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Ruegnitz was a forester and a labor organization leader. He served as Western representative for Bates & Rogers Construction Company, 1903 to 1915; secretary and manager of the Loyal Legion of Loggers & Lumbermen, 1921 to 1926; president of the Loyal Legion of Loggers & Lumbermen, 1926 to 1936; and secretary and manager of Columbia Basin Sawmills and Columbia Basin Loggers from 1937 onward.
Correspondence, business records, a notebook, and other material relating to the construction and lumber industries, including the activities of labor unions in the lumber industry.
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Scope and Content: Correspondence, some printed material, and business records, all reflecting Ruegnitz's interest in labor relations in the Northwest lumber industry. His activities as an officer of lumbermen associations and a sawmill are also documented.
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William C. Ruegnitz papers
Acquisition Info: Source: Robert Hansen, June 2008.
Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.
Scope and Content: This personal notebook belonging to W. C. Ruegnitz contains bids and other materials, such as notes for construction projects in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, and Canado on behalf of Bates & Rogers Construction Company (based in Chicago, Illinios). The bids include details about the locations (highlights include the Fremont Avenue Bridge and projects for the Great Northern Railway Company and Northern Pacific Railway Company), lists of materials and their estimated cost.
William C. Ruegnitz notebook