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International Typographical Union, Local 104 (Birmingham, Ala.), records

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International Typographical Union, Local 104 (Birmingham, Ala.):

A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library

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

March 17, 2011



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Harold Victor Hansen, Jr., March 17, 2011.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:International Typographical Union, Local 104 (Birmingham, Ala.)
Title:International Typographical Union, Local 104 (Birmingham, Ala.), records
Dates: 1897-1972
Quantity: 5 linear ft. (in 12 boxes)
Abstract:The guide to this collection has been created from one of the Southern Labor Archives’ legacy finding aids, which has not been updated since the time of processing.
Identification: L1978-31
LanguageEnglish.

Organization of the Records

Organized into seven series:
Series I. Correspondence [L1973-56], 1950-1972
Series II. Financial Documents [L1973-56], 1960-1972
Series III. Membership Data [L1973-56], 1959-1973
Series IV. Legal Documents [L1973-56], 1963-1972
Series V. Printed Materials [L1973-56], 1928-1972
Series VI. Minutes [L1978-31], 1897-1950
Series VII. General [L1978-31], 1899-1950

Scope and Content of the Records

Accession L1973-56: The records, 1897-1972, of the International Typographical Union, Local 104 (Birmingham, Ala.), comprise correspondence, grievances, minutes, financial documents, membership data, testimony, and printed materials such as newspaper clippings, handbills, newsletters, constitutions, contracts, pamphlets, and proceedings. Most of the correspondence is between Local 104 and the International Typographical Union on such topics as union administration, union standards on wages and working conditions, contract negotiations, and pensions.

Most of the correspondence is between Local 104 and officers of the International Typographical Union: Presidents Elmer Brown, 1965-1967 and John J. Pilch, 1968-1972; and Secretary-Treasurer William R. Cloud, 1964-1972.

The most frequently discussed subjects are union administration, maintenance of union standards in wages and working conditions, contract negotiations, and pensions. Contract negotiations of the several branches (or chapels) of Local 104 are discussed in a correspondence subseries. Documents prepared for hearings of the National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission pertain to negotiation settlements and charges of discrimination.

Accession L1978-31: The International Typographical Union, Local 104 (Birmingham, Ala.), records comprise the minutes of meetings, 1897-1950. The bulk of the material discusses routine buiness, including minutes from special meetings, official ballots, and financial records. Highlights of the 1946 International Typographical Union Convention, the proposition of the 8-hour day, 1904-1905, and the condemnation of the use of prisoners in competitive jobs in Alabama, 1932, are recorded. Cases concerning job scale and job contract brought before the War Labor Board by President W. E. Dennis, 1942-1945, are reported.


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.

Baker, William
Brown, Elmer
Cloud, William R.
Johnson, Plato
Ridenhour, Norman
Rutherford, C.P.
International Typographical Union, Local 104 (Birmingham, Ala.)
Hours of Labor--Law and legislation--Alabama
Industrial relations--Alabama
Labor unions--Printing industry--Alabama
Printers--Alabama
Printing industry--Alabama

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

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.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], [series title], International Typographical Union, Local 104 (Birmingham, Ala.), records, L1978-31, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Norman Ridenhour, November 6, 1973 [L1973-56] and June 30, 1978 [L1978-31].

Processing Information

Processed by John Conti, 1979 and Carol Veal, 1974.


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