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International Association of Machinists, Lodge 1 (Atlanta, Ga.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1972-75

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents of the Records

The Records, 1893-1971, of Lodge No. 1, the founding lodge of the International Association of Machinists, are composed principally of minutes that describe the problems faced by a railroad lodge as automobiles, busses, trucks and airplanes made profound changes in the transportation industry. Financial documents, that record the Lodge's varying economic situation through seven decades, constitute the bulk of the remaining records. The records also document Contract Lodge No. 43, 1910-1923.

Dates

  • 1893-1971

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.

Oversized materials stored off-site. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

Historical Note

The United Machinists and Mechanical Engineers of America was founded in 1888. In 1889, the name changed to the National Association of Machinists. Two years later, it became known as the International Association of Machinists, and in 1965, this was changed to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

Founded in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1888. Contract Lodge No. 43 grew out of and returned into Lodge No. 1.

Extent

8.76 Linear Feet (in 21 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The Records, 1893-1971, of Lodge No. 1, the founding lodge of the International Association of Machinists, are composed principally of minutes that describe the problems faced by a railroad lodge as automobiles, busses, trucks and airplanes made profound changes in the transportation industry. Financial documents, that record the Lodge's varying economic situation through seven decades, constitute the bulk of the remaining records.

Arrangement

The records are arranged into 3 series: Series I: Machinists Lodge No. 1, 1893-1969, Series II: Machinists Contract Lodge No. 43, 1910-1923, Series III: Local Lodges, 1923-1967

Off-Site Storage

Oversized Materials stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

Acquisition Information

Donated by International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Lodge 1, August 28, 1972.

Online Availability

The photographs in this collection may have been digitized and is available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.

Related Archival Materials

Georgia State University Library is the official repository for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and the collection includes the Grand Lodge records as well as numerous Local and District Lodges. Please see the IAMAW Research Guide for more collections. In addition, GSU Digital Collections includes complete, full-text runs of the Machinist Monthly Journal and the Machinists Newspaper available in GSU Digital Collections as well as numerous photographs and local publications from both the US and Canada.

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. List compiled at time of processing. Material must be requested separately; Oversize material stored offsite; Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives Periodicals collection finding aid or catalog. For photographs, see the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection finding aid. For pamphlets, see the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time). For proceedings, Constitutions, and contracts consult archivist.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photograph Collection

  1. One photograph

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Contracts Collection

  1. Employees' National Conference Committee -- eight railroads, 1953

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions Collection

  1. Salisbury, North Carolina, Local Lodge No. 4 undated
  2. Chicago, Illinois, AFL-CIO, Railway Employees' Department, 1957
  3. Atlanta, Georgia, Machinists Lodge No. 1, 1924, 1935, 1965
  4. New Orleans, Louisiana, Machinists District Lodge No. 81, 1952

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection (Non-AFL-CIO)

  1. Guide for Older Workers and Retired Members Programs, 1968
  2. The Georgia Workmen's Compensation Law, 1968
  3. IAM Officers' Guide, 1969
  4. The Railroad Retirement Act and Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, 1964

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. Machinists 26th Grand Lodge Convention, 1964
  2. Delegates and Alternate Delegates, 26th Grand Lodge Convention, 1964
  3. 20th Annual Convention of International Association of Machinists, 1940

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. Machinists Monthly Journal, 1918-1972
  2. Machinists Monthly Journal, 1918-1919, 1921-1922, 1928-1939

Transferred to Georgia State University Library (See catalog for access)

  1. Five volumes

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Dinwiddie at the file level, September 1972.

Title
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Lodge 1 (Atlanta, Georgia):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
September 1972
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)