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Construction industry--United States--History--20th century

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Detroit Building and Construction Trades Council Records, 1923-1946

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2010.096
Scope and Contents

Financial records, 1923-1946 of the Detroit Building and Construction Trades Council, consisting mostly of accounts with different locals and also itemized expenses of the union. Lists names of locals and groups and in some cases individuals.

Dates: 1923-1946

F. M. Boswell Diaries

Identifier: SC 00750
Scope and Contents

Diaries, 1941-1945, of F.M. Boswell of Maine. Contains information about his activities at work, including duties performed and hours spent working. Mentions building pools and ponds, pouring cement, and submitting bids for projects. Also mentions his employees and the duties that they performed.

Dates: 1941-1945

Farrar Family Papers

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.71
Scope and Contents The collection includes letters, contracts, deeds, wills, St. Luke Penny Bank medallions, cemetery plot receipts, plans, blueprints, photographs, birth and death certificates relating to members of the Farrar family of Richmond, Virginia. Daniel James Farrar (1862-1925) had a profound effect on the architecture of the city of Richmond. Daniel followed the example of his father, Joseph who was the son of a free black. Farrar was involved with at least 14 buildings in the 1890’s as designer,...
Dates: 1875-1964

Winston & Company Records

Identifier: Mss. 39.2 W73
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, 1918, of Winston & Company, Richmond, Va. with former employees concerning back pay owed them for work done at Camp Abraham Eustis, Lee Hall, Va. (now Fort Eustis, Va.). Winston & Company had offices in New York City and Richmond, Va. For the Camp Eustis project, the company had a job office on location. The letters in the collection are addressed to the job office. It is assumed that probably the Richmond office had control of the project.

Dates: 1918