A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University
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Georgia State University Library,
Special Collections and Archives,
of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. District 4.
International Association of
Machinists, District 4 Records
The collection consists of records of
District 4 (Southeast) of the International Association of Machinists (IAM),
and its successor the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace
Workers from 1901-1974. The records include correspondence (1928-1974), printed
material (1933-1974), grievance claims (1944-1974), legal documents
(1948-1973), financial documents (1939-1940; 1951-1974), minutes (1901-1905;
1939-1966; 1973), and contract negotiations. The correspondence is mainly of
various district officers, the Machinists Non-Partisan Political League, the
Railway Employers Dept. of the AFL-CIO, and various railroads which the union
held contracts with including the Atlantic Coast Line, the Central of Georgia
Railway, the Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio Railroad, and the Southern Railway
Scope and Contents of the Records
The Records, 1901-1974 of District 4 (Southeastern), International
Association of Machinists, consist of correspondence, legal documents, minutes,
financial documents, grievance cases, data prepared for contract negotiations,
and various printed items. The primary correspondents for District 4 are its
two General Chairmen, George R. Beauchamp and Roy H. Meeks, both of whom
assumed office in the mid-1950's. Other correspondents include J. J. Bridges,
Chairman of the Central of Georgia Railway Lodge 8 (Atlanta) of the IAM, and
Michael Fox, President of the AFL-CIO's Railway Employees Department. Most of
the remainder of the correspondence is between District 4 and the various
railroad systems with which it had contracts: Atlantic; Central of Georgia;
Gulf, Mobile and Ohio; and the Southern. The outstanding concerns illustrated
in the Records are seniority matters, lay-offs, unemployment, and disagreements
over craft jurisdiction lines, particularly with the Electrical Workers. The
Records also reflect the participation of District 4 in the Railway Employees
Department of the AFL-CIO and the Machinists Non-Partisan Political League.
The United Machinists and Mechanical Engineers of America was founded
in 1888. In 1889, the name was changed to National Association of Machinists.
Two years later, it became known as the International Association of Machinists
and in 1965, this was changed to the International Association of Machinists
and Aerospace Workers.
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.
Atlantic Coast Line
Central of Georgia
Gulf, Mobile and Ohio
bargaining--Machinery industry--Southern States.
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted access. Oversize material stored offsite; allow 24 hours
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.
[item], [folder title], [series title], International Association of
Machinists, District 4 Records, L1977-15, Archives of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Special
Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.
Donated by International Association of Machinists, District 4
(courtesy Richard Westbrook), July 19, 1977.
Inventoried by Alice Gernazian, March 10, 1978. EAD finding aid
created by Apex Data Services, May 2001; revised by William Hardesty, December
Related materials in this repository: See the Southern Labor
Archives' International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers website.
Separated material: During processing,
oversize records, photographs, and printed material were separated to other
Southern Labor Archives collections. See List of Separated Material following
Detailed Description of the Collection.