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Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Local 1716 (Rome, Georgia) records

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Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Local 1716 (Rome, Georgia):

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

January 2008



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 1.0 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Hilary Morrish, January 2008.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Local 1716 (Rome, Ga.)
Title: Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Local 1716 (Rome, Georgia) records
Dates: 1954-1988
Quantity: 4.6 linear ft. (in 11 boxes)
Abstract:The records consist of Local 1716 (Rome, Ga.) of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) of the United States from 1954-1988. The records reflect the union’s relationship with the Textile Workers Union of America, (TWUA) Local 689, Local 1942 and other locals. Includes correspondence between the various local unions; minutes, records relating to arbitration and grievances; and union and company contract proposals.
Identification: L1989-21
LanguageEnglish.

Organization of the Records

Series I. Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Local 1716, 1962-1988
Series II. Textile Workers Union of America, Local 689, 1954-1977
Series III. Other Unions and Related Documents, 1955-1983

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1954-1988, of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Local 1716 of Rome, Georgia, are comprised of correspondence, arbitration and grievances, union organizing and contract negotiation materials, union elections results, and minutes regarding safety regulations. The bulk of the records relate to the contractual relationships of ACTWU Local 1716, TWUA Local 689, and other unions throughout the Southeast, primarily Georgia and the Carolinas. Principal correspondent is Local 1716 President Bobby Fox. Of particular interest is correspondence on the topic of workers and union leaders relating to the TWUA Local 689.

Series I consists of records mainly from ACTWU Local 1716, 1976-1988, but also prior grievances from TWUA Local 689, 1962-1977, leading up to the eventual combining of the TWUA into the ACWA in the fall of 1976. Series II is comprised solely of TWUA Local 689 records, 1954-1977. Series III documents correspondence with other unions. The records include photographs of unidentified union workers from Local 689 and mini cassettes from Local 1716. These items are filed at the end of Series III.


Historical Note

The Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) was an industrial union of textile workers established through the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1939. The TWUA found itself in the 1960's and 1970's in steep competition with other unions for representation in large Southern plants. As a consequence of this, the union was forced to merged with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA, which was established by Sidney Hillman in 1914) in an effort to combine their strength and resources, becoming the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) in 1976. Workers in Rome, Georgia, organized Textile Workers Union of America, Local 689, and later Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Local 1716.


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.

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union.
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. Local 1716 (Rome, Ga.)--Archives.
Textile Workers Union of America, Local 689 (Rome, Ga.)
Arbitration, Industrial--Georgia
Collective bargaining--Textile industry--Georgia
Labor unions--Textile-workers--Georgia
Strikes and lockouts--Textile industry--Georgia
Textile workers--Georgia
Rome (Ga.)
>Correspondence
Grievances
Minutes

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], Textile Workers Union of America, Local 1716 (Rome, Georgia) Records, L1989-21, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Gerald Brown, ACTWU, June 30, 1989.

Processing Information

EAD finding aid created by Hilary Morrish, February 2008.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Textile Workers Union of America, Northwest Georgia Joint Board records, Southern Labor Archives, L1980-22.


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