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LAB. Labor and Labor Rights

 Record Group
Identifier: LAB

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Adriana M. DiGioia papers

Identifier: COU:534

The Adriana M. DiGioia Papers, created in 1982, includes a typescript of her original manuscript, two postcards and a napkin.

Dates: 1982

Carl Conrad Eckhardt collection

Identifier: COU:4334
Abstract C. C. Eckhardt (1878-1946) joined the University of Colorado history faculty in 1911 as a specialist in modern European history. He served as head of the University's Historical Collections and was chairman of the History Department from 1935-1945. He chaired the Faculty Senate committee on minorities during the late 1930s, which investigated racism and bias at the University of Colorado. The papers reflect his interests in Colorado church history and European history and include...
Dates: 1926 - 1946

Clinton Jencks papers

Identifier: COU:869
Abstract Clinton E. Jencks (1918-2005), joined the International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers (IUMMSW) in 1946 while working at the Globe Smelter in Denver. In 1947 he became the IUMMSW local representative in the Silver City, New Mexico area. He led Local 890 in a strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in 1950 and the story of this strike is told in the 1953 film, Salt of the Earth. In 1954 Jencks ran afoul of the anti-communist hysteria when he was sentenced for perjury under the...
Dates: 1934 - 2001

Elizabeth Jameson papers

Identifier: COU:857

The Elizabeth Jameson Papers consists of Jameson's Undergraduate thesis entitled, "The Creatures of Discontent: the WFM and the Radical Labor Movement, 1893-1911."

Dates: 1975 - 1987

Federated Trades Council records

Identifier: COU:596
Scope and Contents

Microfilm copy of correspondence on an effort by the Butterfly Consolidated Mining Company of Ophir, Colorado, to reopen their property.

Dates: 1929 - 1931

Goss and Kemp papers

Identifier: COU:669

Melvin C. Goss (1870-1957) was an attorney in Boulder from around 1907 until his death. Frank A. Kemp (1891-1971) of Boulder was his partner during in the late 1910s. Kemp joined the Great Western Sugar Co. and scaled its executive ranks, serving for a lengthy period (1939-1966) as its president.

Dates: 1903 - 1920

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers collection

Identifier: COU:832
Abstract Local Union 111 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IFPCW) pushed for enhanced safety on the job, improved pension plans, wage increases, and fair labor practices while adding new workers and companies to their rolls. By 1985, employees from Colorado’s telephone companies, gas and fuel companies, Public Service Company, REA’s, and Tree Trimmers were represented by Local 111 of the IBEW. The collection consist of correspondence (1968-1970), minutes (1957-1982), deduction...
Dates: 1950 - 1980

International Mailers Union records

Identifier: COU:834
Abstract In 1943, International Typographical Union (ITU) members skilled in handling printed matter, including newspapers, formed an independent organization, the International Mailers Union, with locals in the United States and Canada. The Mailers sought better contract terms through direct participation at the bargaining table. Automation in the 1960s-70s severely reduced employment in the printing trades, forcing mergers of the IMU with ITU in 1978 and ITU with the Communications Workers of...
Dates: 1940 - 1978

International Molders and Foundry Workers Union (IMFWU) records

Identifier: COU:836

Local #188 of the IMFWU held collective bargaining contracts with numerous Denver area employers utilizing cast iron in their manufacturing processes. The collection includes meeting minutes, membership and financial records from 1878 through the 1960s. The local has been disbanded. Its records were saved by the Denver Area Federation of Trades and Labor Assembly.

