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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Note to the Researcher

Description of Series

Series I. Office Files 1914-1993

Series II. Artifacts 1970s-1980s

Series III. Photographs 1960's, undated

Series IV. Pamphlets 1908-1990

Series V. Oversized Material. 1966-1967

University of Texas Arlington

Dallas Typographical Union Records, Local No. 173, Dallas, Texas:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dallas Typographical Union, Local No. 173, Dallas, Texas.
Title: Dallas Typographical Union Records, Local No. 173, Dallas, Texas
Inclusive Dates: 1908-1993
Bulk Dates: 1960s-1980s
Abstract: The Dallas Typographical Union No. 173 was first chartered on June 5, 1875, by the International Typographical Union. Four charters were surrendered before the final charter was issued, October 23, 1885. The records include office files, photographs, pamphlets, and memorabilia. The office files consist of mailing lists, financial and tax information, mortuary benefit files, newsletters, election material, contracts, rules, policies, and procedures. Memorabilia includes election and convention souvenirs. Photographs depict members, events, and typesetting equipment. Pamphlets include contracts, rules and regulations, and style manuals. A 1967 group portrait and a hand-tinted citation are oversized components of this collection.
Identification: AR373
Extent: 5.17 linear feet
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The local Dallas chapter of the International Typographical Union was founded in 1875. It is the oldest existing labor union in Texas. The purpose of the union is to act as an aid to fraternal members. Its chief concerns are working conditions, wages, benefits and the welfare of the members. Local union activities important to the membership include elections, conventions, grievances, labor contracts and agreements, and recognitions. This collection marks the transition of the trade from traditional typesetting methods to the new electronic typographical style (now known as desk-top publishing). Members of this local trade union work for printing job shops at Dallas newspapers as well as the smaller printing shops of the area. The first female apprentice joined the union within the time frame of this particular collection.

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Scope and Contents

The bulk of the records of the International Typographical Union, Dallas, Texas, Local No. 173, are dated from the 1960s through the 1980s. Contained in 12 1/2 mss. boxes, the materials include office files, photographs, pamphlets and memorabilia. The collection has been divided into series reflecting this.

Series I, consisting of office files, includes correspondence, membership and financial records, contracts, court cases, grievances, election records, mailing lists, financial and tax information, mortuary benefit forms, newsletters, contracts, rules, policy and procedures. Also found among theses office files, in very limited amounts, is information regarding grievances, court rulings and strikes. Files are arranged alphabetically.

The memorabilia in Series II provides useful insight into the political nature of the brotherhood. These items (bearing the names of election candidates or serving as convention souvenirs or mementos) would serve as a visual illustration of union symbolism. Artifacts include a banner, bumper stickers, a record, key chains and buttons (campaign and convention souvenirs).

Series III, containing various photographs, might be of interest to genealogical researchers. Photographs include a cemetery plot, a convention, printers (many identified), print shop equipment, recognitions, and strikers.Of particular historic importance are the pictures of printing equipment, which is either obsolete now or soon will be.

The pamphlets in Series IV concern contracts, rules, and regulations and document the changes that have taken place within the union, nationally, statewide and locally. A comparative analysis of these documents should prove very useful in various research projects. Located in this series, of some historic value are style manuals for both of the Dallas daily newspapers. Records include constitution and bylaws, contracts and agreements from various local trade unions, and from those located outside the Dallas/Fort Worth area, including some from other states. Files are arranged alphabetically by title.

Two items are oversized and have been removed from their frames and placed in oversized boxes and they are listed as Series V. These oversized objects are a large group photograph of union members at a 1967 ITO convention and a hand-tinted citation from The Progressive Club of New York. Other photographs include a group photograph ITU, 109th Convention, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1967; citation, The Progressive Club of New York, 1966.

