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South Carolina AFL-CIO records

Identifier: L2009-02

Scope and Contents of the Records

South Carolina AFL-CIO records, 1963, 1976-2008, include correspondence, minutes, and other records of the president and executive board, 1976-1990, 1998-2001, 2008; files of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Labor Coordinator, 1963, 1977-1996; and files of the Industry Work Experience Program (IWEP) Coordinator, 1978-1990. Audio and audiovisual recordings document meetings and conventions, 1978-2008. A few files, mostly containing printed material, document the "Charleston Five," picketing members of the International Longshoremen's Association who were accused of inciting a riot in 2000.


  • Creation: 1963, 1976-2008


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use. The collection has not been fully processed and boxes 2, 3, and 4 contains material containing personally identifiable information that might be subject to restriction.

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

Formed in a merger between the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1955, the AFL-CIO has represented organized labor nationally and internationally. The South Carolina AFL-CIO is the regional branch of the AFL-CIO that represents all of South Carolina’s AFL-CIO affiliated unions. In 1977, the AFL-CIO Appalachian Council established a Job Corps program, the Industrial Work Experience Program (IWEP), to provide training and transition services to workers. The South Carolina IWEP Coordinator worked out of the South Carolina AFL-CIO office, as did the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Labor Coordinator for the state, who worked with employers and local Private Industry Councils to assist workers with training and placement.


5.25 Linear Feet (in 5 boxes)

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South Carolina AFL-CIO records, 1963, 1976-2008, document the president and executive board of the organization and the coordinators of two job programs in the state, the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Labor Coordinator, and the Industry Work Experience Program (IWEP) Coordinator.



Off-Site Storage

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

Acquisition Information

Donated by South Carolina State AFL-CIO, courtesy of Donna DeWitt, 2009.

Related Materials

The Southern Labor Archives holds numerous AFL-CIO collections. These collections include State level organizations (Virginia State AFL-CIO, Mississippi AFL-CIO, Florida State AFL-CIO, Georgia State AFL-CIO, South Carolina State AFL-CIO, and North Carolina State AFL-CIO). In addition, the SLA has a number of regional office collections (the designations and locations have changed over time) including: AFL-CIO. Region 5, AFL-CIO. Region 6, AFL-CIO. Region 8 (Knoxville, Tenn.), and AFL-CIO. Region 10 (Nashville, Tenn.) as well as the AFL-CIO. Civil Rights Department. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Separated Materials

Early twentieth-century ribbon badge (textile workers' local in Augusta, Ga.) separated to Southern Labor Archives artifact collection.

Processing Information

Processed by John Thompson at the box level, Fall 2013. Inventory and descriptions revised by William W. Hardesty, Spring 2023.

South Carolina AFL-CIO
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
John Thompson
Fall 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • April 2023: Inventory created and descriptions revised.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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