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Atlanta Fire Fighters Union, Independent (Atlanta, Ga.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1977-11

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1966, of the Atlanta Fire Fighters Union, Independent (AFFUI), contain correspondence, minutes, grievance and arbitration case material, legal documents, membership data, newspaper clippings, and some printed items (received as accession L1977-11). The bulk of the correspondence is between the AFFUI and other state and local fire fighter organizations.

The records also include signed resignation forms from the Atlanta Fire Department and the International Association of Fire Fighters, as well as one piece of correspondence, two certificates, a petition, and four unidentified audio tapes (received as accession L1979-08). The letter is from the Archbishop of Atlanta, Paul Hallinan, to Mayor Ivan Allen, Superior Court Judge Sam McKenzie, and Fire Department Head J. I. Martin, and presents a proposal for a compromise solution to the dispute.

Dates

  • 1966

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.

History of the Atlanta Fire Fighters Union, Independent

Atlanta Fire Fighters Union, Independent was formed in 1966 by fire fighters disaffiliating from Local 134 of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) because of the IAFF's refusal to support them in a strike against the Atlanta Fire Department. Many Local 134 members resigned from both the Atlanta Fire Department and the IAFF.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (in 3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Atlanta Fire Fighters Union, Independent was formed in 1966 by fire fighters disaffiliating from Local 134 of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) because of the IAFF's refusal to support them in a strike against the Atlanta Fire Department. Its records, 1966, contain signed resignation forms, correspondence, minutes, grievance and arbitration case material, legal documents, membership data, newspaper clippings, and some printed items.

Acquisition Information

Acquired in two accessions. Mrs. Robert J. Caum donated correspondence, minutes, legal documents, membership data, and printed material in 1977 (accession L1977-11). Robert J. Caum donated signed resignation forms and other documents on March 27, 1979 (accession L1979-08).

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. International Association of Fire Fighters contract collection, 1965-1984 (L-Contracts_IAFF)
  2. Georgia State Firefighters Association records, 1955-1972 (L1973-30)
  3. International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1460 (Marietta, Ga.) records, 1962-1973 (L1973-62)
  4. International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1492 (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1963-1974 (L1974-37)
  5. Edwin D. Harrison collection, 1966 (L1980-08)

Separated Materials

During processing, printed material and sound recordings were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Collections. For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection finding aid or catalog. For audiovisual materials, directories, and contracts consult Special Collections for access.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Contracts and Agreements Collection [L1977-11]

  1. Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh, International Association of Firefighters, Local 1, 1966

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and By-laws Collection [L1977-11]

  1. Georgia-Atlanta -- International Association of Firefighters, Local 134, 1960
  2. Georgia-Atlanta -- Atlanta Fire Department Nurses' Club, 1958

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Directories Collection [L1977-11]

  1. International Association of Firefighters, State Associations and Local Recording Secretaries, 1966

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection [L1977-11]

  1. Louisville (KY.) Fire Fighter, June, 1966
  2. The Booster, IAFF Local 134 (Atlanta), April, 1966

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Sound Recordings Collection [L1979-08]

  1. One reel-to-reel and three cassette audio tapes

Processing Information

June Royall inventoried accession L1977-11 at the file level, August 26, 1977. Warren Hadlock inventoried accession L1979-08 at the file level, April 11, 1977. Finding aids combined into a single collection guide.
Title
Atlanta Fire Fighters Union, Independent (Atlanta, Georgia):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1977
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.
  • 2005, 2007: EAD revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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