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John E. Jervis:

A Guide to His Papers 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: Jervis, John E. (John Elwood), 1909-
TitleJohn E. Jervis papers
Dates: 1888-1974
Dates: [bulk 1958-1974]
Extent.5 linear feet
Abstract:John Elwood Jervis (1909- ), born in Marshall, North Carolina, was President Asheville Central Labor Union (1950-1976) and member, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 384. The collection, 1888-1974 (bulk 1958-1974), contains minutes (1917-1919, 1961, 1965), legal documents, printed flyers, handbills, photographs, and correspondence relating to the activities of the Asheville Central Labor Union (Asheville, N.C.). Also included in the collection are the original minutes of the founding years (1888-1891) of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 384 (Asheville, N.C.), and records of the North Carolina State Federation of Labor.
Identification: L1974-44
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Records

The collection includes the original minutes of the founding years of Local 384 (Asheville, N.C.) of the Carpenters Union from 1888 to 1891. These minutes detail their campaign to win the 9-hour workday during this period. Also included are the original minutes of the Asheville Central Labor Union from 1917 to 1919 containing several references to Samuel Gompers and the A.F. of L. The bulk of the collection is composed of minutes, legal documents, printed flyers and handbills, photographs and correspondence relating to the activities of the Central Labor Union from 1958 to 1974.


Biographical Note

John Elwood Jervis (1909- ), President Asheville Central Labor Union (1950-1976) and member, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 384, born in Marshall, North Carolina. President, Asheville Central Labor Union 1958(?) - 1974 (?) Member Carpenters' Union, United Textile Workers of America


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

AFL-CIO. Asheville Central Labor Union (Asheville, N.C.)
North Carolina State Federation of Labor.
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Local 384 (Asheville, N.C.)
Carpenters--North Carolina.
Hours of labor--Law and legislation--United States.
Labor leaders--North Carolina.
Labor unions--Officials and employees--North Carolina.
Labor unions--Carpenters--North Carolina.
Asheville (N.C.)--Labor--Trade-unions.
North Carolina--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], John E. Jervis Papers, L1974-44, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Gift of John E. Jervis, November 18, 1974.

Processing Information

Inventoried by Joe C. Nelson, January 22, 1975. EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services, June 2001; revised by William Hardesty, December 2005.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Asheville Central Labor Union (Asheville, N.C.) records, L1975-42, Southern Labor Archives. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 384 (Asheville, N.C.) records, L1976-27, Southern Labor Archives.


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