Ronald Magden papers, circa 1879-2003  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Magden, Ronald
Title
Ronald Magden papers
Dates
circa 1879-2003 (inclusive)
Quantity
28.27 cubic feet (34 boxes)
Collection Number
5185
Summary
Historian, professor, and author from Tacoma, Washington
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Labor historian, professor, and author from Tacoma, Washington. Magden researched and wrote several books, mainly in partnership with labor organizations in Tacoma and Seattle. Magden's books include The working waterfront: The story of Tacoma's ships and men, Furusato: Tacoma-Pierce County Japanese, 1888-1977, A History of Seattle Waterfront Workers, 1884-1934, Mukashi, mukashi =: Long, long ago : The first century of the Seattle Buddhist Church, and The working longshoreman. Materials from the research for most of these books comprise the collection

WASHINGTON LONGSHOREMEN. In the last two decades of the 19th century longshore labor organizations on the Pacific Coast were in flux, with several charters for local labor organizations appearing, disappearing and re-affiliating under various associations. This lasted into 1902, when the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) became the dominant labor organization in Washington ports until 1937. In that year, several ILA locals re-chartered themselves under the International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union (ILWU). This reorganization was a response to the growing movement towards industrial unionism. The ILWU had chosden to affiliate with the newly formed Congress of Industrial Unions (CIO), while the ILA kept its ties to the craft union oriented American Federation of Labor (AFL). Seattle ILA local 38-12 was included in this reorganization; it became and remains ILWU local 19. Companies employing waterfront labor also organized to counter the forces in labor. 1908 saw the formation of the Waterfront Employers’ Union, which in 1920 changed its name to the Waterfront Employers of Seattle. In 1934 a statewide organization – the Waterfront Employers of Washington – appeared. This was followed by the creation of the Waterfront Employers’ Association of the Pacific Coast in 1937. Also present during this time was the Northwest Waterfront Employers’ Association – which included companies from all over the Pacific coast of the U.S. and Canada. The 1910’s saw a number of waterfront labor disputes and a major strike in 1916. This period of time was a peak in labor activity and organization, due in a great part to the local influence of the Industrial Workers of the World (“Wobblies”) and to the continuing global influence of the Russian Revolution. The next and largest west-coast waterfront strike took place in 1934 in the midst of the Great Depression. This labor action was a general strike of all types of waterfront labor in all of the major west-coast ports. During this strike tensions between the strikers and the employers, scabs and police escalated to violent clashes, including the infamous “Bloody Thursday” (July 5, 1934) confrontation in San Francisco.

WASHINGTON TEAMSTERS. Similarly, the collection of Teamster records also tracks the birth and development of regional (Washington) teamster, driver and chauffer unions, as well as the growth of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. This organization was founded in the Midwest in the late 1800s. Its influence and reach grew in the last decades of that century, and in the early 1900s Teamster locals were forming on the west coast and throughout Washington state. Washington locals were involved in a 5-year strike 1910-15 and the various labor struggles of the 1930s – often affected by the efforts of longshore and maritime labor organizations.

NEWSPAPER UNIONS PUBLISHING CO.. The Newspaper Unions Publishing Company was formed in 1952 by striking Tacoma News Tribune workers. The company was created to publish a strike paper – The Tacoma Reporter – that was issued during June, July and August of that year. Following this strike, the company fell into inactivity.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Materials created and collected by Ronald Magden, especially relating to research for books. See scope and content notes for individual accessions below.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5185-001: Ronald Magden collection, circa 1879-1988Return to Top

10.4 cubic feet (12 boxes)

Scope and Content: Transcripts and tape recorded interviews with longshoremen and teamsters. Photocopied minutes, reports, contracts, writings, membership records, clippings and secondary material collected and created by Magden, primarily for his book A History of Seattle Waterfront Workers (1998). The records relate especially to the activities of longshore workers and of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on the West Coast. Much attention is paid to the matters of strikes, worker grievances, disputes and arbitrations, especially events that took place in the 1930s. Also covered is the history and development of the organizations themselves. These documents date from 1886 to the late 1990s, with a significant amount of material from the 1930s and 1940s.

Material regarding the Teamsters accounts for a little more than 2 cubic feet of the accession, and dates from 1888 to 1996. The documents of the Newspaper Union Publishing Company make up a small fraction of the collection, and date from 1952-86.

Many of the primary source materials are photocopies – including most of the minutes of the various organizations represented. However, original material can be found. Many of the arbitration files are originals, as is most of the correspondence. Much of the ephemera (especially in the Teamster subgroup) are originals. Almost everything in the Newspaper Unions Publishing Company subgroup is original material.

A significant portion of this collection is Magden’s tapes and transcripts of interviews with local longshoremen who were active in the unions in the 1930s. Among those interviewed are John Mahoney, Shaun Maloney and Burt Nelson. There are also four transcripts of interviews with local teamsters, but the tapes are not included.

Magden also collected the personal papers of a few individual longshoremen and union members. These papers include original material and give personal accounts of both daily longshore life in the 30s and 40s and the struggles and activities of longshore labor during this time.

Magden also collected the personal papers of a few individual longshoremen and union members. These papers include original material and give personal accounts of both daily longshore life in the 30s and 40s and the struggles and activities of longshore labor during this time.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's rights transferred to the Libraries. Creator's informants' interviews may be used freely.

