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Finding Aid to the Al Addy Collection larc.ms.0132
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Description
Consists of materials related to the International Longshore and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU), Local 6 including: a black and white 1936 photo of staff; a cartoon; a bound volume of all publicity generated by the ILWU Local 6 in support of the successful 1949 strike against the Distributors Association of Northern California; and two programs for ILWU events. Also includes materials related to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, including: original and duplicate photographs, taken from Local 85, dating from 1906 to the 1960s, depicting individual and groups of teamsters, trucks with cargo, related businesses, and various officials and members; scattered issues of Council News, the publication of Bay Area Teamster Warehouse Council, and Northern California Teamster, the publication of Teamsters Joint Council 7; and miscellaneous pamphlets and programs, including The Sebastopol Story, about the organization of the apple industry in Sebastopol, California issued by the Western Council of Cannery and Food Process Workers Unions, and a program for the Jack Goldberger Testimonial Dinner, in 1977.
Background
Al (Alfred W.) Addy was born in Park City, Utah into a mining family. In 1933, Addy moved to San Francisco and joined Warehouse Union Local 6. The following year, 1934, he took part in the general strike, working on union publicity. After the strike, Local 6 joined what is now known as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU); Addy then went to work for the ILWU under Jack Olsen, Publicity and Education Director. From 1934-1950, Addy organized, wrote flyers and speeches, and took photographs.
Extent
0.75 cubic ft. (1 box)
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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.