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United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 256 (Savannah, Ga.) records

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United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 256 (Savannah, Georgia):

A Guide to Its Records 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

June 2001



Profile Description

Creation: Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, June 2001.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Local 256 (Savannah, Ga.)
Title: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 256 (Savannah, Ga.) records
Dates: 1899-1956
Quantity: 2 linear feet
Abstract:Formed in 1899, Carpenters Local 256 (Savannah, Ga.) would later absorb Local 1847 in 1921 and Local 1826 in 1939. The collection consists of minutes, financial documents, legal papers, correspondence and printed items. The papers reflect the local's concerns including full employment for its members, advising members not to go to Tampa, Fla. in 1904 to break a strike, attempts in 1943 by the War Manpower Board to freeze carpenters on the job and other union concerns and activities.
Identification: L1977-19
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1899-1977 (predominantly 1899-1956) of Carpenters Local 256 (Savannah, GA) comprise minutes, financial documents, legal papers, correspondence and printed items. The minutes of local 256 incorporate those of predecessor Locals 1847 and 1826 and constitute the bulk of the Records. They reflect the wide range of the local's concerns: full employment for its members, especially at the Savannah Gypsum Plant, airport and Shipyards, Parris Island, and Hinesville, GA; advising carpenters not to go to Tampa in 1904 to break a strike there; attempts in 1943 by the War Manpower Board to freeze carpenters on their jobs; an unpopular plan by the WMB in 1945 to use German prisoners of war in Savannah plants; charges against members of violating union rules; care for sick members; vocational training; establishment of a state-wide wage scale for carpenters in 1945; and activities with the Carpenters District and State Councils and the Savannah Trades and Labor Assembly. Cooperation across craft lines is illustrated by a 1931 agreement among the Carpenters, Electricians, and Bricklayers. The Records include minutes of Carpenters District Council No. 1 (Savannah), 1910-1913.


Historical Note

Local 256 absorbed Local 1847 in 1921 and Local 1826 in 1939. Prominent officers: T.J. Naught (Recording Secretary, 1900-1909, President, 1212); G.W. Linzer (Recording Secretary, 1911-1912, 1926-1930, President, 1938-1939); Presidents, H.C. Ray (1913-1917, 1928) and W.L. Roberts (1939-1946); Recording Secretaries, L.D. Chesnutt (1930-1937) and E. Kibbey (1939-1942).


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.

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America--Local 256 (Savannah, Ga.)--Archives.
Carpenters--Georgia--Savannah.
Carpenters--Labor unions--Georgia.
Labor union locals--Georgia--Savannah.

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Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. Oversize material stored offsite; allow 24 hours for retrieval.

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], United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 256 (Savannah, Ga.), L1977-19, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Records of other United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America locals, Southern Labor Archives.


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, oversize records, photographs, and printed material were separated to other Southern Labor Archives collections. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.


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