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Georgia State AFL-CIO records

Identifier: L2004-01

Scope and Contents of the Records

Georgia State AFL-CIO records, 1980s-1990s, consist of correspondence, newsletters, Committee on Political Education (COPE) records, Workplace Fairness bill briefs, 1992 election materials, State Board of Worker's Compensation Council meeting minutes and agendas, Advisory Committee on Legislation minutes and agendas, United Association (UA) convention materials, King Week materials, photographs, Workers Compensation black listing materials, conference materials, healthcare reform information.

The records also contain audiovisual materials. VHS tapes include "An American Hero", campaign biography for Congressman John Lewis; "Condition of Workplace Safety," union film about Ohio workman’s compensation laws (1997); and news footage of Teamsters strike against United Parcel Service (UPS) in Atlanta, Georgia (1990s). Cassette tapes include a speech delivered by Dennis Walton to International Union of Operating Engineers local 675 (September 26, 1986), a North Georgia Building and Trades Council 60-second radio ad against General Mills, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) "Olympic Rally" pro-union radio ad, and WGST Interview with General Mills (February 7, 1998). Formats include photographs, campaign buttons, Labor Day slides, VHS, and cassette tapes.

Some organizations represented in this collection include the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Teamsters, the United Association, General Mills, and United Parcel Service (UPS).


  • Creation: 1980s-1990s


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use. Access to materials with personal or sensitive information in box 3 is restricted for 75 years from the date of creation. The majority of the sound recordings are only available for use use in the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.

Collection is stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

Historical Note about Georgia State AFL-CIO

The Georgia State AFL-CIO was created in 1957 by the merger of the Georgia State Industrial Union Council (CIO) and the Georgia Federation of Labor (AFL). This state-level union organization provides administrative and political support to organized labor throughout Georgia.


5 Linear Feet (in 4 boxes)

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The Georgia State AFL-CIO was created in 1957 by the merger of the Georgia State Industrial Union Council (CIO) and the Georgia Federation of Labor (AFL). The bulk of the records of the Georgia State AFL-CIO (1980s-1990s) consist of minutes, correspondence, campaign and political materials, convention materials, photographs, newsletters, VHS and cassette tapes.

Off-Site Storage

Collection is stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Georgia State AFL-CIO, courtesy of Richard Ray, February 10, 2004.

Processing Information

Processed by Carley Henderson at the box level, April 2014. Sound recordings digitized with the support of a Recordings at Risk grant from the Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR), made possible by funding from the Mellon Foundation. Links to digitized recordings added to inventory by William W. Hardesty, December 2023.

Georgia State AFL-CIO [L2004-01]:
A Guide to the Records at Georgia State University
Carley Henderson
April 2014
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • 2023-12-06: Links to digitized sound recordings added

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2881 (Fax)