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Guide to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters And Joiners of America. Local 313 Records ; United Brotherhood of Carpenters And Joiners of America. Local 313 Records

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Guide to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters And Joiners of America. Local 313 Records 1903-1989

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Records
Creator: United Brotherhood Of Carpenters And Joiners Of America. Local 313
Dates: 1903-1989
Quantity: 8 cubic feet
Abstract:Administrative material such as minutes of meetings and financial records, and hiring and other employment records for the Carpenter's Union in Moscow, Idaho. Also included are records for the Ladies Auxiliary of the Carpenters Union.
Identification: MG370
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

Some material in this record group was in labeled folders, but most was loose in the boxes. The basic received order was retained, and with very little rearrangement could be easily divided into three series, Administrative Records, Alphabetical Files, and Ladies Auxiliary.The Administrative records, 1903-1987, include constitutions and bylaws for local, district, and the national union, minute books for Moscow local 1605, treasurer's records, financial secretary's records, and the abstract of title for the Asbury &amp Third Street property. The day books record the names of members, dues paid, and union expenses. A few books for LU 313 are lacking, and in some cases there are two books covering the same period, but there is no duplication of information, and no explanation has been found for this anomaly. Duplicate deposit slips, which are normally discarded, were retained in this collection since deposits were not entered in the check register, nor are they listed in the monthly expense books. Bank statements and paid checks were also retained when check registers were not present. The monthly billings, 1973-1987, are computer generated lists of members the last page of which lists the number of members for the month and the amount due national headquarters.The Alphabetical files, 1910-1989, include agreements, applications for membership, information on the apprentice program, building fund data, correspondence, information on the consolidation of LU 313 and LU 1605, personnel material such as hiring and job referrals, and publications such as the quarterly newsletter. The CCG and CCD notebook appears to be a monthly membership record listing applications, initiations, withdrawals, deaths, etc. The steward's reports are weekly reports by the steward for each job listing the men working and how many days each worked. The reports for 1963 were not in any order, but the ones for 1979-1984 were in order by job. The "Current Jobs" notebook is an alphabetical list of jobs with the names of the men sent, while the "Dispatch Record Book" is a chronological listing of men sent to the jobs. The "Password and Quarterly Circular" is a newsletter published by the national headquarters containing general union news and a numerically coded password to be used for entry to meetings. Although the collection contains issues from 1938 to 1983, there are very few issues prior to 1968. The work dispatch orders were very numerous, and since the information is available in other forms, these were sampled by keeping every 10th item. The final item in this series is what appears to be the hiring hall registration book, 1970-1989. It is an unbound volume containing over 394 pages, each containing the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of union members seeking employment. Notations are made by some names as to where the person was sent to work, if an exam has to be taken, and other similar information.The final series contains the records of the Ladies Auxiliary, 1926-1972. These are in the same order as the union records, and include constitutions, directories, financial records, applications or membership, correspondence, and newsletters.Among the items removed from the collection were multiple copies of printed by-laws, blank registration cards, invoices and utility bills, dues receipt books (dues and receipt number are entered in the Daybooks), and computer generated reports which included Washington, Idaho, and Montana unions. Copies of published Idaho labor laws were removed from the collection and will be checked against other holdings in Special Collections. In all the collection was reduced by 6 cubic feet.

Scope and Content

The records of Carpenters Union #313 and #1605 span the years 1903 to 1989, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1940 to 1979.

The records include administrative material such as minutes of meetings, financial records, and constitutions and bylaws, as well as correspondence, publications, and other material of a general nature. Also included are the records of the ladies carpenter auxiliary.

Most of the records are for local union 313, both before and after it combined with local 1605, but some of the records are for LU 1605. Records not identified with a local number are for 313, the records for LU 1605 are so identified.


Administrative/Biographical History

Carpenter's Union Local 1605 was chartered in Moscow, Idaho on April 8, 1903, while eight miles to the west, and across the state line, Carpenter's Union Local 313 was chartered in Pullman, Washington, on May 1, 1903. The two unions remained separate until April 1957 when they combined, retaining the 313 number.

