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Atlanta Labor Council [accession L1972-12]:

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 Department
Creator: AFL-CIO. Atlanta Labor Council
Title: Atlanta Labor Council records
Dates: 1915-1969
Extent12.5 linear feet
Abstract:The Atlanta Labor Council was formed in 1958 by the merger of the Atlanta Federation of Trades, AFL, and the Atlanta Industrial Union Council, CIO. Its records are composed of office files, financial documents, membership records, minutes, photographs, and printed material of the Atlanta Labor Council and affiliated organizations, 1915-1969 (bulk 1956-1969).
IDL1972-12
LanguageEnglish.

Organization of the Records

Series I: Office Files, 1956-1969
Series II: Minutes, 1956-1967
Series III: Financial Documents, 1915-1969
Series IV: Membership Data, 1963

Scope and Content of the Records

The collection consists of the Atlanta Labor Council records,1915 (1956)-1969, composed of office files, financial documents, membership records, minutes, photographs, and printed material of the Atlanta Labor Council and affiliated organizations. Political campaigns and elections (general elections of 1960 and 1964, congressional elections of 1962 and 1966 and all local elections), politicians (Governor Ellis Arnall, representative James Mackay, Governor Lester Maddox, Sam Massell, Governor Carl Sanders, Representative Charles Weltner), and organized labor’s role in community affairs (Community Chest, Community Council of Atlanta, Red Cross, Salvation Army, United Appeal) are the principal subjects of the extensive office files. Prominent in the political material are the AFL-CIO and the 5th Congressional District Committees on Political Education, including the Women’s Activities Department and its role in voter registration. More than half of the records concern membership and financial affairs. Included also are minutes of the Atlanta Federation of Trades, 1956-1958, one of the two predecessors of the Atlanta Labor Council, and of the Council from its first meeting in May 1958, through August, 1967. Labor leaders frequently mentioned are Atlanta Labor Council President R.J. Butler, Georgia State AFL- CIO President J.O. Moore , AFL-CIO Community Services Representative in Atlanta Jesse Lester, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer William Schnitzler, and AFL-CIO President George Meany.


Historical Note on the Atlanta Labor Council

The Atlanta Labor Council was formed in 1958 by the merger of the Atlanta Federation of Trades, AFL, and the Atlanta Industrial Union Council, CIO.


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.

Meany, George, 1894-
Schnitzler, William F., 1904-
AFL-CIO--Atlanta Labor Council--Archives.
Atlanta Federation of Trades--Archives.
Labor unions--Georgia--Political activity.
Labor union locals--Georgia.
Labor unions--Georgia.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. Oversize material stored offsite; allow 24 hours or more 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], Atlanta Labor Council Records, L1972-12, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Processing Information

Accession L1975-43 (sound recording) inventoried by Faye Phillips Gamel, May 5, 1976. (Processing of L1972-12 unknown.)


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Atlanta Labor Council Records (accessions L1977-08, L1986-20); Atlanta Federation of Trades Records (L1974-07); Southern Labor Archives.


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, printed material, photographs, and sound recordings was separated to other Southern Labor Archives Collections. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.


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