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Organization

The records are organized into five series:
Series I. Office Files, 1914-1993. 4.0 linear ft. (8 manuscript boxes)
Series II. Artifacts, 1970s-1980s. 5.0 linear ft. (1 manuscript box)
Series III. Photographs, 1960's, undated. 5.0 linear ft. (1 manuscript box)
Series IV. Pamphlets, 1908-1990. 1.5 linear ft. (3 manuscript boxes)
Series V. Oversized Material, 1966-1967. (2 items)

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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.

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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.
Organizations
Dallas Typographical Union No. 173--Records and correspondence.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

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Related Material

AR18: Austin Typographical Union, Local 138, 1870-1970

AR32: Waco Typographical Union No. 188, Waco, Texas, 1910-1945

AR39: Houston Typographical Union, Local 87, 1908-1965

AR41: Dallas Typographical Union No. 173 Records, 1892-1956

AR115: Wallace C. Reilly Papers (1915-1974)

AR144: Dallas Typographical Union No. 173 Records, 1876-1973

AR284: Dallas Typographical Union No. 173 Records, 1895-1986

Unprocessed mss. 91-55: International Typographical Union, Local 198, Fort Worth, Texas, 1882-1986

Unprocessed mss. 95-35: International Typographical Union, Local 172 Records, 1907-1989

Unprocessed mss. 2002-46: Dallas Typographical Union, Local 173

OH 3: Henry Munoz, 1971

OH10: Wallace C. Reilly, 1971

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Administrative Information

Citation

Dallas Typographical Union Records, Local No. 173, Dallas, Texas, AR373, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift, 1993.

The Union's Secretary/Treasurer, Elizabeth Sheppard, is responsible for the donation. Jane Boley, the Labor Archivist of Special Collections, negotiated on behalf of The University of Texas at Arlington.

Accessioned as number 94-2.

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 Note to the Researcher 

For the researcher, there are several terms used within the context of the papers generated by the typographical union members that are indigenous to many labor unions. Some of these words have been defined here for you.

Rat or Scab - a non-union laborer who takes the place of a striking worker. Often a job shop employing non-union workers is referred to as a "rat shop". These terms are used in a derogatory manner.

Travel Card - obtained by a local union member when jobs are scarce in the area. With a travel card the member pays lower dues at his local to defray the expense of paying dues to the two locals involved in his employment.

Wobble - when union members have a complaint or grievance, to make their position clear they have been known to "wobble the job." This refers to the threat of a strike for better conditions. It often serves to resolve the matter before more serious action is taken.

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Container List

 

Series I. Office Files 1914-1993
4.0 linear feet (8 manuscript boxes)

