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Edmund Torbush:

A Guide to His Papers 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 22, 2006



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 1.0 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Abigail R. Adams, June 22, 2006.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:Torbush, Edmund
Title:Edmund Torbush papers
Dates: 1906-1985
Quantity: 3.11 linear ft. (in 9 boxes)
Abstract:Edmund Torbush was a member of the Atlanta Typographical Union (International Typographical Union, Local 48) who worked for Atlanta Newspapers, Inc. His papers include correspondence, minutes, news clippings, printed materials, pamphlets, photographs pertaining to the International Typographical Union, the Atlanta Typographical Union, and its Women's Auxiliary. The papers also contains artifacts used in the typesetting profession.
Identification: L1972-77
LanguageEnglish.

Organization of the Papers

Organized into five series:
Series I. Correspondence
Series II. Atlanta Typographical Union, Local 48
Series III. Artifacts
Series IV. Photographs
Series V. Printed material

Scope and Content of the Papers

The collection consists of papers of Edmund Torbush, 1906-1985. Includes correspondence, minutes, news clippings, printed materials, pamphlets, photographs pertaining to the International Typographical Union, the Women's Auxiliary and Local 48 (Atlanta, Ga.) of the International Typographical Union. Materials reflect the union's concern with repealing the Georgia right-to-work law, organizing, ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment in Georgia, national health insurance, reducing union dues to facilitate mergers with other local printing craft unions, and apprenticeship programs. The papers also contain artifacts used in the typesetting profession.


Biography of Edmund Torbush

Edmund Torbush, typographer, was a member of the Atlanta Typographical Union (International Typographical Union, Local 48). In 1938, he was president of the Atlanta Junior Typographical Union. He retired from Atlanta Newspapers, Inc. In the mid-1970s, his wife was publicity chairman for the Women's International Auxiliary chapter in Atlanta.


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.

Torbush, Edmund--Archives
International Typographical Union.
International Typographical Union. Local 48 (Atlanta, Ga.)
Apprentices--Georgia.
Equal rights amendment--Georgia.
Labor unions--Printing industry--Georgia.
Labor unions--Printing industry--Organizing--Georgia.
Printers--Georgia.
Printing industry--Georgia.
Typesetting.
Pamphlets.
Photographs.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. Oversize records stored offsite; allow 24 hours for retrival.

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

Provenance Information

Accession L1981-03 includes material Edmund Torbush donated material on behalf of Mrs. Walter Freeman.

Citation

[item], [folder title], [series title], Edmund Torbush Papers, [accession number], Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Edmund Torbush on August 28, 31, 1972 [L1972-77], March 26, 1973 [L1973-23], May 8, 1980 [L1981-03], July 11, 1985 [L1985-26]

Processing Information

Accessions L1972-77, L1973-23 inventoried by E. L. Eltzroth, September 26, 1972 and April 3, 1973. Accession L1981-03 inventoried by Alice Gernazian, September 11, 1980. Each accession was arranged, described, and housed separately.

Accession L1985-26 processed and single finding aid created by Abigail R. Adams and Diane Fulkerson, June 22, 2006.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Atlanta Typographical Union Records; International Typographical Union Women's International Auxiliary Records.

In 1975, Torbush donated printed material to the Southern Labor Archives on behalf of G. Ashton Jones and Louis R. Jesse.


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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