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Carey E. Haigler:

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
Fax: 404-413-2881

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: Haigler, Carey, 1902-
Title: Carey E. Haigler papers
Dates: 1905; 1933-1970
Quantity: 1 linear foot
Abstract:Carey Haigler (1902- ) was a labor union official with the AFL-CIO. His papers, 1905, 1933-1970, include correspondence, minutes, and printed material relating to the Alabama Iron and Steel Council (1905, 1933-1935); correspondence, financial documents, minutes, speeches, reports, and printed material documenting the Alabama CIO (1942-1956); and correspondence, financial documents, diaries, work reports, speeches, broadcast scripts, and printed material relating to Region 8 of the AFL-CIO (1956-1970). The collection also contains photographs, memorials, news clippings, and pamphlets on political, social, and labor issues.
Identification: L1977-33

Scope and Content of the Papers

The Papers, 1905, 1933-1970, of Carey Haigler consist of correspondence, minutes, financial statements, diaries, periodic work reports, written speeches, newsclippings, photographs, and various printed items. The Papers illuminate three distinct segments of Haigler's trade union career: As an officer, 1933-1935, of the Alabama Iron & Steel Council and of Local 1131, Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, & Tin Workers (Birmingham); as Director, 1942-1956, of the Alabama Region, Congress of Industrial Organizations (C.I.O.); and as Director, 1956-1964, of AFL-CIO Region 5 (the Carolinas) and Assistant Director, 1964-1967, of AFL-CIO Region 8 (Carolinas & Tennessee). Principal subjects include organizing in the industrial city of Gadsden, Alabama, the disaffiliation of the United Mine Workers from the C.I.O., and factional disputes in the C.I.O. and the Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers.

Chronology of the Career of Carey E. Haigler

1933-1935:AAISTW, Local 1131, Alabama Iron and Steel Council;
1942:Field Representative, USA;
1942-1944:Asst. Regional Director, CIO Alabama and Secy-Treas., Alabama I.U.C.'
1944-1953:Regional Director, CIO Alabama and President, Alabama I.U.C. (to 1949);
1953-1955:Field Asst to Executive Vice Pres., CIO;
1955-1956:Director, CIO Region 8 (Illinois & Iowa);
1956-1964:Director, AFL-CIO, Region 5 (North Carolina and South Carolina);
1964-1967:Asst. Director, AFL-CIO Region 8, (North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee)

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.--Region 8.
Alabama Iron and Steel Council.
Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers--Local 1131 (Birmingham, Ala.)
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.).--Alabama Region.
Labor unions--Alabama--Organizing.
Iron and steel workers--Alabama.
Labor unions--Iron and steel workers--Alabama.
Labor unions--Officials and employees.
Labor unions--Alabama--Jurisdictional disputes.
Gadsden (Ala.)--Labor--Trade-unions.


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Unrestricted access. Oversize material 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


[item], [folder title], [series title], Carey E. Haigler Papers, L1977-33, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mrs. Carey E. Haigler, November 17, 1977.

Processing Information

Inventoried by Mattie S. Anderson, March 16, 1978. Clippings removed from oversize folder by Fran Barber, May 8, 1980. EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services, June 2001; revised by William Hardesty, December 2005.

Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Related collections in this repository: American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, Regions 5 and 8 records and United Steel Workers of America, District 35 records. File on Carey Haigler available in Southern Labor Archives Biography Collection.

Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, oversize records, 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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