Tom Backus papers
Scope and Content of the Papers
The papers of Tom Backus, 1966-1981, contain both personal and professional information regarding his affiliation with the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, Local 72, and the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry. The papers include a negotiated contract between the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 72 and management. It also includes certificates from his many civic and union-affiliated associations; a roll call directory of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada issued March 1970 and containing names of all union members; four pamphlets describing the benefit packages for Local 72; and a program from the 1978 services award banquet of the local.
- Backus, Tom (Thomas H.) (Person)
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.
Biographical Note about Tom Backus
Thomas H. Backus (1910-1985) worked as a pipefitter and was active in organized labor starting in the 1930s. He retired to Buchanan, Georgia.
0.3 Linear Feet (in 4 folders)
Language of Materials
The papers of Tom Backus, 1966-1981, contain both personal and professional information regarding his affiliation with the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union, Local 72, and the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry.
The papers are arranged by record type.
Donated by Tom Backus, 1982.
During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Collections. For contracts, consult Special Collections for access.
Separated to Southern Labor Contracts Collection
- Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 72 (Atlanta Ga.), 1968, 1969, 1971, and 1979
Separated to Southern Labor Constitutions Collection
- United Association, 1966
- North Georgia Building and Construction Trades, 1972
Processed by Robert Dinwiddie at the file level, 1982. This collection guide was created from a legacy finding aid. The inventory's contents and storage locations of separated materials (if applicable) were not verified at that time.
- Tom Backus:
- A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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