Finding Aid to the Bay Area Typographical Union. Local 21 (San Francisco, Calif.) Records

Finding aid prepared by Alexandria Post.
Labor Archives and Research Center
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94132-1722
(415) 405-5571
larc@sfsu.edu
2015


Title: Bay Area Typographical Union. Local 21 (San Francisco, Calif.) records
Date (bulk): 1906-1990
Date (inclusive): 1842-1998
Creator: Bay Area Typographical Union. Local 21 (San Francisco, Calif.)
Collection number: larc.ms.0001
Accession number: 1985/001, 2013/009, 2011/009, and 2009/021
Extent: 75.5 cubic ft. (26 cartons, 114 boxes, including 7 oversize boxes, 8 bound volumes)
Repository: Labor Archives and Research Center
J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 460
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132-1722
(415) 405-5571
larc@sfsu.edu
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English.
Abstract: The Bay Area Typographical Union (BATU) collection contains organizational records and materials donated by the San Francisco Typographical Union Local 21, the bulk consisting of the records of Local 21, Oakland Local 36, Palo Alto Local 521 and San Jose Local 231. The records include organization histories, historical documents and memorabilia, administrative records, files on contracts and negotiations, International Typographical Union material, membership documentation, apprenticeship and journeyman records, financial ledgers and records, samples of printing art and technology, printed materials, commemoratives and medals, photographs, and an addition of records from the office of the president.
Location: Materials are stored offsite; requires advance notice.

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bay Area Typographical Union. Local 21 (San Francisco, Calif.) Records, larc.ms.0001, Labor Archives and Research Center, San Francisco State University.

Related Collections

International Typographical Union Minutes, 1849-1853. 1 Volume. The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Acquisition

The Bay Area Typographical Union (BATU) collection was donated by the BATU in January, 1985, accession number 1985/001. The following accessions have been incrporated into the initial accession: 2013/009, Pacific Media Workers Guild, Local 39521; 2011/009, International Typographical Union records; and 2009/021.

Processing Information

Processed by Labor Archives and Research Center staff; additional processing by Alexandria Post. Additions to collection processed as received.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Printing industry--Employees--Labor unions--California.
Printing industry--California--San Francisco.
Printers--California.
Labor unions--California--San Francisco.
Strikes and lockouts--Newspapers.

Arrangement

The Bay Area Typographical Union, Local 21 records are arranged in fourteen series, some of which have been further arranged in subseries
  • Series 1: Minutes
  • Series 2: History
  • Series 3: Administrative Files
  • Series 4: Contracts and Negotiations
  • Series 5: International Typographical Union
  • Series 6: Membership
  • Series 7: Apprenticeship
  • Series 8: Financial Records
  • Series 9: Technology and Art
  • Series 10: Printed Material
  • Series 11: Commemoratives and Medals
  • Series 12: Photographs
  • Series 13: Oversize Material
  • Series 14: President's Records

History

As the San Francisco Bay Area's oldest trade union, Bay Area Typographical Union Local No. 21 can trace its roots back to the Gold Rush when, in 1850, printers in San Francisco first organized the Pacific Typographical Society to protest wage cuts. In 1855, the Union obtained a charter from the National Typographical Union and became Local No. 21. The local survived in various forms and was instrumental in the formation of the short-lived San Francisco Trades Union. It fought a constant battle against deflation and falling wages, but a strike in 1870 against the San Francisco Call and Bulletin crushed the local. No union for printers existed in San Francisco for two years until the local reorganized as the San Francisco Typographical Union and secured a charter from the International Typographical Union (ITU) in 1872. During the 1890s, women printers won the right to become union members and to equal pay in union shops. Local 21 was one of the first unions, locally as well as nationally, to do so.
During the first two decades of the 20th century, the local successfully fought open shop campaigns and attempts at wage cuts, and preserved the eight hour day. In the post-war years, Local 21 faced the challenges all unions endured under the Taft-Hartley Act and offered vigorous resistance against it, as did the entire ITU. The 1950s began an era of expansion in contract bargaining as Local 21 negotiated broader health and life insurance benefits. The sixties and seventies were characterized by major strikes and Local 21's printers walked picket lines repeatedly to protect working conditions, wages, benefits and the very right to have a union. Despite the strikes, the local continued to expand through the seventies and eighties, and merged with other locals such as Local 729 in San Rafael, Local 389 in Vallejo, and Local 577 in Santa Rosa. In 1998, Local 21 merged with The Northern California Newspaper Guild to form the Northern California Media Workers Guild/Typographical Union, Local 39521 of The Newspaper Guild sector of Communications Workers of America. Following several more mergers, the Guild is now called Pacific Media Workers Guild, Local 35921.

Bibliography

Knight, Robert E.L. Industrial Relations in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1900-1918. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1960.
Interview with Leon Olsen, President of BATU #21 and Ed Nielsen, Secretary-Treasurer of BATU #21.
Selvin, David. A Century of Democratic Unionism: San Francisco Typographical Union Centennial. San Francisco, San Francisco Typographical Union, 1972.
Selvin, David. "History of the San Francisco Typographical Union". Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of California, Berkeley, 1933.
Selvin, David. Sky Full of Storm. Berkeley: Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, 1966; San Francisco: California Historical Society, 1975.

Scope and Contents

The Bay Area Typographical Union (BATU) collection contains organizational records and materials donated by the San Francisco Typographical Union Local 21, the bulk consisting of the records of Local 21, Oakland Local 36, Palo Alto Local 521 and San Jose Local 231. The records include organization histories, historical documents and memorabilia, administrative records, files on contracts and negotiations, International Typographical Union material, membership documentation, apprenticeship and journeyman records, financial ledgers and records, samples of printing art and technology, printed materials, commemoratives and medals, photographs, and an addition of records from the office of the president.
The earliest piece in the collection is an 1842 British union card of a San Francisco Typographical Union member who immigrated from Liverpool, England. Many records prior to April 1906 were destroyed in the earthquake and fire of that year, and the San Francisco Typographical Union was relocated shortly thereafter. The BATU office has retained most files from 1980 onward.
The BATU Local 21 minutes span 1906-1996. Minutes prior to 1906 were destroyed in the fires caused by the 1906 Earthquake. Beginning in 1916, the minutes were bound and contained the San Francisco Typographical Union Local 21 Official Bulletin mailed to members. The Bulletin announced the date and time of the next union meeting, gave a monthly account of union financial transactions, listed union officers, delegates to other bodies and local committee members and published a directory of San Francisco union printing shops. Standard minutes included Report on the Committee on Membership, Secretary's Report, Treasurer's Report, a detailed Executive Committee Report, Reports of other committees (Label Committee, Scale Committee, etc.), Reports of delegates to other bodies, and visiting delegates. This format continued until 1948 when the minutes were printed in the Typographical Union Bulletin, a newsletter which also included stories about the local and its members. The minutes are a lively and detailed record of history of Local 21.
The History Series Group contains many single items collected by Morris Goldman, BATU's first Vice President. Most of these items date from the 1880s and include notices for social events, working and traveling cards, articles on the union and on individual members, election notices, lists of officers, and union pamphlets. All material in this series is from SF Local 21.
The largest series, and most recent addition to the collection, President's Records (1962-1998), contains contracts and negotiation records, grievance and discharge reports, arbitration records, merger documents, and miscellany. The bulk of the records were produced or collected by the office of Local 21 President, Charles Tobias (1990-2001).

 

Series 1:  Minutes, 1903-1974

Extent: 291.0 folders (Box 1, Folders 1-6; Cartons 8, 10-12, Carton 13, Folders 1-28; Cartons 19-24; 8 Bound volumes)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

Series 1 comprises minutes of San Francisco Local 21, 1906-1996, San Mateo Local 624, 1925-1933, Northern California Typographical Conference, 1960-1972, and minutes of California-Nevada Typographical and Mailers' Conference, 1974. Minutes prior to 1906 were destroyed in fires caused by the earthquake. Beginning in 1916, the BATU Local 21 meeting minutes were bound.
Box 1, Folders 1-2

Minutes Local 624 1925-1933

Box 1, Folder 3

Minutes Local 389 1903-1930

Box 1, Folders 4-5

Minutes NCTC 1960-1972

Box 1, Folder 6

Minutes CNTMC 1974

Carton 9, Folders 1-10

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes 1969-1979

 

Minutes Local 21 (bound volumes) 1906-1908, 1910-1915, 1958-1982

Volume 1

1906 April 29-1908 December 27

Volume 2

1910 February 27-1912 May 19

Volume 3

1912 May 26-1913 December 28

Volume 4

1914 January 25-1915 May 29

Volume 5

1958 January 19-1961 December 17

Volume 6

1962 January 21-1974 December 15

Volume 7

1975 January 19-1982 November 22

Carton 19-24

Minutes Local 21 (bound volumes) 1916-1949, 1951-1952, 1954-1958, 1960-1969

 

