International Typographical Union Records, 1903-1986

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Register of the International Typographical Union Records, 1903-1986

Collection number: MSS 028

Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research



Los Angeles, California

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  • Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
  • 6120 South Vermont Avenue
  • Los Angeles, CA, 90044
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Processed by:
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Date Completed:
June, 2002
Encoded by:
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© 2002 Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: International Typographical Union Records,
Date (inclusive): 1903-1986
Collection number: MSS 028
Creator: International Typographical Union, Locals: 650, 579, 583, 862 and 994
Extent: 24 letter boxes, one half box legal size, 5 flat letter boxes, 5 flat legal boxes

10 linear feet
Repository: Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
Los Angeles, CA 90044
Abstract: The collections are the partial records of five Los Angeles region International Typographical Union locals, specifically: Local 650 - Long Beach, Local 583 - Pasadena; Local 579 - Orange, Local 994 - Pomona/San Gabriel Valleys, and Local 862 - San Pedro. There is a small amount of material from the national organization and Locals in Chicago and San Francisco. The materials primarily document the activities of the Local 650, Long Beach during the 1950s to the 1970s.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Materials from Southern California Locals were donated to the Library by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO on December 17, 1987. Publications from the national ITU were donated by James L. Daugherty. Materials from Locals 16 and 21 came from the papers of Harry J. Canter.

Access

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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], International Typographical Union Records, Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, Los Angeles, California.

Organizational History

International Typographical Union - national union
The International Typographical Union (ITU) was founded May 5, 1852 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was the oldest union in the United States to continuously operate into the late 20th century. Originally titled the National Typographical Union, it had the reputation as the most democratically governed union in the country. From the outset the ITU had a strict policy of full financial reporting to its membership. Throughout its history the ITU was at the forefront of progressive initiatives within the labor movement. At the founding convention the ITU resolved to condemn Sunday work. From 1865 the ITU lobbied for an eight hour work day.
In 1869 with the affiliation of the Canadian printing trades unions, the National Typographical Union became the International Typographical Union. Originally the ITU claimed jurisdiction over all aspects of printing trades. However, the ITU was instrumental in helping to found separate national and international unions of printing related unions for mailers, bookbinders, stereotypers and electrotypers, as well as supporting organizing efforts by other craft unions. In 1870 Augusta Lewis became the first woman officer of any national or international union when she was elected as corresponding secretary of the ITU. In 1878 the ITU declared itself opposed to the influence of communism and socialism within labor organizations. At this same time it promoted mutual support between member locals and spearheaded the initiative for cooperation among unions by calling for the formation of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in 1879. The ITU was a key player in the early AFL. Its first two presidents were ITU members.
The ITU was opposed to using the strike, except as a tool of last resort, preferring negotiation. Locals were forbidden to call for strikes without approval from the national union. Beyond wages and working conditions, the ITU advocated for quality of life benefits including paid vacations, sick pay and health insurance. The union itself provided mortuary and death benefits for members, and was proud of building, in 1892, a Union Printers Home to care for sick and aged members.
While the ITU was committed to embracing technological change and keeping member skills up to date, eventually computerization of printing trades reduced the number of typographical jobs and undermined the strength of the union. In December 1986 the ITU merged with the Communications Workers of America (CWA).
ITU in Los Angeles
The ITU was the first union to organize in Los Angeles. While the membership was always small in number compared to other trades, the early history of labor in Los Angeles was intimately bound up with the ITU. The first attempt to form a typographical union in Los Angeles was in 1859 when Local 44 was chartered. This local disbanded in 1860. In 1875 a second, successful attempt to form a union was achieved with the chartering of Local 174. The minutes of the first meeting of Local 175 record the appointment of a Committee on Female Labor. The ITU was promoting the equalization of wages, hours and working conditions for women at this time. In 1883 the first woman was accepted as a member of the Los Angeles local.
The focus of 174's earliest and continuing activities was to get newspapers to accept union workers and enforce a closed shop policy. Ironically, the first paper targeted by the union was the Daily Star , the official voice of the Workingmen's Party. The union was quickly successful in getting agreement to employ only union printers at the Daily News . However, in 1882 "the most notorious, most persistent and most unfair enemy of trades unionism on the North American continent" arrived at the Los Angeles Times in the person of General Harrison Gray Otis. In his youth, Otis had been a printer and a member of the Typographical Union in Washington D.C. By the time he became the editor at the Times he was decidedly anti-union, a position that only intensified over time. While Otis was against all unions, and used the Times to deride and decry all organized labor activity, he was particularly obsessed with destroying the ITU. The war between Otis and the ITU affected the status of all organized labor in Los Angeles until Otis' death in 1917.
While the ITU lost the battle for the closed shop for itself and therefore all other unions in Los Angeles, its actions produced benefits for labor at large as well. The Typographical Union was instrumental as a guide to the formation of unions for other trades and was critical to the formation of solidarity between unions, being a key founder of the Trades Council, an affiliation of all organized labor in early Los Angeles. The long and bitter fights with the Times also gave rise to the founding of regional alliances among unions in California and the west to provide mutual financial support and solidarity. The ITU Local 174 was the first union in the area to use the boycott as a tactic against unfair employers.
Los Angeles Local 174 was the oldest and most influential typographical local in Southern California throughout its existence, but other ITU locals were formed in surrounding areas. Local 650, Long Beach was chartered on March 28, 1905. Originally titled Long Beach - San Pedro, until San Pedro formed its own local, it was eventually titled Coast Valleys Typographical Union following the mergers with Local 583 - Pasadena; Local 579 - Orange, Local 994 - Pomona/San Gabriel Valleys, and Local 862 - San Pedro. The first official meeting of Local 650 was held on April 9, 1905 with 17 chartered members in attendance. Arthur Hay from Local 174 presided until the first officers were elected and installed at the meeting. Those officers were: George P. Davis, President; Harry R. Palmer, Vice President; P.C. Pierson, Secretary/Treasurer. In 1996 Local 650 and Local 174 merged to form International Typographical Union CWA Local 14903.

