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Textile Workers Union of America, Northwest Georgia Joint Board records

 Collection
Identifier: L1980-22

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1949-1976, of the Textile Workers Union of America, Northwest Georgia Joint Board, consist of correspondence, financial statements, grievance and arbitration cases, contracts, and photographs. The Records pertain to TWUA Locals 689 and 789 in the Rome, Georgia, area, both of which went defunct in the late 1970's. Officials in both locals corresponded with TWUA presidents Emil Rieve and William Pollock, TWUA Political Action Committee Director Al Barkan, with TWUA Georgia Director H.D. Lisk, and with TWUA Southern Directors Boyd Paton and James Bamford. Primary topics include legislative issues, contract negotiations, wages, work loads, and the 1968 strike. Small series of contracts and photographs complete the collection.

Dates

  • 1949-1976

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.

Extent

5.42 Linear Feet (in 13 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The collection consists of the records of the Northwest Georgia Joint Board of the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) from 1949-1976. The records primarily document the activities of the TWUA Locals 689 and 789 located in Rome, Georgia, and include correspondence, minutes, subject files, financial records, grievances, arbitration cases, photographs, and printed materials. Officials in both locals corresponded with TWUA officers including presidents Emil Rieve and William Pollock, Political Action Committee Director Al Barkan, Georgia Director H.D. Lisk, and Southern Directors Boyd Paton and James Bamford. Primary topics include legislative issues, contract negotiations, wages, work loads, and the 1968 strike at the Celanese Fibers Company.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Gerald Brown and Shirley Pope, June 1980.

Online Availability

The photographs in this collection may have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Textile Workers Union of America contracts collection, 1939-1976 (L-contracts_TWUA)
  2. Textile Workers Union of America, Georgia-Tennessee-Alabama Joint Board records, 1952-1980 (L1985-10)

Separated Materials

During processing, photographs and printed material were separated to other Southern Labor Archives collections. For photographs, see the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection finding aid. For contracts, consult Special Collections for access.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection

  1. Thirteen black and white, glossy photographs, 1953; 1955-1957; 1960; 1967; undated

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Contracts Collection

  1. United Association of Journeymen & Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry, Lead Burners' Joint Council -- Rome, Ga. (Celanese Fibers Corp.), 1953
  2. Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) -- Local 513, Knoxville, Tn., 1950
  3. Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) -- Local 576, Gadsden, Al., 1953
  4. Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) -- Local 689, Rome, Ga., 1959; 1962; 1965; 1971(2)
  5. Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) -- Local 689, Rome, Ga., (Bonnie Davis Chevrolet Co.), 1969
  6. Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) -- Local 770, Charlotte, N.C., 1954
  7. Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) -- Local 789, Aragon, Ga. (Contract Stipulations), 1947-1958
  8. Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) -- Local 789, Aragon, Ga., (Noble Manufacturing Company), 1946
  9. Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) -- Local 789, Aragon, Ga. (Aragon Mills), 1946; 1947; 1948; 1949; 1951; 1955
  10. Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) -- Local 903, Hazelwood, N.C., 1955
  11. Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) -- Local 1006, Brookford, N.C., 1955
  12. Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) -- Local 1093, Rock Hill, S.C., 1965; 1968

Processing Information

Inventoried by Ralph Peters and Robert Dinwiddie at the file level, January 1984.
Title
Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA), Northwest Georgia Joint Board:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
January 1984
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.
  • February 2003: EAD edited by Morna Gerrard.
  • August 2007: EAD edited by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)