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Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527 (Atlanta, Ga.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1983-02

Scope and Contents of the Records

The records, circa 1960s-1970s, of Atlanta Printing Specialities and Paper Products Union, Local 527 (Atlanta, Ga,) consist of correspondence, minutes, financial records, contract negotiation files, contracts, constitutions, and other printed items. Ralph Meers, longtime president of the local, created some of the files. The negotiation files comprise a majority of the records and are arranged by company. They contain correspondence, reports, summaries of meetings between union and management negotiation teams, and assorted evidential material. Many of the files deal with a few companies, including Mead Packaging Company, Owens-Illinois, St. Regis, Georgia Blueprint, Continental Can and Atlanta Machine Works.

Dates

  • 1960s-1970s

Creator

Restrictions on Access

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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Historical Note about the Atlanta Printing Specialities and Paper Products Union, Local 527

Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527, has a proud history dating back to 1946 when it was chartered by 17 women. Originally the local was a unit of the International Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union of North America (IPPAU), and affiliated with two subordinate bodies of IPPAU, the Southern Conference of Specialty Workers and the Southeastern Printing Specialties and Paper Products union District Council No. S-7. In 1973, the IPPAU merged with the International Stereotypers', Electrotypers', and Platemakers' Union of North America to create the International Printing and Graphic Communications Union (IPGCU). Later, the IPGCU merged into the Graphic Communications International Union.

Extent

17.5 Linear Feet (in 14 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527 (Atlanta, Ga.) was chartered in 1946. Its records, 1960s-1970s, consist of correspondence, minutes, financial records, contract negotiation files, contracts, constitutions, and other printed items. Ralph Meers, longtime president of the local, created some of the files.

Offsite Storage

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

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, 1983.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials In This Repository

  1. International Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union of North America records, 1911-1977 (L1995-14)
  2. Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union, Local 527 (Atlanta, Georgia) records, 1954-1972 (L1977-22)
  3. International Printing Pressman and Assistants' Union Contract collection, 1911-1974 (L-contracts_IPPAU)
  4. Atlanta Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union, Local 8 records, 1911; 1940-1973 (L1973-36)
  5. George L. Googe papers, 1946-1961 (L1972-80)
  6. Graphic Communications International Union Local 527-S (Atlanta, Ga.) records, circa 1970s-2000s (L2009-12)

Processing Information

Processed by Christy Atkins at the box level, Fall 2013.
Title
Atlanta Printing Specialities and Paper Products Union, Local 527 (Atlanta, Ga.) [L1983-02]:
Subtitle
A Guide to the Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
Fall 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • Fall 2014: EAD Finding aid created by John Thompson.
  • January 2016: EAD revised by Hal Hansen.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)