Title: International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 74 Records
Collection Number: Mss 10469
Quantity: 2.5 feet
Abstract: Correspondence, contracts, dues payment records, lists, membership cards, telegrams, financial statements, memorabilia, and publications. Records relate to union administration and collective bargaining. Correspondents include William Langer, William Lemke, and Usher Burdick.
Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 74 Records from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 173, Mandan, North Dakota on August 30, 1988. This collection was processed and the inventory prepared by Donna Neal and Karen Mund in April 1988.
Property rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.
Copyrights: The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 173 has dedicated such copyrights as it possesses in this collection to the public. Consideration of all other copyrights is the responsibility of the author and publisher.
Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.
Transfer: Approximately one-half foot of material was removed from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 74 Records and transferred to the appropriate collection management area of the State Archives. Eight photographs were removed and transferred to the Photo Archives.
Twenty publications were transferred to the library collection.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America (IBT) was founded in 1903. The IBT Local 74 was chartered on February 17, 1936. The charter was issued to Robert P. Knight, Olaf Rud, Leslie Barston, Dan Taylor, Hillis Kyle, Art Lind, Charles Caver, Arnold Olson, Gilbert Goeson, Carl Goeson, and known as the General Drivers and Local. By 1937 there were about 200 members and nearly 300 members in 1947. It is not known when Local 74 closed; last contract in the collection was signed on March 2, 1964. Local 74 Merged with IBT Local 123, Mandan.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 74 Records date from 1935 to 1964 and measure 2.5 feet. This collection documents the administration of IBT Local 74 of Minot, North Dakota. The IBT Local 74 Records consist of agreements, 1935-1964, 33 folders; correspondence, 1937-1958, 9 folders; miscellaneous subject files, 1938-1966, 6 folders; and ledgers, 1936-1946, 1 ft.
Agreements measure 33 folders and date from 1935-1964. The agreements document contract negotiations and wage settlements. Industries covered include creameries, trucking firms, cities, cab drivers, construction, restaurant workers, and dry cleaners. There are a few contracts for some other locals in this collection. The agreements are arranged alphabetically by company.
Correspondence measures 9 folders and dates from 1937-1958. The correspondence section contains files from the Central States Drivers Council including some quarterly reports; IBT membership receipts; North Dakota Labor Bulletins; NLR8 and Department of Labor files including forms for "Affidavit of Noncommunist Union Officer"; correspondence on labor disputes; union publications explaining the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947; and union wage scales for 1949-1950. The files are arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
The miscellaneous files measure 6 folders and date from 1938-1966. The subject files contain articles of incorporation for the Ladies Auxiliary of the Minot Central Labor Union, 1952, and the North Dakota Independent Truck Owners Association, 1957; the Constitution Bylaws of the Minot Central Labor Union; a DRIVE membership certificate; memorabilia including bumper stickers, membership cards, official dues card, honorable withdrawal cards, and a transfer card; and a North Dakota State Federation of Labor Officers Report and a scrapbook from the 1950s.
The ledgers measure 1 foot and date from 1936-1947. They consist of 10 IBT membership dues records, and 1 ledger of the Garrison Dam project.
BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY
1 Articles of Agreement, Dairy 1939
2 Automobile Dealers Shop
3 Baking Industry 1935-1942
4 Bridgeman-Russell Dairy 1938
5 Cab Companies 1938-1939
6 City Agreements 1939-1955
7 Dakota Transfer and Storage 1939-1954
8 Dry Cleaning Industry
9 Equity Union Creamery
10 Fairmont Creamery 1946-1947
11 Farmers Union Creamery Association 1944-1948
12 Farmers Union Grain and Supply 1937-1949
13 Fossum Milk Company 1937-1947
14 Garrison Dam
15 Gasoline Station Operators 1937
16 Grand Forks Air Force Base 1964
17 Haggart Construction 1946
18 Highway and Heavy Construction 1940-1948
19 Hod Carrier, Minutes 1954
20 IAM, District 77 1946
21 Dealer, Machine, and Gun Shops 1945
22 Milk Drivers 1936-1938
23 Minot Civil Service 1939
24 Minot Creamery 1946-1952
26 Missouri River Basin
27 N.D. Building ~ Construction Trade Com. 1950
28 Over-The-Road Drivers 1938-1966
29 Recommended Terms of Agreement 1950
30 Red River Produce 1946
32 State of North Dakota 1939-1948
33 Swift Company 1944-1951
34 Union Grocery 1946
1 Central States Drivers Council 1944-1949
2 IBT 1938-1958
3 IBT, Receipts 1947-1949
5 NLRB and Dept. of Labor 1937-1948
6 North Dakota Labor Bulletin 1939-1949
7 Taft-Hartley Act 1947
8 Wage Scales 1949-1950
10 Scrapbook 1956-1960
11 N.D. State Federation of Labor 1944
12 Articles of Incorporation 1952, 1957
13 DAIVE 1966
1 Garrison Dam 1947
2 IBT #1 1936
3 IBT #2 1937
4 IBT #3 1938
5 IBT #4 1939
1 IBT #5 1940
2 IBT #6 1942
3 IBT #7 1943
4 IBT #8 1945
1 IBT #9 1946
2 IBT #10 1948
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