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Manuscripts by Subject - Labor - #10469

Title: International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 74 Records

Dates: 1935-1964

Collection Number: Mss 10469

Quantity: 2.5 feet

Abstract:  Correspondence, contracts, dues payment records, lists, membership cards, telegrams, financial statements, memorabilia, and publications. Records relate to union administration and collective bargaining. Correspondents include William Langer, William Lemke, and Usher Burdick.

Provenance:  The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 74 Records from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 173, Mandan, North Dakota on August 30, 1988.  This collection was processed and the inventory prepared by Donna Neal and Karen Mund in April 1988.

Property rights:  The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights:  The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 173 has dedicated such copyrights as it possesses in this collection to the public.  Consideration of all other copyrights is the responsibility of the author and publisher.

Access:  This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation:  Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

Transfer:  Approximately one-half foot of material was removed from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 74 Records and transferred to the appropriate collection management area of the State Archives.  Eight photographs were removed and transferred to the Photo Archives.

Twenty publications were transferred to the library collection.


The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America (IBT) was founded in 1903.  The IBT Local 74 was chartered on February 17, 1936.  The charter was issued to Robert P. Knight, Olaf Rud, Leslie Barston, Dan Taylor, Hillis Kyle, Art Lind, Charles Caver, Arnold Olson, Gilbert Goeson, Carl Goeson, and known as the General Drivers and Local.  By 1937 there were about 200 members and nearly 300 members in 1947.  It is not known when Local 74 closed; last contract in the collection was signed on March 2, 1964.  Local 74 Merged with IBT Local 123, Mandan.


The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 74 Records date from 1935 to 1964 and measure 2.5 feet.  This collection documents the administration of IBT Local 74 of Minot, North Dakota.  The IBT Local 74 Records consist of agreements, 1935-1964, 33 folders; correspondence, 1937-1958, 9 folders; miscellaneous subject files, 1938-1966, 6 folders; and ledgers, 1936-1946, 1 ft.

Agreements measure 33 folders and date from 1935-1964.  The agreements document contract negotiations and wage settlements.  Industries covered include creameries, trucking firms, cities, cab drivers, construction, restaurant workers, and dry cleaners.  There are a few contracts for some other locals in this collection.  The agreements are arranged alphabetically by company.

Correspondence measures 9 folders and dates from 1937-1958.  The correspondence section contains files from the Central States Drivers Council including some quarterly reports; IBT membership receipts; North Dakota Labor Bulletins; NLR8 and Department of Labor files including forms for "Affidavit of Noncommunist Union Officer"; correspondence on labor disputes; union publications explaining the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947; and union wage scales for 1949-1950.  The files are arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

The miscellaneous files measure 6 folders and date from 1938-1966.  The subject files contain articles of incorporation for the Ladies Auxiliary of the Minot Central Labor Union, 1952, and the North Dakota Independent Truck Owners Association, 1957; the Constitution Bylaws of the Minot Central Labor Union; a DRIVE membership certificate; memorabilia including bumper stickers, membership cards, official dues card, honorable withdrawal cards, and a transfer card; and a North Dakota State Federation of Labor Officers Report and a scrapbook from the 1950s.

The ledgers measure 1 foot and date from 1936-1947.  They consist of 10 IBT membership dues records, and 1 ledger of the Garrison Dam project.


Box 1:
1 Articles of Agreement, Dairy   1939      
2 Automobile Dealers Shop                        
3 Baking Industry             1935-1942           
4 Bridgeman-Russell Dairy            1938      
5 Cab Companies             1938-1939           
6 City Agreements           1939-1955           
7 Dakota Transfer and Storage   1939-1954           
8 Dry Cleaning Industry                
9 Equity Union Creamery                             
10 Fairmont Creamery   1946-1947           
11 Farmers Union Creamery Association               1944-1948           
12 Farmers Union Grain and Supply         1937-1949           
13 Fossum Milk Company             1937-1947           
14 Garrison Dam                              
15 Gasoline Station Operators    1937      
16 Grand Forks Air Force Base    1964      
17 Haggart Construction                1946      
18 Highway and Heavy Construction        1940-1948           
19 Hod Carrier, Minutes                1954      
20 IAM, District 77            1946      
21 Dealer, Machine, and Gun Shops        1945      
22 Milk Drivers  1936-1938           
23 Minot Civil Service     1939      
24 Minot Creamery         1946-1952           
25 Miscellaneous                            
26 Missouri River Basin                 
27 N.D. Building ~ Construction Trade Com.         1950      
28 Over-The-Road Drivers            1938-1966           
29 Recommended Terms of Agreement                1950      
30 Red River Produce     1946      
31 Restaurant                   
32 State of North Dakota              1939-1948           
33 Swift Company            1944-1951           
34 Union Grocery             1946      

Box 2:
1 Central States Drivers Council 1944-1949           
2 IBT      1938-1958           
3 IBT, Receipts   1947-1949           
4 Miscellaneous                               
5 NLRB and Dept. of Labor           1937-1948           
6 North Dakota Labor Bulletin     1939-1949           
7 Taft-Hartley Act             1947      
8 Wage Scales    1949-1950           
9 Constitution                   
10 Scrapbook     1956-1960           
11 N.D. State Federation of Labor             1944      
12 Articles of Incorporation         1952, 1957          
13 DAIVE              1966      
14 Memorabilia                

Box 3:
1 Garrison Dam 1947      
2 IBT #1                1936      
3 IBT #2                1937      
4 IBT #3                1938      
5 IBT #4                1939      

Box 4:
1 IBT #5                1940      
2 IBT #6                1942      
3 IBT #7                1943      
4 IBT #8                1945      

Box 5:
1 IBT #9                1946      
2 IBT #10              1948      

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