Bill Cousins collection of PATCO Local 321 materials
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.
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use.
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.
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.
1.25 Linear Feet (in 1 box)
Language of Materials
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.
The collection is arranged into three series:
- Series I: Office files, 1970-1986
- Series II: News clippings and periodicals, 1973-1995
- Series III: Audiovisual materials, 1978-1981
Donated by Bill Cousins, October 2019.
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.
- Bill Cousins:
- A Guide to his PATCO, Local 321 Materials at Georgia State University Library
- Hal Hansen
- November 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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