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Józef J. Drozdowski collection

Identifier: L2014-13

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Józef J. Drozdowski collection consists of fifteen National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) t-shirts and three NFFE hats, 1990s-2000s.


  • Creation: circa 1990s-2000s


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 Note

Founded in 1917, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) is one of the oldest unions in the United States to represent federal civil service employees. NFFE was originally chartered under the American Federation of Labor (AFL), but left it in December 1931. In 1999, NFFE affiliated with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, making them part of the AFL-CIO once again.

Józef J. Drozdowski served as NFFE's National Vice President from 1998, as well as Vice President of NFFE Region 9, and President of Local 2089 (East Tawas, Mich.). He was Forestry Technician at Huron-Manistee National Forests in Michigan.


1.1 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)

Language of Materials



In 1917, the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) was established at a convention in Washington, DC. Florence Ethridge presented the resolution to form NFFE as an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor (AFL). A week later AFL issued NFFE's charter. Józef J. Drozdowski has served has NFFE National Vice President and has been involved in the organization for over twenty years. The Józef J. Drozdowski collection (1990s; 2000s) includes sixteen National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) tee-shirts and three NFFE hats.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Józef J. Drozdowski, May 1, 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Carley Henderson at the item level, June 2014.

Józef J. Drozdowski:
A Guide to His Collection at Georgia State University
Georgia State University Library
June 2014
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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