The Association of Printers in Carniola in 1867-1914

  • Jasna Fischer


Based on the archives and newspaper sources, the article outlines the development and activities of the first workers* trade association in Carniola, the association of printers, established in Ljubljana in 1868. Although the association was passive from the political point of view, it played an important role as an educational and charitable body. It organized lectures and started a rich library. It established relief funds for the sick and the disabled, for widows and orphans, for the unemployed, as well as funds for traveling expenses and education. It entertained lively relations with other printers' association in Austria-Hungary and elsewhere in Europe.


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