H I S T O R Y
International Brotherhood of E l e c t r i c a l
Workers Local 54 Records
1/ 2 cubic foot
1 COLLECTION SYNOPSIS
Provenance: Warren Van Tine donated the records of the International
Brotherhood of E l e c t r i c a l Workers Local 54, to the Ohio Historical
Society i n October, 1971. The records were accessioned as the A. Z.
Larison Papers. The papers w e r e found i n a house owned by Larison
and subsequently purchased by Mr. Van Tine. Mary Higley processed
the c o l l e c t i o n i n March, 1979.
Property r i g h t s : Property r i g h t s t o t h i s collection are held by the
Ohio H i s t o r i c a l Society.
Copyright: Such copyrights as possessed by the authors of the collec-tion
have not been dedicated t o the public.
Access: Access t o t h i s collection is open.
Citation: A suggested c i t a t i o n f o r the manuscripts i n t h i s collection
J. W. Murphy t o A. Z. Larison, June 21, 1912,
I n t e r n a t i o n a l Brotherhood of E l e c t r i c a l Workers
Local 54 Records ( MSS 92) Box 1, Folder 2, Ohio .
Transfer: Five volumes were transferred t o the Library and a book
of monthly dues stamps and a c e r t i f i c a t e were transferred t o the
Audio- Visual Department.
Biographical Sketch: Alonzo Z. Larison was financial secretary of
IBEW Local No. 54, f i r s t business manager of IBEW Local No. 683,
vice- president of the Columbus Independent Building Trades Council
and president of the Columbus AF of L.
Scope and Content: The records of the I n t e r n a t i o n a l Brotherhood of
E l e c t r i c a l Workers Local 54 contain minutes, correspondence, conven-tion
proceedings, and issues of The E l e c t r i c a l Worker. The material
is arranged chronologically by type. The collection covers the
period from 1908 to 1914 with the bulk of the material dated 1911
and 1912. The minutes, 1912, a r e from the Columbus Independent
Building Trades Council and they documented the council's every-day
operations. The correspondence, 1909, 1911- 1913, and undated
reveals the l o c a l ' s relationship with the I n t e r n a t i o n a l and the
D i s t r i c t o f f i c e s of the IBEW. The correspondence contains a small
amount of information on the Ohio Constitutional Amendments election
of September 3, 1912 and some information on women's sufferage.
Among the correspondents are J. J. Reid, president, and J . W . Murphy,
general secretary of t h e I n t e r n a t i o n a l and J. J. Aubrecht, secretary-
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