Internationale Föderation der Buchbinder und verwandter Berufe Archives
1907-1949 (1953, 1965)
Total size 0.25 m.
Consultation Not restricted
Repository Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis
Founded as an international professional secretariat during the first International Bookbinders' Conference in 1907; its seat was in Berlin 1907-1920, Berne 1920-1935 and Copenhagen 1935-1949; besides cooperation the members of the Internationale Föderation der Buchbinder und verwandter Berufe promised to support each other during large strikes or lockouts and to keep out foreign blacklegs; its information bulletin was published in several languages from 1908; its 11th Conference in 1949 decided to merge the IFB with related international organizations to form a new International Graphical Federation (IGF), which eventually materialized in 1953.
Stencilled documents with some correspondence and printed material, mainly dating from the later period of its existence. Statutes 1907, file concerning the agreement of reciprocity ; documents on International Bookbinders' Conferences 1922-1949, on the International Executive Committee 1923-1936, on the International Bookbinders' Secretariat 1921-1948; correspondence with international organizations, affiliated organizations and persons in European countries and Canada 1932-1949; financial documents 1920-1953; some correspondence and other documents received and copies of correspondence and documents dispatched by the Scandinavian Secretariat in Copenhagen 1934-1936, by the Bogbinderforbundet in Danmark 1928-1935 and by the Dansk Bogbinder og Kartonnagearbejder Forbund 1945-1965.
Inventory made by J.R. van der Leeuw in 1969.