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The Glove Cities Area Joint Board, Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Records

1933-1989

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Abstract

The Glove Cities Area Joint Board of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA) was founded in Gloversville, N.Y., 1954. This Joint Board originally had jurisdiction over the clothing workers unions in Gloversville and Johnstown, N.Y., and nearby villages. These locals were primarily locals of glove and leather goods workers.

Summary

Creator:
The Glove Cities Area Joint Board, Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Records
Date Coverage:
1933-1989
Quantity:
5 cubic ft.

The Glove Cities Area Joint Board of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA) was founded in Gloversville, N.Y., 1954. This Joint Board originally had jurisdiction over the clothing workers unions in Gloversville and Johnstown, N.Y., and nearby villages. These locals were primarily locals of glove and leather goods workers.

The Capitol District Joint Board of the Shirt, Collar and Pajama Workers of Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA) was founded in Troy, N.Y., in 1934 with jurisdiction over locals of Clothing Workers in Albany, Schenectady, and Rensselaer counties. In 1978, both joint boards were affected by the merger of ACWA with the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA), which produced the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU). In 1983 the joint boards merged into one, keeping the title Glove Cities Area Joint Board. These records are particularly important for the information contained an labor strife in Fulton County, N.Y., from the 1930's to the 1950"s. For related records, see the records of the Hudson Valley Area Joint Board, ACTWU.

Contains the records of the Glove Cities Area Joint Board, including minutes, 1954-87; and subject files, 1978-84. Also contains the records of the Capitol District Joint Board: minutes, 1966-70, 1972; minutes of the Capitol District Joint Board Realty Corporation, 1952-53, 1981-83; minutes of the House Committee, 1957-59; subject file, 1950-79; photographs, 1950's-60's; and membership card file, 1936-83. Also contains the records of Glove Cities' locals: Local 292, Gloversville Cutters and Layers Off, minutes, 1939-46, 1950-54, 1958-71; Local 743, Knit Woolen Workers, minutes, 1958-67; Local 1712, Tannery and Leather Workers, minutes, 1950-55, 1960-84, 1987; Local 1714, Consolidated Glove Cutters and Shavers, minutes, 1942-65, 1970-74; and Local 1715, Operators and Day Hands, minutes, 1969-81. Also contains the records of the locals of the Capitol District Joint Board: Local 7JTU, minutes, 1973-75; Local 163, Shirt, Collar and Uniform Workers, minutes, 1982-83; Local 314, Shirt, Bleachery and Neckwear Workers, minutes, 1942-54, 1958, 1960-70; and Local 429, minutes, 1945, 1957-48, 1950-55, 1959-71, 1975. The records of the Capital District Joint Board also contain minutes of the Troy Area Labor Council, 1981-82; and the Capital District Union Label & Service Trades Council, general files with many photographs, 1960-80.

The collection is organized into the following series: Series 1- The Glove Cities Area Joint Board 1937-1987, Subseries 1- Minutes of Joint Board Meetings 1954-1987, Subseries 2- Minutes of Locals' Meetings 1939-1987, Subseries 3- Subject Files 1941-1986, Series 2- The Capitol District Joint Board of the Shirt, Collar and Pajama Workers 1933- 1989, Subseries 1- Subject Files 1950- 1985, Subseries 2- Locals Files 1933- 1989, Subseries 3- Capitol District Union Label and Service Trades Council 1960- 1981, Subseries 4- Membership Card Files 1933-1983, Subseries 5- Photographs 1955- 1975.

All items in this manuscript group were lent to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by the Glove Cities Area Joint Board, ACTWU, and were subsequently microfilmed as a part of the Harry Van Arsdale, Jr., Labor History Project. The originals have been returned to the Glove Cities Area Joint Board.

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Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, The Glove Cities Area Joint Board, Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Records, [DATE]. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the The Glove Cities Area Joint Board, Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Records).

Contents of Collection

Quantity: 0.33 cubic ft.

