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Southern States Apprenticeship Conference records

 Collection
Identifier: L1980-19

Scope and Content of the Records

The Southern States Apprenticeship Conference (SSAC) records include documentation for all stages of preparation, planning, operation, participation, and activity of the annual conference. The collection includes minutes, budgets, correspondence, resolutions, certificates, reports, mailings, registration attendance analysis and registration rosters, panel observation sheets, panel programs, agendas, clippings, SSAC policy manuals, and Steering Committee meeting documentation, 1951-1991 [bulk 1971-1977].

The vast majority of the collection is comprised of material from labor unions, including Pipe Trades, Machinists (Machine Tool & Die Workers), Carpenters, Electricians, Boilermakers, Electrical Industry Workers, Sheet Metal Workers, Roofers & Waterproofers, Electrical Utilities Workers, Aerospace & Government Installation Workers, Trowel Trade Workers, Insulators & Asbestos Workers, Painters & Decorators, Operating Engineers, Automotive & Diesel Workers, and Graphic Artists. The Southern State labor and trade organizations represented in the collection include those from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Oklahoma.

Of note in the collection are the organization's scrapbooks, 1951 to 1991, which contain news clippings, correspondence, photographs, and conference materials. The scrapbooks include brochures for the local attractions and hotels in the area. Conference materials include programs, certificates, awards, mailing documents, proceedings, and panel session reports.

Dates

  • 1951-1991
  • Majority of material found within 1971 - 1977

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.
This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

History of the Southern States Apprenticeship Conference

In 1948, management and labor representatives from industries across the Southern United States organized the Southern States Apprenticeship Conference (SSAC) to recognize the importance of training of skilled tradesmen to the economy of the South. In April 1948, 370 people, representing ten states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas), attended the first session of the SSAC, held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Since then, the SSAC has held an annual conference, usually in mid-June, in a different state each year.

By 1953, the SSAC had grown to the point that there was a need for a guiding body to provide leadership in the development of future conferences. The SSAC created the Steering Committee, which was composed of a management and labor representative from each of the now 13 States involved (adding Kentucky, North Carolina, and Oklahoma). Financial arrangements for the Conference came from contributions of management and labor in the participating states.

Today, the Steering Committee, known as the Labor/Management Council, is comprised of two labor and management representatives from each of 15 Southern States (adding Kansas and Missouri since 1969).

Extent

13.25 Linear Feet (in 6 boxes and 37 scrapbooks)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The Southern States Apprenticeship Conference (SSAC) records include documentation for all stages of preparation, planning, operation, participation, and activity of the annual conference.

Off-Site Storage

This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Charles Pitts and other representatives of the Southern State Apprenticeship Conference in 1973, 1977, 1980, and 1993.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. L. E. Marler collection, 1957; 1965-1973 (L1975-20)

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Bexley at the folder level, spring 2010.
Title
Southern States Apprenticeship Conference:
Subtitle
A Guide to the Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • June 2010: EAD created by Traci JoLeigh Drummond.
  • February 2016: EAD revised by Hal Hansen.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)