Southeastern Building Trade Conference records
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.
- Majority of material found within 1967 - 1982
- Southeastern Building Trade Conference (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.
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.
2 Linear Feet (in 5 boxes)
Language of Materials
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.
Organization of the Southeastern Building Trade Conference
Organized into 5 series:
- Series I. General Office
- Series II. Annual and Semi Annual Meetings
- Series III. Specialty Area Building Trade Unions
- Series IV. State Level Building and Construction Trade Unions
- Series V. Organizing
The collection was donated in two accessions, by George Caudelle (L1984-20) and Robert Price (L1988-33).
Processed by Emily Erwin at the file level, June 2009.
- AFL-CIO. Building and Construction Trades Department
- Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners (U.S.)
- Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America
- Building trades
- Caudelle, George B.
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
- Labor unions
- Labor unions -- Jurisdictional disputes
- Labor unions -- Organizing
- North Carolina
- Painters, Industrial
- South Carolina
- United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
- ledgers (account books)
- minutes (administrative records)
- resolutions (administrative records)
- Southeastern Building Trade Conference:
- A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
- June 2009
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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