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Atlanta Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union, Local 8 records

 Collection
Identifier: L1973-36

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1911; 1940-1973, of Atlanta Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union Local 8 consist primarily of correspondence and financial documents. A large part of the correspondence is with International Officers of the union, notably President Thomas Dunwody and International Representative Larry Smith. Prominent Local 8 correspondents are Presidents J.D. Harp, Alton Wood, and William Stephens, and Secretary-Treasurers H.L. Mette and Albert Jones. Major topics are financial affairs, underwriting contracts, jurisdiction and raiding, status promotions of union members, International elections, and training programs. There is also correspondence with various Atlanta printing companies, particularly those belonging to the Union Employing Printers, Printing Industry of Atlanta, concerning negotiating and renewing contracts, manning specifications, and grievances. A strike against Parks Printing Company, 1955, involved Local 8 in extensive legal proceedings.

Dates

  • 1911; 1940-1973

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. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.
Oversized materials stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Historical Note

The International Printing Pressmens and Assistants' Union of North America was organized in 1889.

Extent

5 Linear Feet (8 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Atlanta Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union, Local 8 Records, 1911, 1940-1973, consist of correspondence, financial documents, minutes, legal documents, and printed material. Correspondence is with international officers of the Union, notably President Thomas Dunwoody and international representative Larry Smith. Legal records include documentation of the Local's involvement in a strike against Parks Printing Company, 1955.

Off-Site Storage

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

Acquisition Information

Donated by William S. Stephens, May 5, 1973.

Online Availability

The photograph in this collection has been digitized and is available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For contracts, see the International Printing Pressman and Assistants' Union Contract collection finding aid. For pamphlets, see the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time). For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives periodicals collection finding aid or catalog. For photographs, see the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection finding aid. For proceedings, manuals, and constitutions and bylaws, consult archivist.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photographic Collection

  1. One unidentified photograph, undated

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Agreements Collection

  1. International: International Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union and Pollock Paper Corporation (Wax Paper Division) in various locations, undated
  2. Georgia: Atlanta Printing Pressmen and Assistants Local #8, 1940-1944; 1952-1973
  3. Georgia: Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union #527, 1959-1961
  4. Georgia: Atlanta Stereotypers and Electrotypers Union, 1961
  5. Ohio: Dayton Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union #54, 1960-1963
  6. Texas: Dallas Printing Specialties and Paper Products #525, [UNK]

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and By-laws Collection

  1. Atlanta Georgia Labor Council AFL-CIO, Fifth Congressional District Committee on Political Education, 1959
  2. Georgia State AFL-CIO, 1958
  3. Joint Apprenticeship Committee, PIA, 1966
  4. Atlanta Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union #8, 1930; 1943; 1960

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Manuals Collection

  1. "AFL-CIO Manual for Shop Stewards", 1959

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection

  1. 5 pamphlets, 1959-1965, concerning: Right-to-work laws, Union Stewards, Photographic type composition, Address by George Googe, Secretary-Treasurer, I.P.P. and A.U.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. Labor's Monthly Survey, AFL, Vol. 4, No. 9, [September 1943]
  2. Labor's League for Political Education, AFL: No. 5, 1954 [September] No. 7, 1954 [October]
  3. Monthly Bulletin, (Printing Pressmen): Vol. 2 No. 5, [March 1951] Vol. 2, No. 11, [October 1951]
  4. Flying Pasters (Web Pressmen) No. 1, [March 1960]
  5. News Bulletin (Printing Pressmen), February 1966
  6. Bulletin Southeastern Printing Trades Conference, Vol. 1 No. 1, [October 1954]
  7. The Specialty Worker (Printing Pressmen: Tennessee) Vol. 11, No. 10, [October 1960]
  8. Technical Trade School (Printing Pressmen: Tenn.) Vol. 5, [May 1957]

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. International Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union, Conventions, 1948; 1956; 1964
  2. Georgia State AFL-CIO, Convention, 1960

Processing Information

Inventoried by Alice Gernazian at the file level, August 10, 1976.
Title
Atlanta Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union, Local 8:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
June 2001
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • June 2001: EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services.
  • February 2003: EAD revised by Morna Gerrard.
  • October 2005: EAD revised William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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