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Asheville Central Labor Union (Asheville, N.C.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1975-42

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1917-1921, 1948-1975 of the Asheville North Carolina Central Labor Union bulks in the late 1950's, 1960's, and early 1970's. The material dated 1917-1921 consists of photocopies of a small amount of correspondence and printed material. Almost all of the Central Body's later correspondence (1957-1975) originated with Jervis as President and letters sent to him from AFL-CIO departments, International Unions, and locals under Asheville Central Labor Union's jurisdiction. The collection also includes correspondence of Jervis in his other official roles as well as some personal material. Minutes for the Asheville Central Labor Union and other labor organizations are scattered and incomplete except for those of Plumbers & Fitters Local 487, (1948-1949). Financial documents are more complete and include Asheville Central Labor Union reports, reports of other labor bodies, and a complete run of Asheville Central Labor Union's check books for the years 1953-1964. The bulk of the collection, however, consists of form letters, circulars, and printed material illustrating the role of the Central Labor Union as a clearing house of AFL-CIO information for locals under Asheville's jurisdiction.

Dates

  • 1917-1921, 1948-1975

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. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction
Oversized Materials stored offsite. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Historical Note

John Jervis served as President of the Asheville, North Carolina Central Labor Union from 1957 through 1975 except for the years 1965-1968. During that time he acted as an International Representative for the Furniture Workers. Ray Stepp replaced him as the Asheville Central Labor Union's President. In 1975 John Lewis assumed the position of President.

Jervis also served the North Carolina labor movement in the role of Business Agent for Meat Cutters Local 525 from 1969 through 1975.

Extent

4 Linear Feet (in 10 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The Records, 1917-1921, 1948-1975 of the Asheville North Carolina Central Labor Union bulk in the late 1950's- early 1970's. The material dated 1917-1921 consists of photocopies of a small amount of correspondence and printed material. The records include correspondence, financial documents and incomplete minutes. The bulk of the collection consists of form letters, circulars, and printed material illustrating the role of the Central Labor Union as a clearing house of AFL-CIO information for locals.

Off-Site Storage

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

Acquisition Information

Donated by John E. Jervis, December 1, 1975.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. John E. Jervis papers, 1888-1974 (L1974-44)
  2. Asheville Labor Temple (Asheville, N.C.) records, 1920-1931; 1949-1970 (L1976-26)

Separated Materials

During processing, oversize records, printed material, and photographs were separated to other Southern Labor Archives collections. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.

Processing Information

Inventoried by Paul A. Cimbala at the file level, August 22, 1977.
Title
Asheville Central Labor Union (Asheville, North Carolina):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1977
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: EAD revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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