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Retail Clerks International Association, Local 1063 (College Park, Ga.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1974-19

Scope and Content of the Records

The records of the Retail Clerks International Union, Local 1063, 1947-1974, consist of a ledger of membership dues, a cash book of receipts and expenses, a minute book, printed materials and photographs. The minutes (1962-1966) describe elections, membership participation in local and national conferences, negotiations with chain food stores, a boycott of Colgate-Palmolive products, and the Local's condemnation of company use of lie detector machines on employees. The arbitration cases (1978) consist of testimony pertaining to a grievance against the Kroger Company held in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The collection also contains financial documents (1947-1949, 1953-1956) and printed material (1971-1974).

Dates

  • 1947-1974; 1985; undated

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Arbitration files are restricted. Consult Special Collections for 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.

Historical Note about Retail Clerks International Union, Local 1063

Originally known as Retail Clerks National Protective Union, the Retail Clerks International Association was chartered by the American Federation of Labor in 1890. It existed as an independent entity until its 1979 merger with the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union, which created the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.

Retail Clerks International Union, Local 1063 was located in College Park, Georgia. There is some confusion as to whether this local is officially located in Atlanta or its suburb College Park, or whether it's official location switches over time.

Extent

0.8 Linear Feet (in 3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The records of the Retail Clerks International Association, Local 1063, 1947-1974, 1978, consist of a ledger of membership dues, a cash book of receipts and expenses, a book of minutes, testimony presented in an arbitration proceeding pertaining to a grievance against the Kroger Company and printed materials and photographs.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by the Retail Clerks International Association, Local 1063 (College Park, Ga.), courtesy of William N. Jenkins in 1974 [L1974-19] and 1979 [L1979-02]. Oral History Transcript [L1985-36] donated October 8, 1985.

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 photographs, see the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection finding aid. For contracts, see the Retail Clerks International Association contracts collection finding aid. For consitutions and bylaws, consult archivist.

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection

  1. 24 photographs of Local 1063 officers and others in conference and in Local's office, 1955-1974, undated

Separated to Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Contracts and Agreements Collection

  1. Retail Clerks International Association, Local 1063 (College Park, Ga.) Model Agreement, 1968
  2. Retail Clerks International Association, Local 1063 (College Park, Ga.) Colonial Stores, 1973-1974

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and By-laws Collection

  1. Retail Clerks International Association, Local 1063 (College Park, Ga.) Constitutions, 1963, 1967, undated

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection

  1. Three (3) pamphlets concerning insurance fraud, pension fund

Processing Information

Processed by Karen Guertzman at the file level, 1975.

This collection guide was created from a legacy finding aid. The inventory's contents and storage locations of separated materials (if applicable) were not verified at that time. Multiple finding aids were combined into one collection guide.
Title
Retail Clerks International Association, Local 1063 (College Park, Ga.):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1975
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • June 2010: Encoded Archival Description finding aid created by Laura Starratt from a legacy finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
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