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Stanton E. Smith papers

 Collection
Identifier: L1976-30

Scope and Contents of the Papers

The Stanton E. Smith Records, 1938-1973, are comprised primarily of correspondence and other documents relating to Smith's duties in the Tennessee Federation of Labor, Tennessee State Labor Council, Chattanooga Central Labor Union, and the Southern Labor School. In addition, there are numerous photographs of Smith and other Southern Labor School members and members of the Tennessee AFL-CIO Executive Committee plus newspapers, pamphlets and other printed material. Included in the collection is Smith's correspondence with political and union leaders such as Estes Kefauver, Frank Clement, William Green, Charles M. Houk, and James L. McDevitt. Information about various international unions, local Leagues for Political Education, the Tennessee League for Political Education, Tennessee Central Labor Unions, Tennessee COPE, and Tennessee Congressmen is contained in this collection.

Dates

  • 1938-1973

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.

Biography of Stanton E. Smith

Stanton E. Smith (Born August 29, 1905) became a member of the American Federation of Teachers in 1932 and served as president of Local 246 from 1932 through 1939. Smith served as vice-president of the AFT from 1937 to 1946, as Secretary-Treasurer of the Chattanooga Central Labor Union between 1941 and 1956. Smith joined the International Ladies Garment Workers Union in 1942 and served as ILGWU Southeastern Director between 1942 and 1945. Elected President of the Tennessee Federation of Labor in 1949, Smith served until 1956, when he became President of the Tennessee State Labor Council.

Extent

4.59 Linear Feet (in 11 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Stanton E. Smith (born 1905) was a labor leader in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He served as President of the Tennessee Federation of Labor and of the Tennessee State Labor Council. Smith's papers, 1938-1973, are comprised primarily of correspondence and other documents relating to his duties in those organizations, the Chattanooga Central Labor Union, and the Southern Labor School. The papers also include photographs and printed material.

Off-Site Storage

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

Acquisition Information

Donated by Stanton E. Smith, 1976 [L1976-30] and 1980 [L1980-04].

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Tennessee State Labor Council records, 1937-1979 (L1981-11)
  2. Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council records, 1941-1974 (L1978-03)
  3. Chattanooga Area Labor Council records, 1925-1972 (L1977-14)
  4. Mississippi State AFL-CIO records, 1947-1986 (L1986-26)

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 periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection finding aid or catalog. For by-laws and proceedings consult Special Collections for access.

Separated to Pamphlets Collection

  1. Publications on various topics (see finding aid)

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photographic Collection

  1. 46 photographs (available in Digital Collections)

Separated to Constitutions and Bylaws Collection

  1. Constitutions from the Tennessee State Labor Council (1957) and Nashville Labor's League for Political Education (consult archivist)

Separated to Proceedings Collection

  1. Proceedings from various Tennessee State Labor organization meetings (consult archivist)

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. Various issues of state-level labor periodicals (see finding aid or library catalog)

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Oversize Collection

  1. Various oversized printed materials [DH OS map-case, Drawer 11]
Title
Stanton E. Smith:
Subtitle
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
May 2001
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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