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Atlanta Labor Council records

 Collection
Identifier: L1977-08

Scope and Content of the Records

The Atlanta Labor Council Records, 1964-1975, are composed of correspondence, press releases, minutes, financial reports, and printed material of the Atlanta Labor Council, the AFL-CIO, and other community organizations in which the Council was active. The principal subjects of the correspondence and press releases are local political affairs, community development projects, and labor-management disputes. The correspondents include Mayor Sam Massell, Senator David Gambrell, Governor Jimmy Carter, Ivan Allen, E.T. Kehrer, J.O. Moore and other local political and labor leaders. The minutes, reports, and studies of such community organizations as the CCAA, Inc., MACHealth, MARTA, the N.W. Georgia Girl Scout Council, Community Chest/United Appeal and the American Red Cross, as well as temporary committees such as the Environmental Health Task Force and the Atlanta City Charter Commission are included. Other records illuminate the Atlanta Labor Council's role in the Fulton County Democratic Party and in local labor disputes, notably the AFSCME strike and the Holy Family Hospital organizing controversy in 1972.

Dates

  • 1964-1975

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.

Historical Note on the Atlanta Labor Council

The Atlanta Labor Council was formed in 1958 by the merger of the Atlanta Federation of Trades, AFL, and the Atlanta Industrial Union Council, CIO.

Extent

3.5 Linear Feet (in 6 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The Atlanta Labor Council was formed in 1958 by the merger of the Atlanta Federation of Trades, AFL, and the Atlanta Industrial Union Council, CIO. Its records are composed of office files, financial documents, membership records, minutes, photographs, and printed material of the Atlanta Labor Council and affiliated organizations, 1915-1969 (bulk 1956-1969).

Off-Site Storage

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

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Atlanta Labor Council, April 1977.

Online Availability

The photographs in this collection may have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.

Separated Materials Note

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 the directory, consult Special Collections for access.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Directory Collection

  1. AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department, 1965

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection

  1. One hundred eleven Pamphlets on the following topics: AFL-CIO; American Red Cross (5); Apprenticeship Outreach Program; Black trade unionists; College scholarships; Communist countries; Consumerism; Discrimination; Environment (3); ERA; Executive Council AFL-CIO (5); Foreign trade (2); Housing costs; Human Resources Development Institute (2); Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act; Labor Studies; Medicare; National Disputes Adjustment Plan; National Health Security; Nixon, Richard; Occupational Safety Act of 1970; "Philadelphia Plan"; Right-to-Work laws; Social Security; State Workmen's Compensation laws; Unemployment compensation (2); United Farm Workers; U.S. Congress; Veterans; Wage Controls; Wages (2)

Separated to Photographs Collection

  1. Samuel Gompers
  2. William Green
  3. J. O. Moore

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff, unknown date.
Title
Atlanta Labor Council [L1977-08]:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
June 2001
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • June 2001: EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services.
  • August 2007: EAD edited by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)