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Elgin Trades Council Records, 1967-1979

Collection Overview

Title: Elgin Trades Council Records, 1967-1979

ID: RHC/RC/153

Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 06/23/1982

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Curtis Mason

Acquisition Method: 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.

Box and Folder Listing

Series I.: Elgin Trades Council Records
Box 1
Folder 1: Constitutions and Certificates, List of Affiliated Organizations, 1898-1979
Folder 2-6: Meeting Minutes, 1967-1976, 1977-1979
Folder 7: Correspondence, Labor Day Parade, 1975
Folder 8-11: General Correspondence, 1968-1978
Series II.: Elgin and Aurora Area Records
Box 2
Folder 1: E1gin Association of Commerce, Correspondence and Newsletters, 1970-1973
Folder 2: Manpower Trends, Elgin, 1970-1974
Folder 3-5: Aurora Labor and Trades Assembly, Minutes and Correspondence, 1970-1974
Series III.: Kane County Records
Box 2
Folder 6: Building and Construction Trades Council, Minutes, 1972-1973
Folder 7: The Challenge, Kane County Democratic Party, 1970-1972
Series IV.: Illinois Records
Box 2
Folder 8: Illinois State F. of L. (Federation of Labor), Correspondence and Reports, 1970-1975
Folder 9: Illinois Labor Bulletin, 1970
Folder 10: A Working Paper on the Future of Illinois, 1979
Folder 11: Guide to Consumer Agencies and Organizations in Illinois, 1979
Series V.: American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Records
Box 2
Folder 12: Constitution, 1977
Folder 13-15: Correspondence, 1968-1977
Folder 16: Statements and Reports Adopted by Executive Council, 1970-1974
Box 3
Folder 1: Secretary-Treasurer's Financial Reports, 1969-1976
Folder 2: Union Label and Service Trades Department, 1970-1974
Folder 3: Department of Community Services, 1970, 1974
Folder 4: Labor Studies Center Catalogs, 1970-1973
Folder 5: Platform Proposals, 1972
Folder 6: Organizations Affiliated with American Federation of Labor- Congress of Industrial Unions (AFL-CIO), 1973
Folder 7: HRDI Manpower Advisory, 1973-1974
Folder 8: Legislative Fact Sheet, 1972
Folder 9: Memo from COPE and COPE (Committe on Political Education) Correspondence, 1970-1974
Folder 10: News from the AFL-CIO, 1970-1973
Folder 11: Watchdog, 1972
Folder 12-13: Advocate, Retail Clerk Association, 1970-1972
Folder 14: A-I-Labor Letter, 1970-1971
Folder 15: The American Federationist, 1970
Folder 16: Herald-Examiner Joint Strike-Lockout Council, 1968-1969
Folder 17: IUD Bulletin, 1972-1973
Box 4
Folder 1: Illinois State F. of L. (Federation of Labor), Newsletters, 1970-1979
Folder 2: Labor Newspapers, 1972-l979