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George L. Googe papers

 Collection
Identifier: L1972-80

Scope and Content of the Papers

Reflecting primarily upon Googe's work as secretary-treasurer of the International Printing Pressmen's Union and as director of AFL operations in the South, these papers span the years 1946-1961. The bulk consists of printed reports, articles, clippings, and organizing information. Correspondence pertains to Pressmen's Union contracts, organizing, wage rates, and Atlanta Newspaper, Inc. Googe's work as a Kefauver delegate at the 1952 Democratic National Convention is discussed, and delegate lists are included. Photographs and wax recordings conclude the papers.

Dates

  • 1946-1961

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access (except sound recordings).

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.

Biography of George L. Googe

Member Pressmen's Union, 1918-1961; Savannah Board of Aldermen, 1927-1932; Southern Regional Director, AFL, 1928-1949; Vice Chairman, Georgia Democratic Executive Committee, 1936-1940; Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer, Printing Pressmen's Union, 1948-1961.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (in 3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The papers, 1946-1961, reflect primarily the work of George L. Googe (1900-1961) as secretary-treasurer of the International Printing Pressmen's Union and as director of AFL operations in the South. The bulk of the collection consists of printed reports, articles, clippings, and organizing information.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mrs. George L. Googe, 1972.

Online Availability

Some of the photographs in this collection have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. 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 periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives periodicals collection finding aid. For contracts, constitutions, directories, proceedings, audiovisual materials, and rules, consult archivist.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photographic Collection

  1. 5 photographs
  2. 1 oversize photograph

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Printed Collection

  1. AFL-CIO merger, 1958 (9 leaves)
  2. California - Los Angeles, Pressmen's Union Local 18, 1952, 1955 (29 leaves)
  3. Georgia - Savannah, Pressmen's Union Local 110, 1952 (8 leaves)
  4. Minnesota, Tri-Cities Pressmen's Union Local 567, undated (7 leaves)
  5. New York - Oswego, Pressmen's Union Local 341, undated (3 leaves)
  6. Virginia - Hibbing, Typographical Union Local 727, 1951 (6 leaves)

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions Collection

  1. AFL-CIO, 1957 (27 leaves)
  2. Pressmen's Union, 1956 (61 leaves)

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Directories Collection

  1. Union Printing Offices, 1957 (11 leaves)
  2. Pressmen's Union, 1956 (19 leaves)

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection

  1. Twenty-one pamphlets, filed by publisher, concerning Pressmen's pension plans; labor management representative instructions; AFL-CIO Welfare, Education, and Service Trades Departments; information from House of Representatives; Labor Department and Bureau of Employment Security; National Labor Relations Board; information about the Taft-Hartley Act and the California State Federation of Labor

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. Monthly Bulletin, 1958
  2. NATSOPA Journal, 1955
  3. COPE Political Memo, 1953, 1956
  4. UAW Weekly Newsletter, 1939
  5. Journal of Labor, 1957, 1961, 1962, 1970

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. AFL-CIO, undated, 1958 (28 leaves)
  2. Lithographers of America, 1957 (215 leaves)
  3. Pacific Slope Pressmen, 1961 (4 leaves)
  4. Paper Handlers, St. Louis Local 16, 1957 (21 leaves)
  5. Photo Engravers, 1955 (93 leaves)
  6. Printing Pressmen, 1913, 1924, 1928, 1947 (223 leaves)
  7. Toronto Trades and Labor Congress, 1955 (5 leaves)
  8. United States Congress, Joint Committee on Printing, 1956 (26 leaves)

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Standards and Rules Collection

  1. Pressmen's Union Apprenticeship, undated

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Audiovisual Collection (Wax Discs containing recorded speeches)

  1. President Truman (4 items)
  2. In memory of Bob Wyler by James F. Barrett (1 item)
  3. Frank Fenton, AFL (3 items)
  4. Secretary Meany, AFL (2 items)
  5. Senator Wayne Morse, AFL Conference (3 items)
  6. Mike Widman, UMW (3 items)

Processing Information

Inventoried by E. L. Elzroth at the file level, November 1972.
Title
George L. Googe:
Subtitle
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
November 1972
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • June 2001: Electronic finding aid created by Apex Data Services.
  • October 2005 and 2007: Revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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