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Guide to the Ira Cross: California labor notes, 1815-1960
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Box 1

SERIES 1: HISTORY OF THE LABOR MOVEMENT IN CALIFORNIA, 1909-1932.

Scope and Content Note

Divided into two sub-series: Manuscript and Illustrations. Contains the original typescript, with manuscript corrections, including all footnotes --many of which were omitted from the original published edition. Also includes illustrations not found in the final version.
 

MANUSCRIPT, 1909-1932

Box 1, folder 1-3

Manuscript 1932

 

ILLUSTRATIONS, 1909-1932

Box 1, folder 4-6

Photos and Illustrations 1932

Boxes 2-3; Cartons 1-5, Oversize folders 1-8

SERIES 2: RESEARCH MATERIALS, 1815-1932.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically or chronologically, as appropriate.
Divided into six sub-series: Correspondence, Biographical Sketches, Notes, Index, Clippings, and Labor Newspapers.
Correspondence and Biographical Sketches (arranged alphabetically by correspondent or subject) include exchanges with various labor organizers and their families, as well as fan mail and critical analyses of the book by colleagues of Cross. Biographical sketches are comprised of a variety of sources, including testimonies, clippings, and interviews done by Cross or his assistants.
Notes consist of research done by Cross and his research assistants, and includes interviews, observations, and journal citations. Research notes related to the history of labor (arranged chronologically) also include special sections dedicated to San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the U.S. Commission on Migratory Labor, which cover specific critical events rather than a complete history. Research notes dedicated to specific trades and unions are found under other sections on the Building Trades Council of San Francisco, the Federated Trades Council of San Francisco, and the Maritime Trades Council of San Francisco (all arranged alphabetically). Introductory material regarding each council in general precedes information about specific trades and their history. Federated trades are those that provide goods and services, such as bookbinders and the teamsters. The research notes include questionnaires, created by Cross to give details regarding the history of those trades in California, correspondence, newsletters, and rules of order; by-laws and handbooks are included when available.
A card file index, rich with newspaper citations, is arranged (alphabetically) by subject, while clippings are arranged chronologically. Labor Newspapers (arranged alphabetically by state, and then by title), are available on microfilm only and include a variety of California publications, as well as material from several western states and Canada.
 

CORRESPONDENCE, 1904-1960

Box 2, folder 1

Miscellaneous, A-Z 1907-49

folder 2

Barry, James H., 1856-1927 1933

folder 3

Browne, Carl 1908

folder 4

Buchanan, Joseph Ray, 1851- 1907

folder 5

Devereux, John P. 1907

folder 6

Ellison, Edward E. 1931-50

folder 7

French, William John, 1871-1947 1932

folder 8

Haskell, Astaroth Victor, 1886-1951 1928

folder 9

Haskell, Burnette G., 1857-1907 1907

folder 10

MacArthur, Walter, 1862-1944 1932-36

folder 11

Phillips, James K. 1904

folder 12

Pierce Rodolph Storage Company 1907

folder 13

Roney, Frank, 1841-1925 1907-24

folder 14

Scharrenberg, Paul, 1877 1932-60

folder 15

Thurman, Edward Wyatt 1931

 

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, 1856-1931

Box 2, folder 16

Barbour, Clitus 1878

folder 17

Barry, James H. 1856

folder 18

Browne, Carl 1907-09

oversize Oversize, folder 1 A-3 A

Browne, Carl 1907-09

oversize Oversize, folder 4 B

Browne, Carl 1907-09

Box 2, folder 19

Ewing, Calvin 1907

folder 20

Forsman, William T. n.d.

folder 21

French, Will J. 1925-30

folder 22

Fuhrman, Alfred 1914-31

folder 23

Haskell, Burnette G., 1857-1907 n.d.

folder 24

Heney, Francis J., 1859-1937 1907

folder 25

Kalloch, Isaac Smith, 1832-1890 1887

folder 26

Kenaday, Alexander M. 1868

folder 27

Kidney, James 1883

folder 28

Mullen, James W. 1931

folder 29

O'Connell, Charles Carroll 1878

folder 30

O'Neill, J. J. n.d.

