Graphic Communications International Union, Local 767M photographs and moving images, 1928-circa 1990s  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Graphic Communications International Union, Local 767M
Title
Graphic Communications International Union, Local 767M photographs and moving images
Dates
1928-circa 1990s (inclusive)
circa 1950s-circa 1990s (bulk)
Quantity
29 photographic prints (1 box and 2 folders) ; sizes vary
3 reels ((1100 feet)) : sound, color ; 16mm
31 videocassettes (8hr., 17min.) : sound, color ; VHS
Collection Number
PH1105
Summary
Photographs, film and videotapes depicting the activities and events related to the Graphic Communications International Union
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

The photographs in this collection are open to the public. Access to film and videotapes is restricted. Permission of curator required for viewing. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Languages
English


Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

Labor organization of the printing industry began as early as 1836, with the first meeting of the National Typographical Society, later renamed the International Typographical Union (ITU) in Washington, D.C. However, it wasn’t until the late 1800s that mechanization transformed the printing industry into a full-scale trade with craft specialization. Newspaper printing and commercial printing became distinct trades. By the turn of the century several separate printing unions had emerged or seceded from the ITU, including the International Printing Pressmen Union of North America (IPPU) in 1897 and the Amalgamated Lithographers of America (ALA) in 1915. Union membership flourished in the first half of the 20th century, and the unions were able to operate alone. As union membership declined in the later half of century, a series of mergers occurred. The International Printing and Graphic Communications Union (IPGCU) resulted in 1973 from the merger of the IPPU and the International Stereotypers’ and Electroplaters’ Union (IS&EU). In 1983, the IPGCU merged with the Graphic Arts International Union (GAIU) to form the Graphic Communications International Union (GCIU). In 2005, the GCIU decided to merge with the 1.1 million member Teamster union.

The first printing union in Seattle was the International Brotherhood of Bookbinders (IBB) in 1900. Seven years later, the Seattle Web Printing Pressmen & Asisstant’s Union No. 26 was formed. In 1963, Local No. 26 merged with five other Washington printers’ unions to create the Washington state Joint Crafts Council. GCIU branch 767-M was the result of the 1985 merger of PH & PPU Local 50, GCIU Local 26N and GCIU Local 530M. In 1996, GCIU Local 292-M of Portland, Oregon merged with GCIU 767-M. Additionally, between 2002 and 2003, GCIU branches in Bremerton (367-M), Olympia (182-C) and Aberdeen (262-C) merged with Local 767-M, further strengthening the Seattle branch. In 2005, 767-M merged with the Teamster Union 767-M still exists today.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The photographs in this collection chronicle the events and activities related to Seattle branch 767-M of the GCIU and its previous iterations. The films and videotapes depict the events and on-the-job training techniques pertinent to the GCIU as well as the printing industry in general.

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Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact the Special Collections division of the University of Washington Libraries for details.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

PhotographsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Pressmen at Work
Box/Folder item
1/1 1 1928
1/1 2 1928
1/1 3
 Goss pressmen posing in theSeattle Starneswspaper shop
Caption beneath photo: An "All Star" Cast--The Pride of Seattle
circa 1920s-1940s
1/1 4 circa 1950s
1/1 5 circa 1950s
Pressmen on Strike
Box/Folder item
1/2 6 circa 1940s-1950s
Conferences/Conventions
mapcase:oversize item
M292 7
Group of attendees at the 22nd Convention for the International Brotherhood of Bookbinders at Hotel Carter, Cleveland, Ohio
Ertler Photo (photographer)
July 7-11, 1940
23rd Convention for the International Brotherhood of Bookbinders at Hotel President, Kansas City, Missouri
box:oversize item
XH3 8
Group photograph of attendees outside Hotel President
Foto Service, Kansas City, Missouri (photographer)
July 24, 1944
XH3 9
Group photograph of attendees during opening session
Foto Service, Kansas City, Missouri (photographer)
July 24, 1944
box-folder:oversize
XH3 10
Group photograph of attendees during banquet
Foto Service, Kansas City, Missouri (photographer)
July 24, 1944
Box/Folder item
1/3 11 circa 1960s-1970s
1/3 12 circa 1970s
Awards Ceremonies & Banquets
50th Anniversary dinner for Seattle Web Pressmen's Union Number 26 at the New Washington Hotel, Seattle, Washington
Box/Folder item
1/4 13
 Attendees eating dinner
Philip H. Webber, Seattle, Washington (photographer)
Written on verso of duplicate photo: Group picture of 50th Charter Anniversary Dinner held Oct 21, 1957 / New Washington Hotel
October 21, 1957
1/4 14
 President Frank Elliot posing with other 50-year members
Philip H. Webber, Seattle, Washington (photographer)
Written on verso of duplicate photo: Members received their 50 yr. pins on Oct. 21, 1957 at the 50th Anniversary Dinner / left to rt. / Pres. Frank Elliot / A.S. Dates also charter member & retired / Bill Gress working full time at Seattle Times / C.C. Elliot retired / Bert Hoglund working full time at the University Herald / Roy Dietz working full time at the P.I. / Joe. Shaughnessy retired / Vice President of the P.P.&A.U. Walter Turner
October 21, 1957
1/4 15
 Attendees sitting at charter table
Philip H. Webber, Seattle, Washington (photographer)
October 21, 1957
1/4 16
 Attendees sitting at charter table
Philip H. Webber, Seattle, Washington (photographer)
Writte on verso of duplicate photo: Charter & pre charter members at the table / left to rt. / Antony Guinn [Quinn?] of Portland pre charter member of #26 / A.S. Dates Charter member / Frank Dow Charter member / Ed Cannell [Connell?] Charter member also working full time at Seattle Times / Clyde Bowen of San Francisco pre charter member of #26 / Walter Turner Vice Pres. I.P.P.&AU [International Printing Pressmen & Assistant's Union] / Frank Elliot Pres. Local #26 / Ed Weston Pres. Wash. State A.F.L & C.I.O [The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations] / Bert Hoglund 50 yr. pin / Joe Shaughnessy 50 yr. pin / Bill Gress / Roy Dietz / C.J. Peterson / C.C. Elliot
October 21, 1957
1/4 17
 Attendees sitting at charter table
Philip H. Webber, Seattle, Washington (photographer)
Writte on verso of duplicate photo: American pressmen
October 21, 1957
1/4 18-19
 Attendees sitting at charter table
Philip H. Webber, Seattle, Washington (photographer)
October 21, 1957
Box/Folder item
1/5 20 circa 1950s-1960s
1/5 21 circa 1950s-1960s
1/5 22 circa 1950s-1960s
CBS recording Edward Swayduck speaking with Francis Spellman, Sixth Archbishop of New York
Box/Folder item
1/6 23
 CBS anchorman speaking with Francis Spellman and Edward Swayduck on a train
Bill Joli, Bethell, Connecticut (photographer)
Overhead sign reads: Peace on earth / In gratitude for Pope Paul IV's Pilgrimage for Peace to the United Nations / Local One Amalgamated Lithographers of America, Edward Swayduck, President / 113 University Place, New York, N.Y. 10001
circa 1965
1/6 24-25
 Francis Spellman and Edward Swayduck posing with a "Peace on Earth" sign
Bill Joli, Bethell, Connecticut (photographer)
circa 1965
1/6 26-28
 Francis Spellman and Edward Swayduck posing with a "Peace on Earth" sign, while acknowledging overhead sign
Bill Joli, Bethell, Connecticut (photographer)
Overhead sign reads: Peace on earth / In gratitude for Pope Paul IV's Pilgrimage for Peace to the United Nations / Local One Amalgamated Lithographers of America, Edward Swayduck, President / 113 University Place, New York, N.Y. 10001
circa 1965
Box/Folder item
1/7 29 January 1, 1968

