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Trade Union collection

Identifier: MS-0337

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

The collection consists mainly of constitutions, by-laws, and promotional materials produced by the unions or employers' association. Occasionally there is manuscript material such as transcripts of convention minutes or correspondence.

In the collection also are research reports compiled by George Barnett, correspondence relating to the assembling of the collection, a small file on foreign unions, and one small group of material on state federations of labor.


  • Creation: 1910-1964

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical / Historical

This is an artificially assembled collection, so no biographical or historical note is required.


15.38 Cubic Feet (12 record center cartons, 1 letter size document box)

Language of Materials



The Trade Union Collection consists of printed material produced by unions and employers' associations dating from 1910-1964.


The material is filed alphabetically. The first five boxes contain publications of Employee Associations followed by publications of the Trade Unions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The material was removed from the stacks.


For more information, see Barnett's Trial Bibliography of American Trade-Union Publications (Baltimore, 1904).

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Joan Grattan in July 1992.

Trade Union collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA