United Steel Workers of America, Local 4377 (Coshocton)

Range: 1950 - 1976 Size: 0.4 cubic feet Record Group:

Minutes of meetings, a written history, auditing committee quarterly reports, and miscellaneous materials.


United Rubber Workers (URW), Local 5, Records

Range: 1939 - 1987 Size: 64 cubic feet Record Group: $content.recordGroup

The United Rubber Workers (URW) was founded in Akron in 1935 to improve working conditions for all rubber workers. In 1995, the URW merged with the United Steelworks of America (USW). At its peak, the URW had nearly 200,000 members in hundreds of chapters throughout the United States and Canada. The records include newsletters, contracts, agreements, negotiations, grievance files, petitions, general office files, meeting minutes, union elections, and photographs of URW Local 5 of Akron.


United Paperworkers, Local 150

Range: 1933 - 1976 Size: 0.6 cubic feet Record Group:

Meeting minutes.


United Glass and Ceramic Workers, Local 96

Range: 1964 - 1978 Size: 0.2 cubic feet Record Group:

The collection includes agreements, attendance records, correspondence, minutes of meetings and records of individual union dues paid to the Local.


United Garment Workers of America, Local 294 (Ashland)

Range: 1941 - 1967 Size: 0.2 cubic feet Record Group:

Meeting minutes.


United Food and Commercial Workers (U.F.C.W.), International Union

Range: 1935 - 1981 Size: 12 cubic feet Record Group:

This collection largely focuses on the Local 31 and includes a variety of materials such as manuals, reports, ledgers, dues books, a film, membership forms, attendance records, benefit forms, shop cards, cash books, agreements, insurance information and minutes. The bulk of the collection consists of local contracts and negotiations.


United Brick and Clay Workers, District Council No. 9, Dennison

Range: 1928 - 1976 Size: 2.8 cubic feet Record Group:

Correspondence, minutes, agreements, and financial records.


United Brick and Clay Workers, Buckeye Council 9 Records

Range: 1935 - 1970 Size: 2.0 Record Group: 99/59

The records of District Council No. 9 of the United Brick and Clay Workers consist of correspondence, minutes, agreements and financial records. 

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Nelson, Daniel, Collection

Range: 1900 - 1941 Size: 9 cubic feet Record Group: $content.recordGroup

Dr. Daniel Nelson is Professor Emeritus of History at The University of Akron who specializes in American business and labor history and has published numerous books on these topics. His collection consists of research materials for his book American Rubber Workers & Organized Labor, 1900-1941 including research notes, oral history interviews, meeting minutes, manuscripts, demographic studies, articles, newspaper clippings, chapter critiques, and correspondence. The collection also includes information regarding the United Rubber Workers (URW) and numerous rubber companies.


Massillon Trades and Labor Assembly

Range: 1895 - 1965 Size: 1.2 cubic feet Record Group:

Minute books, roll call books, journals of receipts and expenses, newsletters, clippings, pamphlets, and lists.


Laborers' International Union of North America, Ohio-Kentucky Regional Office

Range: 1937 - 1967 Size: 55 cubic feet Record Group:

Correspondence, minutes of meetings, financial records, and reports relating to the activities of the Locals and the Regional and National Offices of the LIU and its predecessor, the International Hod Carriers,' Building and Common Laborers' Union of America.


International Chemical Workers Union Council Records

Range: 1949 - 1998 Size: 190 cubic feet Record Group: $content.recordGroup

The International Chemical Workers Union Council (ICWUC), founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1944, represents workers in the chemical industry in the United States and Canada. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, it merged with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) in 1996. The records include local union correspondence, legal briefs, collective bargaining information, research files, and educational material.


International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 690 (Akron)

Range: 1929 - 1935 Size: 1 cubic foot Record Group:

Records, 1933-1935, 1 volume, minutes of a defunct local.


International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 306 (Akron)

Range: 1929 - 1962 Size: 14 cubic feet Record Group:

Executive Board minutes, 1929-1962 (6 volumes) and local union minutes, 1930-1960 (8 volumes).


International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1985 (North Canton)

Range: 1942 - 1974 Size: 0.8 cubic feet Record Group:

Minutes of the Board and membership meetings, 1958-1971 (6 volumes), minutes of stewards meetings, 1961-1967 (1 volume), and contract agreements with the Hoover Company.


