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International Association of Machinists, Local 291 (Anniston, Ala.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1973-17
The Records, 1943-1972, of Machinists Local 291 consist primarily of correspondence, financial documents and minutes that illuminate the routine operations of the local concerning inter-union affairs and relations with companies under contract. Included also are the records of the organizing activity of District Lodge 178, 1953-1969, and those of the routine operations of defunct Lodge 1677 (Anniston, Gadsden, Talladega, Ala.), 1961-1963. The records of Local 291 include correspondence, financial documents, legal documents, minutes (1956-1965), printed material, and company files on the U.S. Pipe and Foundry Co., Anniston Foundry, Alabama Pipe Company and the Union Foundry. The collection also contains records of the District Lodge 178 from 1953-1969 and the Local 1677 from 1961-1963. District Lodge 178 records include desk diaries, financial documents, and company files on the Newberry Manufacturing Company. Records relating to Local 1677 include correspondence, financial documents, and company files on the Newberry Manufacturing Company.

Dates

  • 1943-1972

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

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.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (in 5 boxes)

Abstract:

The Records, 1943-1972, of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local 291 (Anniston, Alabama) consist primarily of correspondence, financial documents and minutes. The collection includes records of the organizing activity of District Lodge 178, 1953-1969, and those of the routine operations of defunct Lodge 1677 (Anniston, Gadsden, Talladega, Ala.), 1961-1963.

Historical Note

The United Machinists and Mechanical Engineers of America was founded in 1888. In 1889, the name was changed to 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.

Finding Aid Note

See Southern Labor Archives Non-Print Collection finding aids for descriptions of photographic material (available in the reading room).

Acquisition Information

Donated by International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local 291 (Anniston, Ala.), February 1973.

Online Availability

The photographs in this collection may have been digitized and are 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 Note

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. 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 or catalog. For photographs, see the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection finding aid. For contracts, see the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers contracts collection, 1940-1992 (L-Contracts_IAMAW) finding aid. For proceedings and constitutions and bylaws, consult archivist.
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection
  1. Unidentified group, undated (1 photograph)
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Agreements Collection
  1. Alabama: Anniston, Local 291, 1960; 1963; 1965; 1968; 1971-1972 (165 leaves)
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and By-laws Collection
  1. Alabama: Birmingham, Alabama Labor Council, AFL-CIO and Alabama COPE, 1968 (21 leaves)
  2. Alabama: Anniston, IAM District Lodge #178, undated (12 leaves)
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection
  1. 1 pamphlet (16 leaves), filed by publisher, concerning the Group Insurance Program, Alabama Pipe Company
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection
  1. The Machinist, Special Edition (75th Anniversary), 1963 (4 leaves)
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection
  1. 27th IAM Grand Lodge Convention, 1968 (290 leaves)

Processing Information

Inventoried by Robert Dinwiddie, March 1973. EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services, May 2001; revised by William Hardesty, November 2005, 2007.
Title
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local 291: (Anniston, Alabama):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
May 2001
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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