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Series I: National Writers Union, General Files 1972-2004; undated

Scope and Contents

This series contains material related to all areas of operation within the National Writers Union and includes correspondence, budget information, memorandums, grievances, job postings, affiliation agreements, clippings, brochures, reports, and other documents. Also included in this series are documents related to Alvah Bessie, Image/Examiner Magazine, and Village Voice campaigns; material related to Salman Rushdie's publication,"The Satanic Verses"; photographs from a Local 3 conference; material related to the Elaine Chao v. James Graf case; and documents related to logos and jackets. Material in this series may overlap in subject area with other series. See also: Series III: Delegates Assembly; Series IV: Financial Files; Series VI: Affiliations; Series VII: Agreements; Series XII: Grievances and Lawsuits; and Series X: Technical Writers for other related material.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically.
box 1, folder 1

NWU FF 1972-1983

Scope and Contents

contains "The Writer's Legal Guide" by Tad Crawford; meeting notes and correspondence with Small Press Publishing; "Writing to Sell" by Scott Meredith; application for membership; "Guide to the Authors Guild Trade Book Contract"; "A Writer's Guide to Book Publishing" by Richard Balkin; and other documents.
box 1, folder 2

NWU LIT circa 1981-1982

Scope and Contents

contains brochures and applications.
box 1, folder 3

CON BAK October 1982-June 1984

Scope and Contents

contains NWU fact sheet; documents regarding classified advertising; project planning committee minutes; "Sabotaging the Dissident Press" booklet; correspondence and other documents regarding democratic convention; "In Defense of the First Amendment" essay; clippings; and other documents
box 1, folder 4

NW SC BACK 1983-1991

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence; receipts; "A Position Paper on Union Strategy for Consideration by the 1984 National Delegates Assembly"; notes; fundraising report; Democratic Convention Proposals; "Bay Area Writer, Special Election Issue"; Steering Committee Minutes; proposed guidelines for the grievance committee; notes; memorandums; and other documents.
box 1, folder 5

NWU NAT 84/85 May 1984-December 1985

Scope and Contents

contains "How to Organize an NWU Bargaining Council"; documents related to "American Writer"; assessment and critique of the Alvah Bessie Campaign; summary of meeting; correspondence and memorandums; first quarter report; documents related to delegates assembly; and other documents
box 1, folder 6

NWU NAT 86 April 1985-December 1986

Scope and Contents

contains summary of National Executive Board meeting; membership report; memorandums; correspondence; press releases; reports; grievances; expenses; documents regarding legal research; and others.
box 1, folder 7

ADV BOARD January 1986

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence and related documents regarding advisory board.
box 1, folder 8

NWU Photos February 1986

Scope and Contents

photographs from local 3 conference. Includes images of Dan Noyes, Bruce Hartford, Fran Oddo, and others.
box 1, folder 9

report on "New Age" Writers July 1986

box 1, folder 10

TD June 1986-February 1987

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence regarding database proposal; "summary of preliminary discussions employers database for practical writers"; correspondence; notes; and other documents regarding databases.
box 1, folder 11

NWU BAKGRND October 30, 1986; November 1998; July 30, 2001-October 2002; May 2003

Scope and Contents

Contains material related to NWU affiliation agreement between Local 1981 and the International Union; membership policies; staff handbook; bylaws; and other documents.
box 1, folder 12

WV February 1987, December 1987; 1988

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence; clippings; Bay Area Video Coalition schedule and "Video Networks Vol. 11, No.2"; NPR cassettes catalog; notes; and other documents
box 1, folder 13

VV July 1987; July 1988

Scope and Contents

contains Village Voice Campaign correspondence and newsletter, "The NWU Vocal Cords"
box 1, folder 14

POLITICS August-December 1987

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence regarding MLA convention; union election campaign; the Academic Writers Project; and other matters.
box 1, folder 15

IMAGE BAK September-November 1987

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence; notes; draft of an article contract; and other documents regarding Image/Examiner Magazine organizing campaign
box 1, folder 16

LE Calanders April 1988-September 1991

Scope and Contents

contains "Bay Area Writer" issues; union calendars; and fact sheets
box 1, folder 17

RUSHDIE February 1989

Scope and Contents

contains press releases; clippings; flyers; and other documents regarding the publication of Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses"
box 1, folder 18

DOL '89 September 1989-November 1989; January 1990

Scope and Contents

contains documents related to issues regarding independent contractors including correspondence with the Department of Labor.
box 1, folder 19

ORG-POS November 1991-February 1992

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence; memorandums; and job postings for organizer position
box 1, folder 20

NAT STAFF BAK April 1992-September 1992

Scope and Contents

contains documents regarding salaries, staff handbook, staff hours, and benefits
box 1, folder 21

NEB CUR October 1992; November 1998; 1999-2002

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence regarding local treasurers; UAW Administrative Letter, Vol. 47, No. 5; Directory of Officers; UAW Policy for Local Union Web Sites; Local 1981: A Proposal for the Future; secretary-treasurer's report; Profit & Loss; Constitution; monthly membership report; and other documents.
box 1, folder 22

JACKETS 1992-1998

Scope and Contents

contains order forms for jackets
box 1, folder 23

LOBBY February-March 1993

Scope and Contents

contains documents regarding Copyright Reform Act; and other correspondence and notes
box 1, folder 25

BYLAWS 1994-1997

Scope and Contents

contains copies of the National Writers Union Constitution (as amended through 1994); "Local 3 By-Laws and Structure" amended Spring 1995; and National Writers Union by-laws (as amended through 1997)
box 1, folder 26

SPC June 1997; April 1999; March-May 2000

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence; NWU Strategic Plan working draft; notes; "10,000 by 2,000: taking a Giant Step" by Jonathan Tasini; and other documents.
box 1, folder 27

LOGO MASTR 1997; undated

Scope and Contents

contains documents related to the NWU logo
box 1, folder 28

MEDIA PERILS circa April 2000

Scope and Contents

certificate of enrollment and documents regarding NWU media special perils.
box 1, folder 29

