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Union Label and Service Trades Department, Secretary-Treasurer's records

 Collection 0038-LBR-RG40-001
The Union Label and Service Trades Department promoted the products and services produced in the United States by trade union members, especially those that advertise their use of a union labor with a union label. This collection is comprised of administrative files, photographs, and scrapbooks from I.M. Ornburn's tenure as secretary-treasurer and Paul Ornburn's career in the Union Label and Service Trades Department.

Dates

  • 1924-1983

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Extent

37.41 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of the Collection

This collection is comprised of administrative files, photographs, and scrapbooks from I.M. Ornburn's tenure as secretary-treasurer and Paul Ornburn's career in the Union Label and Service Trades Department. The majority of the photographs are portraits of men in leadership positions during the Ornburns' tenure. The scrapbooks document the ULSTD trade shows.

Biographical / Historical

Additional information about Paul Ornburn, I.M. Orburn, and the Union Label and Service Trades Department is available in the external document below.

Organization of the Collection

This collection is organized into four series:
Series 1
Administrative Files
Series 2
Photographs
Series 3
Scrapbooks
Series 4
Miscellaneous Oversized Items

Custodial History

Paul Ornburn maintained records in his office and apparently took them home when he retired in 1984. Some of the records were donated from Paul to the George Meany Memorial Archives in 1984. Paul's daughter, Kathleen Ornburn Galloway, subsequently returned the remaining records (mostly scrapbooks) to the ULSTD and donated them to the George Meany Memorial Archives in 1990. The George Meany Memorial Archives transferred these records as part of a major transfer of their archive and library holdings to the University of Maryland Libraries in 2013.

Processing Information

These records were processed prior to 2009 by Heather Meixler at the George Meany Memorial Archives, but without a finding aid. Minimal processing proceeded in 2009 to condense folders, flatten rolled photographs, and verify the accuracy of folder labels.

The University of Maryland Libraries received the records and the finding aid in 2013. In 2017, Bria Parker migrated the information contained in this finding aid from the George Meany Memorial Archives' Eloquent system. All migrated finding aids have been cleaned using OpenRefine software and ingested into ArchivesSpace using programmatic scripts created in Python. Upon ingest, Rebecca Thayer reviewed and minor revisions to this finding aid. Revisions include changes to biographical/historical notes, scope and content notes, and the creation of new collection numbers. Rebecca Thayer also enhanced custodial histories and re-wrote collection titles to better conform to archival standards.
Title
Guide to the Union Label and Service Trades Department, Secretary-Treasurer's records
Status
Completed
Author
Collection processed by Heather Meixler at the George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archives.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742
301-405-9212