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Atlanta Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union, Local 8:

A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library

Georgia State University
Georgia State University
Special Collections and Archives
100 Decatur St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
404-413-2880
Fax: 404-413-2881
archives@gsu.edu

June 2001



Profile Description

Creation: Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, June 2001.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: International Printing Pressmen and Assistants’ Union of North America. Printing Specialities and Paper Products Union Local 8 (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Atlanta Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union, Local 8 Records
Dates: 1911; 1940-1973
Quantity: 5 linear feet
Abstract:Atlanta Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union, Local 8 Records, 1911, 1940-1973, consist of correspondence, financial documents, minutes, legal documents, and printed material. Correspondence is with international officers of the Union, notably President Thomas Dunwoody and international representative Larry Smith. Legal records include documentation of the Local's involvement in a strike against Parks Printing Company, 1955.
Identification: L1973-36
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, (1911) 1940 - 1973, of Atlanta Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union #8 consist primarily of correspondence and financial documents. A large part of the correspondence is with International Officers of the union, notably President Thomas Dunwody and International Representative Larry Smith. Prominent Local 8 correspondents are Presidents J.D. Harp, Alton Wood, and William Stephens, and Secretary-Treasurers H.L. Mette and Albert Jones. Major topics are financial affairs, underwriting contracts, jurisdiction and raiding, status promotions of union members, International elections, and training programs. There is also correspondence with various Atlanta printing companies, particularly those belonging to the Union Employing Printers, Printing Industry of Atlanta, concerning negotiating and renewing contracts, manning specifications, and grievances. A strike against Parks Printing Company, 1955, involved Local #8 in extensive legal proceedings.


Historical Note

The International Printing Pressmens and Assistants’ Union of North America was organized in 1889.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Dunwody, Thomas Edgar, 1887--Correspondence.
Harp, J.D.--Correspondence.
Mette, H.L.--Correspondence.
International Printing Pressmen's and Assistant's Union of North America, Local 8--Atlanta (Ga.)
Parks Printing Company (Atlanta, Ga.)
Labor disputes--Georgia.
Collective bargaining--Printing--Georgia.
Labor unions--Printing industry--Georgia.
Labor unions--Elections.
Printers--Georgia.
Printing industry--Georgia.
Strikes and lockouts--Printers--Georgia.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. Oversize material stored offsite; allow 24 hours for retrieval.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], [series title], Atlanta Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union, Local 8 Records, L1973-36, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by William S. Stephens, May 5, 1973.

Processing Information

Inventoried by Alice Gernazian, August 10, 1976. EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services, June 2001; revised by Morna Gerrard, February 2003, and William Hardesty, October 2005.


Related Material

In this repository: International Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union of North America, Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union Local 527 (Atlanta, Ga.), L1977-22, Southern Labor Archives. International Printing Pressmen and Assistants’ Union records, L1995-14, Southern Labor Archives.


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, oversize records, printed material and photographs were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Collections. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.


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