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Virginia State AFL-CIO records

 Collection
Identifier: L1976-15

Scope and Content of the Records

The records of the Virginia State AFL-CIO, 1947-1976, consist primarily of minutes, lists of the officers and executive board members, and memoranda from 1974. It also contains contracts of AFL-CIO local unions affiliated with the Virginia AFL-CIO, pamphlets, correspondence, and lists of both affiliated and non-affiliated local unions. The contracts represent bargaining agreements made by local unions throughout Virginia with scores of employers. The correspondence is between Brewster Snow (Secretary-Treasurer of the Virginia State AFL-CIO) and officials of the local unions, and pertains to the contractual status of the unions.

Dates

  • 1947-1976

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.

History of the Virginia State AFL-CIO

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, commonly AFL-CIO, is a national trade union center. It was formed in 1955 when the AFL and the CIO merged after a long estrangement. From 1955 until 2005, the AFL-CIO's member unions represented nearly all unionized workers in the United States. The Virginia State AFL-CIO was organized in Richmond, VA in 1956.

Extent

0.3 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The records of the Virginia State AFL-CIO, 1947-1976, consist primarily of minutes, directories, memoranda, contracts, correspondence and lists of both affiliated and non-affiliated local unions in Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Collections donated by the Virginia State AFL-CIO, 1976.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Virginia State AFL-CIO records, 1956-1984 (L1984-64)

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 proceedings and contracts contact Special Collections for access.

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Contracts and Agreements Collection

  1. Virginia State AFL-CIO, 1968-1972, 1974
  2. International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, Local 373 (Duffield, VA), 1957
  3. Bricklayers, Mason and Plasterers International Union of America, Local 2 (Norfolk, VA), 1959
  4. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Eastern District Council, 1956, 1960
  5. International Chemical Workers Union, Local 119 (Pulaski, VA), 1958
  6. International Chemical Workers Union, Local 538 (Front Royal, VA), 1958
  7. Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Local 713 (Fredricksburg, VA), 1956-1963
  8. Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Local 1398 (Elkton, VA), 1957-1959
  9. Communication Workers of America, Local 2207 (Worrenton, VA), 1959, 1960
  10. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 80 (Norfolk, VA), 1959
  11. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Locals 216, 220, 279, 655, 699, 905, 980, 1064 (Virginia Electric and Power Company, 1959)
  12. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 467 (Lynchburg, VA), 1959
  13. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 637 (Roanoke, VA), 1959-1960
  14. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 666 (Richmond, VA), 1947-1959
  15. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 672 (Front Royal, VA)
  16. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Locals 938, 978, 1082, 1119, 1182, 1376, 1884, 1991 (Appalachian Power Company, 1959-1962)
  17. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1337 (Charlottesville, VA), 1959
  18. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1340 (Newport, VA), 1959
  19. International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Technical, Salaried and Machine Workers, Local 161 (Roanoke, VA), 1955-1960
  20. International Brotherhood of Fireman and Oilers, Local 1169; International Association of Machinists, Local 10; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1478; United Paperworkers International Union, Locals 372 and 373 (Jarret, VA), 1959-1960, 1961-1963
  21. United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 157 (Richmond, VA), 1956-1959, 1957-1960 (2), 1965-1968 (5), 1967-1969, 1967-1970 (2)
  22. United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 233 (Newport News, VA), 1967
  23. United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 555 (Washington, D.C.), 1957-1960 (6), 1958-1960 (2), 1959
  24. Graphic Communications International Union, Local 166 (Norfolk, VA), 1958-1960
  25. International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers, Local 5 (Washington, D.C.), 1958
  26. International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers, Local 697 (Roanoke, VA), 1959
  27. Laborer's International Union of North America, District of Washington D.C. and Vicinity, 1959-1961
  28. Laborer's International Union of North America, Laborer's District Council of Virginia, 1958
  29. International Longshoreman's Association. Affiliated Locals (Hampton Roads, VA; Norfolk, VA and Newport News, VA), 1959-1962
  30. International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 77 (Washington, D.C.), 1959-1961
  31. International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 158 (Roanoke, VA), 1958-1959
  32. Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America, Local 890 (Alexandria, VA), 1957-1960
  33. United Paperworkers International Union, Local 52 (Richmond, VA), 1958
  34. United Paperworkers International Union, Local 467 (West Point, VA), 1959-1961
  35. United Paperworkers International Union, Locals 488, 505, 539; International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers, Local 176 and 176B (Franklin, VA), 1959-1961
  36. United Paperworkers International Union, Locals 502 and 542 (Franklin, VA), 1959-1961
  37. United Paperworkers International Union, Local 661 (Richmond, VA), 1959-1961
  38. United Paperworkers International Union, Local 666 (Hampton Roads, VA), 1957-1958
  39. United Paperworkers International Union, Local 693 (Richmond, VA), 1962-1963
  40. United Paperworkers International Union, Local 696 (Richmond, VA), 1958
  41. United Paperworkers International Union, Local 707 (Richmond, VA), 1959-1961
  42. United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, Local 540 (Newport News, VA), 1958-1960
  43. Sheetmetal Workers International Association, Local 102 (Washington, D.C.), 1957-1960
  44. United Steelworkers of America, Local 2969 (Radford, VA), 1959-1962, 1970-1973, 1973-1976
  45. Amalgamated Association of Street Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America, Local 1177 (Norfolk, VA), 1947-1959
  46. Amalgamated Association of Street Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America, Local 1220 (Richmond, VA), 1958-1959
  47. International Typographical Union, Local 535 (Newport News, VA), 1957-1959

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection

  1. International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, 1966
  2. Graphic Communications International Union, 1968
  3. United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, 1968
  4. International Typographical Union, 1968
  5. Voting Records, Virginia General Assembly, 1970-1976

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. Virginia State AFL-CIO News Hi-Lites, Vol. I, No. 1 (January 1959) - Vol. VII, No. 10 (October 1965)
  2. Virginia State AFL-CIO News Hi-Lites, Vol. VII, No. 12 (December 1965) - Vol. X, No. 2 (February 1969)
  3. Virginia State AFL-CIO News Hi-Lites, Vol. X, No. 4 (April 1969) - Vol. XI, No. 11 (November 1970)
  4. Virginia State AFL-CIO News Hi-Lites, Vol. XIII, No. 1 (January 1972) - Vol. XVII, No. 5 (May 1976)

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. Virginia State AFL-CIO, Reports of the Officers, 1960-1972, 1974
  2. Virginia AFL-CIO and COPE Conventions, 1973, 1975

Processing Information

Processed by Faye Gamel, 1976, and James Murray, 1984. 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 description.
Title
Virginia State AFL-CIO:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1976, 1984
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:
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)