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History of Alcoa, Tennessee and its aluminum industry, 1971-1983

 File — Box: 2105, Folder: 11

Scope and Contents of the Collection

From the Collection:

United Steelworkers of America, Local 309 (Alcoa, Tenn.) collection, 1971-1983, consists of printed material recounting the history of Alcoa, Tennessee, its aluminum industry, and African American workers in the town, back to the 1919 founding of the Aluminum Company of America plant there. The collection includes correspondence between Georgia State University archivist Leslie Hough and Jack Morris of USW Local 309 (Alcoa, Tenn.); "History of the Alcoa Aluminum Workers Union" (1971) by Lamar Taylor, one of the local's founders; and the articles "Alcoa, Tennessee; The Early Years, 1919-1939" and "The Black Community in a Company Town; Alcoa, Tennessee, 1919-1939," both written by Russell D. Parker and published by The East Tennessee Historical Society's Publication (No.48, 1976).


  • Creation: 1971-1983


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.


1 folder(s)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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