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Southern Woodcutters Assistance Project:

A Guide to Its Records 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 21, 2010



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Laura Starratt, May 21, 2010.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:Southern Woodcutters Assistance Project
Title:Southern Woodcutters Assistance Project records
Dates: 1979-1982
Quantity: 0.5 linear ft. (in 1 box)
Abstract:The records of the Southern Woodcutters Assistance Project, 1979-1982, consist of correspondence, legal documents, newsclippings, printed materials, photographs and periodicals which documents the activities of the organization, as well as oral interview transcripts, photographs and legal documents of the United Woodcutters Association.
Identification: L1982-39
LanguageEnglish.

Organization of the Records

Organized into 2 series:
Series I. United Woodcutters Association, 1979-1981
Series II. Southern Woodcutters Assistance Project, 1981-1982

Scope and Content of the Records

The records of the Southern Woodcutters Assistance Project, 1979-1982, consist of correspondence, legal documents, newsclippings, printed materials, photographs and periodicals which documents the activities of the organization, particularly the controversy over "short sticking" (the undermeasuring of loads of lumber). There are also oral interview transcripts and photographs intended for a film project about Southern woodcutters. Legal documents for the United Woodcutters Association consist of affidavits and survey reports of interviews which support their claim of "short sticking." Also included are the by-laws of the United Woodcutters, Haulers and Helpers Association.


History of the Southern Woodcutter Assistance Project

The Southern Woodcutters Assistance Project (SWAP) was formed in 1978 to service Mississippi woodcutter organizations and later founded the United Woodcutters Associtation (UWA) in 1980.


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.

Southern Woodcutters Assistance Project
United Woodcutters Association
Labor unions --Loggers --Mississippi.
Labor unions --Lumbermen --Mississippi.
Loggers --Mississippi
Lumbermen --Mississippi
Mississippi
Oral histories
Photographs

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

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.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], [series title], Southern Woodcutters Assistance Project Records, L1982-39, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Perry Perkins, 1982.

Processing Information

Processed by Leonora Gidlund, 1983. Encoded Archival Description finding aid created by Laura Starratt, May 2010.


Separated Material

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


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