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Organized Labor Awards Banquet records

 Collection
Identifier: L2001-03

Scope and Content of the Records

The records, 1968-2003, [bulk 1988-1999], are mainly composed of correspondence between the Organized Labor Awards Banquet Committee and Atlanta area labor leaders, political leaders, and union officials. The bulk of the records date from the 1990s. Also contained in the collection are annual banquet programs, which provide short biographies on annual award winners, as well as the George Meany College Degree Scholarship Program. Included are photographs from banquets and video tapes, including one of a speech by Secretary of Labor Robert Reich to the OLWCC Friends of Labor.

Dates

  • 1969-2003, [bulk 1988-1999]
  • Majority of material found within 1988-1999

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.

History of the Organized Labor Awards Banquet Committee

In November 1968, members of the Atlanta Chapter of the Workmen's Circle, a Jewish fraternal order, met with the Jewish Labor Committee to discuss an event to honor attorney Joseph Jacobs for his lifetime of service to the labor movement. They joined with the Atlanta trade union leaders to establish the Organized Labor & Workmen's Circle Banquet Committee. The first awards banquet was held in 1969 and Joseph Jacobs would be the first honoree inducted into the "Labor Hall of Fame." In 1996, this committee became the Organized Labor Awards Banquet and in 2004 the name was changed to the Georgia AFL-CIO Labor Awards.

Through its annual labor awards banquet, the Georgia AFL-CIO Labor Awards give recognition to outstanding labor leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to improving and upholding the rights of working people in Georgia. As a result of the banquet, proceeds of the awards dinner have been raised to support programs, such as the Georgia State University's Southern Labor Archives and Labor Studies Program.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet

Overview

The records of the Organized Labor Awards Banquet Committee include correspondence from Atlanta area labor leaders, political leaders, and union officials, annual banquet programs, photographs, videotapes and a speech by Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.

Acquisition Information

L1993-03 dontated by Joesph Jacobs, February 2, 1993. L2001-03 Donated by Charlie Key, Secretary Treasurer, Georgia State AFL-CIO, March 13, 2001.

Digital Access

Labor Awards Banquet programs have been digitized and are available at GSU's Digital Collections.

Related Archival Materials note

Related materials in This Repository

Processing Information

Processed by Angela Lefebvre, August 2003. Finding aid edited by Mary McMahon Dawson, December 2005.
Title
Organized Labor Awards Banquet Committee: L2001-03
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
August 2003
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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