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Robert Claxton collection

Identifier: L1976-47

Scope and Content of the Collection

This collection contains newspaper clippings documenting a strike at an auto parts plant in Carrolton, Georgia from January 12, 1972 until February 6, 1973. United Auto Workers Local 1725 struck over working conditions in the Douglas and Lomason factory that produced automotive vehicle trim. Both sides of the strike perpetuated violence against the other, including sniper attacks on scabs. The strike ended when the union agreed to return to work under the previous contract, but a dissatisfied management and the newly hired replacement workers along with the non-strikers voted to de-certifiy Local 1725 on February 6, 1973.


  • Creation: 1972-1973


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.

Biographical Note about Robert Claxton

Robert Claxton was a professor of History at West Georgia College (later the University of West Georgia).


0.1 Linear Feet (in 1 folder)

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The Robert Claxton collection contains newspaper clippings documenting a United Auto Workers Local 1725 strike at an auto parts plant in Carrolton, Georgia from January 12, 1972 until February 6, 1973.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Robert Claxton in 1976.

Processing Information

Processed by Faye Gamel, 1976. 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.

Robert Claxton:
A Guide to His Collection at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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