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Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America, Local 193 (Atlanta, Ga.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1972-15

Scope and Content of the Records

The records of the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America, Local 193, 1905-1972 contain four minute books (1905-1911, 1927-1932, 1937-1940, and 1952-1957) that describe primarily routine internal union business, especially finances, meetings, and legal affairs. Also included is information on notable occurrences on the Atlanta labor scene such as the strike of Retail Clerks Union, Local 1063, against Kessler's Department Store, 1937-1938. The correspondence, 1946-1965, describes membership and organizational matters as well as national labor affairs and there are also financial and membership records detailing the workings of the organization.

Dates

  • 1905-1972

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.

Historical Note

The Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and paperhangers of America were founded in the 19th century to set standards for uniform compensation in the trades and provide a community for workers to share ideas and solve problems. The Brotherhood of Painters and Decorators of America was organized formally in 1887. Within a year, the union boasted a membership of over 7,000 tradesmen and more than 100 local unions. These trade unionists soon realized the power that they had together, rather than staying separate and facing their problems alone. Backed by a growing centralized union, these dedicated organizers won victories over oppressive working conditions that were once thought unchangeable when the union won a half-holiday on Saturday for most of its members. By 1918, the Painters' union successfully established the eight-hour day and a five-day workweek.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (in 3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The records of the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America, Local 193, 1905-1972 contain four minute books (1905-1911, 1927-1932, 1937-1940, and 1952-1957) that describe primarily routine internal union business, especially finances, meetings, and legal affairs.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America, Local 193 (Atlanta, Ga.), 1972.

Separated Materials

During processing, printed materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For pamphlets, see the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time). For contracts, see the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America contracts collection findinging aid. For directories or Constitutions and bylaws, consult archivist.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection

  1. Resolution - Painters General Executive Board, 1953

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Directories Collections

  1. Directory of Secretaries - Brotherhood of Painters, 1962

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Contracts Collection

  1. Painters (International), 1956

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and By-laws Collection

  1. Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, 1960
  2. Atlanta, Painters Local 193, 1957; undated

Processing Information

Processed by E. L. Eltzroth at the file level, 1972.

This collection guide was created from a legacy finding aid. The inventory's contents and storage locations of separated materials (if applicable) were not verified at that time.
Title
Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America, Local 193 (Atlanta, Ga.):
Subtitle
A Guide to the Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1972
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • August 2010: Electronic finding aid created by Laura Starratt from a legacy finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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