NWU > 2001 2001-2002

Scope and Contents

contains proposed budgets; records of action; correspondence; candidate statements; labor organization annual report (form LM-2); memorandums; article entitled "The NWU Confronts the Offshoring Challenge" by Al Weinrub; bylaws adopted at the 2003 NWU Delegate Assembly; job hotline report; report to the delegates; and other documents.
box 1, folder 30

EMP MUT December 2001-September 2002

Scope and Contents

contains documents related to medical benefits and Elaine Chao v. James Graf case.
box 1, folder 31

NWU Health Plan February 2002-April 30, 2002; April 1, 2004

Scope and Contents

contains material related to medical benefits plan, and Elaine v. James Graf
 

Series II: National Executive Board February 1984-August 2001

Scope and Contents

This series contains material generated from the National Executive Board (NEB) of the National Writers Union, which consists of the National Officers and the Chairs of each Chapter. Material includes correspondence; memorandums; membership, treasurer's, internal organizing, eastern region, President's, and other reports; as well as proposals, documents related to local offices, grievances, recruitment, membership counts, documents regarding Tasini v. The New York Times et al., meeting minutes, summaries of NEB decisions, and others. The majority of the correspondence is from Jonathan Tasini; and to/from Bruce Hartford.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronlogically.
box 1, folder 32

NEB Correspondence/Miscellaneous September 1987-January 1993

Scope and Contents

contains mostly correspondence from Bruce Hartford, Steve Turner, Jonathan Tasini and others; NWU oversight committee report, internal organizing report, NEB summary of decisions and tasks, material related to the 10th anniversary party, membership processing, budget, and other documents.
box 1, folder 33

NEB 2/84 February 1984

Scope and Contents

contains membership lists; agendas; notes; proposals; "About a Code of Minimum Practice"; rules and procedures for convening for Spring 1984 delegate assembly; budget information; reports; suggested small press strategy; code of practice; and other documents
box 1, folder 34

NEB 8/87 August-September 1987

Scope and Contents

contains notes; membership report; correspondence; memorandum; election procedures proposal; and other documents
box 1, folder 35

NEB 11/87 September-November 1987

Scope and Contents

contains regional report; correspondence and memorandums; documents related to contracts organizer position; financial agenda; membership report; and other documents
box 1, folder 36

NEB 2/88 November 1987-February 1988

Scope and Contents

contains meeting summary; memorandums; notes; correspondence; financial summary; membership report; and other documents.
box 1, folder 37

NEB 4/88 March-April 1988

Scope and Contents

contains summary of expenses; memorandums; Western Region report; report on Village Voice campaign; correspondence; and other documents.
box 1, folder 38

NEB 6/88 May 1988

Scope and Contents

contains summary of the April 23-24, 1988 NEB meeting in San Francisco
box 1, folder 39

NEB 9/88 August-September 1988

Scope and Contents

contains summary of year to date dues totals; correspondence; report for NEB meeting; memorandums; press releases; financial summary; proposal; and other documents
box 1, folder 40

NEB 12/88 February 1988-January 1989

Scope and Contents

contains meeting summary; membership report; financial summary; meeting report; national grievance report; budget estimates; dues totals; and other documents
box 2, folder 1

NEB 2/89 February-March 1989

Scope and Contents

contains meeting summary; organizing report; grievance report; meeting report; notes; and other documents
box 2, folder 2

4/89 NEB March-April 1989

Scope and Contents

contains meeting summary; national grievance report; organizing report; budget proposal; financial summary; monthly report; membership report; and other documents
box 2, folder 3

9/89 NEB August 1987; June-September 1989

Scope and Contents

contains report to delegates; treasurers report; NEB meeting minutes; proposals; memorandums; eastern regional report; president's report; fundraising seminar report; and other documents
box 2, folder 4

1/90 NEB December 1989-April 1990

Scope and Contents

contains report to delegates; NEB tasks; memorandums; correspondence; western region report; eastern region report; proposal for a sustainer program pilot project; notes; and other documents
box 2, folder 5

3/90 NEB March-April 1990

Scope and Contents

contains membership report; NEB tasks; NEB meeting minutes; executive session minutes; memorandums; report to delegates; president's report; eastern region report; correspondence; monthly report; document on multicultural project; treasurers report;
box 2, folder 6

NEB 9/90 August-September 1990

Scope and Contents

contains treasurers report; external organizing; book campaign and major book grievances; multi-cultural union newsletter; membership report; memorandums; correspondence; newspaper clippings; press release; documents regarding Village Voice campaign; and other documents
box 2, folder 7

1/91 NEB January, December 1990; January 1991

Scope and Contents

contains membership report; treasurers report; draft budget; correspondence; notes; external organizing report; report to delegates NEB meeting; NEB summary of decisions and tasks
box 2, folder 8

4/91 NEB February-April 1991

Scope and Contents

contains treasurers report; report to delegates NEB Meeting; NEB summary of decisions & tasks; NWU Tenth Anniversary Party; correspondence; Western Region Report; president's report; and other documents.
box 2, folder 9

9109 NEB July-September 1991

Scope and Contents

contains membership report; memorandums; treasurers report; external organizing report; proposals; President's report; report to delegates; NEB minutes; membership policies; summary of decisions and tasks; and other documents
box 2, folder 10

9201 NEB September 1991-January 1992

Scope and Contents

contains membership reports, treasurers reports, memorandums, eastern region reports, meeting minutes, documents related to the Western Region Conference, dues, and book grievances, President's report, proposals, external organizing report, summary of NEB decisions, and other documents.
box 2, folder 11

9204 NEB February 1992-April 1992

Scope and Contents

contains membership report; central region report; correspondence; notes; treasurers report; memorandums; western region report; report to delegates; NEB minutes; and other documents.
box 2, folder 12-13

9209 NEB November 1991; June, August, September 1992

Scope and Contents

contains documents related to membership counts; Los Angeles, Boston, and Santa Cruz/Monterey local offices; recruitment; grievances; expense reports; President's report; external organizing reports; internal organizing v/p reports; budget proposals; NEB minutes; report to delegates; memorandums; Jonathan Tasini correspondence
box 2, folder 14

