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Marc R. Levinson papers

 Collection
Identifier: L1983-01

Scope and Content of the Papers

The Papers, 1975-1978, of Marc R. Levinson, consist of correspondence, newsclippings, official statements, depositions, and other documents related to three specific labor relations disputes: a strike by Local 1644 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) against the city of Atlanta, 1977; the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union's recognition campaign against the J.P. Stevens Company, 1976-1978; and an attempt by the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union to organize Cagle, Inc., a chicken procession plant in Camilla, Ga., 1976. Also included are two cassette tapes containing interviews done by Levinson of Jerry Wurf, President of AFSCME, and Albert Shanker, President of the American Federation of Teachers, in which the issues of public employee unionism, Atlanta labor relations, rivalry between the AFT and the National Education Association, school integration, standardized tests, and union political coalitions are raised.

Dates

  • 1975-1978

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

Mr. Levinson was a journalist and news editor of Creative Loafing, an Atlanta weekly. ACTWU was formed in 1976 by a merger of the Textile Workers Union of America and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (in 14 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Marc R. Levinson was a journalist and news editor of Creative Loafing, an Atlanta weekly. His papers, 1975-1979, contain three series. The AFSCME Local 1644/City of Atlanta series includes correspondence, news clippings, news releases, and printed materials relating to a strike by Local 1644 (Atlanta, Ga.) of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) against the City of Atlanta in 1977. The Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union of America/J.P. Stevens Company series contains legal documents, news releases, and printed materials pertaining to the union's 1976-1978 recognition campaign against the J.P. Stevens Company. The Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union/Cagle series contains materials relating to the union's 1976 efforts to organize Cagle, a chicken processing plant in Camilla, Georgia. The collection also includes two audio cassette tapes of interviews Levinson made with Jerry Wurf, AFSCME president and Albert Shanker, president of the American Federation of Teachers.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Marc Levinson, January 1983.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Atlanta Education Association records, 1905-1971 (L1975-31)
  2. American Federation of Teachers, Southern Organizing Project records, 1978-1979 (L1979-22)
  3. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 1644 (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1949-2001 (L1986-44)

Separated Materials

During processing, pamphlets were separated to the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection (note that this collection has been weeded over time).

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection

  1. J. P. Stevens and Co., Inc. (7)

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections Staff at the file level.
Title
Marc R. Levinson:
Subtitle
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
May 2001
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • May 2001: EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services.
  • February 2003: EAD edited by Morna Gerrard.
  • August 2007: EAD edited by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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