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Finding Aid for the
GLOVE CITIES AREA JOINT BOARD, AMALGAMATED CLOTHING AND TEXTILE WORKERS UNION

RECORDS, 1933-1989
(APAP-017)

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Finding Aid Compiled by
Geoffrey A. Huth
and
Jessica Lacher-Feldman







M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives 
University Libraries / University at Albany / State University of New York 
1400 Washington Avenue / Albany, New York 12222 / (518) 437-3935


VOLUME: 5 cubic feet

ACQUISITION: 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.

ACCESS: Access to this record group is unrestricted.

COPYRIGHT: The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative History

Scope and content note

Box and folder list:


Glove Cities Area Joint Board (ACTWU)
Administrative History

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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.


Glove Cities Area Joint Board (ACTWU)
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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.

For additional labor collections in the Department, see the online Labor subject guide at http://library.albany.edu/speccoll/labor.htm.

Reproductions of items from this collection are available in the exhibit Documenting Labor Inside and Out: Labor History in New York State's Capital District.


Glove Cities Area Joint Board (ACTWU)
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Record Group 1: The Glove Cities Area Joint Board

Series 1: Minutes of Joint Board Meetings, 1954-87

Minutes, 1954-57
Minutes, 1958-59
Minutes, 1960-61
Minutes, 1962-64
Minutes, 1965-68
Minutes, 1969-73
Minutes, 1974-76
Minutes, 1977-78
Minutes, 1979-81
Minutes, 1982-84
Minutes, 1985-87

Series 2: Minutes of Locals' Meetings, 1939-84, 1987

Local 292, Minutes, 1939-42
Local 292, Minutes, 1943-46, 1950-54
Local 292, Minutes, 1958-69
Local 432, Minutes, 1972-73
Local 743, Minutes, 1958-62
Local 743, Minutes, 1963-67
Local 1712, Minutes, 1950-51, 1955
Local 1712, Minutes, 1960-61
Local 1712, Minutes, 1962-63
Local 1712, Minutes, 1964-65
Local 1712, Minutes, 1966-68
Local 1712, Minutes, 1969-71
Local 1712, Minutes, 1972-74
Local 1712, Minutes, 1975-76
Local 1712, Minutes, 1977-78
Local 1712, Minutes, 1979-80
Local 1712, Minutes, 1981-83
Local 1712, Minutes, 1984
Local 1712, Minutes, 1987
Consoilidated Cutters and Shavers Union (became Local 1714), Minutes,1942-54
Local 1714, Executive Board Meeting Minutes, 1954-57
Local 1714, Executive Board Meeting Minutes, 1957-59
Local 1714, Executive Board Meeting Minutes, 1960-61
Local 1714, Membership Meeting Minutes, 1954-57
Local 1714, Membership Meeting Minutes, 1958-59
Local 1714, Minutes, 1960-62
Local 1714, Minutes, 1963-65
Local 1714, Minutes, 1970-74
Local 1715, Minutes, 1971 74
Local 1715, Minutes, 1975-77
Local 1715, Minutes, 1978-81
Local 1715, Minutes, 1982-85


Glove Cities Area Joint Board (ACTWU)
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Record Group 1: The Glove Cities Area Joint Board

Series 3: Subject Files, 1941, 1944, 1946, 1948-57, 1961, 1965-66, 1969, 1971-72, 1976-86

American Coat, Apron Supply and Laundry, Inc. (Local 432), Contracts, 1966, 1971, 1574, 1977, 1979, 1981
Carville Leather and National Leather, 1981-84
Carville Leather and National Leather, February 1983
Carville Leather and National Leather, March 1983
Carville Leather and National Leather, April 1983
Carville Leather and National Leather, May 1983
Carville Leather and National Leather, June 1983
Carville Leather and National Leather, July 1983
Carville Leather and National Leather, August 1983
Carville Leather and National Leather, September 1983
Carville Leather and National Leather, November 1983
Carville Leather and National Leather, December 1983
Carville Leather and National Leather, January 1984
Cayadutta Tanning Company, Inc. (Local 1712), Correspondence, 1978-81
Constitution and By-Laws, circa 1965, circa 1985
Glove Cutters Organizing Campaign, 1953
Gloversville Knitting Co. (Layers-Off and Glove Workers Union  Local 292), Contract, 1946
Karg Brothers, Inc. (Local 1712), Contracts and Correspondence, 1951-52, 1961, 1965-66, 1972
Kilmer & Sons, Inc. (See R. L. Kilmer & Sons, Inc.)
Laundry and Cleaning Workers Union, Local 432, Correspondence, 1949-51, 1953, 1957
Layers-off and Glove Workers Union of Fulton County and Vicinity, Local 292, Charter, 1941
Layers-off and Glove Workers Union of Fulton County and Vicinity, Local 292, Correspondence, 1944, 1946, 1948-56
Liberty Employees Association--Affiliation with Glove Cities Area Joint Board, 1980-82
Liberty Leather Corporation, Inc. (Local 1712), Contract, 1977
Milligan & Higgins, Inc., Division of Hudson Industries, (Local 1712), Arbitration, 1976, 1978-81
Milligan & Higgins, Inc., Division of Hudson Industries, (Local 1712), Contracts, 1981, 1983
Newsletter of Joint Board, 1980-81
NuFam, Inc., and Compo Industries, Inc. (Local 1712), Contracts, 1976-78
Operators and Day Hands Union, Local 1715, Charter, 1969
Operators and Day Hands Union, Local 1715, Constitution and By-Laws, circa 1975
Photographs of Locals' Officers, 1953
RAP Tanning Company, Inc. (Local 1712), Contract, 1977
R. L. Kilmer & Sons, Inc. (Local 1714), Contracts, 1977, 1980-82
Service Linen Supply Co. (Local 432), Contracts, 1971, 1982, 1986
Tannery and Leather Workers Union, Local 2314, Charter, 1982
Tannery and Leather workers Union, Local 2356, Charter, 1984
United Tannery & Leather Workers Union, Local 1712, Constitution and and By-Laws, circa 1975


