Fonds PR2568 - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Railway Lodge 817 fonds

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International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Railway Lodge 817 fonds

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    • 1908-1994 (Creation)

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    2.00 m of textual records. - 45 photographs. - 78 photographs (negatives)

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    Administrative history

    The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers was first organized as the United Machinists and Mechanical Engineers in Atlanta, Georgia in 1888. The union was founded in order to represent and protect the rights of employees working in the machinist trade through the pursuit of higher wages, shorter work days, and employee safety through arbitration with employers. The union changed its name to the National Association of Machinists in 1889 and again to the International Association of Machinists is 1891. In 1965, the union ultimately became the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

    The union as a whole is governed by the Grand Lodge, although District Lodges grew from the desire to represent specific regional occupations with Local Lodges growing out of District Lodges. District Lodge No. 2 was headquartered in Winnipeg and provided representation for all Local Lodges in Canada.

    Following the organization of the District Lodge No.2, Local Lodge 817 formed in Edmonton in 1908. The Lodge was eventually dissolved by the Grand Lodge in 1994 with Local Lodge 1579 becoming the successor organization.

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    The fonds consists of material created, used, and maintained by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 817 dating from 1908 to 1994, including minutes, photographs, charters, bylaws, constitutions, membership dues registers, member rolls, cashbooks, agreements, and treasurer's books.

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    In 1995, Norman F. Corness, Secretary for Local Lodge 817, donated the material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta. The Lodge donated an accrual in 2010.


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        The material is in English.

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        For more information on the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, please see the International Association of Machinists of Aerospace Workers records at the Georgia State University Library, Special Collections.

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        Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from the fonds and the Georgia State University Library fonds description of the International Association of Aerospace Workers.

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        Includes accessions PR2010.0460 and PR1995.0021.

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