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International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 22 (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

Collection ID

URB 53

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Collection Summary

Title
International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 22 (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

Dates
1914-1980

Collection ID
URB 53

Creator
International Association of Fire Fighters. Local 22 (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Quantity
34 boxes

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English.          

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 22 traces its origins back to 1915, when Philadelphia firemen formed the City Fire Fighters' Association. When the IAFF was founded as a national fireman's union under AFL auspices in 1918, the Philadelphia Association immediately affiliated. The local has remained affiliated with both the IAFF and the AFL (and later the AFL-CIO) to the present day.

Philadelphia fire fighters did not strike or gain regular collective bargaining until 1952. Up until that year, Local 22's major endeavor was running its own benefit programs, including death and disability insurance, which commercial insurance companies hesitated to provide for such a dangerous occupation. Local 22's first publication, The Flame, was originally designed to help finance Death Benefits Payments and the Sick Benefit Fund through its advertising revenues.

In 1952, political pressure from the Central Labor Union induced the administration of Mayor Clark to conduct negotiations with the fire fighters. Although disagreements between the union and the city persisted over issues like hours, wages, and political rights, the union's position gradually improved. The union also initiated extensive lobbying efforts, most notably that resulting in the 1968 state act for compulsory arbitration in the uniformed city services.

Description of Collection

These records concentrate mainly on the post-World War II era, documenting the significant period of growth in the union's power. Efforts such as lobbying, negotiating, public relations and participation in the civil service system are all covered.

Organization and Arrangement

The records are arranged into four series as follows:

Series 1: Administration, 1929-1980
Series 2: Activities, 1914-1978
Series 3: Relations with Management, 1948-1977
Series 4: Other Organizations, 1947-1978

Series 1: Administration, contains constitution and bylaws; officers' papers; executive reports; communications to members; meeting minutes; election records; publications; financial records; lists and schedules, and dues books.

Series 2: Activities, 1947-1977, contains records related to negotiations and arbitration; lobbying and political information; benefits and services; other cases and issues; and honorary and recreational Events.

Series 3: Relations with Management, contains records related to the Philadelphia Fire Department; the Fire Commissioner's Office; the Philadelphia Mayor's Office; other city offices; the city Personnel Department; and the Civil Service Commission.

Series 4: Other Organizations, contains records related to the national IAFF; international conventions; the State Fire Fighters' Association; affiliated locals; non-fire unions; charitable and fraternal organizations; professional fire organizations; vendors of memorabilia, equipment, etc.

Patron Information

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 22 (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 22 (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Acquired in approximately 1982.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in June 2015.          

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Corporate Names:
International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 22 (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Subjects:
Collective bargaining -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Fire fighters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Labor movement -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Labor unions -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 

Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Administrative records
Articles of incorporation
Bylaws (administrative records)
Correspondence
Financial records
Manuscripts
Maps
Minutes
Newsletters
Periodicals
Photographs
Publications
Reports

Inventory

Series 1: Administration, 1929-1980

Series 1: Administration, contains constitution and bylaws; officers' papers; executive reports; communications to members; meeting minutes; election records; publications; financial records; lists and schedules, and dues books.

1          1          Constitution and Bylaws          1944-1959

1          2-6          Constitution and Bylaws Changes          1958: 1961-1971, 1974

1          7          Proposed Bylaws Changes in Voting Procedures          1974

1          8-9          Officers' Papers: James J. Forbes, Personal          1947-1963

1          10          Officers' Papers: Forbes, Fire Department          1950-19640

1          11          Officers' Papers: Recording Secretary, Loesche          1953

1          12          Officers' Papers: Loesche Correspondence          1959-1962

1          13          Officers' Papers: Communications, Charles Gatler          1964

2          14-15          Officers' Papers: Ray Hemmert, Personal          1963-1965

2          16          Officers' Papers: John Reilly, Personal          1973-1976

2          17          Officers' Papers: John Reilly, Meeting on Promotion          1975

2          18-19          Officers' Papers: John Reilly, Correspondence          1975-1976

2          20          Officers' Papers: John Reilly, Notebook

2          21          Executive Reports Special Meeting on Pension          1949

2          22-28          Executive Reports Special Meeting on Pensions          1949

2          29          Executive Committee          1961

2          30-33          Meeting Notices          1964-1965, 1969-1973

2          34-36          Correspondence to Members          1952, 1964-1967, 1972-1973

