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Griffith, James Shores, 1891-1971 : James Shores Griffith Papers, 1882-1971

Materials from four binders about Griffith and his family. Two binders containing records of the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America, Local No. 147, 1882-1971, including records of wages of Mr. Griffith's grandfather, Griffith's own 1909 apprentice contract, records of union dues payments, notices of periodic wage and by-law changes, union assessments, elections, and other union activities. Also contains fiftieth and seventy-fifth anniversary souvenir booklets, and a pamphlet entitled "Survey of Working Conditions in the Painting Trade in Chicago, 1929-1934," by J.A. Runnberg, a typescript history of the Painters District Council #14 (1950), and Griffith's tickets from the 1933 Century of Progress. Collection also includes genealogical records pertaining to the Griffith family, and photographs and documents relating to James Shores Griffith's service in World War I.
Extent: 1.5 linear feet - (2 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Business, Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Griffith
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The James Shores Griffith Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).