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Howard "Ty" Cobb papers

 Collection
Identifier: L2015-32

Scope and Contents of the Papers

Committee files, newsletters, newsclippings, photographs, audio recordings, and artifacts make up the Howard "Ty" Cobb papers, 1968-2001 (bulk 1975-1984). Committee files document Ty Cobb's work in PATCO Safety and Headquarters Committees. Photographs depict picketing at the FAA's South Regional Headquarters. Newsclippings and editorial cartoons show public opinion about PATCO members, the FAA, and the Reagan Administration. Newsletters come from several organizations that include PATCO and its successor organizations, PATCO Lives and USATCO. Artifacts include Ty Cobb's Picketing vest, PATCO member hats, and a poster from the 1981 PATCO Convention in New Orleans. Includes audio recording from a speech given at the convention in Minneapolis in 1975 by Hubert Humphrey.

Dates

  • 1968-2001
  • Majority of material found within 1975 - 1981

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

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.

Biographical Note about Howard "Ty" Cobb

Howard "Ty" Cobb joined PATCO, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization, in 1975 while working as a GS14 Air Traffic Controller at the Atlanta Tower at Hartsfield Airport. He was terminated in the mass firing of striking air traffic controllers by the Reagan Administration in 1981, which also led to the dissolution of PATCO. His committee work for PATCO included the management of PATCO itself in the assigned Headquarters Committee, a focus on air safety on the national and regional levels, and organizing the National Safety Meeting. After his termination from the FAA and PATCO's decertification, he worked as the owner of package store, but continued to attend PATCO reunions, receive newsletters from USATCO and PATCO Lives, successor organizations, and collecting newsclippings from supporters and detractors of the PATCO strike.

Extent

4.2 Linear Feet (in 4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Howard "Ty" Cobb joined PATCO, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization, in 1975 while working as a GS14 Air Traffic Controller at the Atlanta Tower at Hartsfield Airport. He was terminated in the mass firing of striking air traffic controllers by the Reagan Administration in 1981, which also led to the dissolution of PATCO. Committee files, newsletters, newsclippings, photographs, audio recordings, and artifacts make up the Howard "Ty" Cobb papers, 1968-2001 (Bulk 1975-1984).

Acquisition Information

Donated by Howard "Ty" Cobb, November 13, 2015.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in Other Repositories

  1. Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) Records, 1970-1981 (2009-77). Special Collections, University of Texas at Arlington Library
  2. PATCO Records for the Southwest Region, 1968-1986 (AR291). Special Collections, University of Texas at Arlington Library
  3. Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) Records, Local 332, Kansas City, Missouri, 1971-1987 (AR397). Special Collections, University of Texas at Arlington Library
  4. Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization Records, Local 601, Anchorage, Alaska, 1968-1988 (AR389). Special Collections, University of Texas at Arlington Library
  5. Arthur B. Shostak Collection, 1974-1992 (AR374). Special Collections, University of Texas at Arlington Library
  6. George Brandon Papers, 1968-1982 (AR293). Special Collections, University of Texas at Arlington Library

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization records, 1957-1985 (L1986-45)
  2. Arch Bailey papers, 1975-2002 (L2011-10)
  3. Ron Elliott PATCO collection, 1978-1995 (L2011-02)
  4. Chet Kisling papers, 1978-1996 (L2005-17)
  5. Randy Razook PATCO collection, 1977-1987 (L2011-06)
  6. Thomas Pesnicak PATCO collection, 1975-1983 (L2011-11)
  7. Marlene and Ronald Palmer PATCO scrapbooks, 1979-2001 (L2011-18)

Processing Information

Processed by Alec Hawthorne at the file level, June 23, 2016.
Title
Howard "Ty" Cobb:
Subtitle
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Alec Hawthorne
Date
June 23, 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • June 23, 2016: Electronic Finding Aid created by Alec Hawthorne.
  • May 2018: EAD revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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