Guide to the Louis J. Avelino Papers

Sean Heyliger
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
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Oakland, California 94612
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Louis J. Avelino Papers

Collection number: MS 33

African American Museum and Library at Oakland

Oakland, California
Processed by:
Sean Heyliger
Date Completed:
05/09/2013
Encoded by:
Sean Heyliger
© 2013 African American Museum and Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Louis J. Avelino papers
Dates: 1915-1974
Collection number: MS 33
Creator: Avelino, Louis J.
Collection Size: 1.25 linear feet (2 boxes)
Repository: African American Museum and Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
Oakland, CA 94612
Abstract: The Louis J. Avelino Papers consist of photographs, ephemera, military medals, and documents related to Avelino’s participation in the International Longshoremen’s & Warehousemen’s Union.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

Access Restrictions

Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish from the Louis J. Avelino Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum and Library at Oakland.

Preferred Citation

Louis J. Avelino papers, MS 33, African American Museum and Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

Processing Information

Sean Heyliger, 05/09/2013.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Louis J. Avelino Papers consist of photographs, ephemera, military medals, and documents related to Avelino’s participation in the International Longshoremen’s & Warehousemen’s Union. The ephemera series include dinner menus, dining cards, and a navy safety broadsheet from the Pearl Habor Navy Station, and also includes a scrapbook of newspaper clippings chiefly related to Pearl Habor. The photographs are mostly of Avelino’s friends and family members, and also includes a few images related to his work with the International Longshoremen’s & Warehousemen’s Union a track meet at Berkeley High School in 1933. The International Longshoremen’s & Warehousemen’s Union file includes the constitution and by-laws of San Francisco Area Bay ILWU pensioners, a 1957 contract for dockworkers, and an untitled manuscript three-page documenting the experiences of longshoreman Len Greer and the San Francisco maritime strike of 1934.

Arrangement

Series I. Photographs Series II. Ephemera Series III. International Longshoremen’s & Warehousemen’s Union Series IV. Medals

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Avelino, Louis J.
International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Local 6 (San Francisco, Calif.)


Collection Contents

 

Photographs

Physical Description: 25 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes photographs of family and friends of the Avelino family, union activities , and high school photographs of a track meet at Berkeley High School.

Arrangement

Arranged by photograph identification number.
Box 1:1

Baby sitting in chair hung over car window , reverse: ‘Little Douglas,’ [001] undated

Box 1:1

Clifford Weaver [002] 1957

Box 1:1

Clifford Weaver and his wife, reverse: ‘my friend & buddy and his wife’ [003] 1957

Box 1:1

Lillian and Louis Avelino in front of house at 86th ave. Oakland, California [004] 1940

Box 1:1

Woman standing in backyard garden [005] 1934

Box 1:1

Emma Avelino standing on walkway [006] undated

Box 1:1

William Bill Davis and Mary Jane Davis standing in portrait gallery at the Panama–Pacific International Exposition [009] 1915

Box 1:1

Table and chairs in tiled interior room [008] undated

Box 1:1

Portrait of Louis Avelino as an infant [009-012] circa 1915

Box 1:1

Man in suit, reverse: ‘Frank’s 74th birthday’ [013] 1952

Box 1:1

Clifford Weaver and wife cutting cake in wedding day [014] 1957

Box 1:1

Men standing on platform, one holding Brazilian flag, reverse: ‘trade union leaders representing 500,000 workers from Brazil’ [015] circa 1950s

Box 1:1

Men and women seated on couch [016-017] undated

Box 1:1

Hoi Chiu Fung, General Secretary Trade Union Council Hong Kong, Louis Avelino, Public Relations Guide M.R.A. I.L.W.U., and Yee-se, China Times Pub. Co. Inc. San Francisco [018] 1958

Box 1:1

R. F. Sollie, Public relations tour guide Matson Navigation Company, Fung Hoi Chui General Secretary Trade Union Council Hong Kong, and Louis Avelino, Public Relations Guide M.R.A. I.L.W.U. [019] 1958

Box 1:1

Hsi fen Tang, Chinese Times Pub. Co. Inc. San Francisco foreign news columnist, Fung Hoi Chui General Secretary Trade Union Council Hong Kong, and Louis Avelino, Public Relations Guide M.R.A. I.L.W.U. [020] 1958

Box 1:1

Tom Jones, Art Monell, Jim Haworth, and John McNally [021] undated

Box 1:1

Luis Machado and two men standing next to rocking chairs [022] undated

Box 1:1

Group photograph of men in tuxedos [023] undated

Box 1:1

Group photograph of men and women in formal wear [024-025] undated

Box 1:1

Track meet at Berkeley High School [3 photographs of long jump] 1933

Box 1:1

Man throwing shot-put circa 1930s

Box 1:1

Chico High School [4 photographs] circa 1930s

 

Ephemera

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes menus from the USS Washington and USS Republic, Pearl Harbor Naval station dining cards, holiday cards, and a navy safety broadsheet for working on towers.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
Box 1:2

Commissary cards, Navy yard Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 1942

Box 1:2

U.S. Naval Radio Station, Laulaulei, Oahu safety precautions to be observed while working on masts, towers, or structures of any kind 1939

Box 1:2

Dining room AFT first sitting card undated

Box 1:2

U.S.S. Republic anniversary dinner card [2 copies] 1942

Box 1:2

United States Lines, S.S. Washington menus 1940

Box 1:2

Holiday cards undated

Box 1:2

El Cerrito Chamber of Commerce map 1974

 

International Longshoremen’s & Warehousemen’s Union

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes constitution and by-laws of the San Francisco Area Bay ILWU pensioners, dedication program for the San Francisco Area Longshoremen’s Memorial Building, and an untitled manuscripts describing the experience of African American longshoreman Len Greer.

Arrangement

Arranged by format.
Box 1:4

Constitution and by-laws of S.F. Area Bay ILWU pensioners undated

Box 1:4

San Francisco Area Longshoremen’s Memorial Building dedication program and information 1959

Box 1:4

Miscellaneous dock workers agreement 1957

Box 1:4

Untitled manuscript, recollections of African American longshoreman Len Greer and the San Francisco maritime strike of 1934 undated

 

Medals

Physical Description: 2 medals

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes Purple Heart and Spanish American War medals.
Box 1:3

Purple Heart undated

Box 1:3

Spanish American War medal undated