E. G. Trimble collection on Kentucky Labor Unions

Abstract

The E. G. Trimble collection on Kentucky Labor Unions (dated 1862-1965; 4.47 cubic feet; 11 boxes) consists of correspondence and printed materials concerning labor unions in Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
E. G. Trimble collection on Kentucky Labor Unions
Extent
4.47 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Labor unions -- Kentucky.
Labor unions -- Kentucky -- Records and correspondence.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Julie Williams
Preferred Citation
73m5: [identification of item], E. G. Trimble collection on Kentucky Labor Unions, 1862-1965, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Dr. Ernest Greene Trimble was a professor in the Political Science department at the University of Kentucky from 1922 until he retired in 1966.
Scope and Content
The E. G. Trimble collection on Kentucky Labor Unions (dated 1862-1965; 4.47 cubic feet; 11 boxes) consists of correspondence and printed materials concerning labor unions in Kentucky. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence between the Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council and its locals. Because union districts do not necessarily follow state lines some material relating to Kentucky locals also involves areas in adjacent states of Indiana, Ohio, and West Virginia. Additionally, the collection includes correspondence of Dr. Ernest G. Trimble of the University of Kentucky who gathered information about the growth of the union movement in Kentucky for a planned history of organized labor in Kentucky. In addition, there are copies of articles about the labor movement from Cincinnati, Covington, Louisville, and Lexington newspapers. The collection also includes documents concerning wage scales, contracts, and agreements.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council official correspondence, 1920-1960

Asbestos Workers, Locals (# 8, 37, 51, 80), 1940-1956

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Building Trades Councils, Lexington, 1937-1955

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Building Trades Councils, Louisville, 1939-1952

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Building Trades Councils, Ashland, Cincinnati, 1941-1951

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Building Trades Councils, Owensboro, Paducah, 1941-1955

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Boilermakers, Locals (# 40, 105), 1940-1953

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Bricklayers, Locals (# 1), Evansville, IN. and (# 2, 4, 6), Louisville , 1938-1960

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Bricklayers, Locals (# 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17), 1938-1955

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Carpenters, Local (# 64), Louisville, 1942-1952

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Carpenters, Local (# 437), Portsmouth, OH., 1950-1953

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Carpenters, Local (# 442), Hopkinsville, KY., 1938-1954

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Carpenters, Locals (# 468, 472), 1938-1954

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Carpenters, Local (# 559), Paducah, 1939-1953

  • Box 1, folder 13
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Carpenters, Locals (# 560, 601, 646, 661, 697, 698), 1938-1955

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Carpenters, Locals (# 712, 723, 785, 887), 1937-1953

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Carpenters, Locals (# 1092, 1270, 1341, 1367, 1650), 1938-1955

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Carpenters, Locals (# 1734, 1737, 2049, 2058), 1934-1953

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Carpenters, Locals (# 2156, 2310, 2494, 2496), 1938-1954

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Four Rivers District Council of Carpenters, Paducah, KY, 1954-1955

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Falls Cities Carpenter District Council, Louisville, KY, 1920-1954

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Ohio Valley Carpenters District Council, Cincinnati, 1938-1954

  • Box 2, folder 8
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Construction and General Laborers' Local (# 671); Electricians, Locals (# 16, 183, 212), 1939-1954

  • Box 2, folder 9
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Electricians, Locals (# 317, 369), 1938-1955

  • Box 2, folder 10
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Electricians, Locals (# 429, 575), 1947-1955

  • Box 3, folder 1
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Electricians, Locals (# 816, 1701), 1941-1954

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Elevator Constructors, Locals (# 11, 20); Glaziers, Locals (# 251, 387), 1940-1953

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Glaziers, Locals (# 649, 1413, 1529, 1701), 1940-1955

  • Box 3, folder 4
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Hod Carriers and Laborers, Locals (# 28, 86, 128, 189), 1937-1955

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Hod Carriers and Laborers, Locals (# 265, 306, 561) , 1943-1956

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Hod Carriers and Laborers, Local (# 576), 1938-1955

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Hod Carriers and Laborers, Locals (# 586, 661, 671, 1214), 1938-1955

  • Box 3, folder 8
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Hod Carriers and Laborers, Locals (# 1392, 1445), 1948-1955

  • Box 3, folder 9
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Ironworkers, Locals (# 44, 70), 1938-1953

  • Box 3, folder 10
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Ironworkers, Locals (# 103, 301), 1942-1953

  • Box 3, folder 11
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Ironworkers, Locals (# 372, 384, 595), 1940-1954

  • Box 3, folder 12
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Lathers, Locals (# 18, 47, 277, 340, 524), 1938-1953

  • Box 4, folder 1
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Linoleum Layers, Local (# 873); Millwrights, Locals (# 1454, 2209), 1948-1954

  • Box 4, folder 2
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Operating Engineers, Locals (# 18, 181, 935, 936, Miscellaneous), 1938-1954

  • Box 4, folder 3
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Painters, District Councils (# 12, 47), 1939-1955

  • Box 4, folder 4
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Painters, Locals (# 118, 156), 1940-1954

  • Box 4, folder 5
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Painters, Locals (# 238, 251), 1938-1952

  • Box 4, folder 6
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Painters, Locals (# 456, 500), 1938-1953

  • Box 4, folder 7
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Painters, Locals (# 768, 1008, 1072, 1089, 1367, 1414), 1937-1955

  • Box 4, folder 8
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Pipefitters, Locals (# 392, 399, 522), 1944-1955

  • Box 4, folder 9
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Plasterers, Cement Finishers, and Cement Masons, Locals (# 524, 566, 694, 776, 896), Madisonville, Middlesboro, 1939-1954

