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Georgia State University Labor Studies Program:

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

August 2014



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2015-07-22T14:30-0400
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
Creator: Georgia State University. Labor Studies Program
Title: Georgia State University Labor Studies Program records
Dates: circa 1983-circa 2013
Quantity: 22.5 Linear feet (in 18 boxes)
Abstract:The Labor Studies Program was established at Georgia State University in 1978 to serve the training and educational needs of working people and their labor organizations in Georgia. Its records, circa 1983-2013, document the administration of the program; courses, lectures, and seminars held under its auspices, including a class for the AFL-CIO's National Labor College; training held for union locals; and the W. J. Usery, Jr., Center for the Workplace, also at Georgia State University. The files were created by Philip Laporte, Assistant Director of the Labor Studies Program from 1983.
Identification: L2013-34
Location:Off-site storage
Language: English

Scope and Contents of the records

Georgia State University Labor Studies Program records, circa 1983-circa 2013, document the administration of the program; courses, lectures, and seminars held under its auspices, including a class for the AFL-CIO's National Labor College; training held for union locals; and the W. J. Usery, Jr., Center for the Workplace, also at Georgia State University. The records consists of documents donated by Assistant Director of the Labor Studies Program at Georgia State University, Philip Laporte. Documents include course materials, research into course creation, course concept and approval forms, syllabi, agendas, strategic plans, and course evaluations. This collection also includes information and student files from National Labor College Course taught at Georgia State University. Companies represented in this collection include Ford, Eastern Airlines, Southern Bell, AT&T, and Saturn. Unions represented include International Association of Teamsters, United Auto Workers, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, and Graphic Communications International. Dates range from 1980’s to the 2000’s.


Historical Note

The Labor Studies Program was established at Georgia State University in 1978 to serve the training and educational needs of working people and their labor organizations in Georgia. Philip Laporte, who earned an M.A. in industrial relations from the University of Minnesota, became Assistant Director of the Labor Studies Program in 1983. At the time of his retirement in 2013, he was director of the program. LaPorte was chairman of the Atlanta Civil Service Board, 1987-1992, and served as a facilitator for the CDC/AFGE Labor Management Partnership Council and as Regional Chair, National Academy of Arbitrators. As a labor arbitrator, he serves on the American Arbitration Association, Federal Mediation Conciliation Service, National Mediation Board, and several permanent panels.


Index Terms

LaPorte, Philip A.
W.J. Usery Center for the Workplace
Labor union locals
Labor unions and education
Labor unions--Study and teaching
Atlanta (Ga.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Access to Box 17 restricted; consult archivist.

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.

Collection stored off-site; please allow 24 hours for retrieval.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], [box number], Georgia State University Labor Studies Program records, L2013-34. Southern Labor Archives, Special Collections Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Philip LaPorte, 2013.

Processing Information

This collection was processed using minimum standards processing and a box level inventory was created. Processed by Carley Henderson May 2014. Finding aid created by Carley Henderson August 2014.


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