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Service Employees International Union, Southern Region:

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

March 25, 2011



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Harold Victor Hansen, Jr., March 25, 2011.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:Service Employees International Union, Southern Region
Title:Service Employees International Union, Southern Region, records
Dates: 1951-1974
Quantity: 14.25 linear ft. (in 34 boxes)
Abstract:The guide to this collection has been created from one of the Southern Labor Archives’ legacy finding aids, which has not been updated since the time of processing.
Identification: L1974-45
LanguageEnglish.

Organization of the Records

Organized into four series:
Series I. Service Employees International Union, Southern Region [L1974-45], 1951-1974
Series II. Service Employees International Union, Southern Region [L1975-05], 1961-1974
Series III. Service Employees International Union, Southern Region [L1975-26], 1952-1975
Series IV. Service Employees International Union, Southern Region [L1976-03], 1969-1972

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records of the Service Employees International Union, 1951-1974, contains multiple accessions: L1974-45, L1975-05, L1976-03, and L1975-26. Each accession has its own series complete with scope and content notes.


History of Service Employees

In 1921, the Building Service Employees International Union (BSEIU) was chartered by the American Federation of Labor. its first members were janitors, elevator operators, and window washers. Membership increased significantly with a 1934 strike in New York City's Garment District. Growth from organizing new members, and affiliating with other unions, and mergers with other unions resulted in a membership working in industries well beyond BSEIU's initial boundaries. In 1968, the Union name was officially changed to Service Employees International Union. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) represents health care workers, government workers, and property services workers (food, janitorial and security services). In the 1980s it absorbed the International Jewelry Workers Union, the Drug, Hospital, and Health Care Employees Union (Local 1199), and the Health and Human Services Workers.

Please see the SEIU website for more information.


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.

Beardsley, Henry
Collier, John
Cox, Val
Cranford, Hubert
Crayton, Clarence
Donahue, Thomas
Fairchild, George
Gates, Jimmy
Groeteke, C.T.
Lewis, Herman
Mitchell, Albert
Moats, Eugene
Smith, Will
Sullivan, David
Weinlein, Tony
AFL-CIO
Service Employees International Union
Service Employees International Union. Local 554 (Atlanta, Ga.)
United States. National Labor Relations Board.
Collective labor agreements--Service industries
Labor unions--Southern States.
Labor unions--Organizing.
Service industries workers --Georgia.

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], Service Employees International Union, Southern Region, records, L1974-45, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated By Val Cox, SEIU Southern Region Representative, Val Cox, in 1974 [L1974-45], 1975 [L1975-05, L1975-26], and 1976 [L1976-03].

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Gernazian, 1976-1977.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Service Employees International Union: A Guide to the SEIU Contracts Collection at Georgia State University Library

Service Employees International Union, Local 579 (Charleston, S.C.):

Service Employees International Union, Southern Region:


Separated Material

Separated material: See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.


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