LOWELL CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL/AFL-CIO COLLECTION
 
     In the early 1980s, the Lowell Central Labor Council donated their archives to the Center for Lowell History.  These archives contain the business records and papers of a several unions from 1899 to 1978.  These unions represent Barbers, Carpenters, Building and Construction Trades, Electrical Workers, Machinists, Plumbers and Steamfitters.
 
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CARPENTERS UNION LOCAL #49
  
Box 1     Finances: 1899-1901
Box 2     Finances: 1902, 1904-1905, 1906-1907
Box 3     Finances: 1908-1909, 1910, 1911-1912, 1913
Box 4     Finances: 1912-1915, 1914-1913, 1915-1916
Box 5     Finances: 1917-1918, 1921-1922
Box 6     Finances: 1935-1936, 1937-1938, 1939-1940
Box 7     Expense Book: 1922-1928, 1935-1939; Check Book 1938-1939
Box 8     Day Book: 1900-1908, 1908-1912, 1912-1914, 1914-1919
Box 9     Day Book: 1919-1920, 1920-1923, 1936-1939, 1940-1941
Box 10   Minutes: 1899-1901, 1903-1906, 1906-1909
Box 11   Minutes: 1909-1913, 1914-1917
Box 12   Minutes: 1928-1933, 1933-1938
Box 13   Minutes: 1938-1940, 1940-1943, 1943-1945
Box 14   Minutes: 1945-1948, 1955-1957
Box 15   Minutes: 1957-1963, 1964-1966
Box 16   Minutes: 1967-1970, 1970-1973, 1973-1975
 
UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS
 
Box 17   Notice of Arrears: 1975-1978 (scattered); Constitution and By- Laws; 
                Booklet on Pension Funds
  
CARPENTERS UNION LOCAL # 1610
  
Box 18   Finances: 1899-1900, 1903-1905, 1906-1907, 1909
Box 19   Finances: 1911-1912, 1913-1914, 1915-1918
Box 20   Finances: 1919-1920, 1923-1924
Box 21   Finances: 1925-1926, 1927-1928, 1931-1932
Box 22   Finances: 1929-1930, 1933-1936, 1937-1940
Box 23   Finances: 1941-1942, 1943-1946, 1947-1949
Box 24   Finances: 1964-1867
Box 25   Finances: 1966-1969; Cash Book 1923-1929; 50th Anniversary
                 Banquet Records 1/7/1953-6/17/1953
Box 26   50th Anniversary Programs
Box 27   Minutes: 1905-1909, 1909-1913 
Box 28   Minutes: 1913-1916, 1916-1918
Box 29   Minutes: 1918-1922, 1922-1927
Box 30   Minutes: 1927-1939, 1939-1946, 1946-1954
Box 31   Minutes: 1954-1961, 1965-1968
Box 32   Day Book: 1903-1907, 1913-1915, 1915-1917
Box 33   Day Book: 1917-1919, 1920-1924, 1924-1928
Box 34   Day Book: 1929-1932, 1932-1935, 1936-1939, 1939-1940, 
              1940-1942, 1945-1946
  
CARPENTERS DISTRICT COUNCIL
  
Box 35   Minutes: 1903-1913, 1913-1917, 1919-1922
Box 36   Minutes: 1922-1924, 1924-1927, 1927-1929
Box 37   Minutes: 1929-1932, 1932-1936
Box 38   Minutes: 1936-1940, 1940-1943
Box 39   Minutes: 1944-1946, 1947-1948, 1949-1951
Box 40   Minutes: 1951-1953, 1953, 1956
Box 41   Minutes: 1956-1958, 1959-1961, 1961-1963
Box 42   Minutes: 1963-1965, 1965-1967, 1967-1968
Box 43   Log of Jobs: 1913, 1920-1923; List of Contractors: 1920; Union 
                Member List/Strike Roll; Finances of Carpenters District Council: 
                1920-1926
Box 44   Examining Board Meetings: 1910-1931; Building Investment Company 
                Meeting Minutes: 1920-1922; Cash Book: 1961-1965 
Box 45   Lowell Labor Unions Expense Book: 1944-1956; Carpenters Union 
                National Report
  