International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Technicians, Moving Picture Machine Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada, Local 48 (Akron/Canton)

Range: 1910 - 1978 Size: 0.8 cubic feet Record Group: $content.recordGroup

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Technicians, Moving Picture Machine Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE) is a labor union founded in 1893 that represents technicians, artisans, and craftspersons in the entertainment industry. Chartered in 1897, Local 48 represents professional stagehands and extras in the Akron/Canton, Ohio area in negotiations with local employers. The records include constitutions and bylaws, contracts, financial records, membership applications, and meeting minutes of Local 48.


House, John D.

Range: 1938 - 1941 Size: 0.1 cubic feet Record Group:

Correspondence and other materials of CIO field representative, principally regarding United Rubber Workers activity at the Gadsden, Alabama, plant of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.


Greater Canton AFL-CIO Council

Range: 1944 - 1972 Size: 4 cubic feet Record Group:

Minutes of the Canton Federation of Labor (1944-1955), Stark County Industrial Union Council (1944-1953), Canton AFL-CIO Council (1965-1972), materials on 1958 right-to-work campaign, clippings, and speech materials.


Greater Akron Area Barbers-Stylists Association, Local 105

Range: 1909 - 1979 Size: 1.5 cubic feet Record Group:

Correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, memoranda, newspaper clippings, photographs, and miscellanea. Materials relating to the Journeymen Barbers, Hairdressers, Cosmetologists, and Proprietors Union.


Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Records, Photographic Prints and Negatives Series

Range: 1912 - 1984 Size: 772 cubic feet Record Group: 99/106

The Photographic Prints and Negatives Series of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Records consists of approximately half a million images that visually document the history of the company from 1912-1984.  The images depict a variety of topics including factory scenes and equipment, lighter-than-airships, parade balloons, employees, company farms and plantations, numerous rubber products, professional and amateur sports, automotive and motorcycle racing, advertising, aeronautics, women in the workplace, war-time production, and Goodyear’s extensive line of passenger, commercial, and other tires.  Formats include glass plate, nitrate, and acetate negatives in addition to black and white and color prints and slides.  All images from 1912-1951 have been digitized and are available on our Digital Collections Website.


Electrical Workers, International Brotherhood of, Local 306

Range: 1942 - 1974 Size: 0.5 cubic feet Record Group:

Agreements between Hoover Company and Local 709, Local 24425, Constitution and By-Laws for the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America, AFL-CIO. Includes minutes books for Local 306 (1958-1972).


Communications Workers of America, Local 4303 (Canton) Records

Range: 1935 - 1972 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group: 99/17

The Communications Workers of America (CWA), which is affiliated with the AFL-CIO, is the largest communications and media labor union in the United States. Before combining with CWA Local 4302 (Akron), CWA Local 4303 was in District 4 and represented workers in Canton, Ohio. The records include minutes of grievance meetings and reports on contract bargaining. 

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Communications Workers of America, Local 4302 (Akron) Records

Range: 1937 - 1971 Size: 5.33 cubic feet Record Group: 99/16

The Communications Workers of America (CWA), which is affiliated with the AFL-CIO, is the largest communications and media labor union in the United States. CWA Local 4302 is in District 4 and now represents workers in Akron and Canton, Ohio. The records include meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records, bargaining and grievances documents, materials about AFL-CIO affiliates and community activities, and publications of CWA Local 4302 and its predecessor, Ohio Federal of Telephone Workers Local 201.

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Bricklayers, Masons and Plasterers' International Union of America, Local 51 (Wooster)

Range: 1902 - 1957 Size: 0.25 cubic feet Record Group:

Charter and minute books.


Akron, Canton and Youngstown Railroad Historical Society Collection

Range: 1895 - 2017 Size: 60.0 Record Group: 99/169

The AC&Y Railroad Historical Society Collection consists of approximately 60 cubic feet of records, publications, photographs, maps, and artifacts that document the history of this small, yet important local railroad. The collection dates from 1895 to 2017 and is comprised of both records of the AC&Y Railroad Historical Society and collected records of the AC&Y Railroad Company.

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Akron Association of the Pattern Makers League of North America

Range: 1937 - 1977 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group: 99/80

Records of 15 local companies, including correspondence, notices, agreements, strike reports, election forms, materials relating to lockouts and strikes, amendments to agreements, applications for strike sanction, tally of ballots, grievances, employee listings, and wage surveys. Includes materials at the local level: The Akron Association; job shop agreements and notices to mediation, amendments to Akron Association laws, a booklet of by-laws, by-law approvals, correspondence, financial reports, monthly reports, and newspaper clippings. Additionally, international level materials include: booklets, correspondence, minutes of meetings, and newspaper clippings.

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