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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.


  • Creation: 1951-1978


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.

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

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.

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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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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