Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union, Local 7 photographs, 1929-1982  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union. Local 7 (Seattle, Wash.)
Title
Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union, Local 7 photographs
Dates
1929-1982 (inclusive)
Quantity
217 photographic prints, 6 contact sheets, 45 negatives, 1 postcard, 1 35mm color slide (1 box and 2 folders) ; sizes vary
Collection Number
PH1044
Summary
Photographs of various events and activities of the Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union, Local 7.
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

Entire collection can be viewed on the Libraries’ Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials Curator required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Additional Reference Guides

The records related to this collection are described and indexed in the guide to the Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union Local 7 records.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Founded in 1933 as the Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union, Local 18257 (with American Fedartion of Labor affiliation) represented Alaska salmon cannery workers and farm workers. In 1937, the union became Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union, Local 7, of the United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America (with Congress of Industrial Organizations affiliation). In 1945, Local 7 affiliated itself with the Food, Tobacco, and Agricultural Workers of America (CIO). In 1951, the union became Local 37 of International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, and ca. 1987, it became Region 37 of Inlandboatmen's Union/ILWU. Historically, its membership has been comprised predominantly of Filipino American cannery workers as well as a significant mixture of other Asian American workers.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes photographs and negatives relating to the activities of Cannery Workers Local 7. Among the locations represented are: various canneries in Alaska, union offices in Seattle, Washington, the International District in Seattle, Washington, and various cities in Southern California.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Canneries in AlaskaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Kodiak Fisheries Co. - Port Bailey Cannery crew, Kodiak, Alaska
Box/Folder item
1/1 1 1940
1/1 2 1940
1/1 3 1940
1/1 4 1940
1/1 5 1940
1/1 6 1940
1/1 7 1940
1/1 8 1940
1/1 9 1940
1/1 10 1940
1/1 11 1940
1/1 12 1940
1/1 13 1940
1/1 14 1940
1/1 15 1940
1/1 16 1940
1/1 17 1940
1/1 18 1940
1/1 19 1940
1/1 20 1940
1/1 21 1940
1/1 22 1940
1/1 23 1940
1/1 24 1940
1/1 25 1940
1/1 26 1940
1/1 27 1940
1/1 28 1940
1/1 29 1940
1/1 30 1940
1/1 31 1940
1/1 32 1940
1/1 33 1940
1/1 34 1940
1/1 35 1940
1/1 36 1940
1/1 37 1940
1/1 38 1940
1/1 39 1940
1/1 40 1940
1/2 41 1940
1/2 42 1940
1/2 43 1940
1/2 44 1940
1/2 45 1940
1/2 46 1940
1/2 47 1940
1/2 49 1940
1/2 50 1940
1/2 48 1940
1/2 51 1940
1/2 52 1940
1/2 53 1940
1/2 54 1940
1/2 55 1940
1/2 56 1940
1/2 57 1940
1/2 58 1940
1/2 59 1940
1/2 60 1940
1/2 61 1940
1/2 62 1940
1/2 63 1940
1/2 64 1940
1/2 65 1940
1/2 66 1940
1/2 67 1940
1/2 68 1940
1/2 69 1940
1/2 70 1940
1/2 71 1940
1/2 72 1940
1/2 73 1940
1/2 74 1940
1/2 75 1940
1/2 76 1940
1/2 77 1940
Libby, McNeil & Libby
Kenai Cannery crew, Kenai, Alaska
Box/Folder item
1/3 78 1941
1/3 79 1941
1/3 80 1941
1/3 81 1941
1/3 82 1941
1/3 83 1941
1/3 84 1941
1/3 85 1941
1/3 86 1941
1/3 87 1941
1/3 88 1941
1/3 89 1941
1/3 90 1941
1/3 91 1941
Box/Folder item
1/4 92-93 1940
Box/Folder item
1/5 94-96 1941
1/6 97-104 1940
1/7 105 1940
Other Canneries
Box/Folder item
1/8 106
 Large white building with dock in foreground
Signs on building denote "store" and "office."
circa 1930s
1/8 107 circa 1930s
1/8 108 circa 1930s
1/8 109 circa 1930s
1/8 110 1938
1/8 111 circa 1940s
1/8 112 circa 1940s
1/8 113
 [?], Jim Backus, Robert Ryan, and Richard Burton on the set of Ice Palace, filmed in Petersburg, Alaska
Ice Palace is a film that dramatizes the debate over Alaska statehood. Two of the main characters, Zeb Kennedy (Richard Burton) and Thor Storm (Robert Ryan) work in the fish cannery industry.
circa 1960
1/8 114 July 1961
1/8 115 July 1961
1/8 116
 South Korean women cleaning ship
E. Allen, 210 Euclid, Seattle Wash. 98122 (photographer)
Notes on verso: 1963 / So Korean women ship scalers / 71/2¢ hour / Seattle scalars 2.89 at time
1963
1/8 117-120 1967
1/8 121 August 1969
1/9 122 July 22, 1970
1/9 123 July 26, 1970
1/9 124
 Long shoring boats and egg boats in Bristol Bay, Alaska
Written on verso: Departure day July 26, 1970. Departure from ship, I mean.
July 26, 1970
1/9 125-126
 Men working at filler feeder in cannery
Note on verso: "Syquia".
September 1970
1/9 127 circa 1970
1/9 128 circa 1970
1/9 129-130 October 1970
1/9 131-132 October 1970
1/9 133-134 October 1970
1/9 135 1970
1/9 136 1970
1/9 137 1970
1/10 138
 Bed in dormitory for white men in Excursion Inlet, Alaska
Caption on front: III. Neat paneled room for white employees
1973
1/10 139
 Large white sacks reading "Oriental B. House" in Excursion Inlet, Alaska.
Caption on front: XII. Segregation- a way of life in all aspects
1973
1/10 140 July 1973
1/10 141 August 1973
1/10 142 August 1973
1/10 143 August 1973
1/10 144 August 1973
1/10 145 August 1973
1/10 146 August 1973
1/10 147 August 1973
1/10 148 August 1975
1/10 149 1975
1/10 150 1975
1/10 151 1975
1/10 152 1975
1/10 153 1975
1/10 154
 Men doing pre-season cleanup at cannery groups
Filipino and Asian workers often cut the grass during cannery slow periods while white workers enjoyed free time.
circa 1975
1/10 155 circa 1975
1/10 156 circa 1975
1/11 157-165 circa 1975
1/11 166-169 circa 1975
1/11 170 circa 1975
1/11 171 circa 1975
1/11 172 circa 1975
1/11 173 circa 1975
1/11 174 circa 1975
1/11 175 circa 1975
1/11 176-183 circa 1980
1/11 184-185 circa 1980
1/11 186 circa 1980
1/11 187 undated
1/12 188
 Men moving wooden palettes outside of a house
Contact sheet for 20 images
undated
1/12 189
 Men building a deck
Contact sheet for 25 images
undated

