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Augusta Federation of Trades (Augusta, Georgia):

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

March 2006



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 1.0 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by William Hardesty from HTML source, March 2006.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:AFL-CIO. Augusta Federation of Trades (Augusta, Ga.)
Title:Augusta Federation of Trades records
Dates: 1943-1974
Quantity: .6 linear ft. (in 2 boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of the records of the Augusta Federation of Trade (AFT) from 1958-1974 and its predecessor, the Augusta Central Labor Union (ACLU), from 1943-1957. Includes minutes of the ACLU (1943-1957) outlining concerns of the organization, efforts to protect a local labor newspaper from advertising encroachment, and support for the Augusta bus drivers strike (1953-1955). Also contains minutes of the AFT (1965-1969), correspondence (1965-1974), financial documents (1963-1974), and membership data (1963-1974). Materials document the AFT’s concern with rebuilding membership, re-establishing a labor newspaper, and taking advantage of renewed interest in union membership. Also includes printed material including constitutions of both the ACLU and the AFT.
Identification: L1977-21
LanguageEnglish.

Organization of the Records

Series I: CorrespondenceSeries II: MinutesSeries III: Financial DocumentsSeries IV: Membership Data

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1943-1974, of the Augusta Federation of Trades consist of correspondence, minutes, financial documents, membership data, and printed items of the AFT, 1963-1974, as well as minutes of its predecessor, the Augusta Central Labor Union, 1943-1957. The minutes of the Augusta Central Labor Union outline the routine and exceptional concerns of the organization, including efforts to protect a local labor newspaper from advertising encroachment, 1949-1952, and to support striking Augusta bus drivers, 1953-1955. Major concerns of the Augusta Federation of Trades during the period 1963-1970, were rebuilding the membership, re-establishing a labor paper, and taking advantage of renewed interest in union membership. General AFT correspondence from 1974 and printed material including constitutions of the Augusta Central Labor Union and the Augusta Federation of Trades complete the collection.


Historical Note

The Augusta Federation of Trades was established in 1959, having previously been called the Augusta Central Labor Union. The Federation is the central body for AFL-CIO affiliated locals in the Augusta, Georgia area


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.

Augusta Central Labor Union (Augusta, Ga.)
Bus drivers--Georgia.
Industrial relations--Georgia.
Labor unions and mass media--Georgia.
Labor unions--Bus drivers--Georgia--Augusta.
Labor unions--Organizing--Georgia--Augusta.
Strikes and lockouts--Bus drivers--Georgia--Augusta.
Augusta (Ga.)--Labor--Trade-unions.
Georgia--Labor--Trade-unions.
Minutes.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. Oversize records 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], Augusta Federation of Trades Records, L1977-21, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Augusta Federation of Trades, September 26, 1977.

Processing Information

Inventory by E. H. Carter, January 1978. Revised and EAD finding aid created by William Hardesty, March 2006.


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, oversize records 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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