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United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Records

Identifier: mss-595

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of bound notebooks containing meeting minutes for three Vermont chapters of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. The minutes include records of membership, attendance, union business, financial information, and voting.


  • 1905-1973



Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Historical Note

First organized in 1881, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners is a trade union that represents various workers in the construction industry. Vermont's first local chapter was established in Burlington in 1901. Other chapters in Barre (481), Rutland (590), and White River Junction (2256) were also active in the 20th century. It appears that after financial struggles, the four locals merged into one statewide chapter in 1973 with the new designation Local 1487. Some links to other northern New England chapters (in Maine and New Hampshire) are evident.


1 Linear Feet (1 carton)

Language of Materials



Collection consists of bound volumes of meeting minutes of various Vermont local chapters of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.


Library Research Annex; contact for access.

Related Materials

More information about Local 683, the carpenters union in Burlington, Vermont can be found in Carpenter's Union Oral History Tapes, also held at the University of Vermont Special Collections.

Guide to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Records
2018 October
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Silver Special Collections Library
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Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
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