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International Association of Machinists, Local 2 (Atlanta, Ga.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1987-29

Scope and Content of the Records

The collection consists of correspondence between employers and Local No. 2, administrative files and various records, financial records and statements (dues check off, monthly statements), artifacts (dues books, lapsed membership records, honorary withdrawal requests), speeches and speech materials, newspaper clippings (some for Senator T. Allgood, District 22), strike information, and various subject files. Files were mostly kept in original order, with only a few being changed to fit within a series. Three folders were moved to an oversize box.

IAMAW, Local Lodge 2, was involved in organizing other locals in the area. It also had members in various local industries and companies, including Coca-Cola Bottlers, Inc., Winder Transportation, and Atlanta Wire Works.

Dates

  • 1946-1986

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.

Historical Note

Originally founded in Atlanta in 1888 as a trade union for railroad machinists, today the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers represents workers in a large and diverse number of fields. Over the course of the 20th century the machinists moved from representing railroad workers to machinists and others working for airlines and the aerospace industry.

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 2, is located in Atlanta, GA and is a part of District Lodge 42. The building the local was in experienced a fire in 1965, destroying the pre-1964 ledgers housed there and possibly other records.

Extent

5.5 Linear Feet (in 10 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 2 is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Its records consist of correspondence between employers and the local, administrative files and various records, financial records and statements, artifacts, speeches and speech materials, newspaper clippings, strike information, and various subject files.

Acquisition Information

Donated by IAMAW Local Lodge 2, courtesy of Jim Bell, Recording Secretary, June 1987.

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.

Separated Materials

During processing, oversize records were separated. Material must be requested separately; Consult archivist for access.

Oversized Materials

  1. 1 Photograph, 8x10 in., black and white, undated from the National Labor Relations Board Folder, Series VII (Subject Files)
  2. One folder from IX. was put into Oversize, Box 10

Processing Information

Processed by DeAnna L. Janecek at the file level, March 2001. Arrangement within each series is either chronological or alphabetical (by subject title).
Title
International Association of Machinists, Local Lodge 2 (Atlanta, Georgia):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
DeAnna L. Janecek
Date
May 2001
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • May 2001: EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services.
  • March 2003: EAD edited by Morna Gerrard.
  • 2007: EAD edited by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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