Minutes Local 21 1970-1987, 1991-1996

Carton 10, Folders 1-69

1970 January-1975 December

Carton 11, Folders 1-69

1976 January-1980 July

Carton 12, Folders 1-66

1981 January-1985 December

Carton 13, Folders 1-28

1986 December-1987 December

Carton 9, Folders 11-61

1991 January-1996 November

Volume 8

Minutes of the Juniors (Apprentices) 1912 April 24-1915 March 18

 

Series 2:  History, 1842-1940

Extent: 9.0 folders (Box 1, Folder 7; Boxes 2-3)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

Series 2, History, documents the history of Local 21. The series contains a written history by member Phillip Johnson encompassing the period between 1850 and 1940 and miscellaneous papers used to prepare the Johnson history; the history of San Francisco Local 21 written by Crawford (?) from 1851-1884 with newspaper clippings circa 1917; a historical collection collected by First Vice-President Morris Goldman, which includes a 1842 typographical union card from Britain; and ephemera on union activities from 1880s to early 1900s.
Box 1, Folder 7

Pacific Typographical Society and the Gold Rush 1928

Box 2, Folders 1-4

History of Local 21, Johnson 1943

Box 2

History of Local 21, Crawford undated

Box 3, Folder 1

Blue undated

Box 3, Folder 2-4

Goldman undated

Box 3, Folder 5

Mower, Ettie undated

Box 3, Folder 6

Newspaper Clippings, Misc. undated

Box 3, Folder 7

Old Time 'Swifts' by Joseph McCann 1917

Box 3, Folder 8

Historical Contributions by O.H. Smith undated

Box 3, Folder 9

Tramp Printer undated

 

Series 3:  Administrative Files, 1869-1984

Extent: 124.0 folders (Boxes 4-14; Box 15, Folders 1-3)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

Series 3, Administrative Files, contains a broken set of the constitution and by-laws of Local 21 (1869-1939), constitution and by-laws for Local 36, (1962, 1965), Local 389, (1959), Local 624, (1951-1953), as well as those of the Allied Printing Trades Council (1974), and the Northern California Typographical Conference, 1965. The bulk of the series contains Local 21 files documenting the circumstances around the 1963-1964 commercial strike including strike notices, arbitration hearings, hearing exhibits and consumer campaign files, records of strikes against the San Francisco Newspaper Publishers' Association, 1968, San Rafael Independent Journal, 1970, and the Vallejo Times-Herald, (1978-1984). Also contains correspondence and pension files of locals 21, 36 and 521 and election materials of Local 21.
Box 4, Folder 1

Constitution Bylaws and Scale of Prices 1869

Box 4, Folder 2

Constitution Bylaws and Rules of Order 1879

Box 4, Folder 3

Constitution Rules of Order and Scale of Prices 1889

Box 4, Folder 4

Constitution Bylaws and Scale of Prices 1894

Box 4, Folder 5

Constitution Bylaws and Scale of Prices 1906

Box 4, Folder 6

Constitution Bylaws and Scale of Prices 1910

Box 4, Folder 7

Constitution Bylaws and General Laws 1914

Box 4, Folder 8

Constitution Bylaws, General Laws 1918

Box 4, Folder 9

Constitution Bylaws and General Laws 1922

Box 4, Folder 10

Constitution Bylaws and General Laws 1926

Box 4, Folder 11

Constitution Bylaws General Laws & Rules of Order 1935

Box 4, Folder 12

San Francisco News Chapel Laws 1939(c.)

Box 4, Folder 13

Constitution Bylaws General Laws & Rules of Order 1962

Box 4, Folder 14

Constitution Bylaws General Laws & Rules of Order Local 36 1965

Box 4, Folder 15

Constitution Bylaws and General Laws Local 389 1959

Box 4, Folder 16

Constitution and Bylaws Local 577 1965

Box 4, Folder 17

Constitution Book Local 624 1951

Box 4, Folder 18

Amendments to Constitution and Bylaws Local 624 1951-1953

Box 4, Folder 19

Constitution and Bylaws Allied Printing Trades Council 1974

Box 4, Folder 20

NCTC Constitution 1965

Box 4, Folder 21

Northern California Typographical Conference: Misc 1970

Box 4, Folder 22

Arbitration: 21 vs SF Newspaper Publishers 1908

Box 5, Folder 1

Arbitration: 21 vs SF Newspaper Publishers 1917

Box 5, Folders 2-8, Box 6, Folders 1-6

NLRB Proceedings: 21 vs Graphic Arts Empl. Assn 1964

Box 7, Folder 1

'All Strikebreakers must Go' 21 Strike 1963-1964

Box 7, Folder 2

Strike Bulletins: Graphic Arts Empl Assn Strike 1963-1964

 

Jurisdiction Dispute 63-64 Strike 1963-1964

Box 7, Folder 3

Exhibits 1964

Box 7, Folder 4

Exception & Exclusion 1964

Box 7, Folder 5

Correspondence and other Documents 1963-1964

Box 7, Folder 6

Dycril Process 1963-1964

Box 7, Folder 13

Jurisdiction Dispute 63-64 Strike: Computers 1963-1964

Box 7, Folder 14

Jurisdiction Dispute 63-64 Strike: Outside Tape 1963-1964

Box 7, Folder 15

Jurisdiction Disputes 63-64 Strike: Typesetting 1963-1964

Box 7, Folder 16

Jurisdiction Disputes 63-64 Strike: Specific Negotiation Meetings 1963-1964

Box 7, Folder 17

Jurisdiction Disputes 63-64 Strike: Composition of Assn 1963-1964

Box 7, Folder 18

Jurisdiction Disputes 63-64 Strike: Lithographer's Exhibits 1963-1964

Box 7, Folder 7

The ITU Review on 63-64 Strike: Dycril Process 1964

Box 7, Folder 8

63-64 Strike: Consumer Relations Committee 1963-1964

Box 7, Folders 9-12

63-64 Strike: Exhibits, Jurisdictional Hearing 1963

Box 8, Folder 1

Arbitrations 1964-1970

Box 8, Folder 2

Newspaper Strike Special Strike Extra 1964-1970

Box 8, Folder 3

Newspaper Strike: Typographical Bulletin 1968

Box 8, Folder 4

San Rafael Independent Journal Strike: Bulletins 1968

 

Vallejo Strike 1978-1984

Box 8, Folder 5

Christmas Fund 1978

Box 8, Folder 6

Decertification Documents 1978-1984

Box 8, Folder 7

Vallejo Independent Press Last Ed 1978-1984

Box 8, Folder 8

Miscellaneous 1978-1984

Box 8, Folder 9

Correspondence 1978-1984

Box 8, Folder 10

Striker's Health and Welfare 1978-1982

Box 8, Folder 11

Strike Benefits Documentation 1978-1979

Box 9, Folders 1-6

Strike Benefit Forms 1979-1984

Box 9, Folder 7

Strike Rebate Documentation 1978-1979

Box 9, Folder 8

Finances 1978-1980

Box 9, Folder 9

Hardship Fund Documentation 1979

Box 10, Folder 1

Unemployment Loan Record Book 1930-1935

Box 10, Folder 2

Correspondence: Pension 1908-1961

Box 10, Folders 3-5

Correspondence: Miscellaneous 1930-1975

Box 10, Folder 6

Correspondence: Historical Material 1915

Box 10, Folder 7

Correspondence: Antitrust 1919

Box 10, Folder 8

Correspondence: Contracts W SF Newspaper Pub. Assn 1921

Box 10, Folder 9

Correspondence: Legislative 1967-1969

Box 10, Folder 10

Correspondence: SF Printing Ind Welfare Fund 1979

Box 10, Folder 11

Pension Plan 1962

Box 10, Folder 12, Box 11, Folders 1-2

Pension Plan: Miscellaneous 1965-1967

Box 11, Folders 3-4

General Pension Information and Correspondence 1967

Box 11, Folders 5

Union Printers Pension Plan: Minutes, Agr, Gen Info 1967-1968

Box 11, Folders 6-7, Box 12, Folder 1

Welfare Fund: Miscellaneous 1968-1971

Box 12, Folder 2

Amnesty 1969-1978

Box 12, Folder 3

Delinquent Dues 1975-1976

Box 12, Folder 4

Pension Correspondence and Documentation 1977-1979

Box 12, Folder 5

Correspondence: Pension 1973-1974

Box 12, Folder 6

Pension Plan Documentation 1977-1978

Box 12, Folder 7

Pension Plan Documentation Local 36 1973-1974

Box 12, Folders 8-10, Box 13, Folders 1-3

Local 521 General Correspondence 1930-1953

Box 13, Folder 4

Local 521 Correspondence re Contract Negotiations 1959-1968

Box 13, Folder 5

Local 521 Miscellaneous Papers and Correspondence 1966-1969

Box 13, Folder 6

Local 521 Nor Cal Typo Conf Miscellaneous 1966-1970

Box 14, Folders 1-3

Employer Pension Contribution Local 521 1965-1970

Box 14, Folder 4

Correspondence re ITU Negotiated Pension Local 521 1969-1971

Box 14, Folder 5

Local 521 Correspondence: Ecology 1970

Box 14, Folder 6

Correspondence: Merger 1972

Box 14, Folder 7

Merger Correspondence: Mt Diablo Typo Union 597 1979

Box 14, Folder 8

Local 541 Merger Committee File 1969-1971

Box 14, Folder 9

Local 541 Merger: Poll of Membership 1972c

Box 14, Folder 10

Merger: Pamphlets 1972

Box 14, Folder 11

Election Laws 1928

Box 14, Folder 12

Local 521 General Correspondence 1969-1971

Box 15, Folders 1-3

Misc Election Materials: Bay Area Wide 1967-1972

 

