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Guide to the Luis A. Ireland Correspondence and Papers, 1910-1960
BANC MSS C-B 477  
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Letters, manuscripts and reprints of his writtings and speeches, reports, scrapbooks, and clippings, relating to his career in the printing industry in San Francisco, mainly as secretary of the Printer 's Board of Trade and the Employing Printers' Association, and to his work with the California Apprenticeship Council and Woodrow Wilson Progressive League.
Luis A. Ireland was born in England in 1880 and began his career there as a reporter on the Bridgewater Mercury and then the Somerset County Gazette. Later he was employed by the London Times to work on the Encyclopedia Britannica. He came to New York in 1902 and to San Francisco in 1904 where, for several years, he was on the staff of Sunset magazine. After working with several San Francisco printing firms, he became assistant secretary of the Printers' Board of Trade in 1919 and secretary two years later, serving in the latter capacity until dissolution of the Board in 1941. In 1927 he became executive secretary of the newly formed Employing Printers' Association and in 1937, executive secretary of the newly formed Employing Lithographers' Association, retaining both positions until his retirement in 1958. He was appointed a member of the California Apprenticeship Council in 1939, served as its first chairman and was reappointed to membership by successive governors. In addition, he was active in the Industrial Relations Section of the Commonwealth Club. From his retirement in July, 1958 until his death on July 24, 1960, Ireland continued to serve the printing industry as a consultant in industrial relations.
Number of containers: 3 boxes, 4 cartons, 1 oversize volume, and 1 oversize folder.
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Collection is open for research.