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International Woodworkers of America, Local 5-313 Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0067

Scope and Contents

The collection contains documents produced by the international office of the woodworkers union, and by Magnavox, but it consists primarily of Local 5-313 records. Included are contracts between the local and company; negotiation session notes taken by local members; membership and financial records; grievance reports; photographs; international publications; court transcripts; and news clippings, mainly on the 1967 strike.


  • 1961-1979


Conditions Governing Access

Material is restricted due to potential for sensitive content. When requesting, allow extra time for archivist review.


4.00 linear feet (8 boxes, 1 folder)

Language of Materials



The collection is divided into four series: Series 1, Local 5-313 Records, 1961-1979, and undated; Series 2, International Office Records, 1965-1978 and undated; Series 3, Magnavox Records, 1967-1976 and undated; and Series 4, Other Materials, 1967-1979 and undated.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records of Local 5-313 of the International Woodworkers of America were donated to the Archives of Appalachia on November 30, 1979 by Local 50313 president, Jack Sams.

Processing Information

The collection was opened for research in March 1980. Marie Tedesco revised the Finding Aid in 1999. The collection was restricted in 2016.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA