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International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Southeast Regional Office records

 Collection
Identifier: L1990-18

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents of the Records

International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Southeast Regional Office records, circa 1950s-1970s, contain assorted correspondence, collective bargaining contracts, contract and strike negotiations, agreements, National Labor Relations Board materials, and strike materials. Much of the material (bulk 1972-1974) relates to a strike against Marlene Industries in Westmoreland, Tennessee. Also represented are audio tapes, video tapes, photography, and plaques.

Dates

  • 1950s-1970s

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use. Access to some items in box 2 is restricted for 75 years from the date of creation.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Founded in 1900, the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) was one of the largest and most important unions during the height of the American labor movement. The Southeast Region office opened in 1937. In 1995, the ILGWU merged with Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union to form the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE), which after a subsequent merger became UNITE HERE.

Extent

5 Linear Feet (in 4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The Southeast Region office of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union opened in 1937. Its records, circa 1950s-1970s, contain correspondence, collective bargaining contracts, contract and strike negotiations, agreements, National Labor Relations Board materials, and strike materials. The bulk of the material relates to a strike against Marlene Industries in Westmoreland, Tennessee.

Organization of the Records

This collection has not been organized into series. The box level inventory was created using minimum standards processing techniques. Please contact Special Collections and Archives with questions regarding the content of this collection.

Offsite Collection

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

Acquisition Information

Donated by International Ladies Garment Workers Union, 1990.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in Other Repositories

  1. ILGWU. Southeast Region records, 1937-1988, 5780/058, Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
  2. ILGWU. Southeast Region audio recordings, 1975-1979, 5780/058AV, Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library

The Southern Labor Archives contains numerous collections created by various unions representing workers in the textile industry. These collections include union records from the International Ladies Garment Workers (ILGWU), Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers (ACTWU), United Textile Workers of America (UTWA), Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA), Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Workers (UNITE), and its successors UNITE HERE and Workers United.

Processing Information

Processed by John Thompson and Christy Atkins at the box level, Spring 2014. This collection has not been organized into series. No materials were re-foldered or re-titled.

Title
International Ladies Garment Workers' Union, Southeastern Regional Office [L1990-18]:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
Fall 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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