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Guide to the Daniel F. Buckley typographical union strike collection
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Series 1. Correspondence

Physical Description: 4 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

The Correspondence series consists of four subseries: Invitations, Union Correspondence, Sacramento Bee, and General Strike Correspondence. The date range for this series is 1978 to 1987. The invitations subseries includes event invitations from the Sacramento Bee and various labor unions. Union Correspondence includes letters exchanged by the International Typographical Union and Dan Buckley, as well as correspondence between other unions. The Sacramento Bee subseries consists of letters from the newspaper to various unions, employees, and subscribers. General Strike Correspondence includes letters that Dan Buckley wrote to friends and fellow union members about the 1978 Sacramento Bee strike. There is also a letter from Pat Brown to the strike leaders discussing labor relations.
Box 1:1

Invitations 1979-1987

Box 1:2

Union correspondence 1978-1981

Box 1:3

Sacramento Bee 1978-1981

Box 1:4

General strike correspondence 1978-1982

Box 1:5

Series 2. California Democratic Party Convention 1979

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

The California Democratic Party Convention series contains a folder holding several items that Dan Buckley obtained at the January 1979 Convention that took place in Sacramento. Some of these items are a press badge, a list of committee members, and a letter to the party from Vice President Mondale

Series 3. Personal

Physical Description: 2 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

The Personal series includes two subseries: Reporter Notes and Certificates. It ranges in date from 1960 to 1986. The Reporter Notes subseries consists of several small notebooks that Dan Buckley used to take notes on news pieces as well as daily events on the picket line. There are also several papers which include photograph descriptions. Certificates includes a participation certificate from the 1964 California State Fair and Exposition and a 40 year membership certificate from the International Typographical Union.
Box 1:6

Reporter notes 1978-1980

Box 1:7

Certificates 1960-1986


Series 4. Strike materials

Physical Description: 4 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

The Strike materials series includes three subseries: Strike Ephemera, Christmas Parodies, and Legal Documents. This series contains materials that range in date from 1971 to 1980. The Strike Ephemera subseries consists of oversized materials such as bumper stickers and posters that are related to the 1978 Sacramento Bee strike. It also contains several flyers used during the strike. Christmas Parodies includes Christmas songs and poems that were changed to include lyrics about the suffering of the strikers during the 1978 Christmas season. The Legal Documents subseries consists of contracts between the Sacramento Bee and local unions, a 1980 Book of Laws of the International Typographical Union, and a copy of a previous strike agreement.
Box 1:8

Strike ephemera 1978

Box 1:9

Christmas parodies 1978

Box 1:10

Legal documents 1971-1980

Box 3

Posters and bumper stickers 1978


Series 5. Printed materials

Physical Description: 27 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

The Printed materials series consists of several subseries containing different newspapers and newsletters. The bulk of these are editions of Catholic Herald, Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Union, Sacramento Valley Union Labor Bulletin, and The Worker Bee. There are also subseries that contain only one or two editions of newspapers specific to certain regions or subjects; Sacramento Region Newspapers, Bay Area Region Newspapers, and Labor Union Newspapers. There are several clippings and photocopied stories that compose an Article Clippings subseries. The number of editions within each subseries varies widely, with the largest being the Union Labor Bulletin, Sacramento Union, and The Worker Bee. All of the newspapers and newsletters date from 1978 to 1982, with the exception of The Prospector, contained within Sacramento Region Newspapers, which dates from April 29, 1938. Many editions include articles that Dan Buckley circled or underlined because of their relation to the ongoing strike.


Arranged by newspaper
Box 1:11

Article clippings 1978-1982

box 2

The Worker Bee 1978-1980

box 3

Catholic Herald 1978-1980

box 3

Sacramento Bee 1978-1982

box 3

Sacramento Union 1978-1982

box 3

Sacramento Valley Union Labor Bulletin 1978-1982

box 3

AFGE Local 1857 News November 1979

box 3

California AFL-CIO News November 9, 1979

box 3

Dialogue March 19, 1980

box 3

The Beaver December 7, 1978 and Octobert 23, 1980

box 3

Press-Tribune May 1, 1980

box 3

The Prospector April 29, 1938

box 3

Suttertown News December 30, 1978 – January 12, 1980

box 3

San Francisco Chronicle November 10-14, 1978 and March 2, 1980

box 3

The Tribune November 9, 1978