Women's Auxiliary, National Association of Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors Records, 1919-2011
Women's Auxiliary, National Association of Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors
National Association of Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors
National Association of Master Plumbers
14 cu. ft. : 14 boxes
Mixed archival materials
Auxiliary organization formed in the 1910s to support the National Association of Master Plumbers (the former name of the Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors Association.) Originally formed to support the businesses of the Auxiliary members' husbands, the Auxiliary grew into a very active organization in which members raised money for scholarships, and were active on matters relating to public sanitation, water pollution, labor practices, etc. Now known as the National Auxiliary, it admits family members other than the wives of contractors, and includes any family member with an interest in the field.
The collection consists of the organizational records of the Auxiliary. The organizational records include meticulously detailed financial records; various iterations of the by-laws; charter books for state chapters and for committees; ledger books detailing all expenditures and moneys taken in for approximately the entire time of the Auxiliary's existence; proceedings, covering most of the years from 1934-2011, detailing every activity of the Auxiliary; printed materials such as newsletters, informational brochures, and convention programs; and 27 volumes of scrapbooks and photograph albums. The scrapbooks tend mostly to relate to convention activities and all include photographs taken at conventions. The scrapbooks cover almost every year of the Auxiliary's existence.
Women's Auxiliary, National Association of Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors Records, 1919-2011, Archives Center, National Museum of American History