Scope and Content

The collection is comprised largely of the records of ITU Local 650 Long Beach and from four additional Southern California ITU Locals that merged with Local 650. Those Locals are: Local 583 - Pasadena; Local 579 - Orange, Local 994 - Pomona/San Gabriel Valleys; and Local 862 - San Pedro. Materials include: correspondence, financial records, minutes, legal documents, contracts and negotiation documents, member records and publications. None of the materials provide complete documentation for the respective locals. The bulk of the materials date from the 1950s to the 1970s, and this period is particularly well documented for Local 650. The minutes of the founding meeting of Local 650 is in the minutes book covering the first six years of the local.
The ITU, with its policy of direct election of all officers by the membership, had a system of union parties that backed local and national candidates for union officers. The Independents and the Progressives were two of these parties. In the period after World War II, Local 174, Los Angeles was predominantly an Independents (Indies) party local, while Local 650, Long Beach was affiliated with the Progressives (Progs). A minutes book of the Southern California Progressive Club meetings from 1963 to 1971 is in the Local 650 collection.
The Centennial Book for Local 174, Los Angeles, provides a concise history of the early history of the ITU in the Los Angeles, and for labor history of the region in general.
Collections with related materials can be found at Archives of the University of Colorado at Boulder, www.libraries.colorado.edu/ps/arv/pdf/catalog.pdf and the Urban Archives Center, California State University Northridge.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into nine series: 1. Local 650 - Long Beach, 2. Local 579 - Orange, 3. Local 583 - Pasadena, 4. Local 994 - San Gabriel Valleys, 5. Local 862 - San Pedro, 6. Local 21 - San Francisco, 7. Local 12 - Baltimore, 8. Local 16 - Chicago, and 9. Publications.