CARPENTERS UNION LOCALS #49 and #1610
  
Box 46   Correspondence
  
JOURNEYMEN PLUMBER and STEAMFITTER
  
Box 47   Correspondence; Brief on Non-Metallic Piping; Rules for Low-Pressure 
                Heating
Box 48   Proceedings of 25th Convention; Local 499 Agreement 1941; Journal 
                March 1942; artifacts; helper's cards; clearance cards; receipts; heating
                codes; bank checks 
Box 49   Constitution; By-laws; blank checks; member booklets; weekly sick and
                 relief certificates; applications
Box 50   Report of death and death benefit forms (blanks); The installation of
              non-metallic piping for sewers; Constitution of U.A of J.P of S.F.; record
              book and other blank supplies.
Box 51   Cash receipts record 1968-1969; Quarterly returns 1968; N.E. Telephone
                bills 1969; Non-negotiable checks; advice of debit 1968; death benefits 
                C.O.D. 1968, 67, 66; Lowell Stationary 1968; First Federal Savings 
                dead 1968; Middlesex Bank; Owl Stamp and Supply; Huntington T. 
                Block Surety Bonds; Financial Secretary Receipts for dues; 
                Assessments; Internal Revenue forms (W-2) 1968; U.S. Post Office
                1968; book for plumber; transfer cards; Massachusetts State Labor 
                Council receipts 1968; U.A. Pension Fund forms 1969; Middlesex Bank
                correspondence 1969-1970; Massachusetts Quarterly returns 1968; 
                Massachusetts Division of Employment Security 1968; LCLC 1969 
                M-941-1969 Massachusetts Quarterly Income Tax; Everett M. Harris 
                Income Tax 1969; Cash Disbursement 1969; Internal Revenue general 
                correspondence 1969; Local #499 legal document; tally sheets 1970; 
                1960 Incinerators report 
  
C.E.T.A. MATERIALS (COMPREHENSIVE EMPLOYMENT and TRAINING ACT) 1973
  
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS
  
Box 52   Official tally sheets
Box 53   Application forms
Box 54   Correspondence: Harry T. Wheeler
Box 55   Stationary
Box 56   Member badges
Box 57   Handbooks; By-Laws; other records
Box 58   Dues Ledges: 1900-1902, 1904-1909, 1913, 1914, 1915
Box 59   Dues Ledges: 1916, 1917
Box 60   Dues Ledges: 1918-1919
Box 61   Dues Ledges 1920-1924
Box 62   Dues Ledges 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1930
Box 63   Artifacts
  
LOWELL TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION #310
  
Box 64   Ledges, Dues, Expenses: 1883-1904, 1901-1905
Box 65   Record Books
Box 66   Ledges, Dues, Expenses: 1905, 1907, 1908, 1915
Box 67   Ledges, Dues, Expenses: 1907-1909-1910 ?
Box 68   Ledges, Dues, Expenses: 1907-1909, 1909-1910
Box 69   Order slips; Certificates of Membership; and negative plate
Box 70   Miscellaneous: Stickers, Booklets
Box 71   Miscellaneous: Correspondence
Box 72   Constitution and By-Laws
Box 73   Ballots and Correspondence
Box 74   Members
Box 75   Members
  
LOWELL BUILDING and CONSTRUCTION TRADES COUNCIL
  
Box 76   By-Laws; Correspondence
Box 77   Initiation Fee Cards; Traveling Cards
Box 78   Affidavits; Labor Laws; Credential forms; Taft Hartley Laws; Conference
                Proceedings; Wage Charts; Button
Box 79   Constitution: 1960; Official Directories: 1946-1949; Officers Reports: 
               1945-1949, 1951; Report of Proceedings at Semi-Annual Convention: 
               1945, 1946, 1949, 1951; Ledger: 1946-1956; Minutes: 1940-1947
Box 80   Rules and By-Laws: July 1931
Box 81   Correspondence
Box 82   Stationary; Revenues
  
I.B.E.W./INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL #588 and LOCAL #1015
  
Box 83   Application for Membership; Membership cards; Receipts; Constitution
Box 84   Travel Cards; Receipts
Box 85   Blank Forms and Letterheads
Box 86   Treasurer's Cash Book: 1918, 1920, 1921, 1924; Deposits and Check 
                Receipts: 1921-1926
Box 87   Receipts
Box 88   Correspondence
Box 89   Membership Ribbons and Flag
Box 90   Correspondence
Box 91   Receipts
Box 92   Local #588: The Lowell Trust Company Account Statements 1920-1923
Box 93   Local #588: The Lowell Trust Company Account Statements 1924-1926
Box 94   Local #1015: Union Old Lowell National Bank Statements 1936-1944
Box 95   Local #1015: Union National Bank of Lowell 1945-1950
Box 96   Local #1015: Union National Bank of Lowell Check Receipts; Treasurer's
                Books
  