Box Folder
1 1 AFL-CIO - Correspondence, memoranda, 1974-1986
2 Application for change in accounting period, 1980-1981, 1984
3 Audit Reports, 1949-1958
4 Bond, Fidelity, 1972-1982
5 Brenner, Joseph, 1914-1929, 1953-1984;
(Emigrated to America with his union card from Europe, eventually opened his own print shop)
6 Complaints, 1984-1987
7 Constitution and Bylaws, 1973, 1976
8 Continuous Membership Pins, 1967-1986
(for determining eligibility)
9 Contract Violation, 1974-1975, 1984-1985
10 Contracts (Miscellaneous), 1961, 1986
11 Correspondence, 1931, 1973-1974, 1976-1978
12 Dallas AFL-CIO Council - Correspondence, minutes constitution, financial statement, 1974-1984
Box Folder
2 1 Dallas Labor Unions Educational Cooperative (Dallas Labor Temple Association) - Correspondence, by-laws, citation, 1915-1931, 1650, 1967-1972
2 Dallas Newspapers Work Schedules, 1984-1987
3 The Dallas Morning News - Greeting, correspondence, legal documents, minutes, proposal, 1939, 1958, 1966-1984
4 The Dallas Morning News Pension Plan, 1978
5 The Dallas Morning News Policies and Procedures, 1980-1983
6 Dallas Typographical Union, Local 173 - Contracts and scales of wages, letters of intent, 1977-1985
7 Dues cards, 1991
8 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Discrimination charge forms, 1971-1973
9 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Newspapers, apprentice information report forms, correspondence, 1967-1973, 1977, 1979
10 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Local union report forms, 1967-1980
11 Elections - Ballots, vote tallies, referendum, 1949, 1959-1974, undated
12 Elections - Ballots, vote tallies, 1975-1980
13 Elections - Ballots, vote tallies, 1981-1986, undated
14 Financial and Membership Statements, 1949-1957
Box Folder
3 1 Financial and Membership Statements, 1958-1978
2 Financial and Membership Statements, 1958-1978
3 Greenwood Cemetery - Correspondence, maps, brochures, lists of members' plots, 1938-1989
4 Injunction, 1948
5 Job Shop Contract, 1976
6 Job Shop Contract, 1976-1978
7 Job Shop Notices, 1969-1986
8 Kleeman, Winifred, 1970-1986
(Retired Member, Correspondence)
9 Labor Disputes, 1966
10 Labor Organization (Union) Annual Reports, 1949,-1977, 1981, 1984
11 Legal Negotiations, 1980-1982
12 Legal Negotiations, 1980-1982
13 Legal Opinions, 1949-1968
Box Folder
4 1 Lou-Etex Conference, 1950, 1969-1073, undated
2 Mailing List, 1985
3 Membership List, 1984-1985
4 Memorial Services, 1968, 1975, 1982, undated
5 Mortuary, 1979, 1986
(Benefits paid and Miscellaneous)
6 Mortuary, 1979, 1986
(Benefits paid and Miscellaneous)
7 Mortuary, 1979, 1986
(Benefits paid and Miscellaneous)
8 Mortuary, 1979, 1986
(Benefits paid and Miscellaneous)
9 Mortuary, 1979, 1986
(Benefits paid and Miscellaneous)
10 Mortuary, 1979, 1986
(Benefits paid and Miscellaneous)
11 Mortuary, 1979, 1986
(Benefits paid and Miscellaneous)
12 Mortuary, 1979, 1986
(Benefits paid and Miscellaneous)
Box Folder
5 1 National ITU Election Returns, 1986
2 National Labor Relations Board - Appeals, grievances, 1965-1982, 1987
3 National Labor Relations Board - Appeals, grievances, 1965-1982, 1987
4 National Labor Relations Board - Appeals, grievances, 1965-1982, 1987
5 National Labor Relations Board - Appeals, grievances, 1965-1982, 1987
6 National Labor Relations Board - Appeals, grievances, 1965-1982, 1987
7 Negotiations, 1975, 1980-1987
(Contracts, Morning News)
8 Negotiations, 1975, 1980-1987
(Contracts, Morning News)
9 Negotiations, 1975, 1980-1987
(Contracts, Morning News)
10 Newsletters (Monthly letter from the Secretary - Treasurer of the ITU), 1968-1977
Box Folder
6 1 Organization Exempt from Taxes, 1950-1985
(Status request forms and 990 forms)
2 Organization Exempt from Taxes, 1950-1985
(Status request forms and 990 forms)
3 Organization Exempt from Taxes, 1950-1985
(Status request forms and 990 forms)
4 OSHA, 1972
5 Payroll, 1980-1987
(Dallas Morning News)
6 Payroll, 1980-1987
(Dallas Morning News)
7 Pension Trust (G. B. Dealey), 1964, 1979
8 Pensions (ITU), 1987, 1988
9 Plaintiffs Memoranda, 1979-1981
10 Policy and Procedures, 1977-1980;
(Dallas Morning News)
11 Policy and Procedures, 1977-1980;
(Dallas Morning News)
12 Prairie, Ken, 1981, 1982
(ITU representative)
Box Folder
7 1 Proposals (The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Times Herald), 1980-1981, 1984
2 Proposals (The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Times Herald), 1980-1981, 1984
3 Public Relations, 1969
4 Public Service (Christmas Basket fund), 1969, 1970, 1984
5 Quarterly Reports (Federal Tax Returns), 1961-1980, 1983, 1985; 10
6 Quarterly Reports (Federal Tax Returns), 1961-1980, 1983, 1985; 10
7 Quarterly Reports (Federal Tax Returns), 1961-1980, 1983, 1985; 10
8 Quarterly Reports (Federal Tax Returns), 1961-1980, 1983, 1985; 10
9 Retirement Home for Printers, undated
10 Strikers Replacement Notice, 1955
11 Tax Returns (City and County), 1952-1981, 1984, 1985
12 Texas AFL-CIO - Constitutions, convention material, booklets, 1953-1954, 1969-1976, 1981
13 Texas Allied Printing Trades Council - Constitutions, financial records, convention material, 1959, 1964-1976
14 Texas Typographical (and Mailer) Conference - Notices, membership statistics, programs, constitution and by-laws, minutes, 1975-1985
15 Dallas) Times Herald - Agreements, 1976-1981
16 (Dallas) Times Herald - Agreements, 1976-1981
Box Folder
8 1 (Dallas) Times Herald - Agreements, 1978-1983
2 (Dallas) Times Herald - Correspondence, 1978-1987
3 Texas Employment Commission - Employers quarterly reports, 1956-1986
4 Texas Employment Commission - Employers quarterly reports, 1956-1986
5 U.S. Department of Labor - Labor Organization Annual Reports, 1959-1986
6 U.S. Department of Labor - Labor Organization Annual Reports, 1959-1986
7 U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics - Wage Scales, correspondence, 1967-1978
8 Unemployment Tax Forms, 1962-1986
9 Union Forms (samples), undated
10 The University of Texas at Arlington - Correspondence, 1970-1981, 1987, 1993
11 Visitor (Foreign), 1972

