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D. Bruce Shine

A Guide to his Collection at Georgia State University Library

Georgia State University
Georgia State University Library
Special Collections and Archives
100 Decatur St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
Fax: 404-413-2881

April 20, 2011

Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Harold Victor Hansen, Jr., April 20, 2011.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Shine, D. Bruce
Title:D. Bruce Shine collection
Dates: 1928-1996
Quantity: 11 linear ft. (in 26 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: L1983-17

Organization of the Collection

Organized into two series:
Series I. Personal Papers
Series II. Political Papers

Scope and Content of the Collection

The collection, 1928-1982, of Attorney D. Brucs Shine consist of legal case files and personal files. The legal cases are aranged into two subseries: labor-related and others. The laor-related files are composed chiefly of cases involving local unions of the United Textile Workers of America. Other unions represented include the International Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Bakery Workers, Carpenters, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, International Association of Fire Fighters, International Typographical Union, Retail Clerks International Association, American Federation of Teachers, and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. Other cases include such issues as segregation in Tennessee's colleges and universities, reapportonment and disputed elections in Hancock and Hawkins counties, and activities in the Tennessee Arts Commission.

The personal files contain correspondence, speeches, and articles written by Shine. These papers pertain to Shine's unsuccessful bids to obtain the Democratic nomination for a Senate seat from tennessee in 1976 and 1978; Shine's organization of a corporation in 1972 to purchase The Brussels Times, an English-language weekly newspaper in Belgium; his involvement with the newly-formed Anglican Catholic Diocese of Mid-Atlantic States; and numerous political and social affiliations. Also included in this series are documents compiled by Shine while serving on the Tennessee Commission on Aging pertaining to nursing home reform, malnutriton, and other issues of concern to the elderly.

Biography of D. Bruce Shine

D. Bruce Shine is an attorney in Kingsport, Tennessee. He has specialized in labor law and served as the General Council for the United Textile Workers of America. He has been active in the Democratic Party at the local, state, and national level, served on committees affiliated with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and at one time was chairman of the board of trustees of The Brussels Times, and English-language newspaper in Belgium.

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.

Shine, D. Bruce
United Textile Workers of America
Arbitration, Industrial--Southern States.
Industrial relations.


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


[item], [folder title], [series title], D. Bruce Shine collection, L1983-17, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

D. Bruce Shine, June 24, 1983 [L1983-17].

Processing Information

Processed by Edgar Ragin, May 14, 1984.

Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, contracts, constitutions, by-laws, pamphlets, periodicals, and photographs were separated to their respective collections in the Southern Labor Archives. See archivist for more information.

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