Series 4:  Contracts and Negotiations, 1924-1979

Extent: 32.0 folders (Box 15, Folders 4-11; Boxes 16-17; Box 18, Folders 1-3)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

Series 4, Contracts and Negotiations, contains Local 21 commercial and newspaper contracts (1929-1971), various book and job scales negotiated by Local 21 (1924-1973), national data used in negotiation (1951-1976), and contracts and negotiation files from Locals 36, 231, 521 and 624 (1960-1973).
Box 15, Folder 4

Resolution #3740 (Fourth Series) Board of Supervisors (SF) 1899

Box 15, Folders 5-11

Contracts 1929-1948, 1950-1964, 1966-1971

Box 16, Folder 1

Commercial Contract 1950-1955

Box 16, Folder 2

Tentative Negotiations and Agreement with Printing Industries of Nor Cal 1972

Box 16, Folder 3

Book and Job Scales 1924-1956

Box 16, Folder 4

Newspaper Scales 1952-1973

Box 16, Folders 5-6

Miscellaneous Data Used for Negotiations 1967-1975

Box 16, Folder 7

Miscellaneous Job Scales 1955-1972

Box 16, Folder 8

Misc Job Scales and Contract Information 1950-1974

Box 17, Folder 1

Memorandum Agreements 1948-1949

Box 17, Folders 2-3

Wage and Scale Information 1971-1979

Box 17, Folders 4-6

Contracts Negotiations: Preparatory Material 1955-1969

Box 17, Folder 7

Tentative Negotiations and Agreement: Assoc Printing Industries Local 36 1968

Box 17, Folder 8

Commercial Agreement: Assoc Printing Industries Local 36 1967-1968

Box 17, Folder 9

Book and Job Scale Local 36 1934

Box 17, Folder 10

Book and Job Scale Local 36 1962

Box 17, Folder 11

Newspaper Contract and Price Sale Local 231 1941-1942

Box 17, Folders 12-13

Commercial Agreement Local 521 1969-1970

Box 18, Folder 1

Stanford Local 521 1968-1971

Box 18, Folder 2

Contracts Local 521 1969-1973

Box 18, Folder 3

Appeal and Ruling Regarding Slide Days Local 624 1953

 

Series 5:  International Typographical Union, 1906-1983

Extent: 144.0 folders (Box 18, Folders 4-14; Boxes 19-27)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

Series 5, International Typographical Union (ITU), contains Books of Laws of ITU 1906-1929 (broken set), and 1930-1984 (complete set), ITU convention proceedings and reports 1947-1948, 1969, ITU convention books, 1903-1983 (broken set), minimum wage scale pamphlets, 1927-1950, minimum hours and wage data, 1965, 1969-1972, ITU President's Monthly Letter, 1947-1969, two speeches by ITU President Elmer Brown, and 1946 officers' report.
 

ITU Book of Laws 1906-1984

Box 18, Folders 4-14

1906, 1910, 1913-1924

Box 19, Folders 1-12

1926-1933, 1935-1938

Box 20, Folders 1-12

1939-1952

Box 21, Folders 1-14

1953-1966

Box 22, Folders 1-19

1967-1984

Box 23, Folder 1

Changes in Laws: Adopted at 113 Intl. Conv. 1971

Box 23, Folder 2

ITU Bylaws Changes 1983

Box 23, Folder 3

89th Session of ITU - Proceedings 1947

Box 23, Folder 4

90th Session of ITU - Proceedings 1948

Box 23, Folder 5

111th Convention Report 1969

Box 23, Folders 6-25

Minimum Wage Scale Pamphlets 1927-1950

Box 23, Folder 26

Minimum Hours and Wages Data 1965, 69-72

Box 24, Folder 1

44th Annual Convention Book: Washington, D.C. 1903

Box 24, Folder 2

52nd Annual Convention Book: Colorado Springs, Colorado 1906

Box 24, Folder 3

53rd Annual Convention Book: Hot Springs, Arkansas 1907

Box 24, Folder 4

56th Annual Convention Book: Minneapolis, Minnesota 1910

Box 24, Folder 5

57th Annual Convention Book: San Francisco, California 1911

Box 24, Folder 6

58th Annual Convention Book: Cleveland, Ohio 1912

Box 24, Folder 7

60th Annual Convention Book: Providence, Rhode Island 1914

Box 24, Folder 8

61st Annual Convention: Los Angeles, California 1915

Box 24, Folder 9

66th Annual Convention Program: Quebec, Canada 1921

Box 25, Folder 1

68th Annual Convention: Atlanta, Georgia 1923

Box 25, Folder 2

69th Annual Convention: Toronto, Canada 1924

Box 25, Folder 3

71st Annual Convention: Colorado Springs, Colorado 1926

Box 25, Folder 4

78th Annual Convention: Chicago, Illinois 1934

Box 25, Folder 5

79th Annual Convention: Montreal, Canada 1935

Box 25, Folder 6

81st Annual Convention: Louisville, Kentucky 1937

Box 25, Folder 7

82nd Annual Convention: Birmingham, Alabama 1938

Box 25, Folder 8

83rd Annual Convention: Fort Worth, Texas 1939

Box 25, Folder 9

84th Annual Convention: New Orleans, Louisiana 1940

Box 25, Folder 10

85th Annual Convention: Vancouver, Canada 1941

Box 25, Folder 11

87th Annual Convention: Grand Rapids, Michigan 1944

Box 26, Folder 1

88th Annual Convention Book: Miami, Florida 1946

Box 26, Folder 2

89th Annual Convention Book: Cleveland, Ohio 1947

Box 26, Folder 3

90th Annual Convention Book: Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1948

Box 26, Folder 4

92nd Annual Convention Book: Washington, D.C. 1950

Box 26, Folder 5

93rd Annual Convention Book: Atlanta, Georgia 1951

Box 26, Folder 6

94th Annual Convention Book: Cincinnati, Ohio 1952

Box 26, Folder 7

95th Annual Convention Book: Detroit, Michigan 1953

Box 26, Folder 8

98th Annual Convention Book: Colorado Springs, Colorado 1956

Box 26, Folder 9

99th Annual Convention Book: New York, New York 1957

Box 26, Folder 10

100th Annual Convention Book: San Francisco, California 1958

Box 26, Folder 11

102nd Annual Convention Book: Denver, Colorado 1960

Box 26, Folder 12

103rd Annual Convention Book: Dallas, Texas 1961

Box 27, Folder 1

104th Annual Convention Book: Cincinnati, Ohio 1962

Box 27, Folder 2

105th Annual Convention Book: Long Beach, California 1963

Box 27, Folder 3

111th Annual Convention Book: Seattle, Washington 1969

Box 27, Folder 4

112th Annual Convention Book: Buffalo, New York 1970

Box 27, Folder 5

116th Annual Convention Book: St. Louis, Missouri 1974

Box 27, Folder 6

124th Annual Convention Book: Seattle, Washington 1982

Box 27, Folder 7

125th Annual Convention Book: San Francisco, California 1983

Box 27, Folders 8-13

Monthly Letter, ITU Secretary-Treasurer 1947-1969

Box 27, Folder 14

Monthly Letter, ITU Secretary-Treasurer: Index

Box 27, Folder 15

ITU Official Directory 1969

Box 27, Folder 16

"Automated Communications Industry": Elmer Brown 1965

Box 27, Folder 17

"ITU and Communications Industry": Elmer Brown 1965

Box 27, Folder 18

Reports of Officers 1946

 

Series 6:  Membership, 1863-1980

Extent: 103.0 folders; bound volumes (Boxes 28-60, 78-105; Box 61, Folder 1; Cartons 25-26)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

Series 6, Membership, contains Local 21 membership rosters (1909-1915, 1917-1919), Local 36 membership register (1950-1960, 1962), quarterly membership statements (1912-1968), traveling card deposit records (1908-1912), member death certificates, 1907-1959 (M-Z only) and the deceased member records (1907-1980). Series also includes Printers' Home correspondence (1910-1969 C-Z only) and general files on Printers' Home, including gifts, donations, printed materials, and miscellaneous papers (1907-1970).
Box 28, Folder 1

Eureka Typo Union Membership List 1863

Box 28, Folders 2-7

Membership Roster 1909-1910, 1912-1915, 1917-1919

Box 28, Folders 8-10

Membership Indexes 1910-1914

Box 29, Folder 1

Membership Indexes 1910

Box 29, Folder 2-7

Membership Transition Records 1888-1889, 1912-1968

Box 29, Folders 8-9

Quarterly Membership Statements 1912-1968

Box 30, Folders 1-2

Card Deposits 1908-1912

 

