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Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Local 525 (Asheville, N.C.) Records

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Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Local 525 (Asheville, N.C.):

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 12, 2009



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Traci JoLeigh Drummond, January 12, 2009.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Local 525 (Asheville, N.C.)
Title:Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Local 525 (Asheville, N.C.) Records
Dates: 1957-1975
Quantity: 8 linear ft. (in 18 boxes)
Abstract:The Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Local 525 (Asheville, N.C.) Records, 1957-1975, consist of correspondence, financial reports, minutes, newsclippings, National Labor Relations Board case material, and contracts illuminating the activities of Local 525 in its dealings with numerous companies, primarily in North Carolina.
Identification: L1974-30
LanguageEnglish.

Organization of the Records

Organized into nine series:
Series I. Correspondence
Series II. Minutes
Series III. Financial Documents
Series IV. Organizer's Reports
Series V. Legal Documents
Series VI. Staff Meetings
Series VII. Printed Material
Series VIII. Company Files
Series IX. General Files

Scope and Content of the Records

The Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Local 525 (Asheville, N.C.) Records, 1957-1974, consist of correspondence (1961-1973) with national union officials and among intra-union sections; Executive Board Minutes (1967-1973); financial documents (1962-1973) including statements, receipts, and salary payments; organizer's weekly reports (1968); and legal documents (1972). The bulk of the collection consists of company files (1957-1975) relating to various companies mainly in North Carolina holding union contracts, particularly Holly Farms, Rose Hill Poultry Companies, A & P Tea Company, B & B Poultry Company, Colonial Stores and Webster Foods, Inc. The collection also contains general files documenting the local's relationship with the AFL-CIO, the Asheville Central Labor Union, and the North Carolina Labor Council.


History of Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Local 525 (Asheville, N.C.)

The Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Local 525 (Asheville, N.C.) were affiliated with the Meat, Food, and Allied Workers Union and the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America.. It claimed jurisdiction over both wholesale and retail poultry workers in the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia.


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.

B & B Poultry Company.
Colonial Stores.
Holly Farms.
Rose Hill Poultry Company.
Webster Foods.
AFL-CIO. Asheville Central Labor Council (Asheville, N.C.)
Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company.
North Carolina State AFL-CIO.
Butchers --North Carolina.
Labor unions --North Carolina --Local unions.
Poultry industry --North Carolina --Employees.
Labor unions --Butchers --North Carolina.
Minutes.

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], [series title], Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Local 525 (Asheville, N.C.) Records, L1974-30, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by John Jervis in 1974 (L1974-30) and 1975 (L1975-41).

Processing Information

Processed by R. L. Smith.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository:

Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Local 442 (Atlanta, Ga.) Records


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, photographs, agreements, constitutions and by-laws, pamphlets, periodicals, and proceedings were separated to other collections in the Southern Labor Archives. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.


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