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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 72 (Waco, Tex.) Records:
The beginnings of the IBEW are in the Electrical Wiremen and Linemen's Union No. 5221, founded in St. Louis, Missouri in 1890. Sufficient interest was shown in a national union, and the National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (NBEW) was officially formed in 1891. The American Federation of Labor chartered the NBEW as an AFL affiliate that same year. At the 1899 convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the NBEW's name was officially changed to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Today the IBEW represents nearly 750,000 workers and retirees. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 72 is a current and longstanding union local in Waco, Texas whose members represent both “inside” and “utility” electrical trades.
The collection is comprised of two ledger books—one minute book and one attendance book.
Open for research.
Gift of Nolene Sykora, October 5, 2010.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 72 (Waco, Tex.) Records, AR669, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.
Accessioned as number 2011-33.
Collection processed and finding aid prepared by Beverly Carver.