xt7dr785j46w https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7dr785j46w/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7dr785j46w/data/kukm1m61m97.xml American Federation of Musicians, Local #11, Louisville, Ky. 18711960 9.2 cubic ft. collections  English University of Kentucky This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed.  Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically.  Physical rights are retained by the owning repository.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.  For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center. American Federation of Musicians, Local #11 records, 1871-1960 American Federation of Musicians, Local #11 records, 1871-1960 text American Federation of Musicians, Local #11 records, 1871-1960 1871 2002 true xt7dr785j46w collection false kukm1m61m97 Guide to the American Federation of Musicians, Local #11 records,  1871-1960 Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 USA Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3  Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved. Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source:  n.d. Description is in  English. Guide to the American Federation of Musicians, Local #11 records,  1871-1960 Collection number: 1M61M97 Contact Information Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email:  sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL:  http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Processed by: Archives Staff Encoded by: Eric Weig  Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved. American Federation of Musicians, Local #11 records,  1871-1960 1M61M97 American Federation of Musicians, Local #11, Louisville, Ky. 9.2 cubic ft.  None online. Must visit contributing institution. The materials are in  English. University of Kentucky Special Collections Lexington, Kentucky 40506 American Federation of Musicians, Local #11, Louisville, Ky., gift, 1960. Collection is open for research. Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. [Identification of item], American Federation of Musicians, Local #11 records, 1871-1960, 1M61M97, Special Collections, University of Kentucky. Union The Musicians' Mutual Protective Society was formed on May 16, 1890, and has been in continued existence since that time. At the time of the organization, the Musicians' Protective Union #1 of Louisville, Kentucky, had 24 members. On November 20, 1890, it was admitted to the National League of Musicians of the United States as Local #29.The organization was not a member of the American Federation of Labor and some of its members were not interested in cooperation with the laboring classes on the local level. The American Federation of Musicians was organized in 1896, and local #29 refused to join it, ostensibly because of the A.F.of M.'s cooperation with the laboring classes on the local level. A group of Louisville musicians received a charter as Local #11, on February 11, 1897. Under the guidance of the Central Labor Union of Louisville and the national president of the A.F. of M., the two unions were able to resolve their differences and form an amalgamated union. Thus, the American Federation of Musicians Local #11 was formed in April 1897 by the amalgamation of an earlier local and Local # 29 of the National League of Musicians. The records of this local union consist of minute books, dues ledgers, letter books, day books, theater tax receipt books, and financial records (all bound), plus correspondence, contracts, and miscellaneous materials.  Subjects of special interest include: Information of the organization and development of the Louisville Symphony; The theater strike of 1916-1918 which stimulated the development of the Theatrical Trades Federation; Relations between Local # 11 and the negro musicians union, Local 637 (organized in 1928); Relief given to the union in the 1937 flood; and charitable activities of the union. The impact of "technological unemployment," which musicians experienced with the appearance of motion pictures, phonographs, and radio, is also revealed. Organized: Correspondence; Letterbooks (bound), 1892-1911; Contracts, 1901-1955; Minute books (bound), 1890-1946; Board of Director minute books (bound), 1900-1919; Miscellaneous books (bound), 1890-1920; Daybooks, 1907-1958; Dues ledgers, 1907-1914; Miscellaneous Materials. All are arranged chronologically except: Miscellaneous Materials is unarranged and two organizational units ( Correspondence and Contract) are divided thereunder by incident and place of performance respectively. Labor contract--Kentucky--Louisville. Strikes and lockouts--Kentucky--Louisville. Symphony orchestras--Kentucky--Louisville. Trade-unions--Musicians--Kentucky--Louisville. Trade-unions--Kentucky--Records and correspondence. Trade-unions and the arts--Kentucky--Louisville. Musicians. Louisville (Ky.)--Theaters. Louisville (Ky.)--Race relations. Contracts. Daybooks. Minutes. Receipts