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Finding Aid to the Morris R. Evenson Papers, 1942-1988(Bulk, 1960-1987)
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Series I: Morris Evenson 1942-1988

Physical Description:
Extent: 7 folders

Scope and Contents

Biographical materials, including obituaries, are present. Here also are correspondence, clippings and general items, with people and institutions not connected with the Painters Union.
Box-folder 1/1

Biographical 1942-1988

Box-folder 1/3

Clippings (includes Jill Evenson & Kim Evenson) 1983-1987

Box-folder 1/4

Friends, Clippings & Correspondence 1966-1986

Note

Correspondents include:
  • "Fort Point Gang"
    • Bill Bailey
    • Miriam Johnson
    • James Kendall
    • Jack Olson
    • Joe Passen
    • Al Richmond
  • Lewis Goldblatt
  • Fred Harris
  • Warren Hinckle
  • Dave Jenkins
  • Stan Koppel
  • Lewis Weinstock
  • George R. Stewart
Box-folder 1/5

Letters to Editors 1983-1987

Box-folder 1/6

General (includes material from Radical Education Project, SDS) 1968-1987 and undated

Box-folder 1/7

General-Consultation, A. Glendenning case 1986

 

Series II. Int'l Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Workers Bay Area Locals and District Councils 1958-1987

Physical Description:
Extent: 11 folders

Scope and Contents

This series includes union records from the period when Evenson was an officer of Local 1158 and Local 4. Folders include correspondence, constitutions, bylaws, agreements, negotiation case files, and case files of disputes with companies.

Separated Material

Pamphlets on Safety have been relocated in the Ephemera Files under: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH and OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH-CAL/OSHA
Box-folder 1/8

IBPAT-Constitutions 1980 1985

Box-folder 1/9

Painters Union Local 4-By-Laws 1978-1987

Box-folder 1/10

Bay Counties District Council of Painters-By-Laws 1985-1986

Box-folder 1/11

Bay Area Painters-General 1958-1964

Box-folder 1/12

Bay Area Painters-General 1965-1984

Box-folder 2/1

Bay Area Painters-General 1985-1987 and undated

Box-folder 2/2

Bay Area Painter-Agreements 1947, 1971-1986

Box-folder 2/3

Painters & Decorators Joint Council, Inc. of San Francisco, Marin & Sonoma Counties 1980-1981

Box-folder 2/4

Bay Area District Council of Painters, Nos. 8, 16, 33-Drywall Negotiation & Agreements 1967-1986

Box-folder 2/5

Painters Union Local 4-Cases-Fess Paint Co. 1985-1986

 

Series III: Dow Wilson Assassination 1965-1967

Physical Description:
extent: 19 folders

Scope and Contents

This series includes a transcript (3 volumes) of the IBPAT Hearing on charges against Dow Wilson in November 1965; a 145-page manuscript by Evenson, The Brotherhood of Blood and Allied Crimes ; extensive news clippings from the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner and other newspapers on the Dow Wilson and Lloyd Green killings and the arrests of Carl Black, Norman Call, Max Ward and others; and transcripts of the murder trial State of California vs. Carl Black and Max Ward.
Box-folder 3/1

IBPAT Hearing-Charges Against Dow Wilson-Transcript, Vol. I, 1965-11-08

Box-folder 3/2

IBPAT Hearing-Charges Against Dow Wilson-Transcript, Vol. II, 1965-11-09/11

Box-folder 3/3

IBPAT Hearing-Charges Against Dow Wilson-Transcript, 1965-11-10/11

Box-folder 3/4

"The Brotherhood of Blood and Allied Crimes," ms by Morris Evenson undated

Box-folder 3/5

Evenson's notes--Call & Rasnick trial 1966-1967

Box-folder 3/6

Petition to Mayor John F. Shelley 1966

Box-folder 3/7

Dow Wilson-copy of photograph undated

Box-folder 3/8

News Reports-Bay Area Painters News 1966

Box-folder 4/1

News Reports- Washington Post 1966-04-24/25

Box-folder 4/2

News Reports-Photocopies of articles from SF Examiner and Chronicle 1966-1967

 

News Reports- San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle

Box-folder 4/3

1966-05-09/10

Box-folder 4/4

1966-05-11

Box-folder 4/5

1966-05-12

Box-folder 4/6

1966-05-13

Box-folder 4/7

1966-05-14/18, 1967-01-07

Box-folder 4/8

News Reports-Memorials to Dow Wilson 1967, 1987

Box-folder 4/9

News Reports-(incomplete articles-jumps missing) undated

Box-folder 4/10

The People of the State of California vs. Max Ward and Carl Black, Transcript 1966-11-15

Box-folder 4/11

The People of the State of California vs. Max Ward and Carl Black, Transcript 1966-11-16

 

Series IV: Bay Area Painters Trust Funds 1963-1987

Physical Description: 17 Folders

Scope and Contents

Contains annual reports, actuarial valuations, summary plan descriptions, financial statements, booklets and correspondence. The Trust Funds include the Pension, Welfare and Death Benefit Funds. There is also a case file on charges against Douglas Page, the Trust Fund attorney.
Box-folder 5/1

Bay Area Painters Pension Trust Fund-Summary Plan Descriptions, Medicare Handbook 1979, 1982

Box-folder 5/2

Bay Area Painters Pension Trust Fund-Actuarial Report 1963

Box-folder 5/3

Bay Area Painters Pension Trust Fund-Actuarial Valuation & Review 1981, 1983

Box-folder 5/4

Bay Area Painters Pension Trust Fund-Annual Report 1966

Box-folder 5/5

Bay Area Painters Pension Trust Fund-Annual Reports & Summary Annual Reports 1983-1985

