Scope and Content
Title: Harry Canter Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1946-1970
Collection number: MSS 31
1 legal folder
Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
Abstract: This is a very small collection of papers from Harry Canter, Secretary of Chicago Local 16 of the International Typographical
Union. The largest portion of the papers are from the Northern California Committee of Trade Union Action and Democracy.
Obtained by Library founder, Emil Freed.
The collection is available for research only at the Library's facility in Los Angeles. The Library is open from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Researchers are encouraged to call or email the Library indicating the nature of their research
query prior to making a visit.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research. Researchers may make single
copies of any portion of the collection, but publication from the collection will be allowed only with the express written
permission of the Library's director. It is not necessary to obtain written permission to quote from a collection. When the
Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research gives permission for publication, it is as the owner of the physical
items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
[Identification of item], Canter (Harry) Papers, Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, Los Angeles,
Harry Canter was a member of the International Typographical Union, and Secretary of Local 16, Chicago. Upon retirement in
the late 1960s Canter moved to San Francisco where he remained connected to union activities, civil rights and peace movements.
Scope and Content
The collection is a very small number of papers that includes Chicago Local 16 and San Francisco Local 21 correspondence,
notes for a talk about racial discrimination in trade unions, fliers and agendas from the Northern California Committee of
Trade Union Action and Democracy Rank and File Conferences in the early 1970s. Additional material from Harry Canter is found
in the Library's International Typographical Union Records Collection, MSS 28.