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Tom Backus papers

 Collection
Identifier: L1982-16

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.

Dates

  • 1966-1981

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.

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.

Extent

0.3 Linear Feet (in 4 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

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.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Tom Backus, 1982.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. United Association of Journeymen Plumbers, Gas Fitters, Steam Fitters, and Steam Fitters' Helpers of the United States and Canada Contract collection, 1951-2001 (L-Contracts_UA)
  2. United Association of Plumbers and Steam Fitters of the United States and Canada, Local 72 (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1952-1972 (L1972-33)

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Collections. For contracts, consult Special Collections for access.

Separated to Southern Labor Contracts Collection

  1. Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 72 (Atlanta Ga.), 1968, 1969, 1971, and 1979

Separated to Southern Labor Constitutions Collection

  1. United Association, 1966
  2. North Georgia Building and Construction Trades, 1972

Processing Information

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.
Title
Tom Backus:
Subtitle
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1982
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • February 14, 2011: Electronic finding aid created by Harold Victor Hansen Jr. from a legacy finding aid.
  • June 2014: Revised by William W. Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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