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Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Local 1716 (Rome, Ga.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1989-21

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1954-1988, of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Local 1716 of Rome, Georgia, are comprised of correspondence, arbitration and grievances, union organizing and contract negotiation materials, union elections results, and minutes regarding safety regulations. The bulk of the records relate to the contractual relationships of ACTWU Local 1716, TWUA Local 689, and other unions throughout the Southeast, primarily Georgia and the Carolinas. Principal correspondent is Local 1716 President Bobby Fox. Of particular interest is correspondence on the topic of workers and union leaders relating to the TWUA Local 689.

Series I consists of records mainly from ACTWU Local 1716, 1976-1988, but also prior grievances from TWUA Local 689, 1962-1977, leading up to the eventual combining of the TWUA into the ACWA in the fall of 1976. Series II is comprised solely of TWUA Local 689 records, 1954-1977. Series III documents correspondence with other unions. The records include photographs of unidentified union workers from Local 689 and mini cassettes from Local 1716. These items are filed at the end of Series III.

Dates

  • 1954-1988

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. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Historical Note

The Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) was an industrial union of textile workers established through the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1939. The TWUA found itself in the 1960s and 1970s in steep competition with other unions for representation in large Southern plants. As a consequence of this, the union was forced to merged with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA, which was established by Sidney Hillman in 1914) in an effort to combine their strength and resources, becoming the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) in 1976. Workers in Rome, Georgia, organized Textile Workers Union of America, Local 689, and later Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Local 1716.

Extent

4.59 Linear Feet (in 11 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The records consist of Local 1716 (Rome, Ga.) of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) of the United States from 1954-1988. The records reflect the union's relationship with the Textile Workers Union of America, (TWUA) Local 689, Local 1942 and other locals. Includes correspondence between the various local unions; minutes, records relating to arbitration and grievances; and union and company contract proposals.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Gerald Brown, ACTWU, June 30, 1989.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union contracts collection, 1977-1981 (L-contracts_ACTWU)
  2. Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Georgia-Tennessee-Alabama Joint Board records, 1963-1993 (L1996-16)

Processing Information

EAD finding aid created by Hilary Morrish, February 2008. EAD edited by Harold Victor Hansen, Jr., September 2015.
Title
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Local 1716 (Rome, Georgia):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
January 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • February 2008: EAD finding aid created by Hilary Morrish.
  • September 2015: EAD edited by Hal Hansen.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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