For more than eight decades, the Gypsum Association has developed technical documents, informational brochures, and promotional items for professional use. Here, a sampling of these resources illustrate the evolution of the Gypsum Association over the decades. These featured publications offer a glimpse into the history of a dynamic segment of the construction industry and are for historical reference ONLY. These documents should NOT be used to complete contemporary building projects.  Today’s building codes and standards reference current Gypsum Association publications.

Over the years, the Gypsum Association also produced short films aimed at both professional and general audiences. Watch these promotional films, most from the 1950s, on the Gypsum Association YouTube Channel

Decade Publication(s)
1920s Gypsum Partition Tile – 1928Gypsum Partition Tile 1928
1930s The Fire Resistance of Gypsum Plaster – 1938The Fire Resistance of Gypsum Plaster 1938
1940s New Water-Repellent Gypsum Sheathing – 1945New Water-Repellent Gypsum Sheathing 1945
1950s New Gypsum 2-ply Wallboard (Sales Folder) – 1950sNew Gypsum 2-ply Wallboard 1950s

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manual of Membrane Fireproofing for Gypsum Lath and Plaster Assemblies 1958

Manual of Membrane Fireproofing for Gypsum Lath and Plaster Assemblies – 1958

1960s  Gypsum Wallboard Goes to the Fair – 1964Gypsum Wallboard Goes to the Fair 1964

 

 

 

 

 

 

World's Tallest Residential Building  April 1968

World’s Tallest Residential Building Selected – Southern Building – April 1968

1970s Manual of Gypsum Lathing Plastering 1972  Manual of Gypsum Lathing & Plastering – 1972

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gypsum in the Age of Man1974

Gypsum in the Age of Man – 1974

1980s Using Gypsum Board for Walls & Ceilings – 1980Using Gypsum Board for Walls Ceilings 1980

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gypsum Board in Manufactured Housing 1986

Gypsum Board in Manufactured Housing – 1986

1990s Gypsum Board A Key To A Quieter HomeGypsum Board A Key To A Quieter Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gypsum's Environmental Story  Gypsum’s Environmental Story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low-Cost Sound-Deadening Fire-Resistant Gypsum Board

Low-Cost, Sound-Deadening, Fire-Resistant Gypsum Board