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Communications Workers of America, Southern Georgia District (Atlanta, Ga.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1979-20

Scope and Content of the Records

The Communications Workers of America records, Southern Georgia District (Atlanta, Ga.), 1947, 1968-1978 consist of sound films and manuscripts regarding Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company's attempt in 1947 to remove professional employees from the union's bargaining unit. Most of the associated films pertain to Communications Workers of America, Southern Georgia District (Atlanta, Ga.) political action interests.

Dates

  • 1947, 1968-1978

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.

History of Communications Workers of America, Southern Georgia District (Atlanta, Ga.)

The Communications Workers of America began in 1939 as a group of unaffiliated unions in the telephone industry organized under the name of the National Federation of Telephone Workers. In 1947, the group changed its name to the Communications Workers of America (CWA). The CWA affiliated with the CIO and merged with the Telephone Workers Organizing Committee in 1949.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (in 2 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The Communications Workers of America records, Southern Georgia District (Atlanta, Ga.), 1947, 1968-1978 consist of sound films and manuscripts concerning a 1947 attempt by the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company to remove so-called professional employees from the union's bargaining unit.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Gene Russo, Southern Georgia Director, June 1979.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Communications Workers of America contracts collection, 1948-1977 (L-contracts_CWA)
  2. Communications Workers of America records, Local 3108 (Orlando, Fla.) records, 1965-1973 (L1972-42)
  3. Communications Workers of America, Local 3204 (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1948-1972 (L1972-59)
  4. Communication Workers of America, Local 3290 records, 1947-1966 (L1975-03)
  5. Communication Workers of America, District 3 records, 1953-1974 (L1979-17)
  6. Communications Workers of America Records, Local 3250 (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1935-1945 (L1982-01)

Separated Materials

During processing, audio-visual material was separated to other Southern Labor Archives collections. Material must be requested separately; consult archivist for access.

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Audiovisual Collection

  1. Labor's Year of Challenge, 1968
  2. CWA on the Move, 1970
  3. CWA in Action, undated
  4. Carter-COPE, 1976
  5. Reform at Last, 1977
  6. We Come to Bat (COPE), 1970
  7. Hubert H. Humphrey, 1978
  8. CWA Membership Meeting of the Air, undated
  9. Fraternally Yours, undated
  10. Joe Beirne (CWA President), speech, undated
  11. When Day's Work is Done, undated
  12. The Green Card, undated
  13. Don Not Fold, Staple, Spindle, or Mutilate, undated

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Dinwiddie at the file level, 1979. This collection guide was created from a legacy finding aid. The inventory's contents and storage locations of separated materials (if applicable) were not verified at that time.
Title
Communications Workers of America, Southern Georgia District (Atlanta, Ga.):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1979
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • December 2009: Encoded Archival Description finding aid created by Laura Starratt from a legacy finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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