Joseph Clancy papers, 1921-1972  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Clancy, Joseph,  -1973
Title
Joseph Clancy papers
Dates
1921-1972 (inclusive)
1940-1960 (bulk)
Quantity
1.96 cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection Number
2218 (Accession No. 2218-001)
Summary
Joseph Clancy was Secretary of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders and Helpers of America, Local 104, in Seattle, Washington from 1941 to 1972. This collection spans the years 1921-1972 and contains constitutions and bylaws, correspondence, minutes, legal materials, news clippings, publications, ephemera, photographs, and a scrapbook created and/or kept by Clancy during his time as officer of Local 104.
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.

Material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Joseph Clancy was Secretary of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders and Helpers of America, Local 104, in Seattle, Washington from 1941 to 1972. In 1946, tensions escalated between International President Charles J. MacGowan and members of Local 104 after the president attempted to take control of the Local through an appointed board of governors. Clancy and fellow officer Bill Miller were subsequently tried and suspended from the local after refusing to turn over Local 104's funds, newspaper, and records to MacGowan. Initially MacGowan's actions were upheld after the case was first taken to the Seattle superior court by members of the local; however, this decision was reversed several years later by the Washington State Supreme Court. The local was given back control over elections of officers, and Clancy was re-elected to Local 104 in the mid-1950s. Clancy passed away in 1973 shortly after finishing his term as union Secretary in 1972.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Joseph Clancy papers span the years 1921-1972 and contain records related to Clancy's work as Secretary of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders and Helpers of America, Local 104 in Seattle, Washington. A majority of the materials pertain to International President MacGowan's efforts to take control of Local 104 and the trial and suspension of Clancy and Bill Miller from the union. Also included are records related to the activities of Local 72 in Portland, Oregon.

The collection also contains a scrapbook, likely compiled by Clancy, containing news clippings, photographs, correspondence, election materials, printed materials, and ephemera related to the IBB. Loose materials previously folded into the scrapbook were removed for preservation reasons, placed in folders, and housed with the other foldered materials. This is denoted in the folder titles for these materials.

The following is a detailed description of materials within each series:

  • SERIES I: CONSTITUTIONS AND BYLAWS contains IBB International, Local 104, and Local 72 constitutions and bylaws.
  • SERIES II: CORRESPONDENCE contains official notices sent to members of Local 104 from International President Charles J. MacGowan; letters from MacGowan to Clancy regarding Clancy’s hearing and suspension as Secretary of Local 104; and outgoing correspondence from Clancy regarding workers' injuries and deaths, dues, and other local matters.
  • SERIES III: MEETING MINUTES contains minutes of Local 104, the Everett Central Labor Council, Labor’s General Caucus, and the Pacific Coast Zone Ship Repair Conference meetings.
  • SERIES IV: OFFICE FILES contains financial records, reports, officer and member lists, and notes related to activities of Local 104.
  • SERIES V: LEGAL MATERIALS contains resolutions, agreements, and court proceedings between the International and Locals 104 and 72 as well as Joseph Clancy's hearing report.
  • SERIES VI: PRINTED MATERIALS AND EPHEMERA contains convention proceedings and publications; Local 104 election materials; state election and legislative initiatives materials, including Right to Work Initiative 202; political cartoons and flyers; news clippings; labor publications and newspapers; and Clancy's organizational membership and special event memorabilia.
  • SERIES VII: PHOTOGRAPHS contains black and white prints of various sizes, including images of Clancy with other Local 104 officers as well as official group photographs and candid images taken at labor conventions.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, Joseph Clancy papers, 2218-001, box number, folder number.

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

SERIES I :  CONSTITUTIONS AND BYLAWS1940-1972Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/1-1/3

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 72 (Portland, OR) Proposed Bylaws
c. 1940-1960
1/2
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 104 Bylaws
1943-1972
1/3
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers International Constitutions
1953-1969

SERIES II :  CORRESPONDENCE1940-1960Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/4-1/10

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/4
Incoming Correspondence
1944-1946
1/5
Incoming Correspondence
1947-1949
1/6
Incoming Correspondence
1950-1958
1/7
Incoming Correspondence
c. 1940-1960
1/8
Outgoing Letters
1942-1956
1/9
Outgoing Letters
c. 1940-1949
1/10
Scrapbook Loose Materials: Correspondence
1944-1960

