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Laundry, Dry Cleaning, and Dye House Workers' International Union, Local 218 (Atlanta, Ga.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1972-11

Scope and Content of the records

The records, 1950-1971, of Local 218 contain correspondence, legal documents, minutes and printed material. The correspondence describes Local 218's disaffiliation from and reaffiliation with, the International Union. The Executive Board and Policy Committee minutes discuss contract terms, working conditions in the various cities, financial status of the local, and organizing plans and results.

Minutes of Thirteenth Annual Meeting, November 13, 1971, review the Union's activities in 1971, particularly in regard to recent negotiations, the effects on the Union of the national wage freeze, social concerns of the organization, and organizing activities in Alabama, Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee, and include various reports presented at the meeting.

Dates

  • 1950-1971

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Disaffiliation file opened only with permission of E. L. Abercrombie (Box 117, folder 1).

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.
Oversized Materials stored offsite. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Historical Note

The Laundry, Dry Cleaning and Dye House Workers Union was later known as the Textile Processors, Service Trades, Health Care, Professional and Technical Employees International Union. Laundry, Dry Cleaning and Dye House Workers Union, Local 218 was based in Atlanta.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (in 4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Laundry, Dry Cleaning and Dye House Workers Union, Local 218 was based in Atlanta. The records of Local 218 contain correspondence, legal documents, minutes and printed material. The correspondence describes Local 218's disaffiliation from and re-affiliation with, the International Union.

Off-Site Storage

Oversized Materials stored offsite. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Laundry, Dry Cleaning and Dye House Workers Union, Local 218: March 21, 1972 (L1972-11); July 11, 1972 (L1972-49); October 11, 1972 (L1972-86); June 5, 1973 (L1973-38); December 6, 1976 (L1976-45).

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

Separated Materials Note

During processing materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For contracts, see the Laundry, Dry Cleaning, adn Dye House Workers' International Union contracts collection. For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives Periodicals collection finding aid for access. For proceedings and audiovisual consult archivist.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Agreements and Contracts Collection

  1. Atlanta, Georgia--Laundry Workers Local 218, February, 1964; September, 1966 (L1972-49) (205 leaves)

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. International Laundry Worker (L1972-49)
  2. Southern Laundry Worker (L1972-49)
  3. Atlanta World (L1972-49)
  4. Replica (L1972-49)
  5. The Southern Laundry Worker, Aug-Sep, 1972 (6 leaves) (L1972-86)

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. 2nd International Convention Workshop, May 1970
  2. Quinquennial Convention, May, 1970 (L1972-49) (235 leaves)

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Audiovisual Collection

  1. Laundry Workers Union 218 Building Dedication, June 26, 1974 (two cassette tapes) (L1976-45)

Processing Information

Inventoried by E. L. Eltzroth, March 21, 1972 (L1972-11); Robert Dinwiddie, August 28, 1972 (L1972-49); E. L. E. Mize, November 26, 1973 (L1973-38); Faye Gamel, December 6, 1976 (L1976-45) at the file level. Legacy finding aids combined into on collection guide.

This collection guide was created from a legacy finding aids. The inventory's contents and storage locations of separated materials (if applicable) were not verified at that time.
Title
Laundry, Dry Cleaning and Dye House Workers Union, Local 218 (Atlanta, Georgia):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1972, 1973, 1976
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • May 2001: Electronic finding aid created by Apex Data Services.
  • 2005 and 2007: Revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)