle, Washington and routine correspondence.
Box 14 Folder 37
1929
Strike - correspondence between William Green, President, AFL, and Harry Begoon, General Secretary-Treasurer, re agreements renewed, left wing workers who are antagonistic to AFL, suspension of Communist group in Local 30 (Boston).
Box 15 Folder 1
1929
Strike - correspondence re upcoming strike situation by the Communist group, physical assaults on members, etc.
Box 15 Folder 2
1929
Strike - 3 p. release "A Fur Workers Strike - What For," June 6, 1929, an official statement of the International; releases and misc.
Box 15 Folder 3
1928-1929
Strike, 1929 - correspondence between an attorney and Harry Begoon re debt owed and Begoon's explanation of poor financial state of the union; "Report of the Activities of the Furriers Joint Council for 12 Months--December 1928-November 1929," unpaged; releases; announcements; broadsides; agreement; 3 p. "Official Information on Passing Events in Our Union From the International Fur Workers Union of the U. S. and Canada" by Harry Begoon; and misc.
Box 15 Folder 4
1925-1926
Strike - General - 1926 - correspondence between AFL officials and Fur Workers officials re New York situation; strike declared; letters of support; financial audit of Joint Board Furriers Union; scab work; Isidor Winnick, acting General President to Schactman, General President, and B. Gold, Chairman, Strike Committee, re trying to find out where and when the Committee is meeting; beatings; Communist element; and misc.
Box 15 Folder 5
1926
Strike - General - appeals for financial assistance by union members; members beatings and threats; funds of International exhausted.
Box 15 Folder 6
1926
Strike - General - correspondence; excerpts of meetings; financial report of the Joint Board of Furriers Union, etc.
Box 15 Folder 7
1926
Strike - Winnipeg - correspondence, telegrams, clippings re strike.
Box 15 Folder 8
1947
Strike Support - 3 letters requesting financial support from International Fur Workers.
Box 15 Folder 9
1923-24
Suroff, Max (Vice-President) - correspondence re charges against Suroff for slander and opposition of the International.
Box 15 Folder 10
1935-37
Syme, M. Herbert (attorney) - re certificate of registration for union label and other misc and routine.
Box 15 Folder 11
1924-36
S - General - correspondence re Scottsboro Boys Defense Committee requesting contribution; and routine.
Box 15 Folder 12
1937
S - General - correspondence and memo from Rev. Dr. D. de Sola Pool re alleged discrimination of Greek Fur Workers in New York City; form letter, publication, broadsides re Sheep Shearers' Union No. 1, Butte, Montana; correspondence re arrest and imprisonment of Morris Stein, for union activities; additional correspondence, release, etc. re Scottsboro Defense Committee; and misc.
Box 15 Folder 13
1938-39
S - General - routine.
Box 15 Folder 14
1940
S - General - routine.
Box 15 Folder 15
1941-45
S - General - routine.
Box 15 Folder 16
1947
S - General - routine.
Box 15 Folder 17
1954
S - General - routine.
Box 15 Folder 18
1937-38
Textile Workers Organization Committee (TWOC) - 4 p. letter to Lucchi from Water Cook, TWOC, re the finances and accounting system of the International; re strike support at Horner Brothers' Woolen Mills, Eaton Rapids, Michigan; strike at Bigelow-Sanford Carpet; and routine.
Box 15 Folder 19
1940-42
Thompson, Hugh - routine.
Box 15 Folder 20
No date
Trade Union Educational League - 9 p. "Report of National Conference"; 2 p. "Some Questions to the International Officers."
Box 15 Folder 21
1951-54
Trade Union Veterans Committee - form letters, legal documents, broadside, etc. re McCarthyism.
Box 15 Folder 22
1936-38
Trades and Labor Congress of Canada - re per capita tax and attendance at convention.
Box 15 Folder 23
1936-37
T - General - form letters, programs, etc. re Tamiment Economic and Social Labor Conference; Norman Thomas Campaign; Committee for the Defense of Civil Rights in Tampa; Toronto Labor Lyceum; correspondence with Daniel Tobin, President, Teamsters, re jurisdiction of truck drivers in fur industry; correspondence and financial statements with Leon Tobias, Designer and Builder of Business Interiors.
Box 15 Folder 24
1938-40
T - General - correspondence with Tobacco Stemmers and Laborers Industrial Union re strike in Richmond; with Trades and Labor Congress of Canada re Fur Workers suspension of membership.
Box 15 Folder 25
1942-54
T - General - routine.
Box 15 Folder 26
1924
Unemployment Fund - 7 p. mss. and misc. re working out an unemployment plan.
Box 15 Folder 27
1936-37
Unemployment Insurance - New York State - form letters, forms, payroll record, etc.
Box 15 Folder 28
1938-40
Unemployment Insurance - New York State - forms, form letters, etc.
Box 15 Folder 29
1938-39
Union Label Committee - photos of members including President Lucchi stamping skin with union label; routine correspondence, form letters, minutes, 3 p. mss.
Box 15 Folder 30
1953-54
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (UE) - newletters, form letters, releases, correspondence re Taft-Hartley Hearings, Butler Bill and other anti-labor legislation; 3 p. minutes of first meeting of Provisional Coordination Committee of Five Unions on Brownell-Butler Act, resolutions.
Box 15 Folder 31
1938
United Fur Manufacturers Association, Inc. (Greek Fur Workers Union, Local 70) - correspondence with Nick Mousmoules, Impartial Chairman of the Association re various decisions and violations of agreements; and misc.
Box 15 Folder 32
1945
United National Clothing Collection, Inc. - re nationwide drive to collect used clothing for overseas relief.
Box 15 Folder 33
1936-38
U. S. Department of Labor - routine.
Box 15 Folder 34
1936
U - General - letter from United Rubber Workers President re strike against Goodyear.
Box 15 Folder 35
1937
U - General - routine.
Box 15 Folder 36
1938-39
U - General - routine.
Box 15 Folder 37
1940-42
U - General - routine.
Box 15 Folder 38
1945-47
U - General - invitation and programs for inauguration of U. S. President Roosevelt.
Box 15 Folder 39
1937-39
Vafiades, John - routine correspondence.
Box 16 Folder 1
1927-28
Van Der Heeg, T. - correspondence re AFL's internal struggle and Communist participation; and Russian Clothing Workers Union resolution.
Box 16 Folder 2
1940-41
Van Nordsten, Joe (Chicago, Illinois) - routine correspondence.
Box 16 Folder 3
1947-54
Veterans - statement of policy for local IFLWU Veterans Committees; form letters.
Box 16 Folder 4
1936-47
V - General - form letters; letter to B. Gold from L. Vassil, United Garment Workers Union in Winnipeg, Canada, re garment workers in Canada, joining the CIO and relations with the "general office" 5/25/37; and routine.
Box 16 Folder 5
1945
War Emergency Board of the Fur Industry - routine correspondence.
Box 16 Folder 6
1945
War Labor Board, National - routine correspondence.
Box 16 Folder 7
1926-28
Winnick, I. (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) - copy of a letter to Joint Council, IFWU re internal struggle in AFL and Communist infiltration; correpondence re suspension of I. Winnick; and routine.
Box 16 Folder 8
1937
Winnipeg Trades and Labor Council - letter to P. Lucchi from J. B. Graham, Secretary of the Council, reporting on a conference of fur manufacturers with representatives form the Council 1/29/37; and correspondence re relationship between fur manufacturers and the Council in Winnipeg.
Box 16 Folder 9
1937
Winogradsky, Joseph - correspondence re "unhealthy situation" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and routine.
Box 16 Folder 10
1945-47
Witt and Cammer - legal correspondence re trapping in Louisiana; arrests at Endicott-Johnson, in Endicott, New York; outline of professional services rendered in Endicott, New York; court brief re Brunson vs. North Carolina 12/30/47; and routine.
Box 16 Folder 11
1939-40
Wolf, Samuel (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - routine correspondence.
Box 16 Folder 12
1947
Women's Auxiliary - correspondence re obtaining a charter from the International; form letter; and a copy of charter.
Box 16 Folder 13
1932-40
Workmen's Circle - routine correspondence.
Box 16 Folder 14
1945
World Trade Union Conference - "Report of the CIO Delegates to the World Trade Union Conference," 14 p.; news release.
Box 16 Folder 15
1935-40
Wright's (Chester M.) Labor Letter - scattered issues and form letters.
Box 16 Folder 16
1936-54
W - General - broadsides re Wagner-Steagall Housing Bill; form letter from Washington State Fur Dealers' Association re outside organizations coming to form a union; minutes of Resort Management Committee (White Lake), March, May 1954; financial correspondence re White Lake Lodge; and routine correspondence.
