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AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE), Area 3, records

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AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE), Area 3:

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

September 27, 2010



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Traci JoLeigh Drummond, September 27, 2010.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education. Area 3.
Title:AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE), Area 3, records
Dates: 1962-1984
Quantity: 13 linear ft. (in 13 boxes)
Abstract:AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE) Area 3 comprised Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, and West Virginia. COPE’s main purpose was to solicit and encourage voting and voter registration, especially among women, minority, senior citizen and youth voters. The records of AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education, Area 3, 1964-1984, contain correspondence, field reports, news clippings, surveys, reports, memoranda, political fund-raising materials, convention materials, photographs, voting data, and political propaganda. Correspondence between constituents in the COPE organization, the Women's Activities Department, and their affiliates makes up the majority of the collection.
Identification: L1990-03
LanguageEnglish.

Arrangement

The collection was processed using minimum-standards processing practices.

Scope and Content of the Records

The records of AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education, Area 3, 1964-1984, contain correspondence, field reports, news clippings, surveys, reports, memoranda, political fund-raising materials, convention materials, photographs, voting data, and partisan political materials. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence between constituents in the COPE organization, the Women's Activities Department (WAD), and their affiliates. The COPE organization was also involved with events concerning Solidarity Day, elections on all government levels, civil rights, youth voter organizations such as Frontlash, and retired union employees.

The majority of the correspondence in the collection was contributed by the following members:

Alexander Barkan, COPE National Director
John Perkins, National COPE Associate Director
Richard Drennan, Information Systems and Data Director
Clement Dowler, Area 3 Director
Patricia Sleeth, West Virginia WAD Director
Patricia Wingler, North Carolina State WAD Western Director

Previously unfoldered materials are from the office of Clement Dowler and consist of field reports, committee reports, correspondence, flyers, membership data, newsclippings, handbooks, manuals, negotiations, questionnaires, constitutions, and by-laws, much of which is related to Area 3's efforts to disseminate information about endorsed candidates, issues, and voting in the 1982 elections. Included are materials related to Florida State AFL-CIO's refusal to support Area 3's chosen candidates for election, voter registration, general administrative functions, the Women's Activities Department, and the planning of labor meetings, conventions, and workshops. Organizations and people represented in the collection include state AFL-CIO offices, political candidates, the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the Suncoast Labor Council, the Retired Union Employees of America, ERA proponents 1975, and the National Council of Senior Citizens.


History of AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE), Area 3

AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE) Area 3 comprised Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, and West Virginia. COPE's main purpose was to solicit and encourage voting and voter registration, especially among women, minority, senior citizen, and youth voters.


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.

Dowler, Clement.
AFL-CIO. Executive Council.
AFL-CIO--Committee on Political Education--Women's Activities Dept.
National Council of Senior Citizens.
Labor unions--Southern States--Political activity.
Political action committees--Southern States.
Southern States--Labor--Trade-unions.

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], AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE), Area 3, records, L1990-03, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Records donated by Clement Dowler, February 1990.

Processing Information

Processed by Lydia Diaz, student assistant, September 2010.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository:

AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE), Area 3 records, 1947-1979 (L1982-41)


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