Arranged Chronologically.

BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 1Minutes1954-1957

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1 2Minutes1958-1959

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1 3Minutes1960-1961

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1 4Minutes1962-1964

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1 5Minutes1965-1968

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1 6Minutes1969-1973

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1 7Minutes1974-1976

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1 8Minutes1977-1978

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1 9Minutes1979-1981

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1 10Minutes1982-1984

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1 11Minutes1985-1987
Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft.

Arranged Chronologically by Local.

BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 12Local 2921939-1942

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1 13Local 2921943-1946, 1950-1954

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1 14Local 2921958-1969

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1 15Local 4321972-1973

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1 16Local 7431958-1962

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1 17Local 7431963-1967

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1 18Local 17121950-1951, 1955

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1 19Local 17121960-1961

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1 20Local 17121962-1963

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1 21Local 17121964-1965

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1 22Local 17121966-1968

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1 23Local 17121969-1971

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1 24Local 17121972-1974

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1 25Local 17121975-1976

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1 26Local 17121977-1978

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1 27Local 17121979-1980

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1 28Local 17121981-1983

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1 29Local 17121984

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1 30Local 17121987

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1 31Consoilidated Cutters and Shavers Union (became Local 1714)1942-1954

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1 32Local 17141954-1957

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1 33Local 17141957-1959

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1 34Local 17141960-1961

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1 35Local 17141954-1957

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1 36Local 17141958-1959

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1 37Local 17141960-1962

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1 38Local 17141963-1965

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1 39Local 17141970-1974

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1 40Local 17151971- 1974

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1 41Local 17151975-1977

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1 42Local 17151978-1981

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1 43Local 17151982-1985
Quantity: 1 cubic ft.

Arranged Alphabetically.

BoxFolderContentsDate

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2 1American Coat, Apron Supply and Laundry, Inc. (Local 432), Contracts1966, 1971

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2 2Carville Leather and National Leather1981-1984

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2 3Carville Leather and National Leather1983 February

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2 4Carville Leather and National Leather1983 March

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2 5Carville Leather and National Leather1983 May

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2 6Carville Leather and National Leather1983 May

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2 7Carville Leather and National Leather1983 June

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2 8Carville Leather and National Leather1983 July

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2 9Carville Leather and National Leather1983 August

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2 10Carville Leather and National Leather1983 September

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2 11Carville Leather and National Leather1983 November

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2 12Carville Leather and National Leather1983 December

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2 13Carville Leather and National Leather1984 January

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2 14Cayadutta Tanning Company, Inc. (Local 1712), Correspondence1978-1981

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2 15Constitution and By-Laws,ca. 1965, ca. 1985

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2 16Glove Cutters Organizing Campaign1953

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2 17Gloversville Knitting Co. (Layers-Off and Glove Workers Union Local 292), Contract1946

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2 18Karg Brothers, Inc. (Local 1712), Contracts and Correspondence1951-1952, 1961

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2 19Kilmer & Sons, Inc. (See R. L. Kilmer & Sons, Inc.)Undated

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2 20Laundry and Cleaning Workers Union, Local 432, Correspondence1949-1957

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2 21Layers-off and Glove Workers Union of Fulton County and Vicinity, Local 292, Charter1941

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2 22Layers-off and Glove Workers Union of Fulton County and Vicinity, Local 292, Correspondence1944-1956

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2 23Liberty Employees Association--Affiliation with Glove Cities Area Joint Board1980-1982

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2 24Liberty Leather Corporation, Inc. (Local 1712), Contract1977

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2 25Milligan & Higgins, Inc., Division of Hudson Industries, (Local 1712), Arbitration1976-1981

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2 26Milligan & Higgins, Inc., Division of Hudson Industries, (Local 1712), Contracts1981, 1983

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2 27Newsletter of Joint Board1980-1981

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2 28NuFam, Inc., and Compo Industries, Inc. (Local 1712), Contracts1976-1978

