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William N. Jenkins collection

 Collection
Identifier: L2002-07

Scope and Content of the Collection

The Jenkins collection, 1949-1983, consists primarily of artifacts and non-printed materials, collected through his association with the UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers) and the RCIA (Retail Clerks International Association) Local 1063. The bulk of these artifacts are plaques presented to Jenkins in recognition of his continual achievements in his field. Other artifacts include memorabilia from conventions, including convention brochures, as well as photographs.

Dates

  • 1949-1983

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 William N. Jenkins

William N. Jenkins was born November 6, 1923. While working for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company he was introduced to the Retail Clerks Union, and in 1941 he joined the Local 1063, now known as the United Food and Commercial workers Local 1996. In 1949 Jenkins became President and Executive Officer for Local 1063, a position he held for 33 years. In 1972 Jenkins was elected International Vice-President of the Retail Clerks International Union. Along with this position Jenkins also served in the following positions: President of the Georgia State Food and Beverage Trade Council; Vice-President of the Georgia State AFL-CIO, 1974-1978; Vice-President of the Atlanta Labor Council, 1964-1969; and also, Chairman of the Organized Labor and Workmen's Circle Awards Committee. Jenkins was also responsible for the establishment of the Georgia State AFL-CIO Office and Employees Pension Program. In 1976 Organized Labor and Workmen's Circle named him "Labor Man of the Year in Georgia".

Extent

4 Linear Feet (in 18 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The collection consists primarily of artifacts and non-printed materials, collected through Jenkins' association with the UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers) and the RCIA (Retail Clerks International Association) Local 1063. The bulk of these artifacts are plaques presented to Jenkins in recognition of his continual achievements in his field. Other artifacts include memorabilia from conventions, including convention brochures, as well as photographs.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Larry Jenkins, July 2002 and Bill Jenkins, July 1984.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Retail Clerks International Association contracts collection, 1956-1979 (L-contracts_RCIU)
  2. Retail Clerks International Association, Local 1063 (College Park, Ga.) records, 1947-1974; 1985 (L1974-19)
  3. Retail Clerks International Union, Local 1063 (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1978; 2002 (L1979-02)
  4. Atlanta Labor Council records, 1915-1969 (L1972-12)
  5. Georgia State AFL-CIO records, 1916-1972 (L1972-95)
  6. Georgia State AFL-CIO records, circa 1980s-1990s (L2004-01)

Processing Information

Processed by Aubrey Underwood at the file level, October 2002. Multiple accessions have been combined into a single collection guide.
Title
William N. Jenkins:
Subtitle
A Guide to His Collection at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
November 2002
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.
  • 2019: 1984 accession added to finding aid by Hal Hansen.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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