Historical Note

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Acquisition Info

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Preliminary Guide to the International Typographical Union Records
1890-1982



Manuscript Collection No.: 5370
Accession No.: 5370-001
Creator: International Typographical Union , creator
Title: International Typographical Union records
Date Span: 1890-1982
Quantity: .17 cubic foot (2 folders)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Historical Note

The International Typographical Union was founded on May 5, 1852 in Cincinnati, Ohio and was the oldest union in the United States to continuously operate into the late 20th century. Originally titled the National Typographical Union, the organization became the ITU in 1869 after entering into an affiliation with Canadian printing trade unions. The ITU was at the forefront of progressive initiatives within the labor movement, lobbying for an eight hour work day and condemning Sunday work. In 1987, members of the ITU approved affiliation with the Communication Workers of America. After the merger was completed, the CWA created a new Printing, Publishing and Media Workers (PPMWS) Sector in recognition of the distinct nature of the work these union members perform.

Scope and Content

Charters for Local #142 (Olympia), 1890; for Local # 355 (New Whatcom, later Bellingham), 1899; for Local #699 (Bremerton), 1912; for Local #99 (Seattle/Tacoma), 1974. Accession also includes convention programs of the ITU conventions in Seattle in 1929 and 1982, and a statement and article about the proposed Taft-Hartley Act, 1948 and 1949.

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Info

Donated by CWA/The Newspaper Guild, 10/21/1999.


Subject Terms

Organizations:
International Typographical Union--Archives.
International Typographical Union. Local 142 (Olympia, Wash.)
International Typographical Union. Local 355 (Bellingham, Wash.)
International Typographical Union. Local 699 (Bremerton, Wash.)
International Typographical Union. Local 99 (Seattle, Wash.)
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