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Archives of the Cigar Makers' International Union

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Abstract

Title:
Archives of the Cigar Makers' International Union
Author/Creator:
Cigar Makers International Union
Collection number:
75-3
Size:
30 reels of microfilm and 5.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1930-1974
Inclusive dates:
1856-1974
Collection Area:
Historical Manuscripts
Repository:
Archives and Manuscripts Department, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9058, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: archives-um@umd.edu
Abstract:

The Cigar Makers International Union was formed in 1864 as the Cigar Makers National Union of the United States and became international in 1867 with the affiliation of Canadian locals. Samuel Gompers was instrumental in the growth of the union. The union merged with the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Workers Union in 1974. Union documentation includes administrative files, records of locals, financial records, convention proceedings, and publications. Important subjects include strikes and strike negotiations; benefits; amalgamation; per capita tax; cigar making machinery; union labels; cooperatives; insurance; and Communism. Also documented are bank failures of the 1930's, the National Labor Relations Board and labor contracts, and organization of locals.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Archives of the Cigar Makers' International Union, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

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.

Alternate formats:

The majority of this collection is ony available on microfilm.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

In 1864, delegates from local cigar makers' unions in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and a number of other cities met in New York to form the Cigar Makers National Union of the United States; only hand cigar makers were allowed to join the union. At this meeting, Andrew Zeitler was elected the union's first president. Cigar makers had organized locally as early as 1845 in Cincinnati, but no national organization had been attempted. The union became international in 1867 when a number of Canadian locals affiliated with it; it was subsequently renamed the Cigar Makers International Union of America (CMIUA).

In 1869, a group of disgruntled cigar makers led by Adolph Strasser formed a new union, the United Cigar Makers of New York (UCMNY). Their union admitted all cigar makers, whether their product was made entirely by hand of fashioned wit the assistance of a mold. In 1875, CMIUA President George Hurst called for a joint meeting of the two groups in the first issue of the Cigar Makers Oficial Journal. At this meeting; the UCMNY affiliated with the CMIUA and was designated Local 144; its president was Samuel Gompers, and the financial secretary was Adolph Strasser.

Strasser and Gompers were inextricably linked to the CMIUA for a number of years. Strasser served as the Union's president from 1877 to 1891. His first term began during one of America's worst depression; in 1887 the CMIUA had only seventeen locals, an all-time low, and many cigar makers were out of work. In that same year, Local 144 in New York successfully struck for shorter hours and higher wages; cigar makers utilized the strike method before, in 1851 in Baltimore, but it had not been successful for the laborers. In 1881 under Strasser's administration, all cigar packers, selectors, strippers, bunch breakers and rollers were made eligible for membership in the CMIUA at the option of the local. Local 144 also produced Samuel Gompers who, in 1875, was appointed an international organizer for the union, and in 1886, became a vice-president.

The CMIUA played significant role in the formation of the American Federation of Labor. In August 1881, Gompers, Strasser and several other CMIUA delegates met with representatives from other trade unions in Terre Haute, Indiana, to discuss the possibility of uniting into a single union. In November 1881, they met in Pittsburgh and formed the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions of the United States of America and Canada. It held five annual conventions. In 1886 I t merged with the American Federation of Labor, and Gompers was elected President.

In 1891 George W. Perkins was elected president of the CMIUA, a post he would hold until 1927. During his tenure, the union experienced unprecedented growth and faced some of its greatest challenges. In 1916, the union recorded its highest membership, 53,000 workers, which represented approximately one-half of all cigar workers. During the era of reform, Perkins led his unions in the fight against child labor and convict contract labor. He also fought for sick and death benefits, which were awarded at the union's thirteenth convention, and for group insurance, which was added in 1913. Perkins also campaigned for cleaner working conditions, as he felt a sanitary atmosphere would lower the occurrence of tuberculosis, the leading cause of death among cigar-makers in the late nineteenth century.

One of the chief issues faced by Perkins and all subsequent presidents was automation in the cigar-making plants, which was introduced around 1900. Labor's basic guideline had always been allowed by automation. The cigar makers were somewhat successful in the early years of the twentieth century in keeping automation from usurping labor; however, they gradually lost the battle. In 1920 there were approximately 125,000 cigar workers in the industry with about 67,000 belonging to the CMIUA. Bu 1963 there were only 30,000 workers and only 10,000 CMIUA members, with half of those being women. Conversely, production had increased twofold, with 4 billion cigars produced in 1920 and 8 billion in 1963.

After 1920 CMIUA's membership gradually declined and the focus of the industry steadily drifted from the northern industrial cities to the South, where cheap labor was plentiful. The industry also became more and more dependent on Cuban tobacco and benefits were reduced. The union's sick and out-of-work benefits were discontinued in 1928; death benefits were terminated in 1933, leaving only the strike benefit. As the union's size dwindled, the question of amalgamation of the CMIUA with the Tobacco Workers International Union arose. After several years of discussion, a joint convention of the two international unions was held at Philadelphia in September 1948. The meeting was addressed by President William Green of the American Federation of Labor and I. M. Ornburn, former president of the CMIUA. In separate sessions, it was decided to forego amalgamation but to continue to study the matter.

In 1964 the CMIUA celebrated their 100th anniversary, but the union was on the decline. Increasing automation, the ambargo of Cuban tobacco and consumer preference for cigarettes all combined to weaken the union. The Cigar Maker's Official Journal was discontinued in 1972. By 1974 the total membership had shrunk to approximately 2,500 and the union decided to affiliate with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The archives of the Cigar Makers International Union of America cover the period 1856 to 1974. The records onsist of correspondence; reports; newspaper clippings; financial records; convention proceedings; publications; and telegrams. Also included are pamphlets; retirement cards; constitutions; strike agreements; membership statements dues journals; and field reports.

Important subjects coered in the collection include: strikes; strike negotiations; benefits; amalgamation; pre capita tax; cigarmaking machinery; union labels; coperatives; insurance; and communism. Also documented are the bank failures of the 1930s; the National Labor Relations Board and labor contracts; and organization of locals. Research in these subjects will be abetted by a large number of field reports submitted by agents; proveedings of CMIUA meetings; strike agreements; and the complete or partial records of over 150 locals.

Important correspondents include: A.P. Bower, R.E. Van Horn, Carl Swisher, Claude Pepper, Thomas Finn, George Googe, Manuel Garcia, R.J. Petree, Rivera Martinez, Francis Sack, Maurice Simons, Bob Perez, S.L. Devin, Mauricio Torre, Albert D'Arpa, Frank Diez, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson, Charles Rohler, Helen Milburger, Otto Dehn, William Green, I.M. Ornburn, George L. Berry, Frank Fenton, Mario Azpeitia, Maude Lenz, George Meany, oliver Maxwell, Samuel Gompers and Joseph Lewis.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The archives of the Cigar Makers International Union of America were donated ot the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries in November 1974 by National Capital Labor History Society with the assistance of Dr. Stuart Kaufman, professor of hisotry and the editor of the Samuel Gompers Papers. Additional materials were donated by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Enid Ocasio and Jonathan Jeffrey.

Processing note:

Seven series have been created from the CMIUA archives. Duplicate items have been destroyed. The collection was microfilmed in 1982. After microfilming, a majority of the collection was discarded. The paper materials that have been retainedare stored in acid-folders or are encapsulated in mylar. Oversize items have been transferred to flat storage. Photographs, audio tapes and memorabilia have been transferred to their respective collections within the Archives and Manuscripts Department.

The majority of materials which comprise the archives of the Cigar Makers International Union of America exist only in microfilm form and the corresponding reel and frame numbers appear on the inventory. The paper copy of some of the files was preserved after microfilming and an asterisk (*) following the frame number has been used to indicate the existence of both hard copy and microfilm of these materials. In some instances, only paper copy exists for particular files; listings for these files have been inserted in the microfilm inventory in their proper series and alphabetical sequence and the letters "h.c." used in place of the frame number to indicate that only hard copy is available. Box inventories of the hard copy files appear at the end of the microfilm listing for each related series (Series I, IV, and V).

