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S. J. Maroda scrapbook

Identifier: L1973-06

Scope and Contents

The S. J. Maroda scrapbook, dated 1 June 1954, is titled Labor in Transition. It contains a 21-page typescript, "Labor in Transition: General Electric Company vs. Unionism at Appliance Park, Ky.," and seven sections of mounted printed material, including newspaper clippings, handbills, and booklets, January-August 1953. The material documents competing efforts to organize workers at a new General Electic Company manufacturing plant.


  • Creation: 1953 - 1954


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions 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.

Historical Note

The General Electric Company announced the creation of a major manufacturing facility in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1951. The complex, known as Appliance Park, would employ thousands of workers. During 1953, shortly after the first employees were hired, the International Union of Electrical Workers (Congress of Industrial Organizations) (IUE-CIO), the Greater Louisville Metal Trades Council (American Federation of Labor) (AF of L) and the independent United Electrical Workers (UE-FE) worked to organize employees over corporate opposition. Ultimately, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ran an August 1953 election that resulted in IUE-CIO representaiton for workers.


0.2 Linear Feet (1 scrapbook)

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Arrangement Note

Single item.

Provenance Information

The scrapbook was acquired by the library at Emory University's School of Business Administration, September 1958, and subsequently deaccessioned.

Acquisition Information

Transferred to the Southern Labor Archives by Linda M. Matthews, reference archivist at Emory University, 8 February 1973.

S. J. Maroda
A Guide to the Scrapbook at Georgia State University
William W. Hardesty
31 March 2022
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Repository Details

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