United Auto Workers Local 882, Ford Assembly Plant Scrapbooks collection
Scope and Contents of the Collection
This collections contains scrapbooks (1979-2006) that include photographs, news clippings, articles, invitations, announcements, and other materials related to the Hapeville, GA, Ford Assembly Plant and its workers, including members of the United Auto Workers Local 882 (Atlanta, Ga.)
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 882 (Atlanta, Ga.) (Organization)
Restrictions of 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.
Historical Note about United Auto Workers, Local 882 (Atlanta, Ga.)
The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, better known as the United Auto Workers (UAW), is an American labor union that represents workers in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Canada. It was founded as part of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in the 1930s and grew rapidly from 1936 to the 1950s. The union played a major role in the liberal wing of the Democratic Party under the leadership of Walter Reuther (president 1946–1970). It was known for gaining high wages and pensions for auto workers, but it was unable to unionize auto plants built by foreign-based car makers in the South after the 1970s, and it went into a steady decline in membership; reasons for this included increased automation, decreased use of labor, movements of manufacturing (including reaction to NAFTA), and increased globalization. UAW members in the 21st century work in industries including autos and auto parts, health care, casino gambling, and higher education. The union is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.
Chartered in July 1941, UAW Local No. 882 is located in Atlanta, Georgia. The local represented workers at Ford Motor Company's Atlanta Assembly Plant in Hapeville, Georgia, during its operation (1947-2006).
7 Item(s) (7 Scrapbooks)
Language of Materials
The scrapbooks are in chronological order.
Donated by J. C. Philips, 2009 (4 scrapbooks) and 2010 (3 scrapbooks), L2009-01 and L2010-13.
- Phillips, J. C. (donor) (Person)
- United Auto Workers Local 882:
- A Guide to the Ford Assembly Plant Scrapbooks at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
- April 2012
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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