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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.


  • Creation: 1937-1949


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 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.


The papers are arranged by material type.

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
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Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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