Box 16 Folder 17-20
1935-47
Y - General - routine correspondence.
Box 16 Folder 21
1937-54
Z - General - routine correspondence.
Box 16 Folder 22
B. Financial Records.
1913-46
Financial Reports - financial statements of the International Fur and Leather Workers Union.
Box 16 Folder 23-35
1942-43
Financial Reports - financial reports of the Fur Division, IFLWU.
Box 16 Folder 36
1945
Weekly financial reports of the Joint Council.
Box 16 Folder 37
1947-53
Financial reports of the Leather Division, IFLWU.
Box 16 Folder 38
1938
Death Benefits - death claims paid and rejections, 1/1/38-12/31/38.
Box 16 Folder 39
1937-43
Miscellaneous bills, receipts, statements, etc. - A.
Box 16 Folder 40
1937-42
Misc. bills, receipts, statements, etc. - Addressograph.
Box 16 Folder 41-43
1937-43
Misc. bills, receipts, statements, etc. - B, misc.
Box 17 Folder 1
1936-40
Misc. bills, receipts, statements, etc. - Bartel, Philip.
Box 17 Folder 2
1939-40
Misc. bills, receipts, statements, etc. - Bonding - correspondence and lists re Bonding individuals in the union.
Box 17 Folder 3
1941-43
Misc. bills, receipts, statements, etc. - C, misc.
Box 17 Folder 4-5
1941-43
Misc. bills, receipts, statements, etc. - D, misc.
Box 17 Folder 6
1941-43
Misc. bills, receipts, statements, etc. - E, misc.
Box 17 Folder 7
1941-43
Misc. bills, receipts, statements, etc. - F-K.
Box 17 Folder 8
1931-43
Misc. bills, receipts, statements, etc. - Income Tax.
Box 17 Folder 9
1941-43
Misc. bills, receipts, statements, etc. - L, misc.
Box 17 Folder 10
1941-43
Misc. bills, receipts, statements, etc. - M, misc.
Box 17 Folder 11
1943
Misc. bills, receipts, statements, etc. - N, misc.
Box 17 Folder 12
1941-43
Misc. bills, receipts, statements, etc. - New York Telephone Co.
Box 17 Folder 13
1941-43
Misc. bills, receipts, statements, etc. - Norwood Co.
Box 17 Folder 14
1941-42
Misc. bills, receipts, statements, etc. - P, misc.
Box 17 Folder 15
1937-43
Misc. bills, receipts, statements, etc. - Post Office.
Box 17 Folder 16-18
1940-43
Misc. bills, receipts, statements, etc. - Publication Press.
Box 17 Folder 19
1937-40
Misc. bills, receipts, statements, etc. - R, misc.
Box 17 Folder 20
1935-39
Misc. bills, receipts, statements, etc. - S, misc.
Box 17 Folder 21
1939-40
Misc. bills, receipts, statements, etc. - United Air Lines.
Box 17 Folder 22
1936-40
Misc. bills, receipts, statements, etc. - V-Z.
Box 17 Folder 23
1938-51
Financial - Misc. bills, receipts, statements, etc.
Box 17 Folder 24-27
1917-24 by local
Account Books - Bound Volumes
Box 18
1918-1928
1918-28 for International Union.
Box 18
1913-1928
1913-28 for International Union.
Box 18
1916-1918
1916-18 by local.
Box 18
1916-1917
1916-17 for International Union.
Box 18
1943-?
1943-? Account Book organized by office staff,
Box 18
1944-1945
1944-45 re income from locals, salaries, expenses, death benefits, etc.
Box 18
1942-1948
1942-48 per capita, by month.
Box 18
Account Books - Bound Volumes
Box 19
1934-1939
1934-39 Local 66 and 67.
Box 19
1926-1927
1926-27 Locals 20-51-60-63.
Box 19
1922-1924
1922-24 Locals 25 and 58 - Expenditures for New Brunswick Strike and Rabbit Industry.
Box 19
1925
1925 Expenditures re Montreal Strike.
Box 19
Series III. Local Files.
A. Fur Locals.
1951
Local 2 (Brooklyn, New York) - "Proceedings - Appeal of Local 2," 12/4/51, 60 p., 2 copies.
Box 20 Folder 1-2
1915-47
Local 2 (Brooklyn, New York) - correspondence re slowdown at the Alaska Chemical Corp., 1947; agreement; routine correspondence.
Box 20 Folder 3-7
1938-42
Local 2 (Brooklyn, New York) - financial statements.
Box 20 Folder 8
1915-47
Local 3 (Brooklyn, New York) - includes list of members in good standing, enrollment cards, form letters and routine correspondence.
Box 20 Folder 9-13
1938-42
Local 3 (Brooklyn, New York) - financial statements.
Box 20 Folder 14
1937-45
Local 4 (Brooklyn, New York) - sample agreement, 1937; and routine correspondence.
Box 20 Folder 15
1938-42
Local 4 (Brooklyn, New York) - financial statements.
Box 20 Folder 16
1947-49
Local 5 (Morgan City, Louisiana) - routine correspondence, including a telegram asking B. Gold to investigate organizers Chan and Metz.
Box 20 Folder 17
1947
Local 10 - National Labor Relations Board order dismissing petition re Palmer Packing Co. vs UFLWU, Local 10.
Box 20 Folder 18
1939-54
Local 21 (Peabody, Massachusetts) - Massachusetts Organizational Committee's report by Mr. Chamouris, Chairman, 3 p.; proceedings in matter of appeal of E. Driscoll to Executive Board, Leather Division, UFLWU, 10/2/54, 73 p.
Box 20 Folder 19
1937-42
Local 22 (Easton, Pennsylvania) - membership lists; routine correspondence.
Box 20 Folder 20-22
1938-42
Local 22 (Easton, Pennsylvania) - financial statements.
Box 20 Folder 23
1924-43
Local 25 (Newark, New Jersey) - correspondence re local elections (1924) and testimony re election of officers, 7 p., 1924; extensive correspondence, including data sheet, article re Vice-President Milton Corbet (also a local officer) - misuse of local funds; reports, news releases and correspondence re International's suspension of local officers and taking over the local 1926-28; letter from M. Langer, Business agent to Sub-Committee, General Executive Board, IFLWU, re retaining M. Corbet as International Vice-President after removing him as a local officer due to misuse of office 12/1/26; correspondence re amalgamation of Local 25 and Local 58, 1928; and routine correspondence.
Box 20 Folder 24-27
1939-41
Local 25 (Newark, New Jersey) - financial statements.
Box 20 Folder 28
1951
Local 27 (Newark, New Jersey) - correspondence re libel suit by AFL.
Box 20 Folder 29
1915-47
Local 30 (Boston, Massachusetts) - correspondence re a strike, 1926; internal strife due to some local officers' loyalty to the expelled Joint Board vs. the International; letter and petition asking the International to take over the local, 1/24/29; reorganization of the local; and routine correspondence.
Box 20 Folder 30-37
1938-41
Local 30 (Boston, Massachusetts) - financial statements.
Box 20 Folder 38
1938-42
Local 31 (Overland, Missouri) - routine correspondence.
Box 20 Folder 39-41
1938-42
Local 31 (Overland, Missouri) - financial statements.
Box 20 Folder 42
c. 1939
Local 34 (Hoboken, New Jersey) - report of Leather Workers' Division Executive Board members on investigation of the administration of organizer Joseph F. Massidda re financial transactions, 11 p., no date.
Box 20 Folder 43
1915-42
Local 35 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) - correspondence re dissolution of Local 40 and its members joining Local 35, 1915; and routine correspondence.
Box 20 Folder 44
1938-42
Local 35 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) - financial statements.
Box 20 Folder 45
1939-41
Local 37 (Elkland, Pennsylvania) - routine correspondence; pamphlet "We Accuse," 1943, 16 p. re Elkland Leather Co.; broadsides; "History of the Labor Struggle in the Elkland Leather Co.," 3 p., by Henry Van Zile.
Box 20 Folder 46
1939
Local 37 (Elkland, Pennsylvania) - financial statements.
Box 20 Folder 47
1938-54
Local 38 (Detroit, Michigan) - includes an Audit Report for 7/1/46-6/30/47; correspondence between B. Gold and Harold Shapiro, organizer, re Gold's trial and beliefs, 1/54; and routine correspondence.
Box 20 Folder 48-52
1938-42
Local 38 (Detroit, Michigan) - financial statements.
Box 20 Folder 53
1939-46
Local 39 (Buffalo, New York) - misc. financial statements.
Box 21 Folder 1
1937-42
Local 40 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) - membership list, weekly financial sheets, routine correspondence.
Box 21 Folder 2
1940-42
Local 40 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) - financial statements.
