This collection consists of copied materials and notes created during the research and writing of University of Maryland history professor Stuart Kaufman's book A Vision of Unity: The History of the Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union (1986). The materials document the early history of the Bakery, Confectionery, and Tobacco Workers International Union dating from 1881-1899. It consists of copies of newspaper articles, minutes, constitutions, bylaws, reports, and publications.
This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections Reading Room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.
Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.
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1.5 Linear Feet (One Paige box)
This collection consists of copies of newspaper articles, clippings, minutes, constitutions, bylaws, reports, and publications. It documents the early history of the Bakery, Confectionery, and Tobacco Workers International Union dating from 1881-1899 and complements the Bakery, Confectionary, and Tobacco Workers International Union organizational records that are also part of the labor collections at University of Maryland. Some items in this collection were used by University of Maryland history professor Stuart Kaufman, collected with the assistance of Paul Brenner, to write his book A Vision of Unity: The History of the Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union (1986).
This collection is organized into two series:
This collection was donated to the Univesity of Maryland Libraries by Dr. Stuart B. Kaufman in 1990.
Materials weeded from the collection consisted of copies. The originals are available at the following sources.
Some links will lead directly to the resource and others will lead to the main search page where the resource is accessible.
In the summer of 2019, Allison Riehl reviewed the control file and updated the preliminary inventory, accession and resource records. Revisions to the resource record include editing the descriptive content of the abstract, conditions governing access, custodial history, processing information, and scope and contents. Collection arrangement and archival objects were added to the resource record. Two series were created based on the materials and the preliminary list. Materials not in acid free folders were rehoused in acid free folders. Folders with no titles or misleading titles were reconstructed. Copied materials that are readily available elsewhere were removed from the collection and discarded. Please see the existence and location of originals note for a list of the removed materials with links to the accessible materials.
During review for processing, it became evident that research and copies of original documents were provided by Paul Brenner to Stuart Kaufman for Stuart Kaufman's book. Many of the copies are from historical newspapers and other archival collections and do not appear to be from the personal collection of Paul Brenner. The collection title was changed from the Paul Brenner papers to the Stuart Kaufman collection in order to more accurately reflect the nature of the materials.