Records of the Maritime Labor Board
(Record Group 157)
77 cu. ft.
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Established: By an amendment of June 23, 1938 (52 Stat. 968), to the Merchant Marine Act (49 Stat. 1985), June 29, 1936.
Functions: Mediated labor disputes in the maritime industry and conducted research on maritime labor problems. Under an amendment of June 23, 1941 (55 Stat. 259), to the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, the mediatory functions of the Maritime Labor Board lapsed, and it became thereafter exclusively a research agency.
Abolished: Ceased operations February 14, 1942, after exhausting final appropriation.
Successor Agencies: Conciliation Service of the National Defense Mediation Board (pending mediation cases).
Finding Aids: Caroline W. Hiatt and Salvatore D. Nerboso, comps., Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Maritime Labor Board, PI 20 (1949).
Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Maritime Labor Board in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.
Textual Records: General file, including board minutes, research studies in the field of maritime labor problems, mediation case files, administrative records, and supporting correspondence, 1938-42. Reading file, 1938-42. "Specimen Agreement File," containing sample collective bargaining agreements, 1938-42. Questionnaires on earnings of seamen, 1940. Reference file, 1938- 42.
Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.
This Web version is updated from time to time to include records processed since 1995.