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United Paperworkers International Union, Local 675 (Covington, Va.) records

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United Paperworkers International Union, Local 675 (Covington, Va.):

A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library

Georgia State University
Georgia State University Library
Special Collections and Archives
100 Decatur St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
404-413-2880
Fax: 404-413-2881
archives@gsu.edu

December 15, 2011



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Crystal Rodgers, December 15, 2011 .
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:United Paperworkers International Union, Local 675 (Covington, Va.)
Title:United Paperworkers International Union, Local 675 (Covington, Va.) records
Dates: 1944-1979
Quantity: 17.25 linear ft. (in 18 boxes)
Abstract:The United Paperworkers International Union, Local 675, documents the daily operations of paperworkers in Covington, Virginia. At one time, it was the largest local of the United Paperworkers of America. The records include administrative files and correspondence of Local 675 officers, minutes, contract agreement and negotiation materials, constitutions and bylaws, job descriptions and wage rate charts, Virginia CIO Council updates, Labor Day celebration materials, photographs, artifacts, and arbitration and grievances.
Identification: L1980-36A
LanguageEnglish.

Arrangement

The collection was processed using minimum-standards processing practices.

Scope and Content of the Records

The United Paperworkers International Union, Local 675 (Covington, Va.) records, 1944-1979 (bulk 1944-1971), document the daily operations of the union prior to and after the 1957 merger of the United Paperworkers of America and the International Brotherhood of Paper Makers.

The records contain primarily the administrative files of Presidents Temple Kessinger and Clarence Farmer, as well as Secretary-Treasurers Al E. Brown, Carl Skoggard, and Harry E. Scott. Correspondence documents the interactions between these elected officials and the national board; the management of West Virginia Pulp and Paper, Westvaco, Star Paper Tube, Weyerhaeuser, and White Paper Bag companies; and the Virginia CIO Council (later the Virginia AFL-CIO).

Box 5 includes folders pertaining to the 1957 merger, the suspension and expulsion of several Local 675 officers after collaborating with the Teamsters and threatening to secede from the international union, and the merger of the Virginia State Federation of Labor and the Virginia State Industrial Union Council.

Primarily previously unfoldered material, the records also contain minutes, contract agreement and negotiation materials, constitutions and bylaws, job descriptions and wage rate charts, Virginia CIO Council updates, Labor Day celebration materials, photographs, artifacts, and arbitration and grievances.


History of United Paperworkers International Union, Local 675

The United Papermakers and Paperworkers was established in 1957 as a result of a merger between the International Brotherhood of Paper Makers and the United Paperworkers of America. In 1972, the United Papermakers and Paperworkers and the International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite, and Paper Mill Workers merged into the United Paperworkers International Union. Local 675 still overlooks the daily operations of paperworkers in Covington, Virginia and at one time, served as the largest local of the United Paperworkers of America.

Local 202 of the Textile Workers Union of America worked closely alongside Local 675, both active in the political action committees (PAC) of the Virginia CIO Council (later the Virginia AFL-CIO). They combined their efforts to fight the likes of such anti-union legislation as the Taft-Hartley Act, enacted in 1947 and still in effect today.


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.

Brown, Al E.
Farmer, Clarence
Grasso, Frank
Scott, Harry E.
Skoggard, Carl
International Brotherhood of Paper Makers
United Papermakers and Paperworkers
United Paperworkers International Union
United Paperworkers International Union. Local 675 (Covington, Va.)
United Paperworkers of America
Virginia CIO Council
West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company
Westvaco Corporation
Labor union locals--Virginia
Labor unions--Officials and employees--Virginia
Paper industry workers--Labor unions--Organizing--United States
Paper industry workers--Labor unions--United States
Paper industry workers--United States
Paper industry workers--United States.
Covington (Va.)
correspondence
minutes
photographs

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Access to materials with personal or sensitive information has been restricted. Please consult with archivist for more information about accessing these records. This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required. 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], United Paperworkers International Union, Local 675 (Covington, Va.) records, L1980-36A, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by United Paperworkers International Union member Ernest Jones in 1980 [L1980-36A, L1980-36B].

Processing Information

Processed by Crystal Rodgers, October 2011-December 2011.


Related Material

Related materials in other repositories: Other paperworkers collections can be found at the following:

Central Upper Peninsula and NMU Archives, Northern Michigan University
Robert E. and Jean R. Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections, Ohio University Libraries

Related materials in this repository:

International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite, and Paper Mill Workers contracts collection, 1957-1969 (L-contracts_PulpSulphite)
United Papermakers and Paperworkers contracts collection, 1958-1972 ( L-contracts_UPP)
United Paperworkers International Union records, 1906-1984 (L1985-05)
United Paperworkers International Union, Local 446 (St. Marys, Ga.) records, 1941-1997 (L2002-06)


Separated Material

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


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