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Janna Robinson, May 2006.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Administration, 1880-1974 (1 reel of 16mm microfilm and 2.75 linear feet)

This series contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, field reports, minutes, clippings, membership statements and statistics documenting the management of the uninon. The files are arranged alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Advertising, 1956-1957 series 1reel 1frame 17
Alles-Fisher, Inc. (2 folders ), 1932-1947 series 1reel 1frame 103
AFL-CIO (8 folders ), 1933-1974 series 1reel 1frame 290
AFL-CIO -- Reports and pamphlets, 1947-1967 series 1reel 1frame 1219
AFL-CIO -- Speakers Manual, 1970 series 1reel 1frame 1693
AFL-CIO -- Secretary-Treasurer Minutes, 1959 series 1reel 1frame 1923
AFL-CIO -- Secretary-Treasurer Minutes, 1960-1962 series 1reel 2frame 2
Jeanette Arzheinier -- Field Reports, 1933 series 1reel 2frame 75
American Federation of the Physically Handicapped, 1953-1957 series 1reel 2frame 101
Mario Azpeitia (9 folders), 1948-1969 series 1reel 2frame 280
Bank failure, 1933-1941 series 1reel 2frame 1228
Banks, 1946-1947 series 1reel 2frame 1255
Sylvia Barton -- Field Reports, 1955 series 1reel 2frame 1275
Blackstone Cigar, 1964-1965 series 1reel 2frame 1281
Mary Boland, 1933-1934 series 1reel 2frame 1357
A. P. Bower (9 folders), 1939-1947 series 1reel 2frame 1381
Bridge, Structure, and Ornamental Iron Workers, 1967-1974 series 1reel 2frame 1977
Canadian Labor Congress, 1966-1974 series 1reel 3frame 2
Frank Cassaro (8 folders), 1937-1956 series 1reel 3frame 54
Frank Cassaro -- Field Reports (3 folders), 1937-1953 series 1reel 3frame 779
Frank Cassaro -- Reports and pamphlets, 1939-1941 series 1reel 3frame 961
Cigar Machine, 1927-1937 series 1reel 3frame 1043*
Cigar Makers Cooperative Association, 1931-1950 series 1reel 3frame h
Cigar Makers Manufacturer Code, undated series 1reel 3frame 1103*
Cigar Manufacturers Association of Tampa, 1960 series 1reel 3frame 1139*
Cigar Makers Progressive Union -- Executive Minutes, 1886 series 1reel 3frame 1181*
Cigar Makers Progressive Union -- Minutes, 1884-1889 series 1reel 3frame 1222*
Cigar Makers Progressive Union -- Minutes, 1886 series 1reel 3frame h
Cigar Makers Progressive Union -- Protocol, 1886 series 1reel 3frame 1251*
Cigar Makers Progressive Union, 1885 series 1reel 3frame 1451*
Cigar Tax, 1931-1938 series 1reel 3frame 1464*
Civil Rights, 1964 series 1reel 3frame 1566
Clippings, 1947, 1960, 1960 series 1reel 3frame 1591
Committee on Political Education (3 folders), 1949-1973 series 1reel 3frame 1603
Constitutional Amendments, 1949 series 1reel 3frame 1825
Correspondence, 1931-1933 series 1reel 3frame 1959
Canadian Labor Congress, 1945-1965 series 1reel 3frame 1989
Correspondence (2 folders), 1934-1974 series 1reel 4frame 2
Elmina Crews -- Field Reports (2 folders), 1957-1960 series 1reel 4frame 929
Cuban Cigars, 1938 series 1reel 4frame 1109
Albert D'Arpa, 1956-1972 series 1reel 4frame 1124
Josephine de la Grana -- Field Reports, 1936 series 1reel 4frame 1145
Otto Dehn, 1957 series 1reel 4frame 1180
Democrats for Humphrey, 1968 series 1reel 4frame 1211
Department of Labor (3 folders), 1934-1974 series 1reel 4frame 1233
Department of Labor -- Report and Pamphlets (2 folders), 1940-1968 series 1reel 4frame 1566
Department of Labor -- Wage and Hour Division Reports, 1939 series 1reel 4frame 1956
Department of Labor -- Wage and Hour Division Reports (3 folders), 1939-1942 series 1reel 5frame 5
S.L. Devin, 1933 series 1reel 5frame 724
Diamond Jubilee (2 folders), 1939 series 1reel 5frame 868
Louis Diaz -- Field Reports (2 folders), 1949-1959 series 1reel 5frame 1434
Director of Union Cigar Manufacturers, 1957-1959 series 1reel 5frame 1570
G.J. Dunn -- Field Reports, 1946 series 1reel 5frame 1576
Equal Employment Opportunity, 1963-1973 series 1reel 5frame 1582
Excise Tax, 1951 series 1reel 5frame 1684
Benny Fernandez, 1954 series 1reel 5frame 1722
Free Trade Union Committee, 1954 series 1reel 5frame 1724
Samuel Gompers, 1918-1973 series 1reel 5frame 1730*
Samuel Gompers -- U.S.S. Samuel Gompers, 1971 series 1reel 5frame h
Samuel Gompers -- Reports and pamphlets, 1925-1973 series 1reel 5frame h
Gompers Fund, 1929 series 1reel 6frame 2*
Manuel Gonzalez (4 folders), 1934-1942 series 1reel 6frame 32
Manuel Gonzalez -- Field Reports, 1935-1936 series 1reel 6frame 389
William Greenleaf -- Field Reports, 1938 series 1reel 6frame 397
History, 1940-1974 series 1reel 6frame 399*
History -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1963-1970 series 1reel 6frame 574*
Frank Ingram, 1937 series 1reel 6frame 675
International Executive Board (6 folders), 1929-1961 series 1reel 6frame 678
International Labor Press Asociation, 1958-1972 series 1reel 6frame 1275
Jewish Labor Committee, 1954-1960 series 1reel 6frame 1305
Joint Advisory Board (11 folders), 1927-1939 series 1reel 6frame 1318
Joint Advisory Board, 1940-1966 series 1reel 7frame 4
Joint Advisory Board -- Reports and pamphlets, 1937-1946 series 1reel 7frame 523
Joint Advisory Board -- Clip, 1933-1942 series 1reel 7frame 716
D.W. Kennedy, 1939-1944 series 1reel 7frame 830
J.H. Kerson, 1943-1947 series 1reel 7frame 838
Labor Advocate, 1958-1972 series 1reel 7frame 920
Labor-Management Reporting and Discloseure Act, 1959-1962 series 1reel 7frame 950
Labor Press Association, 1961-1963 series 1reel 7frame 1073
Labor's League for Political Education, 1949-1950 series 1reel 7frame 1134
Maude Lenz, 1963-1965 series 1reel 7frame 1151
Manufacturers (4 folders), 1932-1973 series 1reel 7frame 1159
M. Marsh and Son, 1934-1940 series 1reel 7frame 1168
Labels Issued (two volumes), 1880-1921 series 1reel 7frame 1623
P. Rivera Martinex -- Puerto Rico (2 folders), 1934-1935 series 1reel 7frame 1655
Oliver Maxwell (2 folders), 1940-1942 series 1reel 7frame 1882
Oliver Maxwell, 1940-1942 series 1reel 8frame 4
Maxwell and Cobbey, 1942-1943 series 1reel 8frame 56
McGovern-Shriver Campaign, 1972 series 1reel 8frame 162
Membership Statements (12 folders), 1933-1938 series 1reel 8frame 166
Membership Statements (8 folders), 1939-1974 series 1reel 9frame 7
Membership Statements (4 folders), 1948-1954 series 1reel 9frame 1727
Membership Statements (4 folders), 1948-1954 series 1reel 10frame 4
Membership Statements (10 folders), 1955-1965 series 1reel 10frame 627
Metric System, 1970 series 1reel 10frame 1642
Metropolitan Stationary and Tobacco Retailers Association, 1934 series 1reel 10frame 1704
Benjamin Monjeau, 1935 series 1reel 10frame 1721
Mount Vernon Mortgage Company, 1946-1947 series 1reel 10frame 1736
John Murphy, 1940 series 1reel 10frame 1784
National Labor Relations Board (2 folders), 1940-1967 series 1reel 10frame 1787
National Labor Relations Board -- Reports and pamphlets (2 folders), 1952-1959, 1942-1947 series 1reel 10frame 1987
National Labor Relations Board -- Reports and pamphlets (2 folders), 1947-1957 series 1reel 11frame 2
New York Labor Reports, 1958-1967 series 1reel 11frame 421
Charles Norona (12 folders), 1936-1945 series 1reel 11frame 520
Charles Norona -- Field Reports (2 folders), 1946-1947 series 1reel 11frame 1724
100th Anniversary, 1964 series 1reel 11frame 1938
I.M. Orburn, 1934 series 1reel 11frame 1977
Helen Owens, 1955 series 1reel 11frame 1993
Ralph Pederson -- Field Reports, 1946-1947 series 1reel 11frame 2002
Claude Pepper, 1941-1970 series 1reel 12frame 4
Post Office, 1944-1972 series 1reel 12frame 37
Puerto Rico Tobacco Corporation, 1940 series 1reel 12frame 91
Reports, 1959 series 1reel 12frame 95
Puerto Rico -- Relief, 1928 series 1reel 12frame 99
Stock Certificates, 1940-1954 series 1reel 12frame 130
Statistics -- Miscellaneous, 1922-1939, 1945-1946 series 1reel 12frame 180
O.R. Strackein, 1936-1956 series 1reel 12frame 308
O.R. Strackein -- Report and Pamphlets, 1929-1956 series 1reel 12frame 435
Adolph Strasser, 1939-1961 series 1reel 12frame 634
Strike Benefits, 1910, 1918-1921, 1928 series 1reel 12frame 665
Swisher Cigar Company, 1934-1935 series 1reel 12frame 675
John H. Swisher and Son, 1970-1972 series 1reel 12frame 796
Taft Hartley Act, 1965-1966 series 1reel 12frame 801
Louise Thompson -- Field Reports, 1960-1961 series 1reel 12frame 822
Tampa Strike, 1962-1963 series 1reel 12frame 830
Juanita Taylor -- Field Reports, 1958 series 1reel 12frame 843
Frank Telmanyi -- Field Reports, 1958 series 1reel 12frame 848
32nd Convention -- New York, NY (2 folders), 1960 series 1reel 12frame 870
33rd Convention -- Washington, DC (2 folders), 1964 series 1reel 12frame 1048
Tobacco Tax, 1953-1960 series 1reel 12frame 1243
Tobacco Workers International Union (3 folders), 1936-1948 series 1reel 12frame 1457
Tobacco Workers, 1951-1973 series 1reel 12frame 1765
Mauricio Torres, 1945-1970 series 1reel 12frame 1897
Mauricio Torres -- Field Reports (3 folders), 1945-1954 series 1reel 12frame 1968
Mauricio Torres -- Field Reports (4 folders), 1955-1966 series 1reel 13frame 2
Trades and Labor Congress of Canada, 1946-1951 series 1reel 13frame 388
28th Convention -- Washington, D.C., 1944 series 1reel 13frame 417
Union Industries Show (3 folders), 1947-1959 series 1reel 13frame 478
Union Industries Show, 1951-1952, 1957-1958 series 1reel 13frame 723
Union Label, 1947-1956 series 1reel 13frame 829
Union Label -- Advertising (2 folders), 1955-1960 series 1reel 13frame 1003
Union Label -- Registration (3 folders), 1935-1936 series 1reel 13frame 1107
Union Label and Service Trades Department, 1938-1973 series 1reel 13frame 1499
War Labor Board, 1943-1945 series 1reel 13frame 1932
James Whitney -- Field Reports, 1938 series 1reel 13frame 1948
Dora Wissel -- Field Reports (3 folders), 1945-1950 series 1reel 13frame 1954
Dora Wissel -- Field Reports, 1945-1950 series 1reel 14frame 4
Ybor Dity Labor Temple, 1925-1928 series 1reel 14frame 98
York Case (2 folders), 1933-1935 series 1reel 14frame 132
Conventions, 1931-1968 series 1reel 14frame 303
N.L.R.B. forms (5 folders), 1947-1951 series 1reel 14frame 373
Scrapbook, 1931-1952 series 1reel 14frame 922*
Tobacco Tax, 1947-1953 series 1reel 14frame 1045
Tobacco Workers International Union -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1946-1947 series 1reel 14frame 1127
Scrapbook, 1956-1957, 1960 series 1reel 14frame 1382*
Charters, 1873-1895, 1962-1964 series 1reel 14frame 1425
Clippings, 1870, 1872-1874 series 1reel 14frame 1454*
Retiring Cards, undated series 1reel 14frame 1498
Awards, undated series 1reel 14frame 1500*
Cigar Machine, 1927-1937 series 1box 1folder 1
Cigar Makers Cooperative Association, 1931-1950 series 1box 1folder 2
Cigar Makers Manufacturer Code, undated series 1box 1folder 3
Cigar Makers Progressive Union, 1885 series 1box 1folder 4
Cigar Makers Progressive Union -- Executive Minutes, 1886 series 1box 1folder 5
Cigar Makers Progressive Union -- Minutes, 1886 series 1box 1folder 6
Cigar Makers Progressive Union -- Protocol, 1886 series 1box 1folder 7
Cigar Manufacturer's Association of Tampa, 1960 series 1box 1folder 8
Cigar Tax, 1931-1938 series 1box 1folder 9
Samuel Gompers, 1918-1973 series 1box 1folder 10
Samuel Gompers -- Reports and pamphlets, 1925-1973 series 1box 1folder 11
Gompers Fund, 1929 series 1box 2folder 1
History, 1974 series 1box 2folder 2
History -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1963-1970 series 1box 2folder 3
Scrapbook, 1931-1952 series 1box 2folder 4
Awards (Oversize), undated series 1box 3folder 1
Newspaper Clipping (Oversize), 1870, 1872-1874 series 1box 3folder 2
Scrapbook (Oversize), 1956-1957, 1960 series 1box 3folder 3

