1.   Historical note

2.   Scope and content

3.   Provenance

4.   Inventory

5.   Subjects

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 Hotel and Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International Union Records (Local 307)

 Trade union, Providence R.I.

 Records, 1947-1963

 Size: 0.25 linear feet

 Catalog number: MSS 106 1

 Processed by: Cindy Bendroth, July 1992

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Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            The Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union serviced the men and women that worked at various hotels in the area, including the Sheraton, the Biltmore, Dreyfus and Narragansett Hotel. Each group seemed to have their own division meetings, as well as a larger union meeting. Not much else was found on when they were founded or how they evolved in either the minutes or the Providence Journal.

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Scope and content:

            The collection consists of five volumes of minutes. Some are the minutes of "sections," such as the trial board (the judicial court of the local) the waiter's section, and the service branch section, which was primarily women.

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These records were donated in 1987 by Scott Molloy; with some additional loose papers donated in 2000 by HREBIU Local 217.

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Box 1, folder 1. Record book, February 1947 - May 1952

Box 1, folder 2. Record book (Waiter's Branch), March 1951 - May 1954

Box 1, folder 3. Record book (Service Branch), June 1952 - March 1954

Box 1, folder 4. Record book (Trial Board), September 1958 - October 1958

Box 1, folder 5. Record book, September 1958 - December 1963

Box 1, folder 6. Loose papers, 1951-1973. Correspondence, drafts of minutes, ballot. Also undated list of living members who joined before 1937.

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Bartenders - Rhode Island

Hotels, taverns, etc. - Employees

Restaurants, lunch rooms, etc. - Employees

Trade unions - Hotels, taverns, etc. - Rhode Island

Trade unions - Restaurants, lunch rooms, etc. - Rhode Island

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