Box 21 Folder 3
1939
Local 41 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) - routine.
Box 21 Folder 3a
1939-40
Local 43 (Chicago, Illinois) - financial statements, leaflets, broadsides, membership list, routine correspondence.
Box 21 Folder 4-6
1939-40
Local 44 (Gowanda, New York) - routine correspondence; one issue, May 1940, of the local's publication, The Tanner; financial statements.
Box 21 Folder 7-9
1925
Local 45 (Chicago, Illinois) - includes report to General Executive Board, January 5, 1925, handwritten; letters to Kaufman from J. Millstein, Manager Local 45 re lack of work, agreements to expire, meetings, organizing, unemployment insurance plan, Montreal situation, problems between International and Joint Board; local's officials dispute broadside; one issue The Chicago Fur Worker, October 25.
Box 21 Folder 10
1926
Local 45 (Chicago, Illinois) - petition against local officers re corruption; correspondence re problems within the local and strike; Local 45 members being expelled because of opposition to Millstein Administration; Millstein calls Gold "double-crosser" in telegram, August 3; August 25 letter to Schachtman from Millstein re meeting of the "left wingers"; Irving I. Israelson becomes Manager of Local - question re conduct of election of officers; and routine.
Box 21 Folder 11
1927-37
Local 45 (Chicago, Illinois) - continued correspondence between Schachtman, Israelson and Millstein re local activities; special convention issue of The Chicago Fur Worker, May 1937.
Box 21 Folder 12
1938
Local 45 (Chicago, Illinois) - correspondence re routine local activities.
Box 21 Folder 13
1939
Local 45 (Chicago, Illinois) - routine.
Box 21 Folder 14
1940
Local 45 (Chicago, Illinois) - routine.
Box 21 Folder 15
1941
Local 45 (Chicago, Illinois) - routine.
Box 21 Folder 16
1942
Local 45 (Chicago, Illinois) - routine.
Box 21 Folder 17
1945
Local 45 (Chicago, Illinois) - resolution condemning leadership of New York Fur Manufacturers Association; correspondence re agreements reached; and misc.
Box 21 Folder 18
1938-42
Local 45 (Chicago, Illinois) - financial statements.
Box 21 Folder 19
1946-47
Locals 46 and 47 (Canada?) - handwritten report of Local 46, undated; handwritten report of Local 47, undated; and routine.
Box 21 Folder 20
1938
Local 48 (Easton, Pennsylvania) - routine.
Box 21 Folder 21
1939
Local 48 (Easton, Pennsylvania) - routine.
Box 21 Folder 22
1940
Local 48 (Easton, Pennsylvania) - routine.
Box 21 Folder 23
1941
Local 48 (Easton, Pennsylvania) - routine.
Box 21 Folder 24
1942
Local 48 (Easton, Pennsylvania) - correspondence re local's 11th Anniversary celebration; telegram to Gold from local pledging continued support to leadership.
Box 21 Folder 25
1938-41
Local 48 (Easton, Pennsylvania) - financial statements.
Box 21 Folder 26
1938
Local 49 (Seattle, Washington) - routine correspondence; form letter sent to all local members re asking for support, etc.; membership list.
Box 21 Folder 27
1939
Local 49 (Seattle, Washington) - routine.
Box 21 Folder 28
1940
Local 49 (Seattle, Washington) - routine.
Box 21 Folder 29
1941
Local 49 (Seattle, Washington) - routine correspondence, includes a dues booklet.
Box 21 Folder 30
1938-39
Local 49 (Seattle, Washington) - financial statements.
Box 21 Folder 31
1939-41
Local 51 (Baltimore, Maryland) - routine correspondence and financial statements.
Box 21 Folder 32-33
1938-45
Local 52 (St. Paul, Minnesota) - routine correspondence and financial statements.
Box 21 Folder 34-35
1926-28
Local 53 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - correspondence re problems within local leadership, strike, local officials slander the International; 3 p. information sheet "New Communist Betrayal of Philadelphia Fur Workers"; Local 53 suspension from International.
Box 21 Folder 36
1937
Local 53 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - membership list.
Box 21 Folder 37
1938
Local 53 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - routine.
Box 21 Folder 38
1939
Local 53 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - routine.
Box 21 Folder 39
1940
Local 53 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - routine.
Box 21 Folder 40
1941
Local 53 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - routine.
Box 21 Folder 41
1942-45
Local 53 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - routine.
Box 21 Folder 42
1938-41
Local 53 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - financial statements.
Box 21 Folder 43
1926-39
Local 54 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) - 1926 letter, letterhead: Newark, New Jersey, #54; and routine.
Box 21 Folder 44
1940-42
Local 54 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) - routine.
Box 21 Folder 45
1938-41
Local 54 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) - financial statements.
Box 21 Folder 46
1938
Local 55 (Buffalo, New York) - membership list and routine correspondence.
Box 21 Folder 47
1934-40
Local 55 (Buffalo, New York) - routine.
Box 21 Folder 48-49
1938-40
Local 55 (Buffalo, New York) - financial statements.
Box 21 Folder 50
1939-41
Local 56 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - financial statements and routine correspondence.
Box 22 Folder 1
1938-42
Local 57 (St. Paul, Minnesota) - routine correspondence.
Box 22 Folder 2
1938-42
Local 57 (St. Paul, Minnesota) - financial statements.
Box 22 Folder 3
1928-42
Local 58 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) - originally Brooklyn, New York; correspondence re Brooklyn Local 58 suspension from the International Union, 1928; correspondence to International from Fur Dressers and Dyers Union in Toronto applying for affiliation; and routine.
Box 22 Folder 4-6
1936-42
Local 58 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) - financial statements.
Box 22 Folder 7
1925-38
Local 59 (Brooklyn, New York) - routine correspondence.
Box 22 Folder 8-10
1936-38
Local 59 (Brooklyn, New York) - financial statements.
Box 22 Folder 11
1938-41
Local 61 (New York, New York) - routine correspondence and membership list.
Box 22 Folder 12
1938-42
Local 61 (New York, New York) - financial statements.
Box 22 Folder 13
1938-39
Local 62 (Danbury, Connecticut) - membership list, broadside and routine correspondence.
Box 22 Folder 14
1938-42
Local 64 (New York, New York) - membership lists, routine correspondence.
Box 22 Folder 15-17
1939-41
Local 64 (New York, New York) - financial statements.
Box 22 Folder 18
1936-41
Local 65 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) - routine correspondence and financial statements.
Box 22 Folder 19-20
1937-40
Local 66 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) - membership list, report of complaints and shop meetings, routine correspondence - includes Local 66-67.
Box 22 Folder 21-22
1938-42
Local 66 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) - financial statements.
Box 22 Folder 23
1935-54
Local 66-67 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) - correspondence re bargaining with employers in Montreal for new contract; membership list; reports on activities; and routine.
Box 22 Folder 24-27
1936-37
Local 66-67 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) - financial statements.
Box 22 Folder 28
1936-41
Local 67 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) - membership list; and routine correspondence.
Box 22 Folder 29
1936-40
Local 67 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) - financial statements.
Box 22 Folder 30
1936-45
Local 68 (Quebec, Quebec, Canada) - reports on routine local activity; and other routine correspondence.
Box 22 Folder 31-36
1936-41
Local 68 (Quebec, Quebec, Canada) - financial statements.
Box 22 Folder 37
1936-47
Local 69 (Pittsburg, Pennsylvania) - reports of organizing activities, newsletter, clippings and correspondence re strike, 1936; membership; financial statements; and routine correspondence.
Box 22 Folder 38-43
1936-42
Local 69 (Pittsburg, Pennsylvania) - financial statements, article.
Box 22 Folder 44-46
1926-47
Local 70 (New York, New York) - Greek Fur Workers Local - broadsides; Sub-Committee minutes re the "Greek situation" includes a brief history of Local 70, 3/20/27; form letters; financial statements; extensive correspondence re the strained relationship between Local 70 and the Joint Council, including news release and resolution, 1936; correspondence re Greek Fur Workers' Local 70 members working in Joint Council shops; newsletters; minutes of the Joint Conference Committee, 3/24/37, (Local 70 and United Fur Manufacturers Association); court document; membership list; court decision, United vs. Gold, 7/14/39, 2 p.; correspondence and newsletters by the newly organized American Federation of Fur Workers, Local 22,385, who accuse Local 70 and its leaders of being under Communist influence; court document, James Stephenson, et. al. vs. United Fur Manufacturers, 5/23/41, 6 p.; pamphlet "The Greek Americans in the Fur Industry" in Greek, 1963, 16 p.; and routine correspondence.
Box 23 Folder 1-17
1937
Local 70 (New York, New York) - Greek Fur Workers Local - financial statements.
