Elgin Trades Council Records, 1967-1979
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Brief Description:

This collection represents a small portion of the records generated by the Elgin Trades Council; records pre-dating 1965 have been lost.  The materials are divided into five series.  The first series contains the records of the Council -- constitutions, meeting minutes (1967-1979), and general correspondence (1968-1978).  The remaining four series contain documentation on related organizations.

Series two and three contain records from the E1gin Association of Commerce, the Aurora Labor and Trades Assembly, and the Kane County Building and Construction Trades Council.  Meeting minutes and newsletters, found in series four and five, describe the labor climate in the Kane County area.  Materials from the Illinois State Federation of Labor and the AFL-CIO provide a broad view of labor for the years 1968 to 1979.

Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at] niu.edu
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/153
Volume: 1.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 06/23/1982.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
Aurora (Ill.)
Building Trades
Construction workers-- Labor unions
Elgin (Ill.)
Elgin Trades Council
Kane County (Ill)
Labor unions
United States--Politics and government
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Curtis Mason  Curtis Mason, President, donated the records of the Elgin Trades Council to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on June 23, 1982.
Related Materials: Researchers are urged to consult the other labor collections held by the Regional History Center for more information on labor in northern Illinois.