folder 31

Phillips, James K. 1907

folder 32

Roney, Frank, 1841-1925 n.d.

folder 33

Winn, A. M., 1810-1883 n.d.

folder 34

Biographical Notes 1855-94

folder 35

Miscellaneous Clippings 1908-12

oversize Oversize, folder 5 A-7 A

Miscellaneous Clippings 1908-12

 

NOTES, 1815-1921

Ctn. 1, folder 1-47

History of Labor 1815-95

Ctn. 2, folder 1-29

History of Labor 1896-1906

Ctn. 3, folder 1-23

History of Labor 1907-16

 

History of Labor

folder 24-33

San Francisco 1895-1912

folder 34-36

Los Angeles 1898-1915

folder 37-40

U.S. Commission on Migratory Labor 1914-15

Ctn. 4, folder 1-29

Building Trades Council of San Francisco 1882-1921

folder 30-52

Federated Trades Council of San Francisco 1885-1915

folder 53-61

Maritime Trades Council of San Francisco 1880-1918

 

INDEX, 1901-1904

Box 3

Assaults 1901 July-Sept.

 

Boycotts 1901-04

 

Disputes 1903

 

Lockouts 1902-04

 

Strikes 1902-03

 

Unions 1902-04

 

CLIPPINGS, 1885-1932

Ctn. 5, folder 1-37

Clippings 1885-1932

oversize Oversize, folder 8 A

Clippings 1909

 

LABOR NEWSPAPERS, 1882-1929

reel Reel 1

California

 

Eureka

 

The Labor News

 

1908 Nov. 7; Dec. 5, 12, 19

 

The Citizen

 

1911 Jan. 20, 27; Feb. 10, 17, 24; March 3; April 7

 

1915 Feb. 12

 

1916 June 30

 

Times

 

1929 Oct. 1

 

Union Labor

 

1914 Dec. 31

 

1915 Jan. 7

 

Oakland

 

California Labor Journal

 

1907 June 13

 

Cooperative Journal

 

1906 Oct. 6

 

Industry

 

1898 July 22; Sept. 1

 

Sacramento

 

The Tribune

 

1907 April 2, 23

 

1908 June 16

 

1909 March 2; Aug. 3

 

San Francisco

 

Bulletin

 

1910 June 11

 

1914 March 14

 

Call

 

1889 Jan. 1

 

1910 Sept. 4

 

Chronicle

 

1889 Jan. 1

 

Daily Open Letter

 

1878 Jan. 18

 

Examiner

 

1925 Sept. 5

 

1926 Oct. 27

 

Industrial News

 

1898 Feb. 14

 

Labor Clarion

 

1908 Sept. 4; Dec. 18

 

1909 Jan. 15

 

1910 Sept. 2

 

1911 March 31; April 7

 

1912 March 1

 

1916 July 14, 21

 

Pacific Union Printer

 

1896 May, Aug.

 

Picket

 

1907 July 27

 

Socialist

 

1895 Nov. 16

 

Truth

 

1882 July 26

 

1884 March 15

 

1890 April 26

 

Union Picket

 

1907 July 17; Aug. 7, 17; Sept. 11; Oct. 30

 

Voice of Labor

 

1894 June 13; July 10, 17; Aug. 15, 29; Sept. 12, 19; Oct. 25; Nov. 21

 

1896 May 9, 16; June 13, 29

 

1897 Jan. 30

 

1899 Oct. 21

 

Voice of the Unemployed

 

1909 Feb. 25

 

West Coast Mail

 

1892 April 9; June 11

 

Colorado

 

Denver

 

Labor Enquirer

 

1885 Dec. 26

 

1886 March 6; May 1, 15

 

Washington

 

Edison, Skagit County

 

Industrial Freedom

 

1898 Aug. 20

 

Canada

 

London, Ontario

 

The Free Press

 

1886 July 10