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Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council records

 Collection
Identifier: L1978-03

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1941-1974, of the Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council (TVLTC), comprise correspondence, committee files, grievances, and documents pertaining to matters brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEO). The bulk of the correspondence is between the TVTLC and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Files of joint committees (Central Joint Cooperative Committee, Joint Classification Committee, and Joint Wage Data Committee), indicate the extensive cooperation between the TVTLC and TVA. Some of the grievance and EEO material concerns charges of racial discrimination. Such allegations were filed against TVA in 1969 by the NAACP on behalf of black employees of the Allen Steam Plant in Memphis, and by the Black Vietnam Veterans in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in 1972. However, EEO investigations found no discrimination by TVA.

Dates

  • 1941-1974

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.

History of Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council

The Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council (TVTLC) was organized in 1937 from a TVA employee relations committee that had been formed by the TVA in 1935. The TVTLC is composed of International Representatives of sixteen craft unions: Painters; Bricklayers; Iron Workers; Asbestos Workers; Machinists; Boilermakers; Iron Ship Builders and Blacksmiths; Electrical Workers; Laborers; Operating Engineers; Plasterers and Cement Masons; Sheet Metal Workers; Teamsters; Plumbing and Pipefitter Workers; Carpenters; Roofers; and Lathers. The TVTLC represents employees of TVA in Tennessee and Alabama.

Extent

7 Linear Feet (in 17 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Organized in 1937 from a Tennessee Valley Authority employee relations committee. Composed of international representatives of 16 craft unions, the TVTLC represents employees of TVA in Tennessee and Alabama. The records, 1941-1974, consist of correspondence, committee files, grievances and documents pertaining to matters brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEO).

Off-Site Storage

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

Acquisition Information

Donated by Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council, courtesy of Edward Harvey, IBEW Local 175, January 1978.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Tennessee State Labor Council records, 1937-1979 (L1981-11)
  2. Chattanooga Area Labor Council records, 1925-1972 (L1977-14)
  3. Stanton E. Smith papers, 1938-1973 (L1976-30)

Separated Materials

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 periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection finding aid or catalog. For agreements and manuals, consult Special Collections for access.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Agreements Collection

  1. Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council, 1974

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Manuals Collection

  1. TVA - Manual of Safe Practices and Information, undated

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection

  1. Seven (7) pamphlets concerning: TVA, EEOC 1964-1972; undated

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. Teamwork, TVTLC, Vol. 22, No. 7, July, 1964

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Gernazian at the file level, November 1978.
Title
Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
May 2001
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • May 2001: EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services.
  • February 2003: EAD edited by Morna Gerrard.
  • 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)