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The papers, 1946-1961, reflect primarily the work of George L. Googe (1900-1961) as secretary-treasurer of the International Printing Pressmen's Union and as director of AFL operations in the South. The bulk of the collection consists of printed reports, articles, clippings, and organizing information.
The strike against Kingsport Press began March 11, 1963 and included local bodies of the bookbinders, electrotypers, machinists, printing pressmen and assistants, and typographical unions. Naming themselves the Allied Kingsport Press Unions, the unions managed the strike through the unity committee. The collection, 1961-1967, includes correspondence, legal documents, minutes, newsclippings, printed material, and photographs. Materials document the activities of the bookbinders,...