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United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 225 (Atlanta) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1986-16

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1946-1985, of Carpenters Local 225 (Atlanta, GA) contain correspondence, minutes, financial statements, legal papers, work rules, contracts, bylaws, and pamphlets. The primary correspondents for Local 225 are Recording Secretaries T.D. Harper (1946-1949) and J.V. Edmonson (1950-1985). Persons writing to Local 225 include politicians, UBC national officers, other UBC locals, the Georgia State Council of Carpenters, and locals of other craft unions. The issues discussed in the correspondence include journeyman credentials, membership eligibility, strike support for other locals, support for legislative initiatives, apprenticeship programs, jurisdictional decisions made by the UBC president, and the organization of labor in the area in general. The minutes of Local 225 (1959-1977), the Georgia State Council of Carpenters (1953-1965), and the North Georgia Building and Construction Trades Council (1959-1965) reveal the UBC's concern with managing its relationships with other craft unions (particularly the Lathers' Union), caring for members who were will ill or injured, responding to requests from charities, and disciplining members charged with working on non-union projects.

Dates

  • 1946-1985

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.
Oversized Materials stored offsite. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Historical Note

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America organized in 1881 as the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Chartered by the AFL in 1887, the Brotherhood merged with the United Order of American Carpenters and Joiners in 1888 to become the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.

Recording Secretaries for Local 225 (Atlanta) includes T.D. Harper, Recording Secretary (to 1949) and J. V. Edmonson (1950-1985).

Extent

2.92 Linear Feet (in 7 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The records, 1946-1985, of Carpenters Local 225 (Atlanta, Ga.) contain correspondence, minutes, financial statements, legal papers, work rules, contracts, bylaws, and pamphlets. The primary correspondents for Local 225 are Recording Secretaries T.D. Harper (1946-1949) and J.V. Edmonson (1950-1985).

Off-Site Storage

Oversized Materials stored offsite. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Uunite Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 225, September 1971 (L1971-04) April 1972 (L1972-23); February 1973 (L1973-11); May 22, 1986 (L19896-16).

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Contract collection, 1919-1988 (L-Contracts_UBC)
  2. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 144 (Macon, Ga.) records, 1887-1970 (L1973-44)
  3. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 144 (Macon, Ga.) records, 1937-1983 (L1983-22)
  4. Benjamin Franklin Haley collection, 1964-1967 (L1972-10)
  5. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 256 (Savannah, Ga.) records, 1899-1956 (L1977-19)
  6. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 1977 (Rome, Ga.) collection, 1921; 1967-1968 (L1985-08)

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Collections. For pamphlets, see the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time). For carpenters contracts, see the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America contract collection finding aid. For non-carpenters contracts, rules, and constitutions, consult Special Collections for access.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and Bylaws Collection

  1. Carpenters Local 225: 1938, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1947, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1967, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1985
  2. United Brotherhood of Carpenters: 1975, 1979, 1982
  3. Georgia State Council of Carpenters: 1957
  4. Georgia State AFL-CIO, 1963
  5. Atlanta Labor Council, 1958
  6. Painters, 1946; 1948

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Contracts and Agreements Collection

  1. Carpenters District Council of Atlanta: 1972, 1973, 1977, 1979
  2. Carpenters Local 225: 1969
  3. Atlanta Painters District Council 38, 1950
  4. Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council, 1940

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection

  1. UBC Memorable Milestones
  2. AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department: National Disputes Adjustment Plan

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Standards and Rules Collection

  1. United Brotherhood of Carpenters, 1942, 1959, 1962
  2. Plasterers, undated

Processing Information

L1971-04 and L1972-23 processed by E.L. Eltzroth at the file level, June 1, 1972 and May 31, 1972. L1973-11 processed by Robert Dinwiddie at the file level, April 13, 1973. L1986-16 processsed by Robert Dinwiddie at the file level. This collection guide was created from a legacy finding aid. The inventory's contents and storage locations of separated materials (if applicable) were not verified at that time. Multiple finding aids combined into a single collection guide.
Title
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 225 (Atlanta, Georgia):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
June 2001
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.
  • 2006, 2007: EAD revised by William Hardesty.
  • September 2018: All four accessions combined into single electronic finding aid by Hal Hansen from legacy finding aids.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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