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United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 684 Records

Identifier: MS-72

Scope and Contents

The materials within the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 684 are divided into six record groups or series; Administrative records, Financial Statements, Correspondence, Contract Proposals and Agreements, Convention Materials, and Directories, Manuals, and Newsletters. The arrangement of the files is chronological within each series or subseries.

Series I, Administrative Records, are divided into five subseries. Series I, subseries 1, contains the Membership Minutes, 1940 1946, 1950 1967, 1972 1974 (six bound volumes), Officer's Attendance Lists, and information about the membership. Series I, subseries 2, contains the Executive Board Minutes of the General Executive Board of the UBCJ of A, 1962, 1964, 1965. Series I, subseries 3 contains the Minutes of the Miami Valley Carpenters District Council, 1956, 1961, 1962. Series I, subseries 4, contains the minutes of various committee meetings, 1961, 1962, 1967. Series I, subseries 5, contains amended constitutions of UBCJ of A and the constitution of the Dayton Miami Valley AFL CIO.

Series II, Financial Statements, contains financial records of the UBCJ of A, UBCJ of A Local 684, and the Miami Valley Carpenters District Council. They were issued monthly, but there are gaps in the files.

Series III contains correspondence from the UBCJ of A national officers, and communications with inter union affiliates, 1958 1967.

Series IV contains numerous contract proposals and agreements between the UBCJ of A and several corporations. The span dates for this material are from 1941 1967. Series V contains proceedings and journal reports from various UBCJ of A and Ohio State Council of Carpenters conventions, 1946 1966.

Series VI contains a variety of directories, manuals, and newsletters pertinent to the UBCJ of A and its range, activities, and programs.


  • Creation: 1940-1974


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Historical Note

Following three special organizational meetings sponsored by the Miami Valley Carpenters District Council, Local Union 684, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America was called to order October 23, 1940. Local 684 began with only 21 members working at six Dayton area lumber firms. By the 1970s the membership had swelled to over 80.


2 linear feet

Language of Materials



Contains membership meeting minutes of the Miami Valley Carpenter's District Council, Executive Board minutes, constitutions, financial records, contract proposals, newsletters, and convention proceedings. Local 684 is based in Dayton, Ohio.


Arranged into 6 series:

Series I:
Administrative Records
Series II:
Financial Statements
Series III:
Series IV:
Series V:
Convention Materials
Series VI:
Directories, Manuals, Newsletters

Other Finding Aids

The finding aid is available on the Wright State University Libraries' Special Collections and Archives web site at

The finding aid is also available in the OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository at

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 684, Dayton, Ohio, were accessioned into the Wright State University Archives and Special Collections Department by the Ohio Labor History Project in June of 1979.

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Processing Information

Processed by: David Gray, June 1979

Guide to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 684 Records (MS-72)
David Gray
1979 June
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Revision Statements

  • 2017 January: Finding aid revised according to DACS by Toni Vanden Bos

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Wright State University Libraries
Special Collections and Archives
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton OH 45435-0001 USA