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Asheville Central Labor Union (Asheville, N.C.) records

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Asheville Central Labor Union (Asheville, North Carolina):

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: AFL-CIO. Asheville Central Labor Union (Asheville, N.C.)
Title: Asheville Central Labor Union (Asheville, N.C.) records
Dates: 1917-1921; 1948-1975
Quantity: 4 linear feet
Abstract:The Records, 1917-1921, 1948-1975 of the Asheville North Carolina Central Labor Union bulk in the late 1950's- early 1970's. The material dated 1917-1921 consists of photocopies of a small amount of correspondence and printed material. The records include correspondence, financial documents and incomplete minutes. The bulk of the collection consists of form letters, circulars, and printed material illustrating the role of the Central Labor Union as a clearing house of AFL-CIO information for locals.
Identification: L1975-42
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1917-1921, 1948-1975 of the Asheville North Carolina Central Labor Union bulks in the late 1950's, 1960's, and early 1970's. The material dated 1917-1921 consists of photocopies of a small amount of correspondence and printed material. Almost all of the Central Body's later correspondence (1957-1975) originated with Jervis as President and letters sent to him from AFL-CIO departments, International Unions, and locals under Asheville Central Labor Union's jurisdiction. The collection also includes correspondence of Jervis in his other official roles as well as some personal material. Minutes for the Asheville Central Labor Union and other labor organizations are scattered and incomplete except for those of Plumbers & Fitters Local 487, (1948-1949). Financial documents are more complete and include Asheville Central Labor Union reports, reports of other labor bodies, and a complete run of Asheville Central Labor Union's check books for the years 1953-1964. The bulk of the collection, however, consists of form letters, circulars, and printed material illustrating the role of the Central Labor Union as a clearing house of AFL-CIO information for locals under Asheville's jurisdiction.


Historical Note

John Jervis served as President of the Asheville, North Carolina Central Labor Union from 1957 through 1975 except for the years 1965-1968. During that time he acted as an International Representative for the Furniture Workers. Ray Stepp replaced him as the Asheville Central Labor Union's President. In 1975 John Lewis assumed the position of President.

Jervis also served the North Carolina labor movement in the role of Business Agent for Meat Cutters Local 525 from 1969 through 1975.


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.

Jervis, John E., 1909-
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitting Industry. Local 487 (Asheville, N.C.)
Industrial relations--North Carolina.
Labor unions--North Carolina.
Labor unions--Plumbers--North Carolina.
Plumbers--North Carolina.
Asheville (N.C.)--Labor--Trade-unions.
North Carolina--Labor--Trade-unions.
Minutes.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. Oversize materials 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], Asheville Central Labor Union (Asheville, N.C.) Records, L1975-42, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Gift of John E. Jervis, December 1, 1975.

Processing Information

Inventoried by Paul A. Cimbala, August 22, 1977. EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services, June 2001; revised by William Hardesty, December 2005.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: John E. Jervis papers, L1974-44, Southern Labor Archives; Asheville Labor Temple (Asheville, N.C.) records, L1976-26, Southern Labor Archives.


Separated Material

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


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