9212 NEB October 1992-January 1993

Scope and Contents

contains NEB meeting minutes, eastern and central region reports, Chicago local report, LA local report, documents related to recruitment, volunteers, grievances, resolutions, budgets, external organizing report, book grievance report, membership report, secretary-treasurer report, Political Issues Committee (PIC) Newsletter, memorandums from Jonathan Tasini, Alex Dubro correspondence, and other material.
box 2, folder 15

9303 NEB February-March 1993

Scope and Contents

contains monthly membership counts, secretary-treasurer report, eastern region report, rate book hiring information, correspondence, vp internal organizing report, grievance officers training, summary of NEB decisions, NEB minutes, report to delegates, and other documents.
box 2, folder 16

9310 NEB May 1992; July 1993-November 1993

Scope and Contents

contains Jonathan Tasini and Bruce Hartford correspondence; documents related to the medical plan, Local 12 stipend proposal, summary of NEB decisions, reports from Alice Sunshine such as journalism campaign report, LA visit report and others; secretary-treasurers report, executive director's report, President's report, report from v/p internal organizing,and others
box 2, folder 17

9401 NEB November 1993-January 1994

Scope and Contents

contains national grievance report, correspondence and memorandums from Jonathan Tasini, documents related to budget, membership, and delegates assembly, NEB minutes, summary of NEB decisions, book grievance report, secretary-treasurer's report, technology campaign goals, executive director's report, president's report, and other material.
box 2, folder 18

9404 NEB December 1993; March, April, June, July 1994

Scope and Contents

contains president's report, external organizing report, Jonathan Tasini correspondence, v/p internal organizing report, external organizing report, memorandums, articles regarding digital media resolutions, summary of NEB decisions, national grievance officers report, book publishers statement, documents from Bay Area local office, and others material.
box 2, folder 19

9502 NEB December 1994-March 1995

Scope and Contents

contains PIC report; monthly membership counts; reports from Alice Sunshine; executive director's report; National Writers Union 1994 book campaign; president's report; training guide; press releases; documents related to grievances, budgets, and stipends; summary of NEB decisions; intellectual property thinktank proposal; Operation Magazine Index project; Council of Writers Organizations (CWO) Bulletin; recruiters handbook; new technologies campaign; treasuers report; NEB minutes; and other documents.
box 2, folder 20

9505 NEB April-May 1995

Scope and Contents

contains memorandums; PIC report; monthly membership counts; issues regarding contract/practical writers discussion; treasurer's report; documents regarding Tasini v. The New York Times et al.; correspondence; Boston NEB updates; new technologies campaign; documents related to the NWU-UnCover proposal; president's report; executive directors report; "Freelance Writers and Online Commerce: A Position Paper of the National Writers Union"; NWU book campaign; and other documents.
box 2, folder 21

9512 NEB September-November 1995

Scope and Contents

contains summary of NEB decisions; budget; memorandums; treasurer's report; report on diverse activity; "The Monterey Writer" (local 7 newsletter); documents regarding health benefits; executive director's report; semi-annual book grievance report; president's report; meeting minutes; and other documents.
box 3, folder 1

9603 NEB December 1995-March 1996

Scope and Contents

contains monthly membership counts; memorandum entitled "The Future of the American Writer"; stipend proposals; new tech campaign report; March meeting report; western regional vp report; PIC report; summary of NEB decisions; treasurers report; and other documents.
box 3, folder 2

9610 NEB September-November 1996

Scope and Contents

contains NEB meeting minutes, summary of NEB decisions, memorandums, correspondence, monthly membership counts, job hotline proposal, and other documents.
box 3, folder 3

9702 NEB January-February 1997

Scope and Contents

contains memorandum and correspondence regarding stipend request for the "New Messenger"; documents regarding dues and the budget; benefits program; membership counts; evaluation report; president's report; staff coordinator's report; finances; book campaign; expansion of the tech writers job hotline; and other documents.
box 3, folder 4

9709 NEB September, November, December 1997; January 1998

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence from Jonathan Tasini; summary of NEB decisions; IVOP report; semi-annual book grievance report; budget; monthly membership counts; activities report; documents regarding tech writers hotline; communications policy draft; press release and articles regarding Tasini et al. v. The New York Times et al.; report on external organizing for NEB meeting; silent auction; operations agreement; policies; diversity commitee report; president's report; and other documents.
box 3, folder 5

9801 NEB September 1991; December 1997-January 1998

Scope and Contents

contains semi-annual book grievance report; correspondence and memorandums; monthly membership counts; budget; treasurers report; PIC report; report on the diversity campaign; job hotline report; organizing report; NWU policies; IOVP report; and other documents.
box 3, folder 6

9811 NEB June 1992; November-December 1998

Scope and Contents

contains NWU policies; correspondence and memorandums; summary of NEB decisions; meeting agendas; progress report regarding job hotline; book division report; membership development report; organizing report; IOVP report; diversity retreat report; secretary-treasurers report; documents regarding staff handbook; and other documents.
box 3, folder 7

9902 NEB January-February 1999

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence and memorandums; membership counts; job hotline report; membership development report; semi-annual book grievance report; book division 3 year strategic plan; secretary-treasurers report; summary of NEB decisions; and western region report
box 3, folder 8

9911 NEB January 1999; September-November 1999

Scope and Contents

contains job hotline progress report; internal organizing report; secretary-treasurers report; "The Fisher Report, A Checklist of Literary Agencies" compiled by Jim Fisher; membership development report; organizer's report; proposal for winter meeting locale; correspondence from Bruce Hartford; "American Writer" editor job proposal; summary of NEB decisions; and other documents.
box 3, folder 9

2002 NEB December 1999-February 2000

Scope and Contents

contains memorandum; correspondence; documents regarding Fisher Report; membership development report; job hotline report; budget proposal; grievance report; secretary-treasurers report; summary of NEB decisions; and other documents.
box 3, folder 10

0010 NEB October 2000

Scope and Contents

contains memorandum of understanding between NWU and EBSCO Casias, Inc.; and correspondence
box 3, folder 11

0102 NEB January-February 2001; August 2001

Scope and Contents

contains secretary-treasurers report; NEB agenda; job hotline report; NEB meeting report; book division report; budget information; correspondence; membership development report; summary of NEB decisions; and other documents.
 

