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Freddie Elmer Halstead papers

 Collection
Identifier: L1972-41

Scope and Content of the Papers

These papers trace the career of Fred Halstead as an organizer for the Textile Workers Union of America in the Southern states and as business manager of the Los Angeles Joint Board; TWUA activity reports, 1959, 1961-1967, constitute the bulk of the papers, relating Halstead's various organizing campaigns in the Fifties and Sixties in a day-to-day account. Included are histories of strikes in South Georgia and Alabama, many of which Halstead took part in, and minutes, 1957-1958, of meetings of the Los Angeles Joint Board. Letters, 1957-1964, clippings, and a news release complete the papers.

Dates

  • 1953-1967

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.

Biography of Freddie Elmer Halstead

Fred Halstead worked as an organizer for the Textile Workers Union of America throughout the South during the 1950s and 1960s. He took part in strikes in South Georgia and Alabama. Halstead also served as business manager of the Los Angeles Joint Board.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (in 11 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Fred Halstead worked as an organizer for the Textile Workers Union of America throughout the South during the 1950s and 1960s, and took part in strikes in South Georgia and Alabama. Halstead's papers include Textile Workers Union of America activity reports relating his various organizing campaigns, 1959, 1961-1967. The papers include histories of strikes in South Georgia and Alabama, minutes of the Los Angeles Joint Board, correspondence and printed material.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Freddie Elmer Halstead, 1972.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Freddie Elmer Halstead oral history interview, July 22, 1995. Voices of Labor oral history project, (L1995-12.9)
  2. United Textile Workers of America records, 1930-1996 (L1973-54)
  3. Textile Workers Union of America contracts collection, 1939-1976 (L-contracts_TWUA)

Processing Information

Inventoried by E. L. Eltzroth at the file level, August 4, 1972.
Title
Freddie Elmer Halstead:
Subtitle
A Guide to His Papers at the Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
June 1972
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • June 2001: Electronic finding aid created by Apex Data Services.
  • December 2005: Revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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