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Andrew P. McElroy, Sr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: L1980-02

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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

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.

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.

Arrangement

The papers are arranged by record type.

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

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)