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International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 46 (Atlanta, Ga.) records

Identifier: L1972-26

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1937-1965, of the International Association of Machinists District Lodge 46 (Atlanta, Georgia) consist of office files of correspondence and legal documents arranged by company and concerning union recognition and contract arrangements.


  • 1937-1965


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 United Machinists and Mechanical Engineers of America was founded in 1888. In 1889, the name was changed to National Association of Machinists. Two years later, it became known as the International Association of Machinists. Originally founded in Atlanta in 1888 as a trade union for railroad machinists, today the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers represents workers in a large and diverse number of fields. Over the course of the 20th century the machinists moved from representing railroad workers to machinists and others working for airlines and the aerospace industry. District Lodge 46 was located in Atlanta, Georgia.


1.75 Linear Feet (in 5 boxes)

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The collection consists of records of District Lodge 46 (Atlanta, Ga.) of the International Association of Machinists from 1937-1965. Consists primarily of correspondence and contracts relating to union recognition and contract negotiation.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the International Association of Machinists, District Lodge 46 (Atlanta, Ga.) in April 1972 (L1972-26) and August 21, 1980 (L1980-33)

Related Archival Materials

Georgia State University Library is the official repository for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and the collection includes the Grand Lodge records as well as numerous Local and District Lodges. Please see the IAMAW Research Guide for more collections. In addition, GSU Digital Collections includes complete, full-text runs of the Machinist Monthly Journal and the Machinists Newspaper available in GSU Digital Collections as well as numerous photographs and local publications from both the US and Canada.

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For contracts see the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers contracts collection, 1940-1992 (L-Contracts_IAMAW) finding aid. For photographs, see the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection finding aid. For Constitutions, consult archivist.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Collections

  1. Constitutions and Bylaws Collection: Columbus, Georgia, 1958 (12 leaves)
  2. Agreements Collection: Atlanta, Georgia, 1951 (12 leaves)
  3. Photographic Collection: 1 photograph

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Dinwiddie at the file level in 1972 and Patricia Harris added the photograph in 1980.
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 46 (Atlanta, Georgia):
A Guide to the Records at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
1972, 1980
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • May 2001. : EAD Finding aid created by Apex Data Services
  • December 2012: Edited by Hal Hansen.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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