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International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 101 (Erie, Pennsylvania):

A Guide to Its Collection at Georgia State University Library

Georgia State University
Georgia State University
Special Collections and Archives
100 Decatur St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
404-413-2880
Fax: 404-413-2881
archives@gsu.edu

2003



Profile Description

Creation: EAD tagging completed by Morna Gerrard, June 2003.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 101 (Erie, Penna.)
Title: International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 101 (Erie, Penna.) collection,
Dates: 1892-1916
Quantity: .75 linear ft.in 2 boxes
Abstract:Erie machinists initially were chartered as an American Federation of Labor affiliate, then reorganized as National Association of Machinists' Local Lodge #101 (both in 1890). The local was re-chartered in August 1896, then re-organized in May 1901. The Records, 1896-1916, of Lodge No. 101, are composed principally of minutes and dues records.
Identification: L2003-07
LanguageEnglish.

Organization of the Collection

Organized into 2 series: (I) Minutes, and (II) Dues/membership ledgers.

Scope and Content of the Collection

The Records, 1896-1916, of Lodge No. 101, are composed principally of minutes that describe the challenges faced by the lodge during its early years that was reflected in the steel and mold industry. Also included are dues books that note members and dues paid.


Historical Note

On April 1, 1890, the Erie machinists received a charter, #4081, from the American Federation of Labor; three months later, this group was re-organized under a charter issued to Local Lodge #101, by the National Association of Machinists. W. F. Young was elected the first Master Machinist. The local was re-chartered in August 1896 as a contract lodge and then re-organized in May 1901 after disbanding in February 1901.

The Local participated in several strikes during their history including a bitter strike in 1913 when molders in Erie went out on strike. “Black lists” kept members of #101 out of work. Then in 1919 all segments of organized labor in Erie were asked to help strikers in the steel industry. By 1936-1937, the LaFollette Civil Liberties Committee heard testimony that revealed the presence of “labor spies” in the ranks of #101. Corporations hired “Spies” all across the country. They were hired by the Pinkerton Detective Agency, and other agencies with the purpose of disrupting union business.

In 1942, the Laurel Auxiliary (Ladies Auxiliary) #304 became affiliated with Eire Lodge #101. During World War II, members from the Standard Stoker received the Army-Navy “E” for production excellence. This National Security Award was accepted in June 1944.

Local 101 continues to be active and recently celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2001.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
Labor unions locals--Pennsylvania--Erie.
Machinists--Labor unions--Pennsylvania--Erie.
Erie (Penn.)--History
Minutes

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], [series title], International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 101 (Erie, PA) Collection, L2003-07, Archives of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

The material was originally given to the International Association and Aerospace Workers by Local Lodge 101. The IAM then donated the collection to Georgia State University.

Processing Information

Processed by Pam Hackbart-Dean. EAD finding aid created by Morna Gerrard, June 2003; revised by William Hardesty, February 2006.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: See Southern Labor Archives' International Association of Machinists collections webpage.


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