A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University
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McElroy, Andrew P.,
Andrew P. McElroy, Sr.
1.25 linear feet
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
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
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.,
Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia.
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[item], [folder title], Andrew P. McElroy, Sr. Papers, L1980-02,
Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State
Gift of Andrew P. McElroy, Jr., and Catherine M. McElroy, 1980.
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.