Acquisition Info: Donor: Ronald E. Magden, July 12, 2000.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Photographic prints in this accession were removed and moved to the Ronald Magden Photograph Collection, Photo Collection #1106.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 5185-001
Biographical Features
2000
Longshoremen Records
c. 1886- c.1993
Box/Folder Accession
1/2-3 5185-001
Chronologies
1986-1987
1/4 5185-001
General Correspondence Of The White House (photocopies, FDR Library Papers)
1934-1936
Meeting Minutes
1901-1938
Box/Folder Accession
1/5 5185-001
AFL Convention
1901
box-folder:oversize
9/1 5185-001
International Longshoremen, Marine and Transportworkers Association
1907, Undated
Box/Folder
1/6 5185-001
Joint Northwest Strike Committee
1934
1/7 5185-001
First Annual Convention of the Washington State Industrial Union Council
1938
Transcripts Of Interviews
1963-1989
Box/Folder Accession
5/1-5 5185-001
Nelson, Burt
1987
5/6-7 5185-001
Enclosures in Burt Nelson Transcripts
1963-1989, Undated
5/8 5185-001
Jenkins, Frank; Andy and Renee
1987
5/9 5185-001
Mahoney, Jack
1987
5/10 5185-001
Maloney, Shaun
1987
5/11 5185-001
Moisio, Wayne "Waino" and Esther
1987
5/12 5185-001
Prong, Larry
1987
5/13 5185-001
Wylie, Gordon S.
1987
5/14-19 5185-001
Seattle Longshore Pensioners
1986-1987, Undated
5/20 5185-001
Miscellaneous Notes
Undated
Box/Folder Accession
6 5185-001
Interview Tapes
c. 1987-c.1993
Bauman, Virgil; Maloney, Shaun
Undated
Hannon
1993
Hannon/Lelli, Philip
1992?
Mahoney, Jack
Undated
Maloney, Shaun
1987-1992, Undated
Mink, Art
Undated
Vigil, David
Undated
Interview Transcripts On Diskette
c. 1986-c. 1987
Bauman, Virgil ; Poth, Phil
Undated
Maloney, Shaun
Undated
Maloney, Shaun; Nelson, Burt; Prong, Lawrence; Jenkins, Frank
Undated
Moiso, Wayne;Wylie, Jack
Undated
Nelson, Burt
Undated
Nelson, Burt; Lelli, Philip
Undated
Seattle Longshore Pensioners
1986-1987
Tacid/Unknown Pensioner
1986
Reports
1901-1968
Box/Folder Accession
1/8 5185-001
Annual Report of U. S. Commissioner of Labor
1901
1/9 5185-001
Washington. Bureau of Labor. Biennial Reports
1901-1918
1/10 5185-001
“Report of the Civil Service Commission on the Work Of the Public Employment Office of Seattle for the Year 1911”
1911
box-folder:oversize
9/2 5185-001
National Adjustment Commission
1918
Box/Folder
1/11 5185-001
Monthly Labor Review
1924-1933
1/12 5185-001
Washington Department of Labor and Industry
1922-1941
1/13-14 5185-001
“Longshore Productivity Study – Pacific Coast”, Pacific Maritime Association
1960-1963
1/15 5185-001
“Wage Chronology; Pacific Longshore Industry 1934-1970”
1968
Writings Of Others
1916-1995
Box/Folder Accession
1/16 5185-001
“Pacific Coast Longshoring”
circa 1940s
1/17 5185-001
“The Saga of Longshore Jack and Waterfront Poems”
circa 1998?
1/18-23 5185-001
Theses
1942-1952,1995, Undated
1/24-26 5185-001
Miscellaneous photocopied articles
1916, 1934, 1975
box-folder:oversize Accession
9/3 5185-001
Writings Of Others
Undated
Arbitration Proceedings
1934-1991
Box/Folder Accession
1/27-31 5185-001
International Longshoremen’s Association
1934-1942
1/32-35 5185-001
International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union
1938-1941, 1989-1991
1/36-38 5185-001
Miscellaneous
1934-1943
box-folder:oversize Accession
10/1 5185-001
Arbitration Awards
1918
Box/Folder
1/39 5185-001
Arbitration Awards (listing)
1934-1940
1/40 5185-001
Legislation
1913
Workingmen’s Compensation Act
1913
1/41-46 5185-001
Index Of Worker Grievances And Procedures
1960-1972
Lists
c. 1886-c.1976
Box/Folder Accession
2/1 5185-001
Fatal Longshore Accidents
1886-1976, Undated
2/2 5185-001
Company/Hall Gangs 1918-1919
Undated
box-folder:oversize
12/1 5185-001
Strikers Reporting Sick
1936
Box/Folder Accession
2/3 5185-001
Bibliography
1984
2/4 5185-001
Handbooks
1927; 1935
2/5 5185-001
Leaflet
1931
2/6-8 5185-001
Notes Of Ronald Magden
Undated
box-folder:oversize
10/2 5185-001
Notes
Undated
Subject Series
1886-1993
1884
Box/Folder Accession
2/9 5185-001
“History of Early Waterfront Organizations on Puget Sound”
Undated
2/10 5185-001
Constitution, Bylaws and Rules of Order of the Stevedores, Longshoremen and Rigger’s Union of Seattle
1886
2/11 5185-001
Articles of Incorporation of the Stevedores, Longshoremen and Riggers Union of Seattle
1889
2/12-13 5185-001
Lists – Members, Union Locals
Undated
box-folder:oversize
9/4 5185-001
Journal Pages
1892-1993
Box/Folder
2/14 5185-001
Union Cards
1886-1988
2/15 5185-001
Map of Yesler’s Wharf
1896
2/16-17 5185-001
Notes
2/18 5185-001
Clippings
box-folder:oversize
10/3 5185-001
Clippings
1885-1989
1889
1901-1905, Undated
Box/Folder Accession
2/19 5185-001
Minutes of the Western Central Labor Union
1903, Undated
box-folder:oversize
9/5 5185-001
Minutes of the Seattle City Council
1889
Correspondence of the Stevedores and Riggers’ Union of Puget Sound
1889
Box/Folder Accession
2/20 5185-001
Report from the Bureau of Labor
1901-1902
box-folder:oversize
10/4 5185-001
Union Cards, I.L.A.
1903-1905
Box/Folder
2/21 5185-001
Seattle City Directory
1901
box-folder:oversize
9/6 5185-001
Clippings
1889-1903
Box/Folder Accession
2/22-30 5185-001
Accidents, Safety and Compensation
1928-1967, 1990
2/31-44 5185-001
Accounts of the 1934 Strike (photocopies of previously published materials, theses, Magden’s notes)
1907-1984, Undated
2/45-50 5185-001
Bridges, Harry
1916-1994
box-folder:oversize
10/5 5185-001
Bridges, Harry
1937, 1991-1994
Box/Folder
2/51-61 5185-001
Collective Bargaining
1945-1977
2/62-64 5185-001
Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.)
Undated
box-folder:oversize
9/7-8 5185-001
Industrial Workers of the World
1917-1919
Box/Folder
2/65 5185-001
Maritime Federation of the Pacific
1935-1951, Undated
box-folder:oversize
10/6 5185-001
Maritime Federation of the Pacific
1934-1941
Box/Folder
2/66-75 5185-001
Port of Seattle
1884-1986
Box/Folder Accession
2/76-85, 5185-001
Clippings (includes Notes)
1914-1990
3/1-22 5185-001
Clippings
1895-1920; 1934-1990
box-folder:oversize
9/9-18, 10/7-10, 11/1, 12/2-3 5185-001
Clippings
1895-1920; 1934-1990
Diskettes
Undated
Box/Folder Accession
6 5185-001
Newspaper notes
Undated
6 5185-001
Officers, Charter members (chronologies)
Undated
Box/Folder Accession
3/23-3/80 5185-001
Waterfront Employers Of Seattle
1914-1957
Box/Folder Accession
3/23-24 5185-001
Chronologies
Undated
3/25 5185-001
General Correspondence
1916-1941
3/26 5185-001
General Correspondence Of The Northwest Waterfront Employer’s Union
1919-1934
3/27 5185-001
Intraorganizational Correspondence – Waterfront Employers’ Association Of The Pacific Coast
1920-1941
3/28 5185-001
Memoranda
1922
Meeting Minutes
1908-1941
Box/Folder Accession
3/29-32 5185-001
Meetings of General Membership
1920, 1930-1937
3/33 5185-001
Luncheon Meetings
1933-1934
3/34 5185-001
Annual Meetings
1935-1940
3/35-40 5185-001
Board of Trustees
1925-1941
3/41 5185-001
Finance Committee
1934
3/42 5185-001
Committee on Policy
1934
3/43 5185-001
Joint Executive Committee
1921-1933
3/44 5185-001
Joint Standard Practice Committee
1931-1933
3/45 5185-001
Joint Safety Committee
1933
3/46 5185-001
Joint Operating Committee
1933
3/47 5185-001
Joint Employment Committee
1921, 1933
3/48 5185-001
Joint Committee of Employees and Employers
1933
3/49 5185-001
Joint Executive Committee of Longshoremen, Truckers, and Waterfront Employers
1933
3/50 5185-001
Joint Committee of Steamship Owners And Local #18 Rigger’s and Stevedore’s Union
1908
3/51 5185-001
Special Committee for September 30th Program
1935
3/52-58 5185-001
Special Meetings
1920-1941
3/59 5185-001
Northwest Waterfront Employer’s Union
1921-1925
3/60 5185-001
Minutes of the Waterfront Council
1931
3/61 5185-001
Miscellaneous Minutes
1921
Box/Folder Accession
3/62 5185-001
Resolutions
1935
3/63-64 5185-001
Agreements
1914-1916; 1934
3/65 5185-001
Budget Files
1935-1937; Undated
Reports
1920-1930
Box/Folder Accession
3/66 5185-001
Employment Committee
1920-1922
3/67 5185-001
Annual
1930, Undated
Box/Folder Accession
3/68-71 5185-001
Speeches And Writings
1920-1937
3/72-73 5185-001
Writings Of Others
1957; Undated
3/74 5185-001
Petition Pre-1934
Undated
3/75 5185-001
Lists
1935; Undated
Notes
Box/Folder Accession
3/76 5185-001
Of Frank P. Foisie [Head of Waterfront Employers Association]
1920
3/77 5185-001
Of Ronald Magden
Undated
Box/Folder Accession
3/78 5185-001
Clippings
1904-1934
Subject Series
1919-1922
Box/Folder Accession
3/79 5185-001
Hiring and Employment
1921-1922
3/80 5185-001
Rifles for Russia (labor stoppage)
1919
3/81-4/8 5185-001
Waterfront Employers Of Washington
1911-1988
Box/Folder Accession
3/81 5185-001
Historical Features
c. 1947
3/82 5185-001
Articles Of Incorporation
1940
3/83 5185-001
Bylaws
1940
General Correspondence
1936-1947
Box/Folder Accession
3/84 5185-001
Coast Committee For the Shipowners
1936
4/1 5185-001
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) Local 1–19
1946-1947
4/2 5185-001
Tait Stevedoring Co.
1946
Miscellaneous
1941, 1946
Box/Folder Accession
4/3 5185-001
Agreements
1931-1947
4/4 5185-001
Welfare Plan (ILWU And Pacific Maritime Association)
1950
4/5 5185-001
Hearings
1934
4/6 5185-001
Lists – Longshoremen Wages
Undated
4/7 5185-001
Clippings (Includes Notes)
1936-1941
4/8 5185-001
Subject Series – Biographies Of Prominent Merchants
1911-1988
4/9-4/27 5185-001
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Local 1-19 (Seattle)
c. 1946- c. 1987
Box/Folder Accession
4/9-12 5185-001
Notes On Minutes Of International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) Local 38-22, 1918-1937