LOWELL CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL
  
Box 97   Rental Stubs: 1960's, 1970's
Box 98   Meetings: 1972
Box 99   Meetings: 1973
Box 100 Meetings: 1974
Box 101 Meetings: 1975
Box 102 Meetings: 1976
Box 103 Letterheads from Local Unions and Businesses
Box 104 General Communications; Order Cards and United Funds 1971
Box 105 C.E.T.A.; C.O.P.E.; Correspondence: 1961-1967
Box 106 Letterheads, Envelopes, and Pamphlets
Box 107 Newsletters; Flyers and Pamphlets; Stationary and Bulletins; C.O.P.E.; 
                Non-dated Memos; Johnson-Kennedy-Bellotti Ribbons; 60th 
                Anniversary LCLC: J.F.K. Speaker 1949
Box 108 Bank Statements
Box 109 Memos: 1959-1965; Legislation Filed in 1963
Box 110 Business Correspondence; Labor Forward Movement
Box 111 United States Labor Department Bulletins
Box 112 Union Pamphlets and Booklets
Box 113 Constitutions
Box 114 Pictures of Conferences and Blank Certificates
Box 115 Acts and Resolves of Massachusetts Tapes
Box 116 Labor Forward Committee Minutes; 5th Anniversary of Labor Institute; 
                 Education Program on Civil Rights
Box 117 Check Statements: 1961-1964
Box 118 Correspondence
Box 119 Sidney Lebow (correspondence); Executive Board Folder; Black 
                Notebook; Convention Booklets 1964
Box 120 District 3 Convention 12/15/65 Booklet; Labor Day 1961; Tom Ahearn 
                request letters; Cope/AFL-CIO Area Conference Literature Kit (2); 
                Different union locals (attendance lists 1962-1965; Labor Organization 
                annual report forms (blank); LCLC United Auto Strike 1961; other 
                LCLC Files
Box 121 LCLC Files: Building Trades Committee; Community Services Committee;
                Union Label Committee; Labor Day Banquet 1965; Poverty Program
Box 122 LCLC Files: Affiliation Requests; International Alliance of Theatrical 
                (District 3); Voting 1958 Political Education; Labor Day Banquet 1966; 
                Educational; Joe Mello
Box 123 Booklets: LCLC, labor and others
Box 124 LCLC Files: Massachusetts Labor Council 1960 Convention year-book
                and other booklets; Scholarship 1965; Labor in the European 
                Community 1964; Labor Day Banquet 1963; Official Voting Record; 
                Labor Education Convention; Bill heads (blank)
Box 125 LCLC Union Files: membership lists and seniority lists, LCLC 
                correspondence to local businesses about Labor Day Banquet; 
                correspondence and leaflets on conferences and services; Official labor 
                record of the Massachusetts Legislature 1949-1950 session; 
                correspondence and AFL/CIO statements and other newsletters
Box 126 LCLC Files: statements by the AFL/CIO; Massachusetts Trends and 
                other newsletters; LCLC and AFL/CIO correspondence to labor unions;
                labor rehabilitation report and booklets; newspapers; records of hall 
                rentals from 1942-1954
Box 127 LCLC union booklets and other artifacts (wood/steel plate)
Box 128 Banquet and Awards 1960-1965: correspondence clippings, banquet
                plans
  
LABOR COMMUNITY SERVICES OF MERRIMACK VALLEY, INC.
  
Box 129 Joseph Mello: Internal Revenue 1974-1975, L.C.S. Merrimack Valley 
                United Fund Budget forms; correspondence 1975-76; Local Labor Aid
                Conference Booklet.
Box 130 Jim Lorrey: V.P. LCLC - United Fund correspondence  1975; LCSMVI
                1975-1976; LCS Minutes: of meetings 1975; United Fund and Labor 
                Agency 1975; Merrimack Valley United Fund 1974.
Box 131 Stationary and envelopes, Program Material Binder-LCS
  
JOURNEYMEN BARBERS INTERNATIONAL UNION
  
Box 132 Union Artifacts 
Box 133 Manuals; By-Laws; shop cards; pamphlets; correspondence; notebooks
  
ADDITIONAL UNION and COUNCIL MATERIAL
  
Box 134 Union Booklets
Box 135 Unions/LCLC Correspondence and Business
Box 136 Unions Booklets and Artifacts
Box 137 Massachusetts State Booklets and Pamphlets on Labor and 
                Employment Laws

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