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Tobacco Workers International Union (TWIU) records

 Collection 0105-LBR

Founded in 1895 as the National Tobacco Workers Union of America, the Tobacco Workers International Union merged in 1978 with the Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union to form the Bakery, Confectionery, and Tobacco Workers International Union. The Tobacco Workers International Union (TWIU) records date from 1896-1979 and include administrative files, organizers' correspondence and reports, documentation of locals' activities, financial records, memorabilia, publications, and photographs.


  • 1896-1979

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is unprocessed. This means that materials are in the same state we received them and have not been reviewed for content or condition. The collection may need to be screened prior to use. Please contact us before visiting the Special Collections reading room to view this collection.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


136.00 Linear Feet

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Tobacco Workers International Union records were first donated to University of Maryland Libraries in 1977 by Homer Cole. Subsequent donations were made in 1977, 1978, 1983, and 1989.

Guide to the Tobacco Workers International Union (TWIU) records
Mary Boccaccio
May 1979
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Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742