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National Planning Association collection

Identifier: L1988-05

Scope and Contents of Collection

Collection includes a photograph of Murray Finley, President Emeritus of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) accepting the Gold Medal Award of the National Planning Association in Washington D.C. (February 3, 1988). Collection also includes press release, correspondence, and news release associated with the event held in Finley's honor.


  • Creation: February 1988


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

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.

Historical and Biographical Notes

Biography of Murray Finley

Murray Finley sat on the NPA Board of Trustees for fifteen years and served as chairman of is Executive Committee. An attorney, Finley worked for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA) from 1949, serving as its International Vice President (1962-1972) and President (from 1972). After ACWA merged with the Textile Workers Union Of America in 1976, Finley continued as general president of the newly formed Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) until his 1987 retirement. Under Presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan, Finley was appointed to the United States Advisory Committee on Trade Negotiations. He died in 1995.

History of the National Planning Association

The National Planning Association (NPA), established in 1934, was a private, non-profit research organization engaged in research and policy formation. The NPA united business, labor, and agricultural leaders and academics to serve on policy committees dealing with key issues affecting the United States private sector. The NPA Gold Medal Award was established in 1947 to recognize "outstanding contributions through planning to the betterment of life." Later known as the National Policy Association, NPA dissolved in 2003.


0.05 Linear Feet (in 1 folder)

Language of Materials



The National Planning Association (NPA) was established in 1934 to engage in research in policy formation for the United States private sector. The collection contains a photograph, press release, and correspondence related to the presentation of the NPA's Gold Medal Award to former Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) General President Murray Finley.

Acquisition Information

Donated by The National Planning Association, March 28, 1988.

Processing Information

Processed by Carley Henderson at the file level, May 2014.

National Planning Association:
A Guide to Its Collection at Georgia State University
Carley Henderson
May 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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