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Elijah H. Williams papers

 Collection
Identifier: L1973-51

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content of the Collection

The Elijah H. Williams papers, 1921-1973, consist of clippings, correspondence, membership cards, certificates, and biographical sketch of "Lige" Williams written in 1965.

Dates

  • 1933-1972

Creator

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 Elijah Henson

Elijah Henson Williams was born August 16, 1895 in Bienville, Louisiana, and died March 19, 1972. His first labor leadership position was as the Secretary-Treasurer for the Barbers Local 161 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He served as President of the Louisiana State Federation of Labor, 1933-1956, and then as Director of AFL-CIO Region 7 from 1956-1972.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (in 2 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The Elijah H. Williams papers, 1921-1973, consist of clippings, correspondence, membership cards, certificates, and biographical sketch of Williams (1895-1972), who served as President, Louisiana State Federation of Labor, and Director, AFL-CIO Region 7.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Ann Williams, March 8 and September 11, 1973.

Online Availability

The photographs in this collection may have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For pamphlets, see the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time). For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives periodicals collection finding aid or catalog. For photographs, see the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection finding aid. For proceedings, consult archivist.

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. Louisiana State Federation of Labor Annual Conventions, Bulk, 1921-1937
  2. Louisiana AFL-CIO, 17th Annual Convention, 1972

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. League Reporter (AFL, Labor's League for Political Action), 1950
  2. Labor Leader (Shreveport Central Trades and Labor Council), 1951

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet collection

  1. 4 pamphlets concerning the AFL and Williams, 1951-1954

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photographs collection

  1. 9 photographs, 1933-1966

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Dinwiddie at the file level in 1973.

This collection guide was created from a legacy finding aid. The inventory's contents and storage locations of separated materials (if applicable) were not verified at that time.

Title
Elijah H. Williams papers
Subtitle
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
November 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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