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International Stereotyper’s and Electrotyper’s Union, Local 114 Records (MS-22)

Identifier: MS-22

Scope and Contents

The materials within the International Stereotyper’s and Electrotyper’s Union, Local #114 are divided into four main series: Administrative, Correspondence, Negotiation and Arbitration, and Grievances and Productional Disputes.

Series I, Administrative, includes the minutes of all regular and special union meetings; the records of all the Secretary-Treasurer and the General Fund; and records pertaining to administrative committees and membership affairs. Material in Series I dates from 1927 to 1976.

Series II, Correspondence, is composed of correspondence and various types of trade and union literature. Material in Series II dates from 1944 to 1975.

Series III, Negotiation and Arbitration, includes minutes and materials concerning the Negotiating Committee, as well as records of various arbitration proceedings. Material in Series III dates from 1950 to 1974.

Series IV, Grievances and Disputes, deals primarily with grievance claims and cases against the union, the company, foreman, etc., as well as production disputes, organizational movements, and new processes of production. Material in Series II dates from 1944 to 1974.


  • Creation: 1927-1976


Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions: There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

The first regular meeting of the newly organized Electrotyper’s Union, no. 114 of Dayton, Ohio was held Thursday evening, March 10th [1927] at 8:15 P.M. in Hotel Gibbons, Room 110.

A merger with the Lithographers and Photoengravers International Union, #15 was proposed in 1966 and finally ratified in 1970. Members of Local #114 worked at McCall’s, NCR, Dayton Electrotype Co., and Matsand Molds, Inc.

(Source: MS-22, Box 1, Folder 1, Minutes, page 1.)


12 linear feet

Language of Materials



The collection includes minutes of regular and special meetings, financial records, correspondence, negotiation and arbitration records, agreements, grievances, and union literature. Members of Local 114 worked in Dayton at McCall's, the National Cash Register Company (NCR), Dayton Electrotype, and Matsand Molds, Inc.


The collection is arranged into 4 series:

  1. Series I: Administrative, 1927-1976
  2. Series II: Correspondence, 1944-1975
  3. Series III: Negotiation and Arbitration, 1950-1974
  4. Series IV: Grievances and Disputes, 1944-1974

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University Libraries, by the Ohio Labor History Project, in September 1978.

Related Materials

MS-222: International Stereotyper’s & Electrotyper’s Union, Local 55 Records

Guide to the International Stereotyper’s and Electrotyper’s Union, Local 114 Records (MS-22)
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Revision Statements

  • 2020: Revised to DACS by Lisa Rickey

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Wright State University Libraries
Special Collections and Archives
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton OH 45435-0001 USA