Death Certificates:

Box 30, Folder 3

Mckay-McDonnell 1907-1959

Box 30, Folder 4

McDougall-Prentice 1907-1959

Box 30, Folder 5

Pries-Sisman 1907-1959

Box 30, Folder 6

Slack-Vahl 1907-1959

Box 31, Folder 1

Valleau-Zoph 1907-1959

Box 31, Folder 2

Membership: Copyholder's Aux Affil - Newcomb-Young 1941

Box 31, Folder 3

Membership: Copyholder's Aux Affil - Dale-Newman 1941

 

Printer's Home Correspondence

Box 31, Folder 4

Cleveland-Douglas 1910-1969

Box 31, Folder 5

Dreyfuss-Feeny 1910-1969

Box 31, Folder 6

Finigan-Green 1910-1969

Box 32, Folder 1

Gallagher-Gingg 1910-1969

Box 32, Folder 2

Grimes-Haseltine 1910-1969

Box 32, Folder 3

Hawkins-Hubbard 1910-1969

Box 32, Folder 4

Huber-Jurjens 1910-1969

Box 32, Folder 5

Hugenberger-Lee 1910-1969

Box 32, Folder 6

Leonard-Lyon 1910-1969

Box 33, Folder 1

Miesen-Miller 1910-1969

Box 33, Folder 2

Millett-McCune 1910-1969

Box 33, Folder 3

Palmiter-Porter 1910-1969

Box 33, Folder 4

Putnam-Ready 1910-1969

Box 33, Folder 5

Reed-Ruland 1910-1969

Box 33, Folder 6

Rush-Simmons 1910-1969

Box 33, Folder 7

Sharp-Smith 1910-1969

Box 34, Folder 1

Snow-Trammell 1910-1969

Box 34, Folder 2

Tage-Walker 1910-1969

Box 34, Folder 3

Wall-Wilchman 1910-1969

Box 34, Folder 4

Wilcox-Young 1910-1969

Box 34, Folder 5

Printer's Home: Christmas Gifts 1906-1946

Box 34, Folder 6

Printer's Home: Christmas Cards undated

Box 34, Folder 7

Printer's Home: Acknowledgment of Apps Received 1924-1964

Box 34, Folder 8

Printer's Home: Donations and Allowances 1957-1971

Box 34, Folder 9

Printer's Home: Printed Material undated

Box 35, Folder 1

Printer's Home: Misc Letters 1909-1970

 

Deceased Members Pre-1960 1930-1960

Box 35, Folders 2-8

Adams E - Buswell M 1930-1960

Box 36, Folders 1-8

Caldwell J - Duggan W 1930-1960

Box 37, Folders 1-6

Dunbar M - Hanna D 1930-1960

Box 38, Folders 1-6

Hanna W - Lawrence E 1930-1960

Box 39, Folders 1-6

Lawrence R - Monson L 1930-1960

Box 40, Folders 1-6

Moon C - Quigley J 1930-1960

Box 41, Folders 1-6

Radford J - Templeman 1930-1960

Box 42, Folders 1-5

Thayer H - Zoph L 1930-1960

 

Deceased Members Post-1960

Box 43

Abbot C - Barry W undated

Box 44

Bartels - Bruce undated

Box 45

Buck - Clancy undated

Box 46

Clark - Dickson undated

Box 47

Dobbie - Ewinski undated

Box 48

Fahey - Grebner undated

Box 49

Grafe - Hayes undated

Box 50

Hecker - Isaacson undated

Box 51

Jackson - Kuroske undated

Box 52

Lafontaine - Mason undated

Box 53

Massey - Murray undated

Box 54

Musser - O'Herron undated

Box 55

Nelson - Price undated

Box 56

Price - Rounds undated

Box 57

Rowbottom - Smiley undated

Box 58

Smith - Tower undated

Box 59

Trammell - Whitsett undated

Box 60

Whiting - Zimmer undated

Box 60, Folder 1

Working Cards Local 36 undated

Box 60, Folder 2

Membership Application Local 521

Box 61

Membership Register Bound Volume 1950-1960, 62

Box 61, Folder 1

Membership Roster undated

 

Membership Dues Cards undated

Box 78

A - Baker

Box 79

Baher - Bessler

Box 80

Bethal - Brewster

Box 81

Bricker - Caldwell

Box 82

Calhoun - Clemons

Box 83

Clendenen - Cramer

Box 84

Crampton - Deckman

Box 85

Dedreaux - Dunlop

Box 86

Dunne - Faust

Box 87

Fauth - Funke

Box 88

Gracie - Hall

Box 89

Furlong - Grabill

Box 90

Hallner - Held

Box 91

Helgeson - Hubbard

Box 92

Hubbell - Johnson, K.

Box 93

Johnson, L. - Kloepped

Box 94

Kloffenback - Leedy

Box 95

Leek - Lytle

Box 96

Mabbert - May

Box 97

Mayar - Melaik

Box 98

Melancon - Morford

Box 99

Morgan - Noone

Box 100

Nordberg - Parry

Box 101

Parsons - Powell

Box 102

Powers - Rianhard

Box 103

Ribak - Saldal

Box 104

Salinas - Shannon

Box 105

Shapiro - Squires

Carton 25

St - Vortman

Carton 26

Voss - Zivier

 

Series 7: Apprenticeship, 1906-1939

Extent: 64.0 folders (Box 61, Folders 2-5; Boxes 62-67; Box 68, Folders 1-10)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

Series 7, Apprenticeship, contains Local 21 apprenticeship and journeyman applications and records (1906-1939), a copy of Apprenticeship By-laws and Constitution (1912), documentation of the Apprenticeship Ball of 1915, the Joint Apprenticeship Committee report of 1916, apprenticeship final exams, and apprenticeship list by chapel.
 

Apprenticeship and Journeyman Applications 1906-1939

Box 61, Folders 2-5

Aaneberg - Braverman H 1906-1939

Box 62, Folders 1-8

Braverman J - Elwood 1906-1939

Box 63, Folders 1-8

Emerson - Hildebrand 1906-1939

Box 64, Folders 1-9

Hill - Mancini 1906-1939

Box 65, Folders 1-8

Mann - Peacock 1906-1939

Box 66, Folders 1-8

Pease - Sloper 1906-1939

Box 67, Folders 1-9

Small - Zuckerman 1906-1939

Box 68, Folder 1

Apprentice Application Index 1906-1939

Box 68, Folders 2

Constitution and Bylaws, Jr of 21 (Apprentices) 1912

Box 68, Folder 3

Apprentices: Apprenticeship Ball Documentation 1915

Box 68, Folder 4

Jt Appr Committee, Franklin Printing Trades & Local 21 1916

Box 68, Folder 5

Apprentice Membership Folder undated

Box 68, Folder 6

Final Examination undated

Box 68, Folders 7-10

Appr List by Chapel: Abbot-Brady Corp - Zoeller undated

 

Series 8: Financial Records, 1900-1980

Extent: 18.0 folders (Box 68, Folders 11-13; Box 69; Box 70, Folders 1-2)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

Series 8, Financial Records, contains general financial records of Locals 21, 389, 521 and 624 including bank books, ledgers and monthly financial reports.
Box 68, Folder 11

Ledger 1912-1917

Box 68, Folder 12

Record 1977-1980

Box 68, Folder 13

Bank Books 1900-1909, 1939-1943, 1947-1959

Box 69, Folder 1

General Finances 1971-1975

Box 69, Folders 2-3

Condition of Funds 1972-1978

Box 69, Folder 4

Audit Reports 1972-1978

Box 69, Folder 5

Banking Local 389 1966-1971

Box 69, Folder 6

Savings Bonds Local 389 1970-1980

Box 69, Folder 7

American Savings Local 389 1970-1981

Box 69, Folder 8

Checkbook Stubs Local 521 1948-1949

Box 69, Folder 9

Monthly Itemized Report Local 521 1947-1948

Box 69, Folder 10

Monthly Itemized Reports Local 521 1948-1949

Box 69, Folder 11

President's Receipt Local 521 1969

Box 69, Folder 12

President's Receipt (Pension) Local 521 1971

Box 69, Folder 13

Ledger Local 624 1950-1956

Box 70, Folders 1-2

Bank Books Local 624 1911-1921,1948-1956

 

Series 9: Technology and Art, 1909-1972

Extent: 124.0 folders (Box 70, Folders 3-17; Box 71; Box 72, Folders 1-13)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

Series 9, Technology and Art, contains single-item printing samples which exemplify the printer's art, ITU Lessons in Printing (1917-1925, 1945-1969), and information on various printing processes, machinery and technologies.
Box 70, Folder 3

