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AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE), Area 3 records

 Collection
Identifier: L1982-41

Scope and Content of the Records

The records, 1947, 1970-1979, of the AFL-CIO COPE Area 3 consist primarily of correspondence and printed material generated by the state labor federations in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and South Carolina and West Virginia. The bulk of these documents pertain to the national political campaigns of 1972 and 1976. The material dated 1947-1957 consists of congressional voting records gathered and printed by the national COPE There is also a series of field reports and activity plans sent from Dowler to Barkan between the years 1972-1976. The remainder of the collection includes correspondence and printed material relating to the AFL-CIO executive council, the AFL-CIO Region VI (Atlanta), and the National Council of Senior Citizens.

Dates

  • 1947-1979

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

Historical Note

The AFL-CIO COPE Area 3 covers the region comprising Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia. Clement Dowler became director of COPE Area 3 in 1969. He formerly served as Associate Director of the Senior Aides program for the National Council of Senior Citizens. Dowler was an official with the Textile Workers Union of America. Alexander Barkan was COPE national director from 1963-1982.

Extent

1.67 Linear Feet (in 4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE) Area 3 covers the region comprising Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia. Its records, 1970-1979, consist primarily of correspondence and printed material generated by the state labor federations in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and South Carolina and West Virginia.

Off-Site Storage

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

Acquisition Information

Donated by AFL-CIO COPE, Area 3, courtesy of Clem Dowler, December 1982.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE), Area 3 records, 1962-1984 (L1990-03)

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 oversized materials, constitutions, and proceedings, consult Special Collections for access.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Oversize Location

  1. Four (4) items: including a list of senators and representatives to the Florida state legislature, [1979]
  2. Map of the congressional districts of Georgia, undated
  3. Two (2) "register to vote" posters printed by AFL-CIO C.O.P.E. undated

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and By-laws Collection

  1. Florida AFL-CIO -- Florida State C.O.P.E., 1978
  2. Georgia AFL-CIO -- Georgia State C.O.PE., undated
  3. West Virginia, AFL-CIO -- West Virginia C.O.P.E., 1969

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection

  1. Numerous pamphlets on politics, education, and right to work laws, in South Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina from the early 1970s.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. Keeping In Touch in West Virginia, 1972
  2. Memo from C.O.P.E., 1972
  3. News from the AFL-CIO, 1972
  4. The North Carolina Coalition Report, February 1972
  5. Talkin' Union (Mason-Jackson Labor Council and Central Ohio Valley Union Council), November 1976
  6. Talkin' Union (Harrison County Labor Federation and Marion County Labor Federation), November 1976
  7. Talkin' Union (Brooke-Hancock Labor Council, Ohio Valley Trades and Labor Assembly and Marshall-Tyler-Wetzel Labor Council), November 1976
  8. Unity (Kanawha Valley Labor Council), November 1976
  9. Washington Report, 1972
  10. The Greensboro Professional Teacher, April 1973
  11. Kentucky Labor News, 1972
  12. Local 525 News, April 1972
  13. The Voice of Labor, Winter 1972
  14. The West Virginia AFL-CIO Observer, January 1972
  15. The West Virginia AFL-CIO Observer, 1972; 1976

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. Florida AFL-CIO -- 23rd Annual Convention, 1979
  2. Georgia AFL-CIO -- 15th Annual Convention, 1971
  3. West Virginia AFL-CIO -- 8th Constitutional Convention, 1971
  4. West Virginia AFL-CIO -- 8th Special Convention, 1972

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections Staff at the file level.
Title
AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE), Area 3 [L1982-41]:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
June 2001
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.
  • January 2003: EAD revised by Morna Gerrard.
  • 2006, 2007: EAD revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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