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Templin (Jane) Collection
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Consisting of credentials, professional certificates, correspondence, awards, certificates of thanks, photographs, video, ephemera, memorandums, notes, documents, publications, and artifacts, the collection documents Jane Templin's career as an electrician and electrician trainer in Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, her activities as a member and officer of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11, and her outreach efforts to recruit women, students, and minorities to consider careers in the construction trades. For digitized material related to all tradeswomen archives collections please consult the Tradeswomen Archives Project 
Jane Ellen Templin was born on December 26, 1946, in St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1967. She began her career as an electrician in 1976 as an apprentice Electrical Inside Wireman in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) union. Her first experience involved installing electrical systems in residential townhouses. She advanced to Journey level in 1980, later becoming a steward, foreman, general foreman, and the business agent and dispatcher for IBEW Local 11. After graduating her apprenticeship, Templin also acquired her California teaching certificate and began work as a part-time instructor at the Electrical Training Institute (ETI), an apprenticeship program of the IBEW and the National Electrical Contractors Association. In 1996, she became a full-time senior instructor at ETI, and in 2006 became the program's Outreach Director. Templin was elected vice president of IBEW Local 11 in 2009. As an advocate for women in construction, Templin co-founded the tradeswomen support groups Electric Women (1984) and Blue Collar Women (2006). Other community organizations for which Templin served as a member or board member include the Long Beach Private Industry Council, School to Career Organization, the Youth Opportunities Organization, the Foothill Work Investment Board, the South Bay Work Investment Board, and the United Jobs Community Coalition. Templin also served on the Electrician Examining Board in the City of Long Beach, and in 2014 was appointed as a Planning Commissioner by Mayor Robert Garcia.
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