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Edwin D. Harrison collection

Identifier: L1980-08

Scope and Content of the Collection

The collection contains correspondence, arbitration proceedings, clippings, agreements, questionnaires, printed reports, and supporting documents pertaining to mediation between the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Firefighters Union.


  • 1966


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.

Biography of Edwin D. Harrison

Edwin Davies Harrison was the sixth president of Georgia Tech, from 1957 to 1969. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served in the Navy until 1945. He then earned a master's in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1948, and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 1952. In the 1966, he acted in the role of mediator between the Atlanta Firefighters and the City of Atlanta.


0.7 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)

Language of Materials



The Edwin D. Harrison Collection contains materials regarding his role as mediator between the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Firefighters Union in the mid-1960s.

Acquisition Information

Collection transferred by Graham Roberts, Georgia Institute of Technology Library, 1980.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. International Association of Fire Fighters contract collection, 1965-1984 (L-Contracts_IAFF)
  2. Georgia State Firefighters Association records, 1955-1972 (L1973-30)
  3. International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1460 (Marietta, Ga.) records, 1962-1973 (L1973-62)
  4. International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1492 (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1963-1974 (L1974-37)
  5. Atlanta Fire Fighters Union, Independent (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1966 (L1977-11)

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For pamphlets, see the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time).

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection

  1. U.S. Department of Labor, Salary Trends, Firemen and Policemen, 1924-1964
  2. U.S. Department of Labor, Salary Trends, City Public School Teachers, 1925-1963
  3. U.S. Department of Labor, Wage Indexes

Processing Information

Processed by Leonora Gidlund at the file level, 1983. 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.
Edwin D. Harrison:
A Guide to His Collection at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • December 2009: EAD created by Laura Starratt from a legacy finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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