Graphic Communications International Union, Local 8-M (Atlanta, Ga.) records
Scope and Contents of the Records
The Graphic Communications International Union, Local 8-M (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1922-1977 (bulk 1940s-1960s), consist of minutes, attendence rolls, reports, bylaws, election materials, photographs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence.
- Creation: 1922-1977
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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Members of the printing trades formed craft unions starting in the late nineteenth century, which combined starting in the 1960s. The Graphic Communications International Union formed in 1983 with the merger of the Graphic Arts International Union (GAIU) and the International Printing and Graphic Communications Union (IPGCU). GAIU had formed in 1972 with the merger of International Brotherhood of Bookbinders and the Lithographers and Photoengravers International Union (created in 1964 by the merger between the Amalgamated Lithographers of America and the International Photoengravers Union). IPGCU had been created by the 1973 merger of the International Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union with the International Stereotypers and Electrotypers Union. In 2005, the Graphic Communications International Union merged with the Teamsters to form The Graphic Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (GCC/IBT).
1.9 Linear Feet (in 3 boxes)
Language of Materials
The Graphic Communications International Union, Local 8-M (Atlanta, Ga.) records consist of minutes, attendence rolls, reports, bylaws, election materials, photographs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence, 1922-1977. Local 8-M represents workers in the printing industry in Atlanta and the surrounding area.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by GCIU Local 8M, courtesy of William S. Stephens, October 10, 1985.
Processed by Nicolette Paglioni at the file level, January 2020. Folder titles appearing in the contents list are based on those provided by the creator. Titles have not been verified against the contents or the folders. Some superfluous financial records have been weeded and several legal-sized items have been separated for preservation.
- Graphic Communications International Union, Local 8-M (Atlanta, Ga.):
- A Guide to the Records at Georgia State University Library
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