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United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, Local 1708 (Auburn)
Description:Financial Records, 1964-1975 (3 ledgers and 1 folder) Meeting Minutes, 1923-1928 Meeting Minutes, 1937-1941 Meeting Minutes, 1946-1951 Meeting Minutes, 1961-1969 Washington State Council of Carpenters Directory and Yearbook, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1961 Ephemera: Journeyman certificates, early 1980s; Auburn Branch National Bank of Commerce money pouch.
Context: The Charter for the White River Valley Carpenters Local 1708, Auburn and Kent, was issued May 17, 1917, with a charter enrollment of 25 members, the first Carpenters Local Union in the valley covering the area of Renton, Kent, and Auburn. Separate charters were later issued to Renton and Enumclaw.
Object ID:XX.0495;
Time Period: 1928 - 1987

Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen
Description:Correspondence and financial records of Green River Lodge 895 of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. Collection includes documents published by the Grand Lodge (national organization) as well as documents produced by the local organization. The 1950s are particularly well-documented by this record group; other decades are less thorough.
Context: The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen was founded on December 1, 1873 at Jervis, New York, to provide mutual support for railroad firemen. The Brotherhood early on emphasized insurance, although in the late nineteenth century it became involved in labor/management relations. By the turn of the century, the organization also had changed its name to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, thereby permitting locomotive engineers to hold membership. In 1969, it joined with the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and the Switchmen's Union of North America to form the United Transportation Union. The Green River Lodge of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (no. 895) was organized in June of 1919, because it was inconvenient for members of Puget Sound lodge 407 living in the Auburn area to travel to Seattle for meetings.
Object ID:1997.0018;
Time Period: 1919 - 1961

Records of the Kiwanis Club of Auburn
Description:Organization records of the Kiwanis Club of Auburn. The files contain club correspondance, newsletters, by-laws, membership lists, etc.
Object ID:2000.0015.001;
Time Period: 1922-1969

Further Reading*
Available in the White River Valley Museum Library

*Ridgely, James L. History of American Odd Fellowship: The First Decade. Baltimore, MD: James L. Ridgely, 1878.

Pacific Northwest Labor and Civil Rights History ProjectsNorberg, David.
Ku Klux Klan in the Valley: A 1920s Phenomena. White River Journal, January 2004.Phillips, J. A.
A Strike Now Exists on the Northern Pacific Railway: Auburn and the Great Shop Strike, 1918-1923. White River Journal, April 1996.