Glove Cities Area Joint Board (ACTWU)
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Record Group 2: The Capitol District Joint Board of the Shirt, Collar and Pajama Workers

Series 1: Subject Files, 1950, 1953, 1955-63, 1965-70, 1972-76, 1979, 1981-85

Arbitration with Cluett Peabody, 1969
Cluett Peabody--Contracts, 1953, 1966, 1976, 1979
Consolidation with the Glove Cities Area Joint Board, 1983, 1985
Constitution and By-Laws, circa 1960
Correspondence, 1953, 1957, 1961, 1965, 1967-69, 1972-76, 1979, 1981-84
Kay's Caps, Contract, 1979
Minutes of Capitol District Joint Board Meetings, 1960, 1966-67, 1969-70, 1972, 1981-83
Minutes of Capitol District Joint Board House Committee Meetings, 1955-59
Minutes of Capitol District Joint Board Realty Corporation, 1951-53, 1955, 1958, 1961-63 ,

Series 2: Locals Files 1933-34, 1936, 1941-1989 (See Also Series5: Photographs)

Local 7JTU, Charter, 1936
Local 7JTU, Contracts (Anderson-Little), 1977, 1981
Local 7JTU, Minutes, 1972-76
Local 71, Charter, 1936
Local 163, Minutes, 1982-83
Local 185, Charter, 1934
Local 196, Charter, 1933
Local 314, Minutes, 1942-46
Local 314, Minutes, 1947-51
Local 314, Minutes, 1952-58
Local 314, Minutes, 1960-64
Local 314, Minutes, 1965-69
Local 314, Minutes, 1970, 1981-82
Local 314, Minutes of the Cluett Committee, 1945-53
Local 384, Charter, 1941
Local 429, Arbitration, 1988
Local 429, Correspondence, 1950, 1955, 1958, 1962-66, 1968-70, 1972-73, 1976, 1984-89
Local 429, Minutes, 1945, 1947-58
Local 429, Minutes, 1959-73, 1975-76
Local 429, Minutes, 1979-89 ,
Local 429, Newspaper Clippings, 1986, 1988-89
Local 429, Silver Anniversary Party--Program, 1968
Local 429, Union Booklet for Cluett Shop, circa 1945./
Local 492, Charter, 1946-


Glove Cities Area Joint Board (ACTWU)
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Record Group 2: The Capitol District Joint Board of the Shirt, Collar and Pajama Workers

Series 3: Capitol District Union Label and Service Trades Council, 1960-67, 1971-81

Award of Merit Dinners, 1965, 1971-81
Correspondence, 1976-81

Series 4: Membership Card Files, 1933-83

Files, A
Files, B
Files, C
Files, D
Files, E
Files, F
Files, G
Files, H
Files, I
Files, J
Files, K
Files, L
Files, M
Files, N
Files, 0
Files, P
Files, Q
Files, R
Files, S
Files, T
Files, U
Files, V
Files, W
Files, Y
Files, Z


Glove Cities Area Joint Board (ACTWU)
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Record Group 2: The Capitol District Joint Board of the Shirt, Collar and Pajama Workers

Series 5: Photographs, 1955-1975

Flat File

Building opening--Photograph and dedication brochure, 1956-57
Clamsteam--Photograph, circa 1955
Eleanor Roosevelt Speaking at the Joint Board--Photograph, circa 1950
Home of the Joint Board--Photograph, circa 1958
Meeting in Governor Harriman's Office--Photographs, circa 1955
Union Label Show--Photographs, 1970
Washington Trip on Minimum Wage Extension, 1959
Locals 7JTU and 196. Photographs, circa 1955
Local 71, Photographs, 1957-58
Local 71, Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Dinner--Photographs, 1961
Local 163, Installations--Photographs, 1957-58, 1962, 1967, 1969-70
Local 163, Photographs, circa 1955
Local 186, Twenty-Fifth Anniversary--Photographs, 1959
Local 196, Installation Banquet--Photographs, circa 1955
Local 314, Photograph, circa 1955

    Capitol District Union Label and Service Trades Council, 1960-67, 1971-81

Charter Presentation--Photographs 1960
Cotrell & Leonard Sympathy Picketing--Photographs, circa 1967
Farah Sympathy Picketing--Photographs, 1974
Union Label Banquet and proclamation signing--Photographs, 1960
Union Label Banquet--Photographs, 1961
Union Label Banquet--Photographs, 1962
Union Label Banquet and proclamation signing--Photographs, 1963 (Includes Albany Mayor Erastus Corning)
Union Label Banquet--Photographs, 1964
Union Label Banquet--Photographs, 1966
Union Label Banquet--Photographs, 1973
Union Label Banquet--Photographs, 1975
Union Label Convention--Labor Management Show--Photograph, 1960
Union Label Queen--Photographs, circa 1960
Union Label Week--Photographs, 1962 (Includes Albany Mayor Erastus Corning)
Union Label Week Proclamation--Photographs, 1961 (Includes Albany Mayor Erastus Corning)


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