David Williams collection
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.
- Williams, David (donor) (Person)
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.
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.
0.1 Linear Feet (in 1 folder)
Language of Materials
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.
Collection donated by David Williams, 1978.
Processed by Robert Dinwiddie, 1978. 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.
- Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America. Local 732 (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Arkwright, Preston S. (Preston Stanley), 1871-1947
- Atlanta (Ga.)
- Georgia Railway & Power Company
- Labor union locals
- Labor unions -- Organizing
- Local transit -- Employees
- United States. National War Labor Board (1918-1919)
- Williams, David (donor) (Person)
- David Williams:
- A Guide to His Collection at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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