Skip to main content

Davy Paul Laborde, Sr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: L1991-18

Abstract:

Davy Paul Laborde, Sr. (1917-1991) was a fifty-year member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 1846, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The papers include membership cards, dues books, photographs, newspaper articles, centennial anniversary mementos, an assortment of books on labor unions, and artifacts.

Dates

  • 1884-1987
  • Majority of material found within 1967 - 1983

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.

Biography of Davy Paul Laborde, Sr.

Davy Paul Laborde, Sr. (1917-1991) was a fifty-year member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 1846, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

During his time with the union, Laborde was involved in many construction projects in the New Orleans area, including clean-up and reconstruction after Hurricane Camille in 1969, the Superdome and the World's Fair in 1984.

Laborde served as Local 1846's Business Representative for over 30 years. He also served as the Executive Secretary for the New Orleans Carpenter's District Council, President of the Building and Construction Trades Council, President of the Louisiana State Council of Carpenters and Vice-President of the New Orleans AFL-CIO. He was also on several mayoral, gubernatorial and presidential committees and commissions.

Laborde oversaw the merger of black and white Carpenters Unions, established apprentice schools, and negotiated health and welfare, as well as pension plans, for his members. He died in June, 1991.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (in 3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mrs. Rita G. LaBorde, July 1991.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America contract collection, 1919-1988 (L-Contracts_UBC)

Processing Information

Processed by Faye S. Williams and Angela Lefebvre at the file level, June-August 2004. The Davy Paul Laborde, Sr. papers are organized into two series, (I) Printed material and (II) Artifacts. Series I, Printed materials, include membership cards, dues books, photographs, newspaper articles, centennial anniversary mementos, and an assortment of books on labor unions. Series II, Artifacts, contain convention badges and patches, as well as a district 4 flag.
Title
Davy Paul Laborde, Sr.:
Subtitle
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
August 2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2006, 2007: Finding aid revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)