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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.


  • 1898-1987


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.
This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

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

This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

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
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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