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North Carolina State AFL-CIO:

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
Fax: 404-413-2881

June 2005

Profile Description

Creation: Created by Trish Raque Bogdan from HTML source, June 2005.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections Department
Creator: North Carolina State AFL-CIO.
Title: North Carolina State AFL-CIO records
Dates: 1945-1981; undated
Quantity: 94 linear feet manuscript material; 18 linear feet printed material; 1,560 other manuscript items; 98 artifacts; 2 phonodiscs; 1 sound film; 23 audiocassettes; 22 reel-to-reel audiotapes; 1014 slides and 409 print images
Identification: L1981-20

Organization Note

Scope and Content of the Records

The collection consists of records of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO and its predecessor, the North Carolina State Federation of Labor from 1945; 1949-1981. It includes administrative files (1945; 1950-1981) consisting of correspondence, financial records, and files pertaining to the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, the AFL-CIO's Industrial Union Department, Public Employee Department, and Committee on Political Education. The collection also contains material regarding the North Carolina gubernatorial campaign of Wilbur Hobby, president of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO. Correspondents include William M. Barbee, E.A. Britt, and Christopher Scott. The name files (1957-1981) contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and printed materials relating to national, state, and local elected officials; civil rights; and labor activists. The subject files (1949-1981) include correspondence, newspaper clippings, and reports pertaining to the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Carolina Skills Advancement Center, the J.P. Stevens Company, the Equal Rights Amendment, voter registration, tax reform, the textile industry, and public employees. The collection also contains audio cassettes, reel to reel tapes, photographs, and slides.

Historical Note

The North Carolina State Federation of Labor was organized in 1907 and held annual conventions until 1957. The North Carolina State AFL-CIO was then organized in 1958.

North Carolina State AFL-CIO Presidents, 1938-1981

1938-1955Charles A. Fink, President of the North Carolina State Federation of Labor
1952-1955William M. Barbee, President of the North Carolina (AFL)
1955-1969William M. Barbee, President of the North Carolina State Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO)
1969-1981Wilbur Hobby, President of the North Carolina State Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO)

Wilbur Hobby had served as President of the Durham (North Carolina) Central Labor Union, 1955 - 1958; Editor of the Durham Labor Journal, 1955-1958; and Area Director of AFL-CIO COPE (Committee on Political Education), 1959-1969.

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.

Barbee, William M.
Britt, E. A.
Hobby, Wilbur
Scott, Christopher.
AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education
AFL-CIO. Industrial Union Dept.
AFL-CIO. Public Employees Dept.
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union
Carolina Skills Advancement Center
J.P. Stevens Company.
United States. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
Civil rights--United States
Equal rights amendment--United States
Industrial relations--North Carolina
Labor unions and education--North Carolina
Labor unions--North Carolina
Labor unions--North Carolina--Political activity
Voter registration--North Carolina
North Carolina--Politics and government--1951-


Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

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


[item], [folder title], [series title], North Carolina State Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO records, L1981-20, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by E.A. Britt on November 11, 1981 and March 18, 1982.

Processing Information

Processed by Anne L. Tilden, Charles Minihan, Rob Page, Robert Dinwiddie, Peter Roberts (May 1990); Jae Kim, Trish Raque Bogdan (June 2005). EAD finding aid created by Trish Raque Bogdan, June 2005; revised by William Hardesty, December 2005.

Related Material

Related material in this repository: Asheville North Carolina Central Labor Union Records, 1948-1975 (L1975-42).

AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education, Area 3 Records, 1970-1979 (L1982-41).

Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, a large body of printed items such as periodicals, constitutions and by-laws, contracts, pamphlets, and proceedings, as well as non-print items such as photographs, audio recordings, and artifacts, were separated to other Southern Labor Archives collections. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.

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