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Ecumenical Coalition of Working People records

 Collection
Identifier: L1984-45

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1973-1984, of the Ecumenical Coalition of Working People consist of correspondence, minutes, financial records, printed material, and photographs.

Dates

  • 1973-1984

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.

Historical Note

The Ecumenical Coalition of Working People incorporated on March 15, 1979 as a non-profit corporation with a Board of Directors made up of Joe Irwin, coordinator, Bill Jenkins of Retail Clerks International Union, Harold Parker of the Atlanta Presbytery, and Herbert Green of the United Automobile Workers. The Coalition was organized to improve the living and working conditions of workers and their families, and sought to alleviate the historical bias against unions in the South by conducting labor education programs such as workshops, seminars, conferences, newspaper articles, church sermons, a radio broadcast, and by lobbying the Georgia General Assembly. Coordinator Joe Irwin was educated at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and was an ordained Congregationalist minister.

Extent

1.67 Linear Feet (in 4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The Ecumenical Coalition of Working People was incorporated on March 15, 1979 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Coalition was organized to improve the living and working conditions of workers and their families, and sought to alleviate the historical bias against trade unions in the South by conducting labor education programs and lobbying the Georgia General Assembly.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Joe Jacobs and Herb Green, July 1984.

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Collections. For photographs, see the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection finding aid. For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection finding aid or catalog. 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 Photographic Collection

  1. 13 negatives with matching proof sheet, and 3 enlargements of the Bell Telephone building under construction beside All Saints Episcopal Church, one line-shot negative of the Bell Telephone building and All Saints Episcopal Church, two lithoprinted half-tones of Zell Miller, and country and western singers Dolly Parton and Don Williams

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. Highlander Reports (Highlander Research and Education Center), March 1977-December 1978
  2. Industrial Worker (Industrial Workers of the World), January 1979
  3. Southern Fight - Back (Southern Organizing Committee for Economic and Social Justice), February 1979
  4. USA (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), July/August, 1979

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection

  1. Twelve pamphlets concerning: United Automobile Workers, Day Care Centers,Humphrey - Hawkins Full Employment Bill, League of Women Voters, Religion and Labor, Steel Industry

Processing Information

Inventoried by C.E. Minihan at the file level, March 1987.
Title
Ecumenical Coalition of Working People:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1987
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.
  • February 2003: EAD edited by Morna Gerrard.
  • 2006, 2007: EAD edited by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)