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Augusta Federation of Trades records

 Collection
Identifier: L1977-21

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1943-1974, of the Augusta Federation of Trades consist of correspondence, minutes, financial documents, membership data, and printed items of the AFT, 1963-1974, as well as minutes of its predecessor, the Augusta Central Labor Union, 1943-1957. The minutes of the Augusta Central Labor Union outline the routine and exceptional concerns of the organization, including efforts to protect a local labor newspaper from advertising encroachment, 1949-1952, and to support striking Augusta bus drivers, 1953-1955. Major concerns of the Augusta Federation of Trades during the period 1963-1970, were rebuilding the membership, reestablishing a labor paper, and taking advantage of renewed interest in union membership. General AFT correspondence from 1974 and printed material including constitutions of the Augusta Central Labor Union and the Augusta Federation of Trades complete the collection.

Dates

  • 1943-1974

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

The Augusta Federation of Trades was established in 1959, having previously been called the Augusta Central Labor Union. The Federation is the central body for AFL-CIO affiliated locals in the Augusta, Georgia area

Extent

0.6 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The collection consists of the records of the Augusta Federation of Trade (AFT) from 1958-1974 and its predecessor, the Augusta Central Labor Union (ACLU), from 1943-1957. Includes minutes of the ACLU (1943-1957) outlining concerns of the organization, efforts to protect a local labor newspaper from advertising encroachment, and support for the Augusta bus drivers strike (1953-1955). Also contains minutes of the AFT (1965-1969), correspondence (1965-1974), financial documents (1963-1974), and membership data (1963-1974). Materials document the AFT's concern with rebuilding membership, reestablishing a labor newspaper, and taking advantage of renewed interest in union membership. Also includes printed material including constitutions of both the ACLU and the AFT.

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 Augusta Federation of Trades, September 26, 1977.

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection finding aid or catalog. For pamphlets, see the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time). For constitutions consult Special Collections for access.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions Collection Collections

  1. ACLU, undated
  2. American Federation of Teachers, 1958; 1971
  3. Georgia District 10 Area COPE, undated

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. Viva La Huelga (Farah Strike Bulletin)
  2. Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. No. 31, undated
  3. Memo From COPE, National AFL-CIO, Nos. 9-11, 13, 15, 1974
  4. Manpower Advisory, AFL-CIO Human Resources Development Institute, Vol. 2, Nos. 1, 2, 5, 1974
  5. Maritime, Maritime Trades Dept., National AFL-CIO Winter 1974
  6. Do Not Buy, Union Label Service Trades Dept., National AFL-CIO Mar. #1, May #1 and #2, June #1, August 1, 1974
  7. Labeletter, Union Label Service Trades Dept., National AFL-CIO

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection

  1. Pamphlets on COPE and the 1974 Democratic Party Charter

Processing Information

Inventory by E. H. Carter at the file level, January 1978.
Title
Augusta Federation of Trades (Augusta, Georgia):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
January 1978
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • March 2006: Revised and EAD finding aid created 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)