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Southeastern Building Trade Conference records

 Collection
Identifier: L1988-33

Scope and Content of the Records

The Southeastern Building Trade Conference records include financial records, correspondence, minutes, and resolutions. Series I. General Office Files (Series I) The files generated by daily office management such as financial records. Correspondence records the daily business as well as communications to and from state building trade unions. Executive Board files include minutes and some financial records and correspondence. The conference meeting files sometimes offer minutes, yearly financial statements, correspondence and resolutions. Correspondence also make up the bulk of records found in the State Building Trade Unions and group Trade Unions. Organizing files include specific actions as well as general guidelines and correspondence. A large, oversize ledger records each state's lodges yearly dues. The records were maintained by George B. Caudelle followed by Robert Price at the office headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dates

  • 1967-1987
  • Majority of material found within 1967 - 1982

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.

History of Southeastern Building Trade Conference

The Southeastern Building Trade Conference is an umbrella organization uniting building trade unions from the southeastern states: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Formed in 1966 by resolution "to gain control of the many construction jobs going open shop," the organization was quite active through the mid to late 1970s. Membership and activity began to decline with the last organized conference in 1982. A conference was held in 1986 to determine the revitalization efforts needed to get the organization active again.

The Executive Board consisted of a representative from each state, an Executive Vice President, President, and Secretary Treasurer. In 1966, the first Executive Board President was Robert Price. G. B. Caudelle served as Secretary Treasurer, a position he would hold until 1981. Executive Board meetings were held between one and four times each year. Conference meetings were bi-annual and held over two days at various locations throughout the participating states.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (in 5 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The Southeastern Building Trade Conference is an umbrella organization uniting building trade unions from the southeastern states: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The Southeastern Building Trade Conference records include financial records, correspondence, minutes, and resolutions.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated in two accessions, by George Caudelle (L1984-20) and Robert Price (L1988-33).

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Building and Construction Trades contract collection, 1936-1996 (L-Contracts_BCT)
  2. Chattanooga Building Trades Council records, 1901-1968 (L1978-07)
  3. North Georgia Building and Construction Trades Council records, circas 1950s-2000s (L1984-13)

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Erwin at the file level, June 2009.
Title
Southeastern Building Trade Conference:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
June 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • June 2009: EAD created by Emily Erwin.
  • 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)