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Georgia State University Labor Studies Program records

 Collection
Identifier: L2013-13

Scope and Contents of the records

Georgia State University Labor Studies Program records, circa 1983-2013, document the administration of the program; courses, lectures, and seminars held under its auspices, including a class for the AFL-CIO's National Labor College; training held for union locals; and the W. J. Usery, Jr., Center for the Workplace, also at Georgia State University. The records consists of documents donated by Assistant Director of the Labor Studies Program at Georgia State University, Philip Laporte. Documents include course materials, research into course creation, course concept and approval forms, syllabi, agendas, strategic plans, and course evaluations. This collection also includes information and student files from National Labor College Course taught at Georgia State University. Companies represented in this collection include Ford, Eastern Airlines, Southern Bell, AT&T, and Saturn. Unions represented include International Association of Teamsters, United Auto Workers, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, and Graphic Communications International. Dates range from 1980s to the 2000s.

Dates

  • circa 1983-circa 2013

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Access to Box 17 restricted. Consult Special Collections to access the material.

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 Labor Studies Program was established at Georgia State University in 1978 to serve the training and educational needs of working people and their labor organizations in Georgia. Philip Laporte, who earned an M.A. in industrial relations from the University of Minnesota, became Assistant Director of the Labor Studies Program in 1983. At the time of his retirement in 2013, he was director of the program. LaPorte was chairman of the Atlanta Civil Service Board, 1987-1992, and served as a facilitator for the CDC/AFGE Labor Management Partnership Council and as Regional Chair, National Academy of Arbitrators. As a labor arbitrator, he serves on the American Arbitration Association, Federal Mediation Conciliation Service, National Mediation Board, and several permanent panels.

Extent

22.5 Linear Feet (in 18 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The Labor Studies Program was established at Georgia State University in 1978 to serve the training and educational needs of working people and their labor organizations in Georgia. Its records, circa 1983-2013, document the administration of the program; courses, lectures, and seminars held under its auspices, including a class for the AFL-CIO's National Labor College; training held for union locals; and the W. J. Usery, Jr., Center for the Workplace, also at Georgia State University. The files were created by Philip Laporte, Assistant Director of the Labor Studies Program from 1983.

Off-Site Storage

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

Acquisition Information

Donated by Philip LaPorte, 2013.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Emory F. Via papers, 1936-1987 (L1989-34)
  2. University and College Labor Education Association records, 1955-1996 (L1989-13)

Processing Information

Processed by Carley Henderson at the box level, May 2014.
Title
Georgia State University Labor Studies Program:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
August 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • August 2014: Finding Aid created by Carley Henderson.
  • December 2019: EAD edited by Hal Hansen.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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