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International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District Lodge 96 (Savannah, Ga.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1985-40
The papers of District Lodge 96, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, consists of company files and some office files. Included in both types of files are information on organizing, union / National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) elections, grievances, arbitrations, negotiations, correspondence (between the district lodge, the companies, and I.A.M.A.W. headquarters), and agreements. The office files also include some research information on the Savannah shipyards where some of the members worked. There are also several booklets that cover agreements, safety, and pension plans for various companies. In total, there are 86 company files in the collection.

Dates

  • 1940-1984
  • Majority of material found within 1956 - 1979

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.

Extent

18.3 Linear Feet (inn 44 boxes)

Abstract

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District Lodge 96 (Savannah, Ga.) records consist of company and office files. Included in both types of files are information on organizing union/NLRB elections, grievances, arbitration, negotiations, correspondence (between the district lodge, the companies and the IAMAW headquarters), and agreements. The office files also include some research information on the Savannah shipyards where some of the members worked. The collection includes several booklets and four photographs.

Historical Note

District Lodge 96 is a part of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which was founded on May 5, 1888 in Atlanta, Georgia. District 96, based in Savannah Georgia, serves Coastal Georgia and South Carolina and includes Local Lodges 23, 183, 272, 650, and 1002. District 96 also has a web page, which can be found at http://www.iamsouthatlantic.org.

Acquisition Information

Mervin Goulette, Business Representative, District 96.

Related Archival Materials Note

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.

Separated Materials Note

During processing, photographs were separated to the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection. Material must be requested separately; consult archivist for access.
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photographic Collection
  1. Four photographs, 1950s or 1960s. Photos show Billy Sloan receiving a check for a settlement from the Great Dane Trailer Company, Savannah, Georgia.

Processing Information

Processed by DeAnna L. Janecek, April 2001. The company files were originally by company in no particular order, but are now arranged alphabetically by company, as are the grievance and arbitration files. The office files were left in original order. At the end of the collection are the agreement, safety, and pension booklets, as well as four photos that were located in one of the arbitration files. EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services, June 2001. EAD edited by Morna Gerrard, 2003; William Hardesty, 2007.
Title
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District Lodge 96 (Savannah, Georgia):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
June 2001
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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