Related Material at the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research

Title: Harry J. Canter Papers,
Date: 1946-1971
Physical Description: 1 folder
Grace Heilman Stimson. Rise of the Labor Movement. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1955
Louis B. Perry and Richard S. Perry. A History of the Los Angeles Labor Movement, 1911-1941. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1963
George A. Tracy. History of The Typographical Union. Indianapolis: International Typographical Union, 1913
The Executive Council, International Typographical Union A Study of the History of the International Typographical Union, 1852-1963, Vol 1. Colorado Springs, CO: The International Typographical Union, 1963
Robert Gottlieb and Irene Wolt. Thinking Big: The Story of the Los Angeles Times, Its Publishers, and Their Influence on Southern California. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1977
Harry Kelber and Carl Schlesinger. Union Printers and Controlled Automation. New York: The Free Press, 1967

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Local 650 - Long Beach, 1905 - 1977

Physical Description: 17 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series includes correspondence from the Office of the Secretary, financial records, member records, and several constitution and bylaws editions. The employer records have contracts, negotiations and lawsuit documents. The correspondence is divided into two sub-series, before Lyman Archer took over the office in 1962, and Archer's correspondence. The earlier series was filed alphabetically. Archer's correspondence was organized by correspondent group, however the filing was not rigorous and there is overlap between groupings. This means there are some member record materials throughout the correspondence and some materials in general correspondence could fall into other categories and vice versa. The original filing was maintained in the arrangement. Other than the book dating from the first years of this local there are no local minutes in this series. There is a minutes book of the union's Progressive Party meetings.
 

Office of the President, 1962-1974

 

Correspondence, 1962- 1973

Box-folder 1/1

Hobart Hall, (bulk IN), 1962-1967

Box-folder 1/2

George Green to/from John Pilch, national President, 1973

Box-folder 1/3

Conferences and seminars, 1965, 1971, 1973-1974

 

Office of the Secretary/Treasurer, 1905-1977

 

General, 1905-1977

 

Laws Committee, 1949-1977

 

Printed booklets, 1949-1977

Box-folder 1/4

Constitution and By-Laws of Long Beach Typographical Union No. 650, 1949, 1958

Box-folder 1/5

Constitution and By-Laws, 1960, 1964

Box-folder 1/6

Wage and Conditions Agreement, 1959-1962

Box-folder 1/7

ITU laws and law changes, 1960, 1969, 1977

 

Original paste ups, 1954-1970

Box-folder 1/8

Constitution and By-Laws of Long Beach Typographical Union No. 650, 1954, 1958, 1964

Box-folder 1/9

Constitution and By-Laws of Long Beach Typographical Union No. 650, 1954, 1958, 1964

Box-folder 1/10

Constitution and By-Laws of Long Beach Typographical Union No. 650, paste up, 1969-1970

Box-folder 1/11

Galleys, notes, correspondence, delegate lists, 1968-1969, nds.

Box-folder 1/12

Reports, minutes, drafts, memos, 1971-1973, n.d.

Box-folder 2/1

Executive Committee, 1959, 1964-1973

Box-folder 2/2

International Inter-Union Strike Committee, 1960-1963

Box-folder 2/3

New Process Committee, 1964-1968

 

minutes, 1968

 

correspondence, 1964, 1967-1968

Box-folder 2/4

ITU Ruling Machine, 1961-1962, 1964, 1968-1971, n.d.

 

Member records, 1945-1973

Box-folder 2/5

Applications and tests for membership admission, 1945, 1948-1951, 1966, n.d.

Box-folder 2/6

Apprentice records, lesson remittances, 1946-1959

Box-folder 2/7

New member notices, 1954, 1959-1965

Box-folder 2/8

Assignment of register number, 1970-1973

Box-folder 2/9

Application for honorable withdrawal, 1959, 1961-1971

 

Financial records, 1920-1974

Box-folder 3/1

Federal tax documents, 1957-1959, n.d.

Box-folder 3/2

Federal quarterly employee withholding tax documents, 1952-1960

Box-folder 32/4

Payroll tax log, 1951-1955

Box-folder 3/3

State of California unemployment records, 1952-1959, n.d.

 

Assorted, 1954-1974

Box-folder 3/4

U.S. savings bonds, 1956-1957, 1962-1966

Box-folder 3/5

Surety bonds, 1954, 1958-1966, 1970, 1974

Box-folder 3/6

Leases, 1964-1965, 1969-1970

Box-folder 3/7

State Compensation Insurance Fund policy, 1967, 1969

Box-folder 3/8

Member loans, 1957-1958, 1962, 1966

Box-folder 3/9

Breakers Hotel - contract and bankruptcy proceedings, 1964, 1972

Box-folder 3/10

Equipment warrantees, 1955, 1964, 1967, n.d.

