A Guide to the Beach, Calder, Anderson & Alden Records, 1940-1980

A Guide to the Beach, Calder, Anderson & Alden Records An Inventory

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the Beach, Calder, Anderson & Alden Records
Creator
Beach, Calder, Anderson & Alden.
Inclusive Dates
1940-1980
Extent
63.0 Linear feet
Abstract
Beach, Calder, Anderson & Alden was a law firm founded in 1919 in Bristol, Connecticut. The collection consists of documents relating to the firm's representation of Bristol Brass Company and E. Ingraham Company.
Call Number
1997.0016
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by James Brundage. (July 2004)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Beach, Calder, Anderson & Alden Records. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

The records were donated by the law firm to the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center in 1987.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Beach, Calder, Anderson & Alden Records. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Administrative records
  • Books.
  • Clippings (information artifacts).
  • Correspondence
  • Financial Records
  • Legal documents
  • Transcripts

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History

Beach, Calder, Anderson & Alden was a law firm founded by  Russell Mink in 1919 in  Bristol, Connecticut. The firm specialized in corporate law, estate planning, probate of estates, preparation of wills and trusts, residential and commercial real estate, litigation, labor law, and domestic law. The firm has represented companies throughout  Connecticut during its history, including the  Bristol Brass Company and the  E. Ingraham Company.

The Bristol Brass Company was founded as the  Bristol Brass and Clock Company in 1850, the creation of sixteen industrialists from Bristol clock and Waterbury brass interests who hoped to profit in the booming clock industry of  Bristol, Connecticut. It was the largest employer in  Bristol, with 375 employees by 1880. Its mainstay was the production of brass for automobiles. The company thrived during the years of World Wars I and II, making shell cases for the military but the post-war economy brought a change in the company's fortunes. The amount of brass used in automobiles declined swiftly, and foreign competition eroded the company's clientele. The  Bristol Brass Company closed its doors in December 1982, after 132 years as a major part of the Bristol economy.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the records, agreements, meeting minutes, union records, grievances, and negotiation records of Bristol Brass Company and its subsidiaries, includinh  E. Ingraham Company. Subjects in the collection include the  C.I.O,  Bristol Brass Company,  New England Centerless Grinding Company,  Accurate Brass Corporation,  Sessions Clock Company,  McGraw-Edison Company, Commission on Human Rights,  Harris & Mallow Products, National Labor Relations,  American Arbitration Association, and  American Exactron. The collection contains materials from the 1940s through the 1980s, with the bulk of the collection from the 1950s and 1960s. The collection consists of papers relating to the  Bristol Brass Company, its administration, and the legal issues it faced during the period.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Inventory, 

Box

Administrative records, correspondence, transcripts, 1940-1942   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

subjects include: agreements, arbitration, C.I.O, union records.

1

Administrative records, correspondence,transcripts, 1941-1950   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: C.I.O, grievances, proposals, union contracts.

2

Administrative records, 1943-1944, 1946-1949, 1950-1952   0.5 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: agreements, union contracts.

3

Administrative records, transcripts, 1941-1950   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: arbitration, Bristol Brass Co., C.I.O, grievances, miscellaneous, union contracts.

4

Administrative records, correspondence, 1943-1947   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: agreements, Bristol Brass Co., C.I.O., miscellaneous, union contracts.

5

Administrative records, clippings, 1944-1949, 1951-1956   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: arbitration, Bristol Brass Co.,Bristol Brass Corp.Bristol Brass Corp. C.I.O, grievances, negotiations.

6

Administrative records, 1951-1957   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: Bristol Brass Co., grievances, meeting minutes, miscellaneous, negotiations.

7

Administrative records, correspondence, financial records, 1955-1956   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: Arbitration, Bristol Brass Co., grievances, miscellaneous, negotiations.

8

Administrative records, financial records, 1955-1959, 1960-1968   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: Bristol Brass Co., grievances, meeting minutes, negotiations.

9

Administrative records, transcripts, 1954-1955, 1957-1959, 1960-1967   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: by-laws, grievances.

10

Administrative records, correspondence, 1957-1959, 1960-1968   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: grievances, miscellaneous, negotiations.

11

Administrative records, correspondence, 1966-1967   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: contracts, grievances, negotiations.

12

Administrative records, reports 1966-1968   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: grievances, meeting minutes, miscellaneous.

13

Administrative records, transcripts, 1954, 1961-1969, 1970-1971   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: arbitration, Bristol Brass Co., meeting minutes, miscellaneous.

