A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University
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Georgia State University Library,
Special Collections and Archives,
National Domestic Workers Union
Workers Union (U.S.) records
4.5 linear ft. (in
The collection consists of records of the
United Domestic Workers Union (U.S) from 1965-1979. The correspondence
(1965-1979) reflects Bolden's efforts in organizing the Union and includes such
correspondents as Julian Bond, Senator Sam Nunn, Senator Herman Talmadge, Allen
Williams, Andrew Young, and other Georgia and national political figures. The
subject files (1967-1979) cover a myriad of topics illustrating the Union's
involvement in the Black community, the Manpower Program, the Career Learning
Center, the Homemaking Skills Training Program, Maids Honor Day, the
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), and various federal
agencies. The collection contains minutes of the Union (1968-1971, 1978), the
Citizen's Advisory Committee on Transportation (1970-1972), the Citizens
Neighborhood Advisory Council (1972-1978), and MARTA (1973-1975). The
collection also contains financial documents (1968-1979) including budgets,
membership records, and files relating to Equal Opportunity Atlanta, which
funded many of the Union's projects; and legal documents including agreements
and contracts with Economic Opportunity Atlanta.
Organization of the Records
Organized into five series:(1) Correspondence, (2) Subject files, (3)
Financial documents, (4) Legal documents, and (5) Minutes.
Scope and Content of the Records
The Records, 1965-1979, undated, of the National Domestic Workers
Union (NDWU) contain correspondence, legal and financial documents, minutes,
printed material, photographs, and one artifact. Among the correspondents are
Julian Bond, Sam Nunn, Herman Talmadge, Andrew Young, and other Georgia and
national political figures. The voluminous Subject Files cover topics such as
NDWU's involvement in the black community the Manpower Program, the Career
Learning Center, the Homemaking Skills Program, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid
Transit Authority, the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW),
the Secretary's Advisory Committee on the Rights and Responsibilities of Women
of HEW, and WIGO radio station in Atlanta. The Financial documents include
budges and time sheets from Equal Opportunity Atlanta, which funded many of
NDWU's programs, the Minutes pertain to the NDWU and also to some of the
committees on which ms. Bolden Served, Such as the Citizen's Advisory Committee
on Transportation, the Secretary's Advisory Committee on the Rights and
Responsibilities of Women, and WIGO radio station. Proclamations, resolutions,
and most of the seventy-two photographs relate to "Maids Honor Day." One
artifact, the NDWU seal, completes the collection.
The National Domestic Workers Union was founded in Atlanta in 1968 by
Dorothy Bolden to help women engaged in household work. The NDWU began an
employment service, a "Homemaking Skills" program, and a "maids Honor Day." Ms.
Bolden was the founder and president of NDWU.
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.
Bond, Julian, 1940-
Talmadge, Herman E.
(Herman Eugene), 1913-
Young, Andrew, 1932-
Rapid Transit Authority.
Labor unions and education.
Restrictions on 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.
[item], [folder title], [series title], National Domestic Workers
Union (U.S.) records, L1979-24, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections
and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.
Donated by Dorothy Bolden, July 10, 1977.
Inventory by Leonora Gidlund, February 21, 1984. Revised and EAD
finding aid created by William Hardesty, October 2006.
Separated material: During processing,
Oversize records, printed material, and photographs were separated to other
Southern Labor Archives collections. See List of Separated Material following
Detailed Description of the Collection.