Box 23 Folder 18
1936-41
Local 70 (New York, New York) - Greek Fur Workers Local - publications - scattered issues of Local 70 monthly publications (in Greek).
Box 23 Folder 19
No date
Local 70 (New York, New York) - Greek Fur Workers Local - misc. (Greek and English) resolutions, broadsides, articles, handwritten notes; report by the National Credit Office "The Woolen and Worsted Industry," 1926, 11 p.; agreement, United Fur Manufacturers Association and Fur Workers Brotherhood of New York, 1926; petitions; structure chart of the Furriers Joint Council of New York.
Box 23 Folder 20-23
Local 70 (New York, New York) - Greek Fur Workers Local - photos removed - placed in Box 32, ff 10.
Box 23 Folder 24
1936-54
Local 71 (Minneapolis, Minnesota) - reports on organizing and negotiations; financial report; and routine correspondence.
Box 23 Folder 25-31
1936-41
Local 71 (Minneapolis, Minnesota) - financial statements.
Box 23 Folder 32
1936-54
Local 72 (Washington, D.C.) - correspondence re reorganization of Washington furriers, 1936; resolution; and routine.
Box 23 Folder 33-36
1937-41
Local 72 (Washington, D.C.) - financial statements.
Box 23 Folder 37
1938-41
Local 73 (Flemington, New Jersey) - routine correspondence.
Box 23 Folder 38
1939-41
Local 73 (Flemington, New Jersey) - financial statements.
Box 23 Folder 39
1938-39
Local 74 (Chicago, Illinois) - routine correspondence and financial statements.
Box 23 Folder 40
1926-47
Local 75 (Atlantic City, New Jersey) - routine correspondence.
Box 23 Folder 41-43
1939-41
Local 75 (Atlantic City, New Jersey) - financial statements.
Box 23 Folder 44
1936-37
Local 77 (New York, New York) - membership list and routine correspondence.
Box 23 Folder 45
1936-39
Local 77 (New York, New York) - financial statements.
Box 23 Folder 46
1938-40
Local 78 (Rochester, New York) - routine correspondence and financial statements.
Box 23 Folder 47-48
1936-37
Local 79 (San Francisco, California) - correspondence re Oakland Fur Workers contract and strike; newsletters; by-lays of Local 79; correspondence re strike against Fred Benioff; articles, correspondence re organizing in Seattle and AFL's attempt to split the Seattle local, 1937; membership list; and routine.
Box 23 Folder 49-52
1938
Local 79 (San Francisco, California) - membership list; official ballot; and routine correspondence.
Box 24 Folder 1
1939
Local 79 (San Francisco, California) - routine.
Box 24 Folder 2
1940
Local 79 (San Francisco, California) - routine.
Box 24 Folder 3
1941
Local 79 (San Francisco, California) - routine.
Box 24 Folder 4
1942
Local 79 (San Francisco, California) - routine.
Box 24 Folder 5
1947-54
Local 79 (San Francisco, California) - correspondence between Gold and local members re problems in the local, 3 p.; lack of interest among members in the local, "slowly dying".
Box 24 Folder 6
1936-41
Local 79 (San Francisco, California) - financial statements.
Box 24 Folder 7-8
1936
Local 80 (Bronx, New York) - routine.
Box 24 Folder 9
1937
Local 80 (Bronx, New York) - correspondence re merging of Rabbit Fur Dyers; handwritten lists (?); broadside; sample ballot; membership list; and routine.
Box 24 Folder 10
1938
Local 80 (Bronx, New York) - membership lists and routine.
Box 24 Folder 11
1939
Local 80 (New York City, New York) - membership lists; lists of members dropped; and routine.
Box 24 Folder 12
1940
Local 80 (New York City, New York) - lists of members and routine.
Box 24 Folder 13
1941-45
Local 80 (New York City, New York) - membership lists; information re dropped, withdrawn and reinstated members; and routine correspondence.
Box 24 Folder 14
1936-42
Local 80 (New York City, New York) - financial statements.
Box 24 Folder 15-16
1937-40
Locals 80 and 88 (New York City, New York) - list of members; financial statements; and routine correspondence.
Box 24 Folder 17-18
1937-38
Local 84 (New Haven, Connecticut) - membership list and routine correspondence.
Box 24 Folder 19
1939-40
Local 84 (New Haven, Connecticut) - routine.
Box 24 Folder 20
1941
Local 84 (New Haven, Connecticut) - correspondence re sending strike benefit funds to the local and being excused from picketing because of extreme heat and a holiday.
Box 24 Folder 21
1941-42
Local 84 (New Haven, Connecticut) - financial statements and routine.
Box 24 Folder 22
1938-40
Local 84 (New Haven, Connecticut) - financial statements.
Box 24 Folder 23
1935-36
Local 85 (New York City, New York) - correspondence re member complaint about being transferred from one shop to another; problems re organizing out-of-town shops; list of union shops; and routine.
Box 24 Folder 24
1937
Local 85 (New York City, New York) - correspondence re shops organized and wages being paid, etc.; membership list; official ballot; and routine.
Box 24 Folder 25
1938
Local 85 (New York City, New York) - membership list and routine.
Box 24 Folder 26
1939
Local 85 (New York City, New York) - membership lists and routine correspondence.
Box 24 Folder 27
1940
Local 85 (New York City, New York) - membership lists and routine.
Box 24 Folder 28
1941-42
Local 85 (New York City, New York) - membership lists; financial statements; and routine correspondence.
Box 24 Folder 29
1936-42
Local 85 (New York City, New York) - financial statements.
Box 24 Folder 30
1936
Local 86 (Cleveland, Ohio) - handwritten financial report for 1935; need for financial assistance for organizing; broadsides; Lucchi makes suggestions to business agent re organizing activities; legal document (petition for injunction); and routine.
Box 24 Folder 31
1936
Local 86 (Cleveland, Ohio) - strike against Fox Co.; legal document; receipts; organizer describes mass demonstration, etc. against Fox Co.; strike at Higbee Co.; and routine.
Box 24 Folder 32
1936
Local 86 (Cleveland, Ohio) - re strike continues at Higbee Co.; other strikes, organizing; membership list; correspondence re agreements settled; leaflet re I. J. Fox Co.; re arrangement for educational program through teachers union, for members; newspaper clippings re organizing drive; audit report; program of "Victory Banquet"; and routine.
Box 24 Folder 33
1937
Local 86 (Cleveland, Ohio) - membership list; correspondence re forming a strike committee; organizing, etc.; and routine.
Box 24 Folder 34
1938-40
Local 86 (Cleveland, Ohio) - routine correspondence.
Box 24 Folder 35
1941-42
Local 86 (Cleveland, Ohio) - routine.
Box 24 Folder 36
1945-51
Local 86 (Cleveland, Ohio) - audit reports; correspondence re problems in Midwest District; 8/13/47 letter to Gold from Business Manager re employer hiring a black worker; routine.
Box 24 Folder 37
1936-43
Local 86 (Cleveland, Ohio) - financial statements.
Box 24 Folder 38
1936-54
Local 87 (Los Angeles, California) - includes "Minutes of the Pacific Coast District Council," 4 p., 3/21/36; financial reports; correspondence re strike and settlement with Wholesale Association, 1936; correspondence re injunction against the union by Maurice Ball Fur Co., 1936-37; reports of Local 87 activities; correspondence re contracting problem, 1945; correspondence re merger with MCBW, 1954; and routine correspondence.
Box 25 Folder 1-9
1936-40
Local 87 (Los Angeles, California) - financial statements.
Box 25 Folder 10
1926-42
Local 88 (New York, New York) - formerly South Norwalk, Connecticut; resolution re dissolution of Local 88, 1928; membership lists.
Box 25 Folder 11-16
1937-39
Local 88 (New York, New York) - financial statements.
Box 25 Folder 17
1936-47
Local 89 (Union City, New Jersey) - includes arbitration award; correspondence with Alaska Chemical Corp. re contract negotiations, 1936; correspondence re amalgamation of Local 89 with Locals 2 and 88, 1937; audit reports; and routine correspondence.
Box 25 Folder 18-21
1936-41
Local 89 (Union City, New Jersey) - financial statements.
Box 25 Folder 22
1926-45
Local 91 (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) - extensive correspondence re organizing drive and strike 1936-37; reports on agreement with Neaman Fur Co.; extensive correspondence and court documents re injunction against local; broadsides; resolution; membership lists; articles; financial statements; correspondence re relationship with Amalgamated Clothing Workers, 1945; and routine.
Box 25 Folder 23-30
1939-47
Local 92 (Providence, Rhode Island) - routine correspondence.
Box 25 Folder 31-32
1939-40
Local 92 (Providence, Rhode Island) - financial statements.
