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Herald composing room, 1903
Herald composing room, 1903
PA-2679-1

Calgary Typographical Union, Local 449 fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Constitution and bylaws. -- 1902, 1959
Series 2 Minutes. -- 1902-1975
Series 3 Correspondence. -- 1912-1971
Series 4 Agreements. -- 1920-1967
Series 5 Membership records. -- 1902-1969
Series 6 Monthly reports to head office. -- 1936-1971
Series 7 Pension roll reports. -- 1944-1965
Series 8 Financial records. -- 1922-1974
Series 9 Court cases. -- 1935-1943
Series 10 Ballots. -- 1968-1969
Series 11 Miscellaneous records. -- 1903-1970
Series 12 Newspaper clippings. -- 1946-1963
Series 13 Newsletters and Bulletins. -- 1955-1966
Series 14 International Typographical Union (ITU) publications. -- 1948-1968 and n.d.

Inventory

Series 1 Constitution and bylaws. -- 1902, 1959
M-7070-1 Charter. -- 1902
M-7070-2 Constitution and bylaws. -- 1959
Series 2 Minutes. -- 1902-1975
M-7070-3 Minutes. -- 1902-1906
M-7070-4 Minutes. -- 1906-1910
M-7070-5 Minutes. -- 1910-1913
M-7070-6 Minutes. -- 1912-1913
M-7070-7 Minutes. -- 1913-1915
M-7070-8 Minutes. -- 1913-1920
M-7070-9 Minutes. -- 1915-1920
M-7070-10 Minutes. -- 1920-1924
M-7070-11 Minutes. -- 1920-1925
M-7070-12 Minutes. -- 1924-1929
M-7070-13 Minutes. -- 1925-1929
M-7070-14 Minutes. -- 1929-1932
M-7070-15 Minutes. -- 1929-1938
M-7070-16 Minutes. -- 1933-1935
M-7070-17 Minutes. -- 1935
M-7070-18 Minutes. -- 1936-1940
M-7070-19 Minutes. -- 1941-1944
M-7070-20 Minutes. -- 1945-1949
M-7070-21 Minutes. -- 1950-1954
M-7070-22 Minutes. -- 1955-1959
M-7070-23 Minutes. -- 1960-1963
M-7070-24 Minutes. -- 1964-1969
M-7070-25 Minutes. -- 1967-1969
Note: 1970 minutes missing.
M-7070-26 Minutes. -- 1971-1975
Series 3

Correspondence. -- 1912-1971

The series consists of correspondence regarding nearly all of the ongoing activities of Local 449, primarily from 1912 to 1968. It includes correspondence with the International Typograhical Union's (ITU) head office, other local of the ITU, other unions, member, employers, the Union's affiliated asociations, the Union Printers' Home, the provincial and federal government and training organizations. Correspondents include Alberta Board of Industrial Relations, Allied Printing Trades Council, Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Calgary Labour Council, Calgary Labor Temple, Canadian Labour Congress, Civic Labour Association, Graphic Arts Association, National War Labor Board, Trades and Labour Congress of Canada, Trades and Labour Council, Union Cooperative Insurance Association, Union Labor Life Insurance Company and Western Federation of Allied Printing Trades Unions.

Most of the correspondence pertains to the following: members, negotiations and agreements, jurisdiction, finances, secessions, affiliated associations, disputes and grievances, training and workshops, ITU party elections, other unions, and members admitted to the Union Printers Home.

