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International Typographical Union, Local 162 (Jacksonville, Fla.) records

Identifier: L1973-32

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1920-1972, of the International Typographical Union, Local 162 (Jacksonville, Fla.), include financial documents, minutes, printed materials, and correspondence. The correspondence, 1941-1972, and the minutes, 1927-1971, discuss apprentice regulations and training, contract negotiations with newspapers, book and job shops, efforts to obtain the 8-hour day and the 5-day week, new printing processes that threatened job security, strikes in 1946-1947 and 1958, hearings before the War Labor Board, membership applications, interpretations of by-laws and contracts, pensions and the use of and patronage of the union label. The financial documents, 1920-1971, include audit reports, tax returns, receipts and disbursements, strike and relocation assistance and mortuary claims.


  • Creation: 1920-1972


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.

Historical Note about the International Typographic Union, Local 162

The International Typographical Union was founded on May 3, 1852 in the United States as the National Typographical Union, and in 1869, changed its name to the International Typographical Union. At the time of its dissolution in 1986, the International Typographical Union was the oldest surviving trade union in the United States. Local 162 was located in Jacksonville, Florida.


4.2 Linear Feet (in 10 boxes)

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The Records, 1920-1972, of the International Typographical Union, Local 162 (Jacksonville, Fla.), include financial documents, minutes, printed materials, and correspondence.

Organization of the Records

Organized into seven series:

  1. Correspondence, 1941-1972
  2. Financial Documents, 1935-1971
  3. Minutes, 1927-1971
  4. Union Operational Files, 1926-1972
  5. Printed Material, 1940-1972
  6. Florida Typographical Conference, 1945-1968
  7. Florida Federation of Labor, 1949-1953

Acquisition Information

Donated by Guy Perry and Thomas deWitt, 1973 (L1973-32).

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For contracts, see the International Typographical Union contract collection. For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives periodicals collection finding aid or catalog. For proceedings and constitutions, consult archivist.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and Bylaws Collection

  1. Southeastern Printing Trades Conference Bylaws, 1949, 1952
  2. Jacksonville Journal Chapel, Bylaws, undated

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Contracts and Agreements Collection

  1. Jacksonville Typographical Union Local 162, Contracts, 1940-1960

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. International Allied Printing Trades Association, Board of Governors, 1971
  2. International Typographical Union, 87th Convention, 1944
  3. International Typographical Union, 105th Convention, 1963
  4. International Typographical Union, 109th-111th Conventions, 1967-1969
  5. International Typographical Union, 113th-1114th Conventions, 1971-1972
  6. Florida Typographical Conference, Sessions 39-40 (1939-1940), Sessions 47-50 (1943-1945), Sessions 92-96 (1966-1968), Sessions 101-102 (1971)
  7. Florida-Georgia Typographical Conference, 103rd-104th Sessions, 1972

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. Columbia Typographical Union 101 Bulletin, 1962
  2. International Typographical Union Independent Party Bulletin, 1963
  3. Jaxtypo News, 1961
  4. Union News, Committe for Printing Trades Unity NY, September-November, 1950
  5. The Charleston (West Virginia) Union Printer, June-July 1949

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Oversize Collection

  1. Dues Ledgers, 1920-1927

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Dinwiddie, 1974.

This collection guide was created from a legacy finding aid. The inventory's contents and storage locations of separated materials (if applicable) were not verified at that time.

International Typographical Union, Local 162 (Jacksonville, Fla.) [L1973-32]:
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Repository Details

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