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Andrew P. McElroy, Sr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: L1980-02

Scope and Content of the Records

The collection, 1884-1935, Andrew P. McElroy, Sr., is composed of personal letters and clippings chronicling his work in the labor movement and his interest in and service to the inmates of the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary; a number of photographs of workmen, scenes of prison life, and other activities; labor and prison periodicals; and artifacts, specifically, stonemason tools and a variety of convention and parade badges.

Dates

  • 1884-1935

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.

Biography of Andrew P. McElroy, Sr.

Andrew P. McElroy, Sr. (1863-1921) immigrated to America from Scotland in 1882. A skilled stonecutter, he worked in Tennessee briefly before journeying southward to the north Georgia marble country in the early 1890's. He later settled in Atlanta where he was in charge of all stonework in the building of the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary from 1903 to 1917. During and prior to this time, he was very active in union work both locally and nationally. He spent the years, 1917 to 1921, working for the U.S. Government Employment Office.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (in 7 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Andrew P. McElroy, Sr. (1863-1921) immigrated to America from Scotland in 1882. A skilled stonecutter, he settled in Atlanta where he was in charge of all stonework in the building of the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary from 1903 to 1917. During and prior to this time, he was very active in union work both locally and nationally. His papers, 1884-1935, contain personal letters and printed material; photographs; and an artifact collection containing stonemason tools and convention and parade badges.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Andrew P. McElroy, Jr. and Catherine M. McElroy, 1980.

Online Availability

The photographs in this collection may have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.

Separated Materials

During processing, photographs, artifacts, and printed material were separated to other Southern Labor Archives collections. For photographs, see the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection finding aid. For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection finding aid or catalog. For constitutions and artifacts, consult Special Collections for access.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection

  1. 23 photographs, 1890s-1920
  2. Oversize photographs, 1917-1921

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and By-laws Collection

  1. Atlanta Chamber of Industry, undated
  2. Journeymen Stonecutters' of Atlanta, Georgia, undated
  3. Journeymen Stonecutters' of North America, 1907; 1918

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. Catholic Charities Review, 1918
  2. The Public, 1917
  3. The Stonecutters' Journal, 1918-1921
  4. Good Words, 1912-1921
  5. Journal of Labor, 1916-1920

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Artifacts Collection

  1. 10 stonecutter's tools
  2. Labor Day badges, delegate badges, Campaign and Celebrations badges, 1894-1921
  3. One piece of carved marble
  4. Tennessee Centennial Exposition, Nashville, souvenir badge, 1897
  5. "Get Behind the Government," Liberty Loan button, 1917
  6. Samuel Gompers reception, Chicago, badge, 1918
  7. "July D.R.S.B.C.," button, 1918
  8. Edgar Watkins for Congress, button, undated
  9. "K(nights) of C(olumbus) Helps the Boys in Camp and `Over There,' " button, undated
  10. Third Liberty Loan, button, undated
  11. Fourth Liberty Loan, button, undated
  12. Atlanta Business College, button, undated
  13. "Erin Go Bragh," badge, undated

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.
Title
Andrew P. McElroy, Sr.:
Subtitle
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1980
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, August 2007: EAD edited by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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