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United Steelworkers of America, District 35 records

 Collection
Identifier: L1974-34

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.

Dates

  • 1940-1973

Creator

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.

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.

Extent

4.17 Linear Feet (in 10 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

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.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Charles Mathias, July 12, 1974.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in Other Repositories

  1. United Steelworkers of America Records, The Historical Collections and Labor Archives at Pennsylvania State University
  2. United Steelworkers of America, District 35 Records, 1941-1952, Duke University, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Separated Materials

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

  1. Challenge, Progressive Labor Party, June 11, 1971
  2. The Red Worker, Georgia Communist League, November 1971

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Proceedings Collection

  1. 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

  1. United Steelworkers of America, Constitution of International Union (Manual), September 21, 1962

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Contracts and Agreements Collection

  1. United Steelworkers of America International, 1950, 1953-1956, 1962, 1965, 1968
  2. Alabama, 1952, 1954, 1968, 1969
  3. Florida, 1969
  4. Georgia, 1947, 1959, 1962-1963, Atlanta, 1946-1971
  5. Indiana, 1947, 1967
  6. Kentucky, 1965-1966
  7. Massachusetts, 1955
  8. New Jersey, 1954
  9. Pennsylvania, 1947,1950, 1962, 1968, 1970
  10. Tennessee, 1949-1954, 1956
  11. Texas, 1963
  12. Virginia, 1946-1948, 1950-1954, 1956

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlets Collection

  1. 17 Pamplets concerning labor relations, civil rights, air pollution, Georgia Workmen's Compensation, American Society.

Processing Information

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.
Title
United Steelworker of America, District 35 [L1974-34]:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University
Date
February 1, 1977
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • December 2012: EAD created by Chelsey Cashwell from a legacy finding aid.
  • May 2014: EAD edited by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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