Inventory of the Jane Templin Collection SPC.2008.001

Finding aid prepared by Robert Bush
California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
2016
University Library South -5039 (Fifth Floor)
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747
archives@csudh.edu


Contributing Institution: California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections
Title: Jane Templin Collection
Creator: Templin, Jane
Identifier/Call Number: SPC.2008.001
Physical Description: 1.7 Linear Feet (4 processed boxes; plus additional unprocessed boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1971-2015
Abstract: 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 .
Language of Material: English .

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.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Jane Templin, 2008-2015

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Robert Bush in May of 2016.

Biography

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.

Scope and Content

The collection, dated 1971-2015, consists of credentials, professional certificates, correspondence, awards, certificates of thanks, photographs, videos, ephemera, memorandums, notes, documents, publications, and artifacts relating to Jane Templin and her career as an electrician in Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, as well as her activities as a member and officer of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11. The collection also documents Templin's involvement in training and outreach through the Electrical Training Institute (ETI) and as a community volunteer.
Among the items related most directly to Templin are credentials showing accreditation she received for various levels of training, including the notification showing she had completed her electrician apprenticeship in 1980. Credential cards include training and safety certifications and badges from work sites such at the Metro Green Line light rail project. All correspondence consists of letters received by Templin, some related to IBEW or work-related business, but the bulk being letters of thanks to Templin for her outreach efforts. Ceremonies honoring Templin--by the Rosie the Riveter Foundation in 2011, the Harry Bridges Institute in 2012, and the 32nd California State Senate District in 2015--are documented with correspondence, programs, and certificates. Templin's work, training, outreach, and union activities are also documented through ephemera, including nametags and buttons, certificates of thanks, and a small collection of photographs. Notable figures pictured with Templin include Hillary Clinton and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Material related to Templin's membership in the IBEW includes apprenticeship materials, memorandums received from Local 11, meeting guidelines and agendas, convention programs and agendas, and union publications. Items of note regarding tradeswomen include a DVD created in 2006 for the 37th IBEW Convention Women's Caucus, which contains a video and booklet focusing on fourteen notable leaders of the women's rights, labor, and civil rights movements in the United States, and a program, agendas, notes, and report from the 2010 IBEW Women's Conference. Templin's later career as a trainer is documented by a meeting agenda, class schedule, curriculum, and publication from the Electrical Training Trust and ETI.
Templin's interest and involvement in various organizations for women working in non-traditional jobs, including the IBEW Tradeswomen Committee, Electric Women, the National Association of Women in Construction, and the Coalition of Labor Union Women, is documented by meeting agendas, conference and symposium programs and agendas, and publications. The collection also contains items on career development and educational opportunities for women in trades, including booklets, brochures, memorandums, and training exercises.
Artifacts preserved from Templin's career include IBEW and ETI badges and patches, a level, and two electrician's tool bags.

Related Material

For related collections please consult: Lynn Shaw Collection; Oregon Tradeswoman Collection; Pat Williams Collection; Vivian Price Collection; Madeline Mixer Collection; Ronnie Sandler Collection; Kelly Baar Collection; and Molly Martin Collection. For digitized material related to all tradeswomen archives collections please consult the Tradeswomen Archives Project .

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Electricians -- Training of
Labor unions -- California -- Los Angeles
Women labor union members
Long Beach (Calif.)
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Clinton, Hillary Rodham
Templin, Jane
Villaraigosa, Antonio, 1953-
Electrical Training Institute
Electrical Training Trust
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

box 1, folder 1

Academic file: Credentials and training certificates  1982 -2015, undated

box 1, folder 2

Academic file: Transcripts  1996 -2004

box 1, folder 3

Credential cards membership cards membership renewal  1996 -2015

box 1, folder 4

Correspondence  1981 -2003, undated

box 1, folder 5

Correspondence photographs  2004 -2006

box 1, folder 6

Correspondence  2007

box 1, folder 7

Correspondence photograph  2008

box 1, folder 8

Correspondence  2009

box 1, folder 9

Correspondence  2010

box 1, folder 10

Correspondence  2011

box 1, folder 11

Correspondence  2012

box 1, folder 12

Correspondence  2013 -2014, undated

box 1, folder 13

Honors: Rosie the Riveter Foation "We Can Do It" Awards correspondence program  2011

box 1, folder 14

Honors: Rosie the Riveter Foation "We Can Do It" Awards certificates  2011

box 1, folder 15

Honors: Harry Bridges Institute th Annual Working Class Women's Luncheon program certificates  2013