c. 1987
4/13-21 5185-001
Notes On Minutes Of ILWU Local 1-19, 1937-1985
General Notes: (Formerly known as ILA Local 38-22)
c. 1987
4/22 5185-001
General Correspondence
re: Waterfront Employer's Association (WEA) and the Fred LaPlant claim
1946
Intraorganizational Correspondence – ILWU
Box/Folder Accession
4/23 5185-001
re: Ship, Dock, and Walking Bosses
1946
4/24 5185-001
re: Pinkerton Detective Agency
1946
Box/Folder Accession
4/25 5185-001
Miscellaneous
1946
Box/Folder Accession
4/26 5185-001
Bulletin
Undated
4/27 5185-001
Lists – Roster Of Delegates To 8th Biennial Convention
1949
4/28-4/36 5185-001
International Longshoremen's Association, Pacific Coast District
1916-1935
Box/Folder Accession
4/28 5185-001
General Correspondence
1922-1935
Minutes
Box/Folder Accession
4/29-32 5185-001
District Conventions
1916-1922
box-folder:oversize
9/19-20 5185-001
District Conventions
1921-1931
Box/Folder
4/33 5185-001
Executive Board
1935
Box/Folder Accession
4/34 5185-001
Agreements
1920
4/35 5185-001
Court Papers
1920
4/36 5185-001
Lists
circa 1920’s
4/37-4/51 5185-001
Portland Longshoremen
1879-1991
Box/Folder Accession
4/37 5185-001
Articles Of Incorporation For Stevedores, Longshoremen And Rigger’s Union
1879
4/38 5185-001
Telegram
1934
Minutes
Box/Folder Accession
4/39-42 5185-001
General Longshoremen’s Association # 265 (a.k.a. Pacific Coast Association of Longshoremen Local #6)
1901-1908
4/43-44 5185-001
ILA Local 38-6
1918-1919
4/45 5185-001
ILA Local 38-78
1931
Box/Folder Accession
4/46 5185-001
Transcripts Of Hearings
Undated
4/47 5185-001
Writings Of Others
1984, 1991, Undated
4/48 5185-001
Lists
Undated
4/49 5185-001
Notes Of Ronald Magden
Undated
4/50 5185-001
Clippings
Undated
4/51 5185-001
Ephemera
1991
4/52-4/59 5185-001
McAlpin, Robert
1926-1992
Box/Folder Accession
4/52 5185-001
Biographical Features
Undated
4/53 5185-001
Diary
1926
General Correspondence Of Others
Box/Folder Accession
4/54 5185-001
re: McAlpin’s Naval Service
1943-1945
4/55 5185-001
re: McAlpin’s Death
1948-1950
4/56 5185-001
re: McAlpin Baby Books
1992
Box/Folder Accession
4/57 5185-001
Awards
1945, Undated
4/58 5185-001
Ephemera
1944, Undated
4/59 5185-001
Subject Series – McAlpin, Marguerite
1957-1973, Undated
Hannon, Bruce
Box/Folder Accession
4/60 5185-001
General Correspondence
1955-1996
4/61 5185-001
Case Files – FBI
1942
4/62 5185-001
Writing – “a Window On The Thirties”
circa 1990’s
4/63 5185-001
Union Cards
1933-1938
Nelson, Burt
Box/Folder Accession
4/64 5185-001
Outgoing Letters
1938-1949
4/65 5185-001
Arbitration Opinion
1965
4/66 5185-001
Writings
1971
4/67 5185-001
Writings Of Lonnie Nelson (Daughter of Burt Nelson)
1950, 1989-1991
Gus Rystad
Box/Folder Accession
4/68 5185-001
Outgoing Letters
1970-1992
General Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
4/69 5185-001
Bridges, Harry
1977, 1987
4/70 5185-001
Hall, Gus
1970
Irene _____
1991
Meyers, George
1989
Box/Folder Accession
4/71 5185-001
General Correspondence Of Others
1970, Undated
4/72 5185-001
Writings
1973, 1989-1990
4/73 5185-001
Writings Of Others
1971-1974
box-folder:oversize
9/21 5185-001
Subject Series – Bridges, Harry
1990-1991
9/22 5185-001
Clippings
1992, Undated
Teamster Records
Box/Folder Accession
7/1 5185-001
Organizational Features
1991, Undated
7/2 5185-001
Historical Features – “the Teamsters’ Story”
Undated
7/3 5185-001
Chronologies
Undated
box-folder:oversize
9/23 5185-001
General Correspondence Of Ronald Magden
1988-1996
Box/Folder
7/4 5185-001
Contracts
c. 1988
7/5-6 5185-001
Court Rulings
1962, 1989
7/7-8 5185-001
Writings
1959, Undated
box-folder:oversize
11/2 5185-001
Census Record
1900
Box/Folder
7/9 5185-001
Lists - Members
Undated
7/10 5185-001
Notes Of Ronald Magden
Undated
box-folder:oversize
11/3 5185-001
Notes Of Ronald Magden “historical Evolution Of Seattle Teamster Unions”
Undated
Box/Folder
7/11 5185-001
Exhibit Catalogue (and Enclosures)
“Teams Trucks Tri-Motors and Trains – the Transporation
Paintings of Ollie C. Ziegler”
1991
7/12 5185-001
Membership Manual
circa 1985
7/13 5185-001
Newsletter – Western Conference Of Teamsters
1990
7/14 5185-001
Bibliographies
Undated
7/15 5185-001
Maps
Undated
7/16 5185-001
Chart
1991, Undated
7/17 5185-001
Photographs And Negatives
General Notes: Photographic prints in this accession were removed and moved to the Ronald Magden Photograph Collection, Photo Collection #1106.
1919, 1928, 1937, Undated
box-folder:oversize
11/4 5185-001
Photographs
General Notes: Photographic prints in this accession were removed and moved to the Ronald Magden Photograph Collection, Photo Collection #1106.
1941-1942
mapcase
Map case Drawer 1 5185-001
Photographs
General Notes: Photographic prints in this accession were removed and moved to the Ronald Magden Photograph Collection, Photo Collection #1106.
1941-1942
Box/Folder
7/18 5185-001
Subject Series – Working Women
1984-1986
7/19-21 5185-001
Ephemera
1991, Undated
7/22 5185-001
Portfolio (empty, Contained Madgen’s Notes)
Undated
Clippings
Box/Folder Accession
7/23-25 5185-001
Official Magazine of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Stablemen and Helpers of America
1919-1939, Undated
7/26 5185-001
Seattle Union Record
1972
7/27 5185-001
Washington Teamster
1942, 1972-1979, 1988
7/28 5185-001
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
1892-1927, 1974, 1993, Undated
7/29-36 5185-001
Miscellaneous
1894-1994, Undated
box-folder:oversize Accession
9/24-27, 11/5-7, 12/4 5185-001
Clippings
1898-1996
Seattle Teamsters
Box/Folder Accession
7/37-40 5185-001
Chronologies
Undated
box-folder:oversize
9/28 5185-001
Constitution Of The Team Drivers’ International Union Of America
1899
Box/Folder
7/41 5185-001
General Correspondence Of Employer’s Association Of Washington
1914-1915
7/42 5185-001
Minutes Of WCLU
1903
7/43 5185-001
Writings
1913, Undated
box-folder:oversize
11/8 5185-001
Lists
1900, 1988
Box/Folder
7/44-51 5185-001
Notes Of Ronald Magden
circa 1989
box-folder:oversize
11/9 5185-001
Map
1888
Box/Folder
7/52 5185-001
Photographs (photocopies)
1913
Clippings
Box/Folder Accession
7/53-54 5185-001
Seattle Union Record
1915-1928
7/55-60 5185-001
Seattle Times
1901-1934
7/61 5185-001
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
1917-1920
7/62 5185-001
re: David Beck
1993
box-folder:oversize
11/10 5185-001
re: David Beck
1993
box-folder:oversize Accession
11/11 5185-001
Clippings
1899-1918
Tacoma Teamsters
Box/Folder Accession
8/1 5185-001
Constitution Of Teamster’s Retirees Association
Undated
Chronologies
Box/Folder Accession
8/2-3 5185-001
Local 313, 1984-1939
Undated
8/4 5185-001
Washington State Teamster Unions and WWII
Undated
8/5 5185-001
Bakery Drivers Local #567
Undated
Tacoma Teamsters Miscellany
Undated
Box/Folder Accession
8/6 5185-001
Minutes Of “TTC”
1905-1906
8/7 5185-001
Agreements
1958
Interview Transcripts
Box/Folder Accession
8/8 5185-001
Black, Clyde
1989
8/9 5185-001
Curran, Charles and Mary Louise
1988
8/10 5185-001
Johnson, Leon C.
1989
8/11 5185-001
Vogel, Art
circa 1989
Box/Folder Accession
8/12 5185-001
Writings Of Others
Undated
8/13 5185-001
Ledger Index Pages
Undated
11/12 5185-001
Lists
Undated
8/14 5185-001
Notes Of Ronald Magden
1989-1991
8/15 5185-001
Photographs (one Print, Others Photocopies)
1908, 1928-1930, Undated
Clippings
Box/Folder Accession
8/16-18 5185-001
Tacoma Labor Advocate
1917-1959
8/19 5185-001
Tacoma Daily Ledger
1932-1939
8/20 5185-001
Washington Teamster
1941-1979
8/21 5185-001
Seattle Union Record
1919-1925
box-folder:oversize Accession
11/13 5185-001
Clippings
1935-1951
Spokane Teamsters
Box/Folder Accession
8/22 5185-001
Chronologies
Undated
8/23 5185-001
General Correspondence Of Ronald Magden
1989
8/24 5185-001
Membership Roster
circa 1989
8/25 5185-001
Writings Of Ronald Magden--History Of Inland Empire Teamster Unions
Undated
8/26 5185-001
Writings Of Others
Undated
box-folder:oversize
11/14 5185-001
Writings Of Others
1937, 1954, Undated
Box/Folder
8/27 5185-001
Notes Of Ronald Magden
Undated
8/28 5185-001
Lists
1989
8/29 5185-001
Directories
1889-1905
8/30 5185-001
Miscellany
Undated
Clippings
Box/Folder Accession
8/31-32 5185-001
Spokane Spokesman Review
1893-1919
8/33-34 5185-001
Spokane Labor World
1910-1947
8/35 5185-001
Spokane Chronicle
1890-1917
8/36 5185-001
Washington Teamster
1942-1977
8/37 5185-001
Miscellaneous
1890-1923, 1944-1987
box-folder:oversize Accession
11/15 5185-001
Clippings
1911-1934, 1964
Western Washington Teamsters
Box/Folder Accession
8/38 5185-001
Chronologies
Undated
8/39 5185-001
Notes
Undated
Clippings
Box/Folder Accession
8/40 5185-001
Everett Labor Journal
1910-1937
8/41-42 5185-001
Washington Teamster
1953-1977
8/43 5185-001
Tacoma Labor Advocate
1957-1958
Spokane Labor World
1946
Box/Folder Accession
8/44 5185-001
Central Washington Teamsters
1952-1969
Newspaper Unions Publishing Company
Box/Folder Accession
8/45 5185-001
Organizational Features
1952
8/46 5185-001
Incoming Letters
1952-1968, 1983-1986.
8/47 5185-001
General Correspondence
re: Annual Shareholders Meeting
1963, 1971-1984
8/48 5185-001
Minutes
1954-1955, 1970-1985
box-folder:oversize
12/5 5185-001
Minutes
1956-1974
Box/Folder
8/49-50 5185-001
Financial Records
1952-1986
8/51 5185-001
Stock Certificates
Undated
8/52 5185-001
Agreements
1952
8/53 5185-001
Exemption Affidavit
1953
8/54 5185-001
Writings Of Others
Undated
8/55 5185-001
Subject Series
Portland Reporter
1961
box:oversize Accession
9-12 5185-001
Oversized Material (as Described Above)
1888-1996

