Joseph D. Gleason papers
Scope and Content of the Papers
The Joseph D. Gleason papers contain materials from Gleason's participation in organized labor from the early 1950s up to his death in 1982. Most materials relate to his career in the American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, but there are also materials related to his work with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. The scrapbooks contain news clippings and other artifacts (newsletters, fliers, buttons, etc.) following Gleason's career. Publications in the collection consist of the Government Standard (AFGE's monthly publication) and the Second District newsletter. There are also materials from Gleason's campaigns for National Vice President. The minutes from the AFGE National Executive Council and from the AFGE conventions during the 1960s and 70s as well as a large number of convention badges, union pins and photographs. The photos are from AFGE conventions and other events. Oversize materials include several posters for the CIO, drawn by Gleason.
- Gleason, Joseph D., 1929-1982 (Person)
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.
Biography of Joseph D. Gleason
Joseph D. Gleason was born on June 7, 1929 in Rhode Island. He began working with the labor movement in 1948, first with the Government and Civic Employees, CIO, then the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO. In 1963 he was assigned to the Industrial Union Department of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). Gleason began working with the American Federation of Government Employees in 1964, District 2 (New York/New Jersey). Beginning in 1968, he was elected as national vice president of the AFGE (AFL-CIO), District 2 and held that position until 1974 (he was re-elected without opposition until then). In 1976 he was elected Executive Vice President of the AFGE. He also served on the Trade Union Consulting Committee - State University of New Jersey, Rutgers and was elected in 1974 to the State Advisory Council of Rutgers School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Gleason died in 1982.
8.4 Linear Feet (in 16 boxes)
Language of Materials
Joseph D. Gleason (1929-1982), began working with the labor movement in 1948, first with the Government and Civic Employees, CIO, then the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO. The collection consists of materials from Gleason's participation in organized labor from the early 1950s to his death in 1982. Most materials relate to his career in the American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, but there are also some materials from the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees.
The papers are arranged into five series:
- Series I: Labor Documents, 1960-1982
- Series II: Scrapbooks, 1952-1982
- Series III: Publications, 1959-1982
- Series IV: Photographs, 1959-1968
- Series V: Artifacts and Oversize, 1976-1980
Donated by Daniel J. Gleason, June 1986.
Processed by DeAnna L. Janecek at the file level, December 2001.
- Gleason, Joseph D., 1929-1982 (Person)
- Joseph D. Gleason:
- A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
- January 2002
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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