SERIES III :  MEETING MINUTES1943-1954Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/11-1/16

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/11
Meeting Minutes: Local 104
1946-1950
1/12
Meeting Minutes: Everett Central Labor Council
1954 April 21
1/13
Meeting Minutes: Labor's General Caucus
1944 April 29
1/14
Meeting Minutes: Pacific Coast Zone Ship Repair Conference
1947 May
1/15
Meeting Minutes: Local 104 [?]
1947-1949
1/16
Meeting Minutes: Pacific Coast Shipbuilding Zone Conference
1943 July

SERIES IV :  OFFICE FILES1941-1956Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/1-2/8

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/1
Financial Records
1941-1949
2/2
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders and Helpers News Updates from International President MacGowan
1947-1948
2/3
Washington State Federation of Labor General Election Endorsements
1948 October 2
2/4
Business Agent's Reports to Local 104
1948-1956
2/5
Local 104 Audit Reports
1946-1947
2/6
Officer and Member Lists
c. 1940-1950
2/7
Local 104 Assorted Materials
c.1945-1947
2/8
Handwritten Notes
1942-1953

SERIES V :  LEGAL MATERIALS1937-1955Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/9-2/12

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/9
Resolutions
c. 1940-1949
2/10
Master Agreements: Boilermakers, Metal Trades, and Shipbuilders
1937-1955
2/11
Working Agreement Between Boilermakers Local 104 and Office Employees' International Union Local 8
1946 March 01
2/12
Court Papers
c. 1942-1947
Joseph Clancy's Hearing Report
1946 December 05

SERIES VI :  PRINTED MATERIALS AND EPHEMERA1921-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/13-2/14, 3/1-3/16, 4/1, Map Case Drawer E2

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/13
Education- Labor Day event packet: Teaching in Seattle Public Schools
1952
2/14
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders and Helpers 19th Consolidated Convention Proceedings
1953 June 29-1953 July 07
3/1
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders and Helpers Convention Proceedings
1941, 1947
3/2
Convention Publications
1952, 1961
3/3
Speeches and Writings: Herb M. Edwards on Issues Within Union Leadership
Undated
3/4
National Labor Relations Act Amendment
c. 1947
3/5
Labor Publications
1945-1955
3/6
Local 104 Election Campaign Materials
c. 1946-1968
3/7
Public Elections Campaign and Legislative Initiatives Material
1956-1958
3/8
News Clippings
c. 1940-1960
3/9
News Clippings
c.1940-1950
3/10
News Clippings
c. 1940-1969
3/11
Boiler Maker Business Agents
c. 1943-1950
3/12
Joseph Clancy's Organization Membership and Event Memorabilia
c. 1921-1959
3/13
Political Cartoons and Flyers
c. 1950-1956
3/14
Assorted Print Materials
c. 1943-1956
3/15
Scrapbook Loose Materials: Clancy vs. MacGowan Case
1946-1949
3/16
Scrapbook Loose Materials: "The Freedom Pledge" poster
c. 1948
4/1
Scrapbook
c. 1940-1960
folder:oversize
Oversize folder
Union Newspapers
1941, 1950, 1969
Oversize folder
Scrapbook Loose Materials: Newspapers
1942, 1946-1947
Oversize folder
Local 72 and 104 Election Ballots
1935-1956

SERIES VII :  PHOTOGRAPHS1947-1961Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/17-3/19, Map Case Drawer E2

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/17
Washington State Federation of Labor 14th Annual Convention in Bellingham: Photographs
1941 July
3/18
Local 104 Officers Clancy, Grosso, Johns, and Miller: Photographs
c. 1947
3/19
Convention Photographs
c. 1937-1961
folder:oversize
Oversize folder
Convention Photographs
c. 1944
Oversize folder
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders and Helpers Convention: Opening Session Attendees in the Kansas City Municipal Auditorium
1944

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Clancy, Joseph,  -1973--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Edmundson, W. D (creator)
    • Edwards, Herbert M (creator)
    • Mitchell, Hugh B. (Hugh Burnton), 1907-1996 (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, and Helpers of America (creator)
    • International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, and Helpers of America. Local 104 (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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