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Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, Southeastern Region:

A Guide to Its Records 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

June 2001



Profile Description

Creation: Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, June 2001.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, Southeastern Region.
TitleRetail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, Southeastern Region records
Dates: 1940-1968
Dates: bulk 1956-1964
Quantity: 3.5 linear feet
Abstract:The collection consists of records of the Southeastern Region of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (formed 1954) and its predecessor, the United Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Employees of America, from 1940-1968. Contains primarily company files which include cases brought before the National Labor Relations Board dealing mainly with elections and unfair labor practice charges. Also includes correspondence (1940-1967), minutes (1959-1961), financial documents (1951-1961), printed material (1941-1964), and general files (1946-1966).
Identification: L1974-18
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1940-1968, of the Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union, Southeastern Region are composed of correspondence, financial documents and company files which include cases brought before the NLRB. Notable cases are the elections and unfair labor practice charges at Caldwell Packaging Company, 1958-1959; Avon Products, Inc., 1963; the Auto Dealers, 1963-1964; General Seat & Back Manufacturing Company, 1956 and Southeastern Mills, Inc., 1958-1959. The material, principally centered around Georgia affairs, bulks in the 1956-1964 period.


Historical Note

The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union was formed in 1954, from the United Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Employees of America (1940-1954).


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Inspection of pictures throughout the collection. Oversize material stored offsite; allow 24 hours for retrieval.

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], [series title], Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, Southeastern Region Records, L1974-18, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. Local 315 (Atlanta, Ga.) Records, L1972-58, Southern Labor Archives. Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, Local 15-A (Charleston, S.C.) Records, 1945-1973, L1974-31, Southern Labor Archives.


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, records, printed material, photographs, and an artifact were separated to other Southern Labor Archives collections. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.


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