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Southern States Apprenticeship Conference records

 Collection
Identifier: L1980-19

  • Staff Only

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

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.

Collection is stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

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.

Arrangement

The records maintain their original order.

Off-Site Storage

Collection is stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

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

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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