Cigar Makers International Union Records on Microfilm

Collection Number: 5724 mf

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


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Cigar Makers International Union Records on Microfilm, 1856-1974
Collection Number:
5724 mf
Creator:
Cigar Makers International Union
Quantity:
6 microfilm reels
Forms of Material:
Records (documents), microfilm.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Microfilm copy of Cigar Makers' International Union of America records including, agreements, financial statements and membership ledgers
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Journeymen Cigar Makers' International Union of America (CMIU) was a labor union established in 1864 that represented workers in the cigar industry. The CMIU was part of the American Federation of Labor from 1887 until its merger in 1974.
The first local Cigar Makers' Union was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1851. In 1863 came the first effort to establish a nationa union of cigar makers, bringing delegates from New York, Philadelphia, Newark, Cleveland, New Haven, Boston and Detroit. The first national union formed was called the National Union of Cigar Makers of America, but, eventually changed its name to the Journeymen Cigar Markers' International Union (CMIU) in 1867.
The CMIU was instrumental in the formation of the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in 1881, which later evolved into the American Federation of Labor (AF of L). In 1882 the CMIU split in two over the question of political endorsements, the second union formed was known as the Cigarmakers' Progressive Union of America. The unions reunited in 1886. The final merger for the CMIU was in 1974 when the union merged into the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Cassaro, Frank
Cigar Makers' International Union of America

Subjects:
Cigar makers.
Cigar industry.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents)
Microfilm.


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:
Cigar Makers International Union Records on Microfilm #5724 mf. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

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6046: Archives Union File (AUF)
6178/010: BLS Collection of Collective Bargaining Agreements (Part 10)
6178/022 mf: BLS Collection of Collective Bargaining Agreements (Part 22) on Microfilm
SERIES LIST

Series I: Administration
Series II: Locals
Series III: Financial Records
Sub-Series 1: Correspondence
Sub-Series 2: Ledgers & Financial Statements

