Thomas Pesnicak PATCO collection
Scope and Content of the Collection
The Thomas Pesnicak PATCO Collection, 1975-1983, consists of artifacts, photographs, convention materials, strike-realted news clippings, periodicals, correspondence, and union-leadership materials. Most of the collection related to PATCO in its various iterations, particularly the 1981 Strike, but some was generated by the United States Air Traffic Controllers Organization. A majority of the materials deal with Air Traffic controllers in Houston, Texas and Boston, Massachusets. Also included is an issue of the PATCO Journal, Volume 1, Number 1, 1975 with an article written by Pesnicak on page 35. Artifacts include strike buttons, a keychain, a pocket protector, and a patch.
- Majority of material found within 1975 - 1983
- Pesnicak, Thomas L. (Person)
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 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.
0.84 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)
Language of Materials
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.
The papers are arranged alphabetically.
Collection donated by Thomas Pesnicak, 2011 and 2021.
Processed by Crystal Rodgers at the file level, October 2011. 2021 accession added and processed at the file level by Hal Hansen. The two accessions were integrated and alphabetized.
- Thomas Pesnicak:
- A Guide to His PATCO Collection at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
- October 11, 2011
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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