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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.


  • Creation: 1966


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 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.


The collection is arranged by record type.

Acquisition Information

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

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

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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