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Amalgamated Transit Union contracts collection

Identifier: L-contracts_ATU

Scope and Content of the Collection

Contains seven contracts dated 1964-1984.


  • Creation: 1964-1984


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.

Collection is stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

History of Amalgamated Transit Union

The Amalgamated Transit Union, which was founded in 1892, is the largest labor union for transit workers in North America. Originally called the Amalgamated Association of Street Railway Employees of America, in 1903 the organization changed its name to Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America and in 1934 to the Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America. The union became officially known as the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) in 1964.


0.21 Linear Feet (in 7 folders)

Language of Materials


Off-Site Storage

Collection is stored offsite. Allow at least 2 working days for retrieval.

Acquisition Information

These materials were pulled from one or more collections in the Southern Labor Archives for inclusion in the Archives’ contracts and agreement collection.

Amalgamated Transit Union
A Guide to the ATU Contract Collection at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
June 12, 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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