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Albert W. Gossett:

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

June 2001



Profile Description

Creation: Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, June 2001.
Language: English

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Gossett, Albert W., 1901-
Title: Albert W. Gossett papers
Dates: 1937-1949
Quantity: .25 linear feet
Abstract:Albert W. Gossett was a union leader born 1901 in Atlanta, Georgia. The collection consists of correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, printed materials and photographs.
Identification: L1988-1
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Contents of the Papers

The Albert W. Gossett papers include correspondence, speeches and editorials, newspaper clippings and a printed report, certificates, and photographs documenting his activities, 1937-1949.


Biography of Albert W. Gossett

Albert W. Gossett was born in 1901 in Atlanta, Georgia; served in the military in France during World War I; received his journeyman's bricklayer card in 1923; was elected secretary of Bricklayer's Local 8 in Atlanta in 1924; served as a vice-president of the Atlanta Federation of Trades from 1933 to 1939; served as President of the Atlanta Federation of Trades from 1940 to 1945; during World War II served on the Selective Service Appeal Board, the War Manpower Commission, and the War Labor Board; served eleven years on the board of Atlanta's Department of Public Welfare, the second half of those years as Chairman; after World War II was appointed a General Representative of the Retail Clerks International Union.


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.

Gossett, Albert W., 1901- --Archives.
Labor leaders--Georgia.

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], Albert W. Gossett Papers, L1988-01, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Joan Palmer, March 18, 1988.

Processing Information

Inventory by John Conti, May 16, 1988. EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services, June 2001; revised by William Hardesty, January 2006.


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