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Freddie Elmer Halstead papers

 Collection
Identifier: L1972-41

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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

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.

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.

Arrangement

The papers are arranged into 2 series, one inculding sub-series: Series I: Textile Workers Union of America, 1953-1967 Sub-Series A: Southern Region Organizing, 1953-1967 Sub-Series B: Los Angeles Joint Board, 1957-1958 Series II: Personal Papers, 1964

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)

The Southern Labor Archives contains numerous collections created by various unions representing workers in the textile industry. These collections include union records from the International Ladies Garment Workers (ILGWU), Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers (ACTWU), United Textile Workers of America (UTWA), Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA), Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Workers (UNITE), and its successors UNITE HERE and Workers United.

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

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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