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Transcripts of ITU broadcasts over WCFL


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection documents the 1947/1949 strike of the Chicago Typographical Union (CTU) against the Chicago Tribune Company. Box 1 contains news stories published November 1947 to September 1949. Box 2 has detailed accounts of meetings, negotiations and correspondence of the Chicago Newspaper Publishers Association (CNPA) and the Chicago Typographical Union (individuals engaging in the correspondents include Woodruff Randolph, Elbert M. Antrim, Tom Antrim, John Park, Harold Grumhaus, John F. O'Keefe, and Andrew Hamilton). Boxes 3-6 concern the activities and memos of the CNPA to deal with the strike, including the hiring of outside workers and the reaction by the union to "scabs." Boxes 7-8 consist of Harold F. Grumhaus production department files and Elbert Antrim's business files, which included proposals for new legislation, contracts and miscellaneous business issues. Publicity about the strike includes union bulletins from the International Typographical Union (ITU), transcripts of ITU broadcasts over radio station WCFL (December 1947-September 1949) and pamphlets about the strike and union policies (Boxes 9 - 10). Documents, transcripts of testimony and other court documents about lawsuits resulting from the strike are in Box 11.


  • 1947 - 1952


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There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.


From the Collection: 11 Boxes

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Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US