Series 2: Locals, 1856-1974 (6 reels of 16mm microfilm)

The files in this series consist of correspondence, reports, minutes, agreements, contract, bills of price and blaws relating to cigar manufactureres and their associations. The files are arranged numerically by the local's number.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Dissolved locals, 1896-1927 series 2reel 14frame 1581
Local 1 -- Baltimore, MD, 1916 series 2reel 14frame 1618
Local 2 -- Buffalo, NY, 1920-1955 series 2reel 14frame 1620
Local 3 -- Patterson, NJ, 1944-1947 series 2reel 14frame 1703
Local 4 -- Cincinnati, OH (4 folders), 1927-1974 series 2reel 14frame 1708
Local 4 -- Cincinnati, OH, 1927-1974 series 2reel 15frame 5
Local 5 -- Rochester, NY, 1934-1935 series 2reel 15frame 56
Local 6 -- Syracuse, NY, 1927-1957 series 2reel 15frame 74
Local 14 -- Chicago, IL (17 folders), 1927-1961 series 2reel 15frame 117
Local 14 -- Chicago, IL -- Agreements, 1944-1946 series 2reel 15frame 1463
Local 19 -- Sault Ste. Marie, MI -- Agreements, 1945 series 2reel 15frame 1472
Local 22 -- Detroit, MI, 1922 series 2reel 15frame 1474
Local 23 -- Springfield, MO -- Agreements, 1945 series 2reel 15frame 1480
Local 25 -- Milwaukee, WI (7 folders), 1922-1967 series 2reel 15frame 1485
Local 25 -- Milwaukee, WI -- Agreements, 1942-1943 series 2reel 15frame 2090
Local 26, 1944 series 2reel 15frame 2101
Local 27 -- Toronto, Canada, 1927-1929 series 2reel 15frame 2103
Local 27 -- Toronto, Canada (4 folders), 1930-1936 series 2reel 16frame 4
Local 27 -- Toronto, Canada -- Agreements, 1945-1952 series 2reel 16frame 427
Local 27 -- Toronto, Canada -- Minutes (2 folders), 1864-1871 series 2reel 16frame 539
Local 28 -- Westfield, MA, 1930-1068 series 2reel 16frame 682
Local 32 -- Louisville, KY (2 folders), 1928-1963 series 2reel 16frame 729
Local 33, 1945 series 2reel 16frame 996
Local 34 -- Chippewa Falls, WI, 1921 series 2reel 16frame 998
Local 37 -- Fort Wayne, IN, 1944 series 2reel 16frame 1000
Local 38 -- Springfield, IL, 1945 series 2reel 16frame 1002
Local 39 -- New Haven, CT (3 folders), 1927-1970 series 2reel 16frame 1004
Local 39 -- New Haven, CT -- Agreements, 1942-1972 series 2reel 16frame 1422
Local 42 -- Hartford, CT -- Agreements, 1937-1942 series 2reel 16frame 1446
Local 44 -- St. Louis, MO (4 folders), 1926-1973 series 2reel 16frame 1458
Local 47 -- Quincy, IL -- Agreements, 1945 series 2reel 16frame 1799
Local 49 -- Springfield, MA, 1937-1944 series 2reel 16frame 1802
Local 51 -- Holyoke, MA, 1945 series 2reel 16frame 1810
Local 53 -- New Orleans, LA, 1940 series 2reel 16frame 1812
Local 54 -- Evansville, IN, 1945 series 2reel 16frame 1818
Local 64 -- Lebanon, PA, 1919 series 2reel 16frame 1820
Local 77 -- Minneapolis, MN, 1945 series 2reel 16frame 1823
Local 83 -- Nashville, TN, 1945 series 2reel 16frame 1828
Local 85 -- Poughkeepsie, NY, 1937-1959 series 2reel 16frame 1830
Local 86 -- Jacksonville, FL (2 folders), 1940-1974 series 2reel 16frame 1902
Local 86 -- Jacksonville, FL, 1940-1974 series 2reel 17frame 6
Local 86 -- Jacksonville, FL (2 folders), 1940-1969 series 2reel 17frame 315
Local 87 -- Brooklyn, NY, 1942-1945 series 2reel 17frame 491
Local 89 -- Schenectady, NY, 1944 series 2reel 17frame 495
Local 90 -- New York, NY, 1927 series 2reel 17frame 497
Local 92 -- Worcester, MA, 1928-1954 series 2reel 17frame 500
Local 93 -- Omaha, NE, 1927-1949 series 2reel 17frame 518
Local 94 -- Rhode Island, 1945 series 2reel 17frame 523
Local 97 -- Boston, MA (3 folders), 1926-1958 series 2reel 17frame 525
Local 97 -- Boston, MA -- Deficiency, Grievances, Impeachment, 1928-1931 series 2reel 17frame 819
Local 97 -- Boston, MA -- Manufacturers (3 folders), 1926-1932 series 2reel 17frame 883
Local 98 -- St. Paul, MN, 1925 series 2reel 17frame 1116
Local 99 -- Wheeling, WV (3 folders), 1932-1972 series 2reel 17frame 1119
Local 99 -- Wheeling, WV -- Agreements (2 folders), 1932 series 2reel 17frame 1302
Local 100 -- Wheeling, WV (4 folders), 1931-1973 series 2reel 17frame 1551
Local 101 -- Roxbury, MA (2 folders), 1934-1964 series 2reel 17frame 1773
Local 101 -- Roxbury, MA -- Agreements, 1940-1947 series 2reel 17frame 1966
Local 104 -- Brazil, IN, 1938-1958 series 2reel 17frame 1986
Local 107 -- Erie, PA, 1936 series 2reel 17frame 2048
Local 108 -- Jacksonville, FL, 1939-1945 series 2reel 17frame 2051
Local 110 -- Washington, DC, 1930-1960 series 2reel 17frame 2055
Local 110 -- Washington, DC -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1936, 1943-1960 series 2reel 18frame 4
Local 113 -- Tacoma, WA, 1945 series 2reel 18frame 75
Local 114 -- Jacksonville, IL, 1931-1958 series 2reel 18frame 77
Local 116 -- Huntington, WV, 1950 series 2reel 18frame 148
Local 119 -- Jacksonville, FL (2 folders), 1937-1973 series 2reel 18frame 175
Local 123, 1919 series 2reel 18frame 392
Local 129 -- Denver, CO, 1933-1934 series 2reel 18frame 395
Local 130 -- Saginaw, MI, 1949-1952 series 2reel 18frame 410
Local 135 -- Appleton, WI, 1972 series 2reel 18frame 415
Local 136 -- Steelton, PA, 1943-1967 series 2reel 18frame 417
Local 139 -- Long Hill, CT, 1942-1945 series 2reel 18frame 605
Local 141 -- New York, NY, 1931-1944 series 2reel 18frame 612
Local 144 -- New York, NY (3 folders), 1926-1969 series 2reel 18frame 630
Local 144 -- New York, NY -- Agreements, 1960 series 2reel 18frame 946
Local 148 -- Caguas, PR, 1928 series 2reel 18frame 950
Local 153 -- Sioux Falls, SD, 1945 series 2reel 18frame 953
Local 160 -- Milford, MA, 1945 series 2reel 18frame 956
Local 162 -- Green Bay, WI, 1939-1959 series 2reel 18frame 958
Local 163 -- Richmond, VA (4 folders), 1936-1968 series 2reel 18frame 964
Local 163 -- Richmond, VA -- Agreements (2 folders), 1937 series 2reel 18frame 1437
Local 165 -- Philadelphia, PA, 1928 series 2reel 18frame 1594
Local 168 -- Oshkosh, WI, 1942-1945 series 2reel 18frame 1596
Local 172 -- Davenport, OA, 1944 series 2reel 18frame 1602
Local 174 -- Joliet, IL, 1936-1958 series 2reel 18frame 1604
Local 176 -- Newark, OH, 1945 series 2reel 18frame 1649
Local 178 -- Richmond, VA (2 folders), 1938-1971 series 2reel 18frame 1651
Local 179 -- Bangor, ME, 1913-1946 series 2reel 18frame 1833
Local 186 -- Flint, MI, 1945 series 2reel 18frame 1839
Local 187 -- Covington, KY, 1937 series 2reel 18frame 1841
Local 190 -- Gurabo, PR, 1943 series 2reel 18frame 1846
Local 192 -- Manchester, NH (3 folders), 1927-1948 series 2reel 18frame 1852
Local 192 -- Manchester, NH (2 folders), 1949-1961 series 2reel 19frame 8
Local 192 -- Manchester, NH -- Agreements, 1944-1961 series 2reel 19frame 201
Local 197 -- Perth Amboy, NJ -- Agreement, 1942-1944 series 2reel 19frame 226
