United Steelworkers of America, District 35 records
Scope and Contents of the Records
This collections contains correspondence with United Steelworkers of America council members and field representatives and various companies, 1940-1973. It also includes financial documents, legal documents, printed material, contracts and agreements, constitutions and bylaws, proceedings, newspapers and pamphlets.
- United Steelworkers of America. District 35 (Organization)
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.
History of the United Steelworkers of America (USWA) District 35
The United Steelworkers of America (USWA) District 35 covers the states of Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. Headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia. District 35 is administered through an International Executive Board including a district director, subdistrict director, assistant director, international representative and staff representatives. Prior to the merger that created the AFL-CIO in 1955, District 35 existed as a Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) steelworker's region (USA-35). In 1972, District 50 of the United Mine Workers of America and District 35 formally aligned. USWA District 35 represents the interests of organized labor in the six state region through grievance and arbitration procedure, collective bargaining and political education. USWA District 35 merged with District 36 (Birmingham, Ala.) to form the new District 9, which was headquartered in Birmingham Ala. M.C. Weston served as director from 1965-1976.
4.17 Linear Feet (in 10 boxes)
Language of Materials
The United Steelworkers of America, District 35 records date 1940-1973, when the district included Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. The records consist of correspondence, minutes, financial documents, legal documents, and printed material.
The records are arranged into five series:
Series I: United Steelworkers of America, District 35, Correspondence, 1945-1973, Series II: Minutes, 1955, Series III: Financial Documents, 1947-1972, Series IV: Legal Documents, 1949, 1959, Series V: Printed Material, 1943-1973
Donated by Charles Mathias, July 12, 1974.
During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives periodicals collection finding aid or catalog. For pamphlets, see the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time). For contracts, see the United Steelworkers contracts collection finding aid. For proceedings and constitutions and bylaws, consult archivist.
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection
- Challenge, Progressive Labor Party, June 11, 1971
- The Red Worker, Georgia Communist League, November 1971
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection
- United Steelworkers of America, Proceedings of the Special International Convention of the United Steelworkers of America. Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 20, 1968
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Constitutions and Bylaws Collection
- United Steelworkers of America, Constitution of International Union (Manual), September 21, 1962
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Contracts and Agreements Collection
- United Steelworkers of America International, 1950, 1953-1956, 1962, 1965, 1968
- Alabama, 1952, 1954, 1968, 1969
- Florida, 1969
- Georgia, 1947, 1959, 1962-1963, Atlanta, 1946-1971
- Indiana, 1947, 1967
- Kentucky, 1965-1966
- Massachusetts, 1955
- New Jersey, 1954
- Pennsylvania, 1947, 1950, 1962, 1968, 1970
- Tennessee, 1949-1954, 1956
- Texas, 1963
- Virginia, 1946-1948, 1950-1954, 1956
Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection
- 17 Pamphlets concerning labor relations, civil rights, air pollution, Georgia Workmen's Compensation, American Society.
Inventoried by Paul A. Cimbala at the file level, February 1, 1977. 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.
- United Steelworker of America, District 35 [L1974-34]:
- A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University
- February 1, 1977
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description