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

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

Alternative Forms Available

View the digital version of the collection

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
T. Abe  
1940
1/1 2
Sergio Acena  
1940
1/1 3
Roman [?Aguinaldo?]  
1940
1/1 4
Honorito Arciaga  
1940
1/1 5
Benny Banglay  
1940
1/1 6
Johnny Bangtoy  
1940
1/1 7
Mariano Bautista  
1940
1/1 8
Felipe Cacabelos  
1940
1/1 9
Maximo Carotan  
1940
1/1 10
Rufino [?Casabelos?]  
1940
1/1 11
Ricardo Cayadyab  
1940
1/1 12
Estaban Cobana  
1940
1/1 13
M. Corpuz  
1940
1/1 14
Eugenio [?Curpaz?]  
1940
1/1 15
Bernardo Eslabra  
1940
1/1 16
Francisco Flores  
1940
1/1 17
Laureano Gambrano  
1940
1/1 18
Frank Hasono  
1940
1/1 19
T. Ichimura  
1940
1/1 20
K. Imada  
1940
1/1 21
K. Kaita  
1940
1/1 22
Kaneko  
1940
1/1 23
H. Kanazawa  
1940
1/1 24
Fred Kosaka  
1940
1/1 25
Dejiro Kaya  
1940
1/1 26
Z. de Leon  
1940
1/1 27
Marcelo Lusas  
1940
1/1 28
Rufino Manzano  
1940
1/1 29
T. Matsui  
1940
1/1 30
Takeo Muramoto  
1940
1/1 31
M. Naito  
1940
1/1 32
Bob Nakasone  
1940
1/1 33
R. Nakatani  
1940
1/1 34
Joe Nishi  
1940
1/1 35
M. Nishimura  
1940
1/1 36
Ogasawara  
1940
1/1 37
T. Oka  
1940
1/1 38
R. Pascual  
1940
1/1 39
Pablo T. Peralta  
1940
1/1 40
Elias del Rosario  
1940
1/2 41
George Sawada  
1940
1/2 42
[?Romeniano?] Seguritan  
1940
1/2 43
K. Sekiguchi  
1940
1/2 44
T. Takahashi  
1940
1/2 45
M. Tanaka  
1940
1/2 46
Silvestre Tangalan  
1940
1/2 47
T. Tomita  
1940
1/2 49
Manuel Villaneuva  
1940
1/2 50
S. Watanabe  
1940
1/2 48
T. Watanabe  
1940
1/2 51
H. Yamada  
1940
1/2 52
Yamamoto  
1940
1/2 53
M. Yanagita  
1940
1/2 54
H. Yanagita  
1940
1/2 55
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
1/2 56
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
1/2 57
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
1/2 58
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
1/2 59
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
1/2 60
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
1/2 61
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
1/2 62
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
1/2 63
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
1/2 64
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
1/2 65
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
1/2 66
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
1/2 67
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
1/2 68
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
1/2 69
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
1/2 70
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
1/2 71
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
1/2 72
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
1/2 73
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
1/2 74
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
1/2 75
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
1/2 76
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
1/2 77
Unidentified cannery worker  
1940
Libby, McNeil & Libby
Kenai Cannery crew, Kenai, Alaska
Box/Folder item
1/3 78
C. Peregrino  
1941
1/3 79
Unidentified cannery worker  
1941
1/3 80
Unidentified cannery worker  
1941
1/3 81
Unidentified cannery worker  
1941
1/3 82
Unidentified cannery worker  
1941
1/3 83
Unidentified cannery worker  
1941
1/3 84
Unidentified cannery worker  
1941
1/3 85
Unidentified cannery worker  
1941
1/3 86
Unidentified cannery worker  
1941
1/3 87
Unidentified cannery worker  
1941
1/3 88
Unidentified cannery worker  
1941
1/3 89
Unidentified cannery worker  
1941
1/3 90
Unidentified cannery worker  
1941
1/3 91
Unidentified cannery worker  
1941
Box/Folder item
1/4 92-93
Yakutat Cannery crew, Yakutat, Alaska  
1940
Box/Folder item
1/5 94-96
Pacific-American Fisheries crew, Alitak, Alaska  
1941
1/6 97-104
San Juan Fish Packaging Co. crew, Uganik, Alaska  
1940
1/7 105
Wards Cove Packaging Co. - Wards Cove Cannery crew, Ketchikan, Alaska  
1 print and 1 negative
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
Man pulling bucket out of well  
circa 1930s
1/8 108
Four men on ship in waterproof clothing  
circa 1930s
1/8 109
Seven men on ship  
circa 1930s
1/8 110
Photographic postcard of six Caucasian and Asian men, one holding a guitar. The man on the bottom right is Karl G. Yoneda.  
1938
1/8 111
Rows of housing  
circa 1940s
1/8 112
Large group of men, mostly Filipino, outside white building  
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
Two men clearing brush  
July 1961
1/8 115
Men spreading hay  
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
Damage of unknown property due to vandalism by Tucker Cooler Gang  
1967
1/8 121
Large group of Asian men in casual clothing  
August 1969
