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Thomas Pesnicak PATCO collection

 Collection
Identifier: L2011-11

Scope and Content of the Collection

The Thomas Pesnicak PATCO Collection, 1975-1983, consists primarily of photographs and artifacts. Photographs include images of Local 204 strikers, Baltimore strikers, Pesnicak and other PATCO members at the 1981 Convention in New Orleans, and members at the PATCO 1983 reunion. Artifacts include strike buttons, a keychain, and patch. Also included is an issue of the PATCO Journal, Volume 1, Number 1, 1975 with an article written by Pesnicak on page 35.

Dates

  • 1975-1983

Restrictions on Access

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

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.

Biography of Thomas Pesnicak

Thomas Pesnicak was a member of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) and served as president of Local 204 in Leesburg, Virginia. In August of 1981, Pesnicak was fired alongside approximately 11,000 other PATCO members for participating in an illegal strike against the federal government.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (in 8 folders)

Abstract:

Thomas Pesnicak was a member of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) and served as president of Local 204 in Leesburg, Virginia. In August of 1981, Pesnicak was fired alongside approximately 11,000 other PATCO members for participating in an illegal strike against the federal government. The Thomas Pesnicak collection consist primarily of photographs, artifacts, and one periodical.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Thomas Pesnicak, 2011.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in Other Repositories

  1. Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) Records, 1970-1981 (2009-77). Special Collections, University of Texas at Arlington Library.
  2. PATCO Records for the Southwest Region, 1968-1986 (AR291). Special Collections, University of Texas at Arlington Library.
  3. Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) Records, Local 332, Kansas City, Missouri, 1971-1987 (AR397). Special Collections, University of Texas at Arlington Library.
  4. Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization Records, Local 601, Anchorage, Alaska, 1968-1988 (AR389). Special Collections, University of Texas at Arlington Library.
  5. Arthur B. Shostak Collection, 1974-1992 (AR374). Special Collections, University of Texas at Arlington Library.
  6. George Brandon Papers, 1968-1982 (AR293). Special Collections, University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization records, 1957-1985 (L1986-45)
  2. Chet Kisling papers, 1978-1996 (L2005-17)
  3. Arch Bailey papers, 1975-2002 (L2011-10)
  4. Ron Elliott PATCO collection, 1978-1995 (L2011-02)
  5. Randy Razook PATCO collection, 1977-1987 (L2011-06)
  6. Marlene and Ronald Palmer PATCO scrapbooks, 1979-2001 (L2011-18)

Processing Information

Processed by Crystal Rodgers, October 2011.
Title
Thomas Pesnicak:
Subtitle
A Guide to His PATCO Collection at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
October 11, 2011
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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