Moving ImagesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Organizational Films
Organizational films related to the numerous roles and activities of the printing unions.
Reel item
F1 30
Litho
Promotional film for the Local Number 45 of the Amalgamated Litographers of America. Film shows methods/processes used in lithographic production. Produced by Elektra Film Productions, Inc.
Original1 reel (400 feet): sound, color; 16mm
circa 1962
F2 31
Spellman-Swayduck
The film shows footage of Edward Swayduck meeting with Francis Spellman, the sixth Archbishop of New York. Swayduck presents spellman with a poster created by the Amalgamated Lithographers of America, celebrating Pope Paul VI's Pilgramage for Peace to the United Nations.
Original1 reel (100 feet): sound, color; 16mm
circa 1965
F3 32
Return to Tyranny
This film documents the employee strike against theHerald Examinernewspaper, and its president William Randolph Hearst. The strike lasted until 1977 and resulted in a loss of over 15 million dollars for the newspaper. This is a fundraiser film, produced for the various unions involved in the strike. The film was likely sent out to various local unions outside of Los Angeles to raise money for the stirke.
Original1 reel (600 feet) (18 minutes): sound, color; 16mm
circa 1968
cassette
V1 33
Fifty Years of Industrial Unionism
Produced by the Industrial Union Department of the AFL-CIO.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (20 minutes): sound, color; 1/2"
circa 1980s-1990s
V2 34
GCIU [Graphic Communications International Union] Organizing Video Tape
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (13 minutes, 30 seconds): sound, color; 1/2"
circa 1980s-1990s
V3 35
IAM [International Association of Machinists] Solidarity
Produced by the International Association of Machinists.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (16 minutes, 28 seconds): sound, color; 1/2"
circa 1980s-1990s
V4 36
Jobs with Justice
Produced by the Communications Workers of America.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (8 minutes, 15 seconds): sound, color; 1/2"
circa 1980s-1990s
V5 37
One Strike and You're Out!
Produced by the Commitee for Workplace Fairness.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (14 minutes, 37 seconds): sound, color; 1/2"
circa 1980s-1990s
V6 38
Opportunities in Graphic Communications
Produced by NPES [National Printing Equipment Association].
Original1 videocassette (VHS) ( minutes): sound, color; 1/2"
circa 1980s-1990s
V7 39
The Role of the Shop Steward
The film emphasizes the merits of becoming a shop stweard and the role the shop steward plays in day-to-day shop activities. Produced by the International Association of Machinists.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (16 minutes, 28 seconds): sound, color; 1/2"
circa 1980s-1990s
V8 40
U.E. [United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America] Dirty Business
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (minutes): sound, color; 1/2"
circa 1980s-1990s
V9 41
Print Shop Processes
Footage of the printing process and people working in an unidentified print shop.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (minutes): sound, color; 1/2"
circa 1980s-1990s
V10 42
Wrath of Grapes
Produced by United Farm Workers of America.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (15 minutes): sound, color; 1/2"
circa 1980s-1990s
V11 43
CGIU [Graphic Communications International Union] Slide Show
Produced by the Industrial Union Department of teh AFL-CIO.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (minutes): sound, color; 1/2"
February 2, 1985
V12 44
CGIU [Graphic Communications International Union] and You
New member orientation film.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (18 minutes, 26 seconds): sound, color; 1/2"
1987
V13 45
Something Stinks at the Union Tribune
60-second informational spot about the strike against theSan Diego Union Tribunenewspaper. Produced for GCIU Local 432-M.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (60 seconds): sound, color; 1/2"
circa 1990s
V14 46
Made in America?
Part I written, produced and directed by Larry Angel. Part II written and produced by Carl Charlson.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) ( minutes, seconds): sound, color; 1/2"
1992
V15 47
IAM [International Association of Machinists] 751: Subcontracting/Healthcare/CQI
Produced by the International Association of Machinists.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (minutes, seconds): sound, color; 1/2"
circa 1992
V16 48
