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United Steelworkers of America, Local 309 (Alcoa, Tenn.) collection

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United Steelworkers of America, Local 309 (Alcoa, Tenn.):

A Guide to the Collection at Georgia State University Library

Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
404-413-2880
archives@gsu.edu

May 2014



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2015-01-16T13:13-0500
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
Creator: United Steelworkers of America. Local 309 (Alcoa, Tenn.)
Title: United Steelworkers of America, Local 309 (Alcoa, Tenn.) collection
Dates: 1971-1983
Quantity: 0.05 Linear feet (in 1 folder)
Abstract:Alcoa, Tennessee was incorporated in 1919 as a company town for the Aluminum Company of America. Workers there first organized an independent union in 1933. United Steelworkers of America, Local 309 (Alcoa, Tenn.) collection, 1971-1983, consists of printed material recounting the history of Alcoa, Tennessee, its aluminum industry, and African American workers in the town.
Identification: L1983-30
Language: English

Scope and Contents of the Collection

United Steelworkers of America, Local 309 (Alcoa, Tenn.) collection, 1971-1983, consists of printed material recounting the history of Alcoa, Tennessee, its aluminum industry, and African American workers in the town, back to the 1919 founding of the Aluminum Company of America plant there. The collection includes correspondence between Georgia State University archivist Leslie Hough and Jack Morris of USW Local 309 (Alcoa, Tenn.); "History of the Alcoa Aluminum Workers Union" (1971) by Lamar Taylor, one of the local's founders; and the articles "Alcoa, Tennessee; The Early Years, 1919-1939" and "The Black Community in a Company Town; Alcoa, Tennessee, 1919-1939," both written by Russell D. Parker and published by The East Tennessee Historical Society's Publication (No.48, 1976).


Historical Note

Alcoa, Tennessee (formerly North Maryville, in Blount County) was incorporated in 1919 as a company town for the Aluminum Company of America. Aluminum workers there first formed an independent union in 1933, which later affiliated with the Aluminum Workers of America. That union merged with the United Steelworkers of America (USWA) in 1944 and the Alcoa local became USWA Local 309.


Index Terms

Aluminum Workers International Union
African American labor union members
Iron and steel workers
Iron and steel workers--Labor unions
Labor union locals
Labor unions--Organizing
Strikes and lockouts
Alcoa (Tenn.)

Restrictions

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

Citation

[item], United Steelworkers of America, Local 309 (Alcoa, Tenn.) collection, L1983-30. Southern Labor Archives, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Jack Morris, former Education Chairman of United Steelworkers of America, Local 309, 1983.

Processing Information

Processed by Carley Henderson May 2014. Finding aid created May 2014.


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