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International Typographical Union, Women's International Auxiliary:

A Guide to Its 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

January 2002



Profile Description

Creation: EAD Tagging by Pam Hackbart-Dean and Aubrey Underwood January 2002.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: International Typographical Union. Women’s International Auxiliary.
TitleInternational Typographical Union Women's International Auxiliary collection
Dates: 1911-1990
Extent15.5 linear feet
Abstract:The Women's International Auxiliary to the International Typographical Union (AFL-CIO) existed 1902-1990. The main functions performed by the W.I.A. were raising awareness about union products and about the union label, fund raising projects (i.e., to help out the Printer's Retirement Home), assisting ITU locals, and aiding members and their families in times of need. The collection consists of materials that primarily relate to conventions, publication, photographs and audio material, office files, and artifacts of the WIA. Most materials came from WIA #1 to ITU #48.
Identification: L2000-05
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Collection

The collection consists of materials that primarily relate to conventions, publication, photographs and audio material, office files, and artifacts of the WIA. Most materials came from WIA #1 to ITU #48. Convention items include reports, transcript, proceedings, membership rolls, budget information, and awards for scrapbooks and reports. Convention files begin in 1954 and span up to the last convention of the WIA before it disbanded in 1990. Convention proceedings books cover the time period of 1911 - 1965 and 1973. Publications in the collection consist of Label Facts, the newsletter of the WIA; the ITU Review, the CWA News (of the Communication Workers of America), and a few other miscellaneous booklets, journals, and newspapers. The office files include financial statements (1940s - 1970s), correspondence, minutes, membership lists, and other papers relating to the day-to-day activities of the Auxiliary.

The photographs in the collection are pulled from the convention papers and a scrapbook. The audio reels are from conventions, 1977 - 1983. The collection's artifacts include United States and Canadian flags, a union label exhibit banner, a scrapbook, several booklets (constitutions, by-laws, directories, etc.), charters (originals, photocopies, photographed copies), and old labor newspapers from the 1950s and earlier.


History of the Women's International Auxiliary to the International Typographical Union

The Women's International Auxiliary to the International Typographical Union (AFL-CIO) was founded in 1902 at the "Golden Jubilee" convention of the ITU. The main functions performed by the W.I.A. were raising awareness about union products and about the union label, fund raising projects (i.e., to help out the Printer's Retirement Home), assisting ITU locals, and aiding members and their families in times of need. The WIA to the ITU disbanded in 1990, three years after the ITU became a part of the Communication Workers of America.


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.

Communication Workers of America.
International Typographical Union.
Labor Unions--Printing Industry--Georgia.
Labor Unions--Printing Industry--United States.
Women--Georgia--Societies and Clubs.
Women--United States--Societies and Clubs.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

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], International Typographical Union Women's International Auxiliary, L2000-05, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Nona Randall (L1992-08); Thelma Armstrong, Secretary-Treasurer (L1990-23); and Lutricia Barnett (L2000-05)


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