2          37          Correspondence to New Members          1964-1972

2          38          Correspondence          1964-1970

3          39-51          Meeting Minutes          1929-1945

4          52-60          Meeting Minutes          1946-1953

5          61-80          Meeting Minutes          1946-1953

6          81          Executive Board Minutes          1948

6          82-83          Members Attendance Record          1965-1969, 1971-1975

6          84          Lists of Attenders at Meetings          1960

6          85-106          Election Results          1946-1948, 1954-1956, 1959-1961, 1963-1968

7          107-112          Election Results          1970-1971, 1973-1977

7          113          Poll Working Schedules          1956

7          114-117          Acceptance & Decline of Nominations          1963-1964, 1969

7          118-122          The Flame          1958-1967

8          123-128          The Flame          1968-1980

8          129          The Flame Original Copy          undated

8          130          The Flame, Miscellaneous          undated

8          131          The Flame, Printing Copy of Union Label          undated

8          132-134          The Flame, Correspondence          undated

8          135          The Flame, Ad Reports          undated

8          136          The Flame, Letters to Editor          undated

8          137-142          The Flame, Photographs          undated

9          143-148          City Fire Fighters Association Newsletters          1959- 1977

9          149          List Selected Articles from Newsletter          1952-1962

9          150          Material for Newsletter          undated

9          151-157          Audits          1975

9          158-161          Monthly Financial Reports          1955, 1975, 1977-1978

9          162          Trustees Report          1962

9          163-164          Lease          1956, 1963-1972

9          165          W-2 Withholding Forms          1956

9          166          Pension Fund Court Case          1957

9          167          Broad Street Trust          1964

9          168          Officers Tax Exemption          1964

9          169          Fund Raising for Political Action          1966

9          170          National Properties          1967

9          171          Tax Refund          1969

9          172          Work Schedules          1938-1939

10          173          Chief's Work Schedule          1941

10          174-183          Stewarts          1956-1965, 1973-1978

10          184          Lieutenant's List          1950

10          185-191          Transfers          1963-1964, 1970, 1974-76, 1978

10          192          Transfer Information

11          193-196          Change of Address          1963

11          197-201          Fire Stations List          undated

11          202          Police Department List          undated

11          203-204          Heart Fund Drive Donations          1976

11          19          Dues books          undated

Series 2: Activities, 1914-1978

Series 2: Activities, 1947-1977, contains records related to negotiations and arbitration; lobbying and political information; benefits and services; other cases and issues; and honorary and recreational Events.

12          1-7          Collective Bargaining          1952-1962

12          8-12          Arbitration          1963-1970

13          13-17          Arbitration          1963-1973

13          18          Report of 1955 Negotiations          1955

13          19-23          Background Materials          1963-1974

13          24          Memorandum of Understanding          1970

13          25          Contract          1970

13          26          Negotiation Correspondence          1970-1971

14          27-31          Wages          1965-1977

14          32          Philadelphia Home Rule Charter          1949-1954

14          33-35          City Ordinances          1949-1976

14          36          Mayor Tate Campaign          1963

14          37          Revision of Building Code          1965

14          38          City Memorial to Firemen          1965

15          41-44          Letters of Thanks          1966-1967

15          45-46          Letters          1967-1971

15          47-50          Press Releases & Letters to Editors          1950-1976

15          51-52          State Legislators          1961-1965

15          53-54          Letters          1966

15          55          Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry          1966-1968

15          56-63          Pennsylvania House Bills          1951-1973

15          64          Pennsylvania League of Cities          1955

15          65          State Legislative Committee on Labor          1955

15          66          Pennsylvania Economy League          1955-1969

16          67          Fireman's Legislative Federation of Pennsylvania          1958-1972

16          68          Committee on Governmental Legislative Issues for Pennsylvania Labor          1966

16          69          Civic Association on State Issues          1966

16          70          Congressman Green          1959

16          71-72          Letters from Congressman          1966-1967

16          73          Letters of Congratulations, Election          1967

16          74          Labor Acts          1947-1949

16          75          Mason Act          1954

16          76          Congressional Bills          1967-1968

16          77          Anti-Riot Legislation          1967

16          78          Compensation Bills          1967

16          79          Landrum-Griffin Bill          1960

16          80          Fine & Safety Act          1969

16          81-86          Social Security          1958-1965, 1977-1978

17          87-88          Police & Fire Medical Associations          undated

17          89          Relief Association          undated

17          90          Houseman & Ladderman Associations          undated

17          91          Hero Award          undated

17          92          Insurance          undated

17          93          Killed In the Line of Duty          undated

17          94          Lung Caner          undated

17          95          Blood Program          undated

17          96          Hospital Committee          undated

17          97-100          Hospitals          undated

17          101-103          General Benefits          undated

17          104-105          Workmen's Compensation

17          106          Disability

18          107-108          40-Hour Week

18          109-116          Pension          1930-1964

19          117-125          Pension          1965-1973

19          126          Death Claims          undated

19          127          Philadelphia Police, Fire & Park Credit Union          undated

