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Stanton E. Smith:

A Guide to His Papers 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 2001



Profile Description

Creation: Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, May 2001.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Smith, Stanton E. (Stanton Everett), 1905-
Title: Stanton E. Smith Papers
Dates: 1938-1973
Quantity: 4 linear feet
Abstract:Stanton E. Smith (born 1905) was a labor leader in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He served as President of the Tennessee Federation of Labor and of the Tennessee State Labor Council. Smith's papers, 1938-1973, are comprised primarily of correspondence and other documents relating to his duties in those organizations, the Chattanooga Central Labor Union, and the Southern Labor School. The papers also include photographs and printed material.
Identification: L1976-30
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Contents of the Papers

The Stanton E. Smith Records, 1938-1973, are comprised primarily of correspondence and other documents relating to Smith's duties in the Tennessee Federation of Labor, Tennessee State Labor Council, Chattanooga Central Labor Union, and the Southern Labor School. In addition, there are numerous photographs of Smith and other Southern Labor School members and members of the Tennessee AFL-CIO Executive Committee plus newspapers, pamphlets and other printed material. Included in the collection is Smith's correspondence with political and union leaders such as Estes Kefauver, Frank Clement, William Green, Charles M. Houk, and James L. McDevitt. Information about various international unions, local Leagues for Political Education, the Tennessee League for Political Education, Tennessee Central Labor Unions, Tennessee COPE, and Tennessee Congressmen is contained in this collection.


Biography of Stanton E. Smith

Stanton E. Smith (August 29, 1905) became a member of the American Federation of Teachers in 1932 and served as president of Local 246 from 1932 through 1939. Smith served as vice-president of the AFT from 1937 to 1946, as Secretary-Treasurer of the Chattanooga Central Labor Union between 1941 and 1956. Smith joined the International Ladies Garment Workers Union in 1942 and served as ILGWU Southeastern Director between 1942 and 1945. Elected President of the Tennessee Federation of Labor in 1949, Smith served until 1956, when he became President of the Tennessee State Labor Council.


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.

Houk, Charles M.--Correspondence.
Clement, Frank Goad--Correspondence.
Green, William, 1872-1952--Correspondence.
Kefauver, Estes, 1903-1963--Correspondence.
McDevitt, James L. (James Lawrence), 1898-1963--Correspondence.
Meany, George, 1894- --Correspondence.
Smith, Stanton E. (Stanton Everett), 1905-
AFL-CIO. Tennessee State Labor Council.
Chattanooga Central Labor Union.
Southern Labor School.
Tennessee Committee on Political Education.
Tennessee Federation of Labor.
Tennessee League for Political Education.
Labor education--Southern States.
Labor unions and education--Southern States.
Labor unions--Political activity.
Labor unions--Tennessee
Chattanooga (Tenn.)--Labor--Trade-unions.
Southern States--Labor--Education.
Tennessee--Labor--Trade-unions.
Tennessee--Politics and government.
Newspapers.
Photographs.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. Oversize material stored offsite; allow 24 hours for retrieval.

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.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], [series title], Stanton E. Smith Papers, L1976-30, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Stanton E. Smith, 1976


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Chattanooga Area Labor Council records, L1977-14, Southern Labor Archives; Mississippi AFL-CIO records, L1986-26, Southern Labor Archives.


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, printed materials and photographs were separated to other Southern Labor Archives collections. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.


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