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Voices of Labor Oral History Project

Identifier: L1995-12

Content Description

The Voices of Labor Oral History Project consists of 49 oral history interviews. The interviews are with labor union members and cover their lives, upbringings, and work in the labor movement.


  • Creation: 1995, 2002-2016


Restrictions on Access

See individual interviews for access information.

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.

Historical Note

The Southern Labor Archives of Georgia State University initiated a labor oral history project, beginning in the fall of 1994. Despite a rich labor heritage, most accounts of Georgia's past have overlooked its workers and their unions. This project continues to help correct this omission and fill in these gaps by gathering the stories of key figures in the local and state labor movement. The stories are collected through interviews, autobiographical in nature, covering the subject's personal background, work history, participation in the labor movement and in key events and developments in local labor history.

The Voices of Labor Oral History Project, through the staff of the Southern Labor Archives, will assure that all interviews are tape or video recorded, transcribed and cataloged. They are available at the Southern Labor Archives, Special Collections and Archives Department, Georgia State University Library.


49 Item(s) (49 oral history interviews)

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Online Access

Many of these interviews are available at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.

Processing Information

Oral histories digitized and prepared by Special Collections and Digital Collections staff.

Voices of Labor Oral History Project:
A Guide to the Interviews at Georgia State University
Hal Hansen
Fall 2018
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Revision Statements

  • October 2018: Electronic finding aid created by Hal Hansen.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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