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International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers records

Identifier: L1989-14

Scope and Contents of the Records

14 boxes of office files, anniversary materials, and printed volumes.


  • Creation: 1949-1964, 1972-1976, 1988-1993


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use but has not been processed fully and may contain material subject to restriction. Allow at least 10 working days for Special Collections and Archives staff to evaluate it for 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 International Association of Machinists

Originally founded in Atlanta in 1888 as a trade union for railroad machinists, today the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers represents workers in a large and diverse number of fields. Over the course of the 20th century the machinists moved from representing railroad workers to machinists and others working for airlines and the aerospace industry.


14 Cubic Feet (14 boxes of office files, anniversary materials, and printed volumes and 26 reels of film.)

Language of Materials



International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers records, 1949-1964, 1972-1976, 1988-1993, consists of 14 boxes of manuscript materials and 39 digitized audiovisual clips.


The Records retain their original order.

Off-Site Storage

Collection is stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

Acquisition Information

Donated by IAMAW, courtesty of Bob Kalaski, May 1989.

Online Access

A number of the audiovisual materials from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers records are available online in Georgia State University Library Digital Collections. Or see the links built into the description on this guide.

Related Materials Note

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.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed. It has not been prepared for use by being organized, housed archivally, or screened for restricted materials or personal information. This guide is based on information gathered at the time of accessioning.The audiovisual materials were digitized as part of a Recordings At Risk grant, 2023.

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers:
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
William Hardesty
December 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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