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Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasterers International Union of America, Local 8 (Atlanta, Ga.) records

Identifier: L1972-54

Scope and Content of the Records

The collection consists of the records of Local 8 (Atlanta, Ga.) of the Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasterers International Union from 1950-1971. Includes eight minute books of weekly meetings of Local 8, discussing committee reports, inter-union disputes, amendments, resolutions, elections, and membership information (1950-1967). The collection also contains quarterly audit reports (1950-1955), constitutions, labor agreements, and working rules.


  • 1950-1971


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.

Historical Note

The Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasterers International Union of America organized in 1865 as the National Union of Bricklayers. Its name changed in 1883 to the Bricklayers’ and Masons’ International Union of America. It adopted its present name in 1910.


0.42 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)

Language of Materials



Eight minute books, 1950-1967, recount the weekly meetings of Atlanta's Local 8 of the Bricklayers and Masons Union. Committee reports, bills paid, inter-union disputes, amendments, and resolutions are recorded as are elections and membership information. Quarterly audits, 1950-1955, constitutions, agreements, and working rules complete the records.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Bricklayers and Masons Union Local 8, courtesy John C. White, July 13, 1972.

Separated Materials note

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. Please consult archivist for access.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Agreements Collection

  1. Bricklayers Local Union 8 (Atlanta, Georgia), 1970; undated

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions Collection

  1. Bricklayers International Union, 1968; 1970
  2. Bricklayers Local Union 8 (Atlanta, Georgia), 1967; 1971

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Standards Collection

  1. Working Rules (Atlanta, Georgia) Bricklayers Local Unions 8 and 9, 1955
  2. Working Rules (Atlanta, Georgia) Bricklayers Local Union 8, 1963

Processing Information

Processed by E. L. Eltzroth at the file level, July 17, 1972.
Bricklayers and Masons Union, Local 8 (Atlanta, Ga.):
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • March 2006: Revised and Electronic finding aid created by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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