Guide to the Sacramento Bakers Protective Association Records

Amanda Graham
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Guide to the Sacramento Bakers Protective Association Records

Collection number: MC 9

Sacramento Public Library

Sacramento Room

Sacramento, California
Processed by:
Amanda Graham
Date Completed:
2011
Encoded by:
Amanda Graham
Copyright 2011 Sacramento Public Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sacramento Bakers Protective Association records
Dates: 1891-1898
Bulk Dates: (bulk 1891-1895)
Collection number: MC 9
Creator: Sacramento Bakers Protective Association
Collection Size: .1 linear ft. (2 folders)
Repository: Sacramento Public Library. Sacramento Room
Sacramento, California 95814
Abstract: The Sacramento Bakers Protective Association operated from 1891 through the turn of the century for the purpose of improving working conditions in local bakeries and standardizing prices. The Association records consist primarily of meeting minutes detailing the group's operations (1891-1898, bulk 1891-1895). The minutes concern the enforcement of the union constitution and bylaws, incorporation, union finances, setting prices, composing and distributing a blacklist of local bakers, and a roster of attendees for 1894 and 1895 meetings.
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please contact the Sacramento Room.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Use of the described materials may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Sacramento Public Library 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], Sacramento Bakers Protective Association records, MC 9, Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, California.

Administrative History

The Sacramento Bakers Protective Union convened its first meeting on April 28, 1891, and elected John Rohr, proprietor of the Pioneer Bakery at 124 J Street as president. C. Schurr served as vice president and J. H. Hogan as secretary and treasurer. Eight other proprietors from area bakeries signed on as the initial members of the union, which met at Federated Trades Hall. The union met for several months to discuss the enforement of the union bylaws, settling prices for baked goods and recruiting new bakeries, but dispersed after September 22, 1891. In May 12, 1894, the majority of Sacramento area bakers reconvened as the Sacramento Bakers Protective Association. They elected J. H. Hogan as president, G. N. Brawn as vice president, C. Schurr as treasurer and M. B. Kent as secretary. The association met in Turn Verein Hall, and continued the work that was begun by the union in 1891. In addition, the association composed a list of blacklisted bakeries in the Sacramento area (June 1894).

Scope and Content Note

The records of the Bakers Protective Association consist of one bound journal containing meeting minutes from the group's first meeting (April 28, 1891) through April 20, 1895. The minutes concern the enforcement of the union constitution and bylaws, incorporation, union finances, setting prices, composing and distributing a blacklist of local bakers, and a roster of attendees for 1894 and 1895 meetings. Loose papers include a printed "Baker's List" with names of those blacklisted by the assocation (1894), letters from Secretary M. B. Kent and minutes from a May 19, 1898 meeting.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Bakers and bakeries--California--Sacramento
Sacramento Bakers Protective Union
Sacramento Bakers Protective Association
Sacramento (Calif.)--History


Collection Contents

Folder: 1

Minutes 1891-1895

Folder: 2

Loose papers: Bakers List (1894); two letters from Secretary M. B. Kent; minutes from May 19, 1898, meeting. 1894-1898