20          128          Hair          undated

20          129          Trial Board          undated

20          130          Women's Auxiliary          undated

20          131          1961 Explosion          undated

20          132          Berg Chemical Explosion          undated

20          133          Incidents & Harassments          undated

20          134          Florence Kerrigan Fund          undated

20          135          Military          undated

20          136          Uniforms          undated

20          137          Seniority          undated

20          138          Consolidation of Police & Fire          undated

20          139          Picketing          undated

20          140          Subversive Organizations          undated

20          141          H.U.D. Affirmative Action          undated

20          142          Strikes          undated

20          143          Illegal Union Stickers          undated

20          144          Newspaper Clippings          undated

20          145          Editorials          undated

20          146          Wages          undated

20          147          Miscellaneous          1939, 1952

21          148          Lemuel B. Schofield, Attorney, Issues, Legal Opinions          1952-1954

21          149          Cummings & Jones, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania          1953

21          150          Fireman's Pension Fund          1954

21          151-153          Samuel Henkle          1960-1962

21          154          James Driscoll          1965

21          155          George DeFlavis          1953

21          156          Michael Kerrigan          1973

21          157          Joseph McAnag          1914

21          158          Edward Kane          undated

21          159          Miscellaneous Members Records          undated

21          160-167          Banquet          1962-1966, 1968-1972, 1974

21          168          Citations          1953

21          169          Picnic          1964, 1973

21          170          Fire School Awards          1964

21          171          Liberty Bell Park          1965-1966

21          172          Names of Retiree's Deaths for Fire Fighters Magazine          undated

21          173          Chamber of Commerce Fire Prevention Luncheon          undated

21          174          Softball Tournament          1977

21          175          Miscellaneous          undated

Series 3: Relations with Management, 1948-1977

Series 3: Relations with Management, contains records related to the Philadelphia Fire Department; the Fire Commissioner's Office; the Philadelphia Mayor's Office; other city offices; the city Personnel Department; and the Civil Service Commission.

22          1          Philadelphia Fire Department Annual Reports          1962, 1973-1974, 1977

22          2          Philadelphia Fire Department Progress Reports          1952-1961, 1963-1967

22          3-17          Philadelphia Fire Department News          1952-1961, 1963-1964, 1972-1974

22          18-21          Philadelphia Fire Department Staff Meetings          1972-1975

22          22-23          Philadelphia Fire Department Staff Meetings          1976-1977

23          24-28          Philadelphia Fire Department Rules & Regulations          1949, 1953-1954

23          27-33          Philadelphia Fire Department General Orders          1960, 1967-1972

23          34-39          Philadelphia Fire Department Special Orders          1967-1972

23          40-45          Philadelphia Fire Department General Memos          1962-1963, 1968-1972

24          46-49          Philadelphia Fire Department General Memos          1972-1975

24          50          Fire Department Statistics          undated

24          51          National Board of Fire Underwriters          undated

24          52          Safety Report          undated

24          53          Graduation Programs          undated

24          54          Apparatus Manual          undated

24          55          Promotion Information          undated

24          56          Experimental Physical Examination Program          undated

25          57-58          Fire Commissioner's Office: Frank McMamee          1952-1964

25          59          Fire Commissioner's Office: George Hink          1964-1965

25          60          Fire Commissioner's Office: James McCarey          1965-1971

25          61          Mayor's Office: Bernard Samuel          1948-1950

25          62          Mayor's Office: Joseph Clark, Jr.          1951-1955

25          63          Mayor's Office: Richard Dilworth          1955-1961

25          64          Mayor's Office: James Tate          1961-1967

25          65          City Offices:  Managing Director's Office

25          66          City Offices:  Controllers Office          undated

25          67          City Offices:  Director of Finance          undated

25          68          City Offices:  Department of Licenses & Inspection          undated

