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Granite Cutters International Association contracts collection

Identifier: L-contracts_GCIAA

Scope and Content of the Collection

Contains 11 contracts dated 1951-1978.


  • 1951-1978


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.
This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

Historical Note on the Granite Cutters' International Association

The Granite Cutters' International Association of America was a trade union founded in March 1877 near Rockland, Maine, USA. Its official publication was the Granite Cutters’ Journal. It was among the founding organizations of the American Federation of Labor. Prominent leaders included Thompson H. Murch and James Duncan. It was founded as the Granite Cutters' National Union and later Granite Cutters' International Union of the United States and the British Provinces of America before taking its final name in 1905. Jobs for skilled granite cutters dwindled in the 1960s and the union eventually merged with Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA).


0.42 Linear Feet (in 1 box)

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Off-Site Storage

This collection is stored off-site. Contact archivist in advance to view these materials; 24-hour notice is required.

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.
Granite Cutters International Association of America:
A Guide to the GCIAA Contracts Collection at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
June 11, 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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