Series III: Delegate Assembly 1983-2001

Scope and Contents

This series includes material related to Delegate Assembly- the legislative and policy-making body of the NWU consisting of National Officers and delegates from the local chapters. This series includes Delegate Assembly meetings and includes president's, external organizing, treasurer's, membership, and other reports; proposals; resolutions; memorandums; correspondence mostly from Jonathan Tasini; notes; and other documents.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronlogically.
box 3, folder 12

NWU 84 D.A. 1983-1984

Scope and Contents

contains explanation of budget; report from national office; "A Position Paper on Union Strategy " by the Steering Committee of NWU Local 3; Code of Minimum Practice; resolutions; memorandums; draft proposal; and other documents
box 3, folder 13

NWU DA 85 1984-1985

Scope and Contents

contains proposals; resolutions; notes; first quarter report; Small Press Code; documents for the delegate assembly; and other documents.
box 3, folder 14

D.A. 86 December 1985-May 1986

Scope and Contents

contains delegate and travel fund report; correspondence and memorandums regarding delegate assembly; proposals; profit and loss statement; executive director's report; notes; and other documents
box 3, folder 15

DA 87 February 1987-June 1987

Scope and Contents

contains proposed budget; profit/loss statement; summary of progress to date toward job bank; proposal on union databases; "A Strategy for Organizing Practical Writers" presented by Bruce Hartford for the Local 3 Technical Writers Trade Group; fundraising and other proposals; documents regarding dues increase; documents regarding elections/delegate assembly; and other documents.
box 3, folder 16

DA 88 1988

Scope and Contents

contains delegate assembly training; tax campaign circulars; membership report; delegate assembly information; executive director's report; correspondence; and other documents.
box 3, folder 17

DA 89 1989

Scope and Contents

contains membership report; delegate's assembly speech by Alec Dubro (president); resolutions; memorandums; organizing report; local leaders questionnaire; meeting summary; financial status; executive director's report; and other documents
box 3, folder 18

DA 90 February-November 1990

Scope and Contents

contains report to delegates; NEB meeting minutes; report to NEB and delegates; membership report; proposal for political issues committee; consolidated NEB evaluation results; correspondence; memorandums; financial summaries; report on book grievances; "What Have I Gotten Myself Into? A Guide to the National Writers Union"; articles; proposals; notes; resolutions; treasurers report; and other documents
box 3, folder 19

DA 91 April-June 1992

Scope and Contents

contains proposed budgets; resolutions; proposals; journalist campaign report; multicultural union newsletter; membership activity; treasurers report; survey of locals; budget information; and other documents
box 3, folder 20

9206 DA May-June 1992

Scope and Contents

contains mostly material related to delegates assembly. Also includes a proposal to develop the archives, proposed constitution and by-laws, resolutions, external organizing report, president's report, documents related to grievances, membership report, report from UAW consitutional convention, proposal for NWU book rate, memorandums, and other material.
box 3, folder 21

93 DA May-June 1993

Scope and Contents

contains NEB and delegate assembly decisions; resolutions; treasurers report; memorandums from Jonathan Tasini; meeting summaries; external organizing report; eastern regional report; "Outback Times", Vol. 1, No. 1; book campaign plan, book grievance report, president's report, and other documents.
box 3, folder 22

9409 DA June-September 1994

Scope and Contents

contains monthly membership counts; correspondence and memorandums; delegate networking list; summary of NEB/Delegates assembly decisions; delegates assembly resolutions; treasurers report; bylaws of the Authors Coalition; executive director's report; stipend requests; resolutions; amendements; and other documents.
box 4, folder 1

95 DA May-September 1995

Scope and Contents

contains resolutions; report from vp for internal organizing; American Writer report; documents regarding "Freelance Writers and Online Commerce" paper; NEB minutes; acting executive director's report; national grievance officer's semi-annual report; amendments; delegate networking list; president's report' summary of NEB decisions; treasurer's report; and other documents.
box 4, folder 2

9606 DA May- June 1996

Scope and Contents

Contains resolutions, summary of NEB decisions, summary of delegate assembly decisions, documents regarding creation of a new logo, report for NEB meeting and delegates assembly, internal organizing vice president's report, report on the future of the union subcommittee on restructure, Jonathan Tasini correspondence and memorandums, new tech campaign report, president's report, proposals, and other documents.
box 4, folder 3

97 DA May-June 1997

Scope and Contents

contains resolutions, stipend request applications, "Technical Writers Code of Professional Practice Hardware and Software Industries" (draft); western regional vp report; memorandum regarding DA planning and preparation; correspondence from Jonathan Tasini; monthly membership counts; summary of NEB decisions; proposed planning process for "American Writer"; treasurers report; stipend requests; material related to 1997 delegates assembly; and other documents.
box 4, folder 4

9806 DA June 1998

Scope and Contents

contains organizing report; NWU delegates networking list; PIC report; job hotline report; grievance division report; president's report; IOVP report; memorandums; summary of NEB decisions; and other documents.
box 4, folder 5

98 RES 1998

Scope and Contents

contains resolutions
box 4, folder 6

9906 DA 1999

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence; memos; summary of NEB decisions; "Staff Report to the 1999 Delegates Assembly"; networking list; membership development report; report of the oversight committee; Publication Rights Clearinghouse review; job hotline report; report to delegates and NEB; strategic planning commitee interim report; semi-annual book grievance report; national diversity committee report; member survey results; material related to BITE division; and other documents.
box 4, folder 7

99 RES 1999

Scope and Contents

contains resolutions.
box 4, folder 8

00 RES 2000

Scope and Contents

contains resolutions.
box 4, folder 9

DA 0108 May-August 2001

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence; BITE division report; delegates assembly resolutions and resolutions committee document; job hotline report; membership development report; journalism division report; book division report; list of delegates and staff; political issues committee survey; documents related to Steve Simurda's bid for NWU president; and other documents.
box 4, folder 10

0006 DA 2000-2001

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence and memorandums; budget information; contract drafts; national diversity committee report; leadership survey; delegate assembly report; local database user guide; "Staff Report to the 2000 Delegates Assembly"; and other documents.
box 4, folder 11

01 RES 2001

Scope and Contents

contains resolutions.
 