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Series II. Artifacts 1970s-1980s
5.0 linear feet (1 manuscript box)

Box
9 Large Convention Banner
45 RPM Record - Democratic Advisory Council
Ribbon-Souvenir of San Antonio 1975 Convention
Small Souvenir Hat
Committee Appointments 1981
Teamsters Lapel Pins, undated
Box
8 Dallas Howdy Cards
Box
9 Honolulu Invitation
Name Placard-114th Convention
Miscellaneous
Business Cards
Miscellaneous Invitations, Badges, Buttons
Meatcutter's Union Address Book Convention Souvenir
Bumper Stickers.

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Series III. Photographs 1960's, undated
5.0 linear feet (1 manuscript box)

Box Folder
10 1 Cemetery, undated
2 Groundbreaking, undated
3 ITU Conventions, Dallas, Texas, 1961 and Fort Worth, Texas, 1971
(some identified, 8 × 10 and 5 × 7 photographs)
4 ITU Conventions, Dallas, Texas, 1961 and Fort Worth, Texas, 1971
(some identified, 8 × 10 and 5 × 7 photographs)
5 ITU Conventions, Dallas, Texas, 1961 and Fort Worth, Texas, 1971
(some identified, 8 × 10 and 5 × 7 photographs)
6 ITU Executives, undated
7 Miscellaneous - Christmas basket drive, race car derby, baseball game, Mondale/Ferraro, ITU building, undated
8 Print Shop Equipment, undated
9 Printers (snapshots), 1968-1969, 1972, undated
10 Printers (snapshots), 1968, 1970, 1972, undated
11 Printers (snapshots and 3 negatives), undated
12 Printers (snapshots), 1960, 1968-1970, undated
13 Printers (snapshots), 1968, 1970, 1972, undated
14 Printers, Retired, undated
15 Printing Process Machinery, undated
16 Printing Process Machinery, n.d
17 Recognitions, 1955, 1972, 1975, undated
18 Recognitions, 1955, 1972, 1975, undated
19 Recognitions, 1955, 1972, 1975, undated
20 Recognitions, 1955, 1972, 1975, undated
21 Recognitions, 1955, 1972, 1975, undated
22 Recognitions, 1955, 1972, 1975, undated
23 Strikers, 1964, undated

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Series IV. Pamphlets 1908-1990
1.5 linear feet (3 manuscript boxes).

