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Chattanooga Area Labor Council:

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. Chattanooga Area Labor Council.
Title: Chattanooga Area Labor Council records
Dates: 1925-1972 (bulk 1941-1972)
Quantity: 6 linear feet
Abstract:Chattanooga Area Labor Council Records includes correspondence, minutes, financial documents, legal papers, and printed materials, relating to the council, the merger of Chattanooga Industrial Union Council into it, politics, union elections, abolition of the poll tax, desegregation of public schools, Taft-Hartley Act, Tennessee laws concerning open and closed shops, Chattanooga Voters' Union, revision of the Tennessee State Constitution, and political education. Correspondents include Ross Bass, Gordon Browning, James Beriah Frazier, George Logan Googe, Estes Kefauver, Kenneth Douglas McKellar, George Meany, P.R. Olgiati, and Stanton E. Smith.
Identification: L1977-14
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1925, 1936, 1941-1972, of the Chattanooga Area Labor Council (CALC), comprise correspondence, minutes, financial statements, legal documents, membership data, contract negotiations, and printed items. The correspondence bulks after 1941 and includes labor leaders William Green, George Meany, and George Googe; many labor organizations; and prominent Tennessee politicians Estes Kefauver, Kenneth McKellar, Ross Bass, Gordon Browning, James B. Frazier, and P. R. Olgiati. The primary correspondent for the CALC is Stanton Smith, who served as Secretary-Treasurer from 1941 to 1956. Correspondence and minutes relate to local, state, and national elections; merger with the Chattanooga Industrial Union Council; abolition of the poll tax; Social Security; desegregation of public schools; the Taft-Hartley Act; the Tennessee Open Shop Law; the revision of the Tennessee Constitution; political education efforts; settlement of jurisdictional disputes among unions affiliated with the CALC; the Chattanooga Voters' Union; and civic interests in the Chattanooga area, such as adult and vocational education, the Community Chest, the Health Council, property tax reform, public housing, and rent control.


Historical Note

Chattanooga Central Labor Union, AFL, -1956; Chattanooga Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO, following merger with Chattanooga Industrial Union Council, CIO, in 1956.


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.

McKellar, Kenneth Douglas, 1869-1957--Correspondence.
Bass, Ross, 1918- --Correspondence.
Browning, Gordon, 1889- --Correspondence.
Frazier, James Beriah, 1890-1978--Correspondence.
Googe, George Logan, 1900-1961--Correspondence.
Kefauver, Estes, 1903-1963--Correspondence.
Meany, George, 1894- --Correspondence.
Olgiati, P. R. (Peter R.)--Correspondence.
Smith, Stanton E. (Stanton Everett), 1905- --Correspondence.
Chattanooga Industrial Labor Council.
Chattanooga Voters' Union.
United States. Labor Management Relations Act, 1947.
Constitutional law.
Industrial relations--Tennessee.
Labor unions--Tennessee.
Poll tax--Tennessee.
Public schools--Tennessee.
Industrial relations--United States.
Labor laws and legislation--Tennessee.
Labor laws and legislation--United States.
Labor unions--Elections.
Labor unions--Political activity.
Open and closed shop--Law and legislation--Tennessee.
School integration--Tennessee.
Schools--Tennessee.
Voting--Tennessee.
Tennessee--Education--Public schools.
Chattanooga (Tenn.)--Education--Public schools.
Chattanooga (Tenn.)--Labor--Trade-unions.
Chattanooga (Tenn.)--Politics and government.
Tennessee--Constitutional law.
Tennessee--Labor--Trade-unions.
Tennessee--Politics and government.

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], Chattanooga Area Labor Council Records, L1977-14, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Stanton E. Smith, 1977.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Stanton E. Smith Papers, L1976-30, Southern Labor Archives.


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