ITU Course of Instruction in Printing 1909

Box 70, Folder 4

The Printing Art 1912 March

Box 70, Folder 5

The Printing Art 1912 July

Box 70, Folder 6

Lessons in Printing 1917-1925

Box 70, Folder 7

The Stage Coach (Printing Sample) 1922

Box 70, Folder 8

A Knight in the East (Printing Sample) 1924

Box 70, Folder 9

If It Were Today (Play on Printer's Plight) 1925

Box 70, Folder 10

Epistle to Davie (Printing Sample) 1929

Box 70, Folder 11

An Appreciation of Thomas Jefferson (Printing Sample) 1937

Box 70, Folder 12

Technology: Typesetting 1952

Box 70, Folder 13

Fundamentals of Printing 1958

Box 70, Folder 14

Report of Committee to Industrial Commissioner Catherwood 1959

Box 70, Folder 15

Know-how as to Modern Printing 1961

Box 70, Folder 16

Correspondence: Linofilm Processor Literature 1964

Box 70, Folder 17

Ad for Commemoration of Work of Charles Murdock 1972

Box 71, Folder 1

ITU Lessons in Printing: Elements of Composition 1945-1969

Box 71, Folder 2

ITU Lessons in Printing: Display Composition 1945-1969

Box 71, Folder 3

ITU Lessons in Printing: Job Composition 1945-1969

Box 71, Folder 4

ITU Lessons in Printing: Design for Printing 1945-1969

Box 71, Folder 5

ITU Lessons in Printing: Newspaper Advertising 1945-1969

Box 71, Folder 6

ITU Lessons in Printing: English for Printers 1945-1969

Box 72, Folder 1

ITU Lessons in Printing: Trade Unionism 1939

Box 72, Folder 2

One Line Showings undated

Box 72, Folder 3

Type Face Display Booklet undated

Box 72, Folder 4

Linofilm System undated

Box 72, Folder 5

The Linotype Line undated

Box 72, Folder 6

Ruling Machine undated

Box 72, Folder 7

Know-how as to Modern Printing undated

Box 72, Folder 8

Print Sample undated

Box 72, Folder 9

Type Faces undated

Box 72, Folder 10

Brightype undated

Box 72, Folder 11

Printing Samples: Bookmarks undated

Box 72, Folder 12

Type Metal C-1: Graphic Arts Dept, Laney College undated

Box 72, Folder 13

Print Samples: Greeting Cards undated

 

Series 10:  Printed Material, 1880-1983

Extent: 9.0 folders (Box 72, Folders 14-15; Boxes 73-74; Box 75, Folders 1-26; Oversize Boxes 3-7, Carton 18, Folders 12-18)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

Series 10, Printed Material, contains miscellaneous printed matter produced by the various Locals, including newsletters from Locals 36, 231 and 521 (1962-1973). Series also contains union label ephemera and information, pension and welfare fund booklets, and some ITU convention materials (1971-1973).
Box 72, Folder 14

News Notes Local 36 1962-1973

Box 72, Folder 15

Typo Record Local 231 1968-1972

Box 73, Folder 1

Typo News Local 521 1968-1972

Box 73, Folder 2

Bay Area Typo News 1970

Box 73, Folder 3

The Typographical Review 1914-1917

Box 73, Folder 4

Typographical Journal 1904

Box 73, Folder 5

Unions and Union Labels - Elmer Brown 1965

Box 73, Folder 6

Rules Governing Labels APTC

Box 73, Folder 7

One Little Label and How it Grew

Box 73, Folder 8

Union Label Ephemera 1962c

Box 73, Folder 9

Union Label Directories 1935-1952,69

Box 73, Folders 10-11, Box 74, Folders 1-3

Pension and Welfare Funds Misc Printed Matter undated

Box 74, Folder 4

General Pension Literature 1965, 1968

Box 74, Folders 5-7

ITU Convention 1971, 1973

Box 75, Folder 1

Memorial to California Legislature from SF Trades 1883

Box 75, Folders 2-3

The Daily Globe 1880

Box 75, Folder 4

"Know Your Onions" 1929

Box 75, Folder 5

Mortuary Benefits, Charges and Trials, Appeals 1945

Box 75, Folder 6

Printing Trades Blue Book California 1950

Box 75, Folder 7

Typographical Union Bulletin 1951

Box 75, Folder 8

Proceedings of Printers Workshop & Union Forum 1962

Box 75, Folder 9

Resolutions: 51st Convention, California Federation of Labor 1952

Box 75, Folder 10

COPE Resolution 1962

Box 75, Folder 11

Special Notice on Organizing NCTC 1962

Box 75, Folder 12

Printed Newspaper Ads with Photos of Print Blocks 1966

Box 75, Folder 13

Local Union Meeting Dates 1969

Box 75, Folder 14

East Bay Progressive Club News Local 36 1971

Box 75, Folder 15

The Golden Gate Progressive 1971

Box 75, Folder 16

Free Trade Union News 1974

Box 75, Folder 17

Clear Creek: Labor Unions and Ecology 1971

Box 75, Folder 18

Organized Labor undated

Box 75, Folder 19

Benefit for Latin American Workers Leaflet 1983

Box 75, Folder 20

Working Card 1985

Box 75, Folder 21

Kemble Occasional undated

Box 75, Folder 22

American Newspaper Pubs Assoc Code of Principles undated

Box 75, Folder 23

0n Strike Placard undated

Box 75, Folder 24

Proposed Union Arts and Graphics Building undated

Box 75, Folder 25

Stationery undated

Box 75, Folder 26

Stationery Local 521 undated

Oversize 5-7

Vallejo Independent Journal Volumes I and II 1976-1979

Carton 18, Folders 12-16

Typographical Union Bulletin 1942-1964

Oversize 3

Typographical Union Bulletin 1973-1988

Oversize 4

The ITU Review 1968 January-1972 January

Carton 18, Folder 17

The San Francisco Progressive 1953-1958

Carton 18, Folder 18

Golden Gate Progressive 1972-1976

 

Series 11: Commemoratives and Medals, 1911-1983

Extent: 17.0 folders (Box 75, Folders 27-38; Box 76)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

Series 11 contains the 1972 Centennial program of Local 21, memorial to Local 21 President Russell Wagle (1983), various commemorative programs and awards to Locals 36, 231 and 521, the Local 36 roster of 40-year members (1941- 1963), commemorative programs form New York and Chicago, and some convention delegate badges and ribbons.
Box 75, Folder 27

Memorial Record: Robert Hetherington 1950

Box 75, Folder 28

SF Typo Union Centennial 1972

Box 75, Folder 29

Memorial to Russell Wagle 1983

Box 75, Folder 30

Commendation: Herman Award

Box 75, Folder 31

Roster 40 Year Emblem Presentations Local 36 1941-1963

Box 75, Folder 32

Commemorative Program: Diamond Jubilee Local 36 1961

Box 75, Folder 33

Commemorative Program: Golden Jubilee Local 231 1937

Box 75, Folder 34

Commemorative Award: 60th Anniversary of Charter Local 521 1962

Box 75, Folder 35

ITU Commemoration of 60th Anniversary of Charter Local 521 1962

Box 75, Folder 36

Commendation: Hermann Award Local 521

Box 75, Folder 37

Resolution Honoring Russell Wagle NCTC 1969

Box 75, Folder 38

Commemorative Menu: Independent Party Banquet 1938

Box 76, Folders 1-3

Ribbons and Medals 1911, 1958

Box 76, Folder 4

New York Centennial 1950

Box 76, Folder 5

Chicago Centennial 1952

 

Series 12:  Photographs, 1889-1973

Extent: 52.0 folders (Box 77)
Location: Shelved with Photography Collection.

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

Series 12 contains a selection of photographs including the 1889 San Francisco Call chapel, the new Local 21 office in 1906, a 1969 Local 21 union meeting, a 1973 picket line in Berkeley and seven panoramas of ITU conventions. Many of these photographs are undated, and several are unidentified.
Box 77, Folder 

