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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 84 (Atlanta, Ga.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1986-21

Scope and Content of the Records

The records of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 84 (Atlanta, Ga.), 1923-1986 (bulk 1971-1986), consist primarily of the administrative, office, and reference files of J.W. Giles, documenting the day-to-day operations of the union as well as Giles' interactions with the executive and international boards of the IBEW. Giles served as Assistant Business Manager of the IBEW Local 84 from 1970-1972 and Business Manager and Financial Secretary beginning in 1983.

The records include correspondence; arbitration and grievances; minutes of executive board and union member meetings; auditor reports; business manager reports; contract agreement and negotiation materials; constitutions and bylaws; training manuals; reference files; event, convention, and conference programs; pamphlets; election materials; artifacts; photographs; and audiovisual materials.

Dates

  • 1923-1986
  • Majority of material found within 1971 - 1986

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Access to the materials in box 1 with personal or sensitive information has been restricted. Please consult with archivist for more information about accessing these records.

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.
This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required

Historical Note

Originally formed in 1890 as an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) took its present name in 1899. Representing workers in such fields as utilities, communications, construction, and transportation, the IBEW is one of the largest unions in the world. Local 84 oversees union members in the metro Atlanta area and is still alive and active today.

[See the IBEW website for more information.]

Extent

6.75 Linear Feet (in 7 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The records of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 84, 1923-1986 (bulk 1971-1986), consist primarily of the administrative, office, and reference files of J.W. Giles, documenting the day-to-day operations of the union as well as Giles' interactions with the executive and international boards of the IBEW.

Offsite Storage

This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Acquisition Information

Donated by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 84 (Atlanta, Ga.), official J.W. Giles in 1984 and 1986 [L1984-23, L1986-21, L1986-38].

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. J. B. Pate collection, 1939-1962 (L1972-22)
  2. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers contracts collection, 1937-2000 (L-contracts_IBEW)
  3. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1965 (Tallahassee, Fla.) records, 1949-1967 (L1976-17)
  4. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 175 (Chattanooga, Tenn.) records, 1944-1977 (L1978-01)
  5. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 613 (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1939-1977 (L1981-19)
  6. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 508 (Savannah, Ga.) records, 1944-1984 (L1984-41)
  7. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 84 (Atlanta, Ga.) records, circa 1910s-2000s (L2002-22)
  8. Voices of Labor (oral history project) includes interview with J. W. Giles, September 11, 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Crystal Rodgers at the box level, October 2011.
Title
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 84 (Atlanta, Ga.) [L1986-21]:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
October 28, 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • October 2011: EAD created by Crystal Rodgers.
  • September 2015: EAD edited by Hal Hansen.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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