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Atlanta Printing Specialities and Paper Products Union, Local 527 (Atlanta, Ga.) records [L1983-02]

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Atlanta Printing Specialities and Paper Products Union, Local 527 (Atlanta, Ga.) [L1983-02]:

A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library

Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
404-413-2880
archives@gsu.edu

Fall 2014



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2015-10-12T16:45-0400
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
Creator: International Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union of North America. Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union Local 527 (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Atlanta Printing Specialities and Paper Products Union, Local 527 (Atlanta, Ga.) records
Dates: 1960s-1970s
Quantity: 17.5 Linear feet (in 14 boxes)
AbstractPrinting Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527 (Atlanta, Ga.) was chartered in 1946. Its records, 1960s-1970s, consist of correspondence, minutes, financial records, contract negotiation files, contracts, constitutions, and other printed items. Ralph Meers, longtime president of the local, created some of the files.
Identification: L1983-02
Location:Off-site storage
Language: English

Scope and Contents of the Records

The Records, 1960s-1970s, of Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527 (Atlanta, Ga,) consist of correspondence, minutes, financial records, contract negotiation files, contracts, constitutions, and other printed items. Ralph Meers, longtime president of the local, created some of the files. The negotiation files comprise a majority of the records and are arranged by company. They contain correspondence, reports, summaries of meetings between union and management negotiation teams, and assorted evidential material. Much of the files deal with a few companies, including Mead Packaging Company, Owens-Illinois, St. Regis, Georgia Blueprint, Continental Can and Atlanta Machine Works.


History of Atlanta Printing Specialities and Paper Products Union, Local 527

Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union Local 527, was affiliated with the International Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union of North America (IPPAU), and with two subordinate bodies of IPPAU, the Southern Conference of Specialty Workers and the Southeastern Printing Specialties and Paper Products union District Council No. S-7.

Today, the Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527 is known as the Graphic Communications Union Local 527-S. The Local 527-S has a proud history dating back to 1946 when it was chartered by 17 women. Local 527-S is affiliated with the Graphic Communications International Union. This Union is the result of mergers with the Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union, Lithographers and Photo Engravers Union, Electro Typers and Stereo Typers, International Brotherhood of Bookbinders Union, and January 2005 merger with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.


Index Terms

International Printing Pressman and Assistants' Union of North America.
Meers, Ralph
Grievance arbitration
Industrial relations
Paper industry workers
Paper industry workers--Labor unions
Printers
Printers--Labor unions
Strikes and lockouts--Paper industry
Strikes and lockouts--Printers
Atlanta (Ga.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Access to files containing personal information restricted. Consult archivist.

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.

This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], [box number], Atlanta Printing Specialities and Paper Products Union, Local 527, L1983-02, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, 1983.

Processing Information

This collection has not been organized into series. The box level inventory was created using minimum standards processing techniques. Processed by Christy Atkins, Fall 2013. Finding aid created by John Thompson, Fall 2014.


Related Material

Related Materials In This Repository
Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527 (Atlanta, Georgia) records, 1954-1972 (L1977-22)
Ralph Meers Oral History Interview (L2010-17)


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