At its strongest membership of the union rose to 475 paying members, but by 1981 this had dwindled to just 100. In addition to serving union men, the local also sponsored an apprenticeship training program which was training 12 young men in 1981.

In 1954 the locals voted to affiliate with the Spokane District Council. Most of the work in the area was Union, but there were still problems. Each legislative session had seen an attempt to pass "right to work" legislation which required many hours of work by union members to defeat. Little Goose and Lower Monumental dams on the Lower Snake River are in Local 313's jurisdiction and were union built.

At the conclusion of World War II the landlords in Moscow refused to rent the local a hall in which to hold meetings. For nearly two years meetings were held in homes, garages, and shops belonging to members. A rental hall was leased in 1947, and occupied until 1969. In that year the union purchased the property of Merton B. Waterman at 308 South Asbury for $16,000. Then in 1961 it purchased from Harold and Dorothy Berg their property at 325 West Third for the sum of $25,000. In 1969 three adjacent lots belonging to Jennie M. Waterman and Everett M. Lynn were purchased for $16,000. In 1962 the Moscow Chamber of Commerce awarded Local 313 a plaque in recognition of the improvements made on the property, which included, expansion, upgrading, and the construction of a paved parking lot. The hall also provided meeting space for Boy Scouts, Campfire Girls and other craft unions.

The ladies auxiliary met until 1972 when the four remaining members voted to surrender their charter.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Business, Industry, and Labor
Idaho

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Local 313 (Moscow, Idaho) -- History -- Sources

Carpenters -- Labor unions -- Idaho -- Moscow -- History -- Sources
Women -- Idaho -- Moscow -- Societies and clubs -- Records and correspondence

