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Series II. Correspondence

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains the correspondence of the Pittsburgh Typographical Union No. 7 from 1899 to 1902 and from 1927 to 1976. These letters range from brief to comprehensive, and contain information regarding both personal and business matters. These letters represent incoming and outgoing messages of various officials, members, and committees within Pittsburgh Typographical Union No. 7. The series is broken into six subseries arranged by Pittsburgh Typographical Union No. 7 presidential terms.

Subseries 1. William A. Klinger, 1899-1900

Scope and Content Notes:

Contained within this subseries are the correspondence received and sent by Pittsburgh Typographical Union No. 7 during the presidency of William A. Klinger from 1899 to 1900. These letters include business matters pertaining to various union strikes and controversies. The majority of communications in this subseries are incoming correspondence from other unions to Klinger pledging their support to Pittsburgh Typographical Union No. 7 during the strike of 1900. Also included in this subseries are letters to various officers, including the Vice-President and Secretary of Pittsburgh Typographical Union No. 7.


Box 4
Folder 1 Controversy between Local Union No. 7 and Union No. 20, 1899
Folder 2 Broomakers Union Correspondence, 1900
Folder 3 Circular Letter to President Klinger, 1900
Folder 4 Machinists Controversy Correspondence, 1899-1900
Folder 5 Correspondence, 1899
Folder 6 Strike Correspondence, 1899-1900
Folder 7-8 Strike Support, 1899-1900
Folder 9 Correspondence of President Klinger, 1899-1900
Folder 10 Correspondence with the International Typographical Union, 1899-1900
Folder 11 Correspondence, 1900
Folder 12 Labor Spy Letter, 1900

Subseries 2. George R. Dabney, 1902

Scope and Content Notes:

Contained within this subseries are the correspondence received and sent by Pittsburgh Typographical Union No. 7 during the presidency of George R. Dabney in 1902. These letters are the business correspondence of Secretary Edward E. Paget from March to December of 1902.

Folder 13 Secretary Edward E. Padget Correspondence, March-December 1902

Subseries 3. Maurice Bloomington, 1926-1927

Scope and Content Notes:

Contained within this subseries are the correspondence received and sent by Pittsburgh Typographical Union No. 7 during the presidency of Maurice Bloomington from 1926 to 1927. This subseries includes incoming and outing correspondence regarding business matters of not only President Bloomington, but also other officers and members of the Pittsburgh union local.

Folder 14 Correspondence, 1926-1927

Subseries 4. Franklin A. Riefer, 1928

Scope and Content Notes:

Contained within this subseries are the correspondence received and sent by Pittsburgh Typographical Union No. 7 during the presidency of Franklin A. Riefer from 1928. The letters include those written and received by Riefer regarding personal and business matters. Also present are letters written and received by William B. Clark secretary of Pittsburgh No. 7.

Folder 15 William B. Clark and Franklin A. Riefer Correspondence, 1928-1929

Subseries 5. Howard L. Woodmansee, 1929-1936

Scope and Content Notes:

Contained within this subseries are the correspondence received and sent by Pittsburgh Typographical Union No. 7 during the presidency of Howard L. Woodmansee from 1929 to 1936. These letters detail the business matters Woodmansee confronted during his term, including a large number of job scale correspondence received by the President from 1933 to 1935. Other letters are incoming and outgoing to officers of Pittsburgh Typographical Union No. 7. The correspondence of the locals' secretaries, William B. Clark from 1930 to 1934 and George Bradley from 1934 to 1937, are also present.

Folder 16 Correspondence, 1929-1930
Folder 17 Correspondence, 1930-1931
Folder 18 Correspondence with the International Typo. Union, 1929-1932
Folder 19 William B. Clark Correspondence, 1930-1934
Folder 20 Job Scale Correspondence of H.L. Woodmansee, 1933-1935
Folder 21 Correspondence with the International Typo. Union, 1933-1936
Folder 22 Correspondence of George Bradley, 1934-1937
Folder 23 President H.L. Woodmansee Correspondence, 1931-1937

Subseries 6. John A. Feigel, 1937-1976

Scope and Content Notes:

Contained within this subseries are the correspondence received and sent by Pittsburgh Typographical Union No. 7 during the presidency of John A. Fiegel, dating from 1937 to 1976. The majority of letters in this subseries are the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Fiegel. The correspondence includes some personal and a large number of business matters, with letters to and from the other officers of Pittsburgh Typographical Union No. 7, the International Typographical Union, and several other Pittsburgh unions, as well as the Apprentice, Union Label, and Joint Standing Committees. Also included are a large number of communications of the Secretary and the Secretary-Treasurers from 1949 to 1956. The correspondence of Secretary George Bradley, dating from 1938 to 1942 and 1949 to 1950, are contained in this series as well.