Dates: 1878 - 1970

International Typographical Union collection

Identifier: COU:845
Abstract Established in 1852 as the National Typographical Union, this was the oldest labor union in continuous existence. Members worked in composing, printing, press rooms throughout the newspaper industry. The ITU worked for employment security, higher wages, standards control, benefits and pensions for their membership. The ITU was headquartered in Colorado Springs, along with the ITU Printers' Home, a retirement and medical facility for infirm ITU retirees. The collection consists of two...
Dates: 1851 - 1986

James G. Patton papers

Identifier: COU:1247
Abstract James George Patton was the President of the National Farmers Union from 1940 to 1966. He was the Executive Secretary of the Colorado Farmers Union, he also a member of the National Advisory Committee, Youth Administration before he was elected President of the NFU. He was the US delegate to the Second Inter – American Conference on Agriculture in Mexico, member of the Economic Stabilization Board, Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion Advisory Board, advisor to the Food and...
Dates: 1921 - 1984

James H. Peabody papers

Identifier: COU:1253

The James H. Peabody Papers include scrapbooks and materials on Peabody's time as Governor of Colorado from 1903 to 1905.

Dates: 1903 - 1905

John F. Campion papers

Identifier: COU:297
Abstract John Campion (1848-1916) mined in California and Nevada before making his fortune in the 1880s in Leadville, Colorado. He owned Reindeer, Caribou, and Ibex (better known as Little Johnny) mining companies and was the vice president of both Denver National Bank and the Denver Northwest and Pacific Railroad. The collection mainly encompasses Campion’s mining activities although there a number of items related to his personal life. Included are mining day books, mine and tunnel maps and...
Dates: 1875 - 1924

National Farmers Union records

Identifier: COU:1127
Abstract The University of Colorado holds the official archive of the National Farmers Union (NFU). Founded in Texas in 1902, the NFU soon had locals throughout the South. It spread through the Mid-West in the 1920's, becoming especially strong in North Dakota. Headquartered in Denver since 1940, the NFU has 17 chartered state unions and locals in non-chartered states. It has been the voice of the small farm operator for many years, maintaining offices in Washington, D.C. and many state capitals...
Dates: 1902 - 1990

Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers (OCAW) records

Identifier: COU:1193

The Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers Union (OCAW) administration was comprised of a national headquarters and various regional district offices. Records contain negotiation files, contract material, grievance cases, publicity material, correspondence, organizing files and plant closure files. They also contain health and safety files and documents related to hazardous working conditions.

Dates: 1934 - 1995

Portland Gold Mining Company papers

Identifier: COU:1298
Abstract The Portland Mine was discovered in 1892 by James F. Burns and James Doyle. They were quickly involved in numerous claim suits, which were settled by their corporation as the Portland Gold Mining Company and the appointment of their chief rival Winfield S. Stratton as President. With his backing, they were able to buy out rival claims. Prosperous until the early 1920's, bankruptcy forced the Portland's takeover by United Gold Mines Co. in 1934. All the United property was consolidated...
Dates: 1890 - 1950

United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America records

Identifier: COU:1600
Abstract The Colorado State Council of Carpenters was organized in August 1914. In April 1959, it was proposed to establish a Southern District Council of Carpenters. Colorado, in 1960, was divided into two District Councils: Denver and Vicinity and the Southern District. The Colorado Centennial District Council of Carpenters coordinated the two district councils. The Colorado Centennial District Council of Carpenters (UBCJA) contains correspondence, meetings, court cases, quarterly reports,...
Dates: 1814 - 1985

Western Federation of Miners/International Union of Mine, Mill & Smelter Workers collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: COU:1690
Abstract The Western Federation of Miners (WFM), which in 1916 became the International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers (IUMMSW) was, from its founding in 1893 to its merger into the United Steelworkers of America in 1967, the major American union in the nonferrous metals industry. The WFM was involved in many of the important labor disputes during the turbulent period from 1893-1915, including the two Cripple Creek strikes, the Leadville strike of 1896, the Coeur d'Alene labor troubles, and...
Dates: 1940 - 1967

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom records

Identifier: COU:1761
Abstract Records documenting the activities of an international women’s peace organization. Established in 1915, in The Hague, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) was created to achieve world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice, an end to all forms of violence through peaceful means. WILPF’s goal was, and still is, to establish those political, social, and psychological conditions which can assure peace, freedom, and justice for all. This...
Dates: 1915 - 1998