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International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Southeast Regional Office records [L1990-18]

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International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Southeast Regional Office records

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International Ladies Garment Workers' Union, Southeastern Regional Office [L1990-18]:

A Guide to Its Records 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

Fall 2014



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2015-03-27T11:54-0400
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
Creator: International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Southeast Region
Title: International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Southeast Regional Office records
Dates: circa 1950s-1970s
Quantity: 5.0 Linear feet (in 4 boxes)
Abstract:The Southeast Region office of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union opened in 1937. Its records, circa 1950s-1970s, contain correspondence, collective bargaining contracts, contract and strike negotiations, agreements, National Labor Relations Board materials, and strike materials. The bulk of the material relates to a strike against Marlene Industries in Westmoreland, Tennessee.
Identification: L1990-18
Location:Off-site storage
Language: English

Scope and Contents of the Records

International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Southeast Regional Office records, circa 1950s-1970s, contain assorted correspondence, collective bargaining contracts, contract and strike negotiations, agreements, National Labor Relations Board materials, and strike materials. Much of the material (bulk 1972-1974) relates to a strike against Marlene Industries in Westmoreland, Tennessee. Also represented are audio tapes, video tapes, photography, and plaques.


Historical Note

Founded in 1900, the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) was one of the largest and most important unions during the height of the American labor movement. The Southeast Region office opened in 1937. In 1995, the ILGWU merged with Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union to form the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE), which after a subsequent merger became UNITE HERE.


Index Terms

International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Marlene Industries Corporation
United States. National Labor Relations Board
Labor unions
Strikes and lockouts--Textile industry
Textile industry
Textile workers
Textile workers--Labor unions
Southern States
Westmoreland (Tenn.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Access to certain materials is restricted. Consult archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], [box number], International Ladies Garment Workers Union, Southeastern Regional Office records, L1990-18, Southern Labor Archives, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by International Ladies Garment Workers Union, 1990.

Processing Information

This collection has not been organized into series. The box level inventory was created using minimum standards processing techniques. Processed by John Thompson and Christy Atkins, Spring 2014. Electronic finding aid created by John Thompson, Fall 2014. Edited by William W. Hardesty, March 2015.


Related Material

Related Materials in This Repository
International Ladies Garment Workers Union, Southeast Regional Office records, 1945-1978, L1980-18, Southern Labor Archives
International Ladies Garment Workers Union, Southeast Regional Office records, circa 1950s-1990s, L1996-14, Southern Labor Archives
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union contracts collection, 1955-1969, L-contracts_ILGWU, Southern Labor Archives

Related Materials in Other Repositories
ILGWU. Southeast Region records, 1937-1988, 5780/058, Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
ILGWU. Southeast Region audio recordings, 1975-1979, 5780/058AV, Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


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