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International Typographical Union contract collection

Identifier: L-Contracts_ITU

Scope and Content of the Collection

The collection contains seventy-three contracts dated 1898-1987.


  • Creation: 1898-1987


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.

Collection is stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

Historical Note

The International Typographical Union (ITU) was a US trade union for the printing trade for newspapers and other media. It was founded on May 3, 1852, as the United States as the National Typographical Union, and changed its name to the International Typographical Union at its Albany, New York, convention in 1869 after it began organizing members in Canada. The ITU was one of the first unions to admit female members, admitting women members such as Augusta Lewis, Mary Moore and Eva Howard in 1869.


0.83 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Off-Site Storage

Collection is stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

Acquisition Information

These materials were separated from one or more collections in the Southern Labor Archives for inclusion in the Archives’ contracts and agreement collection.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. International Typographical Union Women's International Auxiliary collection, 1911-1990 (L2000-05)
  2. Atlanta Typographical Union records, 1895-1939; 1948-1970 (L1971-02)
  3. Atlanta Typographical Union records, 1920s-2000s (L2003-11)
  4. Edmund Torbush papers, 1906-1985 (L1972-77)
  5. International Typographical Union, Local 162 (Jacksonville, Fla.) records, 1920-1972 (L1973-32)
  6. International Typographical Union, Local 162 (Jacksonville, Fla.) records, 1945-1971 (L1974-39)
  7. International Typographical Union, Local 299 (Tampa, Fla.) records, 1901-1976 (L1976-16)
  8. International Typographical Union, Local 90 (Richmond, Va.) records, 1886-1971 (L1977-12)
  9. International Typographical Union, Local 11 (Memphis, Tenn.) records, 1855-1862; 1908-1952 (L1978-14)
  10. International Typographical Union, Local 104 (Birmingham, Ala.) records, 1897-1972 (L1978-31)
  11. Savannah Typographical Union Local 183 collection, 1940 (L1984-44)
International Typographical Union:
A Guide to the ITU Contract Collection at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
June 12, 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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