1/9 122
Bob Sotelo and Norman Bobila in front of fish house and dock in Naknek, Alaska  
July 22, 1970
1/9 123
Bernardo Recillian, Rudi [?], Bob Sotelo, Lando, Buscit, and Norman Bobila, Andy Pasena and Bob Quijance on ship in Bristol Bay, Alaska  
Written on verso: Taken on long shoring boat just as we were leaving.
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
Canning line in cannery  
circa 1970
1/9 128
Filler feeder machine in cannery  
circa 1970
1/9 129-130
Man lounging on grassy hill  
October 1970
1/9 131-132
Man in dilapidated old vehicle  
October 1970
1/9 133-134
Man on makeshift dock  
October 1970
1/9 135
Man in dormitory room closet with posters of nude women  
1970
1/9 136
Man with fake vampire teeth sitting near sleeping man in dormitory room  
1970
1/9 137
Six men in dormitory room at Red Salmon Cannery, Naknek, Alaska. Leon Julaila (front left)  
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
Kitchen in dormitory for Filipino men, Wards Cove Cannery, Ketchikan, Alaska.  
July 1973
1/10 141
Dormitory, Wards Cove Cannery, Ketchikan, Alaska.  
August 1973
1/10 142
Kitchen in dormitory for white men, Wards Cove Cannery, Ketchikan, Alaska.  
August 1973
1/10 143
Male and female workers in protective clothing standing on dock, Wards Cove Cannery, Ketchikan, Alaska.  
August 1973
1/10 144
Man stacking cookers for catching cans, prior to cooking retort, Wards Cove Cannery, Ketchikan, Alaska.  
August 1973
1/10 145
Salvador Del Fierro, foreman, working in Wards Cove Cannery, Ketchikan, Alaska.  
August 1973
1/10 146
Man working in Wards Cove Cannery, Ketchikan, Alaska.  
August 1973
1/10 147
Two Asian men inside  
August 1973
1/10 148
Workers at the patching table in Wards Cove cannery in Ketchican, Alaska  
August 1975
1/10 149
Brite stackers shrink wrapping cans in preparation for shipping in NEFCO-Fidalgo packing plants in Ketchican, Alaska  
Chris Mensalvas is on the left.
1975
1/10 150
Brite stackers shrink wrapping cans in preparation for shipping at NEFCO-Fidalgo packing plants in Ketchican, Alaska  
Chris Mensalvas is on the left.
1975
1/10 151
Female workers preparing Brite stackers shrink wrapping cans for shipping at NEFCO-Fidalgo packing plants in Ketchican, Alaska  
1975
1/10 152
Workers preparing Brite stackers shrink wrapping cans for shipping at NEFCO-Fidalgo packing plants in Ketchican, Alaska  
1975
1/10 153
Workers preparing Brite stackers shrink wrapping cans for shipping at NEFCO-Fidalgo packing plants in Ketchican, Alaska  
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
Two young men walking on boardwalk  
circa 1975
1/10 156
Ship in harbor  
circa 1975
1/11 157-165
Young male and female workers drinking and socializing on dock  
circa 1975
1/11 166-169
People peering through window  
circa 1975
1/11 170
Purse seiner anchored in harbor.  
circa 1975
1/11 171
Boat, salmon tender, barge and purse seiner in harbor.  
circa 1975
1/11 172
Boat and salmon tenders in harbor.  
circa 1975
1/11 173
Boat and salmon tenders in harbor. The boat is the Electra.  
circa 1975
1/11 174
Landscape near shore  
circa 1975
1/11 175
Man and woman in hallway with bulletin board  
circa 1975
1/11 176-183
Men and women of various ethnicities outdoors in casual clothing  
circa 1980
1/11 184-185
Landscape of rural housing with mountains in the distance  
circa 1980
1/11 186
Smoke emanating from a sweatlodge in a grassy field  
circa 1980
1/11 187
Men standing in front of the Union hiring hall waiting to be called to go to Alaska to work in the canneries  
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
Man speaking to standing-room-only audience at mass meeting  
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
Joe Cammarillo at desk with telephone and pen and paper  
Mel Kirkwood (photographer)
circa 1952
1/15 199
Portrait of Trinidad Rojo  
Mel Kirkwood (photographer)
circa 1952
Box/Folder item
1/15 200
Woman working at desk  
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
Canco Rotary Fish Filler Machine at Port of Seattle in Seattle, Washington  
undated
1/16 203-204
Cook making pancakes at Port of Seattle in Seattle, Washington  
undated
1/16 205
Men eating pancakes at Port of Seattle in Seattle, Washington  
undated
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/17 206
Large group of people seated in a decorated banquet hall  
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
Silme Domingo speaking at a May Day celebration in Seattle, Washington  
May 1, 1978
1/17 215-216
Speaker at a May Day celebration in Seattle, Washington  
May 1, 1978
1/17 217-219
Audience at a May Day celebration in Seattle, Washington  
May 1, 1978
Box/Folder item
1/17 220
Speaker at an outdoor May Day celebration at Hing Hay Park in International District, Seattle, Washington  
circa 1980