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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 508 (Savannah, Ga.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1984-41

Scope and Content of the Records

The records of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 508 (Savannah, Ga.), 1944-1984, maintained in the office of Business Manager M. J. Counihan, include bylaws, constitutions, correspondence, minutes, employee benefits plans, questionnaires; contract agreements, negotiations, and amendments to agreements; apprenticeship procedures, applications, attendance, courses, tests, evaluation, and promotion; personnel files; and photographs, artifacts, and a large map of the jurisdiction of Local 508.

Dates

  • 1944-1984

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Access to some files restricted. Consult archivist.

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 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 508 (Savannah, Ga.)

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 508 (Savannah, Ga.) is part of District 5 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which was chartered on December 4, 1891, by the AFL for all electric work. IBEW Local 508 has maintained a central office in Savannah and the jurisdiction of the office has extended to a number of counties and parts of counties in both Georgia and South Carolina.

Between 1944 and 1984, W. L. Ferrell (1944-1947), H. F. Carter (1948), and M. J. Counihan (1949-1984) served as Business Manager of IBEW Local 508. Prior to Counihan's election to Business Manager, he was the Recording Secretary (circa 1947-1948). Serving as the President of Local 508 during that period were H.G. Carter (1947-[unknown]), H. L. Collins (circa 1950-1951), and W. M. Crawford (circa 1957-circa 1978). H. G. Fitzpatrick was Assistant Business Manager with responsibilities for Local 508 out of Brunswick, Georgia (circa 1957-circa 1978).

Extent

7.3 Linear Feet (in 14 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 508 (Savannah, Ga.), work in the construction industry. The records of the local are comprised of bylaws, correspondence, contract agreements, and documentation of the apprenticeship program, 1944-1984.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Michael J. Counihan, July 1984.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Michael Counihan interview, Voices of Labor Oral History Collection (L1995-12.7)
  2. J. B. Pate collection, 1939-1962 (L1972-22)
  3. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers contracts collection, 1937-2000 (L-contracts_IBEW)
  4. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1965 (Tallahassee, Fla.) records, 1949-1967 (L1976-17)
  5. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 175 (Chattanooga, Tenn.) records, 1944-1977 (L1978-01)
  6. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 613 (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1939-1977 (L1981-19)
  7. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 84 (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1923-1986 (L1986-21)
  8. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 84 (Atlanta, Ga.) records, circa 1910s-2000s (L2002-22)

Separated Materials

During processing, bylaws, constitutions, conference proceedings and periodicals were separated to the Bylaws and Constitutions Collection, Conference Proceedings Collection, and Periodicals Collection of the Southern Labor Archives. Please ask archivist for more information.

Processing Information

Processed by T. Wesley Stewart at the file level, September-November 2008.
Title
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 508 (Savannah, Georgia):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
December 11, 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • December 2008: EAD created by T. Wesley Stewart.
  • August 2015: EAD edited by Hal Hansen

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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