Series IV: Financial Files 1982-2003

Scope and Contents

This series contains financial records such as tax documents; treasurer's reports; 990 forms; budgets; documents regarding audits; reimbursements; memorandums; correspondence; sample insurance policies; dues; and other documents.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronlogically.
box 4, folder 12

JC BAK 1982

Scope and Contents

contains San Francisco Bay Area Salary Survey; and Qtech brochure
box 4, folder 14

NWU TREAS 1985; September-October 1986; April 1987

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence; summary of expense; and dues reports.
box 4, folder 15

CONTRACTOR STAT 1986-1992

Scope and Contents

contains articles regarding independent contractors; documents on Section 1706; Internal Revenue Code of 1986; and others
box 4, folder 16

TRS INF 1986; 1992-2001

Scope and Contents

contains certificate of coverage bond; audit report; UAW Administrative Letter, Vol. 42, No. 3; "Basic Procedural Instructions for Financial Officers; documents regarding stipend requests, travel reimbursement, memorandums; correspondence; IRS documents;Form 990; and other documents.
box 4, folder 18

TX263 BAK July 1987-May 1988

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence; memorandums; clippings; news releases; Tax Campaign Circulars; and other documents mostly related to the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
box 4, folder 19

MEM Stats December 1987; undated

Scope and Contents

contains treasurers report and recommendations for annual conference.
box 4, folder 20

NWUSO 1987-1991

Scope and Contents

contains documents related to taxes and the IRS. Includes correspondence; 1023 form; essay entitled "Breaking the Chain Reaction: Taking Another Look at Book Distribution"; "National Writers United Service Organization: Study of Chain Bookstores"; correspondence related to NWUSO board; and other documents.
box 4, folder 21

1706 BAK 1987-1998

Scope and Contents

contains memorandums; articles; and other documents regarding section 1706 of the Tax Reform Act of 1986
box 4, folder 22

GG MATERIAL December 1988; April 1989

Scope and Contents

contains articles; correspondence; and documents regarding charitable deductions.
box 4, folder 23

TREAS S9 BAK June 1989-November 1989

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence regarding IRS; project accounting memorandum; summary of fourth quarter budget; summary of dues; budget information; invoices; Form 2758; bills; Form 990; and other documents
box 4, folder 25

TR BAK 90 1989; 1990; 1992

Scope and Contents

contains balance sheets; Form 990; ECS quarterly summaries; delegates assembly membership policies; grievance policies; and other documents.
box 4, folder 26

T POLICY 1989-1993

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence and guidelines for unit treasurers; audit report memorandum; and other documents.
box 4, folder 27

T BAK 1990-1993

Scope and Contents

contains 990 form; documents regarding taxes; expenses; budgets; correspondence and memorandums sent to Bruce Hartford; and other related financial documents.
box 4, folder 28

STAFF BAK September-December 1992; January-February 1993

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence; monthly reports; memorandums; updates on health insurance; and other documents.
box 4, folder 29

1706 March 1993; July-September 1998

Scope and Contents

contains documents regarding section 1706 of the Tax Reform Act
box 4, folder 30

TREAS 1993; 1999-2003

Scope and Contents

corresponence regarding accountants engagement letter; balance sheet; budget; audit reports; cash report; certificate of coverage bonds; and other documents.
box 5, folder 1

NWU INSUR November 1994

Scope and Contents

contains commerical insurance application, sample union liability insurance; and other documents.
box 5, folder 3

NWU INSUR 1995-1996

Scope and Contents

contains documents regarding proposal for insurance; and sample insurance policies
box 5, folder 4

96 BUD October 1995-1996

Scope and Contents

contains budget; correspondence; online services report; budget proposals; and other documents
box 5, folder 5

TISHA STUF 1997-1998

Scope and Contents

contains documents regarding bank fees
box 5, folder 6

CSA 1999

Scope and Contents

contains revised proposal for NWU; cash flow report; and other documents
box 5, folder 7

NWU STAT February-June 2000

Scope and Contents

contains bank statements.
box 5, folder 8

TRUSTEE 2000-2001

Scope and Contents

contains Form LM-2: profit and loss documents; audit report; and other documents.
box 5, folder 9

untitled folder 2000-2003

Scope and Contents

contains proposed budgets; and reports to delegates
box 5, folder 10

NO PAY May-June 2001

Scope and Contents

contains documents regarding deductions from exempt employees' salary; and other unfair labor practice.
box 5, folder 11

BUD 21 2001

Scope and Contents

contains budget notes and commentary; budget; decisions regarding dues and budget; renewal notice projections; Nwu membership development report; and other documents
 

Series V: Committees 1985-2001; undated

Scope and Contents

This series contains documents regarding various committees affiliated with the National Writers Union such as memorandums, meeting minutes, and correspondence pertaining to local steering committees; new technology committee; Journalists Trade Group meeting minutes; book campaigns; membership committees; Examiner/Chronicle Organizing Committee; and others.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronlogically.
box 5, folder 12

SC BAK November 1985-November 1989

Scope and Contents

contains steering committee meeting minutes, correspondence, memorandums, election results, and other documents
box 5, folder 13

NAT BOOK BAK 1985; December 1986-April 1990

Scope and Contents

contains documents regarding book campaigns and committees; royalty statement samples; project for author recruitment; report on book grievances; and notes
box 5, folder 14

Margaret Randal January 1986-February 1987

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence; press releases; articles; and other documents regarding Margaret Randall Legal Defense Committee
box 5, folder 15

JTC June-August 1987

Scope and Contents

contains Journalists Trade Group Meeting minutes; correspondence; and other documents
box 5, folder 16

SMALL PRESS September 19, 1987

Scope and Contents

contains memorandum and survey regarding Small Press
box 5, folder 17

BOOK BAK October 1987-January 1988

Scope and Contents

contains memorandums and correspondence; meeting agendas; notes; National Book Committee meeting report; "Book Organizing-One Strategy or Two?"; book campaign report; documents on Addison-Wesley; articles; "Newsletter of the European Writers' Congress"; union book strategy draft; and other documents
box 5, folder 19