SF Call Composing Room Labor Day Parade 1889

Box 77

Tracy, George A., First VP, ITU 1911

Box 77, Folder 1

ITU Convention 1915

Box 77, Folder 2

Galloway, Wiley K. 1922

Box 77, Folder 3

Galloway, Marie L. 1922

Box 77, Folder 4

Memorial Day at the Presidio 1968

Box 77, Folder 5

Union Meeting, Unidentified Speaker 1969

Box 77, Folder 6

SF Newspaper Strike, May Beagarie and Bobbie 1968

Box 77, Folder 7

SF Newspaper Strike 1968

Box 77, Folders 8-10

Union Meeting 1969

Box 77, Folders 11-12

San Rafael Independent Journal Strike 1970-1971

Box 77, Folder 13

Leon Olson, E.A. Eickworth, Gregor Bachich 1970

Box 77, Folder 14

San Rafael Independent Journal Strike, John Pilch 1970

Box 77, Folders 15-17

Picket Line, Kopy Kat Printing, Berkeley 1973

Box 77, Folder 18

SF Daily News Office undated

Box 77, Folder 19

Local 21 Banner undated

Box 77, Folder 20

Daily News Union Members undated

Box 77, Folder 21

Alioto, Joseph, Mayor undated

Box 77, Folder 22

Henning, John undated

Box 77, Folder 23

Hill, George undated

Box 77, Folders 24-25

Phillips, James K. undated

Box 77, Folders 26-27

McCean, Alfred A. undated

Box 77, Folders 28-29

Tracy, George A. undated

Box 77, Folder 30

40-50-60 Year Honorary Event undated

Box 77, Folder 31

40-50-60-70 Year Honorary Dinner undated

Box 77, Folder 32

Panoramas undated

Box 77, Folder 33

Local 21 Headquarters after 1906 Earthquake 1906

Box 77, Folder 34

Labor Temple 1955

Box 77, Folder 35

Bimbo's Restaurant: ITU 100 Anniversary Celebration 1958

Box 77, Folder 36

Commercial Strike, San Francisco 1963-1964

Box 77, Folder 37

"Telephone Book Conversion" 1967c

Box 77, Folder 38

"Police Club Female Picket" ITU San Rafael Strike 1970

Box 77, Folder 39

First SF Daily News Office undated

Box 77, Folders 40-46

Union Printers Home, Colorado Springs, Co undated

Box 77, Folder 47

"Composing Room" undated

Box 77, Folders 48-52

Portrait, Unidentified undated

 

Series 13: Oversize Material,

Extent: 37.0 folders (Oversize boxes 1-2; 1 bound register)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

Comprises a bound visitor's register, print samples, anniversary materials, and memorials for various members.
Oversize 1

Visitor's Register (bound) 1910

Oversize 1, Folder 1

Print Sample "Type" undated

Oversize 1, Folder 2

Print Sample "Treasure" Aurelia Henry Reinhardt undated

Oversize 1, Folder 3

Print Sample "Morris Keepsake" 1928

Oversize 1, Folder 4

Print Sample "My Symphony" 1928

Oversize 1, Folder 5

Picket Sticker "Lock-Out" undated

Oversize 1, Folder 6

Unidentified undated

Oversize 1, Folder 7

"Craftsmanship in Printing" 1992

Oversize 1, Folders 8-9

Pension Remittance Forms Local 521 1970-1971

Oversize 1, Folder 10

North Bay Labor Journal, Golden Anniversary Edition 1972

Oversize 1, Folder 11

Printers Home Pamphlet 1935

Oversize 1, Folder 12

ITU Printing School Brochure undated

Oversize 1, Folder 13

Boker Memorial 1962

Oversize 1, Folders 14-15

Printing Instruction Cards undated

Oversize 1, Folder 16

"School Printing Plants" undated

Oversize 2, Folder 1

Charter of the United Nations undated

Oversize 2, Folder 2

Commemorative Award Michael McInnis undated

Oversize 2, Folder 3

The Union Workman 1896

Oversize 2, Folder 4

Vandalism Loss Seen 1968

Oversize 2, Folder 5

John Walters Memorial 1950

Oversize 2, Folder 6

Gerald I. Bonnington Memorial 1950

Oversize 2, Folder 7

Ross D. Ewing Memorial 1952

Oversize 2, Folder 8

Richard H. Harris Memorial 1964

Oversize 2, Folder 9

George W. McDill Memorial 1937

Oversize 2, Folder 10

John W. Austin Memorial 1967

Oversize 2, Folder 11

William Drake Memorial 1935

Oversize 2, Folder 12

Horace Lee Pickens Memorial 1931

Oversize 2, Folder 13

John F. Patterson Memorial 1943

Oversize 2, Folder 14

Donovan Hurd Memorial 1937

Oversize 2, Folders 15-16

Photographs, Misc undated

Oversize 2, Folder 17

Military Honor Roll 1942

Oversize 2, Folders 18-19

Christmas Card Samples undated

Oversize 2, Folder 20

Greeting Card Samples Album undated

Oversize 2, Folder 21

Printer Support Placard undated

Oversize 2

Newspaper Printing Samples (loose) 1870-1910

 

Series 14: President's Records, 1962-1998

Extent: 457.0 folders (Cartons 1-18; Boxes 106-107)

Arrangement

Arranged as received, and is further divided into five subseries: 14.1: Grievances, Discharges, and Arbitration, 14.2: Contract Administration, 14.3: Mergers, 14:4: Conferences and Conventions, and 14:5: Miscellany

Scope and Contents

Series 14, President’s Records, documents the activities of Local 21 during the sixties and through the nineties, before Local 21 merged with the Pacific Media Workers Guild (1998). Materials are largely textual, comprising arbitration files and grievance reports, contract drafts and proposals, tentative and final agreements, clippings, shop correspondence, and financial reports. The bulk of the series consists of records produced between 1990 and 2001 when the BATU was under the leadership of Charles Tobias, President, and is organized by company and event.
The largest subseries, President's Records, contains contracts and processes/notes and proposals for collective bargaining for various employers, including San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, San Rafael Independent Journal, Sorg, Peninsula News Paper Inc., San Mateo Times, San Francisco Newspaper Agency (SFNA), Press Democrat, Peninsula Times Tribune, and the Petaluma Argus. Of particular interest is the documentation of the San Rafael Independent Journal Strike (1970s), which includes arbitration files, public relations materials, correspondence, newspaper clippings, advertising boycott campaigns, and clippings documenting the tragic murder of San Rafael Independent Journal executive Allan W. Daly.
 

Subseries 14.1: Grievances, Discharges, and Arbitration, 1993-1998

Extent: 93.0 folders (Carton 1; Carton 2, Folders 1-33)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

Subseries 14:1 comprises primarily grievance reports, reprimands, and arbitration records for both employers and individual union members. Subseries also contains correspondence to and from employers regarding individuals' withdrawals from the union, employee contract cancellations, and documentation of arbitrations resulting from grievances and/or discharges.

Access Restrictions

Subseries 14:1 contains material separated from main collection. Folders restricted to protect personal identifiable information until further processing can be completed. Please contact the Director of the Labor Archives and Research Center for more information.
Carton 1, Folders 1-14

Rapid Typography 1993-1994

Access Restrictions

Folders are restricted to protect personal identifiable information until further processing can be completed. Please contact the Director of the Labor Archives and Research Center for more information.
Carton 1, Folder 15

Sorg Printing Co. Grievance 1998

Access Restrictions

Folder is restricted to protect personal identifiable information until further processing can be completed. Please contact the Director of the Labor Archives and Research Center for more information.
Carton 1, Folders 16-47

SFNA Discharges 1971-1983

Access Restrictions

Folders are restricted to protect personal identifiable information until further processing can be completed. Please contact the Director of the Labor Archives and Research Center for more information.
Carton 1, Folders 48-50

Employee Grievance Reports 1981, 1983, 1984

Access Restrictions

Folders are restricted to protect personal identifiable information until further processing can be completed. Please contact the Director of the Labor Archives and Research Center for more information.
Carton 1, Folders 51-60, Carton 2, Folders 1-11

SFNA / Techs NLRB 1994-1998

Access Restrictions

Folders are restricted to protect personal identifiable information until further processing can be completed. Please contact the Director of the Labor Archives and Research Center for more information.
Carton 2, Folders 12-33

SFNA Supervisors Non-Union 1993-1997

Access Restrictions

Folders are restricted to protect personal identifiable information until further processing can be completed. Please contact the Director of the Labor Archives and Research Center for more information.
 

Subseries 14.2:  Contract Administration,

Extent: 326.0 folders (Carton 2, Folders 34-50; Cartons 3-7; Carton 5, Folders 8-29; Carton 8, Folders 18-36; Carton 13, Folders 29-42; Cartons 14-17; Carton 18, Folders 1-11)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

Subseries 14:2, Contract Administration, includes contract negotiation records, agreement drafts and proposals, tentative agreements, original copies of contracts, and some correspondence between union and employers. Subseries also contains arbitration files and newspaper clippings documenting strikes, in particular the San Rafael Independent Journal strike (1970-1971). Subseries also contains some arbitration files directly related to contract negotiation issues.
 