M-7070-27 Correspondence. -- 1912-1913
M-7070-28 Correspondence. -- 1917-1918
M-7070-29 Correspondence. -- 1918-1921
M-7070-30 Correspondence. -- 1918-1928
M-7070-31 Correspondence. -- 1920
M-7070-32 Correspondence. -- 1920-1934
M-7070-33 Correspondence. -- 1922
M-7070-34 Correspondence. -- 1922-1923
M-7070-35 Correspondence. -- 1922-1931
M-7070-36 Correspondence - Reports of Secretary-Treasurer. -- 1923-1943
M-7070-37 Correspondence, ?-R. -- 1925-1926
M-7070-38 Correspondence, S-W. -- 1925-1926
M-7070-39 Correspondence - Regarding apprentices. -- 1927-1934
M-7070-40 Correspondence, A-S. -- 1929-1931
M-7070-41 Correspondence, A-I. -- 1931-1934
M-7070-42 Correspondence, I-W. -- 1931-1934
M-7070-43 Correspondence - Committee reports. -- 1933
M-7070-44 Correspondence, H-R. -- 1933-1935. -- Includes information re 40 hour work week and night time.
M-7070-45 Correspondence, A-E. -- 1935-1936. -- Includes correspondence from other unions regarding financial assistance for lock-out.
M-7070-46 Correspondence. -- 1935-1936. -- Primarily regarding strike benefits from the International Typographical Union (ITU).
M-7070-47 Correspondence, M-W. -- 1936
M-7070-48 Correspondence. -- 1936, 1935
M-7070-49 Correspondence. -- 1937
M-7070-50 Correspondence. -- 1938-January 1939, 1937
M-7070-51 Correspondence. -- 1938-January 1939, 1937
M-7070-52 Correspondence. -- 1938-January 1939, 1937
M-7070-53 Correspondence. -- 1938
M-7070-54 Correspondence. -- 1941
M-7070-55 Correspondence. -- 1941-1942, 1947. -- Entitled "Miscellaneous correspondence of an historical nature: especially in connection with Alberta News Lock-out (1942) plus addition to 1948".
M-7070-56 Correspondence. -- 1941-1944, 1936. -- Regarding appeals, ballots, negotiations, statutory declaration and members.
M-7070-57 Correspondence. -- 1942, 1945, 1946, 1948. -- Entitled "Additional historical correspondence in connection with Albertan Publishing Company Lock-out".
M-7070-58 Correspondence. -- 1943, 1945, predominant 1943. -- Primarily financial information.
M-7070-59 Correspondence. -- 1945, 1938, predominant 1945. -- Appeal of the Finance Committee and information regarding the Calgary Herald and Albertan lock-out.
M-7070-60 Correspondence. -- 1946. -- Regarding secessions.
M-7070-61 Correspondence. -- 1946-January 1947. -- Primarily information from the ITU Secretary-Treasurer.
M-7070-62 Correspondence. -- 1947. -- Regarding the Albertan Publishing Company.
M-7070-63 Correspondence1950-1952. -- Regarding Canadian National Printing Trades Unions.
M-7070-64 Correspondence. -- 1951
M-7070-65 Correspondence, A-J. -- 1953-1958
M-7070-66 Correspondence, K-Z. -- 1950-1958
M-7070-67 Correspondence. -- 1950-1952. -- Miscellaneous.
M-7070-68 Correspondence. -- 1952. -- Regarding anniversary.
M-7070-69 Correspondence. -- 1952-1967
M-7070-70 Correspondence. -- 1953-1965, predominant 1962-1965. -- Regarding International Typographical Union (ITU) ruling machine and Labor Life Insurance.
M-7070-71 Correspondence. 00 1954. -- Regarding dispute with the Calgary Graphic Arts Association.
M-7070-72 Correspondence, A-G. -- 1960-1962
M-7070-73 Correspondence, H-L. -- 1960-1962
M-7070-74 Correspondence, L-Z. -- 1960-1962
M-7070-75 Correspondence. -- 1962. -- Regarding proposal to be presented to the Alberta Publishing Company.
M-7070-76 Correspondence, A-D. -- 1962
M-7070-77 Correspondence, E-W. -- 1962
M-7070-78 Correspondence, A-E. -- 1963
M-7070-79 Correspondence, F-Z. -- 1963
M-7070-80 Correspondence. -- 1963-1965, 1942, 1954 and n.d. -- Miscellaneous
M-7070-81 Correspondence, A-C. -- 1964
M-7070-82 Correspondence, D-J. -- 1964
M-7070-83 Correspondence, K-Z. -- 1964
M-7070-84 Correspondence. -- 1964-1965. -- Regarding S.A. Gill estate settlement.
M-7070-85 Correspondence, A. -- 1965
M-7070-86 Correspondence, B-F. -- 1965
M-7070-87 Correspondence, I-Z. -- 1965
M-7070-88 Correspondence, A-C. -- 1966
M-7070-89 Correspondence, E.L. -- 1966
M-7070-90 Correspondence, M-Z. -- 1966
M-7070-91 Correspondence, A-I. -- 1967
M-7070-92 Correspondence, I-W. -- 1967
M-7070-93 Correspondence, A-C. -- 1968
M-7070-94 Correspondence, C-Z. -- 1968
M-7070-95 Correspondence - Miscellaneous
Series 4 Agreements. -- 1920-1967. - The series consists of Local 449's agreements with various employers, joint agreements, external agreements (i.e. those of other printing unions) and information pertaining to negotitations.
M-7070-96 Agreements. -- 1923
