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Printing and Pressman's Union, Local 54 Records

Identifier: MS-61

Content Description

The materials within the Dayton Printing and Pressman's Union, Local #54 are divided into three series, Union Minutes, Union Affairs, and the Board of Director's Reports. The arrangement is chronological within the various folders.

Series I: Minutes contains a meeting to meeting record of the Union's interests, concerns, and activities. The bulk of this material (1890 1957) is found in bound volumes with remainder in two folders (1958 1964).

Series II: Union Affairs deals with Union elections, information pertinent to Union members, and meetings. The span dates for this material range from 1965 to 1969.

Series III: Board of Directors includes primarily monthly reports. Usually, three Union members were elected to the Board of Director's Committee and served as an advisory body to the chief Union officers. The Board of Director's Monthly reports date from 1945 to 1967.


  • Creation: 1890-1969

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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

The Dayton Printing and Pressman's Union, Local #54 was organized March 29, 1890, and chartered by the International Printing and Pressman's Union of North America. Members of Local #54 worked in the McCall's plant located at 2219 McCall Street, Dayton, Ohio, later known as the Dayton Press, Inc. Local #54 later merged with the Flymen and Inkmen Union of Dayton, Local #616 in 1972 to form an expanded Local #54.


1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials



The collection consists of a fairly complete run of meeting minutes for the years 1890-1964 as well as Board of Director's reports and election materials for this Dayton union.


The collection is arranged into three series: Series I: Minutes Series II: Union Affairs Series III: Board of Directors

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records of the Dayton Printing and Pressman's Union, Local #54, were accessioned into the Wright State University Special Collections & Archives in September of 1978, as part of the Ohio Labor History Project. They were donated by William Clark, secretary/treasurer.

Processing Information

Processed by David Gray, November 1978

Printing and Pressman's Union, Local 54 Records (MS-61)
David Gray
2016 August 2
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Revision Statements

  • 2016 August 2: Finding aid last revised August 2, 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