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International Woodworkers of America, District 4:

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

May 2001



Profile Description

Creation: Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, May 2001.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University, University Library, Special Collections and Archives
Creator: International Woodworkers of America. District 4.
Title: International Woodworkers of America, District 4 Records
Dates: 1943-1959
Quantity: 50 linear feet
Abstract:The International Woodworkers of America, Southern Region headquarters was located in Atlanta, Georgia, until 1958, when it was relocated to Memphis, Tennessee. The collection consists of correspondence, financial and legal documents, weekly work reports, minutes, notes and proposals of contract negotiations, photographs and printed materials. There are also materials related to Local 5-51 of Louisville, Kentucky.
Identification: L1973-22
LanguageEnglish.

Arrangement and Organization of the Records

I: Organizers' Weekly Reports, Correspondence and Expense Vouchers, 1948-1959
II: Local Unions, 1948-1959
III: Company Files, 1946-1959
IV: Financial Documents, 1947-1959
V: General Files, 1948-1959
VI: International Woodworkers of America, Local 5-51 (Louisville, Kentucky) records, 1951-1968
The records of District 4 arrived at the Southern Labor Archives in thirty-one shipping boxes. During processing they were grouped into the four principal categories maintained by the District 4 office: Organizers' reports, Local unions, Company files, and General files. Such a quantity of financial records and agreements were present throughout the records, and because those materials are so frequently consulted as a body, it was decided to segregate them into categories unto themselves.

Scope and Content of the Records

The collection consists of correspondence, financial and legal documents, weekly work reports, minutes, notes and proposals of contract negotiations, photographs and printed materials. There are also materials related to Local 5-51 of Louisville, Kentucky. The Records, 1943-1959, of District 4, International Woodworkers of America are composed of correspondence, financial and legal documents, weekly work reports, minutes, notes and proposals of contract negotiations, printed material and photographs. The correspondence concerns the financial situations of the locals, strikes and lockouts, representatives from the international office working with local unions, closing of plants, dissolution and re-chartering of locals, arbitration of grievances and collective bargaining procedures. Among the discussants are IWA international, district and local officers, IWA and CIO organizers, company officials and their attorneys, NLRB representatives, the War Labor Board, the U.S. Conciliation Service, state labor councils and government agencies. The financial documents illuminate the fiscal affairs of District 4 and some of its subordinate bodies. The weekly work reports submitted by organizers in the field provide a day-by-day account of their activities.


Organizational History

The International Woodworkers of America, Southern Region headquarters was located in Atlanta, Georgia, until 1958, when it was relocated to Memphis, 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.

International Woodworkers of America--District 4--Archives.
International Woodworkers of America--Local 5-51 (Louisville, Ky.). Archives.
Woodworkers--Labor unions--Southern states.
Labor unions--Organizing.
Labor unions--Organizing--Southern States.
Strikes and lockouts--Woodworking industries--Southern States.
Woodworkers--Southern States.
Woodworking industries--Southern States.
Southern States--Labor--Trade-unions.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

Citation

[item], [folder title], [series title], International Woodworkers of America, District 4 Records, L1973-22, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by International Woodworkers of America, District, March 13, 1973.

Processing

Inventoried by Robert Dinwiddie, December 10, 1973. EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services, May 2001; revised by William Hardesty, October 2005.


Separated Material

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


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