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North Carolina State AFL-CIO records

 Collection
Identifier: L1981-20

Scope and Content of the Records

The collection consists of records of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO and its predecessor, the North Carolina State Federation of Labor from 1945, 1949-1981. It includes administrative files (1945, 1950-1981) consisting of correspondence, financial records, and files pertaining to the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, the AFL-CIO's Industrial Union Department, Public Employee Department, and Committee on Political Education. The collection also contains material regarding the North Carolina gubernatorial campaign of Wilbur Hobby, president of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO. Correspondents include William M. Barbee, E.A. Britt, and Christopher Scott. The name files (1957-1981) contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and printed materials relating to national, state, and local elected officials; civil rights; and labor activists. The subject files (1949-1981) include correspondence, newspaper clippings, and reports pertaining to the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Carolina Skills Advancement Center, the J.P. Stevens Company, the Equal Rights Amendment, voter registration, tax reform, the textile industry, and public employees. The collection also contains audio cassettes, reel to reel tapes, photographs, and slides.

Dates

  • 1945-1981

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

The North Carolina State Federation of Labor was organized in 1907 and held annual conventions until 1957. The North Carolina State AFL-CIO was then organized in 1958.

North Carolina State AFL-CIO Presidents, 1938-1981

1938-1955
Charles A. Fink, President of the North Carolina State Federation of Labor
1952-1955
William M. Barbee, President of the North Carolina (AFL)
1955-1969
William M. Barbee, President of the North Carolina State Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO)
1969-1981
Wilbur Hobby, President of the North Carolina State Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO)
Wilbur Hobby had served as President of the Durham (North Carolina) Central Labor Union, 1955 - 1958; Editor of the Durham Labor Journal, 1955-1958; and Area Director of AFL-CIO COPE (Committee on Political Education), 1959-1969.

Extent

112 Linear Feet (in 211 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The North Carolina State Federation of Labor was organized in 1907 and held annual conventions until 1957. The North Carolina State AFL-CIO was then organized in 1958. The collection consists of administrative files, 1945, 1949-1981, and also includes material regarding the North Carolina gubernatorial campaign of Wilbur Hobby, president of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO.

Acquisition Information

Donated by E.A. Britt on November 11, 1981 and March 18, 1982.

Separated Materials

During processing, a large body of printed items such as periodicals, constitutions and by-laws, contracts, pamphlets, and proceedings, as well as non-print items such as photographs, audio recordings, and artifacts, were separated to other Southern Labor Archives collections. See List of Separated Material following in the container list.

Processing Information

Processed by Anne L. Tilden, Charles Minihan, Rob Page, Robert Dinwiddie, Peter Roberts at the file level, May 1990; Jae Kim, Trish Raque Bogdan added the second accession, June 2005.
Title
North Carolina State AFL-CIO:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1990, 2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • June 2005: EAD finding aid created by Trish Raque Bogdan.
  • 2005, 2007: EAD revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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