• Creator Names International Typographical Union. Local 16 (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Title Chicago Typographical Union No. 16 records [manuscript], 1871-1975, bulk 1930-1960.
  • Physical description
    • 99.5 linear ft. (including 84 v.)
    • 1 oversize folder.
  • Collection summary
    • Constitution, bylaws, minute books, membership records, financial records, office files of correspondence and contract negotiations, and scrapbooks of printed matter and clippings, documenting the activities of the union, especially between the 1930s and 1950s, with some lists covering the years 1852-1870. Includes substantial material about the long strike against the Chicago daily newspapers, as well as records dealing with relations with International Typographical Union and other labor union organizations, union educational and social activities, changes due to new machines and processes, benefits provided to members, and various negotiations and strikes with Chicago-area newspapers and publishers. Correspondents include Franklin Association of Chicago, Chicago Newspaper Publishers Association, and R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company.
    • Includes membership, financial, and contract records; correspondence; newspaper clippings; and other papers of the Chicago Typographical Union No. 16 concerning negotiations and strikes against Chicago area publishers, members' benefits, and educational and social activities. A few items list the union's officers since its founding in 1852.
  • Acquisition information Includes gifts of Karl Berreitter in 1959 (M1959.0198) and Walter Harold Schonbrun in 1986, as well as other donations received from the union.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include publications of the Chicago Typographical Union No. 16, cataloged separately; the August Sallas papers on the Chicago Typographical Union No. 16; the Andrew Placente papers on the Chicago Typographical Union No. 16; and the Chicago Allied Printing Trades Council records.
  • Biographical or Historical Note Organized in 1852. The union originally included pressmen, bookbinders, stereotypers, electrotypers, photoengravers, printers, and mailers. Oldest labor union in Chicago. Traditionally known as Chicago Typographical Union No. 16 although it is Local 16 of the International Typographical Union.
  • Finding Aids Note Descriptive inventory available in the repository for part of collection.
  • Names
    • International Typographical Union. Local 16 (Chicago, Ill.) Archives.
    • AFL-CIO.
    • Chicago Allied Printing Trades Council.
    • Chicago Federation of Labor and Industrial Union Council.
    • International Typographical Union.
    • Chicago Newspaper Publishers Association.
    • Franklin Association of Chicago.
    • R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company
    • Placente, Andrew M., 1908-1976.
    • Sallas, August.
    • Placente, Andrew M., 1908-1976.
    • Sallas, August.
    • International Typographical Union.
    • Chicago Allied Printing Trades Council.
  • Subjects
    • Collective bargaining Printing industry Illinois.
    • Labor unions Illinois Chicago 19th century.
    • Labor unions Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Newspaper publishing Illinois Chicago 19th century.
    • Newspaper publishing Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Printers Illinois Chicago 19th century.
    • Printers Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Printing industry Employees Labor unions Illinois Chicago.
    • Printing industry Employees Effect of technological innovations on.
    • Printing industry Vocational guidance Illinois Chicago.
    • Publishers and publishing Illinois Chicago 19th century.
    • Publishers and publishing Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Strikes and lockouts Newspapers Illinois.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Economic conditions 19th century.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Economic conditions 20th century.
  • Genre
    • Contracts. aat
    • Correspondence. aat
    • Financial records. aat
    • Membership lists. aat
    • Minutes. aat
    • Newspaper clippings. aat
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.