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Barney Weeks collection

Identifier: L1984-17

Scope and Content of the Collection

The papers of Barney Weeks, 1957-1983, consist of correspondence (frequently with subject related attachments), financial statements, minutes, personnel files on three employees of the Alabama Labor Council, pamphlets and newspaper articles, many pertaining to a special election of the Alabama legislature in September 1983. Much of Week's correspondence is personal in nature, while the bulk of his official correspondence as President of the Alabama Labor Council is to or concerning the Secretary-Treasurer of the Council, A. G. Trammell.


  • 1957-1983


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.

Biography of Barney Weeks

Barney Weeks was a typesetter and labor organizer who served as the Alabama AFL-CIO's second president from 1957 to 1983.


1 Linear Feet (in 3 boxes)

Language of Materials



The Barney Weeks Collection, 1957-1983, consists of materials relating to his work with the Alabama Labor Council as president and the work of A. G. Trammell, Secretary-Treasurer of the Council.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Barney Weeks, 1984.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. AFL-CIO Region 6 (Atlanta office) records, 1961-1969 (L1974-01)
  2. AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department, Southern Region records, 1963-1972 (L1973-05)
  3. AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department, Southern Office records, 1964-1979 (L1983-26)
  4. AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department, Southeastern Office records, 1974-1984 (L1985-16)
  5. AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department, Southeastern Region records, 1966-1986 (L1988-22)
  6. AFL-CIO Southern Area Civil Rights Department records, 1962-1988 (L1989-17)

Separated Materials

During processing, pamphlets 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).

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection

  1. Federal Election Campaign Act of 1976
  2. Harry S, Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs Membership Roster.

Processing Information

Processed by John Coleman at the file level, 1984. 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.
Barney Weeks:
A Guide to His Collection at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

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

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