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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.


  • 1949-1950


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

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.

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
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Revision Statements

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

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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