Box 25 Folder 33
1937-47
Local 94 (Duluth, Minnesota) - routine correspondence.
Box 25 Folder 34-36
1937-41
Local 94 (Duluth, Minnesota) - financial statements.
Box 25 Folder 37
1934-41
Local 95 (Hartford, Connecticut) - routine correspondence.
Box 25 Folder 38-39
1936-40
Local 95 (Hartford, Connecticut) - financial statements.
Box 25 Folder 40
1941-42
Local 96 (Detroit, Michigan) - routine correspondence.
Box 25 Folder 41
1942
Local 97 (Salamanca, New York) - routine correspondence.
Box 25 Folder 42
1937-41
Local 98 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) - includes membership list; financial statements; and routine correspondence.
Box 25 Folder 43
1937-38
Local 99 (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) - lists of membership and routine.
Box 26 Folder 1
1939
Local 99 (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) - routine.
Box 26 Folder 2
1940
Local 99 (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) - routine.
Box 26 Folder 3
1941
Local 99 (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) - routine.
Box 26 Folder 4
1942-47
Local 99 (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) - routine.
Box 26 Folder 5
1937-42
Local 99 (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) - financial statements.
Box 26 Folder 6
1936-42
Local 100 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) - membership list; letter from member complaining about Max Federman and his associates discriminating against union members; and routine.
Box 26 Folder 7
1936-42
Local 100 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) - financial statements.
Box 26 Folder 8
1939-42
Local 101 (New York City, New York) - letters of member certification; and routine.
Box 26 Folder 9
1937-42
Local 105 (New York City, New York) - letters of membership certification; handwritten death claims; and routine.
Box 26 Folder 10
1938-42
Local 110 (New York City, New York) - letters of membership certification.
Box 26 Folder 11
1936-42
Local 115 (New York City, New York) - letters of membership certification and routine.
Box 26 Folder 12
1938-41
Local 118 (Newark, New Jersey) - routine and financial.
Box 26 Folder 13
1938-39
Local 120 (New York City, New York) - ballot, list of members and routine.
Box 26 Folder 14
1940
Local 120 (New York City, New York) - routine.
Box 26 Folder 15
1941
Local 120 (New York City, New York) - routine.
Box 26 Folder 16
1942
Local 120 (New York City, New York) - routine.
Box 26 Folder 17
1938-42
Local 120 (New York City, New York) - financial statements.
Box 26 Folder 18
1937
Local 122 (New York City, New York) - correspondence re resolution for issuing charter for Chauffeurs and Helpers; official ballot; and routine.
Box 26 Folder 19
1938
Local 122 (New York City, New York) - sample ballot; correspondence re dropped members; re financial support for American Labor Party; and routine.
Box 26 Folder 20
1939
Local 122 (New York City, New York) - routine.
Box 26 Folder 21
1940
Local 122 (New York City, New York) - list of members; and routine.
Box 26 Folder 22
1941
Local 122 (New York City, New York) - routine.
Box 26 Folder 23
1942
Local 122 (New York City, New York) - list of members and routine.
Box 26 Folder 24
1938-42
Local 122 (New York City, New York) - financial.
Box 26 Folder 25
1937-38
Local 125 (New York City, New York) - correspondence re forming 2 locals out of Local 125; list of transfers; and routine.
Box 26 Folder 26
1939-40
Local 125 (New York City, New York) - membership and "drop" lists; and routine.
Box 26 Folder 27
1941
Local 125 (New York City, New York) - 15 p. "Minutes of a Conference Between Representatives of the International Ladies Handbag, Pocketbook and Novelty Workers and Internation Fur and Leather Workers," re jurisdictional disputes; and routine.
Box 26 Folder 28
1942-45
Local 125 (New York City, New York) - lists of members; routine.
Box 26 Folder 29
1937-42
Local 125 (New York City, New York) - financial statements.
Box 26 Folder 30
1937
Local 130 (Long Branch, New Jersey) - lists of members; and routine.
Box 26 Folder 31
1938-40
Local 130 (Long Branch, New Jersey) - routine.
Box 26 Folder 32
1941-42
Local 130 (Long Branch, New Jersey) - lists of members and routine.
Box 26 Folder 33
1937-42
Local 130 (Long Branch, New Jersey) - financial statements.
Box 26 Folder 34
1937
Local 135 (Middletown, New York) - lists of members; and routine.
Box 26 Folder 35
1938
Local 135 (Middletown, New York) - list of members and routine.
Box 26 Folder 36
1939
Local 135 (Middletown, New York) - re dropped and suspended members and routine.
Box 26 Folder 37
1940
Local 135 (Middletown, New York) - list of members and routine.
Box 26 Folder 38
1941
Local 135 (Middletown, New York) - sample ballot; lists of members; and routine.
Box 26 Folder 39
1942-47
Local 135 (Middletown, New York) - letter from Lucchi to local re mass meeting and support of Roosevelt; list of members; letter to Gold from local re finding employment for two veterans; correspondence from A. Hollander and Son employees; 3 p. letter from Gold to President of local re problems within local - anti-Semitic acts.
Box 26 Folder 40
1937-42
Local 135 (Middletown, New York) - financial reports.
Box 26 Folder 41
1937-54
Local 140 (Newark, New Jersey) - includes membership lists; correspondence re negotiations with A. Hollander, 1945; correspondence with the International re problems with Locals 2 and 3, 1954; and routine correspondence.
Box 27 Folder 1-6
1937-42
Local 140 (Newark, New Jersey) - financial statements.
Box 27 Folder 7
1937-47
Local 145 (Yonkers, New York) - includes membership lists; financial reports; "Progress in Negotiations for Affiliation of United Mechanics Local 150 with the Joint Board Fur Dressers and Dyers Union," 6 p., no date; and routine correspondence.
Box 27 Folder 8-10
1938-45
Local 145 (Yonkers, New York) - financial statements.
Box 27 Folder 11
1938-47
Local 150 (New York, New York) - includes membership lists; letter re Local 150 affiliating with Joint Board, 10/29/47; news release; financial statements; and routine correspondence.
Box 27 Folder 12-15
1938-40
Local 150 (New York, New York) - financial statements.
Box 27 Folder 16
1938-42
Local 155 (New York, New York) - includes membership list; and routine correspondence.
Box 27 Folder 17-18
1939-42
Local 155 (New York, New York) - financial statements.
Box 27 Folder 19
1939-41
Local 160 (New York, New York) - routine correspondence and financial statements.
Box 27 Folder 20
1941
Local 165 (New York, New York) - routine correspondence.
Box 27 Folder 21
1947-51
Local 196 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - financial reports.
Box 27 Folder 22
1953-54
Local 700 (Merry Point, Virginia) - press release; report of local activities; and routine correspondence.
Box 27 Folder 23
B. Leather Locals.
1945-55
Local 20 (Lynn, Massachusetts) - report of activities; routine correspondence.
Box 27a Folder 1-2
1945
Local 21 (Peabody, Massachusetts) - by-laws, radio address by Ben Gold (11 p.) and article (7 p.) re voting to maintain Locals 21 and 22's affiliation with IFLWU; and routine correspondence.
Box 27a Folder 3
1940-45
Local 27 (Newark, New Jersey) - routine correspondence.
Box 27a Folder 4-5
1945
Local 29 (Girard, Ohio) - resolution on espionage and report; correspondence re work stoppage at Ohio Leather Plant Co.
Box 27a Folder 6
1940-47
Local 30 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - routine correspondence.
Box 27a Folder 7-8
1941-42
Local 31 (Curwensville, Pennsylvania) - agreement between Local 31 and Franklin Tanning Co., 1941; routine correspondence; and financial statement.
Box 27a Folder 9
1945-47
Local 34 (Hoboken, New Jersey) - routine correspondence.
Box 27a Folder 10
1940-47
Local 35 (Brooklyn, New York) - correspondence and supplemental agreement with Brightman Leather Co.; routine correspondence.
Box 27a Folder 11
1941-42
Local 37 (Elkland, Pennsylvania) - routine correspondence.
Box 27a Folder 12
1942
Local 39 (Buffalo, New York) - routine correspondence.
Box 27a Folder 13
1941-45
Local 43 (Chicago, Illinois) - extensive correspondence re Local 43 raiding the International Ladies' Handbag, Luggage, Belt and Novelty Workers Union, Locals 44 and 50; and routine correspondence.
Box 27a Folder 14
1941-42
Local 44 (Gowanda, New York) - routine correspondence.
Box 27a Folder 15-16
1942-55
Local 46 (Worcester, Massachusetts), Local 47 - routine correspondence.
