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.
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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.
Additional information about Paul Ornburn, I.M. Orburn, and the Union Label and Service Trades Department is available in the external document below.
This collection is organized into four series:
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.
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.