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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.


  • 1961-1969


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.
Oversized Materials stored offsite. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

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.

Off-Site Storage

Oversized Materials stored offsite. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

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.


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
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • June 2001: EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services.
  • January 2014.: Revised by Bill Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2881 (Fax)