Local 213 -- New York, NY (2 folders), 1926 series 2reel 19frame 246
Local 202 -- Portland, OR, 1945-1957 series 2reel 19frame 253
Local 203 -- Camden, NJ, 1934-1959 series 2reel 19frame 353
Local 206 -- North Adams, MA, 1928-1951 series 2reel 19frame 381
Local 208 -- Kalamazoo, MI, 1937-1960 series 2reel 19frame 391
Local 212 -- Superior, WI, 1945-1956 series 2reel 19frame 400
Local 221 -- South Bend, IN, 1934-1956 series 2reel 19frame 410
Local 225 -- Los Angeles, CA, 1945-1956 series 2reel 19frame 451
Local 227 -- Spring Valley, IL, 1945 series 2reel 19frame 580
Local 228 -- San Francisco, CA, 1945 series 2reel 19frame 582
Local 236 -- Reading, PA, 1940-1954 series 2reel 19frame 585
Local 242 -- York, PA (3 folders), 1934-1972 series 2reel 19frame 611
Local 242 -- York, PA -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1939-1948, 1960 series 2reel 19frame 959
Local 242 -- York, PA -- Agreements (2 folders), 1941-1948 series 2reel 19frame 1024
Local 245 -- Ashland, WI, 1927-1928 series 2reel 19frame 1223
Local 247 -- Blue Island, IL, 1942 series 2reel 19frame 1237
Local 250 -- Belleville, IL, 1936-1958 series 2reel 19frame 1243
Local 257 -- Lancaster, PA, 1959-1962 series 2reel 19frame 1257
Local 257 -- Lancaster, PA -- Agreements, 1960 series 2reel 19frame 1264
Local 264 -- York, PA, 1959 series 2reel 19frame 1293
Local 264 -- York, PA -- Agreements, 1959 series 2reel 19frame 1297
Local 266 -- Memphis, TN, undated series 2reel 19frame 1316
Local 273 -- New York, NY, 1929-1941 series 2reel 19frame 1323
Local 278 -- London, Ontario, Canada, 1945 series 2reel 19frame 1334
Local 281 -- Red Lion, PA, 1933 series 2reel 19frame 1336
Local 282 -- Bridgeport, CT (2 folders), 1931-1974 series 2reel 19frame 1349
Local 283 -- Geneva, NY, 1927 series 2reel 19frame 1502
Local 290 -- Janesville, WI, 1945 series 2reel 19frame 1504
Local 294 -- Duluth, MN, 1945 series 2reel 19frame 1510
Local 295 -- Scranton, PA (3 folders), 1933-1972 series 2reel 19frame 1512
Local 304 -- Racine, WI, 1951-1962 series 2reel 19frame 1725
Local 314 -- Jackson, MI, 1956 series 2reel 19frame 1733
Local 316 -- McSherrystown, PA, 1940-1944 series 2reel 19frame 1739
Local 323 -- Plymouth, WI, 1942-1943 series 2reel 19frame 1744
Local 363 -- Ruxton, MA, 1945 series 2reel 19frame 1754
Local 329 -- Fond du Lac, WI, 1942 series 2reel 19frame 1756
Local 333 -- San Lorenzo, PR, 1927-1928 series 2reel 19frame 1762
Local 335 -- Hammond, IN, 1944-1949 series 2reel 19frame 1773
Local 336 -- Tampa, FL, 1926-1973 series 2reel 19frame 1776
Local 337 -- Ybor City, FL, 1928-1942 series 2reel 19frame 1889
Local 350 -- Manati, PR, 1928 series 2reel 19frame 1897
Local 358 -- Fremont, NE, 1928 series 2reel 19frame 1901
Local 368 -- Port Huron, MI, 1927 series 2reel 19frame 1906
Local 375 -- Anaconda, MT, 1929-1956 series 2reel 19frame 1909
Local 383 -- Waycross, GA, 1948-1974 series 2reel 19frame 1918
Local 383 -- Waycross, GA -- Agreements, 1950 series 2reel 19frame 2082
Local 383 and 384 -- Waycross, GA -- Agreements, 1964-1969 series 2reel 19frame 2097
Local 384 -- Waycross, GA, 1949-1972 series 2reel 19frame 2190
Local 395 -- Waterbury, CT, 1933-1951 series 2reel 20frame 6
Local 396 -- Northhampton, MA, 1945 series 2reel 20frame 60
Local 398 -- Stamford, CT, 1945 series 2reel 20frame 62
Local 404, 1944 series 2reel 20frame 64
Local 405 -- Montgomery, AL, 1928 series 2reel 20frame 67
Local 420 -- Portland, ME, 1934-1935 series 2reel 20frame 69
Local 431 -- Washington, DC, 1945 series 2reel 20frame 82
Local 457 -- Benton Harbor, MI, 1952-1957 series 2reel 20frame 84
Local 460 -- San Juan, PR, 1927-1972 series 2reel 20frame 89
Local 462 -- Tampa, FL (2 folders), 1936-1972 series 2reel 20frame 185
Local 468 -- Albion, MI, 1920-1945 series 2reel 20frame 373
Local 474 -- Tampa, FL, 1937-1971 series 2reel 20frame 376
Local 476 -- Pontiac, IL, 1927-1928 series 2reel 20frame 437
Local 482 -- Wasau, WI, 1945-1950 series 2reel 20frame 448
Local 484 -- Meriden, CT, 1953-1956 series 2reel 20frame 451
Local 488 -- Middletown, NY, 1928 series 2reel 20frame 467
Local 493 -- Tampa, FL, 1934-1960 series 2reel 20frame 474
Local 494 -- Tampa, FL, 1939-1973 series 2reel 20frame 497
Local 495 -- Tampa, FL, 1938-1947 series 2reel 20frame 534
Local 500 -- Tampa, FL (2 folders), 1927-1973 series 2reel 20frame 569
Local 501 -- Wheeling, WV, 1937 series 2reel 20frame 768
Local 512 -- Tampa, FL, 1942-1973 series 2reel 20frame 770
Local 516 -- Wheeling, WV, 1927-1928 series 2reel 20frame 812
Local 520 -- Manchester, NH, 1928 series 2reel 20frame 816
Local 526 -- Philadelphia, PA, 1936 series 2reel 20frame 825
Allied Tobacco Tades Council, 1934-1935 series 2reel 20frame 844
Cigar Manufacturers Association -- Agreement, 1957 series 2reel 20frame 848
Webster-Eisenlohr, Inc., 1937 series 2reel 20frame 937
Miscellaneous, 1935-1973 series 2reel 20frame 1040
Local 39 -- New Haven, CT -- Minutes, 1941-1952 series 2reel 20frame 1105
Local 25 -- Milwaukee, WI -- Agreements, 1947-1960 series 2reel 20frame 1268
Local 27 -- Toronto, Canada -- Agreements, 1856-1947 series 2reel 20frame 1285
Local 39 -- New Haven, CT -- Agreements, 1938 series 2reel 20frame 1329
Local 86, 119 -- Jacksonville, FL -- Agreements, 1949-1950 series 2reel 20frame 1336
Local 99, 100 -- Wheeling, WV -- Agreements, 1950-1960 series 2reel 20frame 1405
Local 99, 100, 501 -- Wheeling, WV -- Agreements, 1941-1973 series 2reel 20frame 1422
Local 100 -- Wheeling, WV -- Agreements, 1964-1969 series 2reel 20frame 1462
Local 104 -- Brazil, IN -- Agreements, 1938-1940 series 2reel 20frame 1475
Local 136 -- Steelton, PA -- Agreements, 1950-1968 series 2reel 20frame 1483
Local 163, 178 -- Richmond, VA -- Agreements, 1940-1957 series 2reel 20frame 1573
Local 275 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Agreements, 1951-1956 series 2reel 20frame 1663
Local 242 -- York, PA -- Agreements (2 folders), 1949-1972 series 2reel 20frame 1691
Local 255 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Agreements, 1953 series 2reel 20frame 1927
Local 258 -- Wilkes-Barre, PA -- Agreements, 1946 series 2reel 20frame 1939
Local 295 -- Scranton, PA -- Agreements, 1946 series 2reel 20frame 1944
Local 383, 384 -- Waycross, GA -- Agreements, 1950 series 2reel 20frame 1974
Agreement Summary, 1940-1945 series 2reel 20frame 1992
Cigar Manufacturers Association -- Agreements (2 folders), 1933-1961 series 2reel 20frame 2032
Jose Escalante and Company -- Agreements, 1939 series 2reel 20frame 2224
General Cigar Company, 1956 series 2reel 20frame 2234
Standard Cigar Company, 1956 series 2reel 20frame 2266
M. Trelles and Company -- Agreements, 1939 series 2reel 20frame 2321