CX BAK June 1988-August 1989

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence; proposals; meeting minutes; memorandums; notes; and other documents regarding Examiner/Chronicle Organizing Committee
box 5, folder 20

AFFIL BAK 1989-1991

Scope and Contents

contains 1991 ballot; correspondence; International Union, UAW-District 65 Memorandum of Agreement and Understandings; material related to NWU affiliation committee; Communications Workers of America (CAW); notes; and other documents.
box 5, folder 21

BOOK BAK August 1990; May 1991; December 1991

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence regarding book campaign coalition; clippings; memorandums regarding National Book Committee and NWU Book Writers Organizing Project (BWOP); and other documents
box 5, folder 22

MEM2LOC97 1997

Scope and Contents

contains memorandums to all local steering committees
box 5, folder 23

MEM2LOC98 1998

Scope and Contents

contains memorandums to all local steering committees
box 5, folder 24

MEM2LOC99 1999

Scope and Contents

contains memorandums to all local steering committees
box 5, folder 25

MEM2LOC00 2000

Scope and Contents

contains memorandums to all local steering committees
box 5, folder 27

MEM2LOC01 2001

Scope and Contents

contains memorandums to all local steering committees
box 5, folder 28

NWU STEW undated

Scope and Contents

contains information regarding membership stewards and stewards committee
 

Series VI: Affiliations 1978-2001

Scope and Contents

This series includes agreements; proposals; memorandums; correspondence; and other documents related to affiliations such as United Auto Workers (UAW), Graphic Artists Guild, Communications Workers of America (CWA), and others.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronlogically.
box 5, folder 30

AFFIL BAK Thru 89 May 1978; January 1988-June 1989

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence; "Affiliation Bulletin"; delegate ballot; documents regarding the Affiliation Research Committee (ARC); affiliation questionnaire; affiliation agreements; District 65-UAW Union History; and other documents
box 5, folder 31

STC 1982-2000

Scope and Contents

contains Society for Techinical Communication, Inc. Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, salary survey, newsletter, brochure, and other documents
box 5, folder 32

AFFIL BAK-2 January 1987-March 1991

Scope and Contents

contains meeting summary for possible NWU CWA affiliation; affiliation agreement between NWU and International Union, UAW; "National Writers Union Affiliation Bulletin"; affiliation proposal; memorandums; affiliation fact sheet; questions of potential affiliation partner; notes; and other documents
box 5, folder 33

UAW ADMIN CAUCUS 1992

Scope and Contents

contains platform and legislative agenda UAW cap proposals
box 5, folder 34

UAW 1992-2000

Scope and Contents

contains material related to agreement between Graphic Artists Guild and International Union, UAW; Jonthan Tasini correspondence; documents regarding UAW Convention Delegates and Alternates; "UAW Administrative Letter, Vol. 42, No. 3; Vol. 46, No. 1, 3; and other documents related to UAW.
box 5, folder 35

AFFIL 1991; 1994-1996

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence; document regarding Local 1981; affiliation estimates; proposal for affiliation renegotiation; and other documents
box 5, folder 36

SFCLC 1994; 1999

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence and consitution and by-laws from San Francisco Labor Counicl, AFL-CIO
box 5, folder 37

AFIL 98 1997-2001

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence and other documents regarding affiliation agreement and projections.
 

Series VII: Agreements 1984-2001; undated

Scope and Contents

This series contains various agreements between NWU and other organizations, such as Contentville, Customer Service Solutions, Inc, Digital Research Inc., and others.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronlogically.
box 6, folder 1

NWU TW CONTACTS April 1984-1988

Scope and Contents

contains sample contracts; consulting agreement between Digital Research Inc. and Bruce Hartford; and other documents
box 6, folder 2

JOBBER CAM April 1985-February 1987

Scope and Contents

contains contract jobber questionnaire; membership application; memorandums and other documents regarding survey of jobbers; minutes Software Consulting Brokers Association of Northern California; "Code of Professional Practice in Technical Writing"; and other documents regarding jobber campaign
box 6, folder 3

MPCA May-June 1995

Scope and Contents

contains ASMP Bulletin:Special Edition; and Media Photographs' Copyright Agency, Inc./Photographer Full Service Agreement
box 6, folder 4

SF MAG November 1985-October 1986

Scope and Contents

contains notes, articles, correspondence, and other documents regarding San Francisco Magazine
box 6, folder 5

JC RESP circa 1986

Scope and Contents

contains contract jobber questionnaires
box 6, folder 6

CSS 1995; 1998; 2000: 2001

Scope and Contents

contains documents related to benefit plan from Customer Service Solutions, Inc including monthly rates and correspondence.
box 6, folder 7

NWU AGMT circa 2001

Scope and Contents

contains agreement between Contentville and National Writers' Union
box 6, folder 8

BROKERS undated

Scope and Contents

contains brochures and other documents regarding various contracting services
 

Series VIII: Publications 1982-2004; undated

Scope and Contents

This series contains publications created by the National Writers Union and its members such as the "Bay Area Writer"; "American Writer"; and others.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronlogically.
box 6, folder 9

AW 80s May 1982-Spring 1988

Scope and Contents

contains issues of "American Writer" Vol. 1, No. 1-Vol.VII, No. 1 (issues missing)
box 6, folder 10

NWU ARTICLES 1982-1991

Scope and Contents

contains articles about National Writers Union; and "Survey of Bay Area Publications" Local-3
box 6, folder 11

NWU Polemics June 23, 1983; circa 1986

Scope and Contents

position papers, "Why National Writers Union Dues Should be Based on Ability to Pay"; and "NWU Priorties: A Position Paper for the 1986 Delegates Assembly"
box 6, folder 12

BAW 1983-1993

Scope and Contents

issues of the "Bay Area Writer", newsletter of the Bay Area Local 3
box 6, folder 13

"National Writers Union Manual of Services, Information, and Organizing Activities" 1984

box 6, folder 14

AW 90s 1989-1999

Scope and Contents

contains issues of "American Writer" Vol. VIII, No. 1-Vol. XVIII, No .1 (issues may be missing. Contact archives for full list)
box 6, folder 15

