Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Guide to the Sacramento Bakers Protective Association Records
MC 9  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (54.61 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
 
Table of contents What's This?
Description
The Sacramento Bakers Protective Association operated from 1891 through the turn of the century for the purpose of improving working conditions in local bakeries and standardizing prices. The Association records consist primarily of meeting minutes detailing the group's operations (1891-1898, bulk 1891-1895). The minutes concern the enforcement of the union constitution and bylaws, incorporation, union finances, setting prices, composing and distributing a blacklist of local bakers, and a roster of attendees for 1894 and 1895 meetings.
Background
The Sacramento Bakers Protective Union convened its first meeting on April 28, 1891, and elected John Rohr, proprietor of the Pioneer Bakery at 124 J Street as president. C. Schurr served as vice president and J. H. Hogan as secretary and treasurer. Eight other proprietors from area bakeries signed on as the initial members of the union, which met at Federated Trades Hall. The union met for several months to discuss the enforement of the union bylaws, settling prices for baked goods and recruiting new bakeries, but dispersed after September 22, 1891. In May 12, 1894, the majority of Sacramento area bakers reconvened as the Sacramento Bakers Protective Association. They elected J. H. Hogan as president, G. N. Brawn as vice president, C. Schurr as treasurer and M. B. Kent as secretary. The association met in Turn Verein Hall, and continued the work that was begun by the union in 1891. In addition, the association composed a list of blacklisted bakeries in the Sacramento area (June 1894).
Extent
.1 linear ft. (2 folders)
Restrictions
Use of the described materials may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Sacramento Public Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.