Restoring Employee Rights is Good for America
Produced by the Labor Research Association.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (19 minutes, 30 seconds): sound, color; 1/2"
1993
Training Films
Training films created to teach specific jobs and techniques related to the printing industry.
cassette item
V17 49
How to Apply for a Grant from F.M.C.S. [Federal Mediation & Reconciliation Services]
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (45 minutes): sound, color; 1/2"
circa 1980s-1990s
V18 50
Mutual Interest Bargaining/Turning "Face-to-Face" Confrontation into "Side-by-Side" Problem Solving
Instructional video showing how to engage in joint problem-solving and achieve maximum mutual gain. Produced by HIRE [Human Incentive & Resource Education] Institute.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (20 minutes): sound, color; 1/2"
circa 1980s-1990s
V19 51
How to Buy Printing
Educational film about planning a printed piece, the four basic printing categories and how to select a printer. Produced by Sunshine Enterprises. Hosted by Brian Jones.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (20 minutes, 30 seconds): sound, color; 1/2"
1986
V20 52
Paste Up
Educational film about the principles, materials and processes involved in graphic design. Produced by Sunshine Enterprises. Hosted by Pat Burnett.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (26 minutes, 30 seconds): sound, color; 1/2"
1986
V21 53
What is Camera Ready Copy?
Educational film which describes the relationship between mechanicals and the negatives and plates, to ensure control over quality, time and cost. Produced by Sunshine Enterprises. Hosted by Brian Jones.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (20 minutes, 30 seconds): sound, color; 1/2"
1986
V22 54
Step and Repeat Made Easy
Educational film detailing how to step a single color job or a four color job. Produced by Sunshine Enterprises. by Bill and Janet Burnett.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (28 minutes, 30 seconds): sound, color; 1/2"
1986
V23 55
Duplicator Press: Problems and Solutions
Educational film describing how to eliminate problems associated with the duplicator press. Produced by Sunshine Enterprises. Hosted by Randy Warren.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (20 minutes, 30 seconds): sound, color; 1/2"
1986
V24 56
Basic Stripping
Educational film covering basic stripping techniques for a one color flyer and an envelope, as well as stripping in halftone. Produced by Sunshine Enterprises. Hosted by Bill and Janet Burnett.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (14 minutes): sound, color; 1/2"
1986
V25 57
Color Stripping
Educational film that outlines stripping a job with reverses, shrinks, spreads, under color stayaway and a four color process pop-out. Produced by Sunshine Enterprises. Hosted by Bill and Janet Burnett.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (23 minutes): sound, color; 1/2"
1986
V26 58
Layout and Imposition
Educational film that shows the most economical way to set up a commercial printing job. Produced by Sunshine Enterprises. Hosted by Bill Burnett.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (22 minutes): sound, color; 1/2"
1986
V27 59
Basic Camera
Educational film that outlines the basic properties and processes of film and camera operation. Produced by Sunshine Enterprises. Hosted by Bill Burnett.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (11 minutes, 30 seconds): sound, color; 1/2"
1986
V28 60
Plates and Platemaking
Educational film that shows how to correctly expose and develop the printing plate. Produced by Sunshine Enterprises. Hosted by Randy Warren.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (12 minutes, 30 seconds): sound, color; 1/2"
1986
V29 61
Color Stripping II
Educational film that details the basics of color stripping. Produced by Sunshine Enterprises.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (56 minutes): sound, color; 1/2"
1986
V30 62
Halftoning
Educational film that shows how to set up your camera for shooting halftones, duotones, copydotting and other special effects. Produced by Sunshine Enterprises. Hosted by Bill and Janet Burnett.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (15 minutes): sound, color; 1/2"
1986
V31 63
House Calling
Shows Union members how to go on house calls and speak with potential members about the benefits of joining the Union. Produced by United Steelworkers of America.
Original1 videocassette (VHS) (23 minutes): sound, color; 1/2"
1992

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