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David Williams:

A Guide to His Collection 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 21, 2010



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Laura Starratt, May 21, 2010.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:Williams, David
Title:David Williams Collection
Dates: 1918
Quantity: 0.1 linear ft. (in 1 box)
Abstract:The collection of David Williams contains correspondence and minutes between the Georgia Railway and Power Company and a committee representing the company's employees as well as agreements between the company and the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America, Local 732 and other documents including newsclippings, memoranda, bulletins and President Wilson's proclamation creating the National War Labor Board.
Identification: L1977-02
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Collection

The David Williams Collection, 1918, comprises correspondence between, and minutes of meetings between the Georgia Railway and Power Company and a committee representing some of the company's employees, usually in the person of H. O. Teat. Preston S. Arkwright was president of the Georgia Railway and Electric Company. The collection also includes agreements between the company and Local 732 of the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America, newsclippings, memoranda of conversations, bulletins of the American Electrical Railway Association and President Wilson's proclamation creating the National War Labor Board.


History of the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America

The Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees (later known as the the Amalgamated Transit Union) was founded in 1892 and is the largest labor organization representing transit workers in the United States and Canada, with over 180,000 members in 270 local unions spread across 46 states and nine provinces. The ATU consists of bus, van, subway, and light rail operators, clerks, baggage handlers and maintenance employees in urban transit, over-the-road and school bus industries, as well as emergency medical service personnel, ambulance operators, clerical personnel, and municipal workers.


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.

Arkwright, Preston S. (Preston Stanley), 1871-1947
Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America. Local 732 (Atlanta, Ga.)
Georgia Railway and Power Company
United States. National War Labor Board (1918-1919)
Labor unions--Georgia--Local unions.
Labor unions--Recognition
Railroads--Employees--Labor unions--United State
Atlanta (Ga.)

Restrictions

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

Citation

[item], David Williams Collection, L1977-02, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by David Williams, 1978.

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Dinwiddie, 1978. Encoded Archival Description finding aid created by Laura Starratt, May 2010.


Related Material

Related materials in other repositories: Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America. Certificate of Membership, 1918 at Cornell University.

Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America Records, 1889-1959 at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Related materials in this repository: Amalgamated Transit Union Division 732 (Atlanta, Ga.) Division 732 (Atlanta, Ga.) Records 1919-1981, L1982-02 [ finding aid available electronically]


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