International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers Constitutions on Microfilm

Collection Number: 5410 mf

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers Constitutions on Microfilm,
Collection Number:
5410 mf
Creator:
International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers (Mine Mill)
Quantity:
1 microfilm reel
Forms of Material:
Constitutions, microfilms.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Mine Mill and Smelter Workers Constitutions
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Western Federation of Miners (WFM) was referred to as a radical union for the mines in the western United States and British Columbia. It worked to organize hard rock miners and smelter workers and often that caused conflict. Cripple Creek district in 1903-04 was one of these, also referred to as the Colorado Labor Wars. WFM was also a key player in founding the Industrial Workers of the World in 1905, but, left that organization several years later.
WFM changed their name to the International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers (Mine Mill) in 1916. In 1935 they helped to found the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). They were expelled from the CIO in 1950 during post-war red scare for refusing to shed its communist leadership. After years of fighting off efforts by the United Steelworkers of America (USWA) to raid its membership, Mine Mill and the USWA merged in 1967.
SUBJECTS

Names:
International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers

Form and Genre Terms:
Constitutions.
Microfilms.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Access to the collections in the Kheel Center is restricted. Please contact a reference archivist for access to these materials.
Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers Constitutions on Microfilm #5410 mf. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5268: Western Federation of Miners International Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers Records
5409 mf: Western Federation of Miners Constitutions on Microfilm
5412 mf: Western Federation of Miners and International Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers Records on Microfilm

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Reel 11
microfilm no. 63-11 - positive