The Newspaper Guild of Albany, N.Y., Local 34 was chartered on March 20, 1934, as the Tri-City Newspaper Guild of Albany, Schenectady, and Troy, N.Y. as well as nearby cities. In 1937, the guild won its first agreement and the first Newspaper Guild agreement in upstate New York when it signed a contract with the Albany Times Union. The Albany Guild's last strike in 1964 formed the basis for The Ink Truck, the first published novel of William Kennedy, who was one of the strikers. The local began as a union of reporters and editors, but over the years other newspaper occupations have been organized as the guild has subsumed independent unions. Currently, janitors and drivers, as well as employees from the business office and sales and circulation departments are represented by the guild. Although the guild has confined most of its activities to the tri-cities, it has opened offices in Hudson and Glens Falls, New York.
Contains executive board and membership minutes, 1936-87; unit minutes, 1942-87; bulletins, 1936-84; contracts, 1937-89; and organizing and litigation files, 1935-88.
The collection is organized into 4 topical file series.
All items in this manuscript group were loaned to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by the Newspaper Guild of Albany, Local 34 and subsequently preservation photocopied as a part of the Harry Van Arsdale, Jr., Labor History Project. The originals have been returned to Local 34.
Processed by: Geoffrey Huth in 1990.
Collection record created by: Geoffrey Huth
Converted to EAD with EADMachine, 2016 December
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Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Newspaper Guild of Albany, Local 34 Records, 1936-1989. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Newspaper Guild of Albany Records).
|1||1||Executive Board Meeting Minutes||1936-1946|
|1||2||Executive Board Meeting Minutes||1947-1952|
|1||3||Executive Board Meeting Minutes||1953-1962|
|1||4||Executive Board Meeting Minutes||1963-1965|
|1||5||Executive Board Meeting Minutes||1966-1969|
|1||6||Executive Board Meeting Minutes||1970-1975|
|1||7||Executive Board Meeting Minutes||1976-1978|
|1||8||Executive Board Meeting Minutes||1979-1984|
|1||9||Executive Board Meeting Minutes||1985-1987|
|1||10||Membership Meeting Minutes||1936-1946|
|1||11||Membership Meeting Minutes||1947-1951|
|1||12||Membership Meeting Minutes||1952-1957|
|1||13||Membership Meeting Minutes||1958-1961|
|1||14||Membership Meeting Minutes||1962-1967|
|1||15||Membership Meeting Minutes||1968-1973|
|1||16||Membership Meeting Minutes||1974-1977|
|1||17||Membership Meeting Minutes||1978-1979|
|1||18||Membership Meeting Minutes||1980-1983|
|1||19||Knickerbocker News Unit Meeting Minutes||1942-1956, 1966|
|1||20||Times Union Unit Meeting Minutes||1942-1951|
|1||21||Glens Falls Unit Meeting Minutes||1985-1986|
|1-6||1||Capital Newspapers--Injunction Against Chester W. Vanderbilt (strike initiation)||1964|
|1-6||2||Capital Newspapers--NLRB Charges||1968|
|1-6||3||Capital Newspapers--NLRB Case (interference with union activity)||1988|
|1-6||4||Capital Newspapers--NLRB Case (bylines)||1985|
|1-6||5||Glens Falls Newspapers--Contract with Albany Printing Pressmen, Assistants, and Offset Workers No. 23||1983|
|1-6||6||Glens Falls Newspapers--NLRB Case||1984/1987|
|1-6||7||Glens Falls Newspapers--NLRB Case||1984|
|1-6||8||Glens Falls Newspapers--Organizing||1968/1969|
|1-6||9||Glens Falls Newspapers--Organizing||1973, 1978, 1983-1984|
|1-6||10||Glens Falls Newspapers--Organizing||1984|
|1-6||12||Hudson Unit--NLRB Case (unfair labor practice)||1986|
|1-6||13||Knickerbocker News--Contracts with Press Circulation Union||1950/1951, 1953, 1956, 1958|
|1-6||14||Knickerbocker News--Merger with Albany Times Union||1960|
|1-6||15||Knickerbocker News--NLRB Case||1939/1942|
|1-6||16||Knickerbocker News--NLRB Case||1942|
|1-6||17||Knickerbocker News--NLRB Case (Scott Wanhope)||1945/1946|
|1-6||18||Knickerbocker News--NLRB Case||1949/1950|
|1-6||19||Knickerbocker News--NLRB Case||1950|
|1-6||20||Knickerbocker News--NLRB Case||1958|
|1-6||21||Knickerbocker News--Organizing||1947, 1949-1951|
|1-6||22||Knickerbocker News Circulation--NLRB Petition||1957|
|1-6||23||Knickerbocker News Circulation--Organizing||1950, 1952|
|1-6||24||Knickerbocker News Circulation--Organizing||1957/1958|
|1-6||25||Knickerbocker News Commercial--NLRB Case||1942, 1944|
|1-6||26||Knickerbocker News Editorial Employees--NLRB Case||1938|
|1-6||27||Non-Communist Affidavits||1950, 1957-1958|
|1-6||29||Press Company Merger--NLRB Case||1937/1941|
|1-6||32||Schenectady Gazette--Organizing||1937/1939, 1954, 1982|
|1-6||34||Schenectady Union Star--Organizing||1936/1939|
|1-6||35||Times Union--Contracts with Circulation Independent Committee||1946/1959|
|1-6||36||Times Union--NLRB Case||1941|
|1-6||37||Times Union Circulation--NLRB Case||1938, 1940|
|1-6||38||Times Union Circulation--NLRB Case||1940|
|1-6||39||Times Union Circulation--NLRB Case on Independent Committee||1940/1941|
|1-6||40||Times Union Circulation--NLRB Case||1956/1958|
|1-6||41||Times Union Circulation--Organizing||1944/1947|
|1-6||42||Times Union Circulation--Organizing||1958|
|1-6||43||Times Union Independent Committee--Organizing||1945|
|1-6||45||Troy Record and Times Record--Organizing||1946, 1948, 1954|
|1-6||46||Union Star--Organizing||1958, 1965-1966, 1969|
|1-6||47||Union Star--Take-Over by Capital Newspapers||1969|
|1||1||Bulletin Board Problem||1976|
|1||3||Graphics Editor--Grievance||1976, 1981-1982|
|1||6||Lowenkron, Henry--Grievance [missing 12/18/2005 acs]||1970|
|1||8||Rosenblatt, Linda A.--Grievance||1974-1975|
|1||9||Schick, Timothy--Grievance [missing 12/18/2005 acs]||1981-1982|