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 Records of the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America

 Trade union, of Newport and Woonsocket, R.I.

 Records, 1902-1972

 Size: 0.5 linear feet

 Catalog number: MSS 40

 Processed by: Rick Stattler, September 2000

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            In 1979, Scott Molloy donated the latest volume of #534 minutes. In 1986, Carpenters Local #94 donated the three earlier volumes of #534 records. In 1988, the Pawtucket Public Library donated the volume of #682 minutes.

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Processing note:

            The three accessions in this collection were originally cataloged as three record groups : MSS 40 (1986 gift), MSS 59 (1979 gift), and MSS 91 (1988 gift). As the records were all generated by the same union, they were all brought together in MSS 40 in 2000. They were also housed in archival folders and cataloged at that time.

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Subgroup 1: Local #534, Newport

Volume 1. Minutes, 1902

Volume 2. Minutes, 1903-1904

Volume 3. Minutes, 1917-1920

Volume 4. Minutes, 1967-1972

Subgroup 2: Local #682, Woonsocket

Volume 1. Minutes, 1921-1930

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Newport, R.I. - Social life and customs

Painters, Industrial - Rhode Island

Trade unions - Painters, Industrial - Rhode Island

Woonsocket, R.I. - Social life and customs

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