Scope and arrangement
The New York Typographical Union No. 6 records contain the union's constitution; membership rolls; minutes of the executive, regular, membership, and discipline committees; dues ledgers; scrapbooks; and printed material, including publications issued by Union No. 6 and its parent, the International Typographical Union.
The New York Typographical Union No. 6. records are arranged in nine series:
- 1859-19661 volume 2 boxes
This series includes one volume containing the constitution of the Union as revised and adopted in 1859 followed by a list of members names from 1859-1966. The series also contains published versions of the constitution and bylaws, and charters of incorporation for Union No. 6 and the Women's Typographical Union No. 1.
- 1870 - 198038 volumes
These minutes were originally recorded in longhand script until the changeover to the typewriter in 1911. Beginning in 1916, the pages were mounted and bound in volumes. In the early, formative years of the Union, the Board met at least twice a month. Meetings were less frequent in later years. Relevant printed matter accompanies the minutes. This series also includes printed versions of the 1969 and 1970 minutes.
- 1870 - 198838 volumes
These minutes were originally recorded in longhand script until the change over to the typewriter in 1911. The minutes include Membership Committee reports, reports on election laws, printed matter, and applications for various benefits.
- 1949 - 19771 volume
The Discipline Committee Minutes, 1949-1977, contain information on the status and resolutions of grievances filed by the members.
- 1914 - 19709 volumes 4 boxes
The minutes, 1914-1970, are arranged somewhat unevenly -chronologically and alphabetically- and sometimes overlap with information in the Regular Committee minutes. Topics covered by the minutes include union members' test results, work histories, and status within the organization. This series also includes membership lists. (See also Series I. and published versions of these lists in NYPL's Science, Industry, and Business Library.) Additional material includes test results, miscellaneous notes and correspondence regarding membership matters, and two certificates of membership to the New York Typographical Society.
- 1860 - 194543 volumes
The Dues and Yearly Ledgers (the name changed in 1904) provide a monthly record of the dues paid by each member. Member names are listed alphabetically within each year.
- 1931 - 197912 volumes
The scrapbooks contain printed matter and ephemera regarding Typographical Union No. 6 and information of interest to its membership including the business of its brotherhood unions.
- 1961-198810 boxes
This series consists of material distributed for the information of union members, and includes fliers, brochures, letters, and ballots concerning elections, meetings, as well as general union business.
- 1 box