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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.


  • 1972-1973


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.

Biographical Note about Robert Claxton

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


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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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Revision Statements

  • February 2011: EAD created by Harold Victor Hansen, Jr. from a legacy finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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