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Kingsport (Tennessee) Press Strike:

A Guide to the Collection 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
TitleKingsport (Tennessee) Press Strike Collection
Dates: 1961-1967
Quantity: .5 linear feet
Abstract:The strike against Kingsport Press began March 11, 1963 and included local bodies of the bookbinders, electrotypers, machinists, printing pressmen and assistants, and typographical unions. Naming themselves the Allied Kingsport Press Unions, the unions managed the strike through the unity committee. The collection, 1961-1967, includes correspondence, legal documents, minutes, newsclippings, printed material, and photographs. Materials document the activities of the bookbinders, electrotypers, machinists, printing pressmen and assistants, and typographical unions during the strike. Principal correspondents include strike director Earl Derrick, attorney John S. McLellan, and C.E. Fritschle, Vice President for Industrial Relations for Kingsport Press. The legal documents (1965-1967) consist of testimony, memoranda, and decisions pertaining to the strike. The collection also contains correspondence, newsletters, fliers, rosters, financial reports, and membership cards pertaining to the Allied Kingsport Press Unions (1963-1964) and financial material from the AFL-CIO Tennessee State Labor Council (1961-1963).
Identification: L1980-37
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Records

The Collection, 1961, 1963-1967, of the Kingsport (Tennessee) Press Strike contains correspondence, legal documents, minutes, newsclippings, printed material, photographs, and periodicals documenting the activities of the five striking unions: the Bookbinders, Electrotypers, Machinists, Printing Pressmen and Assistants and Typographical Unions. Principal correspondents for the unions are strike director Earl Derrick and attorney John McLellan. Another notable correspondent is C.E. Fritschle, Vice President for Industrial Relations for Kingsport Press, Inc.

Included also are some financial documents and printed material generated by the Tennessee State Labor Council from 1961-1963.


Historical Note

The strike against Kingport Press, Inc. began on March 11, 1963 and included local bodies of the Bookbinders, Electrotypers, Machinists, Printing Pressmen and Assistants and Typographical Unions. Naming themselves the Allied Kingsport Press Unions, the unions managed the strike through the Unity Committee.


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.

Derrick, Earl.
Fritschle, C. E.
McLellan, John S.
AFL-CIO. Tennessee State Labor Council.
Allied Kingsport Press Unions.
Kingsport Press.
Bookbinders--Tennessee.
Kingsport Press Strike, Kingsport, Tenn., 1963-
Labor unions--Printing industry--Tennessee.
Labor unions--Bookbinders--Tennessee.
Labor unions--Machinists--Tennessee.
Machinists--Tennessee.
Printers--Tennessee.
Strikes and lockouts--Bookbinders--Tennessee.
Strikes and lockouts--Machinery industry--Tennessee.
Strikes and lockouts--Printing industry--Tennessee.
Tennessee--Labor--Trade-unions.

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], Kingsport (Tennessee) Press Strike Collection, L1980-37, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Tommy Lee Hulse and Earl Derrick, September 12, 1980.

Processing Information

Inventoried by James B. Murray, March 19, 1985. EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services, June 2001; edited by William Hardesty, December 2005.


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, oversize records, 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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