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AFL-CIO Region 5 (Atlanta office) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1982-38

Scope and Content of the Records

The collection consists of records of the AFL-CIO Region 5 (Atlanta, Ga.) and its predecessor, AFL-CIO Region 6 from 1947-1981. Includes correspondence, newsletters, memoranda, proceedings, reports, and printed materials. Materials document the activities of state and local union organizations, labor councils, the AFL, the CIO, and AFL-CIO departments pertaining to political issues, candidates for office, political campaigns, lobbying, the Don Luna case and trial, the J.P. Stevens organization and boycott, issues involving union and non-union business, and general business and includes correspondence of Region 5 Director James Sala (1976-1978). Printed materials consist chiefly of reports relating to the economic situations in Georgia from 1966-1974. Also contained in the collection are bound volumes of The American Federationist (1960-1981) and audio recordings and motion picture films pertaining to the AFL-CIO's national Committee on Political Education.

Dates

  • 1947-1981

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.
Oversized Materials stored offsite. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Historical Note

The AFL was organized in 1881. In 1935, a group of AFL unions formed the Committee for Industrial Organization, were expelled by the AFL in 1937, and established the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in 1938. During the post World War II era, cooperation increased between the AFL and the CIO resulting in a 1955 merger of the two groups into the AFL-CIO. Restructuring in 1973 caused AFL-CIO Region 6 (Atlanta, Ga.) to be renumbered as Region 5. Region 5 of the AFL-CIO includes the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (in 6 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The collection consists of records of the AFL-CIO Region 5 (Atlanta, Ga.) and its predecessor, AFL-CIO Region 6 from 1947-1981. Includes correspondence, newsletters, memoranda, proceedings, reports, and printed materials. Materials document the activities of state and local union organizations, labor councils, the AFL, the CIO, and AFL-CIO departments pertaining to political issues, candidates for office, political campaigns, lobbying, the Don Luna case and trial, the J.P. Stevens organization and boycott, issues involving union and non-union business, and general business and includes correspondence of Region 5 Director James Sala (1976-1978).

Off-Site Storage

Oversized Materials stored offsite. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Acquisition Information

Donated by James Sala, November 10, 1982 (accession L1982-38) and December 14, 1982 (L1982-40).

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Harry T. Barber papers, 1966-1973 (L1978-12)
  2. Oliver Singleton papers, 1946-1971 (L1972-83)
  3. AFL-CIO Region 6 (Atlanta office) records, 1961-1969 (L1974-01)
  4. AFL-CIO Region 5 (Atlanta office) records, 1976-1978 (L1985-15)
  5. AFL-CIO Region V records, 1964-1993 (L1990-05)
  6. AFL-CIO Region 8 (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Region 5 records, 1940-1974 (L1985-38)

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Collections. For pamphlets, see the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time). For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection finding aid or catalog. For constitutions, proceedings, artifacts, and audiovisual materials consult Special Collections for access.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and Bylaws Collection

  1. United Farmworkers of America, 1973

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection

  1. (2) Davis-Bacon Act, 1979; (3) Education, 1976; (4) Employment, 1975, 1976, 1981; (5) Executive Enterprises, Inc., 1981; (2) Handicapped Workers, 1977, 1979; Health Care, 1970; Hospital Employees, 1976; Labor Education, 1982; Labor History, 1981; Occupational Safety and Health, 1976; Plant Closures, 1980; Right Wing Groups, 1980; Sexual Harassment, 1981; Speakers Manual, National Health Security, circa 1973; Unemployment, 1976; Unemployment Insurance, undated; (5) United States Congress, 1958, 1968, 1972, 1977; United States Department of Labor; Labor-Management Services Administration, 1971; Workmen's Compensation, 1973

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. Monthly Labor Review 1968 (Vol. 91) No. 3; March 1968
  2. Social Justice No. 1, circa November 1976
  3. American Federationalist (Vol. 67-Vol. 88), 1960-1981 (22 volumes) [L1982-38]

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. American Federation of Labor, 1955
  2. Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1947-1955 (7 conventions0
  3. American Federation of Labor-Congress Industrial Organizations, 1955, 1979, 1981
  4. Alabama Labor Council, 1975-1976
  5. Florida AFL-CIO, 1976
  6. Georgia State AFL-CIO, 1976-1977
  7. Mississippi AFL-CIO, 1976

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Artifacts Collection

  1. Jackson, Miss. Central Labor Union, embosser, undated
  2. Greater Orangeburg Central Labor Union, embosser, undated
  3. United Brotherhood of Carpenters, US Bicentennial License Plate, 1976

Transferred to Southern Labor Archives Library Collection

  1. Union Security: The Case Against the "Right to Work" Laws. American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1958
  2. CIO: Industrial Democracy in Action. Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1955
  3. Lucy Randolph Mason, To Win These Rights. 1952.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Audio Recordings Collection

  1. 14 COPE Reports, July 1971-September 1972
  2. "All Things Considered," 1982
  3. "What is the AFL-CIO," undated
  4. Convention Speeches, Side 1: Monsignor George Higgins, Side 2: Tom Donahue, undated

Processing Information

L1982-38 and L1982-40 inventoried by James B. Murray at the file level, April 29, 1985.

Creator

Title
AFL-CIO, Region 5 (Atlanta Office) [accession L1982-38]:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1985
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • June 2001: EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services.
  • March 2006, August 2007: Revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)