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AFL-CIO Region 6 (Atlanta office) records

Identifier: L1974-01

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1961-1969, of AFL-CIO Region 6 (Georgia, Florida, Alabama) consist of correspondence, office memoranda and printed material maintained by the regional director's office in Atlanta. The bulk of the records are arranged chronologically by year for 1961-1967 and filed alphabetically within each yearly period. Records for the years 1968 and 1969 are included in this description but are housed separately as two distinct record groups. Principal concerns illuminated by the records are the region's organizing efforts, particularly the coordinated campaigns in Atlanta, 1964-1965, and Cullman (Ala.), 1966; the Georgia Organizing Conference, 1969; the grape boycott, 1969-1970; the strike against General Electric and the boycott of GE products, 1969; and the continous raiding activities of the Teamsters. Correspondents include region directors Charles Gillman and Oliver Singleton, AFL-CIO Director of Organization William Kircher, and George Craig, Alan Kistler, and J.W. Livingston.


  • Creation: 1961-1969


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.

Oversized Materials stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

Historical Note

AFL-CIO Region 6 covered Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. It was headquartered in Atlanta.

Directors of AFL-CIO Region 6:

  • 1961-1967 -- Charles H. Gillman
  • 1967-19 -- Oliver Singleton
  • September-December 1967 -- Alan Kistler (Interim Director)


12.7 Linear Feet (in 33 boxes)

Language of Materials



The collection consists of correspondence, office memoranda and printed material maintained by the regional director’s office in Atlanta, Georgia.


The records are arranged chronologically by year.

Off-Site Storage

Oversized Materials stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

Acquisition Information

Donated by AFL-CIO Region 6 on February 28, 1972; February 29, 1972 (L1972-03); January 3, 1973 (L1973-01); January 8, 1974 (L1974-01); July 23, 1974 (L1974-35).

Online Availability

The photographs in this collection may have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.

Separated Materials

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 oversize materials, proceedings, contracts, and Constitutions and Bylaws, consult archivist.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Oversize Location

  1. Oversize materials [L1972-03, DH OS map-case, drawer 1]
  2. News articles and circulars, 1969-1970 [L1974-01, DH OS map-case, drawer 9]

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photographic Collection

  1. Three (3) portraits [L1973-01]
  2. Three (3) photographs [L1974-01]

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Agreements and Contracts Collection

  1. Alabama -- Selma, Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (IUE) Local 793, 1968 [L1974-01]

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and By-laws Collection

  1. AFL-CIO and International Unions constitutions, 1943-1971 (640 leaves) [L1974-35]

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection

  1. Pamphlets from 2 publishers [L1973-01]
  2. Pamphlets from 17 publishers [L1974-35]

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. ABC News, December 1967-March 1968 [L1973-01]
  2. AFL-CIO Free Trade Union News, Vol. 24 Nos. 1-2, 1969 [L1974-01]
  3. AFL-CIO Legislative Department Action Bulletin, Vol. 13, No. 2, 1969 [L1974-01]
  4. Memo from COPE, May-December 1968 [L1973-01]
  5. AFL-CIO Memo From Cope, Vol. 68, No. 26, Vol. 69, Nos. 1, 5-6, 8-13, 16-20, 22-26, 1969 [L1974-01]
  6. Alabama Labor Council Newsletter, Vol. 14, Nos. 32, 45, 1969 [L1974-01]
  7. Catering Industry Employee, vol. 77, January-December 1968 [L1974-35]
  8. Communications Workers of America, District 3 Busy Signals, Vol. Nos. 1,3, 1969 [L1974-01]
  9. Communication Workers of America Local 3204 Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 5, October 1969 [L1974-01]
  10. Service Employees International Union, Service Employee, August 1969 [L1974-01]
  11. UFOW Grapevine," Vol. 1, No. 2, 1969 [L1974-01]
  12. El Malcriado (UFWOC), October 1968 [L1973-01
  13. United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, El Malcriado,
  14. United Transport Service Employees, News, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1970 [L1974-01]
  15. Virginia State AFL-CIO News Hi-Lites, Vol. 10, No. 8, August 1969 [L1974-01]

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. AFL-CIO proceedings of constitutional conventions, resolutions, and reports of the Executive Council, 1957-1973 (1050 leaves) [accession L1974-35]
  2. Alabama Labor Council, Ninth Biennial Convention, 1972 (100 leaves) [accession L1974-35]

Processing Information

L1972-03 inventoried by Robert Dinwiddie, March 12, 1976 (oversize returned by Fran Barber, May 6, 1980); L1973-01 by Robert Dinwiddie, January 23, 1973; L1974-01 by Alice Gernazian, November 17, 1975 (oversize returned by Fran Barber, May 7, 1980); L1974-35 by R. L. Smith, July 23, 1974. All accessions inventoried at the file level. Multiple separate finding aids have been combined into one collection guide.

  • Two lists of separated items removed from finding aid PAMPHLETS Two pamphlets, filed by publisher, concerning civil disorders and Mexican Americans (18 leaves) [accession L1973-01] AFL-CIO pamphlets (189 leaves) [accession L1974-35] AFL-CIO Legislative Reports, 1964; 1969; 1971-1972 (179 leaves) [accession L1974-35] Atlanta Baptist Ministers' Union, 1968 (25 leaves) [accession L1974-35] CIO Organizing Committee, 1953 (22 leaves) [accession L1974-35] Communications Workers of America 9 leaves) [accession L1974-35] Chemical Workers of America, undated (17 leaves) [accession L1974-35] Brotherhood of Railway Clerks (10 leaves) [accession L1974-35] Jewish Labor Committee, 1958 (15 leaves) [accession L1974-35] National Labor Relations Board, 1967 (75 leaves) [accession L1974-35] National Council for Industrial Peace, Speaker's Manual, undated (25 leaves) [accession L1974-35] New York City Central Labor Council, 1969 (62 leaves) [accession L1974-35] NPA Committee of the South, undated (22 leaves) [accession L1974-35] Teamsters Group Insurance Plan, 1968 (19 leaves) [accession L1974-35] Textile Workers of America, undated (4 leaves) [accession L1974-35] United Auto Workers, 1958 (54 leaves) [accession L1974-35] United Steelworkers of America (54 leaves) [accession L1974-35] United Cement, Lime and Gypsum Workers Union, 1961 (22 leaves) [accession L1974-35] DIRECTORIES Hotel and Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International Union, 1969 [accession L1974-01] International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO, 1967 [accession L1974-35] Building and Construction Trades Departments, AFL-CIO, 1957 [accession L1974-35] List of Local Unions, AFL-CIO, 1957 [accession L1974-35] Roster of United Cement, Lime and Gypsum Workers Union, 1963 [accession L1974-35]
AFL-CIO, Region 6 (Atlanta Office)
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
June 2001
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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