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Jesse Walton collection

Identifier: L1972-30

Scope and Content of the Collection

The collection of Jesse Walton, 1949-1950, contains clippings and a few leaves of correspondence describing the Atlanta Transit Union, Local 732 strikes, 1949-1950, the Southern Railway Strike, 1950 and Atlanta's reaction to the strikes. It also covers Walton's political contest against Hoke Smith in 1950. Included are clippings on the other major strikes in the South.


  • Creation: 1949-1950


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 off-site. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

Biography of Jesse Walton

Jesse Walton was the president of Atlanta Transit Union, 1945-1951, a member of the Georgia General Assembly and established the transportation system at Oak Ridge, TN in the 1940s.


0.3 Linear Feet (in 1 box)

Language of Materials



The collection of Jesse Walton, 1949-1950, consists of clippings and correspondence describing the railway workers strikes, 1949-1950 and Walton's political contest against Hoke Smith in 1950.

Off-Site Storage

Oversized materials stored off-site. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Jesse Walton, 1972.

Processing Information

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

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.

Jesse Walton
A Guide to His Collection 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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