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War Labor Board Collection, 1940-1945 | University Archives

By Ashley Rankin

Collection Overview

Title: War Labor Board Collection, 1940-1945Add to your cart.
ID: 01/BA.12
Extent: 67.0 Boxes
Languages: English

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Abstract

General and Case files of the War Labor Board concerning labor disputes and arbitration.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Papers, 1940-1945 of the War Labor Board concerning job classification, wage rates, labor disputes and arbitration with both general and case files containing agreements (Union contracts), arbitration rules and regulations, individual case exhibits and findings correspondence (general and case related), individual industry data, memos, miscellaneous materials, notes, and press releases involving cases 8-D-1 through 8-D539 (coverage incomplete).

Collection Historical Note

Geographical areas include Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. The War Labor Board was created by President Roosevelt, by executive order on January 12, 1942. The War Labor Board was established to determine procedures for settling disputes that might affect war production.

Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 67: Oversized Box 1095-1197, 1940-1945Add to your cart.

This collection is housed with the A.B. Jolley Collection, the Oral History Association Collection, and the Kaspar Wire Works Collection. Boxes 1095 - 1156 contain the War Labor Board Collection.

The individual box numbers list indicates the original box number that the document was removed from and are now housed in one box: Oversized Box 1056-1197. For example Box 1109 is five items all labeled 1109 in Oversized Box 1056-1197.

UNT: 7433
Box 1095: 1942Add to your cart.
This box contains Appendix A 1942 for the Eastern Railroads; Appendix B 1942 for the Western Railroads; Appendix C 1942 for the Southeastern Railroads.
Box 1100Add to your cart.
This box contains Map classification of counties for Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Box 1105: Southwestern Greyhound, 1941-01-11 - 1943-12-19, 1943Add to your cart.
This box contains a payroll chart for Southwestern Greyhound groups A, B, and C; a photocopy of "Effects of 35 mile speed limitation on earnings of operations"; and a comparison statement of star operators present earnings.
Box 1108: 1943-06Add to your cart.
This box contains two rate surveys for Made By Lone Star Defense Corporation.
Box 1109: Ice Manufactoring Company and Horlock Ice Industries, 1941-1943Add to your cart.
This box contains a Horlock Ice Industries Pay Roll for Houston, Texas Factories; a ledger sheet for Marshall U. - Tatem; a ledger sheet for "Horlock Ice Service"; a ledger sheet for "Salary and commissions"; and "Delivery Companies Payroll Under Local 509" report.
Box 1110: Frechy's Black Cat Restaurant, 1943Add to your cart.
This box contains a "San Antonio Cafes Rates paid" for Frechy's Black Cat Restaurant.
Box 1111: L.C. Moore CompanyAdd to your cart.
This box contains a promotional brochure for "Moore for Drilling... for Production"; a ledger sheet for Shreveport Laundry and Dry cleaning Association 48 hour work week; and 4 photocopies of a ledger sheet for "Comparative Profit and Loss Statement" for the L. C. Moore Company.
Box 1112: Mosher SteelAdd to your cart.
This box contains 5 ledger sheets titled "Attachment I" for Mosher Steel.
Box 1113: Phillips Petroleum CompanyAdd to your cart.
This box contains a Map of Borger Refinery and Surrounding area; and a balance sheet titled "Exhibit D" for Phillips Petroleum Company.
Box 1114: Paramont - Richards, 1941-12-31Add to your cart.
This box contains "Exhibit B" Salary schedule by town and theatre; "Schedule A" salary schedule by town and theatre; and a balance sheet for Great Western Garment.
Box 1115: H. F. Wilcox Oil and Gas Company, 1941-01-01 - 1942-09-16Add to your cart.
This box contains a Schedule of Wage Increases for H. F. Wilcox Oil and Gas Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Box 1116: Loose - Wiles Biscuit CompanyAdd to your cart.
This box contains a Wage data sheet for a Dallas Bakery.
Box 1119: Southern Steel Company, 1941-10-19, 1944-01-04Add to your cart.
This box contains a ledger sheet, summary of foundry rates in San Antonio, Texas, five ledger sheets titled "Company Exhibit 4" for Southern Steel Company.
Box 1120: Tide Water Associated Oil Company and Phillips Petroleum CorporationAdd to your cart.
This box contains "Schedule A - Record of Wage Adjustments," "Schedule B, Comparisons of Polymerization Operations - Refineries in Northern Oklahoma," "Schedule C - Refineries in Northern Oklahoma which have 3 or more workers on each shift," "Schedule D - Extracts from Bureau of Labor Statistics," two copies of "Schedule E - Chart of positions," for Tide Water Associated Oil Company in Drumright, Oklahoma, <span style="font-size: 12px;">"Exhibit A - Defense Plant Division - Butadiene Plant, Proposed Wage Rates for Non- Exempt Employees," a photocopy of "Exhibit B - Job Classifications," and a photocopy of "Exhibit A - Job Progression Chart" for Phillips Petroleum Corporation in Borger, Texas.</span>
Box 1122: Texas Mining and Smelting CompnayAdd to your cart.
This box contains "Company's Exhibit 1, Agency Application and Contract," "Company's Exhibit 2, Agency Application and Contract" from Laredo, Texas for the Disputes Division form No. 80 American National Insurance Company Dallas, Texas.
Box 1132: Solvay Process Company, 1941-01-01Add to your cart.
This box contains a job classification and wage chart for the Solvay Process Company in Winnfield, Louisiana.
Box 1133: Childlow Box and Crate CompanyAdd to your cart.
This box contains "Exhibit 2, Methods of Computing Max Pay in cents per Hour" and "Exhibit 3, Bonuses Paid under Incentive Plan" for the Childlow Box and Crate Company in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Box 1134: Cities Service Oil Company, 1944-09-04Add to your cart.
This box contains "Exhibit A, Rearrangement of Job Classifications agreed to Between Company and Union" for the Cities Service Oil Company in Ponca City, Oklahoma.
Box 1136: Gulf Oil CorporationAdd to your cart.
This box contains a description of Job Classification for "Pipefitting Department - Appendix I" and "Exhibit A - Pipefitting Department" for the Gulf Oil Corporation in Port Arthur, Texas.
Box 1137: Shell Oil CompanyAdd to your cart.
This box contains "Table IX - Mechanical Department and Miscellaneous Jobs" for the Shell Oil Company in Norco, Louisiana Refinery.
Box 1138: Dickson - Jackson CompanyAdd to your cart.
This box contains Disputes form Number 80 for the Dickson - Jackson Company in Fort Worth, Texas.
Box 1139: Dallas Tank and Welding CompanyAdd to your cart.
This box contains "Exhibit 4 - Comparison with Going Industry Rates," a ledger sheet, and "Weighted Ave" for the Dallas Tank and Welding Company in Dallas, Texas.
Box 1140: Chalmette Petroleum CorportaionAdd to your cart.
This box contains a "Union Exhibit 1- A Brief of the Duties at Dallas Power and Light Dallas, Texas" and two copies of "Schedule of General Increases - Attachment I Present Classification" for the Chalmette Petroleum Corporation in Dallas, Texas.
Box 1141: East Texas Salt Water Disposal CompanyAdd to your cart.
This box contains "Attachment I - Job Classification and Wage Comparison Sheet" for the East Texas Salt Water Disposal Company in Kilgore, Texas.
Box 1143: Darbyshire - Harvie Iron and Machine CompanyAdd to your cart.
This box contains "Attachment I - Job Classification and Wage Rates" for the Darbyshire - Harvie Iron and Machine Company in El Paso, Texas.
Box 1144: Mexia Textile Mills, Bareco Oil Company, and Shell Oil CompanyAdd to your cart.

