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Atlanta Labor Temple records

Identifier: L1971-03

Scope and Content of the Records

The collection consists of records of the Atlanta Labor Temple from 1896-1963. The minutes (1910-1963) of the stockholders and board of directors discuss stock redemption, dividend payments, building maintenance, expansion, and rent. The financial documents (1910-1959) illuminate the Temple's fluctuating fiscal condition. The legal documents (1910-1962) pertain to the acquisition of a new building, maintenance, rental agreements, leases, and mortgages. Additional materials pertain to the Atlanta Federal Labor Union (1900); American Federation of Labor; Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasterers International Union of America, Local 4 (Atlanta, Ga.) (1920); International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (1914); International Association of Machinists, Lodge 1 (Atlanta, Ga.) (1896-1901).


  • Creation: 1896-1963


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.

Oversized Materials stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

History of the Atlanta Labor Temple

The Atlanta Labor Temple Association was founded in 1910 by a group of unions and individuals to provide office and meeting space for Atlanta's labor community. It occupied a building at 112 Trinity Street, and in 1916 constructed a new facility on that site. In 1930, the Association moved to 91 Trinity Street, in 1951 to 345 Washington Street, and in 1958 to 250 10th Street, the last building it owned.


2.502 Linear Feet (in 6 boxes)

Language of Materials



The Atlanta Labor Temple Association was founded in 1910 by a group of unions and individuals to provide office and meeting space for Atlanta's labor community. Records include extensive minutes (1910-1963), statements and other financial records, material (1916) from a cornerstone of the Labor Temple, and a historical collection (1896-1947).


The collection is organized into two series, each representing a separate accession. Series I: Atlanta Labor Temple Association Records [accession L1971-03] and Series II: Atlanta Labor Temple Collection [accession L1973-18].

Acquisition Information

Donated by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 225 (Atlanta, Ga.), September 30 1971 (L1971-03) and March 5, 1973 (L1973-18).

Online Availability

Some of the photographs in this collection have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library's Digital Collections.

Separated Materials Note

During processing, periodicals, photographs, proceedings, and pamphlets were separated to various Southern Labor Archives collections. For periodicals see the Southern Labor Archives periodicals collection finding aid. For photographs, see the the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection. For pamphlets see Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets collection finding aid.

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Proceedings collection

  1. Georgia Federation of Labor Annual Convention, 1916 [L1971-03]
  2. Georgia Federation of Labor, 1930 [L1973-18]

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. American Federationist, 1899 [L1973-18]
  2. Journal of State and Local Government Employees, 1946 [L1973-18]
  3. The Public Employee, 1947 [L1973-18]
  4. Granite Cutters Journal (newspaper), December 1935 [L1973-18]
  5. The Stone Cutters' Journal, August 1916 [L1971-03]
  6. The Way, I, No. 40, September 1, 1916 [L1971-03]
  7. The Journal of Labor, August 25, 1916; September 1, 1916; February 23, 1951 [L1971-03]
  8. The Ground Hog, (National Site-Tax Weekly) August 19, 1916 [L1971-03]

Processing Information

Series I and II arrived, were processed, and described separately, 1972.

Atlanta Labor Temple:
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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