Finding Aid for the Collection of Printed Material about Strikes by Los Angeles Herald-Examiner Employees, 1964-1973

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of Printed Material about Strikes by Los Angeles Herald-Examiner Employees,
Date (inclusive): 1964-1973
Collection number: 1152
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of Printed Material about Strikes by Los Angeles Herald-Examiner Employees (Collection 1152). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232854 

Scope and Content

Collection consists of newsletters, flyers, and printed memos issued by the striking employees of the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, as well as some similar materials from striking newspaper employees in the San Francisco area. Includes copies of the mimeographed newsletter, On the line, providing daily strike news.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. On the line newsletter (Boxes 1-3).
  2. Newsletter enclosures (Box 3).
  3. Related materials from strikes in the San Francisco area (Box 3).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Herald-Examiner Joint Strike-Lockout Council
Newspaper employees--Labor unions--California--Los Angeles.
Strikes and lockouts--Newspapers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material



The major portion of the collection consists of copies of the mimeographed newsletter, On the line. Giving strike news daily for most of the strike, this is the primary publication of the striking employees. Other publications in the collection were designed as supplements to this one, or were enclosed with mailings. Also in the collection are publications of newspaper employees striking in the San Francisco area during this period.

On the Line

Scope and Content Note

vol.1, no.1-vol.4, no.[1537]; thereafter, no longer issued in numbers, but with the day of the strike, hence vol.4 day 1533 [no.1538]-vol. day. Beginning vol.6 day 1759 no longer issued daily, but twice weekly, usually Tuesday and Friday. Exact holdings, indications of misnumberings, etc. penciled on folders. Listings here in register are inclusive.
Box 1, Folder 1

vol.1, no.1-150. 20 December 1967-15 May 1968

Box 1, Folder 2

vol.1, no.151-275. 16 May-18 September 1968

Box 1, Folder 3

vol.1, no.276-365. 19 September-17 December 1968

Box 1, Folder 4

vol.2, no.366-500. 18 December 1968-1 May 1969

Box 1, Folder 5

vol.2, no.501-600. 2 May 1969-9 August 1969

Box 2, Folder 1

vol.3, no.731-850. 18 December 1969-15 April 1970

Box 2, Folder 2

vol.3, no.851-999. 17 April-12 September 1970

Box 2, Folder 3

vol.3, no.1000-vol.4, no.1149. 13 September 1970-7 February 1971

Box 2, Folder 4

vol.4, no.1150-1294. 10 February-7 July 1971

Box 2, Folder 5

vol.4, no.1305-1449. 12 July-2 December 1971

Box 2, Folder 6

vol.4, no.1450-[1537]; vol.4 day 1533 [no.1538]-day 1599. 3 December 1971-30 April 1972

Box 3, Folder 1

vol.5 day 1600-1758. 1 May-6 October 1972

Box 3, Folder 2

vol.5 day 1759-vol.6 day 2023. 10 October 1972-29 June 1973


Enclosures to On the Line: Other Printed Newsletters

Box 3, Folder 3

Surviving a strike: a weekly report of activities by unionists of the strikebound Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. February 1969-July 1971

Scope and Content Note

Most issues have dates: “week ending...”
Box 3, Folder 4

Independent newsletter (various issues); official publication of the Los Angeles Independent Club. n.d., ca. 1970-1972

Box 3, Folder 5

Los Angeles guildsman. 1968-1969

Scope and Content Note

  • vol.29, no.7 (July 5, 1968).
  • vol.30, no.9-10 (October 10, 1969).
  • no.11 (November 8, 1969).
Box 3, Folder 6

Los Angeles Newspaper Guild bulletin. February-June 1969; June, August 1970; March 1971; and n.d.

Box 3, Folder 7

Los Angeles Typographical Union bulletin; official publication of Los Angeles Typographical Union, no.174. 1969-1973

Scope and Content Note

  • vol.15, no.6, 9, 11 (June, September, November 1969).
  • vol.16, no.2, 4, 7-8, 11 (February, April, July-August, November 1970).
  • vol.17, no.1-7, 9-11 (January-July, September-November 1971).
  • vol.18, no.2-3, 5, 7-8, 10-12 (February-March, May, July-August, October-December 1972).
  • vol.19, no.1-4, 6-7 (January-April, June-July 1973).
Box 3, Folder 8

Off the line. Published by LAGALS (Los Angeles Gals Against Labor Scabs). 1969

Scope and Content Note

  • vol.1, no.1-19 (22 January-18 September 1969).
  • Lacks, no.3.
  • no.8-9 misnumbered 7-8.
  • One issue n.d.
  • (September 1969): 17 or 18[?].
Box 3, Folder 9

Report: from the 11 unions on strike or locked out at the Herald-Examiner. April 1968 and n.d.

Box 3, Folder 10

Southern California progressive (vol.1., no.1-4). Published by Southern California Progressive Club. ca. 1971

Box 3, Folder 11

Miscellaneous newsprint bulletins and clippings. 1968-1969


Enclosures to On the Line: Other Printed Materials

Box 3, Folder 12

Miscellaneous mailings sent under the masthead Herald-Examiner Joint Strike-Lockout Council. October-November 1968; primarily n.d.

Box 3, Folder 13

Mailings, memos specifically to pickets. May-June 1971

Box 3, Folder 14

Flyers re boycotts. n.d.

Box 3, Folder 15

Flyers re farmworker strikes and the Herald-Examiner. 1968-1969 and n.d.

Box 3, Folder 16

Miscellaneous printed flyers, broadsheets, etc. ca. 1968-1971


Related Materials from the Strikes in the San Francisco Area

Box 3, Folder 17

Newspaper strike bulletin (no.6, 8-10, 12-37, 39-52). Issued by Unity Strike Information Committee [San Francisco]. January-February 1968

Box 3, Folder 18

Miscellaneous newsprint and mimeographed bulletins from San Francisco strikes. 1968 and n.d.

Box 3, Folder 19

Materials re strike of San Rafael Independent-Journal. Issued by Typographical Union, no. 21. January-July 1970

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Strike bulletin, no.1-4, 12-13, 15.