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Journeymen Barbers International Union of America convention panoramic photographs

 Collection — Object: OBF012
Identifier: OBF012

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two black-and-white panoramic photographs from two Journeymen Barbers International Union of America conventions held in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 6, 1914 and September 11, 1924. The convention attendees were photographed in front of the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument. In the 1914 photograph taken by Cirkut Photo, some of the attendees, which included women, hold banners or pennants indicating their home state or country. The 1924 image shows men, as well as some women and children.


  • 1914/10/06, 1924/09/11

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Administrative History

The trade union was organized in 1887 as Journeymen Barbers’ International Union of America to serve the interests of barbers who became members of the organization. The union periodically held conventions, extending their occurence to every 5 years at the 11th convention in Louisville, Kentucky in 1904, in order to increase the sick and death benefits provided to members and their families. The 12th convention was held in Milwaulkee, Wisconsin in 1909 and the 13th in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1914. Women were not permitted to join the union until 1924, when the decision to admit female professionals was made at the union's 15th convention in Indianapolis. The union's name changed to Journeymen Barbers, Hairdressers, and Cosmetologists’ International Union of America in 1941. It later became the Journeymen Barbers, Hairdressers, Cosmetologists, and Proprietors’ International Union of America.


Items in the collection.

"Echoes of the Convention. The Jouneyman Barber 1, no. 1 (February 1905): 4-5. Accessed March 24, 2022. HathiTrust.

"Notes and Comments." The Jouneyman Barber 1, no. 2 (March 1905): 43-51. Accessed March 24, 2022. HathiTrust.

"Woman Barbers Win Fight to Be Admitted to Union. Indianapolis Star, September 13, 1924. Accessed March 24, 2022. ProQuest.


0.1 Cubic Feet (2 panoramic photographs)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digitized materials from the collection are available online in the ISL Digital Collections:

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/03/24 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2022/03/24 by Brittany Kropf.
Journeymen Barbers International Union of America convention panoramic photographs
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.