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Atlanta Transit System:

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, Atlanta
Creator: Atlanta Transit System.
Title: Atlanta Transit System records
Dates: 1920-1973
Quantity: 3 linear feet
Abstract:The collection consists of labor relation files of the various companies that have operated Atlanta's public transit system.
IDL1973-43
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Records

These are the labor relations files of the various companies that have operated Atlanta's public transit system, though the bulk of the material concerns the Atlanta Transit System, 1951-1969. Included are transcripts and notes of company-union conferences, statements of union requests, and company proposals, beginning with negotiations between the Amalgamated Transit Workers Union, Division 732, and the Georgia Power Company in 1946. Wages, retirement and insurance benefits, safety, and grievances are the principal subjects of discussion. The record is especially complete during the strike of 1949. Considerable contract and arbitration material obtained from other transit systems and from the American Transit Association for use in bargaining is included, as is some information on Atlanta Transit System's athletic teams, employee transfers, and vacations, 1960-1961.


Historical Note

Companies whose labor relations records are included in this collection (dates indicate years each company owned the municipal transit system of Atlanta):

1912-1927Georgia Railway and Power Company
(1921-1927)(Atlanta Street Railway System)
1927-1950Georgia Power Company
1950-1972Atlanta Transit System
1972-MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority)


Index Terms

Amalgamated Transit Union. Local 732 (Atlanta, Ga.)
American Transit Association.
Atlanta Transit System.
Georgia Power Company.
Arbitration, Industrial--Georgia--Atlanta.
Labor unions--Bus drivers--Georgia--Atlanta.
Labor unions--Georgia--Atlanta--Local unions.
Strikes and lockouts--Bus drivers--Georgia--Atlanta.
Atlanta (Ga.)--Labor--Trade-unions.
Georgia--Labor--Trade-unions.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted 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.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], [series title], Atlanta Transit System Records, L1973-43, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by MARTA, coutresy of H. L. Taylor, July 1, 1973.

Processing Information

Inventoried by E. L. E. Mize, October 11, 1973. EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services, June 2001; revised by William Hardesty, August 2004, March 2006.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Amalgamated Transit Union, Division 732 (Atlanta, Georgia) records, Southern Labor Archives.


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, printed was separated to Sothern Labor Archives Printed Collection. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.


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