Box 27a Folder 17
1942-45
Local 60 (St. Louis, Missouri), Local 82 (Ridgeway, Pennsylvania), Local 83 (Wilcox, Pennsylvania) - routine correspondence.
Box 27a Folder 18
1942-45
Local 201 (Wilmington, Delaware), Local 202 (Gloversville, New York) - correspondence re jurisdictional question between Local 202 and International Ladies' Handbag, Luggage, Belt and Novelty Workers Union; and routine correspondence.
Box 27a Folder 19
1941-47
Local 204 (Waukegan, Illinois), Local 206 (Camden, New Jersey), Local 208 (Easton, Pennsylvania) - routine correspondence.
Box 27a Folder 20
1942
Local 211 (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) - routine correspondence.
Box 27a Folder 21
1942
Local 213 (Los Angeles, California) - routine correspondence.
Box 27a Folder 22
1945
Local 214 (Cincinnati, Ohio) - reports of activities.
Box 27a Folder 23
1941-42
Local 216 (Clearfield, Pennsylvania) - routine correspondence.
Box 27a Folder 24
1941-45
Local 230 (Richmond, Virginia), Local 245 (Boyne City, Michigan) - report of activities (Local 230); and routine correspondence.
Box 27a Folder 25
1942-48
Local 265 (Luray, Virginia) - minutes of Local meetings; membership list; correspondence re War Labor Board's handling of wage increase question; Leather Division rules covering Death Benefit Fund, 1 p., no date.
Box 27a Folder 26-28
1945
Local 270 (Lowell, Massachusetts) - correspondence and agreement with American Hide and Leather Co.
Box 27a Folder 29
1944-47
Local 285 (Endicott, New York) - agreement with Endicott-Johnson Corp., 1944-47; report on union status of U. S. Hoffman Machinery Co. in Syracuse, New York; correspondence re Johnson City division of Endicott-Johnson Fire Prevention Department not being covered by the agreement; correspondence re AFL's role in splitting the local at Endicott-Johnson; scattered issues of Endicott Leather Worker; "E-J Workers Special Bulletin."
Box 27a Folder 30
1945
Local 310 (Ashland, Kentucky) - routine correspondence.
Box 27a Folder 31
1945
Local 335 (Red Wing, Minnesota) - routine correspondence.
Box Folder 31
1945
Local 340 (Alpena, Michigan) - routine correspondence.
Folder 31
1945
Local 350 (Williamsport, Maryland) - routine correspondence.
Folder 31
1945
Local 370 (Richmond, Virginia) - reports on contracts with American Lace and Leather Co.
Folder 31
1947-52
Local 485 (West Hickory, Pennsylvania) - extensive correspondence re organizing Local 485; establishment of the local and negotiations with West Hickory Tanning Co. as well as articles, agreements, handwritten notes, broadsides; extensive correspondence re United Leather Workers International Union, AFL, raiding Local 485; grievance reports; court document; form letters; court exhibits in libel case United Leather Workers International Union, AFL vs. IFLWU, CIO, 9/48; proposed agreement clauses.
Box 27a Folder 32-39
1927-54
Locals - General - includes copies of routine form letters covering many topics.
Box 27a Folder 40-41
C. Joint Boards and District Councils.
1. Fur Division.
1954-55
Canada - District Council 10 - extensive detailed correspondence between Gold, Feinglass, and Robert Haddow, President, re Canadian legislation re labor bills and the effect it will make on District 10; re contents of a new agreement; re District 10 setting up a retirement fund for officers; re general state of affairs (letters from Gold) in the U. S.; District 10 struggle with AFL; merger with Meat Cutters; broadside and release re merger with Meat Cutters; and misc.
Box 28 Folder 1
January-May 1925
Canada - Montreal, Joint Board of - correspondence between Albert Roy, M. Kaufman, Charles Stetsky, and Andrew Wenneis re agreement with Fur Manufacturers Protective Association; Montreal situation, firm of Kaufman in particular, trying to force workers to sign individual agreements; re general strike; copy of agreement and broadsides.
Box 28 Folder 2
June-December 1925
Canada - Montreal, Joint Board of - correpondence re finances for general strike in Montreal; resolutions adopted by strikers; re New York Joint Board using sabotaging tactics.
Box 28 Folder 3
1926
Canada - Montreal, Joint Board of - between Gold, Schachtman and Roy re reports on general situation in Montreal; and routine.
Box 28 Folder 4
1937-38
Canada - Montreal, Joint Board of - routine and financial.
Box 28 Folder 5
1939
Canada - Montreal, Joint Board of - routine and financial.
Box 28 Folder 6
1940
Canada - Montreal, Joint Board of - routine and financial.
Box 28 Folder 7
1941
Canada - Montreal, Joint Board of - routine and financial.
Box 28 Folder 8
1942
Canada - Montreal, Joint Board of - routine and financial.
Box 28 Folder 9
1945-54
Canada - Montreal, Joint Board of - correspondence between Gold, Charlotte Gauthier and W. Couturier re workers requesting holidays from Hollander Co.; expiration of contracts; and routine.
Box 28 Folder 10
1924-36
Canada - Toronto Fur Workers Union Joint Board - correspondence between M. Kaufman, Frank Currie and others, 1924, re plans for Canadian Conference and a meeting where Mrs. Warashsky explained about politics and the New York Joint Board; re Gold, Manager of the New York Joint Board, speaking at a meeting of Local 35; re "Peace and Unity Movement," 1927; Joint Board financial difficulties; Gold speaking before a TEUL meeting; correspondence and resoluiton re New York situation, 1927; lists of members; and financial.
Box 28 Folder 11
1938
Canada - Toronto Fur Workers Union Joint Board - 16 p. report by Joint Board, entitled "Corruption Condemned"; routine and financial.
Box 28 Folder 12
January-August 1939
Canada - Toronto Fur Workers Union Joint Board - routine and financial.
Box 28 Folder 13
September-December 1939
Canada - Toronto Fur Workers Union Joint Board - routine and financial.
Box 28 Folder 14
1940
Canada - Toronto Fur Workers Union Joint Board - routine and financial.
Box 28 Folder 15
1941
Canada - Toronto Fur Workers Union Joint Board - routine and financial.
Box 28 Folder 16
January-July 1942
Canada - Toronto Fur Workers Union Joint Board - routine and financial.
Box 28 Folder 17
August-December 1942
Canada - Toronto Fur Workers Union Joint Board - routine and financial.
Box 28 Folder 18
1944-45
Canada - Toronto Fur Workers Union Joint Board - letter from Gold to Fred Collins, organizer for Joint Board - Gold said, "Toronto locals never had any leadership.... leaders ... until 1938 were either incompetent or dishonest"; letter from Collins to Gold detailing problems with locals within the Joint Board, 4 p.; negotiation situation; report on Ottawa organizing (letter from Collins); and routine.
Box 28 Folder 19
1947-55
Canada - Toronto Fur Workers Union Joint Board - Joint Board newsletter, No. 1 and 2, 1947; routine correspondence; broadsides re merger with Meat Cutters.
Box 28 Folder 20
No date
Canada - Toronto Fur Workers Union Joint Board - routine re merger; copy of agreement.
Box 28 Folder 21
1953-54
Canada - Vancouver Joint Board - routine.
Box 28 Folder 22
1954-55
Canada - Winnipeg Joint Board - agreement; correspondence re organizing in Winnipeg.
Box 28 Folder 23
1938
New York - Fur Dressers and Dyers Joint Board - routine and financial.
Box 28 Folder 24
1939
New York - Fur Dressers and Dyers Joint Board - Souvenir Journal; routine correspondence and financial.
Box 28 Folder 25
1940-41
New York - Fur Dressers and Dyers Joint Board - routine and financial.
Box 28 Folder 26
1942
New York - Fur Dressers and Dyers Joint Board - routine and financial.
Box 28 Folder 27
1945-47
New York - Fur Dressers and Dyers Joint Board - correspondence between Sam Burt, Manager, and Ben Gold re hourly rate of pay in locals; politically backing Henry A. Wallace; and routine.
Box 28 Folder 28
1954 and undated
New York - Fur Dressers and Dyers Joint Board - 3 p. letter from Gold addressing the Annual Shop Chairmen's Conference; form letters; bulletins; 2 p. minutes of membership meeting of Local 165 re suspension of local President and work stoppage; re problems and negotiations between Hollander Co. and members of Local 135, Middletown; broadsides; constitution of the Joint Board, undated.
Box 28 Folder 29
1938
New York - Furriers Joint Council - routine and financial.
Box 28 Folder 30
1939
New York - Furriers Joint Council - routine and financial.
Box 28 Folder 31
1940
New York - Furriers Joint Council - broadside; lists of members; routine and financial.
