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Special Collections and Archives

United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1307, records, 1943 - 1980

United Steelworkers of America Local Union 1307 records, 1943-80

Finding Aid

Prepared by John A. Muntean July 22, 1980; Prepared for the Web by Mikhail Slobodinskii, June 15, 1999
2 record storage boxes + 29 volumes, 3.5 cubic feet, Storage


This material is housed in an off-site storage facility and requires up to 5 business days for retrieval. Please call or email the department with requests for this material prior to your visit.

Oversized volumes/ledgers remain onsite in Special Collections and Archives.


Scope and Content

Through the efforts of Burton Barnard and Patricia Burnett of the Ohio Labor History Project, and Reno DePietro, President, Local Union 1307, United Steelworkers of America, these records arrived on October 19, 1979, and May 23, 1980, at the American History Research Center, Kent State University.

Chartered on May 22, 1942, Local 1307 is a steelworkers union associated with the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (A. F. L. - C. I. O.). Its membership presently numbers around 1300 and the members are employed at the United States Steel Corporation in McDonald, Ohio. In 1980 the company sought to close the plant.

The records in this collection span the years 1943 to 1980, but the bulk of the material relates to the 1950's and the 1970's. Among the types of material contained within this collection are financial records, minutes, bylaws, correspondence, contract agreements , fringe benefit information, and various publications. The financial records and part of the minutes consist of oversized bound volumes and are in the shelf area reserved for such material. The unbound material is arranged according to type of record and then chronologically within each of these major categories. The one photograph in this collection has been transferred to the audio-visual (av) file. Also, the collection includes a number of signatures of notable politicians. These letters have been removed from the collection and photo copies inserted in their respective places. The originals have been transferred to the autograph file. Three book-length publications, George Kelly and Edwin H. Beachler, Man of Steel, The Story of David J. McDonald (New York: North American Book Co., 1954); and, United Labor of Ohio, The Record of Robert Alphonso Taft (n.p., n.d.), in both bound and loose-leaf form, have been removed to the area reserved for published holdings. The bound volumes, the photograph, the autographs and the three publications can be requested under collection number B.8.8.1.

This collection will prove useful to the researchers interested in the concerns of union members at the local level. It also helps document the reaction of Local 1307 to the Steel Strike of 1952 as well as to the record of United States Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio. In addition, the researcher should consult related holdings in the Archives such as the records of Local Unions 1375, 1617 and 2243 of the United Steelworkers of America. They are especially pertinent since all three are located in the Mahoning Valley area of Ohio.


Oversized Volumes
  1. Financial records, United Steelworkers of America, Local 1307 (USWA/1307): January, 1957 - April, 1961
  2. Financial records, USWA/1307: January, 1957 - December, 1965
  3. Financial records, USWA/1307: January, 1957 - November, 1966
  4. Financial records, USWA/1307: January, 1957 - December, 1967
  5. Financial records, USWA/1307: January, 1966 - November, 1968
  6. Financial records, USWA/1307: January, 1966 - October, 1969
  7. Financial records, USWA/1307: January, 1966 - September, 1970
  8. Financial records, USWA/1307: January, 1966 - July, 1971
  9. Financial records, USWA/1307: January, 1970 - December, 1970
  10. Financial records, USWA/1307: January, 1970 - May, 1972
  11. Financial records, USWA/1307: January, 1970 - April, 1973
  12. Financial records, USWA/1307: January, 1970 - December, 1973
  13. USWA/1307, minutes: June, 1945 - August, 1948
  14. USWA/1307, minutes: September, 1948 - January, 1951
  15. USWA/1307, minutes: February, 1951 - September, 1952
  16. USWA/1307, minutes: October, 1952 - June, 1954
  17. USWA/1307, minutes: July, 1954 - December, 1957
  18. USWA/1307, minutes: January, 1956 - April, 1957
  19. USWA/1307, minutes: May, 1957 - August, 1958
  20. USWA/1307, minutes: September, 1958 - March, 1960
  21. USWA/1307, minutes: April, 1960 - January, 1962
  22. USWA/1307, minutes: April, 1962 - December, 1963
  23. USWA/1307, minutes: January, 1964 - June, 1965
  24. USWA/1307, minutes: July, 1965 - April, 1967
  25. USWA/1307, minutes: May, 1967 - January, 1969
  26. USWA/1307, minutes: October, 1969 - October, 1970
  27. USWA/1307, minutes: November, 1970 - February, 1972
  28. USWA/1307, minutes: March, 1972 - October, 1973
  29. USWA/1307, minutes: November, 1973 - March, 1975

Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. USWA/1307, minutes: June, 1963 - December, 1963; January, 1964 - March, 1964
  2. USWA/1307, minutes: February, 1965 - October, 1965
  3. USWA/1307, minutes: December, 1969; January, 1970 - July, 1970
  4. USWA/1307, minutes: July, 1970 - November, 1970
  5. USWA/1307, minutes: January, 1971 - July, 1971
  6. USWA/1307, minutes: August, 1971 - December, 1971
  7. USWA/1307, minutes: January, 1972 - March, 1972
  8. USWA/1307, minutes: April, 1972 - December, 1972
  9. USWA/1307, minutes: January, 1973 - June, 1973
  10. USWA/1307, minutes: July, 1973 - December, 1973
  11. USWA/1307, minutes: January, 1974 - April, 1974
  12. USWA/1307, minutes: April, 1974 - December, 1974
  13. USWA/1307, minutes: January, 1975 - June, 1975
  14. USWA/1307, minutes: July, 1975 - December, 1975
  15. USWA/1307, minutes: January, 1976 - April, 1976
  16. USWA/1307, Special Steel Strike Meetings, minutes: April, 1952 - July, 1952
  17. USWA/1307, Special Meeting to formulate new rules and by-laws, minutes: February 2, 1950
  18. USWA/1307, Special Meeting Notices: December, 1970; March, 1972; April, 1972 - May, 1972; October, 1972 - December, 1972; April, 1973; May, 1973; September, 1973 - December, 1973
  19. USWA/1307, Special Meeting Notices: March, 1974 - April, 1974; October, 1974; March, 1975; August, 1975
  20. USWA/1307, roll book: January, 1943 - August, 1948
  21. USWA/1307, roll book: May, 1948 - May, 1951
  22. USWA/1307, roll book: June, 1951 - June, 1952
  23. USWA/1307, roll book: April, 1951 - January, 1953
  24. USWA/1307, roll book: February, 1953 - December, 1953
  25. Constitutions of United Steelworkers of America (USWA): September, 1954; September, 1960; September, 1964
  26. Constitutions of USWA: August, 1968; October, 1970
  27. Constitutions of USWA: September, 1972; September, 1974
  28. Bylaws, USWA/1307: September, 1951; July, 1953
  29. Correspondence, general: August, 1950; October, 1950; October, 1951; March, 1952 - April, 1952; March, 1954
  30. Correspondence, general: February, 1967; June, 1967 - December, 1967
  31. Correspondence, general: January, 1968 - may, 1968; July, 1968; September, 1968 - December, 1968
  32. Correspondence, general: February, 1969 - December, 1969
  33. Correspondence, general: January, 1970 - June, 1970
  34. Correspondence, general: July, 1970 - December, 1970
  35. Correspondence, general: March, 1971 - October, 1971
  36. Correspondence, general: January, 1972 - February, 1972; April, 1972 - June, 1972; August, 1972 - September, 1972; November, 1972
  37. Correspondence, general: January, 1973; March, 1973 - December, 1973
  38. Correspondence, general: January, 1974 - June, 1974
  39. Correspondence, general: July, 1974 - November, 1974
  40. Correspondence, general: January, 1975 - June, 1975
  41. Correspondence, general: July, 1975 - October, 1975; December, 1975
  42. Correspondence, general: July, 1976; September, 1977 - October, 1977; January, 1978
  43. Correspondence, to senators and congressment: July, 1970; July, 1971 - August, 1971; December, 1971; May, 1972 - July, 1972; December, 1973; July, 1975; February, 1976; February, 1977; April, 1977; August, 1977
  44. Correspondence, from senators, congressmen and mayors: September, 1964; January, 1971; August,1971 - September, 1971; December, 1971; January, 1972l June, 1972 - July, 1972; September, 1972
  45. Correspondence, from senators, congressmen and mayors: January, 1974; September, 1977 - October, 1977; December, 1977; February, 1978; June, 1978; January, 1980

