International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union Local 1 records, 1933-1988  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Local 1 (Raymond, Wash.)
Title
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union Local 1 records
Dates
1933-1988 (inclusive)
Quantity
4.58 cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection Number
4307 (Accession No. 4307-001)
Summary
Records of the first International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union local chartered in the state of 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

The records are open to all users.

Additional Reference Guides

Information about the photographs that form part of this collection is available in the Special Collections division, University of Washington Libraries.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities


Historical NoteReturn to Top

In 1937 the International Longshoremen's Association Local 38-92 (AFL) became the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) Local 1, the first CIO local of the ILWU chartered in the state of Washington. ILWU Local 1 was based in Raymond, Washington (on Willapa Bay), and existed until it merged with Aberdeen Local 24 in 1976.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

These records provide an important early record of CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations) unions in the region.

Included are records of ILWU Local 1, minutes of other Washington locals' labor relations committees, and records of two benevolent associations -- the Willapa Harbor Longshoremen's Benevolent Association and the Pacific Coast Pensioner's Association -- that were intended to provide union workers with accident or retirement benefits. Individuals represented in the papers include ILWU Local 1 secretary Ralph W. Stark and Norman A. Mattson.

The records consist of minutes, correspondence, election material, newsletters, contracts and agreements, financial documents, conference and convention materials, publications, memorabilia, and ephemera.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The literary rights of the representatives of the records-creating organization have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Preferred Citation

International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union Local 1 records. Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Organizational filesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Historical information
1963-1986
1/2
Organizational information
1933-1988
Box
5
Organizational information
1933-1988
Minutes
Begining in 1933, the minutes document the formational period of the organization following the waterfront strike of 1934. These minutes extend through 1968. Minutes from 1968 until the merger with the Aberdeen local in 1976, are presumed lost.
Box/Folder
1/3
Longshoremen's Association, International, Local 38-92 (Raymond), Executive Board
1947-1969
1/4-13
Longshoremen's Association, International, Local 38-92 (Raymond)
1933-1968
1/14
ILWU Local 1 (Raymond) joint Labor Relations Committee meetings
1970-1975
1/15-17
ILWU Local 1 (Raymond) stop work meetings
1970-1973
1/18-22
ILWU Local 24 (Aberdeen) Labor Relations Committee
1969-1974
1/23-27
ILWU Local 25 (Anacortes) Labor Relations Committee
1970-1974
1/28-32
ILWU Local 7 (Bellingham) Labor Relations Committee
1965-1974
1/33-37
ILWU Local 32 (Everett) Labor Relations Committee
1970-1974
1/38-42
ILWU Local 47 (Olympia) Labor Relations Committee
1970-1974
1/43-46
ILWU Local 27 (Port Angeles) Labor Relations Committee
1971-1974
1/47-51
ILWU Local 51 (Port Gamble) Labor Relations Committee
1970-1974
2/1-12
ILWU Local 19 (Seattle) Labor Relations Committee
1964-1973
2/13-19
ILWU Local 23 (Tacoma) Labor Relations Committee
1964-1974
3/1
ILWU Puget Sound Area Labor Relations Committee
1967-1974
3/2
ILWU Puget Sound Council
1966-1970
3/3-5
ILWU Washington Area Labor Relations Committee
1964-1973
3/6
ILWU Coast Labor Relations Committee
1965
Incoming letters
Box/Folder
3/7
Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, International, Locals 4 through 142
1965-1974
3/8
Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, International, The Dispatcher
1974
3/9
Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, International, North West Regional Office
1973-1974
3/10
Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, International
1970-1974
3/11
Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, International, International Office
1971-1973
3/12
Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, International, miscellaneous
1971-1973
3/13
Pacific Maritime Association, Washington Area
1965-1972
3/14
Miscellaneous
1955-1975
Box/Folder
3/15
Outgoing letters
1962-1975
3/16
Elections
1948-1971
3/17
Newsletters
1971
3/18
News releases
1981
3/19
Contracts and agreements
1966-1975
3/20
Petitions
undated
3/21
Statements
1971-1972
3/22
Financial reports
1966, 1970
3/23
Reports-Grays Harbor annual report
1966
3/24
Rules
undated
3/25-26
Training material
undated
Conference and convention materials
Box/Folder
3/27
Pacific Coast District 29th annual conventions
1936
3/28
Northwest Log Conference
1970
3/29
ILWU 24th Biennial Convention
1981
Box/Folder
3/30-31
Publications
1949-1987
Memorabilia
Box
5
Leather workman's apron
undated
5
Banner-ILA Local 38-92
undated
5
Scrapbook-Longshore strike
1971-1972
Box/Folder
3/32
Ephemera
undated
3/33
Lists
1975
3/34
Miscellaneous
undated
Subject series
Box/Folder
4/1
Labor relations
1971-1973
4/2
Log export bill
1973
4/3-4
Medical benefits
undated
4/5
Unemployment claims
undated
Box/Folder
4/6-7
Roll call
1937-1968
4/8-9
Day book and roll call
1935-1937
4/10
Day book
1937-1946
4/11-12
Dues
1933-1947

Willapa Harbor Longshoremen's Benevolent Association, circa 1976-1982Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/13-14

Pacific Coast Pensioner's Association, 1960-1981Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 4/15-16

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Fraternal organizations--Pacific Coast (U.S.)
  • Industrial relations--Washington (State)
  • Stevedores--Labor unions--Washington (State)
  • Stevedores--Labor unions--Washington (State)--Raymond
  • Personal Names :
  • Mattson, Norman A
  • Stark, Ralph W
  • Corporate Names :
  • International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Local 1 (Raymond, Wash.)--Archives
  • Willapa Harbor Longshoremen's Benevolent Association
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • conferences
  • correspondence
  • daybooks
  • ephemera
  • memorabilia
  • minutes
  • Newsletters
  • Roll calls
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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