The Schenectady Labor Temple Association was incorporated in 1907 and was primarily interested in the erection and then the management of the Schenectady Labor Temple. The Association has also been involved in promoting labor interests in Schenectady, New York, most obviously through the publication of an annual labor and business directory. The Schenectady Labor Temple was designed by Schenectady architect R. L. Bowen and completed in 1927 on the corner of Clinton and Liberty Streets. The Labor Temple provided office and meeting space for unions throughout eastern New York and extending as far north as the Canadian border.
The collection contains minutes of meetings, 1912–1958; yearbooks, 1931–1967; and by–laws, 1940s, 1960s.
The collection is organized chronologically. There are no series.
All items in this manuscript group were lent to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by the Schenectady Labor Temple Association for preservation photocopying as a part of the Harry Van Arsdale, Jr., Labor History Project. The originals have been returned to the Schenectady Labor Temple Association.
Processed by: Geoffrey A. Huth and Amy C. Schindler in 2012.
Collection record created by: Khadi Diop
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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Schenectady Labor Temple Association, 1912-1977. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as [shortened name]).
|1||1||Annual Report of the Utica Labor Temple, 1917||1917|
|1||2||Constitution and Bylaws, circa 1940s, 1960s||1940s, 1960s|
|1||3||Correspondence with Department of Labor Concerning Labor Temple Construction||1928|
|1||4||Financial Reports||1966, 1976-1977|
|1||5||Labor and Business Directory||1966, 1976-1977|