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United Textile Workers of America records

 Collection
Identifier: L1973-54

Scope and Content of the Records

The collection consists of the records of the United Textile Workers of America from 1936-1995. This collection contains documentation about the local unions in the UTWA, both in the United States and Canada. Information on mergers, strikes, finances and conventions is included in these papers. These records were from the UTWA, Southern Region.

Dates

  • 1930-1996

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

History of the United Textile Workers of America

The United Textile Workers of America was chartered in 1901 as an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor. It was a charter member of the Committee for Industrial Organizations (CIO) in 1935, and in 1937 also was one of the founding unions of the Congress of Industrial Organizations. Once in the CIO in 1937, the UTWA was renamed the Textile Workers Organizing Committee and then the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA). In 1939, a small dissident faction of TWUA sought for and was allowed to re-affiliate with the AFL under their old, UTWA, name. In 1996, UTWA merged with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

Extent

82 Linear Feet (in 150 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The collection consists of the records of the United Textile Workers of America from 1936-1995. This collection contains documentation about the local unions in the UTWA, both in the United States and Canada. Information on mergers, strikes, finances and conventions is included in these papers. These records were from the UTWA, Southern Region.

Organization of the Collection

Series I-V arrived as accession L1973-54:

  1. I. President's Files
  2. II. Secretary-Treasurer's files
  3. III. Research Department
  4. IV. Local Unions
  5. V. Danville, VA Strike

Series VI-X arrived as accession L2002-02:

  1. VI. Inactive Local Unions
  2. VII. Conventions
  3. VIII. Textile Challenger
  4. IX. Financial
  5. X. Separated Materials
List of material separated from L1973-54 follows Detailed Description of the Collection.

Please note that, because of reorganization of the collection when accession L2002-02 was processed, the box order as listed in Series I-IV in the Detailed Description of the Collection below differs from the boxes' numerical order.

Off-Site Storage

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

Acquisition Information

Donated by United Textile Workers of America, in 1973 (accession L1973-54) and 2002 (accession L2002-02).

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. United Textile Workers of America, Southern Region, Area A records, 1956-1972 (L1974-11)
  2. United Textile Workers of America, Southern Region, Area B records, 1972-1973 (L1975-01)
  3. United Textile Workers of America, Southern Region, Area B records, 1945-1975 (L1977-39)
  4. The Uprising of '34 collection, 1987-1995 (L1995-13)

Separated Materials

During processing, printed and oversize material was separated to other Southern Labor Archives collections.

List compiled at time of processing. Material must be requested separately; Oversize materials stored offsite; allow 24 hours for retrieval.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Oversize Collection

  1. American-Viscose Agreement Drafts, 1947
  2. Badger Worsted Mills, Payroll Records, 1951
A large selection of contracts for a variety of locals were separated to the Textile Workers Union of America Contracts collection (L-contracts_TWUA). Please see the Textile Workers Union of America contracts collection (L-contracts_TWUA) finding aid or consult archivist for access.
Title
United Textile Workers of America:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
May 2001
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)