 

Receipts and disbursements, 1920-1974

Box 31

Receipt and disbursement books [3 items], 1920-1928

Box 32

Receipt books [3 items], 1953-1972

 

Invoices, 1965-1974

Box-folder 3/11-4/2

All [7 folders], 1965-1971

Box-folder 4/3

General, 1972

Box-folder 4/4

Expense reimbursements: delegate, committee, and local officers, 1972

Box-folder 4/5

General, 1973

Box-folder 4/6

Expense reimbursements: delegate, committee, and local officers, 1973

Box-folder 4/7

General, 1974

Box-folder 4/8

Expense reimbursements: delegate, committee, and local officers, 1974

Box-folder 31/1, 28/1-3

Meeting attendance record books [4 items], 1927-1940, 1947-1971

Box 32

Priority books [2 items], 1959-1961, 1974-1975

Box 33

Minutes book, 1905-1911

Box 32

Pension roll book, n.d., 1923?

 

Don Hurd and Casper Shartz, 1944-1966

 

Correspondence, 1944-1966

 

Alphabetical files, 1944-1966

Box-folder 5/1

A, 1958, 1961

Box-folder 5/2

B, 1945, 1949, 1954-1955, 1957-1961

Box-folder 5/3

C, 1944-1945, 1948-1949, 1952, 1954-1955, 1957-1959, 1961-1962, 1964

Box-folder 5/4

D, 1956-1958, 1960-1962

Box-folder 5/5

E, 1957, 1960-1963

Box-folder 5/6

F, 1960, n.d.

Box-folder 5/7

G, 1949, 1957-1960, 1962

Box-folder 5/8

H-1, 1944, 1949, 1951 1957, 1960-1962

Box-folder 5/9

H-2, 1951, 1954, 1956-1965

Box-folder 5/10

K, 1957, 1959-1960, 1962

Box-folder 5/11

L, 1954, 1960, 1962-1963

Box-folder 5/12

M, 1953-1962, 1966

Box-folder 5/13

N, 1944, 1955, 1960-1961

Box-folder 5/14

N, 1944, 1955, 1960-1961

Box-folder 5/15

Q, 1956-1957

Box-folder 5/16

R, 1949, 1956-1962

Box-folder 5/17

S, 1949, 1956-1962

Box-folder 5/18

T, 1944, 1949, 1957, 1960

Box-folder 6/1

U, 1957, 1959-1962

Box-folder 6/2

V, 1960, 1962

Box-folder 6/3

W, 1956-1957, 1959-1962, n.d.

Box-folder 6/4

Apprentice correspondence, 1950-1954, 1957, n.d.

Box-folder 6/5

Assorted correspondence, 1956-1959, 1961-1962 (bulk)

Box-folder 6/6

Minutes, January 28, 1962

 

Lyman Archer, 1961-1974

 

Correspondence, 1962-1974

Box-folder 6/7

In/out with national ITU President, Elmer Brown, 1963-1969

Box-folder 6/8

In/out with national ITU President, John Pilch, 1970-1971, 1973

6/9-8/4

In/out with national ITU Secretary, William R. Cloud [13 files], 1962-1974

Box-folder 8/5

Re: Casper Shartz, 1962, 1964-1965

8/6-9/3

Local members, IN/OUT [8 files], 1962-1974

9/4-9/6

Delinquent and suspension letters, 1962, 1964-1965, 1970-1974

9/7-9/10

Retirement Trust /Industrial Pension Plan, 1968-1973

9/11-10/2

Negotiated Pension Plan [4 files], 1968-1973

Box-folder 10/3

Union Printers Home, 1963-1965, 1968, 1970-1974, n.d.

Box-folder 10/4

Change of beneficiary, 1962-1965, 1970-1973

Box-folder 10/5

Mortuary benefits, 1962-1969

10/6-11/5

General-miscellaneous, IN/OUT [7 files], 1963-1974

11/6-11/9

Other local officers, IN/OUT, 1963-1972

Box-folder 11/10

Other local members, IN/OUT, 1963-1969, n.d.

