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Harry T. Barber papers

 Collection
Identifier: L1978-12

Scope and Content of the Papers

The Papers, 1966-1973, of Harry T. Barber comprise correspondence, minutes, legal documents, and printed items related to Barber's career as Field Representative of the AFL-CIO. From 1967 to 1969 Barber organized new locals in Alabama, promoted the multi-union boycott of General Electric products in 1969, and worked closely with the Alabama Labor Council on many other issues. In 1970 Barber organized in the Tampa, Florida area, primarily as the AFL-CIO representative on the Disney World Service Trade Council. Principal correspondents are Directors of AFL-CIO Region 6, Charles Gillman, Oliver Singleton, and James Sala; AFL-CIO Director of Organization, William Kircher; President of the Alabama Labor Council, Barney Weeks; and President of the Hillsborough County (Florida) Central Labor Council, B.C. Parkers. The minutes describe one meeting of the Disney World Services Trades Council and three meetings of the Hillsborough County Central Labor Council.

Dates

  • 1966-1973

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.

Biographical Note on Harry T. Barber

Harry T. Barber (1917-1973). Member, Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America, Local No. 1267, Miami, FL, 1941-1966; AFL-CIO Field Representative, Region VI, Alabama, 1967-1969, Florida, 1970-1973.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (in 3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The collection consists of records relating to Harry T. Barber's career as Field Representative of the AFL-CIO Region VI from 1966-1973. Includes correspondence, minutes, legal documents, and printed material. Major correspondents include Directors of AFL-CIO Region VI Charles Gillman, Oliver Singleton, and James Sala; AFL-CIO Director of Organization, William Kircher; President of the Alabama Labor Council, Barney Weeks; and President of the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Central Labor Council, B.C. Parkers.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mrs. H. T. Barber, June 27, 1978.

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 contracts, constitutions, directories, proceedings and books, consult Special Collections for access.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Contracts and Agreements Collection

  1. MC and REU Local #719 and H.R.E.B.I.U. Operating Engineers Local #320 (Huntsville, AL)
  2. Service Trade Council Union (Disneyworld, FL)

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions Collection

  1. Florida AFL-CIO and Florida State COPE, 1969

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Directories Collection

  1. AFL-CIO, Metal Trades Department, 1959

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. AFL-CIO, 1967 (illus.), 1968
  2. Catering Industry Employee, September 1972
  3. IUD News and Views, 1968
  4. Memo from COPE, May 1971-December 1972

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection

  1. Eighteen (18) pamphlets on following subjects: Executive order 11941, G.E. Strike, Nixon's economic program, Occupational health and safety, Philadelphia Plan, Right to Strike, "Right to Work" laws, National Labor Relations Board, Teenage Workers, UAW, United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum and Plastic Workers of America

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. Alabama Labor Council, AFL-CIO convention, 1968

Separated to Special Collections Book Collection

  1. One (1) book - Organizing and the Law, Stephen Schlossberg

Processing Information

Inventoried by Debra K. Whatley at the file level, June 29, 1978.
Title
Harry T. Barber:
Subtitle
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
June 29, 1978
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • March 2006, 2007: Revised and EAD finding aid created by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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