Box 2
Folder -- Contents

  1. Correspondence, from United States Steel Corporation: September, 1949; July, 1950 - August, 1950; January, 1951; March, 19515; June, 1952; March, 1957
  2. Correspondence, from United States Steel Corporation: February, 1963; September, 1963; January, 1964; September, 1967
  3. Correspondence, from United States Steel Corporation: July, 1976; January, 1977; March, 1977 - April, 1977; July, 1977; September, 1977; November, 1977 - December, 1977
  4. Correspondence, from United States Steel Corporation: January, 1978 - April, 1978; July, 1978 - September, 1978; January, 1979 - February, 1979; April , 1979 - May, 1979; July, 1979; November, 1979
  5. Correspondence, with International Union: February, 1954; February, 1968; November, 1970; March, 1971; July, 1971 - August, 1971; October, 1971 - December, 1971; June, 1972; August, 1972
  6. Correspondence, with International Union: May, 1974; September, 1974; November, 1974 - December, 1974; October, 1975; January, 1976; January, 1978; March, 1978
  7. Correspondence, with Ohio American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (A. F. L. - C. I. O): June, 1967 - July, 1967; September, 1967 - December, 1967
  8. Correspondence, with Ohio AFL-CIO: January, 1968 - May, 1968; September, 1968 - December, 1968
  9. Correspondence, with Ohio AFL-CIO: February, 1969 - April, 1969; June, 1969 -July, 1969; September, 1969 - November, 1969
  10. Correspondence, with Ohio AFL-CIO: January, 1970; April, 1970 - May, 1970; October, 1970; July, 1971; November, 1971 - December, 1971; May, 1972
  11. Correspondence, with Ohio AFL-CIO: March, 1974; March, 1976; June, 1976; March, 1978; November, 1978; January, 1979; September, 1979; October, 1979; January, 1980
  12. Correspondence, with Mahoning County AFL-CIO council: April, 1952; July, 1952; April, 1956; November, 1957
  13. Correspondence, with Mahoning County AFL-CIO council: February, 1967; June, 1967; October, 1967; February, 1968 - March, 1968; June, 1968; March, 1969; June, 1969 - July, 1969; November, 1969 - December, 1969
  14. Correspondence, with Mahoning County AFL-CIO council: January, 1970; March, 1970 - April, 1970; September, 1970 - October, 1970; December, 1970; October, 1971 - December, 1971 -January, 1972
  15. Correspondence, with Mahoning County AFL-CIO council: July, 1973; November, 1973; February, 1974; may, 1974; August, 1974; May, 1974; August, 1974; July, 1975; September, 1979
  16. Correspondence, USWA/1307 contributions and donations: June, 1970 - March, 1976
  17. Position papers and proposals, from Ohio Environmental Protection Agency: July, 1976 - December, 1977; and undated
  18. Agreements between United States Steel Corporation and the United Steelworkers of America, Local 1307 (USWA/1307): 1947; 1952
  19. Agreements between United States Steel Corporation and USWA/1307: 1954; 1956
  20. Agreements between United States Steel Corporation and USWA/1307: 1960; 1962; 1963
  21. Agreements between United States Steel Corporation and USWA/1307: 1968
  22. Agreements between United States Steel Corporation and USWA/1307: 1971; 1974; 1977
  23. Agreements between Wheeling Steel Corporation and USWA/1307: 1952
  24. Agreements between Wheeling Steel Corporation and USWA/1307: 1974
  25. Agreements between United States Steel Corporation and USWA/1307: 1956; 1960; 1962
  26. Agreement, pension, between United States Steel Corporation and USWA/1307: 1966; 1972; 1977
  27. Legislation, U.S.Congress, House. A Bill to revise the Welfare and Pensions Plans Disclosure Act. H.R. 1269, 92nd Cong., 1st sess., 1971; and, U.S. Congress, House. A Bill to provide additional protection for the rights of participants in employee pension and profit-sharing-retirement plans... H.R. 6122, 92nd Cong., 1st sess., 1971
  28. Pamphlets, information on insurance and pensions
  29. Pamphlets, information on retirement
  30. Pamphlets, miscellaneous information on fringe benefits: 1954 - 1978
  31. Pamphlets, miscellaneous items.
  32. Scrapbook: undated
  33. Air photo; Village of McDonald, Ohio: Spring 1958 (av)
 
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