 

Merger with local 579, 1961-1970

Box-folder 25/1

Proposal and ballot count, 1962

Box-folder 25/2

Minutes, 1962-1963, 1965, 1969-1970

Box-folder 25/3

Financial records, 1961-1962, 1965-1966, 1969-1970, n.d.

Box-folder 25/4

Member dues, fee, counts, 1970, n.d.

Box-folder 25/5

Merger reports, 1965, 1970

Box-folder 25/6

Bylaws/Constitution, n.d.

Box-folder 25/7

Notices and newsletter, 1962, 1970

Box-folder 25/8

Correspondence, 1962, 1965, 1969-1970

Box-folder 12/1

Convention and dues reports, 1969

Box-folder 12/2

Meeting and delegate reports (copies from other locals), 1969-1970, 1972

Box-folder 12/3

California Graphic Arts Unions Legislative Council, 1966, 1970

Box-folder 12/4

Southern California Progressive Club, minutes and receipt books, 1963-1971

 

Employers, 1951-1977

Box-folder 12/5

General file, Secretary/Treasurer Lyman Archer, 1955, 1966-1970, n.d.

 

Bellflower Herald Enterprise, 1946-1972

 

Agreements and proposals, 1951-1965

Box-folder 12/6

1951, 1957 to 1959, 1959 to 1961

Box-folder 12/7

1960, n.d.

Box-folder 12/8

1960-1963

Box-folder 12/9

1961

Box-folder 12/10

1964

Box-folder 12/11

1964-1965

 

Legal documents, 1951-1967

Box-folder 12/12

Bellflower Herald vs ITU local 650, Appellants briefs, case no. 19177, 1952-1953

 

Bellflower Herald vs ITU local 650, action SGC 219, 1951-1956

Box-folder 25/9

Depositions, motions, appeals, 1951-1956

Box-folder 12/13

Petition and Brief, 1954

Box-folder 12/14

Myers/Hoadley contempt case, 1950- 1953, n.d.

Box-folder 25/10

Selvin case decision and order, 1953

Box-folder 25/11

NLRB cases, 1960, 1963, 1967

 

Scale committee, 1946-1964

Box-folder 12/15

General correspondence, articles, and clippings, 1946, 1948-1952, 1956-1958, 1960, n.d.

Box-folder 12/16

Local President (Hobart Hall) correspondence, memos, notes, 1959, 1961-1964, n.d.

Box-folder 13/1

Local Secretary (Lyman Archer) minutes and correspondence, 1963-1964

Box-folder 13/2

Organizing committee, 1963, 1965-1968, 1972, n.d.

Box-folder 13/3

Strike correspondence, 1951-1955

Box-folder 13/4

Strike photographs [2 items], n.d.

Box-folder 13/5

Bellflower Herald-Enterprise Mechanical Department Employees Association, 1951-1956, 1958, n.d.

Box-folder 13/6

Chapel rules, 1961, n.d.

 

South Bay Daily Breeze, 1972-1973

Box-folder 13/7

Draft contracts, correspondence, notes, 1972

Box-folder 13/8

Negotiation questionnaires and draft contract, 1972-1973

Box-folder 13/9

Delinquent member letters and reports, 1972-1973

 

Garden Grove News, 1969-1972

Box-folder 13/10

1969-1970

Box-folder 13/11

1972

 

Laguna News-Post, 1970-1972

Box-folder 13/12

Agreements, 1970-1972

Box-folder 13/13

Assorted documents, 1970-1972, n.d.

 

Twin Coast Newspapers, Inc., 1955-1973

Box-folder 13/14

General, 1955-1957, 1968-1971, 1973, n.d.

Box-folder 14/1

Pasadena Star-News, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1972-1973, n.d.

Box-folder 14/2

Independent Press Telegram, medical benefits proposal, 1973

Box-folder 14/3

"San Pedro Commercial" group, 1972-1974

Box-folder 14/4

Andrews Printing Co., 1970, 1972-1975, n.d.

Box-folder 14/5

Ontario Daily Report, 1962, 1964-1965, n.d.

