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United Saw, Files, and Steel Product Workers of America Records

Collection ID

Acc. 500, 504, PC-34

Related Subject(s)

Collecting Area(s)

Description

Collection Summary

Title

United Saw, Files, and Steel Product Workers of America Records

Dates

1900-1929, 1938-1979

Collection ID

Acc. 500, 504, PC-34

Creator

United Saw, Files, and Steel Product Workers of America

Quantity

2.25 linear feet (4 boxes)

Repository

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language

Materials in English

Detailed Collection Information

Description of Collection

This collection houses minutes, financial, and other assorted records of the United Saw, Files, and Steel Product Workers of America. The records date from 1938 to 1979. Of note, are thirty-eight photographs, dating from 1900 to 1929. The photographs depict work at the Disston Saw, Tool and File Works, including the production of saws, files and trowels. One image includes women workers.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 2 series as follows: 

Series 1:  Accession 500 and 504, 1900-1979

Series 2:  Photographs, 1919-1929, undated

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for part of this collection is available in Diamond, Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b1719780~S12

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.

Condition Note

The photographs are very fragile, and should be handled minimally and carefully.

Publication and Copyright Information

The United Saw, Files, and Steel Product Workers of America 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], United Saw, Files, and Steel Product Workers of America Records, Acc. 500, 504, PC 34, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by Charles Greenland, President, in January (Acc. 500) and February (Acc. 504) 1982

Processing Information

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in June 2015 by Patrick Stalter, student worker.           

Index Terms           

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

Corporate
Henry Disston & Sons, Inc. (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Subjects:
Labor unions

Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Correspondence
Financial records
Ledgers (account books)
Minutes
Newsletters
 

Inventory

Series 1:  Records (Acc. 500, 504), 1900-1979

1          Minute book, Executive Board          1940-1947
1          Minute book, Shop Stewards          1939-1950
1          Company-Union Correspondence          1945-1959
1          Company-Union Correspondence          1945-1959
1          Contracts and Bargaining          1943-1979
1          Contracts and Bargaining          1943-1979
1          Contracts and Bargaining          1943-1979
1          Contracts and Bargaining          1943-1979
1          Contracts and Bargaining          1943-1979
1          Contracts and Bargaining          1943-1979
1          Financial Bonding          1960-1971
1          Financial Statements          1958-1979
1          Grievances and Arbitration          1943-1978
1          Grievances and Arbitration          1943-1978
1          Grievances and Arbitration          1943-1978
1          Grievances and Arbitration          1943-1978
1          Grievances and Arbitration          1943-1978
1          Grievances and Arbitration          1943-1978
1          Grievances and Arbitration          1943-1978
1          Pension Application Forms, Undated
1          Union Newsletter          1938
1          Vacation Policy          1949-1957
2          Dues Books          1944-1957
2          Shop Dues Books          1945-1947
2          Ledgers          1939-1958
2          Ledgers          1939-1958
2          Ledgers          1939-1958
2          Ledgers          1939-1958
2          Ledgers          1939-1958
2          Ledgers          1939-1958
2          Ledgers          1939-1958
3          Photographs - Mostly Workers at Disston Saw Works          1900-1929

Series 2:  Photographs (PC-34), 1919-1929, undated

1          1          Baldt, H.          Undated
1          2          Dillon [at desk], December 22, 1919 (#15577)          December 22, 1919
1          3          Eraenhardt, Chris          Undated
1          4          Hafer, Henry          Undated
1          5          Lindemeyer, William          Undated
1          6          Little, William          Undated
1          7          Paul, John          Undated
1          8          Walkwork, John          Undated
1          9          "Meeting Where Disston Displayed Its Product. Large Circular Saw Blade Serves as Tabletop. Portland, OR. November 12, 1929"          November 12, 1929
1          10          #701 [No Description-Possibly Workers Attaching Handles to Handsaws]          Undated
1          11          #703 "Workers Etching the Disston Label onto the Saws. They Were Then Put in a Lime Solution and Covered with Oil to Permanently Afix the Label. Next Step Was to Package and Ship."          Undated
1          12          #706 "Grinding the Steel Files."          Undated
1          13          #709 "The Furnace Room."          Undated
1          14          #718 [No Description-Possibly Cutting the Teeth. Also Listed as #11106]          Undated
1          15          #720 [No Description]-"Steel Room Cutting To Multiples."          Undated
1          16          #721 [No Description-Possibly Blade for Saws Being Trimmed]          Undated
1          17          #8639 "Putting the Teeth onto the Saw."          Undated
1          18          #8640 "Cutting Teeth in Large Circular Saws." [Blue-Tinged]          Undated
1          19          #8643 [Description Only Partially Legible- [ Blue-Tinged]          Undated
1          20          #8644 "Assembling Brick Trowels." [Blue-Tinged]          Undated
1          21          #8647 [No Description-Possibly Grinding]          Undated
1          22          #8687 [No Description-Possibly Handling of Hot Metal for Large Saw Blades]          Undated
1          23          #8688 "Making Saw Screws."          Undated
1          24          #8688 "Making Saw Screws." [Blue-Tinged]          Undated
1          25          #9236 "Large Machine Shop - A Model in Its Day, New Equipment Foreman in the Derby."          Undated
1          26          No # [No Description-Possibly Press With Uncut Saw Blades]          Undated
1          27          No # "Fred J. Smith"[Possibly Checking Large Saw Blade]          Undated
1          28          "Steel Room Cutting to Multiples." [Same as #720 Above]          Undated
1          29          "Trimming and Weighing."          Undated
1          30          "Smithing Band Saws."          Undated
1          31          "Shearing to Width."          Undated
1          32          "Varnishing and Polishing Handsaw Handles." [Photo includes women workers]          Undated
1          33          [No Description-Possibly Milling Circular Saw Blades]          Undated
1          34          "Grinding Longsaws." [#595]          Undated
1          35          "Cutting Large Files."          Undated
1          36          [No Description-Possibly Large Press]          Undated
1          37          [No Description-Possibly Trimming Saw Blades]          Undated
1          38          "Stripping and Cutting Small Files."          Undated