Operative Plasterers & Cement Finishers [RG4223.AM]


RG4223.AM:  Operative Plasterers & Cement Finishers International Association, No. 22

Records:  1925-1928, undated
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Labor union
Size:  0.4 cu.ft.; 1 box


First established in 1864 as the National Plasterer’s Union, the Operative Plasterers & Cement Finishers International Association is the oldest building and construction trades union in the United States.  The union amended its constitution in 1887 to include Canadian workers.  In 1914 they changed their name from the Operative Plasterers’ International Union to the Operative Plasterer’s & Cement Finishers’ International Association.  Reflecting the fact that its members did more than finish cement, the union changed its name in 1951 to the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association.


The collection consists of one box containing correspondence, receipts, etc. relating to the daily operations of the Operative Plasterers & Cement Finishers International Association, No. 22 at Lincoln, Nebraska.  Most of the materials relate to payment or non-payment of membership dues.  Also included are copies of the organization’s constitution and bylaws.  The collection dates from 1925 to 1928.


Box 1

  1. Constitution and bylaws
  2. Correspondence, receipts, etc., 1925
  3. Correspondence, receipts, etc., 1926, Jan.-June
  4. Correspondence, receipts, etc., 1926, July-Dec.
  5. Correspondence, receipts, etc., 1927, Jan.-June
  6. Correspondence, receipts, etc., 1927, July-Dec.
  7. Correspondence, receipts, etc., 1928, undated


Subject headings:

Building trades — Labor unions — Nebraska — Lincoln
Operative Plasterers & Cement Finishers International Association
Plasterers — Labor unions — Nebraska — Lincoln


TMM      08-28-2018

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