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Harry J. Blacklidge papers, 1917-1973

AZ 211


Collection Summary

Creator: Blacklidge, Harry J.
Collection Name:Harry J. Blacklidge papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1917-1973
Physical Description:1 linear feet
Abstract:The collection includes letters, work cards, two photographs, newspaper clippings, and various printed materials concerning the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners in America, Local No. 857; chiefly newspaper clippings concerning construction in the Tucson area, 1926-1927. Also includes papers relating to the formation of the apprenticeship training program in Arizona and diaries.
Collection Number: AZ 211
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL:http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Biographical Note

Harry Blacklidge was a carpenter. As a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners in America, Local No. 857, he served as chairman of various committees.


Scope and Content Note

The collection includes letters, work cards, two photographs, newspaper clippings, and various printed materials concerning the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners in America, Local No. 857; chiefly newspaper clippings concerning construction in the Tucson area, 1926-1927. Also includes papers relating to the formation of the apprenticeship training program in Arizona and diaries.


Organization

This collection is organized into three series:
Series I: Union Material, 1917-1941
Series II: Apprenticeship Training Material, 1947
Series III: Diaries, 1952-1973

Restrictions

Restrictions

None.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Related Material

Newspaper clippings and some photographs were removed and cataloged separately.


Access Terms

Corporate Name(s)
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Local Union No. 857 (Tucson, Ariz.)

Subject(s)
Labor movement -- Arizona
Apprentices -- Arizona
Building trades -- Arizona
Labor -- Arizona
Labor unions -- Arizona
Working class -- Arizona

Genre Form(s)
Correspondence
Diaries
News clippings
Photographs


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Harry J. Blacklidge papers (AZ 211). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

Series I: Union Material, 1917-1941
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1 Harry J. Blacklidge dues book. , 1921-1924
1 Working cards from the Building Trades Department. , 1918-1923
1 Working card from Local 857. , 3rd quarter, 1925
1 Blacklidge's business cards. One lists contractor on the back.
1 Correspondence from Harold Hanover to Secretary Duffy regarding 40th Anniversary. , May 28, 1941
1 Correspondence regarding 40th Anniversary. , June 26, 1941
1 Correspondence regarding a banquet photograph which was going to be published in Carpenter. , June 26, 1941
1 Correspondence from Frank Duffy promising to attend Labor Day. , July 9, 1941
1 Correspondence regarding an account of Labor Day which was going to be published in the December issue of Carpenter. , November 13, 1941
1 Photographs of Frank Duffy and Abe Muir.
Frank Duffy was a long time General Secretary of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Builders of America. Abe Muir was a famed general organizer for the United Brotherhood.
1 Copy of Carpenter, with a photo of the 40th Anniversary banquet. , August 1941
1 Program of the 27th Convention at Prescott. , September 18, 1938-September 20, 1938
1 Correspondence from Blacklidge, a plea for "buy at home." , April 9, 1919
1 Article of erection of Red Cross Hut at the South Pacific Depot. , ca. 1917
1 Scrapbook of Tucson construction. , December 1926-August 1927
1 Loose leaf scrapbook of Tucson construction. , August 1927-December 1927
1 Constitution and by-laws of the AFL-CIO merge State Federation. , 1921-1924
Series II: Apprenticeship Training Material, 1947
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1 File of materials documenting the beginning of the Apprenticeship Training Program. , 1947
Series III Diaries, 1952-1973
This series contains four diaries of Harry J. Blacklidge documenting his work and personal activities including local events. Inserts included in the diaries were separated and include lists, tickets, correspondence and news clippings.
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12 Diaries, 1952-1961
13 Diaries, 1967-1973
14 Inserts from diary, 1952-1956
15 Inserts from diary, 1957-1961
16 Inserts from diary, 1957-1971
17 Inserts from diary, 1972-1973