14

Administrative records, 1962, 1968-1969, 1970-1975   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: Bristol Brass Co., contracts, grievances, meeting minutes, New England Centerless Grinding Company.

15

Administrative records, correspondence, 1955,1963-1967   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: Accurate Brass Corp., negotiations, Sessions Clock Co.

16

Administrative records, books, correspondence, 1955-1959, 1960-1967, 1976-1979, 1980   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: Accurate Brass Corp., arbitration, meeting minutes, negotiations.

17

Administrative records, correspondence, 1947-1949   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: by-laws, contracts, negotiations.

18

Administrative records, 1949,1950-1951   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: arbitration, contracts, meeting minutes, miscellaneous, negotiations.

19

Administrative records, 1948-1949, 1950-1953   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: arbitration, grievances, meeting minutes, miscellaneous, negotiations.

20

Administrative records, 1947,1950-1953   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: contracts, grievances, meeting minutes, miscellaneous, negotiations.

21

Administrative records, transcripts 1951-1955   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: arbitration, contracts, meeting minutes, negotiations

22

Administrative records, 1954-1955   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: arbitration, contracts, meeting minutes, negotiations.

23

Administrative records, 1955-1957   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: arbitration, meeting minutes, miscellaneous, negotiations.

24

Administrative records, 1957-1958   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: contracts, meeting minutes, negotiations.

25

Administrative records, correspondence, financial records, 1958-1959   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: arbitration, grievances, meeting minutes, negotiations, pension.

26

Administrative records, galley proofs, 1956-1959, 1960   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: agreements, contracts, grievances, meeting minutes, miscellaneous, negotiations.

27

Administrative records, clippings, 1958-1959, 1960-1961   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: grievances, miscellaneous, negotiations.

28

Administrative records, correspondence, 1960-1961   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: agreements, meeting minutes, negotiations,

29

Administrative records, clippings, 1956-1959, 1962   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: contracts, grievances, meeting minutes, negotiations.

30

Administrative records, correspondence, legal documents, notes, 1954,1962-1963   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: agreements, contracts, female grievances, meeting minutes, miscellaneous, negotiations.

31

Administrative records, financial records, legal documents, 1960-1965   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: arbitration, hearings, meeting minutes, miscellaneous.

32

Administrative records, financial records 1960, 1964-1965   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: clocks, contracts, grievances, meeting minutes, negotiations.

33

Administrative records, correspondence, financial records, 1966   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: arbitration, clocks, meeting minutes.

34

Administrative records, 1965-1968   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: McGraw-Edison Company, meeting minutes.

35

Administrative records, 1964,1966   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: grievances, negotiations, retirement claims.

36

Administrative records, correspondence 1961-1966   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: agreements, arbitration, renegotiations.

37

Administrative records, correspondence, 1967-1968   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: contracts, grievances, negotiations, pension amendments.

38

Administrative records, correspondence, design, financial records, transcripts, 1956-1957,1967-1968   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: agreements, blueprint, contracts, negotiations, pensions.

39

Administrative records, 1966, 1968   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: grievances, meeting minutes, negotiations, timing devices divison.

40

Administrative records, correspondence, financial records, 1964-1969   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: bank loans, meeting minutes, miscellaneous.

41

Administrative records, 1965-1966   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: arbitration, charges, grievances, state labor relations.

42

Administrative records, 1968-1969, 1970   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: agreements, Commission on Human Rights, grievances, pension negotiations.

43

Administrative records, legal documents, transcripts, 1966, 1970-1971   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: agreements, Harris & Mallow Products, National Labor Relations, wage negotiations.

44

Administrative records, legal documents, notes, 1965-1967, 1969   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: grievances, Harris & Mallow Products Inc., McGraw-Edison Company, releases, travelers policies, union exhibits.

45

Administrative records, financial records, legal documents, transcripts, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1970-1971   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: American Arbitration Association, American Exactron, grievances, negotiations, union exhibits.

46

Administrative records, financial records, 1968-1969, 1970-1971, 1974-1975   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: agreements, grievances, meeting minutes, miscellaneous, pension board.

47

Administrative records, correspondence, 1968-1969, 1971, 1974   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: agreements, contracts, meeting minutes, negotiations, pension board, profit sharing & insurance problems.

48

Administrative records, correspondence, 1968-1969, 1970-1972   1.3 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Subjects include: grievances, pension, profit sharing, tax material.

49

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