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Atlanta Typographical Union Records [L1971-02]

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Atlanta Typographical Union:

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

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 Typographical Union. Local 48 (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Atlanta Typographical Union Records
Dates: 1895-1939; 1948-1970
Extent9.3 linear feet
Abstract:The records, 1895-1939; 1948-1970, of the Atlanta Typographical Union, Local 48, consist of correspondence, minutes, financial documents, and printed material. They illuminate in detail the activities of the local -- membership campaigns, internal judicial and business matters, dealings with the Atlanta Typothetae and individual employers, and strikes and lockouts.
IDL1971-02
LanguageEnglish.

Organization and Arrangement of the Records

These records of the Atlanta Typographical Union were originally bound into twenty-six record books. To insure the preservation of the records and to make their contents more easily usable, the books were disassembled. The original chronological arrangement of the records was maintained, but since the contents of several books overlapped, similar types of material--i.e. correspondence, minutes, financial documents, legal documents and printed material--were placed together.Two of the books contained tables of contents, four had indexes. These six listings have been filed together and numbered one through six. A notation appears on folders indicating those bodies of material to which these indexes and contents apply.

Scope and Content of the Records

The records, 1895-1939; 1948-1970, of the Atlanta Typographical Union, Local 48, consist of correspondence, minutes, financial documents, and printed material. They illuminate in detail the activities of the local -- membership campaigns, internal judicial and business matters, dealings with the Atlanta Typothetae and individual employers, and strikes and lockouts. Much of the strike material concerns a series of strikes from 1921 to 1932 to obtain shorter work hours. The fight for the 44-hour week from 1921 to 1926 is recorded at length. The records during the years 1930-1939 reveal how the union suffered severe effects from the Great Depression. Included among the correspondents are American Federation of Labor President William Green; International Typographical Union Presidents William Prescott, John McFarland, James Lynch, Charles Howard, and Claude Baker; Atlanta Typographical Union President W. M. Fudge and Secretary Walter Grant; and Tom Watson, former U.S. Senator and Populist candidate for President.


Historical Note

Atlanta Typographical Union, Local 48 received its charter in 1860, and was rechartered in 1882.


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.

Atlanta Typographical Union--Local 48 (Atlanta, Ga.)--Archives
Baker, Claude, 1948-
Fudge, W. M.
Green, William, 1872-1952
Howard, Charles, 1879-1938
Lynch, James M., 1867-1930
McFarland, John
Prescott, W.H.
Watson, Thomas E., 1856-1922
Depressions--1929--Georgia--Atlanta
Hours of Labor--Law and legislation--Georgia
Industrial relations--Georgia
Labor disputes--Georgia
Labor unions--Printing industry--Georgia
Printers--Georgia
Printing industry--Georgia
Strikes and lockouts--Printing industry--Georgia

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. Oversize materials 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 Typographical Union Records, L1971-02, Southern Labor Archives, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Atlanta Typographical Union, Local 48 donated its materials in 1971. Additional materials donated in 1973.


Separated Material

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


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