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New York Typographical Union No. 6. records

Collection Data

Description
The New York Typographical Union No. 6, representing printers in New York City, was founded in 1850. It was preceded by the New York Typographical Society, which was founded in 1809. Horace Greeley was the union's first president. The parent organization of the New York Typographical Union No. 6 is the Interational Typographical Union, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The collection contains official union records including charters, constitutions, minutes, membership lists, and dues records, plus scrapbooks and printed matter.
Names
International Typographical Union. No. 6 (New York, N.Y.) (Creator)
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872 (Contributor)
National Typographical Union (U.S.) (Contributor)
New-York Typographical Society (Contributor)
Women's Typographical Union. No. 1 (New York, N.Y.) (Contributor)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1829 - 1988
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2228
Topics
Labor unions -- Printing industry -- New York (State) -- New York
Printers -- New York (State) -- New York
Printers
Genres
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Documents
Minutes (Records)
Records (Documents)
Notes
Biographical/historical: The New York Typographical Union No. 6 was founded in 1850 for and by printers in New York City. The long history of trade unionism for printers can be traced to the printers trade unions of the eighteenth century. Union No. 6 traces its immediate origins to the New York Typographical Society that was formed in 1809. Horace Greeley was the union's first president. The parent organization of the New York Typographical Union No. 6 is the Interational Typographical Union, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The New York Typographical Union No. 6 shared the same basic objectives as many other unions. The leadership aimed to secure good working conditions, fair wages, compensation for injuries and disabilities on the job, job protection, and training in new technologies and techniques for its members. Union No. 6 has participated in various strikes over issues such as low wages and the maltreatment of union workers. Union No. 6 developed a well organized administration around committees, including a Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Regular Committee, Discipline Committee, and Membership Committee. The Board held regular meetings regarding issues of concern to the workers. Union No. 6 kept the membership abreast of current issues through the monthly bulletins. As Union No. 6 moved into the late twentieth century, there was a growing concern among its membership over the new typesetting technology being implemented by newspapers, such as the New York Post and Daily News. In the twenty-first century, Union No. 6's role has diminished; however, it continues to play a smaller but important role in today's emerging printing technologies.
Content: The New York Typographical Union No. 6 records contain the union's constitution; membership rolls; minutes of the executive, regular, membership, and discipline committees; dues ledgers; scrapbooks; and printed material, including publications issued by Union No. 6 and its parent, the International Typographical Union.
Physical Description
Extent: 24.5 linear feet (16 boxes, 143 volumes)
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15947003
MSS Unit ID: 2228
Archives collections id: archives_collections_2228
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 911f9a80-e198-0138-3876-00218a75a58b
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