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United Paperworkers International Union records

 Collection
Identifier: L1985-05

Scope and Content of the Records

The records, 1906-1984, of the United Paperworkers International Union (UPIU) consist primarily of periodicals, proceedings, and pamphlets that describe the activities of the UPIU at the national level. Included among the periodicals are The Paper Makers Journal (1923-1948), The Paper Worker (1952, 1972-1984), and the Pulp, Sulphite, and Paper Mill Workers Journal (1936-1965). The proceedings consist of convention reports of the AFL (1930-1955), the AFL-CIO (1973-1983), Paper Mill Workers (1907, 1935-1971), the International Brotherhood of Paper Makers (1935-1957), the United Paperworkers of America (1948-1957), the United Papermakers and Paperworkers (1957-1969), and the United Paperworkers International Union (1972-1984). A small amount of manuscript material is comprised of correspondence (1967), minutes (1906-1907), printed material (1908, 1973-1984), and a literary manuscript entitled A Group of Men: 1884-1900 ©. 1948), which describes the formation of the International Brotherhood of Paper Makers.

Dates

  • 1906-1908, circa 1948, 1967, 1973-1984

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.

Historical Note

The United Paperworkers International Union (UPIU) was created in 1972 by a merger of the United Papermakers and Paperworkers and the International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite, and Paper Mill Workers. The United Papermakers and Paperworkers had evolved in 1957 from a merger between the International Brotherhood of Paper Makers and the United Paperworkers of America. The International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite, and Paper Mill Workers was formed in 1909.

Extent

0.83 Linear Feet (in 9 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The United Paperworkers International Union (UPIU) was created in 1972 by a merger of the United Papermakers and Paperworkers and the International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite, and Paper Mill Workers. Its records contain correspondence (1967), minutes (1906-1907), printed material (1908, 1973-1984), and a literary manuscript, as well as periodicals, proceedings, and pamphlets.

Acquisition Information

Donated by United Paperworkers International Union, February 8, 1985 [accession L1985-05]; August 12, 1985 [accession L1985-29]; October 16, 1985 [accession L1985-39].

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. United Papermakers and Paperworkers contracts collection, 1958-1972 (L-contracts_UPP)
  2. International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite, and Paper Mill Workers contracts collection, 1957-1969 (L-contracts_PulpSulp)
  3. United Paperworkers International Union, Local 675 (Covington, Va.) records, 1944-1979 (L1980-36A)
  4. United Paperworkers International Union, Local 446 (St. Marys, Ga.) records, 1941-1998 (L2002-06)

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Collections. 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 proceedings, consult Special Collections for access.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection

  1. (2) AFL-CIO, 1978
  2. Arbitration, 1961
  3. (4) United Auto Workers, 1957, 1974, 1977
  4. Black Workers, 1971
  5. (3) Civil Rights, 1964, 1971
  6. Collective Bargaining, 1965
  7. Inflation, 1975
  8. Job Evaluation, 1954
  9. Labor History, circa 1967
  10. Labor Laws, Federal, 1959
  11. (4) Labor-Management Relations, 1965, 1974, 1979
  12. Nuclear Weapons, 1974
  13. Occupational Safety and Health, 1970
  14. Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers, circa 1980
  15. International Brotherhood of Papermakers, 1944
  16. (3) United Paperworkers International Union, 1972, 1984
  17. (2) Parliamentary Procedure, 1936, 1949
  18. Productivity, 1981
  19. (4) International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite, and Paper Mill Workers, 1940, 1960, 1961, 1965
  20. Strikes, 1967
  21. Technological Change, 1979
  22. Union Principles, 1976

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. Lithopinion, 1975
  2. New Labor Review, 1978
  3. The Paper Makers Journal, 1923-1948
  4. UAW Solidarity, 1977
  5. The Paper Worker, 1952, 1972-1984
  6. The Paperworker News, 1956
  7. Pulp and Paperworker, 1968
  8. Pulp, Sulphite, and Paper Mill Worker's Journal, 1936-1965
  9. United Paper, 1961, 1966

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. American Federation of Labor, 1930-1955
  2. American Federation of Labor, 1930-1955
  3. American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1973-1983
  4. AFL-CIO: Union Label and Service Trades Department, 1975
  5. United Auto Workers, Report of the President, 1962-1974
  6. International Brotherhood of Paper Makers, 1935-1957
  7. United Papermakers and Paperworkers, 1957-1969
  8. United Paperworkers International Union, 1972-1984
  9. United Paperworkers of America, 1948-1957
  10. International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite, and Paper Mill Workers, 1907, 1935-1971

Processing Information

Inventoried by James B. Murray at the file level, October 26, 1985.
Title
United Paperworkers International Union:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
October 1985
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.
  • 2006, 2007: EAD revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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