Guide to the International Longshoremen's Association, Local 791, Records

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0440
Creators:
International Longshoremen's Association, Local 791
Dates:
1938-1986
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.5 Cubic feet
7 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection is composed of a variety of records left behind when Local 791 vacated an apartment it had leased in New York City. As such, the collection does not offer a complete record of the union or its activities. Included are five volumes of official records: a minute book, 1938-1949; three dues ledger books, 1944-1947; and a cash book, 1947-1948. Other union records include ballot forms, copies of the union constitution and by-laws, benefit handbooks, general cargo agreements, and a copy of the 1957 ILA convention proceedings. One folder contains material about funeral benefits provided to deceased members, while another folder contains an invitation and program for a 1978 Irish Caucus testimonial dinner dance. Two additional folders contain letters from the public in support of the union for its refusal to unload Soviet ships in 1950. Two boxes contain photocopies of news clippings about the ILA, shipping, foreign trade, and unions in general, 1960-1964.

Arrangement
Arrangement
the collection is arranged into one series topically.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
International Longshoremen's Association, Local 791, was based in New York City.

Administration
Materials at the National Museum of American History
The Division of Political History, NMAH, has a collection of artifacts and posters associated with Local 791, which were donated by Ms. Spencer and Mr. Staats along with these archival records.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Grace Meyers and Craig Orr, 1998
Author
Grace Meyers and Craig Orr
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Victoria Spencer and Michael Staats, 1992, January 27.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated to the Archives Center in January 1992, by Victoria Spencer and Michael Staats. The donors discovered these materials when they moved into a New York City apartment once leased by Local 791.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
International Longshoremen's Association, Local 791, Records, 1938-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Trade-unions -- finance -- 1930-1990 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Collective labor agreements Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 1930-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burial insurance Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trade-unions and foreign policy -- 1930-1990 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trade unions -- Stevedores -- 1930-1990 -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Soviet Union -- 1950-1960 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ledgers (account books) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Irish Caucus. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives