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Thomas Pesnicak:

A Guide to His PATCO 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

October 11, 2011



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Crystal Rodgers, October 11, 2011.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:Pesnicak, Thomas
Title:Thomas Pesnicak PATCO collection
Dates: 1975-1983
Quantity: .5 linear ft. (in 1 box)
Abstract:Thomas Pesnicak was a member of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) and served as president of Local 204 in Leesburg, Virginia. In August of 1981, Pesnicak was fired alongside approximately 11,000 other PATCO members for participating in an illegal strike against the federal government. The Thomas Pesnicak Papers consist primarily of photographs, artifacts, and one periodical.
Identification: L2011-11
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Collection

The Thomas Pesnicak PATCO Collection, 1975-1983, consists primarily of photographs and artifacts. Photographs include images of Local 204 strikers, Baltimore strikers, Pesnicak and other PATCO members at the 1981 Convention in New Orleans, and members at the PATCO 1983 reunion. Artifacts include strike buttons, a keychain, and patch. Also included is an issue of the PATCO Journal, Volume 1, Number 1, 1975 with an article written by Pesnicak on page 35.


Biography of Thomas Pesnicak

Thomas Pesnicak was a member of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) and served as president of Local 204 in Leesburg, Virginia. In August of 1981, Pesnicak was fired alongside approximately 11,000 other PATCO members for participating in an illegal strike against the federal government.


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.

Pesnicak, Thomas
Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (Washington, D.C.)
Air Traffic Controllers' Strike, U.S., 1981
Air traffic controllers--United States
Strikes and lockouts--Air traffic control--United States
Leesburg (Va.)

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], [folder title], Thomas Pesnicak PATCO Collection, L2011-11, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Thomas Pesnicak, 2011 [L2011-11].

Processing Information

Processed by Crystal Rodgers, October 2011.


Related Material

Related materials in other repositories: The Texas Labor Archives at the University of Texas at Arlington holds many collections related to the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization. Below is a sampling of these collections; please contact the Texas Labor Archives to find out more about these and other collections.

PATCO Records for the Southwest Region

Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization Records, Local 332, Kansas City, Missouri

Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization Records, Local 601, Anchorage, Alaska

George Brandon Papers

Arthur B. Shostak Collection

James D. Wright Papers

Related materials in this repository: The Southern Labor Archives contains the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization records, 1957-1985 [L1986-45] as well as the Chet Kisling Papers, 1978-1996 (bulk 1981-1982) [L2005-17]; the Arch Bailey Papers, 1975-2002 (bulk 1993-1996) [L2011-10]; the Ron Elliott PATCO Collection,1978-1995 (bulk 1980-1982) [L2011-02]; and the Randy Razook PATCO Collection, 1977-1987 (bulk 1980-1981) [L2011-06].


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