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Urbana Typographical Union, Local 747 Records

Identifier: MS-50

Content Description

Historical Records of Local 747; minutes, cash books, constitution, receipts and disbursements, correspondence, membership records, reports, and audits: 1915-1976


  • Creation: 1913-1976


Conditions Governing Access

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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Urbana Typographical Union No. 747 was founded in Urbana in 1916. Because of declining membership, the executive offices were moved to Bellefontaine in the early 1950's. In 1976, due to small membership and the inability to carry the financial burdens of a union and because too many shops were non-union, the union ceased to operate.


1.5 linear feet

Language of Materials



The material within the Urbana Typographical Union No. 747 collection is divided into two series dealing with administrative and financial records. The arrangement is chronological within the various folders.

Series I: Administrative deals primarily with membership concerns, with materials dating between 1913 and 1976. Names of those in the union can be located in these books. Correspondence is not too extensive little material on the running of the union (operations procedure) can be gained from this administrative information.

Series II: Financial records are extensive and cover the period from 1916 to 1976. Also included in this series in the Secretary's Record Book are minutes from 1916 to 1949. This is placed in this series because of the financial reports which are included in the book.


The collection is arranged in two series: Series I: Administrative Series II: Financial

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were accessioned by Wright State University in December 1977, as part of the Ohio Labor Project.

Processing Information

Processed by: Patricia Burnett, March 1978

Guide to MS-50: Urbana Typographical Union, Local 747 Records
Patricia Burnett, Lisa Rickey
2016 June 23
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The records were acquired as part of the Ohio Labor Project sponsored by the Ohio Historical Society, the Ohio AFL CIO, and the Labor Education and Research Service at Ohio State University. The purpose of this project was to “locate and recover materials relating to the history of labor in Ohio and to make the importance of this history clear to the public.”

Revision Statements

  • Revision statement last updated June 23, 2016.: Finding aid revised according to DACS by Lisa Rickey, June 2016.

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