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International Woodworkers of America, Local 5-51 (Louisville, Ky.):

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 28, 2010



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Laura Starratt, May 28, 2010.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:International Woodworkers of America, Local 5-51 (Louisville, Ky.)
Title:International Woodworkers of America, Local 5-51 (Louisville, Ky.) records,
Dates: 1951-1968
Quantity: .7 linear ft. (in 2 boxes)
Abstract:The records of the International Woodworkers of America, Local 5-51, 1951-1968, consists of minutes of membership, Executive Board and Grievance committee meetings along with information on contract negotiations, arbitration and the 1953 organizing drive at the General Electric plant in Louisville.
Identification: L1973-60
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Records

The records of the International Woodworkers of America, Local 5-51, 1951-1968, consist of minutes of membership, Executive Board and Grievance committee meetings. Topics discusses include contract negotiations, arbitration, competition from the AFL and the 1953 organizing drive at the General Electric plant in Louisville, Kentucky, by several electrical worker unions.


History of the International Woodworkers of America, Local 5-51

International Woodworkers of America (IWA) was an industrial union of lumbermen, sawmill workers, timber transportation workers and others formed in 1937. The IWA was formed when members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America voted to disaffiliate their local unions from the Carpenters and form their own union and subsequently was affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). Its membership reached as high as 115,000 in the early 1970s, but in the 1980s, raids, mergers and anti-union actions by employers decimated the IWA's membership.

The IWA leadership felt the union was no longer viable on its own and on May 1, 1994, the IWA merged with the International Association of Machinists (IAM). Today, the IWA is the Woodworking Department of the IAM.


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.

General Electric Company
International Woodworkers of America
Labor unions --Woodworkers --Organizing --Kentucky
Labor unions --Woodworkers --Kentucky
Woodworkers --Kentucky
Woodworking industries --Kentucky
Louisville (Ky.)

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], International Woodworkers of America, Local 5-51, L-1973-60, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by the International Woodworkers of America, Southern Regional Office, 1973.

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Dinwiddie, 1974. Encoded Archival Description finding aid created by Laura Starratt, May 2010.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: International Woodworkers of America, District 4 Records. L1973-22


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