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

 Collection
Identifier: L1979-20

  • Staff Only

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

Collection is open for research use.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.

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.

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

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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