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Reel 1 Item 1 1945-1974
Reel 1 Item 2 1937-1939
1937 - June 1939
Reel 1 Item 3 1939-1956
July 1939 - 1956
Reel 1 Item 4 1957-1953
Reel 1 Item 5
Reel 1 Item 6 1927-1937
Reel 1 Item 7 1931-1950
Reel 1 Item 8
Reel 1 Item 9 1960
Reel 1 Item 10
Reel 1 Item 11 1886
Reel 1 Item 12 1884-1889
Reel 1 Item 13 1886
Reel 1 Item 14 1886
Reel 1 Item 15 1931-1938
Reel 1 Item 16 1885
Reel 2 Item 1 1964
Reel 2 Item 2
Reel 2 Item 3 1949-1973
Reel 2 Item 4 1949
Reel 2 Item 5 1931-1941
Reel 2 Item 6 1942-1974
Reel 2 Item 7 1957-1960
Reel 2 Item 8 1938
Reel 2 Item 9 1956-1972
Reel 2 Item 10 1936
Reel 2 Item 11 1957
Reel 2 Item 12 1968
Reel 2 Item 13
Reel 2 Item 14
Reel 2 Item 15 1939
Reel 3 Item 1 1927-1926
Reel 3 Item 2 1938-1968
Reel 3 Item 3 1945-1954
Reel 3 Item 4 1864-1871
Reel 3 Item 5 1930-1968
Reel 3 Item 6 1928-1950
Reel 3 Item 7 1952-1963
Reel 3 Item 8 1945
Reel 3 Item 9 1931
Reel 3 Item 10 1944
Reel 3 Item 11 1945
Reel 3 Item 12 1927-1970
Reel 3 Item 13 1942-1972
Reel 3 Item 14 1937-1942
Reel 3 Item 15 1926-1949
Reel 3 Item 16 1950-1973
Reel 3 Item 17 1945
Reel 3 Item 18 1937-1944
Reel 3 Item 19 1945
Reel 3 Item 20 1945
Reel 3 Item 21 1940
Reel 3 Item 22 1919
Reel 3 Item 23 1945
Reel 3 Item 24 1945
Reel 3 Item 25 1937-1959
Reel 3 Item 26 1940-1974
Reel 4 Item 1 1933-1951
Reel 4 Item 2 1945
Reel 4 Item 3 1945
Reel 4 Item 4 1944
Reel 4 Item 5 1928
Reel 4 Item 6 1934-1935
Reel 4 Item 7 1945
Reel 4 Item 8 1952-1957
Reel 4 Item 9 1927-1972
Reel 4 Item 10 1936-1972
Reel 4 Item 11 1920-1945
Reel 4 Item 12 1937-1971
Reel 4 Item 13 1927-1928
Reel 4 Item 14 1945-1950
Reel 4 Item 15 1953-1956
Reel 4 Item 16 1928
Reel 4 Item 17 1934-1960
Reel 4 Item 18 1939-1973
Reel 4 Item 19 1938-1947
Reel 4 Item 20 1927-1973
Reel 4 Item 21 1937
Reel 4 Item 22 1942-1973
Reel 4 Item 23 1927-1928
Reel 4 Item 24 1928
Reel 4 Item 25 1936
Reel 4 Item 26 1934-1935
Reel 4 Item 27 1957
Reel 4 Item 28 1937
Reel 4 Item 29
Reel 4 Item 30 1942-1951
Reel 4 Item 31 1947-1960
Reel 4 Item 32 1856-1874
Reel 4 Item 33 1914-1952
Reel 4 Item 34 1949-1960
Reel 4 Item 35 1950-1960
Reel 4 Item 36 1941-1973
Reel 4 Item 37 1964-1969
Reel 4 Item 38 1938-1940
Reel 4 Item 39 1950-1968
Reel 4 Item 40 1940-1957
Reel 4 Item 41 1951-1956
Reel 4 Item 42 1949-1972
Reel 4 Item 43 1953
Reel 4 Item 44 1946
Reel 4 Item 45 1967-1973
Reel 4 Item 46 1950
Reel 4 Item 47 1940-1945
Reel 4 Item 48 1933-1961
Reel 4 Item 49 1939
Reel 4 Item 50 1942
Reel 4 Item 51 1956
Reel 4 Item 52 1939
Reel 5 Item 1 1958-1972
Reel 5 Item 2
Reel 5 Item 3 1959-1960
Reel 5 Item 4 1936-1939
Reel 5 Item 5 1887-1907
Reel 5 Item 6 1938
Reel 5 Item 7 1938-1955
Reel 5 Item 8 1928-1955
Reel 5 Item 9 1882-1911
Reel 5 Item 10 1927-1932
Reel 5 Item 11 1937-1944
Reel 5 Item 12 1926-1927
Reel 6 Item 1
Reel 6 Item 2 1860-1865
Reel 6 Item 3 1958-1966
Reel 6 Item 4 1946-1948
Reel 6 Item 5 1949-1966
Reel 6 Item 6 1961-1969
Reel 6 Item 7 1945
Reel 6 Item 8 1950
Reel 6 Item 9 1958-1962
Reel 6 Item 10 1942-1945
Reel 6 Item 11 1927
Reel 6 Item 12 1927
Reel 6 Item 13 1961-1969
Reel 6 Item 14 1947-1969
Reel 6 Item 15 1969-1971
Reel 6 Item 16 1960
Reel 6 Item 17 1934-1959
Reel 6 Item 18 1934-1959
Reel 6 Item 19 1941-1954
Reel 6 Item 20 1928-1963
Reel 6 Item 21 1928-1962
Reel 6 Item 22 1927-1951
Reel 6 Item 23
Reel 6 Item 24 1927
Reel 6 Item 25 1928-1954
1928-1937; 1938-1954
Reel 6 Item 26 1955-1961