M-7070-97 Agreements. -- 1929-1932
M-7070-98 Agreements, negotiations. -- 1958-1961
M-7070-99 Agreements, negotiations. -- 1960-1961
M-7070-100 Agreements - Uniform agreement with various contractors. -- 1959
M-7070-101 Agreements - Alberta Publishing Company and Calgary Job Printers. -- 1935-1960
M-7070-102 Agreements - Alberta Publishing Company. -- 1944-1962
M-7070-103 Agreements - Alberta Publishing Company. -- 1955
M-7070-104 Agreements - Calgary Allied Printing Trades Guild. -- 1945
M-7070-105 Agreements - Calgary Allied Printing Trades Guild. -- 1947-1949
M-7070-106 Agreements - Calgary Job Printers. -- 1935-1944
M-7070-107 Agreements - Calgary and Edmonton Daily. - 1933-1934
M-7070-108 Agreements - Edmonton. -- 1951
M-7070-109 Agreements - Provincial Daily. -- 1920-1932
M-7070-110 Agreements - Outside Alberta. -- 1946-1951
M-7070-111 Agreements - Outside Alberta. -- 1965-1967
M-7070-112 Agreements - Miscellaneous. -- 1945
Series 5 Membership records. -- 1902-1969. -- The series consists of the following information about members: dates of initiation, union status, meeting attendance, dues payments and earnings recorsd.
M-7070-113 Applications for membership. -- 1957-1964 and n.d.
M-7070-114 Applications for membership. -- 1966
M-7070-115 Roll of members. -- 1902-1910
M-7070-186 Membership register. -- 1920-1921
M-7070-187 Membership register. -- 1922-1926
M-7070-116 Membership register. -- 1936-1940
M-7070-117 Attendance. -- 1934-1943
M-7070-118 Officers' roll call. -- 1912-1941
M-7070-119 Per capita payments. -- 1907-1912
M-7070-120 Earnings recrods. -- 1968-1969
M-2928 Statement re dismissal of employees. -- 1942
Series 6 Monthly reports to head office. -- 1936-1971. -- The series consists of reports by which Local 449 kept track of, and informed head office of, each member's dues payments, per-capita tax payments to head office, and overall status of the Union. There are also reports pertaining specifically to pensioner and journeymen. Note: the series also reveals which members fought in the First World War and Second World War.
M-7070-121 Monthly reports. -- 1936-1938
Note: 1939-1941 missing
M-7070-122 Monthly reports. -- 1942
M-7070-123 Monthly reports. -- 1943
M-7070-124 Monthly reports. -- 1944
M-7070-125 Monthly reports. -- 1945
M-7070-126 Monthly reports. -- 1946
M-7070-127 Monthly reports. -- 1947
M-7070-128 Monthly reports. -- 1948
M-7070-129 Monthly reports. -- 1949
M-7070-130 Monthly reports. -- 1950
Note: 1951-1969 missing
M-7070-131 Monthly reports. -- 1970-1971
Series 7 Pension roll reports. -- 1944-1965. -- The series consists of reports with the name of members receiving the Union's pension benefits and the amount received by each pension on a monthly basis.
M-7070-132 Pension rolls. -- 1944-1956
Note: 1957 missing
M-7070-133 Pension rolls. -- 1958-1965
Series 8 Financial records. -- 1922-1974. -- The series consists of financial ledgers, financial statements, quarterly audit reports and miscellaneous financial information.
M-7070-188 Financial ledger. -- 1922-1926
Note: 1927-1944 missing
M-7070-189 Financial ledger. -- 1945-1951
Note: 1952-1958 missing
M-7070-190 Financial ledger. -- 1959-1974
M-7070-134 Financial statements. -- 1946-1947
M-7070-135 Audits. -- 1952-1959
M-7070-136 Miscellaneous financial information
Series 9 Court cases. -- 1935-1943. -- The series consists of information regarding court cases with the Calgay Herald and the Albertan Publishing Company. Includes historical sketches of disputes with these two employers and the secesssions the ITU had to contend with in 1935.
M-7070-137 Court case (history) regarding secessions. -- 1935-1942
M-7070-138 Circular (history) re secession in 1935 and formation of the Canadian Printers' Union. -- 1943
M-7070-139 Wright vs Herald - Appeal book. -- 1937
M-7070-140 Wright vs Herald - Judgement. -- 1937
M-7070-141 Wright vs Herald - Exhibits and evidence. -- 1937
M-7070-142 Wright vs Herald - Exhibits and evidence. -- 1937
M-7070-143 Court case regarding Albertan Publishing Company - Judgement. -- 1942
M-7070-144 Court case regarding Albertan Publishing Company - Judgement. -- 1943
Series 10 Ballots. -- 1968-1969. -- The series consists of votes re proposed constitutional amendments of the ITU's 110th and 111th annual conventions.
M-7070-145 110th ITU Convention - Proposed constitutional amendments. -- 1968
M-7070-146 111th ITU Convention - Proposed constitutional amendments. -- 1969
Series 11

