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David Williams collection

 Collection
Identifier: L1977-02

Scope and Content of the Collection

The David Williams Collection, 1918, comprises correspondence between, and minutes of meetings between the Georgia Railway and Power Company and a committee representing some of the company's employees, usually in the person of H. O. Teat. Preston S. Arkwright was president of the Georgia Railway and Electric Company. The collection also includes agreements between the company and Local 732 of the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America, newspaper clippings, memoranda of conversations, bulletins of the American Electrical Railway Association and President Wilson's proclamation creating the National War Labor Board.

Dates

  • 1918

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

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 Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America

The Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees (later known as the the Amalgamated Transit Union) was founded in 1892 and is the largest labor organization representing transit workers in the United States and Canada, with over 180,000 members in 270 local unions spread across 46 states and nine provinces. The ATU consists of bus, van, subway, and light rail operators, clerks, baggage handlers and maintenance employees in urban transit, over-the-road and school bus industries, as well as emergency medical service personnel, ambulance operators, clerical personnel, and municipal workers.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (in 1 folder)

Abstract:

The David Williams collection contains correspondence and minutes between the Georgia Railway and Power Company and a committee representing the company's employees as well as agreements between the company and the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America, Local 732 and other documents including newspaper clippings, memoranda, bulletins and President Wilson's proclamation creating the National War Labor Board.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by David Williams, 1978.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Amalgamated Transit Union, Division 732 records, 1919-1981 (L1982-02)
  2. Atlanta Transit System records, 1920-1973 (L1973-43)

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Dinwiddie, 1978. Encoded Archival Description finding aid created by Laura Starratt, May 2010.
Title
David Williams:
Subtitle
A Guide to His Collection at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
May 21, 2010
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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