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Edmund Torbush papers

 Collection
Identifier: L1972-77

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.

Dates

  • 1906-1985

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

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

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.

Extent

3.11 Linear Feet (in 9 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

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.

Off-Site Storage

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

Provenance Information

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.

Acquisition Information

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

  1. 13 photographs [L1973-23]

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Agreements collection

  1. Atlanta and Columbus locals contracts [L1972-77]

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions collection

  1. State constitutions and by-laws, 1945-1971 (Georgia, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C.) and International Typographical Union constitution [L1972-77]
  2. International Typographical Union constitution [L1981-03]

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet collection

  1. Pamphlets [L1972-77, L1973-23]

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodical collection

  1. Newsletters, 1959-1971 [L1972-77]
  2. Magazines, 1958-1972, Newsletters, 1939-1973 [L1973-23]
  3. Magazines, 1972-1979 [L1981-03]

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings collection

  1. Proceedings, 1955-1972 [L1972-77]
  2. ITU proceedings, 1960, 1967, 1968, 1971 [L1973-23]
  3. ITU proceedings, 1972, 1979 [L1981-03]

Processing Information

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.
Title
Edmund Torbush:
Subtitle
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1972, 1973, 1980, June 22, 2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • June 2006: Electronic finding aid created by Abigail R. Adams.
  • 2007: EAD revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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