25          69-73          City Personnel Department          1952-1956, 1960, 1964-1970

25          74-75          City Personnel Department Annual Report          1953-1954

26          76          Committee of 70 Report          1957

26          77          Fire Investigation Specialist          undated

26          78-79          Job Classes          1952-1974

26          80-84          Pay Schedules          1965-1966, 1970-1973

26          85-87          Civil Service Commission: Amendments to Regulations          1952-1964, 1966-1970

27          88-97          Meeting Announcements          1953-1955, 1958-1964

28          98-99          Meeting Announcements          1966-1971

28          100          Miscellaneous & Correspondence          undated

Series 4: Organizations, 1947-1978

Series 4: Other Organizations, contains records related to the national IAFF; international conventions; the State Fire Fighters' Association; affiliated locals; non-fire unions; charitable and fraternal organizations; professional fire organizations; vendors of memorabilia, equipment, etc.

28          1-13          IAFF          1953-1965

29          14-20          International Fire Fighter Magazine          1972-1975

29          21-23          International Fire Fighter Magazine          1972-1975

29          24-25          Salary & Working Conditions Surveys Forms          1960, 1974, 1976-1978

29          26-28          Salary & Working Conditions Surveys          1947-1975

30          29-38          Salary & Working Conditions Surveys          1960-1975

31          39-40          IAFF Conventions          1960, 1962

31          41-43          State Fire Fighters Association          1964, 1972, 1974

31          44-49          State Fire Fighters Association          1954-1956, 1959- 1964, 1966-1974

32          50-53          Affiliated Locals          1962, 1964-1970

32          54          Affiliated Local, Baltimore, Maryland          undated

32          55          Affiliated Local, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania          undated

32          56          Affiliated Local, Chester, Pennsylvania          undated

32          57          Affiliated Local, Columbus, Ohio          undated

32          58          Affiliated Local, Detroit, Michigan          undated

32          59          Affiliated Local, Los Angeles, California          undated

32          60-63          Affiliated Local, New York City, New York          undated

32          64          Affiliated Local, Oak Ridge, Tennessee          undated

32          65          Affiliated Local, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma          undated

32          66-67          Affiliated Local, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania          undated

32          68          Affiliated Local, St. Paul, Minnesota          undated

32          69          Affiliated Local, Scranton, Pennsylvania          undated

33          70-80          Officer's Colt Publication          1954-1964

33          81          Fire Officials Association          undated

33          82-83          Court Cases          undated

33          84          Firemen's Protective Association          undated

33          85          Non-Fire Unions: Philadelphia Directory          undated

33          86-91          Non-Fire Unions: AFL-CIO          undated

33          92          Non-Fire Unions: Pennsylvania Building & Construction Trades Council          undated

33          93          Non-Fire Unions: Philadelphia Civil Employees Association          undated

34          94          Non-Fire Unions: Fraternal Order of Police          undated

34          95          Non-Fire Unions: Philadelphia Industrial Union Council          undated

34          96          Non-Fire Unions: Maritime Post Council of Delaware Valley & Vicinity          undated

34          97          Non-Fire Unions: Teamster Union          undated

34          98          Non-Fire Unions: Miscellaneous Union Material          undated

34          99          American Legion          undated

34          100          "Custodes Pacis," Sons of Italy          undated

34          101          Golden Slipper Square Club          undated

34          102          Heart Association of Southeast Pennsylvania          undated

34          103          Lambskin Club          undated

34          104          League of the Sacred Heart of Jesus          undated

34          105          Liberty Bell Racing Association          undated

34          106          Lu Lu Temple          undated

34          107          Men of Malvern          undated

34          108          Muscular Dystrophy Association          undated

34          109          Police Athletic League          undated

34          110          Salvation Army          undated

34          111          Second Alarmer's Association          undated

34          112          Shalom Memorial Park          undated

34          113          Shomrin Society of Philadelphia          undated

34          114          United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania          undated

34          115          U.S. Saving Bonds Drive          undated

34          116          Club Viliants          undated

34          117          American Photocopy Equipment Company          undated

34          118          Oliver H. Bair, Company, Funeral Directors          undated

34          119-120          Clothing Information          undated

34          121          Fire Engineering Magazine          undated

34          122          Music          undated

34          123          Navy Fire School          undated

34          124-125          National Fire Protection Association          undated

34          126          Observer, Newspaper          undated

34          127          Pennsylvania State Police           undated