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Southern Woodcutters Assistance Project records

 Collection
Identifier: L1982-39

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.

Dates

  • 1979-1982

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.

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.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (in 13 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

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.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Perry Perkins, 1982.

Online Availability

The photographs in this collection may have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.

Separated Materials

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

  1. United Woodcutters, Haulers and Helpers Association Bylaws

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. Fired Up!, 1980-1982

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Oversize Location

  1. Newsclippings, July 1981-January 1982

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Photograph Collection

  1. Five 8"x10" black and white photographs; Three 5"x7" black and white photographs

Processing Information

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.
Title
Southern Woodcutters Assistance Project:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1983
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • May 2010: Encoded Archival Description finding aid created by Laura Starratt from a legacy finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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