Miscellaneous records. -- 1903-1970

M-7070-147 Alberta Federation of Labour brief. -- 1960
M-7070-148 Alberta Federation of Labour brief. -- 1960
M-7070-149 Alberta Federation of Labour submissions, etc. -- 1968-1969
M-7070-150 Applications for sick benefits. -- 1934
M-7070-151 Calgary Board of Trade submissions. -- 1949
M-7070-152 Canada Pension Plan. -- 1965
M-7070-153 Cards. -- 1929-1964
M-7070-154 Circular. -- n.d.
M-7070-155 Diplomas. -- 1949, 1953
M-7070-156 Edmonton, Local 604 brochure. -- n.d.
M-7070-157 Exams. -- n.d.
M-7070-158 Funeral. -- 1957
M-7070-159 Herald lock-out. -- 1935
M-7070-160 History pamphlets re Montreal, Local 176 and Union Labour Life Insurance Company. -- 1937, 1952
M-7070-161 International brochures. -- 1964-1966
M-7070-162 International convention. -- 1934
M-7070-163 Job protection law kit. -- n.d.
M-7070-164 Miscellaneous. -- 1939-1962 and n.d.
M-7070-165 Miscellaneous. -- 1952-1970. -- Predominantly published material and newsletters.
M-7070-166 Notes. -- n.d.
M-7070-167 Pension. -- 1938
PA-2679-(1-10) Photographs of the Herald Western composing room; Local 449's memorial plot in the Union Cemetery; and W.L. Grant. -- 1903-[ca. 1950s]. -- 10 photographs
PB-846 Photograph of the Women's Auxiliary of the Calgary Typographical Union having a picnic on St. George's Island. -- August 1917. -- 1 photograph
M-7070-168 Programs re Calgary, Local 449. -- 1927-1930
M-7070-169 Programs re other locals and the Allied Printing Trades Council. -- 1956-1957
M-7070-170 Program re Red Deer, Local 180. -- 1958
Series 12 Newspaper clippings. -- 1946-1963. -- Arranged chronologically. Note: Most of the newspaper clippings were photocopied for preservation purposes.
M-7070-171 Newspaper clippings. -- 1946-1949 and n.d.
M-7070-172 Newspaper clippings. -- 1947
M-7070-173 Newspaper clippings. -- 1951
M-7070-174 Newspaper clippings. -- 1958-1959
M-7070-175 Newspaper clippings. -- 1963
Series 13 Newsletters and Bulletins. -- 1955-1966
M-7070-176 Alberta Typographical Conference newsletter. -- 1963
M-7070-177 Altypo Review. -- 1964-1966
M-7070-178 B.C. Typo Bulletin. -- 1955-1966
M-7070-179 Calgary, Local 449 newsletter. -- 1961-1962
M-7070-180 Edmonton, Local 604 newsletter. -- 1960
M-7070-181 Western Federation of Allied Prinitng Trades Unions. -- 1951-1957
M-7070-182 Western Federation of Allied Printing Trades Unions. -- 1955-1957
Series 14 International Typographical Union (ITU) publications. -- 1948-1969 and n.d. -- The series consists of booklets published by the ITU with information ranging from the history of the ITU to promotional and training material.
M-7070-183 ITU publications. -- 1948-1962 and n.d.
M-7070-184 ITU publications. -- 1962, 1968, 1969 and n.d
M-7070-185 ITU pubilcations. -- n.d.
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