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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.


  • Creation: 1950-1971


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.

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
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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