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Guide to the Frank Roney Papers, 1870-1917 (bulk 1878-1886)
BANC MSS C-B 366  
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Box 1, folder 1

SERIES 1: Correspondence, 1906


Arranged chronologically

Scope and Content Note

Contains 3 incoming letters that focus on Roney's role as president of the Representative Council of the Iron Trades in San Francisco, and 1 letter from Burnette G. Haskell in 1906, about history of the labor movement and seeking employment.
box 1, folder 1

Correspondence, 1906

Box 1, folders 2-11, Box 2

SERIES 2: Writings, 1875-1917


Arranged hierarchically and chronologically

Scope and Content Note

Contains a diary, drafts and published articles and notes. Roney's diary records his first few years in San Francisco working in various foundries, from 1875-1876. Drafts include a handwritten manuscript of Roney's autobiography, an unpublished history of the Workingmen's Party of California and proposed laws against Chinese. Roney's notes to historian Ira B. Cross are for Cross' book, History of the Labor Movement in California.
box 1, folder 2

Diary, 1875-1876



box 1, folder 3

Letter to editor of Morning Call about greenback issue [incomplete], undated

box 1, folder 4

History of the Workingmen's Party of California, undated

box 1, folder 5

The Relations Socialists Should Bear Towards Other Reforms, undated

box 1, folder 6

Miscellaneous fragments on labor issues, undated

box 1, folder 7

Proposed laws against Chinese, 1882

box 1, folder 8

Letter to editor of Daily Report about Federated trades, 1885

box 1, folder 9

Letter to Irving M. Scott about Iron Trades wages for unskilled workers, 1886

box 2, folder 1-7

Frank Roney: Irish Rebel and California Labor Leader, 1915

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten autobiography edited by Ira B. Cross.
box 1, folder 10

Published newspaper articles, undated

box 1, folder 11

Notes to Ira B. Cross, 1917

Scope and Content Note

Regarding Cross' book, History of the Labor Movement in California
Box 1, folders 12-21

SERIES 3: Labor Organization Activities, 1870-1900


Arranged alphabetically by organization

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials that document Roney's role with various labor organizations in California given to Ira B. Cross to complete his book on the California labor movement. Organizations include the League of Deliverance, the Workingmen's Party of California, and Representative Council of the Iron Trades.
box 1, folder 12

Hook and Ladder Company, 1870

box 1, folder 13

Iron Molders Union, 1884-1885

box 1, folder 14

Knights of Labor, 1886

box 1, folder 15

League of Deliverance, 1882

box 1, folder 16

Representative Assembly of Trades and Labor Unions of the Pacific Coast, 1880-1882

box 1, folder 17-18

Representative Council of the Iron Trades, 1885-1886

box 1, folder 19

Seamen's Protective Association, 1880

box 1, folder 20

Vallejo Trades and Labor Council, 1900

box 1, folder 21

Workingmen's Party of California, 1878

Box 1, folders 22-24

SERIES 4: Ephemera and clippings, 1875-1906


Arranged hierarchically

Scope and Content Note

Includes a membership certificate to the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Utah, and clippings relating to the California labor movement collected by Roney from 1878 to 1906.
box 1, folder 22

Ephemera, undated

box 1, folder 23-24

Clippings, undated