American Federation of Musicians

Manuscript Record Series: MsC-52

American Federation of Musicians, Waterloo Local 334 and Oelwein Local 483. Papers, (1922-1993). 7.5 linear feet.

Papers

Paul Rider, Professor of chemistry and member of the Waterloo local, gave these papers to Special Collections in the summer of 1997.  Most of the papers are from Waterloo local 334, but there is a small collection of papers from Oelwein local 483 as well.   The Oelwein papers had apparently been transferred to Waterloo when the Oelwein local ceased operations.

Most of these records relate to membership and to the enforcement of union regulations.   The records give at least some of the history of publicly-performed music in the Black Hawk County area in the 20th century.  The strength of the collection is concentrated in the 1970s, but good membership records and basic local records extend back to the 1920s.  UNI people are well-represented in the records.

Container Inventory

Box 1 Waterloo local 334

  • Waterloo Federation Constitution and Bylaws
  • Waterloo Federation minutes, 1933-1955, 1963-1972
  • Waterloo Federation elections, 1960, 1964-1978
  • Waterloo Federation newsletter, 1958-1979
  • Resolutions (passed)
  • Federation initiation fee, 1971-1976, 1980-1991
  • Correspondence
  • Correspondence, Waterloo Federation
  • Correspondence, political, 1988-1990
  • Waterloo Federation Scale of Prices, 1928, 1946, 1949, 1976, 1978, 1979
  • Midwest Conference of Musicians: Conference minutes, 1947-1974; 1979-1992 incomplete; General (including bylaws), 1953-1992
  • Congress of Strings, 1965-1978

Box 2 Waterloo local 334

Contracts:

  • Beaver Hills Country Club, 1979-1980
  • Broom Factory, 1977-1984
  • College Hill establishments, 1981-1983, 1989-1991
  • Colony Club, 1978-1980
  • Conway Square/Conway Civics Center, 1978-1984
  • Eagles Ballroom, 1978-1979
  • Electric Park, 1977-1990
  • Elks Club (Waterloo), 1977-1993
  • Holiday Inn (Cedar Falls), 1977-1980
  • McElroy Auditorium/Cattle Congress, 1978-1993
  • Porky's Red Carpet, 1978-1980
  • Quality Inn, 1980-1983
  • Que Lounge, 1975
  • Ramada Inn, 1977-1980
  • Red Fox Inn, 1978-1981
  • Shrine Club (Waterloo), 1977-1980
  • Sunnyside Country Club, 1977-1989
  • Supervisor's Club (John Deere), 1978-1980
  • Twin Torch, 1977-1982
  • University of Northern Iowa, 1977-1990
  • Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, 1979-1992
  • Cedar Falls miscellaneous contracts, 1978-1990
  • Janesville miscellaneous contracts, 1977-1986
  • Waterloo miscellaneous contracts, 1977-1990
  • Waverly miscellaneous contracts, 1977-1980
  • Miscellaneous local contracts, 1977-1992
  • Travel engagement certifications, 1975-1980
  • Engagement reports
  • Work dues equivalents statements, 1973-1992
  • Per capita payments, 1946-1978
  • Performance payroll, 1974-1979
  • AFM Insurance, Mutual Benefit Trust, 1991-1992
  • Insurance Administration Service, 1988-1993
  • Musicians Insurance Trust, 1977-1986
  • Musicians Performance Trust Funds, 1974-1986

Box 3 Waterloo local 334

  • Membership and other accounts ledgers, 1922-1938, 1949-1963
  • Membership accounts, 1951-1962, 1972, 1973, 1978, 1980
  • Membership transfers, new members, suspensions, reinstatements, 1939-1950
  • Membership transfers, 1975-1979
  • Membership resignations, 1957-1980
  • Membership roster, 1992-1993
  • Life members, 1956-1969
  • Life membership applications, 1959-1978
  • Death assessments paid, 1930-1979
  • General ledger, 1941-1947, 1979
  • 10% Surcharge collection ledger, 1952-1963
  • Voucher ledgers, 1947-1961, 1972-1973
  • Application blanks, members A-Moc

Box 4 Waterloo local 334

  • Application blanks, members Mod-Z
  • Miscellaneous ledgers, 1970s
  • Auditor's reports, 1929-1950

Box 5

Waterloo local 334:

  • Auditor's reports, 1951-1978
  • Record of dues, form B

Oelwein local 483:

  • Constitution and Bylaws
  • Minutes
  • Federation initiation fee
  • Dues, 1966-1972
  • Work dues
  • Cash income, 1970-1987
  • Disbursements, 1954-1987
  • Music Performance Trust

Boxes 7 and 8 Waterloo local 334

Membership statement cards

Boxes 9 and 10 Waterloo local 334

Membership account ledgers

 

Material processed by Gerald L. Peterson, Susan Basye, and Curt Hanson, and finding aid prepared by Susan Basye, October 1998.


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