Box-folder 5/6

Bay Area Painters Pension Trust Fund-Reports to Federal Government 1981-1984

Separated Material

Copy of the Labor-Management Reporting & Disclosure Act of 1959 has been relocated in the Ephemera Files under LABOR LEGISLATION-LABOR-MANAGEMENT REPORTING & DISCLOSURE ACT OF 1959.
Box-folder 5/7

Painters Union Local 4-Cases-Berger Benson 1977-1980

Box-folder 5/8

Bay Area Painters Pension Trust Fund-Cases-Douglas Page 1980-1982

Box-folder 5/9

Bay Area Painters Pension Trust Fund-Cases-Douglas Page 1983

Box-folder 5/10

Bay Area Painters Pension Trust Fund-Cases-Douglas Page-Deposition 1981-05-05

Box-folder 5/11

Bay Area Painters Pension Trust Fund-Cases-Douglas Page-Minutes 1980-1982

Box-folder 5/12

Bay Area Painters Pension Trust Fund-Cases-Douglas Page undated

Box-folder 6/1

Local Union & District Council Pension Fund (from Int'l Union)-Financial Statements 1980-1981

Box-folder 6/2

Bay Area Painters Death Benefit Trust Fund-Annual Report, Report of Examination 1981-1982

Box-folder 6/3

Bay Area Painters Welfare Funds-Report of Examination, Annual Report, Semi-Annual Report 1965, 1983

Box-folder 6/4

Bay Area Painters Welfare Funds-Booklets of Benefits 1978-1985

Box-folder 6/5

Bay Area Painters Trust Funds-Correspondence 1981-1986

Box-folder 6/6

Booklets on Pension Trust Funds 1976-1980

 

Series V: Rank and File Activity 1962-1987

Physical Description: 7 folders

Scope and Contents

This series contains material created by Evenson after his retirement as well as leaflets written and distributed by various rank and file groups. It holds copies of The Rank and File Voice and some of the working drafts used in its preparation. There are issues from two serials by the League for Industrial Democracy ( Union Democracy in Action and Union Democracy Review), and one folder on Nat Weinstein, a member of the Socialist Workers Party active in Local 4.
Box-folder 6/7

General 1982-1987

Box-folder 6/8

General undated

Box-folder 6/9

Newsletters 1962, 1986

Box-folder 6/10

Newsletter-Painters Local 4 Rank and File Voice 1986-1987

Box-folder 6/11

Newsletter- Union Democracy in Action 1963-1973

Box-folder 6/12

Socialist Workers Party-Nat Weinstein 1970-1981

 

Series VI: Publications 1956-1987

Physical Description: 24 folders

Scope and Contents

IBPAT publications include one Convention Proceedings (1984) and five issues of the Painters and Allied Trades Journal. There are Convention Proceedings of the California State Conference of Painters from the years 1956 through 1965. All other publications are newspapers for Bay Area painters locals: Bay Area Painters News(1965-1970) and THE VOICE of Painters, Tapers and Paperhangers (1970-1987).
Box-folder 7/1

IBPAT-Proceedings, 25th Convention 1984

 

Painters and Allied Trades Journal Convention issue 1984

Box-folder 7/2

Painters and Allied Trades Journal 1971-04, 1981-05, 1985-10, 1987-02

 

Directory of Secretaries & Business Representatives 1982-1983

Box-folder 7/3

California State Conference of Painters

 

Convention Proceedings-20th to 23rd 1956-1959

Box-folder 7/4

California State Conference of Painters Convention Proceedings-25th, 27th, 29th 1961-1965

Box-folder 7/5

Bay Area Painters News, Vol. 1 1965-1966

Box-folder 7/6

Bay Area Painters News, Vol. 2 1966-1967

Box-folder 8/1

Bay Area Painters News, Vol. 3 1967-1968

Box-folder 8/2

Bay Area Painters News, Vol. 4 1968-1969

Box-folder 8/3

Bay Area Painters News, Vol. 5 1970

Box-folder 8/4

Bay Area Painters News, Vol. 5, #8 (1 issue) 1970

Box-folder 8/5

THE VOICE of Painters, Tapers and Paperhangers Vol. 1 1970

Box-folder 8/6

THE VOICE of Painters, Tapers and Paperhangers Vol. 2 1971

Box-folder 8/7

THE VOICE of Painters, Tapers and Paperhangers Vol. 3 1972

Box-folder 8/8

THE VOICE of Painters, Tapers and Paperhangers Vol. 4 1973

Box-folder 8/9

THE VOICE of Painters, Tapers and Paperhangers Vol. 5 1974

Box-folder 8/10

THE VOICE of Painters, Tapers and Paperhangers Vol. 6 1975

Box-folder 9/1

THE VOICE of Painters, Tapers and Paperhangers Vol. 14 1980

Box-folder 9/2

THE VOICE of Painters, Tapers and Paperhangers Vol. 15 1981

Box-folder 9/3

THE VOICE of Painters, Tapers and Paperhangers Vol. 16 1982

Box-folder 9/4

THE VOICE of Painters, Tapers and Paperhangers Vol. 17 1983

Box-folder 9/5

THE VOICE of Painters, Tapers and Paperhangers Vol. 18 1984

Box-folder 9/6

THE VOICE of Painters, Tapers and Paperhangers Vol. 19 1985

Box-folder 9/7

THE VOICE of Painters, Tapers and Paperhangers Vol. 20 1986

Box-folder 9/8

THE VOICE of Painters, Tapers and Paperhangers Vol. 21 1987