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2 29Operators and Day Hands Union, Local 1715, Charter1969

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2 30Operators and Day Hands Union, Local 1715, Constitution and By-Lawsca. 1975

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2 31Photographs of Locals' Officers1953

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2 32RAP Tanning Company, Inc. (Local 1712), Contract1977

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2 33R. L. Kilmer & Sons, Inc. (Local 1714), Contracts1977-1982

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2 34Service Linen Supply Co. (Local 432), Contracts1971-1986

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2 35Tannery and Leather Workers Union, Local 2314, Charter1982

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2 36Tannery and Leather workers Union, Local 2356, Charter1984

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2 37United Tannery & Leather Workers Union, Local 1712, Constitution and and By-Lawsca. 1975
Quantity: 0.33 cubic ft.

Arranged Alphabetically

BoxFolderContentsDate

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3 1Arbitration with Cluett Peabody1969

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3 2Cluett Peabody--Contracts1953

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3 3Consolidation with the Glove Cities Area Joint Board1983

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3 4Constitution and By-Lawsca. 1960

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3 5Correspondence1953

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3 6Kay's Caps Contract1979

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3 7Minutes of Capitol District Joint Board Meetings1960

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3 8Minutes of Capitol District Joint Board House Committee Meetings1955-1959

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3 9Minutes of Capitol District Joint Board Realty Corporation1951-1953
Quantity: 0.67 cubic ft.

Arranged by Chronologically by Local.

BoxFolderContentsDate

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3 1Local 7JTU Charter1936

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3 2Local 7JTU Contracts1977

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3 3Local 7JTU Minutes1972-1976

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3 4Local 71 Minutes1936

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3 5Local 163 Charter1982-1983

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3 6Local 185 Charter1934

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3 7Local 196 charter1933

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3 8Local 314 Minutes1942-1946

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3 9Local 314 Minutes1947-1951

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3 10Local 314 Minutes1952-1958

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3 11Local 314 Minutes1960-1964

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3 12Local 314 Minutes1965-1969

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3 13Local 314 Minutes1970

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3 14Local 314 Minutes1945-1953

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3 15Local 384 Charter1941

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3 16Local 429 Arbitration1988

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3 17Local 429 Correspondence1960-1989

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3 18Local 429 Minutes1945

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3 19Local 429 Minutes1959-1973

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3 20Local 429 Minutes1979-1989

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3 21Local 429 Newspaper Clippings1986

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3 22Local 429 Silver Anniversary Party--Program1968

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3 23Local 429 Union bookletca. 1945

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3 24Local 492 Charter1946
Quantity: 0.10 cubic ft.

Arranged Alphabetically.

BoxFolderContentsDate

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4 1Award of Merit Dinners1965, 1971-1981

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4 2Correspondence1976-1981
Quantity: 0.67 cubic ft.

Arranged Alphabetically.

BoxFolderContentsDate

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4 3Files, AUndated

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Quantity: 0.67 cubic ft.

Arranged Alphabetically

BoxFolderContentsDate

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5 1Charter Presentation--Photographs1960

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5 2Cotrell & Leonard Sympathy Picketing--Photographsca. 1967

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5 3Farah Sympathy Picketing--Photographs1974

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5 4Union Label Banquet and proclamation signing--Photographs1960

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5 5Union Label Banquet--Photographs1961

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5 6Union Label Banquet--Photographs1962

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5 7Union Label Banquet and proclamation signing--Photographs1963

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5 8Union Label Banquet--Photographs1964

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5 9Union Label Banquet--Photographs1966

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5 10Union Label Banquet--Photographs1973

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5 11Union Label Banquet--Photographs1975

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5 12Union Label Convention--Labor Management Show--Photograph1960

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5 13Union Label Queen--Photographsca. 1960

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5 14Union Label Week--Photographs1962

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5 15Union Label Week Proclamation--Photographs1961