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International Typographical Union, Local 11 (Memphis, Tenn.) records

Identifier: L1978-14

Scope and Content of the Records

The records of the International Typographical Union, Local 11, 1855-1862, 1908-1952, contain a 100th Anniversary Program from the organization. Also included are a photocopy of the New Member Obligation Book with full names of the members from 1908-1952 and a photocopy of the Treasurer's Book, 1855-1862.


  • 1855-1862, 1908-1952


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.

Historical Note About the International Typographical Union, Local 11 (Memphis, Tenn.)

At the third convention of journeymen printers, held in Cincinnati in 1852, the first national labor organization in America was launched, and Memphis Typographical Union was one of fourteen typographical associations that formed the National Typographical Union.


0.1 Linear Feet (in 3 folders)

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The records of the International Typographical Union, Local 11, 1855-1862, 1908-1952, consist of a 100th Anniversary program of the Memphis Typographical Union as well as photocopies of a New Member Obligation Book and a Treasurer's Book.

Acquisition Information

Donated by International Typographical Union, Local 11 (Memphis, Tenn.), courtesy of Eugene Bernero, July 1978.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. International Typographical Union Contract collection, 1898-1987 (L-Contracts_ITU)
  2. International Typographical Union Women's International Auxiliary collection, 1911-1990 (L2000-05)

Related Materials in Other Repositories

  1. Memphis Typographical Union, number 11, papers, 1874-1979, Memphis State University McWherter Library.

Separated Materials note

During processing, printed material was separated to other Southern Labor Archives collections. Consult Special Collections for access.

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and By-laws Collection

  1. Memphis Typographical Union, Local 11, 1860

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Gernazian at the file level, 1978. 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 11 (Memphis, Tennessee):
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • July 2010: Encoded Archival Description finding aid created by Laura Starratt from a legacy finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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