Box-folder 14/6

Typecraft, Inc., 1971-1973

Box-folder 14/7

Orange County commercial shops, 1970-1971

Box-folder 14/8

Orange County Typesetting, negotiation questionnaires, 1973

Box-folder 14/9

Orange County Evening News, training committee, 1972-1974

 

Series 2. Local 579, Orange, 1950-1970

Physical Description: 17 folders, 2 ledgers

Scope and Content Note

This series includes correspondence and financial records, contracts and organizing documents, and records of an early merger attempt with Local 650 Long Beach. Additional records of this merger and the one that finally occurred are in the Local 650 records. The member records contain applications, assignment of register number notices, a priority book and pension reports.
 

Office of the Secretary/Treasurer, 1950-1970

 

Correspondence, 1957-1970

 

National Office of the President, 1962-1970

Box-folder 14/10

IN, 1967-1970

Box-folder 14/11

OUT, 1967-1969

 

National Office of the Secretary, 1958-1970

Box-folder 14/12

IN, 1958, 1961-1962, 1964-1965, 1967-1970

Box-folder 14/13

OUT, 1967-1970 1967-1970

Box-folder 14/14

Local members, (bulk OUT), 1962, 1964-1970

Box-folder 14/15

Union Printers Home Association / IN, 1968-1969

Box-folder 15/1

ITU Ruling Machine, 1962-1964

Box-folder 15/2

Daily News, 1957-1970, n.d.

Box-folder 15/3

Negotiated Pension Plan, 1966-1970

Box-folder 15/4

Organizing, 1962, 1967, 1969

Box-folder 15/5

Merger attempt with local 650, 1959, 1961-1965, 1967

Box-folder 33/2

Minutes book, 1950-1959

Box-folder 15/6

Financial statements, 1968-1970

 

Member records, 1960-1970

Box-folder 5/7

Application for membership, 1969

Box-folder 5/8

Assignment of Register Number, 1967-1969

Box-folder 33/3

Priority book, 1960-1970

Box-folder 5/9

Pension roll reports, 1969-1970

Box-folder 5/10

Change of Beneficiary, 1963-1964, 1966-1970, n.d.

Box-folder 15/11

Photograph (from minutes book dated 1950-1959), n.d.

Box-folder 15/12

Application for membership, 1924-1929, 1934-1942, 1944-1960, 1962, 1966-1967, 1969-1970, 1972

 

Series 3. Local 583, Pasadena, 1903-1973

Physical Description: 15 ledgers, 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes various types of member records including applications, stamp report books, and two membership certificates dating from the turn of the 20th century. In addition there are minutes books, financial records and documents relating to a contract negotiation in the 1960s.
Box 26

Member register book, nds., (bulk 1950s-1960s)

 

Minutes books, 1903-1966

Box-folder 27/1

1903-1907

Box-folder 27/2

1906-1916

Box-folder 27/3

1907-1911

Box-folder 27/4

1911- 1916

Box 34

1956-1966

 

Financial records, 1956-1973

 

Receipts and expense books, 1956-1971

Box-folder 35/1

1956-1968

Box-folder 35/2

1969-1971

 

Check stub books, 1968-1973

Box-folder 35/3

1968-1969

Box-folder 35/4

1970-1971

Box-folder 35/5

1971-1972

Box-folder 35/6

1972-1973

 

Monthly stamp report books, 1939-1960

Box-folder 16/1

1939-1949

Box-folder 16/2

1949-1953

Box-folder 16/3

1953-1960

Box-folder 16/4

Notice of death and application for mortuary benefit, 1933-1940

Box-folder 16/5

Contract negotiations with Twin Coast Newspapers, 1967-1969

Box-folder 16/6

Certificate of membership, 1903, 1906

 

Series 4. Local 994, Pomona - San Gabriel Valleys, 1948-1970

Physical Description: 10 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series is mainly comprised of minutes, along with a small amount of correspondence and assorted documents.
16/7-17/4

Minutes [8 folders], 1948-1970

Box-folder 17/5

Confidential correspondence, 1968-1970

Box-folder 17/6

Agreement and assorted documents, 1962-1963, n.d.

 

Series 5. Local 862, San Pedro, 1929-1972

Physical Description: 8 ledgers, 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

This series is mainly comprised of minutes books, along with one copy of a constitution and bylaws and reports and correspondence relating to the union Negotiated Pension Plan.
 

