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Allied Printing Trades Council records, 1905-1951

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Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig

Title

Allied Printing Trades Council records

Date

1905-1951

Repository

University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506

Arrangement

Minutes, 1905-1951; Records of Labels loaned, 1910-1932; Receipts, 1917-1932; Publicity League Minutes, 1928; Contracts, 1939-1951; Unbound minutes, 1939-1950; Resolutions; Reports; Pamphlets;Credentials; Correspondence, 1910-1932; Heffield vs. LAPTC; Correspondence, 1935 (reel 1) Arranged chronologically. Correspondence, 1936-1950 (reel 2) Arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Allied Printing Trades Council records, 1905-1951, 1M63M7, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Extent

.8 cubic ft, 2 reels microfilm

Biography/History

Printers' organization The Louisville chapter of the Allied Printing Trades Council (APTC) was comprised of delegates from craft unions in the printing industry with local unions in the Louisville area. These included at one time or another, the Job Pressmen and Press Assistants, Local #28; the German Typographical Union #12 (also known as Typographia); the Stereotypers and Electrotypers, #32; the Brotherhood of Bookbinders, #54; the International Typographical Union, #10; Louisville Mailers Union, #16 and #99; the Photoengravers, #30; the Bindery Women's Local #126; and the Newspaper Pressmen, #9. Not included were representatives of the Lithographers International Protective and Beneficial Association of the United States and Canada.

Officers of the APTC, Louisville were chosen from among the elected delegates. Active, at various times, as officers of the APTC, Louisville were Edward P.J. Ficks, and R.T. West, who served as president; A.C. Stevens, vice-president; and N.C. Blair, V. Spruce Heffield and John Schneider, who served as Treasurer. A primary goal of the APTC, Louisville was to encourage commercial clients of printing firms to patronize all-union shops and to urge these shops to display the APTC-union label on all printing produced in 100% unionized print shops. The APTC, Louisville was not averse to using the potential buying power of its affiliates and their families as a means of persuading firms to choose unionized printing companies to fill their requirements for printed matter.

Scope and Content

These records detail the Council's administrative and financial activities and shed light on council-supported campaigns urging display of union labels on all printed matter.

The library also has 2 reels of microfilm of the collection (1F63M-394).

Subjects

  • Ficks, Edward P. J.
  • West, R. T.
  • Stevens, A. C.
  • Blair, N. C.
  • Heffield, V. Spruce.
  • Schneider, John.
  • Brotherhood of Bookbinders, Local #54 (Louisville, Ky.)
  • German Typographical Union, Local #12 (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Stereotypers and Electrotypers Union, Local #32 (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Job Pressmen and Press Assistants Union, Local #28 (Louisville, Ky.)
  • International Typographical Union, Local #10 (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Louisville Mailers Union, Locals #16 and #99 (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Photoengravers Union, Local #30 (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Bindery Women's Union, Local #126 (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Trade-unions--Printing industry--Kentucky--Louisville.
  • Publishers and publishing--Kentucky.
  • Printing--Kentucky.
  • Pressure groups--History.
  • Women in trade-unions--Kentucky.
  • Printers.
  • Contracts.
  • Minutes