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International Woodworkers of America contracts collection

Identifier: L-contracts_IWA

Scope and Content of the Collection

The collection consists of 186 agreements, 1938-1970, between various local unions of the International Woodworkers of America and manufacturing or other entities.


  • Creation: 1938-1970


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 about the International Woodworkers of America

The International Woodworkers of America (IWA) was formed by former affiliates of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America in 1937. An affiliate of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, the IWA remained an independent entity until 1994, when it merged into the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

For more information, see the Woodworkers Department section of the IAMAW Website.


3.75 Linear Feet (in 9 boxes)

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The International Woodworkers of America existed from 1937 until merging into the International Association of Machinists in 1994. The collection consists of 266 agreements, 1938-1970.

Off-Site Storage

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

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. International Woodworkers of America, District 4 records, 1943-1959 (L1973-22)
  2. International Woodworkers of America, Local 5-51 (Louisville, Ky.) records, 1951-1968 (L1973-60)
  3. International Woodworkers of America, Southern States Region records, circa 1940s-1980s (L1992-10)

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Bexley, 2009.

International Woodworkers of America:
A Guide to the IWA Contracts Collection at Georgia State University Library
Traci JoLeigh Drummond and William W. Hardesty
June 25, 2010
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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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