Gordon Johnson papers, circa 1935-1959  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Johnson, Gordon
Gordon Johnson papers
circa 1935-1959 (inclusive)
.23 cubic feet (1 box and 1 oversize vertical file)
Collection Number
6171 (Accession No. 6171-001)
Minutes, correspondence and other documents related to timber and lumber labor unions
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Gordon Johnson was a labor union member and officer, who was a member and officer of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 2653 (Millworkers) and in various locals and councils of the International Woodworkers of America; the Lumber and Sawmill Workers, Local 94 (Everett, WA).

The International Woodworkers of America (IWA) was an industrial union of lumber and sawmill workers, timber transportation workers and affiliated workers formed in 1937 when members of the Sawmill and Timber Workers’ Union division of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America disaffiliated their local unions and formed their own international union. The IWA later affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Minutes of Lumber & Sawmill workers Union, Everett, 1937. Minutes of United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 2653 (Millworkers), 1935 Documents from Lumber and Sawmill Workers & Plywood Box Shook and Door Council of the International Woodworkers of America (IWA). Johnson was Secretary Treasurer of IWA District 9 (Olympia, WA) c. 1959. Correspondence, membership lists, reciepts, expenditures and reports. One Scrapbook and clippings, 1930s.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Labor Archives of Washington.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Labor movement--Washington (State)
  • Labor union members--Washington (State)
  • Labor unions--Washington (State)
  • Labor--Washington (State)
  • Lumber trade--Labor unions--Washington (State)
  • Personal Names :
  • Johnson, Gordon (Labor union member)--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • International Woodworkers of America. District 9 (Olympia, Wash.)
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Local 2653 (Everett, Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business correspondence
  • Minutes (Records)
  • Records (Documents)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (host institution)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)