Southern Woodcutters Assistance Project records
Scope and Content of the Records
The records of the Southern Woodcutters Assistance Project, 1979-1982, consist of correspondence, legal documents, newsclippings, printed materials, photographs and periodicals which documents the activities of the organization, particularly the controversy over "short sticking" (the undermeasuring of loads of lumber). There are also oral interview transcripts and photographs intended for a film project about Southern woodcutters. Legal documents for the United Woodcutters Association consist of affidavits and survey reports of interviews which support their claim of "short sticking." Also included are the bylaws of the United Woodcutters, Haulers and Helpers Association.
- Southern Woodcutters Assistance Project (Organization)
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.
History of the Southern Woodcutter Assistance Project
The Southern Woodcutters Assistance Project (SWAP) was formed in 1978 to service Mississippi woodcutter organizations and later founded the United Woodcutters Association (UWA) in 1980.
0.42 Linear Feet (in 13 folders)
Language of Materials
The records of the Southern Woodcutters Assistance Project, 1979-1982, consist of correspondence, legal documents, newsclippings, printed materials, photographs and periodicals which documents the activities of the organization, as well as oral interview transcripts, photographs and legal documents of the United Woodcutters Association.
The records are arranged into two series:
- Series I: United Woodcutters Association, 1979-1981
- Series II: Southern Woodcutters Assistance Project, 1981-1982
Collection donated by Perry Perkins, 1982.
The photographs in this collection may have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.
During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Collections. For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection finding aid or catalog. For photographs, see the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection finding aid. For constitutions and oversized materials, consult Special Collections for access.
Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and Bylaws Collection
- United Woodcutters, Haulers and Helpers Association Bylaws
Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection
- Fired Up!, 1980-1982
Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Oversize Location
- Newsclippings, July 1981-January 1982
Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Photograph Collection
- Five 8" x 10" black and white photographs; Three 5" x 7" black and white photographs
Processed by Leonora Gidlund at the file level, 1983. 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.
- Southern Woodcutters Assistance Project:
- A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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