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Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Tennessee Joint Board records

 Collection
Identifier: L1982-24

Scope and Contents of the Records

The records of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Tennessee Joint Board (Knoxville, Tenn.), 1940s-1970s, contain correspondence, grievances, financial records, wage agreements, death benefit data, and audits. The bulk of the records reflect the operations of the ACTWU Locals 185, 2202, and 2094 as well as the operations of The American Federation of Hosiery Workers and TWUA.

Dates

  • 1940s-1970s

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Box 3 contains 5 folders of restricted access materials, grievances.

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.
This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Historical Note

The Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) formed in 1939 in an attempt to organize Southern workers who up until then had failed to join the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA). In 1976 the two unions merged to form the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU), which represented textile workers throughout the United States and Canada until 1995 when ACTWU merged with the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) to form the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE).

The ACTWU Tennessee Joint Board was an administrative support unit for the smaller locals within its region and was based out of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Extent

3.75 Linear Feet (in 3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU), which represented textile workers throughout the United States, was formed in 1976 out of the merger of The Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA). The Joint Board served as an administrative support unit for locals in Tennessee and the southeastern United States. The records of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Tennessee Joint Board (Knoxville, Tenn.), 1940s-1970s, contain correspondence, grievances, financial records, wage agreements, death benefit data, and audits.

Organization of the Records

This collection has not been organized into series. The box level inventory was created using minimum standards processing techniques. Please contact Special Collections and Archives with questions regarding the content of this collection.

Offsite Storage

This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mark Pitt, Business Manager ACTWU Tennessee Joint Board, 1982.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union contracts collection, 1977-1981 (L-contracts_ACTWU)
  2. Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Central North Carolina Joint Board records, 1939-1979 (L1980-16)
  3. Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Memphis-Jackson Joint Board records, 1946-1991 (L1992-11)
  4. Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Georgia-Tennessee-Alabama Joint Board records, 1963-1993 (L1996-16)

Processing Information

Processed by Carley Henderson at the box level, July 2013.
Title
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Tennessee Joint Board:
Subtitle
A Guide to the Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
July 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • July 2013: EAD created by Carley Henderson.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
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