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John E. Jervis papers

 Collection
Identifier: L1974-44

Scope and Content of the Records

The collection includes the original minutes of the founding years of Local 384 (Asheville, N.C.) of the Carpenters Union from 1888 to 1891. These minutes detail their campaign to win the 9-hour workday during this period. Also included are the original minutes of the Asheville Central Labor Union from 1917 to 1919 containing several references to Samuel Gompers and the A.F. of L. The bulk of the collection is composed of minutes, legal documents, printed flyers and handbills, photographs and correspondence relating to the activities of the Central Labor Union from 1958 to 1974.

Dates

  • 1888-1974
  • Majority of material found within 1958 - 1974

Creator

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. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Biographical Note

John Elwood Jervis (1909-1984), President Asheville Central Labor Union (1950-1976) and member, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 384, born in Marshall, North Carolina. President, Asheville Central Labor Union 1958(?) - 1974 (?) Member Carpenters' Union, United Textile Workers of America

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (in 11 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

John Elwood Jervis (1909-1984), born in Marshall, North Carolina, was President Asheville Central Labor Union (1950-1976) and member, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 384. The collection, 1888-1974 (bulk 1958-1974), contains minutes (1917-1919, 1961, 1965), legal documents, printed flyers, handbills, photographs, and correspondence relating to the activities of the Asheville Central Labor Union (Asheville, N.C.). Also included in the collection are the original minutes of the founding years (1888-1891) of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 384 (Asheville, N.C.), and records of the North Carolina State Federation of Labor.

Acquisition Information

Donated by John E. Jervis, November 18, 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 photographs, see the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection finding aid. 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 contracts, see the Meat workers contracts collection finding aid. For oversize, constitutions and bylaws, directories, monographs, and proceedings

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photographic Collection

  1. CLU officials and others, 1969; 1971; 1973; undated (9 photographs)

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Oversize Collection

  1. North Carolina Coalition Founding Paper, 1972 (2 leaves)

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Contracts and Agreements Collection

  1. Meatcutters Local 525, 1972-1974
  2. Meatcutters Local 1272, 1963-1965

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and By-laws Collection

  1. Meatcutters International, 1972
  2. Meatcutters Local 525, undated

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Directories Collection

  1. Labor Organizations of Western North Carolina, undated

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection

  1. 45 (408 leaves) pamphlets concerning COPE and other AFL-CIO activities, strike bulletins, senior citizens, vocational education, League to Enforce Peace.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. [North] Carolina Labor News, Western edition (Asheville), undated

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. North Carolina State AFL-CIO Convention, Resolutions, 1971
  2. Meatcutters' Civil Rights Conference, 1971

Transferred to Special Collections Book holdings

  1. Philip Foner, The Fur and Leatherworkers Union

Processing Information

Inventoried by Joe C. Nelson at the file level, January 22, 1975.
Title
John E. Jervis:
Subtitle
A Guide to His Papers 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.
  • December 2005: Revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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