Accession No. 5185-002: Ronald Magden collection, UndatedReturn to Top

12.9 cubic feet (15 boxes)

Scope and Content: Ronald Magden's labor history research files

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Some restrictions exist on copying, quotation or publication. Contact Repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Donor: Ronald E. Magden, August 17, 2011.

Processing Info: Partially processed.

Photographic prints in this accession were removed and moved to the Ronald Magden Photograph Collection, Photo Collection #1106.

Arrangement: The second accession is divided into five series:
  • Research Files
  • American Legion Hall Post #2
  • Longshore History
  • Tacoma History
  • Washington State Labor Documents
The first series, Research Files, is arranged chronologically. The second series, American Legion Hall Post #2 is arranged by material type and then chronologically. The third series, Longshore History has a number of subseries. The first is a general subseries which includes categories such as: Constitutions, Contracts and Agreements, Convention Proceedings, International Longshoremen's Association (ILA), International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU), Photographs, Publications, Safety, Strikes, Waterfront Employers' Association (WEA), and the Washington Legislative League (WLL). Most of the materials are arranged chronologically, by organization, or by material type and then chronologically. The other subseries under Longshore History are Bellingham, National Labor Relations Board, Port Angeles, Portland, Port Townsend, San Francisco, Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver. Most the the materials are arranged chronologically or by creator or material type and then chronologically. The fourth series, Tacoma History is arranged chronologically. The fifth series, Washington State Labor Documents, is arranged by location and then chronologically.
Container(s) Description Dates
Research Files
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 5185-002
Writings of Others
Scope and Content:
  • ʺCentralia: Tragedy and Trialʺ by Ben Hur Lampman
  • ʺHarry Bridges: The Rise and Fall of Radical Labor in the United Statesʺ by Charles P. Larrowe
  • Pacific Maritime Association articles
  • ʺThe General Strike in San Franciscoʺ by Richard T. La Piere
  • ʺSan Francisco: Act Oneʺ by Robert Cantwell
  • ʺThe Beloved Sinnerʺ by Agnes Repplier
  • ʺAmerican Public Opinion Reflected in the Pollsʺ by Dorothy Borg
  • ʺTacoma, the Manufacturing and Shipping Center of the Pacific Northwestʺ
  • ʺHistory of Employers' Associations in the United Statesʺ by Clarence E. Bonnett
  • ʺSeasonal Unemployment in Washington"
  • "Building Bridges: Newsletter of the Center for Labor Studiesʺ
  • ʺIn the Name of History: A Disciplinary Critique of Orlando Fals Borda's Historia doble de la costa'ʺ by Charles Bergquist
  • ʺThe Birth of A State: The Journal of The Washington State Constitutional Convention 1889ʺ edited by Charles M Rosen, Beverly Paulik Gates
  • ʺ1896 Record of American and Foreign Shippingʺ published by the American Shipmasters' Association
1896-1994
1/2 5185-002
Papers, Notes, Clippings on Unions and Japanese
1913-1999
1/3 5185-002
Miscellaneous Papers
Scope and Content:
  • National Negro Labor Council Statement: ʺBrownell Adds to Our Shameʺ
  • Warning from Roger Ebert to Avoid Northwest Film Festival Showing of Karl Krogstad's film ʺSex with an Octopus"
  • Brochures: The Harry Bridges Institutes Video History Project
  • International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) articles
  • Stanford Law Review
  • Ernie Tanner Scholarship Fund
1934-2001
1/4 5185-002
Magden Notes, Clippings, Writings of Others
Scope and Content:
  • General Perspective and Program: ILWU Negotiating Committee
  • Pacific Maritime Association Bulletin, 1958
  • ʺThe Oxford Group and the Strike of the Seattle Longshoremen in 1934ʺ by Eckard V. Toy, 1978
  • ʺChapter VII: Our Seattle Revolutionʺ from I Change Worlds: the Remaking of an American by Anna Louise Strong, 1937
  • ʺEarly Washington State Labor Historyʺ by Stanley Nelson, 1938; ʺAnd the Challenges of Our Second Centuryʺ from United Mine Worker's Journal
  • Longshore articles, 1990
  • Tacoma's News Tribune, June 2005
  • ʺReform Politics in Seattle During the Progressive Eraʺ by Mansel Blackford, 1968
  • ʺLeftward Tilt on the Pacific Slope: Indigenous Unionism and the Struggle Against AFL Hegemony in the State of Washingtonʺ by Carlos Schwantes, 1979
  • ʺA Tale of Two Ports;ʺ Seattle Times, 1995
1958-2005
1/5 5185-002
Clippings: Non-Union
1961-2000
1/6 5185-002
Miscellaneous Papers
Scope and Content:
  • Japanese History
  • Longshore History
  • Seattle World’s Fair History
1962-1997
1/7 5185-002
Miscellaneous Papers
Scope and Content:
  • Business Cards
  • Receipts
  • Longshoremen: Clayton Jones Biography
1963-1998
1/8 5185-002
Clippings: Unions (Non-Longshore)
1964-1998
1/9 5185-002
Manuscript
1980
1/10 5185-002
Miscellaneous Papers
Scope and Content:
  • Longshore History Article: “Fifty years on the docks” by Magden
  • Newspaper: Northwest Black Pioneers News
1984-2003
1/11 5185-002
Notes, Correspondence: Post World War II Japanese History Project
1986-1990
1/12 5185-002
Notes: Longshore History
1987-1991
1/13 5185-002
Miscellaneous Papers
Scope and Content:
  • Northwest Trek Living History Project Script: "The Railroader"
  • Longshore History Newsletter: “On the Waterfront”
  • Port of Tacoma Program: 55th Anniversary of the 1934 Strike
1988-1989
1/14 5185-002
Writings of Others
Scope and Content:
  • “Fink, the Labor Connection” by Archie Green
  • “Popular Front Unionism in a Small Place: The Woodworkers of Pacific County, Washington, 1935-1941” by Jeremy R. Egolf
  • “Waterfront Poems” by Alfredo Valenzuela
1988-1990
1/15 5185-002
Correspondence: Harry Bridges Memorial Committee
1992
1/16 5185-002
Miscellaneous Papers
Scope and Content:
  • “A History of Seattle Waterfront Workers” Publication
  • Correspondence re: Publication of “Furusato”
  • Pamphlets, Correspondence: Citizens for a Healthy Bay Harry Bridges
1992-2005
1/17 5185-002
University of Washington Tacoma Student Questions on Longshoremen
1998
1/18 5185-002
Book: Furusato: Tacoma Pierce County Japanese by Ronald Magden
1998
1/19 5185-002
Miscellaneous Papers and Photographs
Scope and Content:
  • Tacoma Longshore Presentation Outline by Magden
  • Photographs: Harry Bridges, Local 19
Undated
1/20 5185-002
Biographical Notecards
Undated
American Legion Hall Post #2
History Indexes
Box/Folder Accession
2/1 5185-002
History Index (Part 1/2)
1947-1958
2/2 5185-002
History Index (Part 2/2)
1956-1961
Minutes
Box/Folder Accession
2/3 5185-002
Minutes (Part 1/4)
1941-1947
2/4 5185-002
Minutes (Part 2/4)
1959-1961
2/5 5185-002
Minutes (Part 3/4)
1960-1964
2/6 5185-002
Minutes (Part 4/4)
1966-1968
Longshore History
General
Box/Folder Accession
2/7 5185-002
Miscellaneous Papers
Scope and Content:
  • Graph: Historical Evolution of Major Tacoma Longshore Unions
  • Member Records: Marine Cooks’ and Stewards’ Association of the Pacific Coast
  • Minutes: Seattle Strike Committee, 1937
  • Incoming Communications: Secretary of ILWU Sub-District Council of Puget Sound Area District 38, 1937
  • Clippings
  • 1934 Strike
  • Harry Bridges
  • Stevedores
  • ILWU Newspaper: The Hook
  • Agenda: ILWU Clerk and Walking Boss Caucus, 2005
  • Correspondence: Puget Sound Council Pacific Maritime Association
  • ILA
  • W.C. Dawson
  • List: Longshore Leadership
  • Script: “Mercer Girls” Radio Program, 1939
  • Tacoma Cemetery Records
1889-2005
2/8 5185-002
Miscellaneous Papers
Scope and Content:
  • ʺThe Tacoma Waterfront;ʺ ʺLife and Work of the Tacoma Longshoremenʺ
  • Tacoma Sunday Ledger, 1898
  • Property Inventory Update
  • Founders of ILWU Local 19
  • ILWU Pensioners' Club
1898-1998
2/9 5185-002
Writings of Others
Scope and Content:
  • “Wages and Hours of Labor,” Monthly Labor Review, 1921
  • “Industrial Democracy: The Longshoremen’s Association,” by Luke Grant
  • The Outlook, 1906
  • “The Ship Must Sail on Time,” by Ernest Pool
  • Everybody’s Magazine, 1908
  • “The Longshoremen and the War,” by Ruth Pickering
  • The Survey, 1916, 1917-1920
  • “A Peculiar Eight Hour Problem,” by William Z. Ripley
  • Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1919
  • “Peace along Shore: How the Longshoremen Settle Difference with Employers,” by B.M. Squires
  • The Survey, 1920