  • Box 4, folder 10
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Plasterers, Cement Finishers, and Cement Masons, Locals (# 1, 27, 120, 123, 125, 193, 232, 292), 1939-1954

  • Box 4, folder 11
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Plumbers, Local (# 107), 1940-1954

  • Box 4, folder 12
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Plumbers, Locals (# 184, 248), 1940-1954

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Plumbers and Steamfitters, Locals (# 452, 522), 1939-1955

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Plumbers and Steamfitters, Locals (# 535, 633), 1940-1954

  • Box 5, folder 3
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Roofers, Locals (# 38, 42, 147, 208), 1940-1955

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Sheet Metal Workers, Locals (# 96, 98, 110, 141, 232), 1940-1953

  • Box 5, folder 5
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Sign Writers, Local (# 512); Stone and Marble Masons, Local (# 63), 1940-1953

  • Box 5, folder 6
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Teamsters, Locals (# 89, 100, 236, 505), 1939-1954

  • Box 5, folder 7
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Teamsters, Local (# 779); Terrazzo Workers, Locals (# 18, 96), 1939-1960

  • Box 5, folder 8
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General correspondence, 1917, 1937-1956

1917, 1937-1938

  • Box 5, folder 9
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1939 January-June

  • Box 5, folder 10
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1939 July-December

  • Box 5, folder 11
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1940

  • Box 5, folder 12
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1941-1943

  • Box 6, folder 3
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1944

  • Box 6, folder 4
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1945-1946

  • Box 6, folder 5
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1947

  • Box 6, folder 6
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1948

  • Box 6, folder 7
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1949-1950

  • Box 6, folder 8
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1951-1952

  • Box 6, folder 9
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1953

  • Box 6, folder 10
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1954

  • Box 6, folder 11
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1955-1956

  • Box 6, folder 12
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Undated

  • Box 6, folder 14
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Assorted printed materials, 1862-1965, undated

Petitions, Resolutions, Minutes of Meetings, and Miscellaneous Agreements, undated

  • Box 6, folder 1
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Proceedings of the Kentucky State Federation of Labor; Auditor's Report, 1909, 1910

  • Box 6, folder 2
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Kentucky State Building and Construction Trade Council, Convention material, 1946

  • Box 6, folder 13
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Report on Harlan County Coal Miners' War, undated

  • Box 7, folder 1
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Southeastern Building Trades Conference; Information on Taft-Hartley Act, 1946-1953

  • Box 7, folder 2
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Maps and Jurisdiction of Unions, 1950-1951, 1953

  • Box 7, folder 3
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Receipted Bills, 1942-1949

  • Box 7, folder 4
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State of Kentucky, Announcement for bids, Majority highway construction, 1945-1946

  • Box 7, folder 5
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KY. State Building and Construction Trades Council, Wage Scales, 1941-1948

  • Box 7, folder 6
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KY. State Building and Construction Trades Council, Wage Scales, 1949-1952

  • Box 7, folder 7
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KY. Trade Union, Miscellaneous, 1940-1961

  • Box 7, folder 8
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KY. State Building and Construction Trades Council, Wage Scales, 1953-1957

  • Box 7, folder 9
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KY. State Building and Trades Council, Wage Scales, 1958-1961

  • Box 7, folder 10
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Card index box: Roster of Kentucky unions affiliated with American Federation of Labor, 1937-1940

  • Box 8
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Industrial Workers of the World, Songs, undated

  • Box 9, folder 1
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Miscellaneous KY Union Publications, 1960-1962

  • Box 9, folder 2
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KY. State Building and Trade Council, Wage Scales , 1962-1965

  • Box 9, folder 3
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Newspaper Search Record, 1831-1941

  • Box 9, folder 4
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Cincinnati Enquirer , 1887

  • Box 9, folder 5
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Cincinnati Commercial , 1870-1874

  • Box 9, folder 6
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The Covington Daily Commonwealth , 1877, 1879

  • Box 9, folder 7
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Cincinnati Enquirer , 1862-1886

  • Box 9, folder 8
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The Covington Daily Commonwealth , 1880-1881

  • Box 9, folder 9
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The Covington Daily Commonwealth , 1882-1884

  • Box 9, folder 10
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The Covington Ticket , 1876-1877

  • Box 9, folder 11
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The Covington Courier , 1902-1903

  • Box 9, folder 12
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The Covington Kentucky Post , 1903-1904

  • Box 9, folder 13
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Lexington Herald , 1903-1936

  • Box 9, folder 14
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Lexington Leader , 1903-1906

  • Box 10, folder 1
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Lexington Leader , 1901

  • Box 10, folder 2
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Lexington Daily Press , 1871-1887

  • Box 10, folder 3
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Lexington Press & Morning Transcript , 1886-1887

  • Box 10, folder 4
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Louisville Courier Journal , 1874-1913

  • Box 10, folder 5
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Lexington Leader , 1907

  • Box 10, folder 6
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Lexington Leader , 1908-1910

  • Box 10, folder 7
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Louisville Courier Journal , 1914

  • Box 10, folder 8
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Lexington Leader , 1913-1915

  • Box 10, folder 9
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Lexington Leader , 1916-1925

  • Box 10, folder 10
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Louisville Courier Journal , 1915

  • Box 10, folder 11
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Louisville Courier Journal , 1916

  • Box 11, folder 1
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Louisville Courier Journal , 1917

  • Box 11, folder 2
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Louisville Courier Journal , 1918

  • Box 11, folder 3
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Newspaper clippings, 1939-1955, 1948-1955

  • Box 11, folder 4
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Souvenir Program: Kentucky State Federation of Labor Convention, 1951 September

  • Box 11, folder 5
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Photographs from Postal Workers (# 4), postcard, 1954-1956

  • Box 11, folder 6
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