Cigar Makers' International Union of America. Local 236 (Reading, Pa.) collection
- Corporate Author:
- Cigar Makers' International Union of America. Local 236 (Reading, Pa.)
- Physical Description:
- 2 Items
- Restrictions on Access:
- Collection is open for research.
- The Cigar Makers' International Union (CMIU) was founded in 1864, representing primarily skilled male cigar makers. The union was the first that labor leader Samuel Gompers belonged to. During World War I, an aggressive cigarette advertising campaign among soldiers and the general population led to their popularity and the decline of the cigar market. As skilled cigar makers were replaced by the unskilled worker, the CMIUlsquo;s membership declined rapidly, leading to the dissolution of the union in 1974.
The Cigar Makers International Union of America, Local 236 Records include one reel of microfilm, produced in 1967, containing CMIU meeting minutes (1925-1948), correspondence (1944-1947), member lists, and convention papers (1946-1948). Correspondents in the collection include A.P. Bower, M.L. Wolfskill, Ruth Davis, Vice-President Maud Teny, and Jean Clifford. The collection also contains two undated union posters, balloting material and an informational union pamphlet.
- Preferred Citation:
- Cigar Makers' International Union of America. Local 236 (Reading, Pa.) collection, #01486, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
- Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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