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Finding Aid to the Cigar Makers' International Union of America, Local 291 (San Jose, Calif.) Records larc.ms.0194
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  • Separated Materials
  • Processing Information
  • Availability
  • Acquisition
  • Restrictions
  • Preferred Citation
  • History of the Cigar Makers' International Union
  • Scope and Contents
  • Indexing Terms

  • Title: Cigar Makers' International Union of America, Local 291 (San Jose, Calif.) records
    Date (inclusive): 1903-1912
    Creator: Cigar Makers’ International Union of America. Local 291 (San Jose, Calif.).
    Collection number: larc.ms.0194
    Accession number: 1994/036A
    Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (1 box)
    Repository: Labor Archives and Research Center
    J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 460
    San Francisco State University
    1630 Holloway Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94132-1722
    (415) 405-5571
    larc@sfsu.edu
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English.
    Abstract: Consists of one ledger of minutes 1906-1912, which includes mention of relief efforts after the San Francisco earthquake, and one financial ledger, 1903-1907.
    Location: Collection is available onsite.

    Separated Materials

    Photograph, "Mrs. Phoebe Smith Pres. Laundry W[orkers]" circa 1900, added to Photograph Collection 5, Individuals A-Z, Folder Q-S.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Labor Archives and Research Center staff.

    Availability

    Collection is open for research.

    Acquisition

    Purchased from Bolerium Books, accession number 1994/036A.

    Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives and Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Labor Archives and Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Cigar Makers' International Union of America, Local 291 Records , larc.ms.0194, Labor Archives and Research Center, San Francisco State University.

    History of the Cigar Makers' International Union

    The Cigar Makers International Union was formed in 1864 as the Cigar Makers National Union of the United States and became international in 1867 with the affiliation of Canadian locals. Samuel Gompers was instrumental in the growth of the union. The union merged with the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Workers Union in 1974.

    Scope and Contents

    Consists of incomplete records of the Cigar Makers' International Union, Local 291 (San Jose), including one ledger of minutes 1906-1912, which includes mention of relief efforts after the San Francisco earthquake, and one financial ledger, 1903-1907. Also included are various documents, found within the ledgers, including: resolutions adopted by The Federated Trades Council of Santa Clara County supporting the demands of the Laundry Workers Union, Local 33 (San Jose), demanding an 8 hour workday; an agreement between grocery employers and employees, dated 1903, requiring employers to only employ members of the Teamsters Local 35; a membership application; and other miscellany.

    Indexing Terms

    Shirt Waist and Laundry Workers Union. Local 33 (San Jose, Calif.).
    Cigar makers--California--San Jose.
    San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906.