Series 3: Financial Records, 1860-1974 and undated (4.5 reels of 16mm microfilm)

This series,which has been divided into two subseries, consists of correspondence, reports, financial statements, dues books and ledgers representing the financial activities of the union as a whole and several of it locals.

Subseries 3.1: Correspondence, 1882-1974 and undated (2 reels of 16mm microfilm)

Included in this subseries are correspondence, reports, and financial statements representing the union's linkages with various financial bodies such as banks, the Internal Revenue Service,auditors and unemployment compensation boards. These materials are arranged alphabetically by subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Audit Reports (2 folders), 1938-1973series 3.1reel 21frame 9
Bookkeeping Instructions, 1910series 3.1reel 21frame 236
D.C. Unemployment Compensation (3 folders), 1940-1957series 3.1reel 21frame 243
Dues, 1968series 3.1reel 21frame 735
Federation Bank and Trust, 1934series 3.1reel 21frame 784
Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland, 1945-1949series 3.1reel 21frame 791
Financial Statements (5 folders), 1927-1974series 3.1reel 21frame 825
Florida Unemployment Compensation, 1956-1961series 3.1reel 21frame 1433
Income Tax, 1943-1962series 3.1reel 21frame 1650
Insurance, 1928-1972series 3.1reel 21frame 1672
Label Orders, 1951-1952series 3.1reel 21frame 1756
Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation, 1937-1946series 3.1reel 21frame 1759
Securities, 1947-1962series 3.1reel 21frame 1818
Social Security (2 folders), 1939-1965series 3.1reel 21frame 1832
Social Security -- Reports, 1947-1954series 3.1reel 21frame 2139
Tampa Expenses, 1964-1970series 3.1reel 21frame 2161
Union Labor Life Insurance (3 folders), 1958-1972series 3.1reel 22frame 7
Union Labor Life Insurance -- Reports, 1953, 1957-1964series 3.1reel 22frame 322
Welfare and Pension Reports, 1959-1960series 3.1reel 22frame 459
D.C. Unemployment Compensation, 1936-1939series 3.1reel 22frame 489
Deficiency Statement, 1928series 3.1reel 22frame 531
Defaulters, 1887-1907series 3.1reel 22frame 538
Employers Federal Tax Reports, 1938-1955series 3.1reel 22frame 677
Financial Statements -- Volume I, 1928-1955series 3.1reel 22frame 793
Financial Statements -- Volume 2, 1928-1955series 3.1reel 22frame 793
Financial Report, 1882-1911series 3.1reel 22frame 1167
Insurance, 1927-1932series 3.1reel 22frame 1415
Membership Statement, 1937-1944series 3.1reel 22frame 1439
Percentage Accounts, 1926-1927series 3.1reel 22frame 1445
Strike Report form, undatedseries 3.1reel 22frame 1658

Subseries 3.2: Ledgers and Financial Statements, 1860-1971 (2.5 reels of 16mm microfilm)