Box Folder
11 1 Agreements, 1958-1965, 1969, 1982-1983
2 Agreements, 1958-1965, 1969, 1982-1983
3 Agreements, 1958-1965, 1969, 1982-1983
4 Agreements, 1958-1965, 1969, 1982-1983
5 Agreements, 1958-1965, 1969, 1982-1983
6 Agreements, 1958-1965, 1969, 1982-1983
7 By - Laws, General Laws, Conference Laws (CWA), 1988, 1990
8 Constitution (AFL), 1965
9 Constitution (CWA), 1987-1990
10 Constitutions (Dallas AFL-CIO Council), 1935, 1956, 1965, 1969
11 Constitutions and By-Laws (Allied Printing Trades Council), 1953, 1957, 1959
12 Constitutions and By-Laws (ITU, Austin) 1970
13 Constitutions and By-Laws (ITU, Dallas), 1933, 1942, 1948-1964
14 Constitutions and By-Laws (ITU, Fort Worth), 1938, 1952, 1958
15 Constitutions and By - Laws (ITU, Houston), 1945, 1951, 1959, 1974
16 Constitutions and By -Laws (ITU, San Antonio), 1944, 1958
17 Constitutions and Laws (Texas State Federation of Labor), 1927, 1951
18 Contracts (and Scale of Wages) (Austin Typographical Union), 1970, 1972, 1974
19 Contracts (and Scale of Wages) (Dallas Typographical Union), 1936-1952
20 Contracts (and Scale of Wages) (DTU), 1952-1957
21 Contracts (and Scale of Wages) (DTU), 1960-1969
22 Contracts (DTU), 1972, 1976, 1978, 1984,-1987
23 Contracts (Houston Typographical Union), 1937, 1950, 1959-1963
24 Contracts (HTU), 1968-1978
25 Contracts (San Antonio Typographical Union/Warn Typographical Union), 1970, 1974
26 Contracts (Miscellaneous), 1960-1964
Box Folder
12 1 Dallas Progressive Club - Constitution and by-laws, undated
2 Dow Jones and Company - Contracts, 1958-1985
3 Dow Jones and Company - Contracts, 1958-1985
4 Laws (Dallas Typographical Union), 1956-1972
5 Laws (International Typographical Union), 1908, 1942-1976
6 Laws (International Typographical Union), 1908, 1942-1976
7 Laws (International Typographical Union), 1908, 1942-1976
8 Laws (International Typographical Union), 1908, 1942-1976
9 Laws (International Typographical Union), 1908, 1942-1976
10 Laws (International Typographical Union), 1908, 1942-1976
11 Laws (International Typographical Union), 1908, 1942-1976
12 Laws (International Typographical Union), 1908, 1942-1976
13 Laws (International Typographical Union), 1908, 1942-1976
14 Laws (International Typographical Union), 1908, 1942-1976
15 Laws (International Typographical Union), 1908, 1942-1976
Box Folder
13 1 Laws (International Typographical Union), 1974-1984
2 Laws (International Typographical Union), 1974-1984
3 Laws (International Typographical Union), 1974-1984
4 Manual (Apprentice Training), undated
5 Pension Plan, 1987
6 Stylebooks, 1945, 1947
7 Union History (Columbia Typographical Union, Washington, D. C.), 1962
8 The Union Worker's Bible, 1953
9 Useful Information For Printers, undated
10 Woman's Auxiliary, No. 80 (to DTU, Local 173), membership list, constitution and by-laws, 1961, undated

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Series V. Oversized Material. 1966-1967
(2 items)

Box Item
OS 174-12 1 Citation, The Progressive Club of New York, 1966
Box Item
OS 174-13 2 Group Portrait, ITU 109th Convention, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September, 1967

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