WRITER SURVEY July 21, 1995

Scope and Contents

contains "The Freelance Writers' Lot: The NWU American Writers Survey Profiles" by Nancy DuVergne Smith
box 6, folder 16

AW 00s 2000-2004

Scope and Contents

contains issues of "American Writer" Vol. XVIII, No. 3-Vol. XXI, No. 3 (issues may be missing. Contact Archives for full list)
 

Series IX: Material related to membership and members 1986-1996; undated

Scope and Contents

This series contains material related to NWU members and membership. This includes: employment agreements, contracts, correspondence, memorandums, renewals, and other documents.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronlogically.
box 6, folder 17

NW ISADORA December 1986; undated

Scope and Contents

contains invoices and correspondence from Isadora W. Lomhoff
box 6, folder 18

KIM February 1988-June 1990

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence and other documents related to Kim Fellner
box 6, folder 20

MISC CORR July-August 1991

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence regarding NWU membership database; NWU's purpose; membership renewal; and others. Also includes program for "Media Alliances 1991"
box 6, folder 23

Jonathan Post 1993-1994

Scope and Contents

contains Jonathan Post correspondence and memorandums
box 6, folder 24

PEET April 1996; October 1996

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence and other documents regarding Ron Peet
box 6, folder 25

WGA undated

Scope and Contents

contains interactive program contract; and documents regarding membership
 

Series X: Technical Writers 1984-1998; undated

Scope and Contents

This series contains material related to the technical writers division of NWU. A majority of this series contains correspondence, reports, listings, and memorandums related to the Technical Writers Job Hotline.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronlogically.
box 6, folder 26

TWTG BAK October 1984-February 1986

Scope and Contents

contains Technical Writers Trade Group agendas, proposed agendas, and meeting minutes; Assembly Bill No. 3460; correspondence; Employment Tax Ruling; and other documents.
box 6, folder 27

CPP March-April 1985

Scope and Contents

contains draft of code of professional practice in technical writing; and related correspondence.
box 6, folder 28

TW NAT October 1985-November 1987

Scope and Contents

contains "Discussion Paper on Organizing Tech-Commercial Writers"; correspondence; possible projects Technical Writers Trade Group; "summary of preliminary discussions employers database for practical writers"; and other documents
box 6, folder 29

TH LEGAL 1986-1987; undated

Scope and Contents

contains Bureau of Personnel Services Employment Agency Act, Rules and Regulations, and correspondence; and Technical Writers Job Hotline agreement to pay finders fee.
box 6, folder 30

HH BAK May 1987-October 1987

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence and memorandums regarding job bank and technical writers job hotline
box 6, folder 31

HH FEES September 1987-July 1991

Scope and Contents

contains invoices mostly for technical writing and consulting
box 6, folder 32

HH RECEIPTS 87-88 1988

Scope and Contents

contains invoices; bills; and telephone bills
box 6, folder 33

HH RECEPTS 89 1989

Scope and Contents

contains invoices; bills; account statements
box 6, folder 34

TWTS 1989; undated

Scope and Contents

contains notes; survey of technical publication managers in the San Jose/South Bay Area; ASM International associations list; and other documents.
box 6, folder 35

TH LISTING 90 1990; January 1992

Scope and Contents

contains NWU tech writers hotline job listings
box 7, folder 1

TH 1990-1991; 1995

Scope and Contents

contains documents regarding Technical Job Hotline.
box 7, folder 4

TH MAILINGS 1992; 1996

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence and other documents regarding Technical Writers Job Hotline
box 7, folder 5

HH RPTS/CORR 92 1992-03-1992-12

Scope and Contents

contains Technical Writers Job Hotline National Writers Union monthly reports; correspondence; and memorandums.
box 7, folder 6

[RH] RPTS/CORR January-November 1993; July 1994; July-October 1996

Scope and Contents

contains technical writers job hotline updates.
box 7, folder 7

HRPTS 93 February 1993 -December 1993

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence and reports regarding techincal writers job hotline.
box 7, folder 8

HH REPORT 94 1993-1994

Scope and Contents

contains technical writers job hotline related correspondence, memorandums, and reports
box 7, folder 9

HH RPTS 95 1995-1996

Scope and Contents

contains technical writers job hotline related correspondence, memorandums, and reports
box 7, folder 10

HH RPTS 96 1996-1997

Scope and Contents

contains technical writers job hotline related correspondence, memorandums, and reports
box 7, folder 11

TH LISTING 97 February 1997

Scope and Contents

contains technical writer's job hotline listings
box 7, folder 12

HOTLINE RPT 97 February 1997-April 1998

Scope and Contents

contains technical writer's job hotline reports.
box 7, folder 13

HOT PROJ August 18, 1998

Scope and Contents

contains documents related to building th job hotline; organizing project; and BITE division.
box 7, folder 14

HH PSC undated

Scope and Contents

contains notes; motion regarding authorization for Technical Writers Job Hotline to establish a for-profit payroll service; a legal representation agreement; and other documents.
 

Series XI: Correspondence 1984-1997

Scope and Contents

This series contains membership correspondence. A majority of this series contains correspondence from Bruce Hartford.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronlogically.
box 7, folder 15

NWU Corres 5/85 December 1984-May 1990

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence from Bruce Hartford and others to NWU delegates and officers, NWU members, Andrea Eagan, and others. Topics include the Alvah Bessie campaign, dues, renewals, grievances, and other topics.
box 7, folder 16

1706 February-July 1987

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence regarding Section 1706 of the new tax code
box 7, folder 17

T.H. May 1997

Scope and Contents

contains mostly Tom Hilliard correspondence.
 

