International Typographical Union records, 1890-1982  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
International Typographical Union
Title
International Typographical Union records
Dates
1890-1982 (inclusive)
Quantity
.17 cubic foot (2 folders)
Collection Number
5370 (Accession No. 5370-001)
Summary
Charters for several Locals of the union, convention programs of the ITU conventions in Seattle and a statement and article about the proposed Taft-Hartley Act, 1948 and 1949
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

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

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.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Corporate Names :
  • 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.)
  • International Typographical Union--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)