Edmund Torbush papers
Scope and Content of the Papers
The collection consists of papers of Edmund Torbush, 1906-1985. Includes correspondence, minutes, news clippings, printed materials, pamphlets, photographs pertaining to the International Typographical Union, the Women's Auxiliary and Local 48 (Atlanta, Ga.) of the International Typographical Union. Materials reflect the union's concern with repealing the Georgia right-to-work law, organizing, ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment in Georgia, national health insurance, reducing union dues to facilitate mergers with other local printing craft unions, and apprenticeship programs. The papers also contain artifacts used in the typesetting profession.
- Torbush, Edmund (Person)
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.
Oversized materials stored off-site.Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.
Biography of Edmund Torbush
Edmund Torbush, typographer, was a member of the Atlanta Typographical Union (International Typographical Union, Local 48). In 1938, he was president of the Atlanta Junior Typographical Union. He retired from Atlanta Newspapers, Inc. In the mid-1970s, his wife was publicity chairman for the Women's International Auxiliary chapter in Atlanta.
3.11 Linear Feet (in 9 boxes)
Language of Materials
Edmund Torbush was a member of the Atlanta Typographical Union (International Typographical Union, Local 48) who worked for Atlanta Newspapers, Inc. His papers include correspondence, minutes, news clippings, printed materials, pamphlets, photographs pertaining to the International Typographical Union, the Atlanta Typographical Union, and its Women's Auxiliary. The papers also contains artifacts used in the typesetting profession.
Organization of the Papers
Organized into five series:
- Series I. Correspondence
- Series II. Atlanta Typographical Union, Local 48
- Series III. Artifacts
- Series IV. Photographs
- Series V. Printed material
Oversized materials stored off-site. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.
Accession L1981-03 includes material Edmund Torbush donated on behalf of Mrs. Walter Freeman.
In 1975, Torbush donated printed material to the Southern Labor Archives on behalf of G. Ashton Jones and Louis R. Jesse.
Donated by Edmund Torbush in June 28, 1972 (L1972-47) August 28 and 31, 1972 [L1972-77], March 26, 1973 [L1973-23], May 8, 1980 [L1981-03], July 11, 1985 [L1985-26].
List of Separated Material
During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For photographs, see the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection finding aid. For contracts, see International Typographical Union contract collection finding aid. For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives periodicals collection finding aid or catalog. For pamphlets, see the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time). For proceedings or constitutions, consult archivist.
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photograph collection
- 13 photographs [L1973-23]
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Agreements collection
- Atlanta and Columbus locals contracts [L1972-77]
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions collection
- State constitutions and by-laws, 1945-1971 (Georgia, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C.) and International Typographical Union constitution [L1972-77]
- International Typographical Union constitution [L1981-03]
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet collection
- Pamphlets [L1972-77, L1973-23]
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodical collection
- Newsletters, 1959-1971 [L1972-77]
- Magazines, 1958-1972, Newsletters, 1939-1973 [L1973-23]
- Magazines, 1972-1979 [L1981-03]
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings collection
- Proceedings, 1955-1972 [L1972-77]
- ITU proceedings, 1960, 1967, 1968, 1971 [L1973-23]
- ITU proceedings, 1972, 1979 [L1981-03]
Accessions L1972-77, L1973-23 inventoried by E. L. Eltzroth at the file level, September 26, 1972 and April 3, 1973. Accession L1981-03 inventoried by Alice Gernazian at the file level, September 11, 1980. Accession L1985-26 processed and single finding aid created by Abigail R. Adams and Diane Fulkerson, June 22, 2006. Each accession was arranged, described, and housed separately and combined into a single finding aid.
- Edmund Torbush:
- A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
- 1972, 1973, 1980, June 22, 2006
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description