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Georgia State AFL-CIO collection of photographs, audio recordings, and films

Identifier: L1978-29

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists primarily of photographs of the 1976 Georgia State AFL-CIO annual meeting, attended by such Georgia political figures as Jimmy Carter, George Busbee, and Herman Talmadge. Georgia State AFL-CIO president Herbert Mabry and the organization's officers are featured prominently, as are other leaders in the state's labor movement. The small collection of films, 1954, 1960, 1968-1976, were primarily produced by the AFL-CIO. The sound recordings, undated, are radio spots produced by the Georgia AFL-CIO.


  • Creation: 1954, 1960, 1968-1976


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use. Access to some audiovisual items restricted to the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room.

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 Georgia State AFL-CIO

The Georgia State AFL-CIO was created in 1957 by the merger of the Georgia State Industrial Union Council (CIO) and the Georgia Federation of Labor (AFL).


94 Item(s)

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The collection consists primarily of photographs of the 1976 Georgia State AFL-CIO annual meeting, as well as sound recordings and films. The collection has been digitized and is available online.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Donated by Sarah Butler, November 20, 1978.

Processing Information

The films were digitized through a grant awarded by The Watson Brown Foundation. Digitization of the sound recordings supported by a was Recordings at Risk grant from the Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR), made possible by funding from the Mellon Foundation. Finding aid created by William W. Hardesty, 8 December 2023.

Georgia State AFL-CIO
A Guide to Collection of Photographs, Audio Recordings, and Films at Georgia State University Library
William W. Hardesty
8 December 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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