By LAC Group
Title: New Orleans Typographical Union No.17 records, 1865-1884
ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 811
Primary Creator: International Typographical Union. Union No. 17 (New Orleans, La.)
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The collection is arranged chronologically. The collection consists of one box and two volumes.
Date Acquired: 01/31/1966. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects: International Typographical Union., International Typographical Union. Union No. 17 (New Orleans, La.), Labor unions -- Louisiana -- New Orleans., Typesetting.
Forms of Material: Administrative regulations., Annual reports., Certificates., Checks (bank checks), Circulars (fliers), Financial records., Membership lists., Receipts (financial records)
Scope and Contents of the Materials
The collection consists of primarily financial records of the New Orleans Typographical Union No. 17, a typesetters' union. There are receipts, check stubs, records of membership dues, as well as treasurer's records. In addition, there is material about the international union, which held its 1884 annual meeting in New Orleans. The collection also contains a copy of the constitution of the New Orleans Typographical Union No. 17 as well as lists of officers and members, and an annual report for 1873.
The New Orleans Typographical Union No. 17 is a typesetters' union established in 1852 by one hundred and fifteen representatives of fifteen New Orleans printing offices. The union is meant to ensure fair wages, encourage an effective apprenticeship system, ensure the relief and burial of members, and elevate the profession as a whole. Gerard Stith, the foreman of the composing room of the New Orleans Daily Picayune and later mayor of New Orleans, was the union's first president. It is the oldest trade union in New Orleans and is affiliated with the International Typographical Union, the Louisiana AFL-CIO, and the Greater New Orleans AFL-CIO council.
Louisiana Research Collection
Additional material added to the collection in 1989.
Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Mrs. J.P. Ewin, Jr.
Additional New Orleans Typographical Union No. 17 records located at the University of New Orleans, Earl K. Long Library.
New Orleans Typographical Union No. 17 records, Manuscripts Collection 811, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Collection processed in 1966; reprocessed in 1990 by HB and ML.
Finding Aid Revision History:
Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.
Box and Folder Listing Browse by Box:
[Box 1: New Orleans Typographical Union Number 17 records
[Volume 1: New Orleans Typographical Union membership records; treasurer's records; last page has receipts from Charleston, Louisville, and Galveston unions, 1866-1867
[Volume 2: On cover: New Orleans Typographical Union, Number 17, J.C. White, Financial Secretary, 1868-1870],
- Volume 2: On cover: New Orleans Typographical Union, Number 17, J.C. White, Financial Secretary, 1868-1870
- Membership records; index just before numbered pages (in back of book).