United Steelworkers of America, Local 309 (Alcoa, Tenn.) collection
Scope and Contents of 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
- United Steelworkers of America. Local 309 (Alcoa, Tenn.) (Organization)
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.
Alcoa, Tennessee (formerly North Maryville, in Blount County) was incorporated in 1919 as a company town for the Aluminum Company of America. Aluminum workers there first formed an independent union in 1933, which later affiliated with the Aluminum Workers of America. That union merged with the United Steelworkers of America (USWA) in 1944 and the Alcoa local became USWA Local 309.
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Alcoa, Tennessee was incorporated in 1919 as a company town for the Aluminum Company of America. Workers there first organized an independent union in 1933. The 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.
Donated by Jack Morris, former Education Chairman of United Steelworkers of America, Local 309, August 1983.
Processed by Carley Henderson May 2014.
- United Steelworkers of America, Local 309 (Alcoa, Tenn.):
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