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Marc R. Levinson:

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

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Levinson, Marc R.
TitleMarc R. Levinson papers
Dates: 1975-1978
Extent.25 linear feet
Abstract:Marc R. Levinson was a journalist and news editor of Creative Loafing, an Atlanta weekly. His papers, 1975-1979, contain three series. The AFSCME Local 1644/City of Atlanta series includes correspondence, news clippings, news releases, and printed materials relating to a strike by Local 1644 (Atlanta, Ga.) of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) against the City of Atlanta in 1977. The Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union of America/J.P. Stevens Company series contains legal documents, news releases, and printed materials pertaining to the union’s 1976-1978 recognition campaign against the J.P. Stevens Company. The Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union/Cagle series contains materials relating to the union’s 1976 efforts to organize Cagle, a chicken processing plant in Camilla, Georgia. The collection also includes two audio cassette tapes of interviews Levinson made with Jerry Wurf, AFSCME president and Albert Shanker, president of the American Federation of Teachers.
Identification: L1983-01
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Papers

The Papers, 1975-1978, of Marc R. Levinson, consist of correspondence, newsclippings, official statements, depositions, and other documents related to three specific labor relations disputes: a strike by Local 1644 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) against the city of Atlanta, 1977; the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union's recognition campaign against the J.P. Stevens Company, 1976-1978; and an attempt by the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union to organize Cagle, Inc., a chicken procession plant in Camilla, Ga., 1976. Also included are two cassette tapes containing interviews done by Levinson of Jerry Wurf, President of AFSCME, and Albert Shanker, President of the American Federation of Teachers, in which the issues of public employee unionism, Atlanta labor relations, rivalry between the AFT and the National Education Association, school integration, standardized tests, and union political coalitions are raised.


Biographical Note

Mr. Levinson was a journalist and news editor of Creative Loafing, an Atlanta weekly. ACTWU was formed in 1976 by a merger of the Textile Workers Union of America and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.


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.

Shanker, Albert.
Wurf, Jerry, 1919-
AFSCME. Local 1644 (Atlanta, Ga.)
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union.
Cagle (Firm : Camilla, Ga.)
J.P. Stephens & Co.
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.
Journalists--Georgia.
Labor unions--Municipal employees--Georgia.
Labor unions--Textile workers--United States.
Municipal officials and employees--Georgia.
Poultry industry--Georgia--Employees.
Strikes and lockouts--Municipal government--Georgia.
Textile workers--United States.
Atlanta (Ga.)--aLbor--Trade-unions.
Camilla (Ga.)--Labor--Trade-unions.
Georgia--Labor--Trade-unions
United States--Labor--Trade-unions.

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], [series title], Marc R. Levinson Papers, L1983-01, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, pamphlets were separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.


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