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Frank E'Dalgo papers

Identifier: L2001-08

Scope and Content of the Papers

The Frank E'Dalgo papers (1969-1997) consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings and two agreements related to Frank E'Dalgo's work for the International Association of Machinists. Also included are photographs and artifacts.


  • Creation: 1969-1997


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 Frank E'Dalgo

Frank E'Dalgo started working in Florida as an orange picker and crater during the season and return to Georgia to work on his father's farm. He graduated from High School and left home to follow migrant workers from Florida to Maine. Later, the AFL (American Federation of Labor) hired him as an organizer, where he organized the first citrus plant in Florida.

E'Dalgo then joined the IAMAW as a Grand Lodge Representative. He spent most of his time, at first, in the sugar industry. He started Local Lodge 2152 and changed Local Lodge 57 from a Federal Union to the IAMAW, and later worked with District Lodge 166, Cape Canaveral and its local lodges. On January 14, 2001, Frank E'Dalgo passed away.


2.5 Linear Feet (in 3 boxes)

Language of Materials



Frank E'Dalgo (1912-2001) was a union organizer and leader for the AFL and the IAMAW. His papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings and two agreements related to his work for the International Association of Machinists.


The papers are arranged by material type.

Acquisition Information

Donated by W. J. Usery, Jr., May 2001.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Frank E'Dalgo oral history interview, Southern Labor Archives. (Interview conducted May 3, 1988)
  2. Walter Bogumil and M.L. Bogumil, A Biography of Florida Union Organizer Frank E'Dalgo (Lewiston, N.Y.: E. Mellen, 2000), Southern Labor Archives Book Collection
  3. W. J. Usery, Jr. Oral History Collection, Southern Labor Archives

Processing Information

Inventoried by Special Collections Staff at the file level.

Frank E'Dalgo:
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
October 2001
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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