This subseries consists primarily of finanial records from individual locals, such as dues books, financial reports and statements, and ledgers. Also included are records of strike number, then by document type.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Local 2 -- Buffalo, NY -- Dues Book, 1860-1865series 3.2reel 22frame 1662
Local 25 -- Milwaukee, WI -- Dues Book, 1958-1961series 3.2reel 22frame 1736
Local 25 -- Milwaukee, WI -- Financial Statements, 1946-1948series 3.2reel 23frame 7
Local 25 -- Milwaukee, WI -- Ledger, 1949-1966series 3.2reel 23frame 38
Local 39 -- New Haven, CY -- Ledger, 1961-1969series 3.2reel 23frame 177
Local 86 -- Jacksonville, FL -- Financial Statements, 1945series 3.2reel 23frame 273
Local 116 -- Huntington, WV -- Financial Statements, 1950series 3.2reel 23frame 276
Local 110 -- Washington, DC -- Financial Statements, 1958-1962series 3.2reel 23frame 281
Local 119 -- Jacksonville, FL -- Financial Statements, 1942-1945series 3.2reel 23frame 380
Local 130 -- Saginaw, MI -- Financial Statements, 1927series 3.2reel 23frame 387
Local 151 -- Havana, Cuba -- Financial Statements, 1927series 3.2reel 23frame 390
Local 163 -- Richmond, VA -- Ledger, 1961-1969series 3.2reel 23frame 395
Local 178 -- Richmond, VA -- Ledger, 1947-1969series 3.2reel 23frame 454
Local 242 -- York, PA -- Ledger, 1969-1971series 3.2reel 23frame 608
Local 462 -- Tampa, FL -- Financial Statements, 1960series 3.2reel 23frame 619
Individual Membership Ledger, 1934-1959series 3.2reel 23frame 625
Labor Ledger, 1934-1959series 3.2reel 23frame 674
Local 92 -- Worcester, MA -- Ledger, 1941-1954series 3.2reel 23frame 705
Local 110 -- Washington, DC -- Membership Ledger, 1928-1962series 3.2reel 23frame 775
Local 110 -- Washington, DC -- Ledger, 1928-1962series 3.2reel 23frame 807
Strike Benefits Record, 1927-1951series 3.2reel 23frame 860
Strike Benefits, 1937series 3.2reel 23frame 873
Locals Ledger (up to page 259), 1927series 3.2reel 23frame 1525
Locals Ledger continued (page 260 to end), 1927series 3.2reel 24frame 4
Analysis Ledger, 1928-1949series 3.2reel 24frame 145
Analysis Ledger continued, 1949-1954series 3.2reel 25frame 2
Locals Financial Reports, 1955-1961series 3.2reel 25frame 1443

Series 4: Proceedings, 1864-1974 (3.5 reels of 16mm microfilm and 1.5 linear feet)

This series contains handwritten and typescript copies of the CMIUA's convetion proceedings. The files are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
National Convention -- New York City, NY, 1964-1867 series 4reel 25frame 1997
13th Session -- Chicago, IL, 1880 series 4reel 26frame 3*
15th Session -- Toronto, Canada, 1883 series 4reel 26frame 114*
16th Session -- Cincinnati, OH, 1885 series 4reel 26frame 226*
17th Session -- Binghamton, NY, 1887 series 4reel 26frame 376*
18th Session -- New York City Convention, 1889 series 4reel 26frame 550*
19th Session -- Indianapolis, IN, 1891 series 4reel 26frame 735*
Convention Proceedings -- 15th-21st, 1883-1896 series 4reel 26frame 845*
Proceedings -- 15th Session -- Toronto, Canada, 1883 series 4reel 26frame 847*
Proceedings -- 16th Session -- Cincinnati, OH, 1885 series 4reel 26frame 859*
Proceedings -- 17th Session -- Binghamton, NY, 1887 series 4reel 26frame 875*
Proceedings -- 18th Session -- New York, NY, 1889 series 4reel 26frame 889*
Proceedings -- 19th Session -- Indianapolis, IN, 1891 series 4reel 26frame 907*
Proceedings -- 20th Session -- Milwaukee, WI, 1893 series 4reel 26frame 929*
Proceedings -- 21st Session -- Detroit, MI, 1896 series 4reel 26frame 951*
Proceedings -- 19th Session -- Indianapolis, IN, 1891 series 4reel 26frame 983*
Proceedings -- 20th Session -- Milwaukee, WI, 1893 series 4reel 26frame 1209
Detroit Convention, 1896 series 4reel 27frame 3*
Proceedings of the 28th Convention -- Washington, DC -- Volume I, 1944 series 4reel 27frame 280
Proceedings of the 28th Convention -- Washington, DC -- Volume II, 1944 series 4reel 27frame 280
29th Convention -- Philadelphia, PA, 1948 series 4reel 27frame 930
Cigar Makers International Union, 1893 series 4reel 27frame 1357
30th Convention -- New York, NY, 1952 series 4reel 27frame 1359
31st Convention -- Washington, DC, 1956 series 4reel 27frame 1677
31st Convention continued -- Washington, DC, 1956 series 4reel 28frame 3
Proceedings 32nd Convention -- New York, NY, 1960 series 4reel 28frame 98
35th Proceedings -- Washington, DC, 1972 series 4reel 28frame 478
CMIUA Proceedings, 1964 series 4reel 28frame 716
34th Convention -- Washington, DC, 1968 series 4reel 28frame 1102
Proceedings Special Convention, 1974 series 4reel 28frame 1354
Proceedings, 1864-1867 series 4box 1folder 1
13th Session -- Chicago, IL, 1880 series 4box 1folder 2
15 Session -- Toronto, Canada, 1883 series 4box 1folder 3
16th Session -- Cincinnati, OH, 1885 series 4box 1folder 4
17th Session -- Binghamton, NY, 1887 series 4box 1folder 5
New York Convention, 1889 series 4box 1folder 6
Convention Proceedings -- 15th Session -- Toronto, Canada, 1883 series 4box 2folder 1
Convention Proceedings -- 16th Session -- Cincinnati, OH, 1885 series 4box 2folder 2
Convention Proceedings -- 17th Session -- Binghamton, NY, 1885 series 4box 2folder 3
Convention Proceedings -- 18th Session -- New York, NY, 1889 series 4box 2folder 4
Convention Proceedings -- 19th Session -- Indianapolis, IN, 1891 series 4box 2folder 5
Convention Proceedings -- 20th Session -- Milwaukee, WI, 1893 series 4box 2folder 6
Convention Proceedings -- 21st Session -- Detroit, MI, 1896 series 4box 2folder 7
19th Session -- Indianapolis, IN, 1891 series 4box 2folder 8
Cigar Makers International Union, 1893 series 4box 2folder 9
Detroit, MI Convention, 1896 series 4box 2folder 10

Series 5: Publications, 1870-1970 (2 reels of 16mm microfilm and 1.5 linear feet)

This series is comprised of reports, pamphlets, and newsletters produced by the CMIUA and other unions, as well as constitutions. The files are arranged alphabetically by subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
American Federation of Labor, 1963-1964 series 5reel 28frame 1431
American Federation of Labor -- Buyers Guide, undated series 5reel 28frame 1718
American Federation of Labor -- "Official News", 1965-1967 series 5reel 28frame 1945
Cigar Industry, 1933-1934 series 5reel 29frame 6
Cigar Industry, 1933-1934 series 5reel 29frame 6
Cigar Makers, 1934-1968 series 5reel 29frame 575
Miscellaneous, 1913, 1952-1953 series 5reel 29frame 971
Cigar Makers -- Constitution, 1945-1968 series 5reel 29frame 1093
Cigar Makers -- 1896 Constitution, 1896 series 5reel 30frame 5
American Federation of Labor -- Proceedings, 1889-1892 series 5reel 30frame 426
Puerto Rico, 1955-1964 series 5reel 30frame 559
Tobacco, 1915, 1945 series 5reel 30frame 695
Tobacco, 1915, 1945 series 5reel 30frame 695
Index to Articles published in the Journal and Matters of Historical Interest to the Organization, 1800's, 1800s series 5reel 30frame 1177
Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions -- Proceedings, 1881-1889 series 5reel 30frame 274
American Federation of Labor -- Proceedings, 1889-1892 series 5box 1folder 1
Cigar Industry, 1933-1934 series 5box 1folder 2
Cigar Industry, 1933-1934 series 5box 1folder 3
Cigar Makers, 1934-1968 series 5box 1folder 4
Cigar Makers -- 1896 Constitution, 1896 series 5box 2folder 1
Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions -- Proceedings, 1881-1889 series 5box 2folder 2

Series 6: Photographs, 1910s-1970s (0.25 linear feet)

This series consists of black and white photographs of CMIUA activities and personalities. A large number of the images depict CMIUA meetings, banquets, and conventions including the union's100th anniversary party held in 1964. There are also a large number of group photographs, but the subjects are not identified. Included as well are photographs of Samuel Gompers, the Samuel Gompers memorial in Washington, D.C., and several CMIUA presidents. These materials have been transferred to the photographic collection.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 7: Audio Tapes, undated (3 reels of 16mm microfilm)

This series is comprised of three reel-to-reel audiotapes. Two of the tapes deal with Samuel Gompers and the other is an address by Gompers entitled "Labor's Service to Freedom." These materials have been ransferred to the tape collection.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 8: Memorabilia, undated (109 items)

