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Ferrall W. Campbell papers

Guide to the Ferrall W. Campbell papers

Collection number: HMC-0364.
Creator: Campbell, Ferrall W.
Title: Ferrall W. Campbell papers.
Dates: 1953-1963.
Volume of collection: 0.75 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Papers relating to labor organizations in Alaska.

Biographical note:
Ferrall Campbell was active in organized labor in Southeastern Alaska from the 1950s to the 1970s. He was secretary-treasurer of the Ketchikan Central Labor Council and, later, of the Juneau Central Labor Council. He was also secretary-treasurer of the Juneau Building Trades Council (1960-1962); secretary-treasurer of Labor’s Joint Committee on Legislative Action (1962); secretary of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 302; and a member of the Juneau Central Labor Council’s Committee on Political Education. Campbell was active in the Territorial (later State) Federation of Labor, serving as a vice president from Ketchikan and, later, from Juneau. He also served on a number of committees including the Rules and Constitution Committee (1958, 1970, 1972), the Legislative Committee (1964), and the Committee on Officers and Finance (1966).

Collection description:
The collection consists of records relating to Ferrall Campbell’s involvement in organized labor in Alaska. Included are constitutions and dues records of the Ketchikan Central Labor Council; constitution, monthly meeting minutes, Committee on Political Education meeting minutes, correspondence, mailing lists, and other records of the Juneau Central Labor Council; minutes, correspondence and bank records of the Juneau Building Trades Council; correspondence of Labor’s Joint Committee on Political Action (Juneau); constitutions, convention programs and minutes, photographs, and other records of the Alaska Territorial and Alaska State Federation of Labor; copies of labor agreements; and other records.

Arrangement: The papers are grouped by organization.

Digitized copies: Three photographs from this collection have been digitized and are available on Alaska’s Digital ArchivesFor information about obtaining copies please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Copyright to the materials may be retained by the creating organization.

Preferred citation: Ferrall W. Campbell papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The papers were presented to the Archives by Kevin Dougherty of the Alaska State District Council of Laborers in 1990.  Mr. Dougherty received the records from Jim Johnson of the Operating Engineers Union, Local 302, in southeast Alaska.

Processing information: This collection was described prior to 1990.

Container list:
Series 1: Ketchikan Central Labor Council records; 1947-1958.

Box/Folder Description Date
1/1 Constitution 1958 June 19
1/2 Per capita membership dues record 1947-1956

Series 2: Juneau Central Labor Council records; 1958-1963.

Box/Folder Description Date
1/3 Constitution 1961 August 12
1/4 Constitution Committee correspondence 1960-1961
1/5-7 Minutes 1958-1963
1/8 Credentials of delegates 1960, 1962
1/9 Committee on Political Education (COPE) minutes 1961-1962
1/10 Correspondence 1959-1963
1/11 Sample general election ballot 1958 October-November
1/12 Mailing lists 1962-1963
1/13 Stationery Undated

Series 3: Juneau Building Trades Council records; 1954-1962.

Box/Folder Description Date
2/1 Minutes 1960, 1962
2/2 Correspondence 1958, 1960-1962
2/3 Bank statements and cancelled checks 1954-1959
2/4 Miscellaneous documents Undated, 1959

Series 4: Labor’s Joint Committee on Legislative Action; 1962.

Box/Folder Description Date
2/5 Correspondence 1962

Series 5: Alaska Territorial and State Federation of Labor; 1952, 1956-1962.

Box/Folder Description Date
2/6 Alaska Territorial Federation of Labor (ATFL) constitution 1952, 1956
2/7 ATFL 12th annual convention program 1956
2/8 ATFL 12th annual convention photographs 1956
2/9 First Alaska labor educational conference program 1957
2/10 ATFL 13th annual convention minutes and legislative program 1958
2/11 Alaska State Federation of Labor (ASFL) 14th convention program and minutes 1960
2/12 ASFL 15th convention program and minutes 1962
2/13 ASFL 15th convention duplicate minutes 1962
2/14 ASFL legislative program and correspondence 1962

Series 6: Labor agreements; 1952, 1957, 1963.

Box/Folder Description Date
2/15 International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302 (Juneau), signed agreements with Associated General Contractors of America, Inc., Alaska Chapter 1952
2/16 Sitka pulp mill specialty crafts agreement (unsigned) Circa 1957
2/17 Alaska Ferry labor agreements with various maritime unions (copies) 1962 October –November

Series 7: Newsletters and reports; 1955, 1958-1959, 1963.

Box/Folder Description Date
2/18 Alaska labor news newsletters 1959, 1963
2/19 1955 yearbook of Alaska timber industries, and Outline of fisheries education needs in southeast Alaska. 1955, 1958

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