This box contains "Disputes form number 80" for Mexia Textile Mills in Mexia, Texas,

"Exhibit A - Job Classification Layout" for Bareco Oil in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and "Exhibit X - Contract Comparison Presented by Company" for Shell Oil Company at a Houston Refinery.

Box 1145: Texlite IndustriesAdd to your cart.
This box contains a "Dispute form Number 80" for the Texlite Industries in Dallas, Texas.
Box 1146: Public Service CompanyAdd to your cart.
This box contains "Classifications and Months in which General Increases were Made," a map of Oklahoma showing electric power plants, transmission lines, and gas and water systems of Public Service Company of Oklahoma located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Box 1148: Anderson - Prichard Refinery, General Tire and Rubber Company, and McEvoy CompanyAdd to your cart.

This box contains a ledger sheet of job classification and wage rates, for Anderson - Prichard Refinery in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

"Exhibit I - Comparison of Wage Rates with other Companies," "Summary and Comparison of Actual and Approved Rates with the Regional War Labor Board Brackets," "Exhibit 5 - Wage rate comparison with other Companies," "Exhibit 6C - Goodyear Synthetic Rubber Corporation Hourly Rates," and "Exhibit 8 -  Job Classifications and Wage Analysis" for General Tire and Rubber Company in Houston, Texas.

"Exhibit A - Job Classification" for McEvoy Company in Houston, Texas.

Box 1154: Fulton Bag and Cotton MillsAdd to your cart.
This box contains three schedules of wages for: "#38-#41," "#73," #18-#72" for the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills in Dallas, Texas.
Box 1156: Texas Company, 1944-08-01Add to your cart.
This box contains two progress reports and worker stoppages at Port Arthur Works for the Texas Company in Port Arthur, Texas.

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