Series XII: Grievances and Lawsuits 1984-1996

Scope and Contents

This series contains documents related to grievances and lawsuits. Material includes: "National Grievance Handbook: A Manual of Instructions and Guidance for NWU's Grievance Handlers"; documents related to various cases such as Auerbach v. The United States and Kay Boyle v. The Paget Press; and Alvah Bessie and Dr. Michael Weiner's grievances.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronlogically.
box 7, folder 18

ALVAH BESSIE August 1984-August 1985

Scope and Contents

contains press releases; memorandums; agreements; resolutions; royalty information; and other documents regarding author Alvah Bessie and grievance.
box 7, folder 19

AB LETS May 1985-September 1985

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence mostly to Peter Derow regarding Alvah Bessie grievance.
box 7, folder 20

STEVANE August-October 1985

Scope and Contents

contains press releases, correspondence, and articles regarding Auerbach v. The United States
box 7, folder 21

KAY BOYLE August 1985-August 1986

Scope and Contents

contains documents regarding Kay Boyle v. The Paget Press
box 7, folder 22

WEINER August 1984; January 1987-January 1989

Scope and Contents

contains memorandums; correspondence; and other documents regarding Dr. Michael Weiner's grievance
box 7, folder 23

GREIV 1988

Scope and Contents

contains "National Grievance Handbook: A Manual of Instructions and Guidance for NWU's Grievance Handlers"
 

Series XIII: Events 1985-2001

Scope and Contents

This series contains program files, correspondence, agendas, notes, and other documents regarding various events and conferences attended by Bruce Hartford, as well as those held by the NWU.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronlogically.
box 7, folder 25

NWU WRIT CONF March 1985-November 1986

Scope and Contents

contains documents regarding "The Working Writer" conference
box 7, folder 26

CONF '88 August-September 1987

Scope and Contents

contains notes
box 7, folder 27

89 CONF 1988-1989

Scope and Contents

contains summary of income and expenses from conferences; minutes from conference committee meeting; conference schedule and registrations; memorandums; and other documents
box 7, folder 28

CONF 90 April 28, 1990

Scope and Contents

contains "Tear Down the Walls" conference brochure, program, and other documents
box 7, folder 29

CEBIT January-March 1999

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence and program files regarding CeBIT 99 event.
box 7, folder 30

LABOR TECH June-July 1997

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence and agenda regarding LaborTECH 97
box 7, folder 31

LONDON 2000-2001

Scope and Contents

contains documents related to Unions and Internet Conference; and "Riding the Internet" by Bruce Hartford
 

Series XIV: Elections 1987-2001

Scope and Contents

This series contains material related to NWU elections such as proposals, membership reports, candidate statements, election procedures, and other documents.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronlogically.
box 7, folder 32

87 ELECT March-August 1987

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence; candidate statements; election procedures proposals; and other documents related to elections and campaigns
box 7, folder 33

UAW ELEC February 1995-May 1995

Scope and Contents

contains delegate election ballot; correspondence; memorandums; convention housing arrangements; call for delegate nominations; "UAW Administrative Letter", Vol. 45, No. 1; and other documents
box 7, folder 34

NWU ELECTION 2000-2001

Scope and Contents

contains secretary-treasurers report; balance sheet; profit and loss; membership report; budget; officer election proposal; and other documents.
 

Series XV: Subject Files 1982-2000; undated

Scope and Contents

This series contains articles; essays; brochures; correspondence; acts; pamphlets; and other documents related to unions, labor, legal research, and other related topics. Material includes: copy of bill number SB 1743; documents related to AB60 and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); U.S. Department of Labor Office of Labor brochures, reports, and standards; and others.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronlogically.
box 7, folder 35

NN RESEARCH 1982-1987

Scope and Contents

contains "Census Data on Writers in the United States" compiled and edited by Elaine Fuller for the National Writers Union; "Independent Publishing: Contracts & Finance in the 1980s"; "1980 Census: Detailed Population Characteristics- New York"; and other articles
box 7, folder 36

AFL-CIO May 1984; July 1987; December 1987

Scope and Contents

contains "The AFL-CIO in Latin America" by William Bollinger; "Labro Report on Central America", Vol. 3, No. 2 and 3; and San Francisco Chronicle article "Everyone is Getting into the Act" by Stephanie Lam Wong.
box 7, folder 37

NWU HEALTH June 1985; March 1986

Scope and Contents

contains memorandum and summary for "Feasibility Study for a Nationwide Health Insurance Plan for Independent Artists"; and "Single-Discipline National Arts Service Organization and Union Plans"
box 7, folder 38

NWU Legal May-November 1986

Scope and Contents

contains documents regarding legal research
box 7, folder 39

NLRA 1986-1988

Scope and Contents

contains U.S. Department of Labor Office of Labor-Management Standards brochures, pamphlets, and reports.
box 7, folder 40

UNION SOFTWAR August 1988

Scope and Contents

contains Union Friendly Software, Inc. information kits and sample budget sheets.
box 7, folder 41

Organizing 1988; undated

Scope and Contents

contains articles and essays regarding union organizing; and other related documents.
box 7, folder 42

LABOR NET 1989; undated

Scope and Contents

contains issues of "NetNews"; PeaceNet User's Manual; notes; and other documents
box 7, folder 43

MERCHANDIZING December 1992; undated

Scope and Contents

contains brochures mostly for computer wrist rests; Greenpeace Newsletter; and others
box 7, folder 44

NTC February 14, 1993

Scope and Contents

contains document regarding fair use.
box 7, folder 45

NWU 3rd PTY 1995-1997

Scope and Contents

contains articles, application, report, and other documents related to starting a business in Washington State
box 7, folder 46

OT SEATTLE October 1996-January 1998

Scope and Contents

contains documents regarding Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); and Industrial Welfare Commission Order No. 4-98
box 7, folder 47

WEB December 1996

Scope and Contents

contains documents on web workers; HTML hwg basics; Netscape Navigator subscription certificate
box 7, folder 48

BEST circa 1996

Scope and Contents

contains documents regardign Best INTERNET Communications, Inc.; and ZMODEM.
box 7, folder 49

CSB 1743 March 23, 1998

Scope and Contents

copy of bill number SB 1743 "Right to Know" for Temporary Workers.
box 7, folder 50

AB 60 March-April 2000

Scope and Contents

contains correspondence; and other documents regarding AB60; and other acts and bill related to labor.
box 7, folder 51

FTC undated

Scope and Contents

Federal Trade Commission brochures
box 7, folder 52

CULT WORKER EEP undated

Scope and Contents

contains essay entitled "A Cultural Workers Federation--Why Now?"