box 1, folder 16

Honors: 32nd Senate District Woman of the Year letter name placard program  2015

box 1, folder 17

Honors: Certificates of appreciation  2002 -2008

box 1, folder 18

Honors: Certificates of appreciation  2009 -2010

box 1, folder 19

Honors: Certificates of appreciation  2011 -2012

box 1, folder 20

Honors: Certificates of appreciation  2013 -2014

box 1, folder 21

Ephemera: Nametags  circa 1996 -2014

box 1, folder 22

Ephemera: Stickers button postcard  2012 , undated

box 1, folder 23

Photographs: Trade events training workshops on the job  1971 -2011, undated

box 1, folder 24

Archie Macnair photo collage CD with photographs and Archie Macnair biography  2005

box 2, folder 1

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers:32nd Convention program  1982

box 2, folder 2

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: Apprenticeship material  1982 -1995

box 2, folder 3

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: Hazard work insurance document  circa 1986

box 2, folder 4

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: Construction Industry Branch Caucus  1997

box 2, folder 5

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: Journal (front cover only)  September 1999

box 2, folder 6

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: Local women's group T-shirt invoice  1999

box 2, folder 7

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: Pages from "Janet's IBEW Job Page" website circa 1999

box 2, folder 8

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: Tags pins buttons  2000 -2006, undated

box 2, folder 9

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: Local 11 election material  2000 , 2009, 2012

box 2, folder 10

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: International President Edwin D. Hill's address to IBEW Organizing Conference  October 2003

box 2, folder 11

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: Local memorandums  2003 -2009

box 2, folder 12

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: 37th Convention Women's Caucus flyer, DVD

box 2, folder 13

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: California State Electrical Workers Conference agendas  2006

box 2, folder 14

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: District Two meeting guide  2007

box 2, folder 15

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: Women's Conference program contacts agenda notes proposals  2010

box 2, folder 16

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: Women's Conference Caucus Report  2010

box 2, folder 17

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: 66th Ninth District Progress Meeting agenda notes  2010

box 2, folder 18

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: Membership Development Conference information  2011

box 2, folder 19

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: "The Electrical Worker"  November 2014

box 2, folder 20

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: "How to Establish a Human and Civil Rights or Women's Committee in Your Local Union" 

box 2, folder 21

National Electrical Contractors Association and IBEW Local : "L.A. Connection"  Dece December 2006

box 2, folder 22

Newspaper articles  2006 -2013

box 2, folder 23

Union steward guidelines 

box 2, folder 24

Union rosters: Los Angeles and Orange County Building and Construction Trades 1994 , 2008, 2012

box 2, folder 25

Trade bulletins  2004

box 2, folder 26

Electrical Training Trust: Joint Apprenticeship Subcommittee agenda  1982

box 2, folder 27

Electrical Training Trust: Class schedule and curriculum catalog  1984 -1985, undated

box 2, folder 28

Electrical Training Trust/Electrical Training Institute: "The Power Source"  December December 1996-July 2005

box 2, folder 29

Electrical Training Trust: Apprentice wireman's work report cards (blank) 

box 2, folder 30

Events: Conferences and workshops programs  1971 -2004

box 2, folder 31

Events: Invitations flyers programs  2006 -2014

box 3, folder 1

Tradeswomen organizations: Tradeswomen Committee agendas  1977 , 1996

box 3, folder 2

Tradeswomen organizations: "Electric Women" newsletters  1994 -1996

box 3, folder 3

Tradeswomen organizations: National Association of Women in Construction "NAWIC Image" Vol.18 No. 1 November/December 1996

box 3, folder 4

Tradeswomen organizations: Coalition of Labor Union Women National Constitution  2005

box 3, folder 5

Tradeswomen organizations: Tradeswomen Inc. calendars  2005 -2014

box 3, folder 6

Tradeswomen organizations: Women in Construction symposium comment/question Card  2014

box 3, folder 7

Tradeswomen organizations: 5tth Annual Women Building the Nation Conference program agenda questionnaire  2015

box 3, folder 8

Career development: "Placing NonTraditional Workers"  1981

box 3, folder 9

Career development: National Association of Women in Construction "Consider a Career in Construction" circa 1982

box 3, folder 10

Career development: Tradeswomen career resources  2008 , undated

box 3, folder 11

Career development: Job opportunities 

box 3, folder 12

Career development: Tradeswomen quiz 

box 3, folder 13

Career development: Electrician training exercises 

box 3, folder 14

Educational and research materials: Articles and poems  1991 -1996, undated

box 3, folder 15

Educational and research materials: Council on Industrial Relations for the Electrical Contracting Industry booklet circa 1995

box 3, folder 16

White Paper: Merit Shop Rotable  2003

box 3, folder 17

California Assembly committee hearings agendas biographies testimony  2004

box 3, folder 18

VHS videotape: Metro Rail rally 

box 3, folder 19

Artifacts: IBEW and Electrical Training Institute badges and patches  1991 -2001, undated

box 3, folder 20

Artifacts: IBEW National Women's Conference bandanas  2004

box 4, folder 1

Artifact: Level (tool) 

box 4

Artifact: Electrician's tool bag 

box 4

Artifact: Electrician's tool bag