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James Giambruno papers, circa 1916-1969.
BANC MSS 73/195 c carton 3; BANC MSS 74/29 c carton 1; BANC MSS 74/29 c carton 2; BANC MSS 73/195 c box 1; ...
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Title:

James Giambruno papers, circa 1916-1969

Creator/Contributor:

Giambruno, James, 1881-1952, creator

Abstract:

Materials relating to James Giambruno's union organizing activities and the operations of his business, The Miner's Store, in El Dorado, California. Union materials, dating from circa 1910 to 1950, include, most notably, correspondence and other files relating to the Hetch-Hetchy Miners' and Tunnel Workers' Union no. 45. This correspondence documents, among other things, a 1920-1921 strike of workers on the Hetch Hetchy project. Also among the union materials are some materials on the International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers, the Tunnel and Aqueduct Workers Union, and a history of the Amador County strike of 1916, written by Giambruno while he was an organizer for the Mother Lode Labor Union, #135. Also included in the collection are financial records for the Miner's Store in El Dorado, California dating from the early 1920s through the 1960s.

Date:

1916 (issued)

Subject:

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Giambruno, James -- 1881-1952 -- Archives
Hetch-Hetchy Miners' and Tunnel Workers' Union, No. 45.
International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers.
Tunnel and Aqueduct Workers Union.
Miner's Store (El Dorado, Calif.)
Labor unions -- California
Hetch Hetchy Valley (Calif.)
El Dorado County (Calif.)

Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
James Giambruno papers, BANC MSS 73/195 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of Eva Giambruno ; 1973-1974.
James Giambruno was born to Giacomo and Maria Giambruno in Chiavari, Genoa, Italy. He came to the United States in 1898 to work in the mines and, over the years, built a career as a union organizer and storekeeper in El Dorado County, California. He served as Secretary and organizer for the Western Federation of Mines from 1911 to 1935 and was Vice-President of the California State Federation of Labor for twelve years. He also ran a store called the Miner's Store in El Dorado. He ran for a seat in the California State Assembly in 1912 and was a member of the United Ancient Order of Druids.
In English.

Physical Description:

print
2 cartons, 3 boxes, 7 volumes (5 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 73/195 c carton 3
BANC MSS 74/29 c carton 1
BANC MSS 74/29 c carton 2
BANC MSS 73/195 c box 1
BANC MSS 73/195 c box 3
BANC MSS 74/29 c [no longer in use]
BANC MSS 73/195 c v.1
BANC MSS 73/195 c v.2
BANC MSS 73/195 c v.3
BANC MSS 73/195 c v.4
BANC MSS 73/195 c v.5
BANC MSS 73/195 c v.6
BANC MSS 73/195 c v.7
BANC MSS 73/195 c box 2
BANC MSS 73/195 c carton 1
BANC MSS 73/195 c carton 2
BANC MSS 73/195 c
BANC MSS 73/195 c
BANC MSS 74/29 c

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.