  • “Longshore,” by William Z. Ripley, The Survey, 1922
  • “Five Men on a Dead Man’s Chest, Yo, Ho!” by Robert W. Bruère, The Survey, 1922
  • “Dockwallopers,” by Paul Peters, The American Mercury, 1930
  • “Harbor-Workers,” by Lewis W. Hine
1906-1934
2/10 5185-002
International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) and International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) Papers: Correspondence, Bulletins, Donation List
1907-1938
13/1 5185-002
ILA and ILWU Charters OVERSIZE
1908-1953
2/11 5185-002
Reports: Wage Scales and Working Conditions
1918-1932
2/12 5185-002
Articles and Reports: Working Conditions
1921-1967
2/13 5185-002
Ledger
1930
2/14 5185-002
ILA and ILWU Papers: Minutes, Arbitrations, Petitioner’s Exhibits
1934-1940
2/15 5185-002
Correspondence: Arbitrator’s Award
1935
2/16 5185-002
Bulletins: “Daily Radio News,” “The Northern Line”
1938
2/17 5185-002
Membership Cards
1943-1949
2/18 5185-002
Memorandum of Understanding: Pacific Maritime Association and International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union
1958-1998
2/19 5185-002
Correspondence, Articles: Maritime Workers Historical Association
1979-1980
2/20 5185-002
Miscellaneous Papers
Scope and Content:
  • Letters
  • Newspaper: The Dispatcher, 2004
  • Labor Songs
  • Newsletter: UW Center for Labor Studies,1999
  • Visitor's Guide: Port of Tacoma
1982-2004
2/21 5185-002
Miscellaneous Papers
Scope and Content:
  • Magazine: Marine Digest, 1987
  • Brochure: “Fred Zinn: Artist of the Working Waterfront,”1992
  • Ephemera: “The Working Longshoremen, Tacoma Seafood Extravaganza,” 1991
  • Conference Schedule: UW Center for Labor Studies
  • “Workers in the Global Economy: Organizing for a New Century,” 1995
  • Newspaper Article: CIO
  • “Bibliography: Seattle General Strike”
  • Report: “International Longshore and Warehouse Union Longshore, Clerk and Walking Boss Caucus,” 2002
1987-2002
2/22 5185-002
Working Papers: Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies Student
1994-1999
2/23 5185-002
Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) Annual Report
1995
Books, Brochures, Pamphlets
Box/Folder Accession
3 5185-002
United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Bulletin No. 550 "Cargo Handling and Longshore Labor Conditions"
1932
3 5185-002
"Pacific Coast Longshoremen's Strike of 1934, Arbitration Before National Longshoremen's Board, Oral Argmnt of Herman Phleger, Esq. on behalf of Waterfront Employers"
1935
3 5185-002
"Maritime Labor Board, Report to the President and to the Congress”
1940
3 5185-002
"First Report Un-American Activities in Washington State" by the Joint Legislative Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities
1948
3 5185-002
"Report From Europe, By the Rank and File Delegation of the International Longshoremen's & Warehousemen's Union, With Foreword By Harry Bridges"
1949
3 5185-002
Pacific Maritime Association (PMA): Supercargo List-Washington Area
1974
3 5185-002
ILWU Time Book
2000
Constitutions
Box/Folder Accession
3 5185-002
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Constitution
1928
3 5185-002
ILWU Local 13 Constitution
1948
3 5185-002
ILWU Constitution
1961
3 5185-002
ILWU Constitution
1965
3 5185-002
Marine Clerks Association, Local 63, International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Constitution, Appendix, and Rules of Order"
1965
3 5185-002
ILWU Constitution
1967
3 5185-002
International Longshoremen's & Warehousemen's Union Local 52 Constitution, Port Supplement and Working Rules of the Checkers, Supercargoes, and Supervisors Association of the State of Washington
1967
3 5185-002
Marine Clerks Association, Local 63, International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Constitution and Rules of Order
1974
3 5185-002
ILWU (2 copies)
1975
3 5185-002
ILWU Constitution
1977
3 5185-002
ILWU Constitution
1979
3 5185-002
ILWU Local 142 Constitution
1979
3 5185-002
ILWU Constitution (2 copies)
1981
3 5185-002
ILWU Constitution (3 copies)
1988
3 5185-002
ILWU Constitution (5 copies)
1991
3 5185-002
ILWU Constitution (3 copies)
1994
3 5185-002
ILWU Constitution
1997
Contracts and Agreements
Box/Folder Accession
3 5185-002
"Agreement Between Pacific Coast Longshore Division ILWU and Waterfront Employers of the Pacific Coast on behalf of Waterfront Employers of Washington, Waterfront Employers of Portland, Waterfront Employers Association of San Francisco, Waterfront Employers Association of Southern California"
1938
3 5185-002
"Pacific Longshore Agreement: With Working and Dispatching Rules for the Ports of the Colombia River and Portland and Vancouver Dock Agreement"
1948-1951
3 5185-002
"Agreements Covering: Longshoremen and Dock Workers in the Ports of Tacoma, Port Angeles and Anacortes (10/1/54), Checkers and Supervisors in the Port of Tacoma (10/1/54), I.B.L. Foremen (6/25/56)
1956
3 5185-002
Pacific Coast Longshore Agreement
1961-1966
3 5185-002
Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document
1966-1971
3 5185-002
"Container Freight Station Supplement to the Pacific Coast Longshore and Clerks' Agreement" Between ILWU and Pacific Maritime Association
1966-1971
3 5185-002
Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document (2 copies)
1966-1971
3 5185-002
Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document
1973-1975
3 5185-002
Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document
1975-1978
3 5185-002
Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document
1978-1981
3 5185-002
All Alaska Longshore Agreement
1981-1984
3 5185-002
Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document (2 copies)
1981-1984
3 5185-002
Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document (3 copies)
1984-1987
3 5185-002
Pacific Coast Clerks’ Contract Document
1987-1990
3 5185-002
Pacific Coast Walking Bosses & Foremen’s Agreement
1987-1990
3 5185-002
Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document (3 copies)
1987-1990
4 5185-002
Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document (6 copies)
1990-1993
4 5185-002
Pacific Coast Clerks’ Contract Document
1993-1996
4 5185-002
Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document (3 copies)
1993-1996
4 5185-002
Pacific Coast Walking Bosses & Foremen’s Agreement
1996-1999
4 5185-002
Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document (3 copies)
1996-1999
4 5185-002
Pacific Coast Longshore Contract Document (3 copies)
1999-2002
Convention Proceedings
Box/Folder Accession
13/2 5185-002
ILA and ILWU Convention Proceedings OVERSIZE
1899-1929
13/3 5185-002
ILA and ILWU Convention Proceedings OVERSIZE
1934-1967
5/1 5185-002
ILA: Pacific Coast District Convention Proceedings (Copy 1)
1935
5/2 5185-002
ILA: Pacific Coast District Convention Proceedings (Copy 2)
1935
5/3 5185-002
ILA: Pacific Coast District Convention Proceedings (Copy 1)
1936
5/4 5185-002
ILA: Pacific Coast District Convention Proceedings (Copy 2)
1936
4 5185-002
ILA: Pacific Coast District Convention Proceedings (3 copies)
1937
5/5 5185-002
ILA: Pacific Coast District Convention Proceedings
1939
4 5185-002
ILWU Convention Proceedings (2 copies)
1938
5/6 5185-002
ILWU Convention Proceedings
1976
5/7 5185-002
ILWU Convention Proceedings
1983
5/8 5185-002
Maritime Federation of the Pacific Coast Convention Proceedings (Copy 1)
1936
5/9 5185-002
Maritime Federation of the Pacific Coast Convention Proceedings (Copy 2)
1936
4 5185-002
Maritime Federation of the Pacific Coast Convention Proceedings
1939
5/10 5185-002
Washington State Industrial Union Council, Council of Industrial Organizations (CIO) Convention Proceedings
1948
International Longshoremen's Association (ILA)
Box/Folder Accession
5/11 5185-002
Roster: Officers and Members
1916
5/12 5185-002
Correspondence, Proposals: Modification of Arbitrator’s Award
1934-1936
5/13 5185-002
Correspondence: Removal of Harry Bridges
1936
5/14 5185-002
Memorandum, Correspondence: Sailor’s Union and Scaler’s Union Settlement
1936
5/15 5185-002
Minutes: Pacific Coast District Executive Board
1936
5/16 5185-002
Minutes: Sub-District Council of Puget Sound Area
1936-1937
International Warehousemen's and Longshoremen's Union (ILWU)
Box/Folder Accession
5/17 5185-002
Report: Unemployment Insurance
1959
5/18 5185-002
Miscellaneous Papers
Scope and Content:
  • International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union Convention Proceedings
  • Correspondence
  • Clippings
  • Trade Unions
  • United Farm Workers
1965-1979
5/19 5185-002
