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George Pearlman collection

 Collection
Identifier: L1975-08

Scope and Content of the Papers

The George Pearlman collection, 1975, undated, consists primarily of photocopies of newspaper clippings and articles regarding Thomas Talbot and writings on the first Labor Day celebration.

Dates

  • 1973, 1975

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.

Biography of George Pearlman

George Pearlman was a retired tool and die maker who served as the unofficial historian for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in the 1970s. His research concluded the controversy over who was the "father" of Labor Day with evidence about Matt McGuire, a machinist.

For more information, see:

Jonathan Grossman, "Who is the Father of Labor Day?" Labor History 14 (Winter 1973): 612-623 [online version at the Samuel Gompers Papers Project Website, University of Maryland]

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (in 3 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The George Pearlman collection, 1975, undated, consists primarily of photocopies of newspaper clippings and articles regarding Thomas Talbot and writings on the first Labor Day celebration.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by George Pearlman, 1975.

Related Archival Materials

Related materials in other repositories

  1. George Pearlman Research Papers #5022. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

Processing Information

Processed by Rosa Smith, 1975, and Faye Gamel, 1975. Both collections inventoried at the file level.
Title
George Pearlman:
Subtitle
A Guide to His Collection 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

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

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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