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United Textile Workers of America:

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, Atlanta
Creator: United Textile Workers of America
TitleUnited Textile Workers of America Records
Dates: 1930-1996
Quantity: 82 linear feet
Abstract:The collection consists of the records of the United Textile Workers of America from 1936-1995. This collection contains documentation about the local unions in the UTWA, both in the United States and Canada. Information on mergers, strikes, finances and conventions is included in these papers. These records were from the UTWA, Southern Region.
Identification: L1973-54
LanguageEnglish.

Organization of the Collection

Series I-V arrived as accession L1973-54:
I. President's Files
II. Secretary-Treasurer's files
III. Research Department
IV. Local Unions
V. Danville, VA Strike
Series VI-X arrived as accession L2002-02:
VI. Inactive Local Unions
VII. Conventions
VIII. Textile Challenger
IX. Financial
X. Separated Materials
List of material separated from L1973-54 follows Detailed Description of the Collection.Please note that, because of reorganization of the collection when accession L2002-02 was processed, the box order as listed in Series I-IV in the Detailed Description of the Collection below differs from the boxes' numerical order.

Scope and Content of the Records

The collection consists of the records of the United Textile Workers of America from 1936-1995. This collection contains documentation about the local unions in the UTWA, both in the United States and Canada. Information on mergers, strikes, finances and conventions is included in these papers. These records were from the UTWA, Southern Region.


History of the United Textile Workers of America

The United Textile Workers of America was chartered in 1901 as an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor. It was a charter member of the Committee for Industrial Organizations (CIO) in 1935, and in 1937 also was one of the founding unions of the Congress of Industrial Organizations. Once in the CIO in 1937, the UTWA was renamed the Textile Workers Organizing Committee and then the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA). In 1939, a small dissident faction of TWUA sought for and was allowed to re-affiliate with the AFL under their old, UTWA, name. In 1996, UTWA merged with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.


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.

Labor unions--Textile workers--United States
Textile industry--United States.
Textile workers--Southern States.
Textile workers--United States
United States--Labor--Trade-unions

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. Some material stored offsite; allow 24 hours for retrieval. 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], United Textile Workers of America Records, [accession number], Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by United Textile Workers of America, in 1973 (accession L1973-54) and 2002 (accession L2002-02).


Separated Material

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


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