Printed Materials, 1902-1972
Scope and Content of the records
The Records, 1886-1974, of the Richmond Typographical Union Local 90 consist of correspondence, minutes, financial records, printed materials, photographs and tape recordings. The minutes are especially informative for the early years, listing the names of employers declared unfair, describing contract terms, chronicling the changes in wages and hours over the years, and revealing political associations.
Papers relating to the 1971 strike against the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Richmond News-Leader are gathered in a separate series containing correspondence, strike rolls, negotiation notes, news releases, and other materials. A tape recording of a radio broadcase featuring No. 90's president F. S. Thomasson provides an overview of the major issues of the strike, which caused the demise of the local.
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use.
From the Collection: 5.54 Linear Feet (in 10 boxes)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
- From the Collection: International Typographical Union. Local 90 (Richmond, Va.) (Organization)