Administrative Information

Source

The records of the Moscow-Pullman Carpenters Local 313 were donated to the University of Idaho Library by union member Bob Thyberg in January 1991.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Administrative Records 1903-1987
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1/11/1Constitution and by-laws of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America 1929-1979 9 items
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1/21/2Constitution of the Washington State Council of Carpenters 1950-1982 3 items
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1/31/3By-laws and trade rules, Moscow-Pullman local 313 1936-1982 9 items
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1/41/4By-laws and trade rules, Moscow local 1605 undated 1 item
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1/51/5By-laws, Spokane District Council 14
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1/61/6Constitutions and by-laws of other locals 1950-1963 5 items
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1/71/7Construction and industrial stewards' manuals 1973 2 items
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1/81/8Trade rules of the Spokane District Council of Carpenters undated-1968 2 items
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1/91/9Constitution and by-laws of the UBC Retirees Club 1983 1 item
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1/101/10Ritual undated 1 item
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1/11-141/11-14Minute books, Moscow Local 1605 February 1928-April 1957 4 items
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1/151/15Officers of LU 313 1969; 1977 2 items
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1/161/16Abstract of title, property at Third and Asbury 1961 1 item
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1/17-231/17-23Dues receipt books 1903-1948 7 items
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1/24-261/24-26Dues receipt books, LU 1605 1908-1947 3 items
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2/27-282/27-28Day books LU 1605 March 1948-April 1957 4 items
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2/29-432/29-43Day books, LU 313 1903-October 1970 29 items
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3/44-513/44-51Day books, LU 313 January 1970-November 1983 15 items
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3/52-533/52-53Treasurer's cash books 1903-1947 4 items
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3/543/54Social club of the Carpenter's Union, Cash book 1919 1 item
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3/553/55Savings pass books 1946-1957; 1978-1982 4 items
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3/563/56Savings account information (Building fund) 1976-1982 17 items
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3/573/57Duplicate deposit slips October 1979-December 1983 6 items
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3/58-593/58-59Check stub books July 1979-December 1984 4 items
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3/603/60Monthly expenses, check register 1980-1984 2 items
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3/613/61Bank statements and paid checks: General fund and Payroll 1980-1982 47 items
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3/623/62Relief and contingency fund 1980-1982 47 items
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4/63-644/63-64Monthly billings 1966-1987 2 items
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5/655/65Secretary's order book 1944-1946; 1950-1951 2 items
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5/665/66Receipt book for strike assessment 1962 2 items
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5/67-685/67-68Official notice of arrears 1980-1984 11 items
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5/695/69Advertising board, POP reports 1962-1986 25 items
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5/705/70Audit reports 1980-1981 2 items
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5/715/71Bond reports 1944; 1980-1981; 1987 5 items
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5/72-765/72-76Financial secretary's monthly reports 1906-1946 37 items
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5/775/77Financial secretary's monthly reports, LU 1605 1930-1938 6 items
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5/785/78Income tax form 990 1978-1984 8 items
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5/795/79Labor organization annual report to Department of Labor 1959-1986 30 items
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5/80-835/80-83Monthly reports of Financial Secretary 1980-1983 47 items
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5/84-855/84-85Payroll records and tax returns 1974-1983 60 items
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5/865/86Property tax receipts 1961-1966 9 items
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5/875/87Treasurer's remittance blanks, LU 1605 1927-1934 48 items
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5/885/88Trustees reports, LU 1605 1923-1937 23 items
Series II. Alphabetical Files 1910-1989
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6/896/89Agreements 1954-1981 23 items
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6/906/90Changes and terminations 1975-1983 6 items
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6/916/91Draft 1977 1 item
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6/926/92Announcements of meetings 1966-1983 51 items
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6/936/93Applications for membership 1935-1946 5 items
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6/946/94Applications for membership, LU 1605 1921 4 items
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6/956/95Apprentice advancement 1967-1987 85 items
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6/966/96Apprenticeship agreements 1965-1983 176 items
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6/976/97Apprentices training trust correspondence 1968-1980 58 items
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6/986/98Joint apprenticeship and training committee minutes 1960-1973 44 items
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6/996/99Attendance records for meetings 1967-1981 2 items
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6/1006/100Bonds for officers 1959-1978 23 items
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6/1016/101Building fund data and assessment 1952-1973 30 items
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6/1026/102Building related material 1961-1973 13 items
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6/1036/103Business agent file 1964-1981 44 items
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6/1046/104By-laws, Correspondence 1957-1973 12 items
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6/1056/105Carpenters strike 1962 9 items
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6/1066/106CCG and CCD 1976-1985 1 item
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6/1076/107Census of service industries report 1977 1 item
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6/1086/108Consolidation of locals 313 and 1605 1957 5 items
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6/1096/109Consolidation of locals 313 and 398 1981 2 items
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6/1106/110Convention in Moscow 1980 15 items
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6/1116/111Convention badge undated 1 item
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6/112-1136/112-113Correspondence 1944-1951 180 items
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6/1146/114Miscellaneous 1910-1983 9 items
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6/1156/115Current information 1948-1951 20 items
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6/1166/116Current jobs 1979-1988 1 item
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6/1176/117Death certificate on Carpenter's Union form 1946 1 item
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6/1186/118Dispatch record book 1979-1988 1 item
