The Catherwood Library and ILR School at Cornell are pleased to again make available an extremely important index of major labor union publications, long out of print. It is Lloyd G. Reynolds and Charles C. Killingsworth's Trade Union Publications: The Official Journals, Convention Proceedings and Constitutions of International Unions and Federations, 1850-1941. Baltimore, The John Hopkins Press, 1944.

This remarkable reference tool is in three volumes. It provides a subject index to the vast literature of the American union movement from its birth to World War II where none existed before and for which none has been created since.

The first volume in the set is a bibliographic essay which offers, a brief chronology of the history of each union covered and an authoritative bibliography of its convention proceedings, constitutions and journal titles from the creation of the union to 1941.

For major unions or those the history of which is particularly interesting, substantive critiques of the union's publications are offered, as well, in volume 1. These brief essays frequently comment on the political point of view of the editors of the publications or describe the internal politics within the unions that were reflected in it publications.

Volumes 2 and 3 of the set index the actual publications of 53 trade unions and federations by subject. The second volume begins with a complete list of index headings. Users of this index should carefully peruse the entire 22 pages of this list before trying to use the index since its terminology is dated and some of the subjects selected are somewhat idiosyncratic.

Users should also study Explanation of Reference System and Code Number of Unions which list the access numbers for the unions and union federations indexed therein.

The listing below includes the complete text of each volume. For ease of download and browsing, individual chapters and smaller sections of the subject indexes are also provided.

Volume I: Description and Bibliography

Complete Text - Trade Union Publications: The Official Journals, Convention Proceedings, and Constitutions of International Unions and Federations, 1850-1941, Volume I, Lloyd G. Reynolds and Charles C. Killingsworth

Foreword and Preface, pp. i-xii,

Summary and Detailed Table of Contents, pp. xii-xxxii,

Chapter 1 - Trade Union Publications: Content and Uses, pp. 3-30,

Chapter 2 - A Discussion of Methods, pp. 31-44,

Chapter 3 - Transportation: Railroads, pp. 47-90,

Chapter 4 - Transportation: Water, Road, and Air, pp. 91-114,

Chapter 5 - Building Construction, pp. 115-140,

Chapter 6 - Extractive Industries, pp. 141-163,

Chapter 7 - Metals and Machinery, pp. 164-206,

Chapter 8 - Glass, Clay, Stone and Woodworking, pp. 207-226,

Chapter 9 - Paper, Printing, and Bookbinding, pp. 227-258,

Chapter 10 - Clothing and Textiles, pp. 259-299,

Chapter 11 - Food, Beverage, and Tobacco, pp. 300-308,

Chapter 12 - Miscellaneous Manufactures, pp. 309-316,

Chapter 13 - Public Service, pp. 317-333,

Chapter 14 - Service Industries, pp. 334-346,

Chapter 15 - Professional and Entertainment Groups, pp. 347-359,

Chapter 16 - Federations of Labor, pp. 360-388,

Index of Unions in Volume I, pp. 389-405,

Subject Index of Volume I, pp. 406-416,

Volume II: Subject Index

Complete Text - Trade Union Publications: The Official Journals, Convention Proceedings, and Constitutions of International Unions and Federations, 1850-1941, Volume II, Lloyd G. Reynolds and Charles C. Killingsworth

Preface and Table of Contents to Volumes II and III, pp. i-ix,

Complete List of Index Headings, pp. xi-xxxiii,

A Glossary of Index Headings, pp. xxxv-xlviii,

Explanation of Reference System, pp. xlix-li,

Code Numbers of Unions, pp. lii-liii,

Abbreviations and Short Titles for Unions, pp. liv-lvi,

Publication Symbols and Other Abbreviations, p. lvii,

Subject Index (benefit plans, union - boarding house system), pp. 1-75,

Subject Index (benefit plans, union - Commission on Industrial Relations), pp. 76-141,

Subject Index (Commission on Industrial Relations, cont. - dues and assessments), pp. 142-223,

Subject Index (dues and assessments, cont. - George, Henry), pp. 224-299,

Subject Index (Gompers, Samuel - International Federation of Trade Unions), pp. 300-391,

Subject Index (International Labor Organization - Massachusetts Labor Relations Board), pp. 392-486,

Volume III: Subject Index (concluded)

Complete Text - Trade Union Publications: The Official Journals, Convention Proceedings, and Constitutions of International Unions and Federations, 1850-1941, Volume III, Lloyd G. Reynolds and Charles C. Killingsworth

List of Index Headings in Volume III, pp. i-xv,

Subject Index (McNamara case - old age insurance), pp. 487-562,

Subject Index (old age insurance, cont. - political parties), pp. 563-619,

Subject Index (political parties, cont. - spies, labor), pp. 620-710,

Subject Index (standards of living - strikes and lockouts), pp. 711-788,

Subject Index (strikers, employment status of - vigilantes), pp. 789-865,

Subject Index (violence - World War of 1939-1945), pp. 866-931,