Andrew P. McElroy, Sr. papers

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Andrew P. McElroy, Sr.:

A Guide to His Papers 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

May 2001



Profile Description

Creation: Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, May 2001.
Language: English

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: McElroy, Andrew P., 1863-1921.
TitleAndrew P. McElroy, Sr. papers
Dates: 1884-1935
Quantity: 1.25 linear feet
Abstract:Andrew P. McElroy, Sr. (1863-1921) immigrated to America from Scotland in 1882. A skilled stonecutter, he settled in Atlanta where he was in charge of all stonework in the building of the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary from 1903 to 1917. During and prior to this time, he was very active in union work both locally and nationally. His papers, 1884-1935, contain personal letters and printed material; photographs; and an artifact collection containing stonemason tools and convention and parade badges.
Identification: L1980-02
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Records

The collection, 1884-1935, Andrew P. McElroy, Sr., is composed of personal letters and clippings chronicling his work in the labor movement and his interest in and service to the inmates of the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary; a number of photographs of workmen, scenes of prison life, and other activities; labor and prison periodicals; and artifacts, specifically, stonemason tools and a variety of convention and parade badges.


Biography of Andrew P. McElroy, Sr.

Andrew P. McElroy, Sr. (1863-1921) immigrated to America from Scotland in 1882. A skilled stonecutter, he worked in Tennessee briefly before journeying southward to the north Georgia marble country in the early 1890's. He later settled in Atlanta where he was in charge of all stonework in the building of the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary from 1903 to 1917. During and prior to this time, he was very active in union work both locally and nationally. He spent the years, 1917 to 1921, working for the U.S. Government Employment Office.


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.

McElroy, Andrew P., 1863-1921--Archives.
United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia.
Labor movement--Georgia.
Prison periodicals.
Prisons--Design and construction.
Prisons--Georgia.
Stonemasonry--Georgia.
Georgia--Labor.
Georgia--Prisons.
Georgia--Prisons.
Prints (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], Andrew P. McElroy, Sr. Papers, L1980-02, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Andrew P. McElroy, Jr., and Catherine M. McElroy, 1980.


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, photographs, artifacts, and printed material were separated to other Southern Labor Archives collections. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.


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