International Association of Machinists, Local 2 (Atlanta, Ga.) records
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.
- Creation: 1946-1986
- International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Local Lodge 2 (Atlanta, Ga.) (Organization)
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.
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.
5.5 Linear Feet (in 10 boxes)
Language of Materials
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.
Organization and Arrangement of the Records
Donated by IAMAW Local Lodge 2, courtesy of Jim Bell, Recording Secretary, June 1987.
During processing, oversize records were separated. Material must be requested separately; Consult archivist for access.
- 1 Photograph, 8" x 10" black and white, undated from the National Labor Relations Board Folder, Series VII (Subject Files)
- One folder from IX. was put into Oversize, Box 10
Processed by DeAnna L. Janecek at the file level, March 2001. Arrangement within each series is either chronological or alphabetical (by subject title).
- International Association of Machinists, Local Lodge 2 (Atlanta, Georgia):
- A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
- DeAnna L. Janecek
- May 2001
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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