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Sheet Metal Workers Local 94 records

Identifier: MSS-044

Scope and Contents note

This collection documents the history of Sheet Metal Workers' International Association Local 94 chapter from its beginning in Menominee County, Wisconsin through its move to Marquette County, Michigan. The collection contains a complete set of membership meeting minutes, business agent correspondence, financial and budget material, roll call books, apprenticeship training records, and grievance records. The materials date between 1947 and 1982.


  • 1947-1982
  • Majority of material found within 1956 - 1982


Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Sheet Metal Workers Local 94 records, MSS-044, must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.

Historical Note

Sheet metal workers fabricate and install ducts used in heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and a variety of other products. Their work is located in the construction, manufacturing, service, railroad and shipyard industries.

Sheet Metal Workers' International Association began in 1888 to establish and maintain desirable working conditions for its members through their employers. The Local 94 chapter was first located in Menominee County, Wisconsin and served that county along with the entire Upper Peninsula of Michigan; over time, the chapter moved to Marquette County, Michigan, began to only serve the Upper Peninsula, and changed to Zone 5 of Local 7, the chapter of the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association that governs Michigan.


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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged into four series: I. Apprenticeship Training Program, Members, Financial records; II. Correspondence, Membership, Constitution, Directory, Regulations; III. Agreements, Financial Records, Health and Welfare Insurance Fund, International Trial Board; III. Meeting Minutes, Reference Material; and IV. Motion Picture Films. Sub-series are arranged alphabetically by topic.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Roy Stern in 1998.

Sheet Metal Workers Local 94 records
Marcus C. Robyns
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Repository Details

Part of the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives Repository

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette 49855 United States
906-227-1333 (Fax)


This collection guide includes collections from member organizations of UPLINK (the Upper Peninsula Digital Network) as well as the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives. UPLINK collections document the history of the Upper Peninsula broadly, while the Central UP & NMU Archives focuses on such topics as Northern Michigan University history, the local iron mining industry, and the politics, economics, religion, environment, and culture of the Central Upper Peninsula region.

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