Folder 24 Apprenticeship Committee Correspondence, 1938
Folder 25 Correspondence of George Bradley, 1938-1942
Folder 26 Outgoing Correspondence of President Feigel, 1938
Folder 27 Outgoing Correspondence of President Feigel, 1938

Box 5
Folder 1-2 Incoming Correspondence of President Feigel, 1937
Folder 3-5 Incoming Correspondence of President Feigel, 1938
Folder 6 Incoming Correspondence of President Feigel, 1939
Folder 7-8 Correspondence, 1940
Folder 9 Correspondence, 1941
Folder 10 Correspondence, 1942

Box 6
Folder 1 Correspondence of International Typo. Union President Baker, 1942
Folder 2 Correspondence of International Typo. Union Preseident Baker, 1943
Folder 3 Correspondence, 1943
Folder 4 International Typographical Union Correspondence, 1944
Folder 5 Secretary-Treasurer of the International Typo. Union Correspondence, 1944
Folder 6 Correspondence of International Typo. Union President Baker, 1944
Folder 7 Apprentice Correspondence, 1944
Folder 8 President Randolph's Correspondence, 1944
Folder 9 Correspondence, 1944
Folder 10 Correspondence with Westinghouse Valley Printing Company, 1943-1945
Folder 11 International Typographical Union Correspondence, 1945
Folder 12 Correspondence, 1944-1945
Folder 13 Correspondence, 1946
Folder 14 Correspondence of Vice-President Brown, 1946
Folder 15 Correspondence of President Randolph, 1946
Folder 16 Secretary's Correspondence, October 16, 1946-December 30, 1946
Folder 17 Correspondence of International Typo. Union Secretary-Treasurer Taylor-Hurd, 1946
Folder 18 Correspondence of President Feigel, 1945-1947
Folder 19 Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, 1947

Box 7
Folder 1 Correspondence of Secretary's Office, 1947
Folder 2 Correspondence of Secretary's Office, 1948
Folder 3 Correspondence of President Feigel, 1948
Folder 4 Correspondence of Pittsburgh Central Labor League, 1948-1949
Folder 5 Secretary-Treasurer's Correspondence, 1949-1950
Folder 6 Correspondence and Will of George Bradley, 1949-1950
Folder 7 Correspondence, 1949-1951
Folder 8 Correspondence, 1950
Folder 9 Correspondence of President Feigel, 1951-1952
Folder 10 Seretary and Secretary-Treasurer's Correspondence, 1951
Folder 11 Secretary and Secretary-Treasurer's Correspondence, 1952
Folder 12 Correspondence, 1952
Folder 13 Secretary and Secretary-Treasurer's Correspondence, 1953
Folder 14 Correspondence, 1953
Folder 15 Secretary and Secretary-Treasurer's Correspondence, 1954

Box 8
Folder 1 Secretary-Treasurer Hurd's Correspondence, 1947-1956
Folder 2 Union Matters, 1952-1953
Folder 3 Union Matters, 1955-1957
Folder 4 Correspondence, 1955-1958
Folder 5 Correspondence of Heart Association, 1957-1958
Folder 6 Union Matters, 1957-1958
Folder 7 Union Label Committee Correspondence, 1956-1958
Folder 8 R.I.D.C Correspondence, 1958
Folder 9 Correspondence of President Feigel, 1951-1959
Folder 10 United Fund Correspondence of President Feigel, 1958

Box 9
Folder 1 President Feigel's Corresondence with the International Typo. Union, 1946-1950
Folder 2 President Feigel's Correspondence with the International Typo. Union, 1951-1956
Folder 3 Correspondence of President Feigel from Roosevelt Hotel, 1955
Folder 4 President Feigel's ACTION HOUSING Correspondence, 1957
Folder 5 Correspondence of Pittsburgh Newspaper Council, 1942-1958
Folder 6 President Feigel's Correspondence, 1958
Folder 7 Health and Welfare Association Correspondence, 1957-1959
Folder 8 Correspondence, 1959
Folder 9-10 Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, 1967-1968
Folder 11-13 The Board of Public Education Correspondence Materials, 1967-1968
Folder 14 School Board Correspondence to President Feigel, 1967-1968

Box 10
Folder 1 Airport Advisory Committee Correspondence, 1969
Folder 2-3 The Board of Public School Education Correspondence, 1970
Folder 4 Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, 1969
Folder 5 Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, 1970
Folder 6-7 Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, 1971
Folder 8-9 Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, 1972
Folder 10-11 Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, 1973
Folder 12 Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, 1974
Folder 13 Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, 1975
Folder 14 Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, 1976