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United Textile Workers of America, Local 163 (Talladega, Ala.) records

Identifier: L1984-15

Scope and Content of the Records

Materials created or received by United Textile Workers of America, Local 163 (Talladega, Ala.) during the course of its operations.


  • Creation: before 1985


Restrictions on Access

Access status of this unprocessed collection has not been determined. Allow at least 10 working days for evaluation by Special Collections and Archives staff.

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 United Textile Workers of America was chartered in 1901 as an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor. It was a charter member of the Committee for Industrial Organizations (CIO) in 1935, and in 1937 also was one of the founding unions of the Congress of Industrial Organizations. Once in the CIO in 1937, the UTWA was renamed the Textile Workers Organizing Committee and then the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA). In 1939, a small dissident faction of TWUA sought for and was allowed to re-affiliate with the AFL under their old, UTWA, name. In 1996, UTWA merged with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.


7.5 Linear Feet (in 6 boxes)

Language of Materials



Off-site storage.

Acquisition Information

Donated by UTWA Southern Director Eugene Counts, March 1984.

Related Materials

The Southern Labor Archives contains numerous collections created by various unions representing workers in the textile industry. These collections include union records from the International Ladies Garment Workers (ILGWU), Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers (ACTWU), United Textile Workers of America (UTWA), Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA), Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Workers (UNITE), and its successors UNITE HERE and Workers United.

Processing Information

Collection is unprocessed. This guide is based on information gathered at the time of accessioning. Guide prepared by Hal Hansen, November 2022.

United Textile Workers of America, Local 163 (Talladega, Ala.)
A Guide to the Records at Georgia State University Library
Hal Hansen
November 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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