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United Textile Workers of America, Southern Region, Area A:

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

May 2001



Profile Description

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

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University, University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: United Textile Workers of America, Southern Region. Area A
TitleUnited Textile Workers of America, Southern Region, Area A Records
Dates: 1956-1972
Quantity: 12.75 linear feet
Abstract:The collection consists of the records of the United Textile Workers of America, Southern Region, Area A from 1956-1975. Correspondence (1957-1972) comprises the bulk of the collection. The company files (1957-1967) contain NLRB case material, minutes of negotiation meetings, contract proposals, and financial statements. The collection also includes activity reports, printed material, financial documents, and photographs.
Identification: L1974-11
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1956-1972, of the Southern Region, Area A, United Textile Workers of America, comprise correspondence, activity reports, financial statements, legal documents, arbitration and National Labor Relations Board cases, contract proposals, photographs, and pamphlets. The considerable correspondence and memoranda of UTWA President George Baldanzi and Secretary Frances Schaufenbil, and Southern Co-Directors Everett Dean and Roy Whitmire, communicate the union's concern with: the condition of the textile industry; interpretations of the Taft-Hartley, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Fair Employment Practices legislation; current N.L.R.B. decisions; jurisdiction claims; determination of bargaining units; lobbying; textile imports and tariffs; suspension and reinstatement of the UTWA by the AFL-CIO, 1957; Labor-Management Reporting & Disclosure Act, 1959; merger discussions with the Textile Workers Union of America; UTWA administrative procedures; and many specific organizing situations, mostly in Tennessee and Kentucky. Activity reports of organizers, and files arranged by local union and company provide an extensive report on UTWA operations.


Historical Note

The United Textile Workers of America (UTWA) was chartered in 1901 as an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor (AFL). The UTWA became a founding union of the Congress of Industrial Organization (CIO) in 1937. As part of the CIO, the UTWA was renamed the Textile Workers Organizing Committee (TWOC) then the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA). In 1939, a dissident faction of the TWUA sought for and was allowed to re-affiliate with the AFL under its original name, the United Textile Workers of America


Index Terms

Baldanzi, George, 1907-1972
Dean, Everett.
Schaufenbil, Frances
Whitmire, Roy
AFL-CIO
Textile Workers Union of America
United States. National Labor Relations Board
Labor unions--Southern States--Political activity
Labor unions--Textile workers--Organizing--Kentucky
Labor unions--Textile workers--Organizing--Tennessee
Labor unions--Textile workers--Southern States
Textile industry--Southern States
Textile workers--Southern States
Textile workers--Kentucky
Textile workers--Tennessee
Kentucky--Labor--Trade-unions
Southern States--Labor--Trade-unions
Tennessee--Labor--Trade-unions

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], [series title], United Textile Workers of America, Southern Region, Area A Records, L1974-11, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Everett Dean, March 8, 1975.

Processing Information

Inventoried by Robert Dinwiddie, May 11, 1978. EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services, May 2001; revised by William Hardesty, November 2005.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: United Textile Workers of America Records, L1973-54, Southern Labor Archives. United Textile Workers of America, Southern Region, Area B Records, L1977-39, Southern Labor Archives.


Separated Material

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


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