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Albert W. Gossett papers

Identifier: L1988-01

Scope and Contents of the Papers

The Albert W. Gossett papers include correspondence, speeches and editorials, newspaper clippings and a printed report, certificates, and photographs documenting his activities, 1937-1949.


  • 1937-1949


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.

Biography of Albert W. Gossett

Albert W. Gossett was born in 1901 in Atlanta, Georgia; served in the military in France during World War I; received his journeyman's bricklayer card in 1923; was elected secretary of Bricklayer's Local 8 in Atlanta in 1924; served as a vice-president of the Atlanta Federation of Trades from 1933 to 1939; served as President of the Atlanta Federation of Trades from 1940 to 1945; during World War II served on the Selective Service Appeal Board, the War Manpower Commission, and the War Labor Board; served eleven years on the board of Atlanta's Department of Public Welfare, the second half of those years as Chairman; after World War II was appointed a General Representative of the Retail Clerks International Union.


0.25 Linear Feet (in 6 folders)

Language of Materials



Albert W. Gossett was a union leader born 1901 in Atlanta, Georgia. The collection consists of correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, printed materials and photographs.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Joan Palmer, March 18, 1988.

Processing Information

Inventory by John Conti at the file level, May 16, 1988.
Albert W. Gossett:
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
John Conti
June 2001
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • June 2001: EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services.
  • January 2006: EAD revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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