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E. L. Abercrombie papers

Identifier: L1984-49

Scope and Content of the Papers

The papers, 1942-1982, of E.L. Abercrombie consist of a letter from Atlanta labor attorney Harris Jacobs (May 19, 1982); an editorial written by Hal Gulliver in the Atlanta Constitution (May 17, 1982); an article about Abercrombie written by Margaret Shannon in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution Magazine (February 4, 1979); and twenty-six photographs of Mr. Abercrombie, other members of Laundry Workers Local 218, officers of the Laundry Workers International Union, and others, including Coretta Scott King. Most of the photographs date during the 1970s.


  • Creation: 1942-1982


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.

Biographical Note

E. L. Abercrombie, 1908-1989, served as executive secretary of Local 218 of the Laundry, Dry Cleaning and Dye House Workers International.


0.01 Linear Feet (in 1 folder)

Language of Materials



E. L. Abercrombie (1908-1989), served as executive secretary of Local 218 of the Laundry, Dry Cleaning and Dye House Workers International. His papers, 1942-1982, include a letter, newspaper clippings, and a photograph collection.

Acquisition Information

Donated by E.L. Abercrombie, July 1984.

Online Availability

The photographs in this collection may have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.

Separated Materials

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

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection

  1. Twenty-six photographs (two of which are in Oversized Photographs Box), 1942-1975 [L1984-49]

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections Staff at the file level.

E. L. Abercrombie:
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
June 2001
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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