Seattle Local 7 ActivitiesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Meetings
Mass Meeting at Seafood Workers Union office in Seattle, Washington
Box/Folder item
1/13 190
 Man speaking to standing-room-only audience at mass meeting
Note on blackboard: "Mass Meeting!! For all cannery workers regardless of affillation [sic] Sat. May 15 - 5:30 P.M.".Other notes on blackboard written by Victorio Velasco, Secretary, including his signature. Velasco is the man on the right side of the photo wearing a gray suit, with a visible side part in his hair, hand on his hip, and profile to the camera.
circa 1954
1/13 191 circa 1954
Box/Folder item
1/13 192
 Ten men, mostly Filipino, during meeting
Victorio Velasco is on the right of the back row.Man standing on far right of the back row is Victorio Velasco.
circa 1950s
Men Taking Oaths
Box/Folder item
1/14 193
 Men, mostly Filipino, taking oaths and sitting around table at unknown meeting
Contact sheet for 6 images. Includes prints for 193/1, 193/2, 193/5 and 193/6. Those pictured include: Tony Daddeo, Salvador Del Fiero, Tony Baruso, John Locaro, Ted Daddeo, Gene Navarro, and Pintal Cabuena.
circa 1970s
1/14 194
 Men, mostly Filipino, taking oaths and sitting around table at unknown meeting
Contact sheet for 4 images. Includes prints for 194/7 and 194/9. Those pictured include: Tony Daddeo, Salvador Del Fiero, Tony Baruso, John Locaro, Ted Daddeo, Gene Navarro, and Pintal Cabuena.
circa 1970s
Seattle Local 7 Office
Box/Folder item
1/15 195
 Portrait of Cornelio Briones
Cornelio Briones was a one-time officer of Cannery Wokers Local 7. Charging Local 7's leadership with Communist sympathies, he left to become the president of the rival Seafood Workers Union.
late 1940s
1/15 196
 Vincent Nivea at his desk
Wally Almanzor (photographer)
Vincent Nivea was president of Local 7 from 1940 to 1942.
June 23, 1948
1/15 197
 Joe Badaua (left) and another man looking at paperwork
Mel Kirkwood (photographer)
Carlos Bulosan, a renowned Filipino-American author, became publicity director of Local 37 in 1952.
circa 1952
1/15 198 circa 1952
1/15 199
 Portrait of Trinidad Rojo
Mel Kirkwood (photographer)
circa 1952
Box/Folder item
1/15 200 circa 1949
1/15 201
Young people sitting in Cannery Workers Association office
circa 1970s

Port of Seattle photographs, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/16 202 undated
1/16 203-204 undated
1/16 205 undated
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/17 206 circa 1920s-1930s
1/17 207
 Large group of people surrounding a coffin at a funeral
Text on ribbon of floral wreath says "UCAPAWA": the United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America, with which the union was affliated between 1937 and 1947.
circa 1937-1947
1/17 208
 Group of attendees of Filipino picnic on July 4, 1974
Note on verso: "[ill.] of Filipino Picnic 7/4/74, Angel, Silme [Domingo], Felix, Rick [Furukawa], Joe, Jen P., Nemesio [Domingo, Jr.], Gene Jr., Peggy, [ill.]".
1974
1/17 209
 Demonstrators march to preserve the International District on February 3, 1975 in on S. Jackson Street near 6th Ave. S., Seattle, Washington
Banner reads, "Support the struggle for the preservation of the I.D. Committee for Corrective Action".
1975
May Day celebration in Seattle, Washington
Box/Folder item
1/17 210-214 May 1, 1978
1/17 215-216 May 1, 1978
1/17 217-219 May 1, 1978
Box/Folder item
1/17 220 circa 1980

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Corporate Names :
  • Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union. Local 7 (Seattle, Wash.)--Photographs

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)