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Bill Cousins collection of PATCO Local 321 materials

 Collection
Identifier: L2019-17

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Bill Cousins collection of PATCO Local 321 materials consists of news clippings, periodicals, audio tapes, legal files, and correspondence. Most of the material covers the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization's strike of 1981.

Dates

  • 1970-1995

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

Bill Cousins worked as an air traffic controller in Detroit, Michigan, and was Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization Local 321 President from 1978-1981. In 1981, along with his co-workers, he went on strike for better pay and working conditions. 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.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (in 1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Bill Cousins collection of PATCO Local 321 material consists of news clippings, periodicals, audio tapes, legal files, and correspondence. Most of the material covers the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization's strike of 1981. Bill Cousins worked as an air traffic controller in Detroit, Michigan.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Bill Cousins, October 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Hal Hansen at the file level, November 2019. This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization. The folder titles are the creator's.
Title
Bill Cousins:
Subtitle
A Guide to his PATCO, Local 321 Materials at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Hal Hansen
Date
November 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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