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Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Central North Carolina Joint Board records

 Collection
Identifier: L1980-16

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1939-1979, of the Central North Carolina Joint Board of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU), consist primarily of correspondence, grievances, time study data on job productivity in the textile industry, and various kinds of material pertaining to the strike by Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) Locals 578 and 584 against the Harriet-Henderson Mills in Henderson, N.C. The correspondence is mostly that of Central Joint Board Business Manager, Robert A. Parker. Another large portion of the correspondence pertains to TWUA Local 319 of the Highland Cotton Mills in High Point, N.C. The largest single series is a file of newspaper clippings on the Harriet-Henderson strike. These clippings from several newspapers in the state constitute practically a daily report on the strike from November 1958 to the summer of 1960, when the union abandoned the strike. Boyd E. Paton, TWUA Southern Organizing Director, and six others were indicted for conspiracy to dynamite the Henderson Cotton Mills. The TWUA's support of this strike and the violence that occurred made it a national news story in 1959.

Dates

  • 1939-1979

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.

Historical Note

In 1980s name changed to Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Carolina Joint Board.

Extent

11.7 Linear Feet (in 27 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Central North Carolina Joint Board records, 1939-1979, include correspondence, grievances, and time studies on job productivity in the textile industry; together with correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other items. Material relates to the Textile Workers Union of America; Local 578 and Local 584 and the strike (1958-1960; and abandoned by the union) against Harriet and Henderson Cotton Mills, Henderson, N.C.; and Local 319 at Highland Cotton Mills, High Point, N.C.

Acquisition Information

Donated by ACTWU, Central North Carolina Joint Board, courtesy of Fred Nye, May 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, oversize records, photographs, and printed material were separated to other Southern Labor Archives collections. For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection finding aid or catalog. For photographs, see the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection finding aid. For proceedings, contracts, constitutions, and oversize, consult Special Collections for access.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. 5th and 6th Annual North Carolina State CIO-PAC, 1952 and 1953
  2. Convention of North Carolina Stare Industrial Union Council, 1953, 1954, 1955
  3. United Textile Workers-American Federation of Labor, 1954
  4. 12th, 13th, and 14th Biennial Convention Textile Workers Union of America 1962, 1964, 1966
  5. Upholsterers International Union-37th Convention, 1974

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. AFL-CIO Education News and Views Vol. 4 June, July/Aug., 1959
  2. AMMO Vol. 5 May, 1968
  3. Bricklayer, Mason and Plasterer, The Vol. 67 #6 June, 1963
  4. Chatham Chatter Vol. 1 Feb. 1, 1966
  5. Freedom Fighter, 1959-1960
  6. IUD Bulletin, 1959
  7. IUD Newsletter, May 1969
  8. Inside TWUA, 1959
  9. The Issue, Feb. 21, 1955
  10. Journal Vol. 79 #11 Dec., 1975
  11. Labor Week May 15, 1959
  12. Memo From COPE Jan. 24, 1957
  13. News From The AFL-CIO April 18, 1973
  14. North Carolina Labor and Industry, 1968
  15. North Carolina State CIO Council Legis-Letter, 1955
  16. North Carolina State CIO Council News, 1955
  17. NOW, 1968
  18. Report on Congress, 1954
  19. Southern Newsletter, 1959-1960
  20. Durham Labor Journal, 1959
  21. Textile Labor, 1952; 1959; 1962
  22. UIU Journal, 1978

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Contracts Collection

  1. TWUA, Local 248, Durham, NC, 1957
  2. TWUA, Local 684, Hanes, NC, 1947-1948, 1950-1955
  3. TWUA, Local 578, Henderson, NC, 1944, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1955
  4. TWUA, Local 584, Henderson, NC, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1955
  5. TWUA, Hickory Fabrics Co., Hickory, NC, 1949
  6. TWUA, Local 319, High Point, NC, 1939-1940, 1943, 1949-1952, 1956
  7. TWUA, Local 608, High Point, NC, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1949-1951, 1953
  8. TWUA, High Point, NC, Arista Mills, 1950
  9. TWUA, Local 844, Lumberton, NC, 1952, 1954
  10. TWUA, Local 650, Thomasville, NC, 1946-1948, 1950
  11. TWUA, Duplan Corp., Kingston, PA, 1949, 1950

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions Collection

  1. CIO, 1948
  2. North Carolina State, AFL-CIO, 1959
  3. North Carolina State, Industrial Union Council, 1953, 1954
  4. North Carolina State CIO Political Action Committee, 1948
  5. TWUA, 1960-1972
  6. North Central Joint Board, 1956, undated
  7. TWUA Local 250, Erwin, NC, 1955
  8. TWUA Local 578, Henderson, NC, 1954, 1960
  9. TWUA Local 584, Henderson, NC, 1960
  10. TWUA Local 319, High Point, NC, 1956
  11. TWUA Local 608, High Point, NC, 1956

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection

  1. (1-3)-Unidentified
  2. (4-6)-Henderson Strike
  3. (7-26)-Unidentified (various locals)
  4. (27-50)-Unidentified Convention (TWUA)

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Oversize Location

  1. (9)-Financial Ledgers (4)-Local 608, 1943-1954
  2. (9)-Financial Ledgers (3)-Local 319, 1959-1967
  3. (9)-Financial Ledgers (2)-TWUA Housing Fund, Local 608, 1963-1967
  4. (6)-Worksheets, Henderson, NC, 578 and 584
  5. (1)-Map, Henderson, NC
  6. (1)-Report Card, 98th Congress, (TWUA News)
  7. (1)-ACTWU, Contract Comparisons
  8. (4)-Posters (ACTWU)
  9. (15)-Newspaper clippings (Henderson Strike, 1959)
  10. (1)-Charter (Local 608)

Processing Information

Inventoried by John Conti at the file level, December 1981.
Title
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Central North Carolina Joint Board:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
December 1981
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.
  • December 2005, August 2007: EAD revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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