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Frank Sgambato scrapbooks

Identifier: L1974-27

Scope and Contents of the Scrapbooks

The Frank Sgambato scrapbooks, 1936-1952, contain newpaper clippings. Loose pages document Sgambato's early career, 1936-1944; one scrapbook has items from 1946 but largely covers 1948; and a second scrapbook contains clippings, 1949-1952. The scrapbooks include material about the United Textile Workers of America (UTWA), relations between the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations in the New England region, and about Frank Sgambato's career in organized labor and politics.


  • Creation: 1936 - 1952


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.

Biographical Note about Frank Sgambato

Frank Sgambato (1900-2002) was born in New York City. When he was fourteen, his family moved to North Providence, Rhode Island, and he started work in the local textile mills. After two years' service in the U.S. Navy, he returned to mill work in the early 1920s. Sgambato entered public service in 1934, elected to the North Providence Town Council. The following year, he began work as an organizer for the United Textile Workers of America (UTWA) of the American Federation of Labor. Elected as a Democrat to represent North Providence in the Rhode Island State Senate in 1940, he served as a state senator until 1972, including as chair of the Labor Committee and as the Senate Majority Leader for the last decade of his career. Sgambato also had significant responsibilities as a UTWA officer. He was elected the union's vice-president for the New England region in 1944 and served as an international vice-president until his 1971 retirement.


2 Linear Feet (in 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials



Frank Sgambato (1900-2002) was an organizer and officer in the United Textile Workers of America (UTWA) and a Rhode Island state senator. His scrapbooks, 1936-1952, document with newspaper clippings his work for the TWUA and American Federation of Labor as well as his early political career.

Arrangement Note

Arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

Donated by United Textile Workers of America, courtesy of W.H. Silcox, May and October 1974 (L1974-27, L1974-21).

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. United Textile Workers of America Records (L1973-54)
  2. Frank Sgambato oral history interview

Separated Materials

Copies of United Textile Workers of America proceedings and periodials separated to Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections.

Processing Information

Housed by Southern Labor Archives staff. Finding aid by William W. Hardesty, 20 May 2022.

Frank Sgambato
A Guide to the Scrapbook Collection at Georgia State University Library
William W. Hardesty
20 May 2022
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Repository Details

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