Minutes: Puget Sound District Council Meeting
1991
5/20 5185-002
Book: A History of the Federated Auxiliaries of the ILWU, 1934-1984 by Joan Fox
1993
5/21 5185-002
Directories
1995-1997, 1999
6/1 5185-002
Speech: Del Egbert at the Longshore Clerk and Walking Boss Caucus of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union
1996
6/2 5185-002
Coast Committee Reports: Contract Bargaining
2003
Foriegn Policy
Box/Folder Accession
6/3 5185-002
Vietnam
1956-1970
6/4 5185-002
Cambodia
1970-1979
6/5 5185-002
Chile
1974-2005
6/6 5185-002
South Africa
1976-1988
6/7 5185-002
El Salvador
1980-1991
6/8 5185-002
Korea and the Philippines
Scope and Content:
  • Kim Dae Jung
  • Marcos Murders in Seattle
1981-1990
6/9 5185-002
International Trade
1987-1997
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union-Pacific Maritime Association (ILWU-PMA) Healthcare Pamphlets and Brochures
Box/Folder Accession
7 5185-002
Death, Accidental Death and Accidental Dismemberment Benefit Programs
1990
7 5185-002
Death, Accidental Death and Accidental Dismemberment Benefit Programs
1992
7 5185-002
Death, Accidental Death and Accidental Dismemberment Benefit Programs
Undated
7 5185-002
Hearing Aid Program
1992
7 5185-002
Non-Choice Port Plan, Hospital-Medical-Surgical Benefits (2 copies)
1989
7 5185-002
Non-Choice Port Plan, Hospital-Medical-Surgical Benefits (2 copies)
Undated
7 5185-002
Pension Plan
1995
7 5185-002
Supplemental Welfare Benefit Plan (2 copies)
1989
7 5185-002
Welfare Plan (2 copies)
1977
7 5185-002
Welfare Plan
1982
7 5185-002
Welfare Plan
1992
7 5185-002
Welfare Plan (3 copies)
1994
7 5185-002
Welfare Plan (2 copies)
1995
7 5185-002
Welfare Plan
Undated
7 5185-002
Welfare Plan
Undated
7 5185-002
Welfare Plan Brochure Folder
Undated
7 5185-002
Welfare Plan, Longshore Dental Programs
1994
7 5185-002
Welfare Plan, Longshore Dental Programs
1999
Photographs
Box/Folder Accession
8/1 5185-002
Motor Ship (M/S) Marie Bakke
1926
13/4 5185-002
Second Annual Convention of International Longshoremen OVERSIZE
1939
13/5 5185-002
Unidentified Speaker OVERSIZE
Undated
8/3 5185-002
Waterfront, Union Members
Undated
8/4 5185-002
Waterfront, Union Members
Undated
Publications
Box/Folder Accession
13/6 5185-002
Pacific Coast Longshoreman Volume 1 OVERSIZE
1935
13/7 5185-002
Pacific Coast Longshoreman Volume 1 OVERSIZE
1935-1936
8/5 5185-002
Voice of the Federation,West Coast Sailors, Teamster's Bulletin, Pacific Coast Longshoremen
1937-1938
8/6 5185-002
The Dispatcher
1972-1999
8/7 5185-002
Pacific Maritime, Pacific Gateway
1996, 2005-2006
13/5 5185-002
The Anchor Light
2006
Safety
Box/Folder Accession
8/8 5185-002
Safety Research
1929-1996
8/9 5185-002
Safety Seminar Papers
1994
Booklets
Box/Folder Accession
7 5185-002
Longshoring Industry, OSHA Safety and Health Standards
1975
7 5185-002
Longshoring Industry, OSHA Safety and Health Standards (2 copies)
1985
7 5185-002
Pacific Coast Marine Safety Code
1947
7 5185-002
Pacific Coast Marine Safety Code (3 copies)
1949
7 5185-002
Pacific Coast Marine Safety Code
1967
7 5185-002
Pacific Coast Marine Safety Code (4 copies)
1979
7 5185-002
Pacific Coast Marine Safety Code (4 copies)
1987
7 5185-002
Pacific Coast Marine Safety Code (3 copies)
1990
7 5185-002
Pacific Coast Marine Safety Code (3 copies)
1993
7 5185-002
Pacific Coast Marine Safety Code (3 copies)
1996
7 5185-002
Pacific Coast Marine Safety Code
1999
7 5185-002
Waterfront Safety
1989
U.S. Department of Labor Brochures
Box/Folder Accession
7 5185-002
"Dunnage"
Undated
7 5185-002
"The Hatch Tender"
Undated
7 5185-002
"Slips on Ships"
Undated
Strikes
1934 Strike
Box/Folder Accession
8/10 5185-002
Coroner’s Inquest: Deaths of Sperry and Bordoise
1934
8/11 5185-002
Article: “Seattle Longshoremen and the Great Maritime Strike of 1934” by Ronald Magden
Undated
1936/1937 Strike
Box/Folder Accession
8/12 5185-002
Newspaper: The Tacoma Times
1939
8/13 5185-002
Radio Broadcast Transcripts: “Voice of the Maritime Unions”
1936
8/14 5185-002
Newspaper advertisement
1937
8/15 5185-002
Financial Records: Seattle Joint Strike Committee
1936-1937
Bulletins
Box/Folder Accession
8/16 5185-002
ILA Local 38-12 Northwest Joint Strike Committee; Letter to Dewey Bennett ILA Local 38-79; Joint Policy Committee; San Francisco ILA Women’s Voice; Pacific Coast Marine Firemen Oilers, Water-tenders and Wipers Association; ILA Local 38-82
1934-1936
8/17 5185-002
American Radio Telegraphists Association (ARTA)
1939
8/18 5185-002
San Pedro Joint Strike Committee
1936
8/19 5185-002
Joint Strike Committee
1936-1937
8/20 5185-002
Vancouver
1936-1937
8/21 5185-002
Portland ILA Local 38-78 The Hook
1939-1967
8/22 5185-002
San Francisco ILA Local 38-79
1936-1937
8/23 5185-002
San Francisco Marine Cooks and Stewards Association of the Pacific Coast
1936-1937
8/24 5185-002
San Francisco Masters, Mates and Pilots of America Local 90
1936-1937
8/25 5185-002
West Coast Sailors
1936-1937
8/26 5185-002
Northwest Joint Strike Committee
1937
8/27 5185-002
American Student Union Appeal Against Strikebreaking
Undated
Minutes
Box/Folder Accession
8/28 5185-002
Joint Northwest Strike Committee (Part 1/2)
1936-1937
8/29 5185-002
Joint Northwest Strike Committee (Part 2/2)
1936-1937
8/30 5185-002
Portland Joint Strike Committee
1936-1937
8/31 5185-002
San Francisco Joint Policy Committee
1936-1937
1948 Strike
Box/Folder Accession
8/32 5185-002
Correspondence, Bulletins, Clippings
1948
8/33 5185-002
Correspondence
1948
Waterfront Employer's Association (WEA): W.C. Dawson Ledgers
Box/Folder Accession
8/34 5185-002
Finances
1919-1935
8/35 5185-002
Finances
1923-1933
8/36 5185-002
Finances
1938-1945
9/1 5185-002
Basic Agreements and Arbitration Awards
1935-1938
9/2 5185-002
Arbitration Awards
1939-1941
9/3 5185-002
Collective Reporting Data
1938-1939
9/4 5185-002
Quarterly Meeting
1940
9/5 5185-002
Quarterly Meeting
1940
9/6 5185-002
Quarterly Meeting
1941
9/7 5185-002
Annual Meeting
1941
Washington Legislative League (WLL): W.C. Dawson
Box/Folder Accession
9/8 5185-002
Notepad, Brief of Respondent
1922,1948
9/9 5185-002
Accounts Statement
1928
Bellingham
Box/Folder Accession
9/10 5185-002
Disciplinary Notices
1937
National Labor Relations Board
Box/Folder Accession
9/11 5185-002
Resolution, Questionnaires
1939
7 5185-002
"United States of America Before the National Labor Relations Board Nineteenth Region, In the matter of Shipowners Association of the Pacific Coast, Waterfront Employer's Association of the Pacific Coast, Waterfront Employers of Washington, et al and International Longshoremen's Association Affiliated with the A.F. of L., Local No. 38-83, Local No. 38-86 and Local No. 38-97, Consolidated Cases No. XIX-R-568, No. XIX-R-569, No. XIX-R-570, Brief of Petitioners, John Geisness, L.B. Sulgrove, Attorneys for Petitioners" (3 copies)
ca. 1940
San Francisco
Box/Folder Accession
9/12 5185-002
Court Documents
1941
9/13 5185-002
Hearing Transcript
1941
Seattle
Box/Folder Accession
9/14 5185-002
List of Witnesses, Rebuttal
1938
Tacoma
Box/Folder Accession
9/15 5185-002
Memorandum, Court Documents, Washington Employers' Association Articles of Incorporation
1937-1941
9/16 5185-002
Correspondence, Court Documents
1941
9/17 5185-002
Witness Testimonies
1941
Port Angeles
Box/Folder Accession
13/9 5185-002
Clippings: ILA OVERSIZE
1941
Portland
Box/Folder Accession
9/18 5185-002
Correspondence, Minutes, Reports: Steam Schooners Arbitration
1937
9/19 5185-002
Untitled Manuscript re: Admission of African Americans to ILWU Local 8
Undated
Port Townsend
Box/Folder Accession
9/20 5185-002
Photograph: ILWU Members
Undated
San Francisco
Box/Folder Accession
9/21 5185-002
Minutes, Correspondence: Voices of the Federation Editorial Board
1936-1937
9/22 5185-002
Pamphlet: “Waterfront Writers and Artists”
1980
9/23 5185-002
Clippings: Longshoremen
1985-1987
9/24 5185-002
Student Paper: “The Great Awakening: A History of the 1919 San Francisco Riggers’ and Stevedores’ Strike” by Mary Joy Renfro
1994
Jake Arnautoff
Box/Folder Accession
9/25 5185-002
Work on the Waterfront: A Longshore Artist's View (3 copies)
1996
Herb Mills
Box/Folder Accession
9/26 5185-002
Correspondence, Articles
1976-1987
9/27 5185-002
Speech: “The San Francisco Waterfront”
1982
ILWU Local 10
Box/Folder Accession
9/28 5185-002
Interview Transcript: Louis Goldblatt
1978
9/29 5185-002
Interview Transcript, Article, Memorial Service: George Benet
1978-1990
Seattle
Box/Folder Accession
10/1 5185-002
Minutes: Joint Executive Committee of Longshoremen and Truckers and Waterfront Employers
