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Georgia State Council of Machinists records

Identifier: L1972-90

Scope and Contents of the Records

The collection consists of records of the Georgia State Council of Machinists from 1956-1971. Includes correspondence (1957-1971) dealing mainly with the Council's arrangement for conferences, conventions, and labor education seminars. The minutes (1956-1971) document the Council's principal activity of working to influence legislation favorable to workers through its work with the Machinists Non-Partisan Political League and the Georgia State Labor Legislative Committee. Also includes financial documents (1956-1968) and printed material (1956-1966).


  • Creation: 1956-1971


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 about the IAMAW

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.


1.25 Linear Feet (in 3 boxes)

Language of Materials



The Records, 1956-1971, of the Georgia State Council of Machinists consist of correspondence, minutes, financial documents, and printed material, the bulk being correspondence and minutes.


The records are arranged into four series: Series I: Correspondence, 1957-1971, Series II: Minutes, 1956-1971, Series III: Financial Documents, 1956-1968, Series IV: Printed Material, 1956-1966

Acquisition Information

Donated by Georgia Council of Machinists (courtesy of Tommy Walters), October 1972.

Related 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. For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives periodicals collection finding aid or catalog. For pamphlets, see the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time).

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection

  1. 10 pamphlets, filed by publisher, concerning right-to-work laws, the union label, IAM scholarship program, IAM funds (34 leaves)

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. Memo from COPE, April, 17, 1967
  2. Timely Topics, IAM Local 921, Little Rock, Arkansas, July 8, 1967
  3. National Legislative Report, IAM Legislative Department, September, 1958

Processing Information

Inventoried by Robert Dinwiddie at the file level, January 15, 1973.

Georgia State Council of Machinists:
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
January 15, 1973.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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