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Corporate Author Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Local 839, I.A.T.S.E.
Title Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Guild, Local 839 collection, 1937-1951.

 Special Collections & Archives  SCG  box 5    IN LIBRARY
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  SCG  box 1    IN LIBRARY
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  SCG  box 2    IN LIBRARY
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  SCG  box 3    IN LIBRARY
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  SCG  box 4    IN LIBRARY
Description 4.26 linear ft.
Access The collection is open for research use.
Summary The collection contains historical records relating to the organization of the Guild, jurisdictional disputes, and its support and involvement in union strikes. The bulk of the material found in the collection consists of by-laws, cartoons and sketches, correspondence, memorabilia, minutes, newspaper clippings, newsletters, notes for speeches, organizational leaflets and strike photographs. Of particular significance are the handbills, leaflets and photographs from the Walt Disney Strike of 1940/1941, extensive correspondence between union organizers Herb Sorrell and Pepe Ruiz, and records detailing the Terrytoon Strike of 1947.
Note The Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Guild, then known as the Hollywood Screen Cartoonists, held their first union meeting in 1937. A formal constitution was drafted in 1939, and the name Screen Cartoonists Guild (SCG) was adopted. In 1940, William Littlejohn became the Guild's president. After their first year as a union, the SCG represented cartoonists at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and the Walter Lantz Studios. The Guild then consisted of approximately 115 members. Through successful collective bargaining, the SCG was able to significantly raise the average wage paid to the industry's animators.
Local Note Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Guild; Donation; 1980, 1981.
Subject Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists Local 839, I.A.T.S.E. -- Archives.
Walt Disney Productions.
Terrytoons, Inc.
Animators -- Archives.
Labor unions -- Animators -- United States.
Animators (Cinematography) -- Archives.
Strikes and lockouts -- Animators -- United States -- Archives.
OCLC number 19826380