Box 28 Folder 32
1942-44
New York - Furriers Joint Council - ballots, lists, routine and financial.
Box 28 Folder 33
1942-44
New York - Furriers Joint Council - broadsides; routine and financial.
Box 28 Folder 34
1945
New York - Furriers Joint Council - release re contract between Joint Council and Greater New York Retail Furriers Association; broadsides; 8 p. mss. "An Important Declaration to All Fur Workers by the Shop Chairmen and Active Rank and File"; form letters; routine; and misc.
Box 28 Folder 35
1947
New York - Furriers Joint Council - broadside re May Day and other misc.; complaints from members re union members working in non-union shops; 3 p. letter, 6/28/47, to Potash Manager from Gold re Taft-Hartley Act; correspondence re various agreements; 3 p. mss., undated, re Taft-Hartley Act.
Box 28 Folder 36
1954
New York - Furriers Joint Council - 3 p. letter from Gold to Louis Loeb, Impartial Chairman, 1/7/54, re the decision for a reduction of 15% in rate of pay and why the union will not accept the decision and Loeb's reply; further correspondence with others re reduction of wages; correspondence re various complaints of members and shop owners; and routine.
Box 28 Folder 37
1954
New York - Furriers Joint Council - Miscellaneous - broadsides; issues of Furriers Joint Council Bulletin; issues of "News from the Trial of President Gold"; completed "survey of unemployed workers"; and other misc.
Box 29 Folder 1
No date
New York - Furriers Joint Council - misc. broadsides; agreement; issue of Welfare Department Bulletin; 2 p. mss. re Communist attack.
Box 29 Folder 2
1923
New York - Furriers Union, Joint Board - correspondence re protesting method of elections of Local 15; objections of certain people being placed on ballots for Local 15; broadside; and misc.
Box 29 Folder 3
1923
New York - Furriers Union, Joint Board - No. 2, 1923 Furriers Bulletin, published by the Trade Union Educational League, Furriers Section; remaining all untranslated Yiddish.
Box 29 Folder 4
January-August 1924
New York - Furriers Union, Joint Board - copies of letters between attorney Joseph Brodsky and Joint Board re various legal problems and charges; and routine.
Box 29 Folder 5
September-December 1924
New York - Furriers Union, Joint Board - additional copies of legal correspondence; 5 p. mss. re special meeting to investigate charges against Herman Gold for selling union books; broadsides.
Box 29 Folder 6
January-April 1925
New York - Furriers Union, Joint Board - "Official Statement of the General Executive Board of the International Regarding the Present Relations Between the New York Manufacturers and the New York Joint Board," 3 p.; correspondence re grievances and appeals; "To the Members of Our New York Local 1, 5, 10 and 15," 4 p. memo re dishonest practice of admitting new members.
Box 29 Folder 7
May-July 1925
New York - Furriers Union, Joint Board - correspondence re the removal of 3rd Vice-President Drownstein from office for misconduct; 2 p., Special Joint Board Meeting - Thursday, May 21 re removal of Abraham Rosenthal from office; 2 p. appeal by Rosenthal; resolution re member Harry Cohn assaulted at a meeting of the Joint Board; telegram re Joint Board withdrawing all their money from the International; 4 p. minutes of Local 5, July 2, 1925; broadsides; letter from President and International to Joint Board re the Joint Board attempting to prevent members of Local 5 from holding a meeting; letter re local 15 members being denied the right to attend a meeting; re illegal meetings and elections.
Box 29 Folder 8
August- December 1925 and undated
New York - Furriers Union, Joint Board - broadsides; "To All Our Local Unions and Friendly Labor Organizations," from Morris Kaufman, President, 8 p., 9/8/25, re the Joint Board's tactics during the general strike of the Montreal Fur Workers; continued correspondence re problems between Joint Board and International; revoking charter of Local 51; "Statement by A. Rosenthal, Secretary-Treasurer of Joint Board Furriers Union for 12 Years", undated; other undated and misc.
Box 29 Folder 9
January-June 1926
New York - Furriers Union, Joint Board - publication entitled "Our Demands" by B. Gold, Manager, Joint Board, re demands during negotiations of new agreement with Fur Manufacturers Association; 12 p. re charges against members of Joint Board by the International re a conspiracy for the purpose of obtaining control of all funds belonging to the Joint Board; letter from General President Schachtman to Gold, 4/14/26, re "I am warning you that I will take all legal measures to safe-guard the life, liberty and welfare of every member of our union.... I will hold you and your entire committee as a body and individually responsible for every act that may occur in the future"; 2 p. appeal from Schachtman re assistance for New York striking members; draft copies of editorials re the settlement of the strike.
Box 29 Folder 10
July-September 1926
New York - Furriers Union, Joint Board - correspondence from Local 15 re resolution against Chicago Local 45 expelling members; letter, 8/5/26 from Gold to Schachtman about letter explaining the investigation that the Joint Board received from AFL, and Gold questioning the purpose; letter from Gold to I. Wohl, Secretary of the International re treatment of scabs; 5 p. draft of editorial by Gold, "The Furrier Strike: Its Conclusion and Its Significance"; additional correspondence re the investigation by the AFL Committee.
Box 29 Folder 11
October-December 1926
New York - Furriers Union, Joint Board - 2 p. re excerpts from Freiheit articles; to Wohl from Gold re the publication of The Fur Worker; form letters re charges against President Schachtman; 4 p., 11/4/26, to M. Woll from Schachtman re problems between International and Joint Board; 3 p. report to Wohl from Vice-President A. Gross re Chicago settlement and protesting Schachtman's conduct for being neutral during negotiations; other correspondence re Fur Worker articles against the Joint Board; list of officers of the Joint Board; broadside re strike; 3 p. "Statement of Committee of AFL in Regard to the Communists and the Fur Workers Union"; and other misc.
Box 29 Folder 12
1927-28 and undated
New York - Furriers Union, Joint Board - letter from Local 1 re Vice-President Winnick's actions; between Gold and I. Wohl re a committee to investigate the financial standing of the Joint Board; 3 p. order of General Executive Board re immediate dissolution of New York Joint Board and delivering all funds and properties to Special Committee of the AFL; 3 p. "Official Information On Passing Events In Our Union From the International Fur Workers Union" by H. Begoon, General Secretary-Treasurer; 3 p. letter to officers from Begoon re the Communist threat of the Joint Board; broadside and misc.
Box 29 Folder 13
1925-39
St. Paul - Joint Board - routine.
Box 29 Folder 14
1940-42
St. Paul - Joint Board - correspondence re the Joint Board's 25th Anniversary Celebration; and routine.
Box 29 Folder 15
2. Leather Division.
January-May 1941
Massachusetts - Boston - Leather Division Headquarters - letter, 4/21/41, re new charter issued to Local 215, Bristol, Pennsylvania; agreement; and routine.
Box 29 Folder 16
June-December 1941
Massachusetts - Boston - Leather Division Headquarters - re charter issued for Local 220, St. Mary's; agreement; list of Leather organizers; and routine.
Box 29 Folder 17
January-June 1942
Massachusetts - Boston - Leather Division Headquarters - routine.
Box 29 Folder 18
1942-51
Massachusetts - Boston - Leather Division Headquarters - routine and financial reports.
Box 29 Folder 19
1945-54
Massachusetts - Boston - District Council 1 - correspondence re local's actions on wage increase, 1 day stoppage of leather plants, aid for war stricken people of Europe; letter and articles re President of Local 21, Peabody, being a Communist; 3 p. letter from Gold to William Dougherty (Peabody) re the A. C. Lawrence local problems; other correspondence re Local 21, A. C. Lawrence; union brief between Locals 20, 21, 22 and Massachusetts Leather Manufacturers Association; correspondence re members against merger with Meat Cutters; 2 p. "Statement by New England Members of the International Executive Board" re indictment of Gold; and routine.
Box 29 Folder 20
January-June 1945
Midwest - District 4 - extensive correspondence between Gold and Abe Feinglass, Midwest Regional Director re district activities especially the Chicago election and the need for organizers; reports on various cities in the district re negotiations and organizing drives.
Box 29 Folder 21
July-November 1945
Midwest - District 4 - correspondence between Gold and Abe Feinglass, Midwest Regional Director re district activities especially the Chicago election and the need for organizers; leaflets and broadsides re Chicago Luggage Workers; correspondence re District 4 Southern Sub-District concerning organizing, etc. in Louisiana, North Carolina and other southern states; map and list of companies in district.
Box 29 Folder 22
1942-54
Midwest - District 4 - includes financial reports; re merger with Meat Cutters; to Gold from Abe Feinglass, Midwest Regional Director, re Credit Union of Local 96 and other financial and routine; support from various local members for Gold during his trial; raiding attacks by other unions; 3 p. letter from Gold in reply to letter of support form John Salfer, Local 360, discussing his indictment under Taft-Hartley Act, his beliefs, etc.; letter to Feinglass from Gold re Negro rights; and routine.
