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Inventory of the International Association Of Machinists, Lodge #68 Records, 1902-1980
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Series Description


Series I Minutes 1908-1980

Physical Description: 17 volumes and 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

The 15 volumes of lodge # 68 regular and executive meeting minutes form an unbroken chronological account of all lodge activities between 1908 and 1948. Besides detailed accounts of meetings, the minutes also include correspondence, resolutions and ballots. The amount of detail found in the last two volumes of the minute books (1946-1948) has decreased, perhaps reflecting the fortunes of Lodge #68. Minutes of lodge #68 Building Corporation Committee have survived from 1955 to 1980, however they are narrow in scope and only concern the problem of finding suitable premises for the union's relocations. The 1917-1921 Golden West Lodge #1 minute book is also included in this series. Golden West Lodge #1 was the benevolent organization for Lodge #68.

Series II Membership, 1903-1945

Physical Description: 7 volumes and 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

This series contains 5 volumes of membership dues ledgers, 1900-1903, membership application ledgers (fees) from 1903-1940, and initiation and reinstatement records 1937-1945. The membership series contains useful demographic and genealogical information including place of birth and indicates extent of lodge membership.

Series III Treasury, 1903-1933

Physical Description: 3 volumes

Scope and Content Note

The treasurer's account of Jan 1914-Oct 1917 and Sept 1917-Mar 1921 records the weekly balance of lodge # 68 funds, including deductions for sick and death benefits. The financial ledger of 1903-1933 comprises of a large file of loose sheets detailing all monies paid out by Lodge #68. The range of expenses recorded are diverse, from subscription to the Labor Clarion, to printing costs, loans to members, and payments to the numerous Labor Councils.

Container List


Descriptive Guide

Box-folder 1/0

Descriptive Guide August 1998



Box-folder 1/01

Regular and Executive Meetings Nov 1908-Mar 1911

Box-folder 1/02

Correspondence Relating to Lodge Meetings Mar 1917

Box-folder 1/03

Regular and Executive Meetings Mar 1911-Feb 1913

Box-folder 1/04

Regular Meetings Mar 1913-June 1915

Box-folder 1/05

Regular Meetings June 1915-Sept 1917

Box-folder 2/01

Regular Meetings Sept 1917-Aug 1919

Box-folder 2/02

Correspondence Relating to Lodge Meetings Dec 1917-Feb 1919

Box-folder 2/03

Regular Meetings Aug 1919-June 1921

Box-folder 2/04

Regular Meetings Feb 1921-April 1923

Box-folder 2/05

Regular Meetings April 1923-July 1928

Box-folder 2/06

Regular Meetings Aug 1928-June 1933

Box-folder 3/01

Regular Meetings June 1933-Dec 1935

Box-folder 3/02

Regular Meetings & Directors Meetings Jan 1936-Dec 1940

Box-folder 3/03

Regular Meetings & Directors Meetings Jan 1941-April 1944,

Box-folder 3/04

Regular Meetings & Directors Meetings April 1944-Mar 1946,

Box-folder 4/01

Regular and Executive Meetings June 1946-Dec 1947

Box-folder 4/02

Regular and Executive Meetings Jan- Dec 1948

Box-folder 4/03

Building Corporation Committee, Lodge # 68 April 1955-June 1980

Box-folder 5/01

Meetings of the Golden West Lodge #1 Mar 1917-Jan 1921



Box-folder 5/02

Withdrawn/deceased Dues Cards, & Corresp. 1918-1945

Box-folder 5/03

Initiations and Reinstatements, Jan 1937- Dec 1945

Box-folder 6/01

Membership Dues, Ledger I 1900

Box-folder 7/01

Membership Dues, Ledger II ca.1901

Box-folder 8/01

Membership Dues, Ledger III ca.1901

Box-folder 9/01

Membership Dues, Small Ledger 1902

Box-folder 10/01

Membership Dues, Large Ledger 1902

Box-folder 11/01

Membership Application Fees Jan 1903-dec 1940



Box-folder 12/01

Financial Ledger of Lodge #68 Jan 1903-mar 1933

Box-folder 12/02

Treasurers Account, Lodge #68 Jan 1914- Oct 1917

Box-folder 12/03

Treasurers Account, Lodge #68 Sept 1917 -Mar 1921