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Business manager's file 50-10. Newsboy's Union, 1930 - 1948

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1

Scope and Contents

  • Correspondence between the Chicago Newspaper Publishers Association and the Associated Newsboys of Chicago (also called the Chicago Newsboys' Association and the Associated Newsdealers of Chicago), 1931-1938, regarding the newsboys' grievances and desire for an agreement with the publishers. Major participants were: for the publishers their president, S.E. Thomason, and their secretaries, W.G. Hooker (1931/1937) and J.G. Camp (1937/ ); for the newsboys James A. Bagniola in 1931 and William J. Granata and Tibby Serritella in 1935/1938)
  • Transcripts of newsboys' meetings at Hull House in 1937-02, 1937-03 and 1937-04
  • Tribune in-house correspondence among Macfarlane, Antrim, Howard Ellis of the law firm, with occasional handwritten comments by R.R. McCormick, in 1937 and 1938, about how to handle the newsboys
  • Application form for the purchase of a newsstand
  • ANPA questionnaire about newsboys, 1938-05
  • Formal unionization of newsboys in Philadelphia and resulting correspondence among McCormick, Macfarlane, Robert McLean (Bulletin), J. David Stern (Record), and M.L. Annenberg (Inquirer), 1938
  • Newsboys' recognition in 1939-08 by the American Federation of Labor as Local 451 of the Printing and Pressmen's Union, and Serritella as president. Related correspondence among Macfarlane, Eugene MacKinnon of the ANPA, and others. Keith Masters (law firm) report to Antrim, 1946. NLRB ruling in 1948 that newsboys are independent operators and not entitled to collective bargaining
  • Dates

    • 1930 - 1948


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    From the Collection: 2 Boxes

    Language of Materials

    From the Collection: English

    Library Details

    Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

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