SFNA Negotiations 1990-1995

Carton 2, Folder 34

Agreement with Comments and Revisions 1994

Carton 2, Folders 35-36

Tentative Agreement 1993-1994

Carton 2, Folder 37

Language Review 1994-1995

Carton 2, Folder 38

Metro - Two Tier Structures 1994

Carton 2, Folder 39

Status 1994-1995

Carton 2, Folder 40

Composing Room Employees 1994-1995

Carton 2, Folder 41

Union Proposals 1993

Carton 2, Folder 42

Non-Economic Settlement 1994-1995

Carton 2, Folder 43

Agreement 1990

Carton 2, Folder 44

Latest Union/Employee Proposals 1994

Carton 2, Folder 45

Scoreboard 1994

Carton 2, Folder 46

Proposal 1993

Carton 2, Folder 47

Company Proposal 1993

Carton 2, Folders 48-49

Agreement Drafts 1994-1995

Carton 2, Folder 50

Negotiation Meetings Notes and Correspondence 1994

Carton 5, Folders 25-26

Negotiations 1990

 

SFNA Supplemental Negotiations 1987-1989, 1997

Carton 3, Folders 1-2

Supplemental Negotiations 1987

Carton 5, Folders 16-19

Supplemental Negotiations 1989

Carton 5, Folder 20

Working File 1989

Carton 5, Folder 21

Don Abrams' Arbitration 1988

Carton 5, Folder 22

First Round of Negotiations 1987

Carton 7, Folders 37-39

Tentative Agreement 1997

Carton 7, Folders 40

SFNA Non-working Foreman 1993

 

San Jose Mercury News 1991-1995

Carton 3, Folder 3

Employees 1995

Carton 3, Folder 4

Trainee Proposals 1994-1995

Carton 3, Folder 5

Grievance #SJMN-93-01 Violation of Priority 1992

Carton 3, Folder 6

Union and Company Proposals 1994

Carton 3, Folder 7

Economic Bargaining 1995

Carton 3, Folder 8

Tentative Agreement 1995

Carton 3, Folder 9

Open Issues 1994-1995

Carton 3, Folder 10

Union Bulletins 1993-1994

Carton 3, Folder 11

Chapel Information 1993

Carton 3, Folder 12

Proposal 1993

Carton 3, Folder 13

CNU and SJMN Negotiations 1995

Carton 3, Folder 14

Information Request 1994

Carton 3, Folders 15-16, Carton 5, Folder 27

Negotiations 1990, 1993-1995

Carton 3, Folder 17

Contract Copies 1991

Carton 3, Folder 18

Knight-Ridder Conference 1990

Carton 3, Folder 19

Knight Ridder Quarter Report, Annual Report 1993-1994

Carton 5, Folder 28

Strike Preparations 1990

 

Omnicomp 1992-1993

Carton 3, Folder 20

Omnicomp Negotiations 1992

Carton 3, Folder 21

Tentative Agreement 1993

Carton 3, Folder 22

Union Proposals 1993

Carton 3, Folder 24

Final Proposal 1993

Carton 3, Folder 25

Notes 1993

Carton 3, Folder 26

Company Proposal 1993

Carton 3, Folder 27

Letters to Chapel Members 1993

Carton 3, Folder 28

Agreed to Language 1993

Carton 3, Folder 29

Health Care 1993

Carton 3, Folder 30

Company Finances 1993

Carton 3, Folder 31

Correspondence 1993

 

San Mateo Times Sale 1990-1996

Carton 3, Folder 32

Agreement 1990-1996

Carton 3, Folder 33

Obligations 1996

Carton 3, Folder 34

Notes undated

Carton 3, Folder 35

Supplemental Agreement 1996

Carton 5, Folders 23-24

Negotiations 1990

 

Charles Tobias Files 1993-1997

Carton 3, Folders 36-42

Appointment Calendars 1993-1996

Carton 3, Folder 43

Composing Room Time Schedule 1997

 

InSync Media / Omnicomp 1990-1998

Carton 4, Folder 1

NLRB Proceedings 1997

Carton 4, Folder 2

Omnicomp Agreement 1995

Carton 4, Folder 3

NLRB Settlement Agreement 1998

Carton 4, Folder 4

NLRB Correspondence 1994-1996

Carton 4, Folder 5

Affidavit 1995-1997

Carton 4, Folder 6

Current Charges 1996

Carton 4, Folder 7

NLRB Charge 20-CA-26910 1995

Carton 4, Folders 8-9

NLRB Charge 20-CA-270015 1995-1996

Carton 4, Folder 10

NLRB 20-RD-2225 Omnicomp Election 1995-1996

Carton 4, Folder 11

Negotiation Notes 1991

Carton 4, Folder 12

Omnicomp Financial Reports 1990-1995

Carton 4, Folder 13

Omnicomp / Omnicolor Brochure

Carton 4, Folder 14

Northern California Micro Publishing News August 1995

 

Peninsula Times Tribune 1992-1993

Carton 4, Folder 15

Company Information 1992

Carton 4, Folder 16

Closure 1993

Carton 4, Folder 17

Closure Agreement 1993

Carton 4, Folder 18

Shortages 1993

Carton 4, Folder 19

Proposals 1992

Carton 4, Folder 20

Edwards Publications 1993

Carton 4, Folder 21

Notes 1992-1993

Carton 4, Folder 22

Employees 1992

Carton 4, Folder 23

Chicago Tribune Pension Plan undated

Carton 5, Folder 29

Negotiations - Extra 1989

 

Oakland Tribune

Carton 4, Folder 24

Correspondence 1993

Carton 4, Folder 25

Vacation Pay Disputes 1993

Carton 4, Folder 26

Early Retirement 1992-1993

Carton 4, Folder 27

Severance Pay Dispute undated

Carton 4, Folder 28

Composing Room Employees 1992

Carton 4, Folder 29

Memorandum of Tentative Understanding undated

Carton 4, Folder 30

Sale Correspondence 1992

Carton 4, Folder 32

Sale Documents undated

Carton 4, Folder 33

Sale Notes 1992

Carton 4, Folder 34

Benefits 1992

Carton 4, Folder 35

Asset Purchase Agreement 1992

Carton 4, Folder 36

Publications Re: Sale 1991-1992

 

Petaluma Argus-Courier 1996-1997

Carton 4, Folder 37

Employees 1997

Carton 4, Folders 38-39

Notes 1996-1997

Carton 4, Folder 40

Advertisers 1996

Carton 4, Folder 41

Requests for Information 1996

Carton 4, Folder 42

Negotiations 1996

Carton 4, Folder 43

Union Proposal 1996

Carton 4, Folder 44

Company Proposal 1996

Carton 4, Folder 45

Staff Information undated

 

Daily Californian

 

Negotiations 1991

Carton 5, Folder 8

Agreement 1991

Carton 5, Folder 9

Proposal 1991

Carton 5, Folder 10

Correspondence to Board of Directors re Latest offer 1991

Carton 5, Folder 11

Negotiations Notes 1991

Carton 5, Folder 12

Action 1991

Carton 5, Folder 13

Miscellaneous 1991

Carton 5, Folder 14

Printed Issues re Protest 1991

Carton 5, Folder 15

Photographs of Protest in Berkeley undated

 

Negotiations 1993-1995

Carton 6, Folder 16

Agreement 1991

Carton 6, Folder 17

Agreement Notes 1993

Carton 6, Folder 18

Tentative Agreement 1995

Carton 6, Folder 19

Contract Extensions 1994

Carton 6, Folders 20-21

Negotiations 1993

Carton 6, Folder 22

Miscellaneous 1993

Carton 6, Folder 23

Proposals 1993

 

Alameda Newspaper Group (ANG) 1994-1996

 

Negotiations 1995-1996

Carton 6, Folder 1

San Mateo Facility 1996

Carton 6, Folders 2-3

Notes 1994-1996

Carton 6, Folder 4

Chapel Bulletins 1996

Carton 6, Folder 5

Union Proposal (Review) 1996

Carton 6, Folders 6-7

ANG Employees undated

Carton 6, Folder 8

ANG/TNG Negotiations 1996

Carton 6, Folder 9

ANG/SMT Negotiations

Carton 6, Folder 10

Union Proposals 1996

Carton 6, Folder 11

Information 1996

Carton 6, Folder 12

Proposals 1994

Carton 6, Folder 13

Information Requests 1996

Carton 6, Folders 14-15

Agreements and Supplementals 1995-1996

 

Negotiations 1994-1995

Carton 7, Folder 21

Proposals 1993

Carton 7, Folder 22

Tentative Agreement 1994-1995

Carton 7, Folder 23

Supplemental Agreements 1993

Carton 7, Folder 24

Chapel Bulletins 1994-1995

Carton 7, Folder 25

Information Requests Review & Urbanite 1994-1995

Carton 7, Folder 26

Union Proposals 1994-1995

Carton 7, Folders 27-29

Company Proposal (Urbanite) 1994-1995

Carton 7, Folder 30

Company Proposal (Urbanite) 1993

Carton 7, Folder 31

Tentative Agreement (Urbanite) 1995

Carton 7, Folder 32

Denver Post Agreement 1995

Carton 7, Folder 33

Company Proposal (Review) 1994-1995

Carton 7, Folder 34

Company Policy 1994-1995

Carton 7, Folder 35

TV (Press & Comp) Proposal 1994-1995

Carton 7, Folder 36

Employee Injury 1994-1995

 

Rapid Typographers

Carton 7, Folders 1-2

Old Agreements undated

Carton 7, Folder 3

Union Proposal 1991

Carton 7, Folder 4

Employer Proposal 1991

Carton 7, Folder 5

Chapel Surveys 1991

Carton 7, Folder 6

Correspondence 1991

Carton 7, Folder 7

Employees 1991

Carton 7, Folder 8

Tentative Agreement 1991

 