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6/1196/119Dues: Applications for retired or inactive 1963-1983 55 items
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6/1206/120Dispensation from dues, letters of request 1982-1983 16 items
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6/1216/121Nonpayment of 1977-1983 127 items
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6/1226/122Edward D. Jones. Building fund account 1981-1987 15 items
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6/1236/123Employment security 1973-1987 4 items
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6/1246/124Ephemera and forms undated 13 items
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6/1256/125Equal Employment Opportunity Commission report 1969-1984 17 items
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6/126-1276/126-127Financial Secretary correspondence file 1968-1981 182 items
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6/1286/128Financial secretary's information 1964-1983 32 items
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6/1296/129Hiring hall rules 1968 2 items
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6/1306/130History of Local 313 by Walt Schumacher 1981 1 item
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6/1316/131Human rights 1973-1983 26 items
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7/1327/132Idaho State AFL-CIO 1980-1983 22 items
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7/1337/133Executive Board meetings 1980-1983 9 items
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7/1347/134Inland Empire Carpenter 1957 2 items
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7/1357/135Journeyman's exam 1976-1980 2 items
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7/1367/136Jurisdiction disputes 1928-1976 21 items
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7/1377/137Jurisdiction lines between locals #313, #1482, and #398 1959 2 items
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7/1387/138Labor laws 1972-1979 2 items
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7/1397/139Medical excuses, LU 1605 1916-1923 3 items
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7/1407/140Members in service 1946-1972 11 items
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7/1417/141Membership lists ca. 1946 8 items
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7/1427/142Membership lists 1949-1950 6 items
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7/1437/143Membership pins, Quarterly 1974-1983 37 items
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7/1447/144National headquarters: Communications 1954-1983 55 items
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7/1457/145Legislative department 1977-1982 19 items
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7/1467/146No rehire requests 1971-1981 55 items
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7/1477/147Non-discrimination 1965-1973 8 items
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7/1487/148Northeast Washington-Northern Idaho Building & Construction Trades Council 1981-1983 12 items
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7/1497/149OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Organization 1973-1981 20 items
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7/1507/150Password and quarterly circular 1939-1983 72 items
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7/1517/151Pension application approvals 1965-1978 13 items
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7/1527/152Pension benefit letters 1968-1983 31 items
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7/1537/153Photographs 1957-1969 45 items
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7/1547/154Picnic invitations 1963-1983 12 items
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7/1557/155Proceedings of conventions 1946; 1948 2 items
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7/1567/156Referendum vote on constitutional amendments, LU 1605 1920 1 item
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7/1577/157Referral slips 1978-1979 3 items
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7/1587/158Rent 1967-1984 20 items
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7/1597/159Requests for specific workers 1967-1983 104 items
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7/1607/160Resolutions 1957-1978 19 items
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7/1617/161Right to work laws 1971-1982 13 items
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7/1627/162Robbery 1972 8 items
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7/1637/163Roth, Pat: Correspondence file 1978-1984 55 items
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7/1647/164Spokane District Council: Correspondence 1954-1983 95 items
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7/1657/165Minutes of meetings 1980-1983 25 items
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7/1667/166Stationery undated 3 items
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7/1677/167Steward's reports 1963 108 items
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7/1687/168Pullman Memorial Hospital 1979-1981 28 items
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7/1697/169Halvorson & Berg, WSU 1980-1981 33 items
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7/1707/170Lamont's, Palouse Empire Mall 1980 4 items
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7/1717/171Kibbie Dome 1981 15 items
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7/1727/172Phi Gamma Delta, Moscow 1982-1984 13 items
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7/1737/173Termination notices 1970-1980 78 items
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7/1747/174Trust fund correspondence and payments 1970-1983 82 items
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7/1757/175Tussberg employment case 1976 4 items
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7/1767/176Washington State Council of Carpenters: Convention programs 1986; 1989 2 items
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7/1777/177Correspondence 1968-1983 61 items
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7/1787/178Work dispatch orders 1984-1989 19 items
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7/1797/179Withdrawal requests 1962-1985 11 items
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8/1808/180Hiring hall registration book 1970-1989 1 item
Series III. Ladies Auxiliary 1926-1972
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8/1818/181Constitution and rituals 1926-1967 10 items
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8/1828/182Directories 1964-1973 8 items
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8/1838/183Bank savings books 1930-1967 2 items
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8/1848/184Check registers 1930-1944; 1959-1966 2 items
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8/1858/185Bank deposit slips 1958-1966 2 items
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8/1868/186Bank statement and paid checks 1930-1932 1 item
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8/187-1888/187-188Bank statements and paid checks 1959-1972 82 items
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8/1898/189Financial secretary's records 1958-1968 4 items
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8/1908/190Financial secretary's quarterly report of membership 1958-1972 51 items
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8/1918/191Treasurers receipt book 1934-1938; 1968-1971 2 items
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8/1928/192Applications for membership 1959-1967 5 items
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8/1938/193Convention calls and programs 1970-1972 7 items
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8/1948/194Correspondence 1969-1972 12 items
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8/1958/195Membership records 1958-1961 2 items
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8/1968/196Newsie of the Washington State Council of Ladies' Carpenter Auxiliaries 1970-1972 4 items
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8/1978/197Semi-annual Password circular 1938-1969 10 items

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