1921-1933
10/2 5185-002
National Longshore Board Hearings
1934
10/3 5185-002
Correspondence: Seattle Provisional Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy
1936
10/4 5185-002
Honorable Withdrawal Cards: ILA Local 38-12, ILWU Local 19
1936-1942
10/5 5185-002
Metal Trades Council Papers: Member Roster, Miscellaneous Notes
1948-1983
American Communications Association (ACA) 6
Box/Folder Accession
10/6 5185-002
Correspondence
1937-1941
Tom Ballard
Box/Folder Accession
10/7 5185-002
Play Script: The New Tide
Undated
Ray Fox
Box/Folder Accession
10/8 5185-002
Manuscript: ILWU History
Undated
ILA Local 38-12
Box/Folder Accession
10/9 5185-002
Correspondence
1934-1936
10/10 5185-002
Letters, Member Roster
1936
10/11 5185-002
Correspondence
1936
10/12 5185-002
Correspondence, Reports, Bulletins
1936
10/13 5185-002
Correspondence: Simpson and Modesto Defense Funds
1936
ILWU Local 19
Box/Folder Accession
10/14 5185-002
Cemetery Records
1917-1923
10/15 5185-002
Clearance Committee Passes
1948
10/16 5185-002
Correspondence: Welfare, Insurance, Benefits
1952-1955
10/17 5185-002
Correspondence: Group Health
1953-1955
10/18 5185-002
Correspondence: Safety
1995-2003
ILWU Local 52
Box/Folder Accession
10/21 5185-002
Time Book: Supercargo-Supervisors, Checker's Association
1974
Photographs
Box/Folder Accession
10/22 5185-002
Seattle Joint Labor Relations Board
1965
10/23 5185-002
Waterfront, Union Members, Local 19 Dispatch Hall
Undated
10/24 5185-002
Waterfront, Union Members, Harry Bridges
Undated
10/25 5185-002
Waterfront, Union Members, 1934 Strike
Undated
10/26 5185-002
Negatives: Waterfront, International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union Local 19
Undated
13/10 5185-002
Waterfront Pier OVERSIZE
Undated
13/11 5185-002
Waterfront Pier OVERSIZE
Undated
Harold E. Smith
Box/Folder Accession
10/27 5185-002
Manuscript: “Working the Seattle Waterfront in 1935”
Undated
Waterfront Employers of Washington
Box/Folder Accession
10/28 5185-002
Correspondence
1939
10/29 5185-002
Correspondence, Minutes
1947-1950
10/30 5185-002
Minutes: Strike Policy Committee
1948
10/31 5185-002
Correspondence: Board of Trustees
1951-1959
Tacoma
Box/Folder Accession
10/32 5185-002
Articles of Incorporation: Tacoma Stevedores and Rigging Company
1886, 2003
10/33 5185-002
Notes, Clippings: Tacoma Central Labor Council
1916-1990
10/34 5185-002
Articles, Photographs: McLean Trucking Co., 1949 Longshore Accident
1949-2006
10/35 5185-002
Minutes: ILA/ILWU Women’s Auxiliaries
1952-1986
10/36 5185-002
Miscellaneous Papers
Scope and Content:
  • Pamphlets: Labor Management Relations Act
  • “Why Did the Tacoma Longshoremen Choose to Remain Outside the ILWU for Twenty Years?” by Ottilie Markholt
  • Minutes
1959, 1993
10/37 5185-002
Area Wage Surveys
1969-1993
10/38 5185-002
Speeches, Presentation, Magazine: Port of Tacoma
1987-1990
10/39 5185-002
Papers, Ephemera: Spaghetti Extravaganza
1988-1997
10/40 5185-002
Manuscript: Tacoma Labor History
Undated
10/41 5185-002
List: Union Member Nicknames
Undated
Clippings
Box/Folder Accession
10/42 5185-002
Longshore Baseball
1938
10/43 5185-002
Longshoremen
1897-2004
13/12 5185-002
Tacoma News Tribune, The Daily Ledger, Seattle Post Intelligencer OVERSIZE
Pre-1900
14/1 5185-002
Tacoma Sunday Ledger, The Daily Ledger, Seattle Daily Post Intelligencer OVERSIZE
Pre-1900 (bulk), 1954
14/2 5185-002
Tacoma News Tribune, The Daily Ledger, Pacific Northwest Quarterly OVERSIZE
1899-2002
14/3 5185-002
The Daily Ledger OVERSIZE
1900-1917
14/4 5185-002
Tacoma News Tribune, The Tacoma Sunday Ledger, Tacoma Labor Advocate OVERSIZE
1918-1934
14/5 5185-002
Tacoma News Tribune, Seattle Daily Times OVERSIZE
1934
15/1 5185-002
Tacoma News Tribune, Tacoma Labor Advocate OVERSIZE
1935-1978
15/2 5185-002
Port of Tacoma:The Daily Ledger, Tacoma News Tribune, The Tacoma Times, The West Coast Trade OVERSIZE
1892-1906
15/3 5185-002
Port of Tacoma:The Daily Ledger, Tacoma News Tribune, The Tacoma Times, The West Coast Trade OVERSIZE
1908-1989
International Longshoremen's Association (ILA)
Box/Folder Accession
11/1 5185-002
Newspaper: ILA Longshoreman
1937
11/2 5185-002
Report: Timberworkers
1937
11/3 5185-002
Correspondence, Bulletins, Arbitration Documents
1937-1940
11/4 5185-002
Minutes: Executive Board Meetings
1940-1943
11/5 5185-002
Minutes: Executive Board Meetings
1946-1949
Box/Folder Accession
11/6 5185-002
List: Registered Tacoma Members Locals 38-97, 38-83, 38-86
1950
11/7 5185-002
Microfilm Index: Tacoma Public Library
1970
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) Local 23
Box/Folder Accession
11/8 5185-002
Papers from ILWU Archives
1937-1952
11/9 5185-002
Papers from ILWU Archives
1939-1941
11/10 5185-002
Interview Transcripts: Philip Lelli, Marlene Anderson, Morris Thoreson, Harold Anderson, Thomas Anderson , John Now
1980-1992
11/11 5185-002
Newspapers, Correspondence, Ephemera: Centennial Celebration
1986-1992
11/12 5185-002
Booklet, Photographs: Centennial Celebration
1986
11/13 5185-002
Interview Transcript: Art Martinson, Nick Engels, Bill Roberts
1986
11/14 5185-002
Exhibit Guide: “Longshore Legacy”
1991
11/15 5185-002
Interview Transcripts: Lee Barker, Lawrence Killeen, Robert Early, Richard Dale Smith, James Cook,
1992
11/16 5185-002
Obituaries, Eulogies
2004
11/17 5185-002
Program: “A Tribute: Remembering Ottilie Markholt”
2005
11/18 5185-002
Article: Harry Hilliard (by Ronald Magden)
2006
11/19 5185-002
Manuscript: Tacoma Longshore History
Undated
Philip Lelli
Box/Folder Accession
11/20 5185-002
Personal Papers
1913-1995
11/21 5185-002
Writings
1983
11/22 5185-002
Articles, Speeches
1987
Photographs
Box/Folder Accession
11/23 5185-002
Ship with New Zealand wool
1962
11/24 5185-002
Waterfront, Unions, ILWU 23 Picnic
Undated
11/25 5185-002
Waterfront. Port of Tacoma
Undated
11/26 5185-002
Waterfront, Union Members
Undated
11/27 5185-002
Waterfront (includes some slides)
Undated
11/28 5185-002
Gayle Rieber Proofs: Waterfront, ILWU 23 Members
Undated
11/29 5185-002
Union Gatherings, ILWU 23
Undated
11/30 5185-002
Waterfront, Union Gatherings, ILWU 23
Undated
11/31 5185-002
Waterfront, Union Gatherings, ILA, ILWU 23
Undated
11/32 5185-002
Waterfront, Union Members
Undated
11/33 5185-002
Union Members
Undated
15/4 5185-002
Artwork, Union Members, Aerial Views of Tacoma OVERSIZE
Undated
15/5 5185-002
Waterfront, Union Members OVERSIZE
Undated
15/6 5185-002
WaterfrontOVERSIZE
Undated
Publications
Box/Folder Accession
11/34 5185-002
Newspaper: The Tacoma Times-Tacoma Port Edition
1938
11/35 5185-002
Book: To Live in Dignity: Pierce County Labor, 1883-1989
1989
Tiny Thronson
Box/Folder Accession
11/36 5185-002
Correspondence
1983-1990
Waterfront Employers of Washington (WEW)
Box/Folder Accession
11/37 5185-002
Minutes
1924-1925
11/38 5185-002
Minutes: Luncheon Meeting
1932-1933
11/39 5185-002
Correspondence: Non-Members
1935
11/30 5185-002
Records, Correspondence: Finances
1940-1944
11/31 5185-002
Records, Correspondence: Finances
1944-1947
12/1 5185-002
Correspondence
1948-1960
12/2 5185-002
Harbor Commerce Booklet, Correspondence
1953-1964
12/3 5185-002
Interview Transcript: Elizabeth Dawson
1990
Vancouver
Box/Folder Accession
12/4 5185-002
Report: Waterfront Trouble
1935
Tacoma History
Box/Folder Accession
12/5 5185-002
Miscellaneous Papers
General Notes:Tacoma Daily News Article “Want to have colored men organized,” 1918; Tacoma Transportation Timeline; Important dates in Tacoma History, Letters; Northern Pacific Labor Agency; Hotel Carlton, 1921
1918-1983
12/6 5185-002
Album: Tacoma Fire Department Personnel
1938
12/7 5185-002
Newspaper: Tacoma News Tribune
1939
12/8 5185-002
Publications: Labor Relations in Tacoma, Major Employers of Pierce County, Workers Compensation Laws
1975-1999
12/9 5185-002
Writings of Others: Chapter 5: “On the Waterfront” by Caroline Gallacci
1998
Teamster History
Box/Folder Accession
12/10 5185-002
Court Decisions complied by Western Conference of Teamsters Legal Research Department
1944-1945
12/11 5185-002
Publications
1997-2003
12/12 5185-002
Incoming Mailings: Gary Reese
2002-2003
Washington State Labor Documents
Box/Folder Accession
12/13 5185-002
Labor Market Information Reviews
1988-1996
12/14 5185-002
Labor Market Information Reviews
1997-1998
12/15 5185-002
Labor Market Information Reviews
1999-2002
Tacoma
Box/Folder Accession
12/16 5185-002
Manager/Supervisor Manual, Employee Assistance Program, WA Public Employees Collective Bargaining Act
1984-1985
12/17 5185-002
Affirmative Action Report
1987-1994