Press Democrat

Carton 7, Folders 9-10

Tentative Agreement 1991

Carton 7, Folder 11

Economic Proposals 1991

Carton 7, Folders 12-13

Company Proposals 1991

Carton 7, Folder 14

Negotiation Notes 1991

Carton 7, Folder 15

Miscellaneous 1991

Carton 7, Folder 16

Language 1991

Carton 7, Folder 17

Telephone Directory 1991

Carton 7, Folder 18

Press Democrat - CNU 1991

Carton 7, Folder 19

Master and Supplemental Agreement 1991

Carton 7, Folder 20

Arbitration 1991

Carton 8, Folders 18-36

Nick Oren Scale Committee Documents 1981-1986, 1989-1990

 

Vallejo Times-Herald

Carton 13, Folders 29-34

Unfair Labor Charge 1976-1980

Carton 13, Folder 35

Strike Committee 1979-1981

Carton 13, Folder 36

Tentative Agreement undated

Carton 13, Folder 37

Strike Picket Attendance 1978

Carton 13, Folder 38

Strike Related Grievance Reports 1978-1979

Carton 13, Folder 39

Strike Clippings 1980

Carton 13, Folder 40

Strike Documents 1978-1979

Carton 13, Folders 41-42, Carton 14, Folders 1-2

Introduction to New Equipment undated

Carton 14, Folders 3-5

Negotiations 1977-1978

Carton 14, Folders 6-7

Proposals 1976-1977

Carton 14, Folder 8

Vallejo Independent Press 1979

Carton 14, Folder 9

Arbitration - Jack Weeks 1976-1977

Carton 14, Folder 10

Sick Leave Arbitration 1973-1977

Carton 14, Folder 11

Quinn Discharge 1976

Carton 14, Folders 12-17

Joint Standing Committee 1968-1979

Carton 14, Folder 18-19

Shop File 1964-1977

Carton 14, Folders 20-21

Joint Training Committee 1969-1972

 

Art Point Studios

Carton 15, Folders 1-10

Negotiations 1966-1980

Carton 15, Folder 11

Payroll Rosters 1967-1974

 

San Rafael Independent Journal 1970

Carton 16, Folders 1-9

Newspaper Clippings (Strike) 1970-1971

Carton 16, Folders 10-13

Negotiations 1968-1971

Carton 16, Folder 14

Strike Visiting Committee 1971

Carton 16, Folder 15

Resolutions 1970-1971

Carton 16, Folder 16

Religious Group Response to Strike 1970-1971

Carton 16, Folders 17-19

Strike Publicity 1970-1971

Carton 16, Folder 20

Strike Bulletins undated

Carton 16, Folder 21

Calif. AFL-CIO News 1970

Carton 16, Folder 22

Strike Press Release 1970 February 13

Carton 15, Folder 12

Video Display Terminal (VDT) Questionnaire undated

Carton 15, Folders 13-14

NOCNOC C.C. Times Employer and Union Literature undated

Carton 17, Folder 1

Acme Type Company 1964-1975

Carton 17, Folder 2

AD Alley 1975

Carton 17, Folder 3

Albert Printers 1973

Carton 17, Folder 4

Alpha Type Studio 1970-1976

Carton 17, Folder 5

Andrews Printing Company 1964-1975

Carton 17, Folder 6

A & P Typesetters Company undated

Carton 17, Folder 7

Associate Printing and Publishing 1962-1975

Carton 17, Folders 8-10

Attorneys Printing Supply 1970-1975

Carton 17, Folders 11-12

Bay Guardian

Carton 17, Folders 13-15

Blue Print Service Company 1980-1981

Carton 17, Folder 16

Bowles Printing Corporation 1965-1973

Carton 17, Folder 17

California Printing Company 1968-1973

Carton 17, Folder 18

Carlisle & Company 1963-1975

Folder 17, Folder 19

Cleek Printing 1970

Carton 17, Folder 20

Cloister Printing 1964-1973

Carton 17, Folders 21-24

Commerce Clearing House 1974-1976

Carton 17, Folder 25

Craftsman Press 1972-1976

Carton 17, Folder 26

Daily Menu Printing Company 1964-1973

Carton 17, Folder 27

De Luna Press 1973

Carton 17, Folders 28-29

Dolores Press 1968-1978

Carton 17, Folders 30-32

Enterprise Press 1963-1981

Carton 18, Folder 1

Excelsior Typesetting 1966-1975

Carton 18, Folder 2

Frane H.D., Printing Service 1971-1976

Carton 18, Folder 3

Falk, Chas H. 1963-1978

Carton 18, Folder 4

Filmer Bros., Taylor & Taylor 1963-1973)

Carton 18, Folder 5

Golden Gate Press 1971-1975

Carton 18, Folder 6

Gollan Typography 1968-1980

Carton 18, Folder 7

Recorder Printing and Publishing 1980-1982

Carton 18, Folder 8

Correspondence Announcing BATU 1972 Convention Location 1970

Carton 18, Folder 9

Bulletins from Counsel 1961-1967

Carton 18, Folder 10

Department and Employee Information undated

Carton 18, Folder 11

General Union Information undated

 

Subseries 14.3: Mergers,

Extent: 10 Folders (Carton 5, Folders 1-6; Carton 6, Folders 24-27)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

Subseries 14:3 includes files related to the merger between International Typographical Union printers and Communication Workers of America (1987). The ITU became an autonomous sector within Communication Workers of America, called the Printing, Publishing and Media Workers Sector. Subseries also contains records documenting the BATU Local 21 merger with and Northern California Newspaper Group, Local 52 (formally called the Newspaper Group, Local 52), in 1997.
 

CWA #9410 Merger 1989-1996

Carton 5, Folder 1

Merger Committee 1994

Carton 5, Folder 2

Merger Agreement and Notes 1992

Carton 5, Folder 3

CWA Bylaws undated

Carton 5, Folder 4

BATU Finances 1995

Carton 5, Folder 5

Merger Report 1994

Carton 5, Folder 6

Local Mergers 1989-1992

 

BATU #21 / The Newspaper Guild #52 Merger

Carton 6, Folder 24

Merger Correspondence 1996-1998

Carton 6, Folder 25

Merger Documents 1997

Carton 6, Folder 26

BATU/Northern California Newspaper Group Merger 1997 September

Carton 6, Folder 27

Merger Agreements 1995-1996

 

Subseries 14.4: Conferences and Conventions, 1991-1997

Extent: 17 Folders (Carton 8)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Contents

Subseries 14:4 contains convention and conference materials for Communication Workers of America's annual conventions (1991-1993, 1996), the Printing, Publishers, and Media Workers sector annual conferences (1991-1993, 1995), and the California Labor Federation annual conferences (1992, 1994).
 

Communication Workers of America

Carton 8, Folder 1

53rd Annual Convention 1991

Carton 8, Folder 2

54th Annual Convention 1992

Carton 8, Folder 3

55th Annual Convention 1993

Carton 8, Folder 4

58th Annual Convention 1996

 

Printing, Publishers, and Media Workers Sector

Carton 8, Folder 5

5th Annual Conference 1991

Carton 8, Folder 6

6th Annual Conference 1992

Carton 8, Folder 7

7th Annual Conference 1993

Carton 8, Folder 8

9th Annual Conference 1995

Carton 8, Folder 9

District 9 Conference 1997

Carton 8, Folder 10

Minutes of the Executive Board 1991, 1993-1995

Carton 8, Folders 11-13

Correspondence to Local Presidents 1991, 1993, 1995

 

California Labor Federation

Carton 8, Folder 14

19th Convention 1992

Carton 8, Folder 15

20th Convention 1994

Carton 8, Folder 16

Roster of California Legislative Representatives 1995

Carton 8, Folder 17

Force of Progress 1994

 

Subseries 14.5: Miscellany, 1899-1974

Extent: 11.0 folders (Boxes 106-107)

Arrangement

Arranged as received.

Scope and Content

Subseries 14:5 includes artifacts collected by the office of the president (1899-1974). Items include the proceedings of the Horace Greeley memorial unveiling, the 1972 centennial program, and a historical sketch of the Columbia Typographical Union, No. 10
Box 106

Scrapbook 1952-1956

Box 107, Folder 1

Typographical Union No. 6 Horace Greeley Centenary 1911

Box 107, Folder 2

Proceedings at the Unveiling of a Memorial to Horace Greeley 1915

Box 107, Folder 3

Oakland Printer 1899

Box 107, Folder 4

Indianapolis Typographical Union No. 1, Diamond Jubilee 1927

Box 107, Folder 5

Union and Non-Union magazine and Periodicals Booklet 1925-1926

Box 107, Folder 6

Allied Printing Trade Council of San Francisco Book of Laws 1916

Box 107, Folder 7

Directory of Manufacturers Using Labels of Unions undated

Box 107, Folder 8

Historical Sketch of the Columbia Typographical Union, No. 101 1915

Box 107, Folder 9

BATU No. 21 Constitution, Bylaws and General Laws 1974 October

Box 107, Folder 10

San Francisco Typographical Union Centennial Program 1972

Box 107, Folder 11

Miscellaneous undated