Atlanta Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union, Local 8 records
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.
- 1911, 1940-1973
- International Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union of North America. Printing Specialities and Paper Products Union Local 8 (Atlanta, Ga.) (Organization)
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.
The International Printing Pressmens and Assistants' Union of North America was organized in 1889.
5 Linear Feet (in 8 boxes)
Language of Materials
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.
The records are arranged into seven series: Series I: Correspondence, 1942-1969, Series II: Financial Documents, 1930-1931, 1943-1965, Series III: Minutes, 1944-1966, Series IV: Legal Documents, 1943, 1953-1966, Series V: Printed Material, 1911-1969, Series VI: Contract Negotiations, 1945, 1953-1964, Series VII: Oversized Materials
Oversized Materials stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.
Donated by William S. Stephens, May 5, 1973.
The photograph in this collection has been digitized and is available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.
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
- One unidentified photograph, undated
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Agreements Collection
- International: International Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union and Pollock Paper Corporation (Wax Paper Division) in various locations, undated
- Georgia: Atlanta Printing Pressmen and Assistants Local #8, 1940-1944, 1952-1973
- Georgia: Atlanta Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union #527, 1959-1961
- Georgia: Atlanta Stereotypers and Electrotypers Union, 1961
- Ohio: Dayton Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union #54, 1960-1963
- Texas: Dallas Printing Specialties and Paper Products #525, [UNK]
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and By-laws Collection
- Atlanta Georgia Labor Council AFL-CIO, Fifth Congressional District Committee on Political Education, 1959
- Georgia State AFL-CIO, 1958
- Joint Apprenticeship Committee, PIA, 1966
- Atlanta Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union #8, 1930, 1943, 1960
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Manuals Collection
- "AFL-CIO Manual for Shop Stewards", 1959
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection
- 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
- Labor's Monthly Survey, AFL, Vol. 4, No. 9, [September 1943]
- Labor's League for Political Education, AFL: No. 5, 1954 [September] No. 7, 1954 [October]
- Monthly Bulletin, (Printing Pressmen): Vol. 2 No. 5, [March 1951] Vol. 2, No. 11, [October 1951]
- Flying Pasters (Web Pressmen) No. 1, [March 1960]
- News Bulletin (Printing Pressmen), February 1966
- Bulletin Southeastern Printing Trades Conference, Vol. 1 No. 1, [October 1954]
- The Specialty Worker (Printing Pressmen: Tennessee) Vol. 11, No. 10, [October 1960]
- Technical Trade School (Printing Pressmen: Tenn.) Vol. 5, [May 1957]
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection
- International Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union, Conventions, 1948, 1956, 1964
- Georgia State AFL-CIO, Convention, 1960
Inventoried by Alice Gernazian at the file level, August 10, 1976.
- Atlanta Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union, Local 8:
- A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
- June 2001
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description