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William N. Jenkins:

A Guide to His Collection at Georgia State University Library

Georgia State University
Georgia State University
Special Collections and Archives
100 Decatur St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
404-413-2880
Fax: 404-413-2881
archives@gsu.edu

November 2002



Profile Description

Creation: EAD finding aid created by Aubrey Underwood and Morna Gerrard November 2002.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:Jenkins, William N., 1923-2002.
Title: William N. Jenkins collection
Dates: 1949-1983
Quantity: 5 linear ft. (in 17 boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists primarily of artifacts and non-printed materials, collected through Jenkins’ association with the UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers) and the RCIA (Retail Clerks International Association) Local #1063. The bulk of these artifacts are plaques presented to Jenkins in recognition of his continual achievements in his field. Other artifacts include memorabilia from conventions, including convention brochures, as well as photographs.
Identification: L2002-07
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Collection

The Jenkins collection, 1949-1983, consists primarily of artifacts and non-printed materials, collected through his association with the UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers) and the RCIA (Retail Clerks International Association) Local #1063. The bulk of these artifacts are plaques presented to Jenkins in recognition of his continual achievements in his field. Other artifacts include memorabilia from conventions, including convention brochures, as well as photographs.


Biography of William N. Jenkins

William N. Jenkins was born November 6, 1923. While working for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company he was introduced to the Retail Clerks Union, and in 1941 he joined the Local 1063, now known as the United Food and Commercial workers Local 1996. In 1949 Jenkins became President and Executive Officer for Local 1063, a position he held for 33 years. In 1972 Jenkins was elected International Vice-President of the Retail Clerks International Union. Along with this position Jenkins also served in the following positions: President of the Georgia State Food and Beverage Trade Council; Vice-President of the Georgia State AFl-CIO, 1974-1978; Vice-President of the Atlanta Labor Council, 1964-1969; and also, Chairman of the Organized Labor and Workmen's Circle Awards Committee. Jenkins was also responsible for the establishment of the Georgia State AFL-CIO Office and Employees Pension Program. In 1976 Organized Labor and Workmen's Circle named him "Labor Man of the Year in Georgia".


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Jenkins, William N., 1923-2002.
AFL-CIO. Atlanta Labor Council.
Georgia State Food and Beverage Trade Council.
Georgia State AFL-CIO.
Organized Labor and Workmen’s Circle.
Retail Clerks International Union. Local 1063 (College Park, GA).
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. Local 1063.
Labor unions--Georgia.
Labor unions--United States.
Atlanta, Ga.
College Park, Ga.
artifacts.
photographs.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], William N. Jenkins Collection, L2002-07, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Larry Jenkins.

Processing Information

Processed by Aubrey Underwood, October 2002. Finding aid edited by William Hardesty, March 2006.


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