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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.


  • Creation: 1957-1983


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.

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.


The papers are arranged into four series:

  1. Series I: Correspondence, 1957-1983
  2. Series II: Financial Documents (Mostly Alabama Labor Council), 1975-1983
  3. Series III: Minutes, Alabama Labor Council and Other Bodies, 1958-1983
  4. Series IV: Legal Files and Printed Material, 1967, 1978-1983

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Barney Weeks, 1984.

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

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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