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Atlanta Typographical Union records

 Collection
Identifier: L2003-11

Scope and Contents of the Records

The Atlanta Typographical Union records, 1920s-2000s, consists of contracts, bylaws, correspondence, membership data, union organization forms, news clippings, strike organization, negotiations, and arbitration and grievance files. Most of the material details Local 48's interactions with the International union office and the various printing companies employing the union’s members.

Dates

  • 1920s-2000s

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Access to materials with personal or sensitive information is restricted. Please consult Special Collections for more information about accessing the records in boxes 3-5, 7, 10.

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.

Historical Note

Established in 1860 as the Atlanta affiliate of the International Typographical Union (ITU), the Atlanta Typographical Union (ATU) Local 48 represented the interests of professional typographers in the Atlanta area throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries.

Extent

12.5 Linear Feet (in 10 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The Atlanta Typographical Union, Local 48 was a branch of the International Typographical Union that represented printers and typographers throughout the Atlanta area. The Atlanta Typographical Union records (circa 1920s-2000s) consists of contracts, bylaws, correspondence, membership data, union organization forms, news clippings, strike organization, negotiations, and arbitration and grievance files.

Off-Site Storage

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

Acquisition Information

Donated by Communications Workers of America, Local 14320, via Secretary-Treasurer Bruce Crowe, 2003.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. International Typographical Union Contract collection, 1898-1987 (L-Contracts_ITU)
  2. Edmund Torbush papers, 1906-1985 (L1972-77)
  3. Atlanta Typographical Union records, 1895-1939; 1948-1970 (L1971-02)
  4. International Typographical Union Women's International Auxiliary collection, 1911-1990 (L2000-05)

Processing Information

Processed by John Thompson at the box level, Fall 2013.
Title
Atlanta Typographical Union [L2003-11]:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
Fall 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • Fall 2014: EAD created by John Thompson.
  • January 2016: EAD edited by Hal Hansen.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)