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Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, Southeastern Region records

 Collection
Identifier: L1974-18

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1940-1968, of the Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union, Southeastern Region are composed of correspondence, financial documents and company files which include cases brought before the NLRB. Notable cases are the elections and unfair labor practice charges at Caldwell Packaging Company, 1958-1959; Avon Products, Inc., 1963; the Auto Dealers, 1963-1964; General Seat & Back Manufacturing Company, 1956 and Southeastern Mills, Inc., 1958-1959. The material, principally centered around Georgia affairs, bulks in the 1956-1964 period.

Dates

  • 1940-1968
  • Majority of material found within 1956 - 1964

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Inspection of pictures throughout the collection.

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 off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Historical Note

The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union was formed in 1954, from the United Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Employees of America (1940-1954).

Extent

3.5 Linear Feet (in 7 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The collection consists of records of the Southeastern Region of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (formed 1954) and its predecessor, the United Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Employees of America, from 1940-1968. Contains primarily company files which include cases brought before the National Labor Relations Board dealing mainly with elections and unfair labor practice charges. Also includes correspondence (1940-1967), minutes (1959-1961), financial documents (1951-1961), printed material (1941-1964), and general files (1946-1966).

Off-Site Storage

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

Acquisition Information

Donated by Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, courtesy of Guy Dickenson, April 5, 1974.

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 contracts, see the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union contracts collection finding aid. For artifacts and constitutions, consult archivist.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photographic Collection

  1. Photographs, 1954; undated

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions Collection

  1. Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, Local 315, undated
  2. Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, Local 315, amendments
  3. Wholesale and Warehouse Employees, Local 343, 1945
  4. Wholesale and Warehouse Employees, Local 389, 1945

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. Bakery World, Vol. 1, No. 5, 1942

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection

  1. 116 pamphlets concerning retirement, pension fund and insurance plans, wage surveys and AFL-CIO publications

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Artifacts Collection

  1. 1 Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Button

Processing Information

Processed by Carol Veal at the file level, December 1974.
Title
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, Southeastern Region:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
June 2001
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • June 2001: EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services.
  • 2005, 2007: Edited by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)