This series consists of approximately 109 memorabilia items (memorabilia #197-293, 344-345, 428-429, and 755-761) which include traveling cards and traveling books; charters; pens; a bust of Samuel Gompers; cigars, cigar boxes, and convention ribbons. Also present are CMIUA badges; rubber stamps; certificates; pamphlets; and union labels. These materials have been transferred to the memorabilia collection.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Memorabilia series 8box 1folder 1
Pin, 1/2" in diameter, gold plate with blue enamel. Cigar Makers International Union of America, AF of L., series 8box 1folder 1item 197
Cards. Membership certification, blue. 2 1/4"x4". , series 8box 1folder 1item 198
Cards. President's certification and calling card, white, 2"x3 1/2". , series 8box 1folder 1item 199
2 items. Cards. Membership, life certification, fifty-year life member, white 2 1/2"x4"; 200a: Cards. Membership, record of, yellow 4"x6"., series 8box 1folder 1item 200
1 Certificate, 5 1/2"x 8 1/2", life membership, white. 1 certificate, 2 1/4"x6", worth 10 cigar bands., series 8box 1folder 1item 201
1 Certificate, 5 1/2"x 8 1/2", life membership, white. 1 certificate, 2 1/4"x6", worth 10 cigar bands., series 8box 1folder 1item 202
Directory, 3"x6", union cigar manufacturers, with brands and history of the cigar makers' union label., series 8box 1folder 1item 203
Ballot, 2"x5", yes or no., series 8box 1folder 1item 204
Booklet, membership and dues. Pages sectioned off for initiation fee, monthly dues, international assessments an local assessment stamps. Contains union label pledge., series 8box 1folder 1item 205
Filler Blocks, two, 2 1/2"x5"x1" cardboard, used on the bottom row or top row (depending on the manufacturer) of a box (1/20th or 1/40th) of cigars. The 1/20th is a box of 50 cigars and the 1/40th , series 8box 1folder 1item 206
Filler Blocks, two, 2 1/2"x5"x1" cardboard, used on the bottom row or top row (depending on the manufacturer) of a box (1/20th or 1/40th) of cigars. The 1/20th is a box of 50 cigars and the 1/40th , series 8box 1folder 1item 207
Holder for fire cigars, cardboard, 3"x5"x1/2", 7-20-4-R.G. Sullivans., [1929] series 8box 1folder 1item 208
Badge, 2 1/2"x7", with 2" fringe, pin at top, double duty, one side red, white and blue, with small flags and seal, Cigar Makers' International Union, No. 102 Kansas City, MO Reverse, black with sil, series 8box 1folder 1item 209
Badges, 1 1/2"x5", convention, for guests. 32nd convention, New York, NY, Oct 3, 1960, white ribbon. , 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 series 8box 1folder 1item 210
Badges, 1 1/2"x5", convention, for guests. 33rd convention, New York, NY, Oct. 5, 1964, white ribbon. , 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 series 8box 1folder 1item 211
Badges, 1 1/2"x5", convention, for guests. 35th convention, Washington, DC, Sept. 11, 1972., 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 series 8box 1folder 1item 212
Badges, 1 1/2"x5", convention, for guests. 34th convention, Washington, DC, Sept. 16, 1968, yellow ribbon. , 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 series 8box 1folder 1item 213
Badges, 1/2"x5", convention for delegates. 34th convention Washington, DC, Sept. 16, 1968, blue ribbon. , 1960, 1968, 1972 series 8box 1folder 1item 214
Badges, 1/2"x5", convention for delegates. 33rd convention, New York, NY, Oct. 5, 1964, red, white and blue ribbon. 100th anniversary , 1960, 1968, 1972 series 8box 1folder 1item 215
Badges, 1/2"x5", convention for delegates. 32nd convention, New York, NY, Oct. 3, 1960, red, white and blue ribbon. , 1960, 1968, 1972 series 8box 1folder 1item 216
Badges, 1/2"x5", convention for delegates. 35th convention, Washington, DC, Sept. 16, 1972, green ribbon., 1960, 1968, 1972 series 8box 1folder 1item 217
Holder, vest pocket for cigars and cards, 3 3/4"x5 3/4" brown leather. Label in gold of John W. Merriam and Co. Louis Klein Cigar Co. Cleveland, Ohio. Baron De Kalb., series 8box 1folder 1item 218
Buttons, one blue, 1" in diameter, Perkins, series 8box 1folder 1item 219
One screw on lapel, 3/4" in diameter, C M I U of A and small replica of label., series 8box 1folder 1item 220
Pen, Black and gold, 100th Anniversary Cigar Makers' International Union, AFL-CIO, 33rd convention, New York, NY, Oct. 5, 1964., 1964 series 8box 1folder 1item 221
Bust. Plaster, bronzed, 3"x1 1/2" of [Samuel Gompus], series 8box 1folder 1item 222
Boxes, cigar, wood, Lopez Garcia (stogie), series 8box 1folder 1item 223
Boxes, cigar, wood, Golden Kings, series 8box 1folder 1item 224
Boxes, cigar, wood, Pippins (cover missing), series 8box 1folder 1item 225
Boxes, cigar, wood, Sam Gompers (cover missing), series 8box 1folder 1item 226
Boxes, cigar, wood, Bering Claro, series 8box 1folder 1item 227
Boxes, cigar, cardboard, Medalist Naturoles (ribbon in box), series 8box 1folder 1item 228
Boxes, cigar, cardboard, La Primadera Criterion, series 8box 1folder 1item 229
Boxes, cigar, cardboard, Haddon Hall Imperials with two cigar holder sections cardboard, series 8box 1folder 1item 230
2 items. Boxes, cigar, Bering Plazas, 2 sections, 2 green ribbons; 231a: Boxes, cigar, wood, Sam Gompers, series 8box 1folder 1item 231
Stamps, rubber imprint, Union made, C M I U of America, series 8box 1folder 1item 232
Stamps, rubber imprint, Cigar Makers' International of A., series 8box 1folder 1item 233
Stamps, rubber imprint, C M I U of A., 604 Carpenter Building, Washington, DC 03041, series 8box 1folder 1item 234
Stamps, rubber imprint, Cigar Makers International Union, series 8box 1folder 1item 235
Gavel, wooden., series 8box 1folder 1item 236
Ashtrays, sterling China, two., series 8box 1folder 1item 237
Ashtrays, sterling China, two., series 8box 1folder 1item 238
Stamps, paper, for membership booklet, one sheet, white, initiation fee $.50, series 8box 1folder 1item 239
2 items. Stamps, paper, for membership booklet, one sheet yellow, dues $2.00; 240a: Stamps, paper, for membership booklet, one sheet, gree, d, series 8box 1folder 1item 240
Labels, sheet of light blue. 8 labels, each 1 3/4" by 5 1/2" Union-made cigars. This certifies. . . (nos. 2870006 and 7 missing), series 8box 1folder 1item 241
Labels, sheet of dark blue, 10 labels, each 1"x3 1/2", Union-made cigars. This certifies. . ., series 8box 1folder 1item 242
Delegates credential, coventions, original, white, duplicate, blue. Thirty-four convention of the Cigar Makers' International Union of America, series 8box 1folder 1item 243
Delegates credential, coventions, original, white, duplicate, blue. Thirty-four convention of the Cigar Makers' International Union of America, series 8box 1folder 1item 244
2 items. Card, Attendance, conventions. 34th convention Washington, DC beginning September 16, 1968; 45a: Cigar Makers' International Union of America C, 1960, 1968 series 8box 1folder 1item 245
Off set print, lithograph with embossing. Scene of Chicago skyline, superimposed - Century of Progress, clear Havana Cigar, Chicago, 1933, World's Best Title and design reg. August 1930., 1930, 1933 series 8box 1folder 1item 246
Banner, 6'x9', blue with white lettering, Cigar Makers International Union of America, Diamond Jubilee, n.d., series 8box 1folder 1item 247
Cuts, 6, various sizes for the Union label., series 8box 1folder 1item 248
Cuts, 6, various sizes for the Union label., series 8box 1folder 1item 249
Cuts, 6, various sizes for the Union label., series 8box 1folder 1item 250
Cuts, 6, various sizes for the Union label., series 8box 1folder 1item 251
Cuts, 6, various sizes for the Union label., series 8box 1folder 1item 252
Cuts, 6, various sizes for the Union label., series 8box 1folder 1item 253
Cuts, 2, 2"x2 1/2"; 2, 2 1/4"x3". President Adolph Strasser, 1844-1939, series 8box 1folder 1item 254
Cuts, 2, 2"x2 1/2"; 2, 2 1/4"x3". President Andrew Park Bower, 1944-1948, series 8box 1folder 1item 255
Cuts, unknown., series 8box 1folder 1item 256
Cuts, unknown., series 8box 1folder 1item 257
Cuts, 2 total: 2 1/2"x7 3/8"; 4 1/4"x7 7/8"; Intl. Ex. Bd. Published, Dec. 1960, Journal; Gompers Memorial Centennial, Hamilton Hotel, Nov. 13, 1950., 1950, 1960 series 8box 1folder 1item 258
Cuts, 2 total: 2 1/2"x7 3/8"; 4 1/4"x7 7/8"; Intl. Ex. Bd. Published, Dec. 1960, Journal; Gompers Memorial Centennial, Hamilton Hotel, Nov. 13, 1950., 1950, 1960 series 8box 1folder 1item 259
Cuts, 5 1/2"x4 5/8"; 3 3/4"x7 1/2"; Samuel Gompers statue, series 8box 1folder 1item 260
Cuts, 5 1/2"x4 5/8"; 3 3/4"x7 1/2"; Samuel Gompers statue with group of people, n.d., series 8box 1folder 1item 261
2 items. Cuts, 1 total: 2"x5 1/2"; Statement by Joseph Lewis, Secretary Treasurer concerning buying of Union products, n.d.; 262a: Printed version of #262 cut, series 8box 1folder 1item 262
Stamps, United States Postage, 2 total. 3 cent - Samuel Gompers., series 8box 1folder 1item 263
Badges, 1 3/4"x4", convention. One guest, blue 29th convention, CMIU, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 20, 1948. , 1948 series 8box 1folder 1item 264
Badges, 1 3/4"x4", convention. 29th convention, CMIU, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 20, 1948. One, delegate, red, white and blue , 1948 series 8box 1folder 1item 265
Boxes, cardboard, (3 1/8"x5 1/8"): collapsible, probably held 4 cigars, R.G. Sullivan's Dexter cigars, series 8box 1folder 1item 266
Boxes, cardboard, 2 total (3 1/8"x5 1/8"): collapsible, probably held 4 cigars, one, R.G. Sullivan's 7-20-4 cigar., series 8box 1folder 1item 267
Postcard, 3 7/8"x5 3/8". Union label at top, man seated at work bench making cigars; at bottom: We want clean Sanitary Workshops. Verso: Benefits paid by Cigarmakers Union to its members., series 8box 1folder 1item 268
Top sheets: The Gladiator cigar made by the H.E. Snyder division of the Parode Cigar Company in Scranton, PA. , series 8box 1folder 1item 269
2 items. Top sheets: Silver paper with one seal, Corral Wodiska Y Co. Over 60 Years of Leadership; 270a: Exquisite Tampa Cigars. One seal, 3 , series 8box 1folder 1item 270
2 items. Labels, one sheet of 10, 1/2"x1 3/4" light blue; 271a: Explanation of label of #271 on verso of America's Wage Earners' Protective C, series 8box 1folder 1item 271
Labels, one sheet of 5, 1 2/8"x3 5/8", white, Union made stogies., series 8box 1folder 1item 272
Labels, one sheet of 5, light blue 1 1/2"x6 1/2", has the following: Union Cigars. This certifies . . . Red Seal, incorporated July 5, 1909., series 8box 1folder 1item 273
Labels, one label, gray 2 1/2"x6 1/2", printing on one side, has the following: Union Cigars. This certifies . . . Red Seal, incorporated July 5, 1909., series 8box 1folder 1item 274
Labels, one label, gray 2 1/2"x6 1/2", printing on both sides, has the following: Union Cigars. This certifies . . . Red Seal, incorporated July 5, 1909., series 8box 1folder 1item 275
Labels, one sheet, five labels, light blue, 1 1/2"x5 1/2" stamped Aug. 29, 1914 Union-made cigars. This certifies..., 1914, 1919 series 8box 1folder 1item 276
Labels, one sheet, five labels, light blue, 1 1/2"x5 1/2" stamped July 5, 1919. Union-made cigars. This certifies..., 1914, 1919 series 8box 1folder 1item 277
Labels, One sheet, 10 labels, light blue, 1"x3". Union-made cigars. This certifies..., 1914, 1919 series 8box 1folder 1item 278
Labels, One sheet, 5 labels, dark blue, 1"x3 1/2". Union-made cigars. This certifies..., 1914, 1919 series 8box 1folder 1item 279
Labels, one white 3 1/2"x7/8" Union-made cigars. This certifies. . . History of the Cigar Makers' Union label., series 8box 1folder 1item 280
Labels, one white 3 1/2"x7/8" Union-made cigars. This certifies. . . History of the Cigar Makers' Union label., series 8box 1folder 1item 281
Labels, one white 6/8"x4", printed out: These Cigars Union Made. See Union Label on Box. , series 8box 1folder 1item 282
Sign, 4"x3 1/2" advertising Marcelino cigars on both sides. , series 8box 1folder 1item 283
Sample of label 5/8"x2 3/4" set in center of white paper 7"x10 3/4"., series 8box 1folder 1item 284
Cutter, cigar tips, double, iron stand with picture advertising Carisima Cigars, 12"x8"., series 8box 1folder 1item 285
Cuts, 2 1/4"x2 1/2" two men, series 8box 1folder 1item 286
Cuts, 1/4"x2 5/8" Samuel Gompers Statue, series 8box 1folder 1item 287
Cuts, 2"x3 1/2" group, series 8box 1folder 1item 288
Cuts, 2 1/4"x3 5/8" group., series 8box 1folder 1item 289
Cuts, 6 1/4"x7 1/2" Samuel Gompers cigar box., series 8box 1folder 1item 290
Cuts, 2 1/8"x2 1/4" Samuel Gompers cigar box., series 8box 1folder 1item 291
Permit, cigar maker's granted to Peter J. [Heiney], Suffield, CT, but United States Internal Revenue, July 29, 1864., 1864 series 8box 1folder 1item 292
Seal. Metal hand press, with flower design, holes in base so can be fastened to a counter, makes embossed seal of Cigar Makers' International Union of America., 1864 series 8box 1folder 1item 344
Cigars. Twenty-nine, many sizes, names, for many occasions, one with a filter, one with a glass tube, manufactured by H. E. Snyder Division of Parade Cigar Col., Scranton, PA., 1975 series 8box 1folder 1item 345
Bust, 6"x18", plaster bronzed, of Samuel Gompers, 1850-1924, presented by A. Fofh CIO [Nov. 1974]., 11/1/1974 series 8box 1folder 1item 428
Bust, 16"x22 1/2" marble, white of Samuel Gompers, 1850-1924, by Moses Wainey Dykaar, presented to Gompers by the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union. . . Nov. 17-25, 1924., series 8box 1folder 1item 429
Molds or presses. Wooden, two sets, each having two parts, 13"x6"x2 3/4", for ten cigars., series 8box 1folder 1item 672
Molds or presses. Wooden, two sets, each having two parts, 13"x6"x2 3/4", for ten cigars., series 8box 1folder 1item 673
Receipt of monthly dues book. For Mrs. Katie O'Leary Murray; member Tobacco Strippers Union; Manchester, NH, 1915-1916., 1915-1916 series 8box 1folder 1item 755
Monthly dues book; for Otto C. Dehn, Chicago, IL, 1947-1959., 1947-1956 series 8box 1folder 1item 756
Monthly dues book; for Otto C. Dehn, Chicago, IL, 1947-1959., 1947-1956 series 8box 1folder 1item 757
Traveling loan card, for Henry Williams, Green Bay, WI, 1911., 1911 series 8box 1folder 1item 758
Traveling Book. For Joe Wrech, Chicago, IL, 1892-1896., 1892-1896 series 8box 1folder 1item 759
Traveling Book. For Fred Kneevers, Sheboygan, MI, 1905., 1905 series 8box 1folder 1item 760
Dues Book. "Deutscher Tobakarbeiter - Verband" for Arnold Willner, Bremen, Germany, 1921-1923., 1921-1923 series 8box 1folder 1item 761

