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International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: L1985-13
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Photograph Collection largely consists of black and white 8" x 10" photographs which were used in the union's publications, the Machinists Monthly Journal and later, the Machinist. The Photograph Collection includes the following IAMAW-related subject matter: Locals, Districts, Officers, Anniversaries, Conventions, Conferences, Ladies Auxiliary, strikes, the Machinists Non-Partisan Political League, and Machinists at work on trains, tanks, aircraft, missiles, etc. Additional subject matter includes the AFL-CIO, other unions, union/labor leaders, world leaders, political figures, religious leaders, current events, and celebrities. Of note are extensive files on Gerald Ford, Hubert Humphrey, missile construction, the Convair Corporation, the Machinists Non-Partisan Political League, and the Ladies Auxiliary.

Dates

  • circa 1890-1980
  • Majority of material found within 1940 - 1975

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. Not all photographs were created by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, therefore it will be incumbent upon the researcher to secure permission from the person or agency that created any photographs other than those of the IAMAW. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Extent

54.63 Linear Feet (in 131 boxes)

Abstract:

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Photograph Collection largely consists of black and white 8" x 10" photographs which were used in its publications, the Machinists Monthly Journal and later, the Machinist.

History of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

The United Machinists and Mechanical Engineers of America was founded in 1888. In 1889, the name changed to the National Association of Machinists. Two years later, it became known as the International Association of Machinists and in 1965, this was changed to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

For more information about the records of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, held at the Southern Labor Archives, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, please visit: http://www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/labor/iam.

Organization of the Collection

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Photograph Collection maintains its original arrangement as kept by the IAMAW. The inventory below indicates each file's number and title as assigned in the IAMAW office. Lack of a file number or proper title indicates that none was assigned originally. For more information, please contact the archivist.

Acquisition Information

Photograph collection donated by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, 1985.

Related Archival Materials

Georgia State University Library is the official repository for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and the collection includes the Grand Lodge records as well as numerous Local and District Lodges. Please see the IAMAW Research Guide for more collections. In addition, GSU Digital Collections includes complete, full-text runs of the Machinist Monthly Journal and the Machinists Newspaper available in GSU Digital Collections as well as numerous photographs and local publications from both the US and Canada.
Related materials in this repository
  1. International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Collection, 1891-2002, L1992-14
  2. International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Artifact Collection, 1886-circa 2000, L1992-14
  3. ore information about IAMAW collections held at the Southern Labor Archives, please visit the IAMAW collections website

Processing Information

Inventory created by George "Joe" Rounds utilizing minimum standards processing techniques, Spring 2008. EAD finding aid created by Traci JoLeigh Drummond, December 2008.
Title
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Photograph Collection at Georgia State University Library
Status
completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
December 6, 2008
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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