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Description
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 .
Background
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.
Extent
1.7 Linear Feet (4 processed boxes; plus additional unprocessed boxes)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
This collection contains unprocessed material. Processed materials in this collection are open for research. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections department in advance to request access to unprocessed material.