Accession No. 5185-003: Ronald Magden collection, 1930-2003 (bulk 1971-2003)Return to Top

2 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Research materials for Magden's books on Japanese-Americans living in the Pacific Northwest, particularly for his book, Furusato: Tacoma-Pierce County Japanese 1888-1988.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donor: Ronald E. Magden, August 17, 2011.

Processing Info: Partially processed

Separated Material: The following book was separated from the collection and catalogued: Ō-Ka Nikkei shimin shashinchō : narabi ni Eibun Nihon jijō taikan / [hensansha Kawai Sōsuke].

Accession No. 5185-004: Ronald Magden collection, Return to Top

2.76 cubic feet (5 boxes)

Scope and Content: Audiocassettes and videotape interviews with longshoremen and teamsters primarily for his books The Working Longshoreman and A History of Seattle Waterfront Workers. The records relate especially to the activities of longshore workers and of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on the West Coast and in the Puget sound region.

Also among these papers is a typed manuscript by Ottilie Markholt entitled: Against the Current: A Social Memoir along with Ottilie Markholt's handwritten notes on longshore history (n.d.)

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact Special Collections.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 5185-004
Against the Current: A Social Memoir by Ottilie Markholt
2 5185-004
Ottilie Markholt's notes on Longshore history
Video recordings
Box Accession
3 5185-004
Videotapes labeled as already digitized
3 5185-004
DVDs--most likely the digitized versions of the above videotapes
Box Accession
4 5185-004
Audio cassettes with the note: digitize
1988-1990
Audio Cassettes
Box Accession
5 5185-004
Tapes numbered 1-88 and noted as: to be digitized
ca. 1983-1987
5 5185-004
Tapes numbered 89-159
ca. 1983-1987

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Bridges, Harry, 1901-1990
  • Magden, Ronald--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • International Longshoremen's Association. Pacific Coast District
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Bjorklund, John C (creator)
    • Dawson, W. C (creator)
    • Foisie, F. P (creator)
    • Hannon, Bruce (creator)
    • Nelson, Burt (creator)
    • Ringenberg, Merl Glen (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (creator)
    • Newspaper Unions Publishing Company (creator)
    • Waterfront Employers of Seattle (creator)
    • Waterfront Employers of Washington (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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