Minutes books, 1929-1972

Box 29

[4 books], 1929-1953

Box 30

[4 books], 1954-1972

Box-folder 17/7

Negotiated Pension Plan, reports and correspondence, 1970-1971 Constitution and by-laws, 1952

 

Series 6. Local 21, San Francisco, 1967-1971

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes materials from the papers of Harry J. Canter, who was secretary of Local 16, Chicago and retired to San Francisco in the late 1960s. Canter remained interested in the activities of the local union in his new home. The older Local 21 was vital to the survival of Los Angeles Local 174 in its earliest days, providing much needed financial support during the early strikes. The two locals continued to support each other throughout their history.
Box-folder 17/8

Commercial Agreement, wage rates, new laws, 1967, 1970

Box-folder 17/9

Independent-Journal strike, 1970

Box-folder 17/10

Union elections, 1968-1971

Box-folder 17/11

Fliers and notices, 1969-1970, n.d.

 

Series 7. Local 16, Chicago, 1946-1971

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

This series includes a mix of materials from the papers of Harry J. Canter. Canter was the Secretary of Local 16. There are two issues of the local's newsletters from 1970 and 1971, notices, and one item of correspondence.
Box-folder 17/12

[9 items], 1946, 1968, 1970-1971, n.d.

 

Series 8. Local 12, Baltimore, 1948

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

This series includes the published text of a respondent brief for a National Labor Relations case between the ITU/ Local 12 and the Graphic Arts League in Baltimore, Maryland.
Box-folder 17/13

NLRB Case 5-CB-1, 1948

 

Series 9. Publications, 1925-1986

Physical Description: 7 letter boxes & 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes publications produced by the national ITU and two locals: 21, San Francisco and 174, Los Angeles. There are periodicals and newsletters, national convention programs and proceedings. The booklets and brochures include histories of the ITU, training materials from the national training facility, and information on organizing and union procedures. The centennial book of Local 174 provides a concise history of the ITU in Los Angeles, as well as covering related union history and Los Angeles labor history in general.
 

National publications, 1925-1986

 

The Typographical Journal, 1960-1986

Box-folder 18/1

Aug, 1960

Box-folder 18/2

Jul-Oct, Dec, 1971

Box-folder 18/3

Feb., Apr., Jul.,Oct., 1972

Box-folder 18/4

Jan-Dec, 1973

Box-folder 18/5

Jan-Dec, 1974

Box-folder 18/6

November, 1976

Box-folder 18/7

June, Aug-Dec, 1977

Box-folder 19/1

Jan-Dec, 1978

Box-folder 19/2

Jan-Dec, 1979

Box-folder 19/3

Jan-Dec, 1980

Box-folder 19/4

Jan-Apr, Jun-Dec, 1981

Box-folder 20/1

Jan-Apr, 1982

Box-folder 20/2

December, 1985

Box-folder 20/3

Jan, Mar-Jul, Sep-Nov, 1986

 

The Bulletin (years with asterisk incomplete), 1925-1979

Box 21

1925*, 1929*, 1933*, 1935*-1936*, 1938, 1939*, 1940*, 1941(missing Dec), 1942, 1943-1944, 1945 (missing Oct), 1946*, 1947-1949

Box 22

1950-1961, 1962 (missing Nov)

Box 23

1963-1969

Box 24

1970-1977, 1978 (missing Jun), 1979

Box-folder 20/4

Convention programs, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1983

Box-folder 20/5

Convention publications

 

Proceedings, 1956

 

Defense report, 1959

 

Booklets, 1952-1972

Box-folder 20/6

[9 items], 1952, 1960, 1971-1972, n.d.

Box-folder 20/7

[5 items], n.d.

Box-folder 20/8

Brochures [9 items], 1970, n.d.

Box-folder 20/9

Forms and notices, n.d.

Box-folder 20/10

Monthly newsletter, National Secretary, 1962-1972 (incomplete years)

 

Local publications, 1938-1975

 

San Francisco local 21, 1938-1971

Box-folder 17/14

Good & Welfare, Vol 1, no 1, 1938

Box-folder 17/15

Typographical Bulletin, 1969-1971 (incomplete)

Box-folder 17/16

Los Angeles Local 174, Centennial Book, 1975