Related Material

A number of materials related to the CMIUA can be found in the Special Collections Division of the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries. The archives of the Tobacco Workers International Union (TWIU) are located in the Archives amd Manuscripts Department, as are te archives of the Bakery, Confectionery and Tobacco Workers International Union which merged with the TWIU in 1979. The Department also possesses a CMIUA membership file, consisting of approximately 140,000 cards, which is divided into five sections: a) suspended members; b) absolute retiring cards; c) deceased members; d) membership application cards; and e) active memberhsip cards to merger (1974).

The Marylandia Department has on microfilm issues of the Cigar Makers Official Journal (1875-1972) (M-film HD6350.C5C5) and scattered issues of El Internacional, the official journal of the Tamp local of the CMIUA which is in Spanish Progress (1882-1885), the newletter of the Cigarmaker's Progressive Union of American (HD6515.C54P7 oversize). Also housed in the Marylandia Department is a special edication of the Cigar Makers' Official Journal entitled 100 Years with the Cigar Makers, 1864-1964: 100th Anniversary Journal (1964) (HD6515.C45C5 folio) and an aural tape of the special convention, held on March 23, 1974, which approved the merger of the CMIUA with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union (Tape HD6515.C54C53).

A partial list of the presidents of the Cigar Makers International Union of America is appended to this guide.

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