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Howard "Ty" Cobb:

A Guide to His Papers 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

June 23, 2016



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2017-02-10T13:02-0500

Collection Summary

Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
Creator: Cobb, Howard B.
Title: Howard "Ty" Cobb papers
Dates: 1968-2001 [bulk 1975-1981]
Quantity: 4.2 Linear feet (in 4 boxes)
Abstract:Howard "Ty" Cobb joined PATCO, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization, in 1975 while working as a GS14 Air Traffic Controller at the Atlanta Tower at Hartsfield Airport. He was terminated in the mass firing of striking air traffic controllers by the Reagan Administration in 1981, which also led to the dissolution of PATCO. Committee files, newsletters, newsclippings, photographs, audio recordings, and artifacts make up the Howard "Ty" Cobb papers, 1968-2001 (Bulk 1975-1984).
Identification: L2015-32
Language: English

Scope and Contents of the Papers

Committee files, newsletters, newsclippings, photographs, audio recordings, and artifacts make up the Howard "Ty" Cobb papers, 1968-2001 (bulk 1975-1984). Committee files document Ty Cobb's work in PATCO Safety and Headquarters Committees. Photographs depict picketing at the FAA's South Regional Headquarters. Newsclippings and editorial cartoons show public opinion about PATCO members, the FAA, and the Reagan Administration. Newsletters come from several organizations that include PATCO and its successor organizations, PATCO Lives and USATCO. Artifacts include Ty Cobb's Picketing vest, PATCO member hats, and a poster from the 1981 PATCO Convention in New Orleans. Includes audio recording from a speech given at the convention in Minneapolis in 1975 by Hubert Humphrey.


Biographical Note about Howard "Ty" Cobb

Howard "Ty" Cobb joined PATCO, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization, in 1975 while working as a GS14 Air Traffic Controller at the Atlanta Tower at Hartsfield Airport. He was terminated in the mass firing of striking air traffic controllers by the Reagan Administration in 1981, which also led to the dissolution of PATCO. His committee work for PATCO included the management of PATCO itself in the assigned Headquarters Committee, a focus on air safety on the national and regional levels, and organizing the National Safety Meeting. After his termination from the FAA and PATCO's decertification, he worked as the owner of package store, but continued to attend PATCO reunions, receive newsletters from USATCO and PATCO Lives, successor organizations, and collecting newsclippings from supporters and detractors of the PATCO strike.


Index Terms

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

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], [folder title], Howard "Ty" Cobb papers, L2015-32, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Howard "Ty" Cobb, November 13, 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Alec Hawthorne, June 23, 2016. Electronic Finding Aid created by Alec Hawthorne, June 23, 2016.


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