Box 29 Folder 23
1954
Midwest - District 4 - correspondence between Feinglass and Gold re Midwest District activities; 3 p. letter from Harold Shipiro, Manager, Local 38 (Detroit), re Shipiro's hearing and Gold's reply; re Gold's defense; handwritten report addressed to Feinglass re "Facts on the Florida Citrus Industry"; 2 p. resolutions adopted by Chicago Joint Board re support and admiration for B. Gold; letters of congratulations to Feinglass on becoming President of the union; and other routine.
Box 29 Folder 24
1954
Midwest - District 4 - letters of congratulation to Feinglass; 11/3/54 issue Daily Strike Bulletin, Local 833, Kohler; correspondence re negotiations and activities throughout district; report of District Conference; broadsides; and routine.
Box 29 Folder 25
1945-55
Pennsylvania - Philadelphia - District Council 2 - routine.
Box 29 Folder 26
1954
North Carolina - District Council 5 - correspondence and leaflets re organizing agricultural workers; report on southern locals; 4 p. mss. entitled "Our Way of Life - and Death" by Harry Koger, Chairman, Committee to Aid Migrant Workers; and routine.
Box 29 Folder 27
1945-53
Pennsylvania - Williamsport - District Council 3 - 1945 by-laws of District 3; re stoppage in Franklin Tanning Co., Local 31; reports of negotiations and other activities throughout district; financial difficulties of the district; and routine.
Box 29 Folder 28
1954-55
Pennsylvania - Williamsport - District Council 3 - NLRB legal document re Local 211 election; form letter to employees of Armour Leather Co. from Meat Cutters re organizing; list of officers; broadside; and routine.
Box 29 Folder 29
1945-47
Wisconsin - District Office - correspondence between Gold and Augustus Tomlinson, President, Leather Division, Wisconsin, re problems replacing organizers due to war, victory in New England, luggage workers in Chicago, district activities and routine.
Box 29 Folder 30
1945
Leather Division - Miscellaneous - correspondence from various locals to Gold, voting on holiday, wage increase and work stoppage.
Box 29 Folder 31-32
1945
Leather Division - Miscellaneous - re work stoppage in support of 30% wage increase and misc.
Box 29 Folder 33
Series IV. Subject Files.
1953-54
Cultural - White Lake Lodge - includes minutes of Resort Management Committee, 5/30/54; minutes of White Lake Lodge Committee, 6/54; routine financial, employment agency contracts, reservations.
Box 30 Folder 1
1954
Gold, Ben - Trial Transcript - 2/23/54, United States of America vs. Ben Gold, galley transcript of proceedings in U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia re affiliation with Communist Party.
Box 30 Folder 2-5
1954
Gold, Ben - Trial Transcript - 3/22/54.
Box 30 Folder 6
1954
Gold, Ben - Trial - Court documents - includes briefs, lists of evidence, motion for dismissal, handwritten notes, affadavits.
Box 30 Folder 7-10
1953-54
Gold, Ben - Trial - Correspondence - letter to NLRB re compliance status of the International Fur and Leather Workers Union in view of Ben Gold's indictment, 9/8/53; form letter from Ben Gold to International Executive Board members, 1/12/54, re his being "frmed-up", lettersto Gold praising the union's work; form letters from the Trade Union Committee for the Defense of Ben Gold and contribution booklet; and routine.
Box 30 Folder 11
1953-54
Gold - Trial - Bulletins #1-17.
Box 30 Folder 12-13
1953-54
Gold - Trial - Miscellaneous - articles; handwritten notes; broadside; pamphlets; photo, B. Gold's statement on his resignation as President, etc.
Box 30 Folder 14-15
1953
Gold, Ben - Trial - Related Case - Court documents - International Fur and Leather Workers Union vs. Guy Farmer, Chairman of the NLRB re the Board limiting the compliance status of the union because of Gold indictment.
Box 30 Folder 16
1936-40
Grievances and decisions of the Conference Committee of the Fur Industry (Dr. Paul Abelson, Chairman) - includes company names, complaints and answers.
Box 30 Folder 17-23
1936-38
Grievances - 1938 Strike, complaints and answers of grievances.
Box 30 Folder 24-28
1936-38
Grievances - 1938 Strike, complaints and answers of grievances.
Box 31 Folder 1-5
1953-54
McCarthy, Joseph - Trade Union Veterans Committee (Against) - correspondence re "Trial of Senator Joseph McCarthy.
Box 31 Folder 6-7
1953-54
McCarthy, Joseph - Trade Union Veterans Committee (Against) - form letters.
Box 31 Folder 8
1953-54
McCarthy, Joseph - Trade Union Veterans Committee (Against) - articles; news releases; pamphlet "Mandel vs. McCarthy", 1953, 23 p.; and misc.
Box 31 Folder 9-11
1938
National Leather Workers Association - proceedings of the Fifth National Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, 4/29-5/2, unpaged, (1 vol.).
Box 31 Folder 12
1926 (events before)
Strike - General - includes "Brief History of the Internal Dissention Among the Organized Fur Workers and Events Taking Place Before the Strike," unpaged, undated (photostatic copies).
Box 31 Folder 13
1926
Strike - General - AFL Investigation - photostatic copies of AFL Investigation transcript, includes union demands, testimony of union officials, recommendations.
Box 31 Folder 14-16
1938
Strike - application for settlement - correspondence from independent fur companies in New York City requesting information on settling strike individually.
Box 31 Folder 17
1938
Strike - Settlement - correspondence from companies requesting individual settlements marked "settled"; photograph; signed agreement between J. Cohen and Son Fur Co. and Fur Merchants Employees Union of the International Fur Workers Union 8/16/38-8/16/39; handwritten notes; an envelope with typed notes on day to day activities of a Mr. G. and Miss B.
Box 31 Folder 18-19
1942
United Leather Workers International Union (ULWIU) - Constitution, July 1, 1942, 40 p.
Box 31 Folder 20
1933-37
ULWIU, Local 33 - minutebook, 8/7/33-4/27/37, bound volume.
Box 31 Folder 21
1933-37
ULWIU, Local 33 - correspondence between W. O. Mulholland, President, Local 33, A. L. Malain, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, and William E. Bryan, President, ULWIU, re Franklin Tanning Co. wage rates amd strike in May 1934; correspondence with National Labor Board re strike and attempt to destroy the local at Franklin Tanning Co.; and routine correspondence.
Box 31 Folder 22-27
No date
ULWIU, Local 33 - Miscellaneous - broadsides; seniority list; form letter; "Statement of Facts Regarding Complaints" Franklin Tanning Co. vs. Local 33; and misc.
Box 31 Folder 28
1933-35
ULWIU, Local 34 - correspondence with the International Union re negotiations with J. K. Mosser Co.; and routine.
Box 31 Folder 29
1937
ULWIU, Local 72 - letter re suspension of payments to the International Union sent to another local encouraging them to do the same.
Box 31 Folder 30
1937
ULWIU, Local 75 - routine.
Box 31 Folder 31
1947
ULWIU, Local 120 - form letter; broadsides.
Box 31 Folder 32
1933-37
ULWIU - circulars, reports, includes financial statements.
Box 31 Folder 33-34
1935-1946 and undated
ULWIU - Miscellaneous - due book; application cards; schedule of wages for Massachusetts Tannery Workers, 1935; agreement between ULWIU, Local 31 and International Shoe Co., St. Louis, Missouri, 1946.
Box 31 Folder 35
Series V. Publications and Miscellaneous Materials.
1928-47
Circulars, Broadsides, etc. - includes petitions, convention credentials, circulars, broadsides, strike calls, applications for affiliation, etc.
Box 32 Folder 1
1946-45
Clippings in English and Yiddish.
Box 32 Folder 2-3
Publications - includes scattered issues of periodicals and newsletters; "Digest of Two Federal Cases Against Leaders of the IFLWU," no date, 5 p.; "The Rise and Decline of America's First and Oldest Industry" by A. Hollander and Son, Inc., no date, 13 p.; "Jubilee Journals" issued at 25th and 50th anniversary of Furriers International Council of New York; "Ten Minutes Overtime," a play by Mark Hess, 1941, 28 p.
Box 32 Folder 4-7
1937-40
Form letters.
Box 32 Folder 8
Miscellaneous - includes strike card; attendance list; handwritten notes; a report on the Leather Industry; Canada, 1944, 28 p.
Box 32 Folder 9
Photos - Greek Fur Workers, Local 70.
Box 32 Folder 10