University of Texas Arlington

Houston Typographical Union No. 87 Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Houston Typographical Union No. 87.
Title: Houston Typographical Union No. 87 Records
Inclusive Dates: 1908-1965
Identification: AR39
Extent: 14 boxes (5.83 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The Houston Typographical Union is Local No. 87 of the International Typographical Union.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reports, financial records, constitutions and by-laws, newsletters, legal records, booklets, brochures, petitions, and certificates. Most of the records come from the files of Leroy M. Williams, long-time secretary and later president of the Houston Typographical Union as well as president of the Texas State Federation of Labor.

The records include correspondence with the International Typographical Union national office, various Texas typographical locals, the Texas State Federation of Labor, the Texas Allied Printing Trades Council, and the Houston Labor and Trades Council. Of special interest is correspondence with union members in service during World War II, 1943-1946, and information on strike by Galveston Typographical Union no. 28, 1957-1960. A large part of the records consist of contract negotiations (1908-1963), and appeals by members to the Executive Board regarding matters of grievance and arbitration (1924-1963). Correspondents include M. M. McKnight of Fort Worth.


 

Organization

These records are organized in a modified document subject arrangement in chronological order. Correspondence is followed by financial records and various reports filed in alphabetical order. General materials are arranged alphabetically by subject. Legal litigations are alphabetical order by name of plaintiff. Attendance records are followed by minutes of the executive board and those of the regular meetings of the local. They are filed in alphabetical order.

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Williams, Leroy M.--Archives.
Organizations
Houston Typographical Union no. 87--Records and correspondence.
International Typographical Union--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Related Material

Texas Allied Printing Trades Council Proceedings.

International Typographical Union Proceedings.

Houston Labor Journal, Houston, Texas (first paper). 1912-1939 mf. (ceased publication).

Houston Labor Journal, Houston, Texas (second paper). 1956-1958 mf. (preceded by Houston Labor Messenger, 1942-1956 mf.)

Typographical Journal, Colorado Springs, Colorado. 1951+


Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Leroy Williams, September 10, 1968.

Citation

Houston Typographical Union No. 87 Records, AR39, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.


Container List

 

Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence, General, 1921-1933
2 Correspondence, General, 1934-1939
3 Correspondence, General, 1940-1954
4 Correspondence, General, 1955-1962
5 Correspondence, Apprenticeship, 1930-1956
6 Correspondence, Apprenticeship, 1957-1964
7 Correspondence, AFL, 1932-1955
8 Correspondence, Warren Adair, 1951
9 Correspondence, Citizens State Bank, 1957-1964
10 Correspondence, Leroy Lockwood, 1938-1952
11 Correspondence, McKnight - Williams, 1943-1949
12 Correspondence, Members in Service, 1941 - June, 1943
Box Folder
2 1 Correspondence, Members in Service, July 1943-1944
2 Correspondence, Members in Service, 1945-1946
3 Correspondence, Membership & Traveling Cards, 1921-1962
4 Correspondence Pension & Death Benefits, United Printers Home
5 Correspondence, Texas State Federation of Labor, 1946-1955
6 Correspondence, Trades Councils, 1940-1961
7 Correspondence, Typographical Conferences, 1946-1961
Box Folder
3 1 Correspondence, Leroy Williams, 1955
2 Communiques and directives, International Office, 1930-1958
3 Petitions of Members, 1934-1956
4 Quarterly Reports, 1913-1934
5 Quarterly Reports, 1937-1941
6 Quarterly Reports, 1942-1945
7 Quarterly Reports, 1950-1953
8 Quarterly Reports, 1954-1958
9 Annual Reports, 1944-1959
Box Folder
4 1 Financial Statements, 1946-1950
2 Financial Statements, 1953-1963
3 Financial Statements, 1958 - April, 1960
4 Financial Statements, July, 1960 - Jan., 1963
5 Audit, 1939
6 Income Tax Records, 1948-1965
7 Surety Continuation Certificates, 1939-1957
8 Constitution - Amendments, Revision, 1933-1935
9 Constitution, By-Laws, 1940
10 Constitution, By-Laws, Gulf Chapel Laws, 1956
Box Folder
5 1 Reports, Apprentice Committee, 1930-1963
2 Reports, Allied Printing Trades Council Delegates, 1934-1957
3 Reports, Audit Committee, 1939-1963
4 Reports, Constitution, By-Laws Committee, 1938-1948
5 Reports, Constitution, By-Laws Committee, 1948-1953
6 Reports, Constitution, By-Laws Committee, 1954-1958
7 Reports, Constitution, By-Laws Committee, 1952-1962
8 Reports, Executive Committee, 1931-1950
9 Reports, Miscellaneous Committees, 1931-1960
10 Reports, New Processes Committee, 1956-1962
Box Folder
6 1 Reports, Scale Committee, 1932-1955
2 Reports, Houston Labor & Trades Council, 1933-1938
3 Reports, Texas Allied Printing Trades Council Conventions, 1930-1961
4 Reports, Texas State Federation of Labor Delegates, 1930-1939
5 Apprentice Standards, Regulations, Constitution
6 Bellaire Texan Negotiations, 1959-1960
7 Galveston Newspaper Strike, 1957-1960
8 Graphic Arts Association
9 Houston Newspapers - ITU Arbitration, 1932-1933
10 Miscellaneous
11 Newsletters to Members in the Service
12 Pillow Brothers Lockout, 1950-1951
13 Prison Printing Contracts, 1931-1941
14 Typo Info, 1948-1951
15 Union Election Materials
16 "Williams Tells" Columns, 1943-1944
17 Williams Campaign for Councilman-at-Large, 1955
Box Folder
7 1 War Labor Board, Rulings, 1941-1945
2 Contract Negotiations, 1908-1932
3 Contract Negotiations, 1933
4 Contract Negotiations, 1934-1937
Box Folder
8 1 Contract Negotiations, 1938-1943
2 Contract Negotiations, 1944-1952
3 Contract Negotiations, 1953-1955
4 Contract Negotiations, 1956-1957
Box Folder
9 1 Contract Negotiations, 1958-1960
2 Contract Negotiations, 1961
3 Contracts Signed, 1962
4 Contract Negotiations, 1963
5 Bennett & Conrad vs. Gulf Chapel, 1951-1952
6 Bosworth vs. Houston ITU, 1962
7 Burns vs. Houston ITU, 1960
8 Cruz vs. McHenry, 1956-1957
9 Cruz vs. Hinrichs, 1956-1957
10 Covin vs. Houston ITU, 1957
11 Covin vs. Houston ITU, 1958
12 Covin vs. ITU Electors, 1959
13 Davis vs. Bailey & Gee, 1954-1955
14 Davis vs. Covin, 1954
Box Folder
10 1 Davis - Dues, 1954-1955
2 Davis vs. Houston TU, 1951-1954
3 Davis vs. Houston TU, 1955-1961
4 Defee vs. Houston TU, 1954
5 Dorbritz vs. Houston TU, 1949-1951
6 Doxey et al vs. Roden, 1951
7 Earwood & Seibert vs. Houston TU, 1958
8 Eckenfels vs. Houston TU, 1958-1959
9 Egan vs. Houston TU, 1931-1932
10 Egan vs. Houston TU, 1950
11 Embry vs. Houston TU, 1961
12 Gee vs. Post Chapel, 1953
13 Gibbs vs. Houston TU, 1949-1958
14 Gilder-Kirkpatrick vs. Houston TU, 1957-1958
15 Ginn vs. Gulf Chapel, 1939
16 Graham-Covin vs. Houston TU, 1959
17 Gulf Publishing Co. - Overtime Cases, 1951
18 Hammitt vs. Houston TU, 1959-1960
Box Folder
11 1 Hensley, Frank Appeal, 1930-1931
2 Houston Newspapers vs. Houston TU Arbitration, 1958
3 Houston Newspapers vs. Houston TU Arbitration, 1964
4 Houston TU vs. McMeans, 1954
5 Houston TU vs. Oakley, 1934-1935
6 Houston TU vs. W. B. Nail, Jr., 1931-1932
7 Houston TU vs. Palmer, 1956
8 Hughes, Siebert & Welch vs. Houston TU, 1957-1960
9 Hurst vs. Ashy, 1960
10 Jamieson vs. Houston TU, 1932-1933
11 Laconture vs. Houston Chronicle Chapel, 1950
12 Leeman vs. Smudski, 1954-1955
13 Lovejoy vs. Gulf Printing Co. Arbitration, 1958
14 McCormick, Pinero et al vs. Houston TU, 1960-1961
15 McFarland vs. Houston TU, 1957-1958
16 Marchbanks vs. Houston TU, 1954
17 Moody vs. Davis, 1954-1955
18 Morgan & Beitscher vs. Houston TU, 1961-1962
19 Munson et al vs. Houston TU, 1951-1952
20 Ristine vs. Houston TU, 1959-1960
21 Schill vs. Houston TU, 1957-1958
22 Schuessler vs. Houston TU, 1960-1961
23 Seibert-Earwood vs. Houston TU, 1957-1958
24 Sloan vs. Houston TU, 1950
25 Stamps vs. Weikerth, 1951
Box Folder
12 1 Tompkins vs. Houston TU, 1962-1963
2 Wallace vs. Houston TU, 1951-1952
3 Wallace vs. Houston TU, 1953-1954
4 Walton Application, 1948-1950
5 Weber vs. Weikerth, 1953
6 Weber vs. Houston TU, 1958
7 Weikerty vs. Houston TU, 1943
8 Welch vs. Houston TU, 1954-1955
9 Welch vs. Houston TU, 1954-1955
10 Welch vs. Houston TU, 1956
11 Welch vs. Houston TU, 1957
12 Welch vs. Houston TU, 1957-1958
13 Welch vs. Houston TU, 1957-1958
14 Welch vs. Houston TU, 1957-1958
15 Welch vs. Houston TU, 1958
16 Welch vs. Houston TU, 1959
17 Welch vs. Houston TU, 1958
18 Welch vs. Houston TU, 1959
19 Wille vs. Houston TU, 1929-1930
20 Willett vs. Houston TU, 1962
21 Williams vs. Houston TU, 1955-1956
22 Wisdom Charges, 1950
23 Withers vs. Houston TU, 1956-1957
24 Withers vs. Houston TU, 1958
25 Yeakel Charges, 1960
26 Miscellaneous and Incomplete Cases, 1924-1940
27 Appeals to the Executive Council, 1954
Box Folder
13 1 Monthly Chapel Reports, 1929-1930
2 Monthly Chapel Reports, 1932-1940
3 Attendance Record, 1940-1942
4 Attendance Record 1956-1963
5 Election Results, 1928-1965
6 Resolutions and Memorials, 1933-1963
7 Minutes, Executive Committee, Feb. 5, 1950 - Nov. 2, 1955
Box Folder
14 1 Minutes, Executive Committee, Nov. 6, 1955 - Jan. 3, 1957
2 Minutes, Executive Committee, Jan. 3, 1958 - May 5, 1961
3 Minutes, Regular Meetings, 1932-1935
4 Minutes, Regular Meetings, 1936-1938
5 Minutes, Regular Meetings, 1948-1953
6 Minutes, Regular Meetings, 1953-1956
7 Minutes, Regular Meetings, 1956-1959