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Newport News Central Labor Council:

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

January 4, 2010



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Laura Starratt, January 4, 2010.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:Newport News Central Labor Council
Title:Newport News Central Labor Council records
Dates: 1899-1981
Quantity: 5 linear ft. (in 11 boxes)
Abstract:The Newport News Central Labor Council records contain correspondence, minutes and financial documents concerning affiliation of local unions, delegates, charities, voter registration drives, organizing campaigns, and race issues.
Identification: L1980-40
LanguageEnglish.

Organization of the Records

Organized into 4 series:
Series I. Correspondence (with related printed and financial documents), 1917-1979
Series II. Minutes, 1899-1951
Series III. Financial material, 1901-1978
Series IV. Plumbers Local 540 (Newport News), 1947-1978
Series V. Labor's First Congressional District Association for Political, Legislative, and Educational Activity, 1950-1951
Series VI. Newport News Metal Trades Council, 1913, 1914
Series VII. Non-Newport News Central Labor Council printed material, 1921-1947
Series VIII. Pamphlets, 1981

Scope and Content of the Records

The records, 1899-1981, of the Newport News Central Labor Council (NNCLC) contain limited correspondence; minutes and financial documents comprise the bulk of the material. Issues present in the correspondence and minutes are affiliation of local unions in the area, delegates, charities, voter registration drives, organizing campaigns, and several instances of charges of racial discrimination or tension between black and white members. Principal correspondents are Richard Joyner, President, and C. W. Athearn and Fred Conner, Secretary-Treasurers.

In addition to the NNCLC, records of two other organizations are included. Series IV contains correspondence, minutes and financial printed material, 1947-1978, of United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry, Local 540 (Newport News), and minutes, 1913-1914, of the Newport News Metal Trades Council.


History of the Newport News Central Labor Council

Founded in the late nineteenth century, the Newport News (Virginia) Central Labor Council also administered the Newport News Labor Temple. The Newport News Labor Council eventually became a local unit of the AFL-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.

Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America. Local 1018 (Richmond, Va.)
Newport News Central Labor Council (Newport News, Va.)
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry. Local 540 (Newport News, Va.)
Central labor councils
Labor unions -- Virginia.
Labor unions --Organizing --Virginia.
Labor disputes--Virginia
Plumbers -- Labor unions -- Virginia.
Race discrimination -- Virginia.
Virginia -- Labor -- Trade-unions.
Voter registration -- Virginia.
Newport News (Va.)
Richmond (Va.)
Virginia.
Building trades
Painters
Plumbers -- Virginia.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

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.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], [series title], Newport News Central Labor Council records, L1980-40, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Collection was donated by Ralph D. Edgerton, Secretary-Treasurer, on behalf of the Newport News Central Labor Council, 1980.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Gernazian, 1982. EAD finding aid created by Laura Starratt, 2010.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Local 396 (Newport News, Va.), L1976-35


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, printed and oversize materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives collections. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.


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