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A. Steve Nance papers

 Collection
Identifier: L1999-04
Abstract: A. Steve Nance was a key figure in Southern labor history during the 1930s. He was President of the Atlanta Federation of Trades, and worked with the Textile Workers Organizing Committee in Georgia, as well as throughout the South. Nance also worked with the fledgling alternative state labor federation in Georgia during 1937. The A. Steve Nance papers contain correspondence, speech transcripts, Georgia Federation of Labor memos, NLRB mediation files for two Atlanta hat manufacturers, and...
Dates: 1930-1956; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1938

AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department, Southeastern Office records

 Collection
Identifier: L1985-16
Abstract: AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department, Southeastern Office records, 1974-1984, consists of correspondence and printed materials pertaining to E.T. Kehrer's involvement with community action groups.
Dates: 1974-1984

AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department, Southern Office records

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Identifier: L1983-26
Abstract: The records, 1964-1979, of the Southern Office of the AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department consist primarily of correspondence and related reports, surveys, statements, and newspaper clippings. Much of the correspondence is between Director E.T. (Al) Kehrer and various AFL-CIO departments, notably his superiors Don Slaiman (1965-1974) and William Pollard (1974-1979). There is also substantial correspondence between Kehrer and the AFL-CIO state and city labor councils in the South; apprenticeship and...
Dates: 1964-1979

AFL-CIO Region 5 (Atlanta office) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1982-38
Abstract: The collection consists of records of the AFL-CIO Region 5 (Atlanta, Ga.) and its predecessor, AFL-CIO Region 6 from 1947-1981. Includes correspondence, newsletters, memoranda, proceedings, reports, and printed materials. Materials document the activities of state and local union organizations, labor councils, the AFL, the CIO, and AFL-CIO departments pertaining to political issues, candidates for office, political campaigns, lobbying, the Don Luna case and trial, the J.P. Stevens organization...
Dates: 1947-1981

AFL-CIO Region 8 (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Region 5 records

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Identifier: L1985-38
Abstract: In 1955 when the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) merged, it created AFL-CIO Region 8 encompassing Tennessee and Kentucky with Paul Christopher as Director. North and South Carolina became part of Region 5 directed by Carey Haigler. The 1964 reorganization of the AFL-CIO placed Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina in Region 8 with Christopher as Director and Haigler as Assistant Director. After Christopher's death in 1974, Region 8...
Dates: 1940-1974; Majority of material found within 1956 - 1974

AFL-CIO Region 8 records

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Identifier: L1974-15
Abstract: AFL-CIO Region 8 records are organized into five series: (I) United Textile Workers of America, 1934-1937; (II) Textile Workers Organizing Committee (TWOC)/Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA), 1937-1940; (III) Tennessee State Industrial Union Council (TSIUC-CIO), 1940-1953; (IV) Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), Region 4 (Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, and South Carolina), 1953-1955; and (V) AFL-CIO Region 8, 1955-1969. The periods of Paul R. Christopher's career as a union...
Dates: 1933-1969

Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Southern Region records

 Collection
Identifier: L1977-03
Abstract: Southern Region, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America records are made up of office files, including correspondence; files documenting the activities of some local unions; and court hearings related to two cases.
Dates: 1939-1980

Benjamin Franklin Haley collection

 Collection
Identifier: L1972-10
Abstract: The Benjamin Franklin Haley collection, 1964-1967, contains weekly reports of Haley's work as an organizer of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Southern States Organizing Office. These reports describe metropolitan Atlanta's construction activity in terms of union employment and growth.
Dates: 1964-1967

Carmen Lucia papers

 Collection
Identifier: L1976-32
Abstract: Carmen Lucia was active as union organizer, primarily for the Hat, Cap, and Millinery Workers. Her papers, 1929-1976, consist almost exclusively of newspaper clippings describing her career.
Dates: 1929-1976

D. S. Acree collection

 Collection
Identifier: L1972-71
Abstract: The D. S. Acree Collection, 1941-1972, contains correspondence, financial documents, legal documents, and printed materials related to his work with the Painters International Offices and Painters Local Union 193.
Dates: 1941-1972

Don McKee papers

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Identifier: L1991-14
Abstract: Don McKee, born in 1916, was a union organizer for the Textile Workers Union of America and a professor at Upsala College. Don McKee's Textile Workers Union of America Organizing Files consist of organizer reports from 1939 to 1949, organizing campaign publicity materials, union literature and a copy of his manuscript, "Organizing Southern Textile Workers: Early Days with the CIO."
Dates: 1939-1953, 1999

E. T. Kehrer papers

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Identifier: L1989-22
Abstract: E.T. (Edward Thomas) "Al" Kehrer (1921-1996) was a labor union official born near Brighton, Michigan. Kehrer served as the Southeastern Regional Director of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) (1953-1964) and Southern Director for the AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department (1965-1989). His papers, 1940-1989, include records relating to educational activities (1940-1950); professional activities files (1953-1980) containing correspondence, expense reports, and weekly calendars...
Dates: 1940-1989

Emory F. Via papers

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Identifier: L1989-34
Abstract: Emory Franklin Via (1925-2003), was a labor educator, human rights activist, and labor consultant for the Southern Regional Council. His papers, 1936-1987, include correspondence, surveys and reports, newsclippings, printed materials, and biographical material on Via. The bulk of the correspondence is with groups related to the labor movement, other officers of the Southern Regional Council, and the Koinonia Farm, a cooperative farm in Southern Georgia. The surveys contain information on black...
Dates: 1936-1987

Eula McGill papers

 Collection
Identifier: L1972-48
Abstract: Eula McGill was an organizer in the Southern textile factory worker movement of the 1930s. Her papers contain scrapbook material, composed of newspapers, clippings, and programs, which pertains to her organizing activities for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America in Tennessee and other topics.
Dates: 1938-1964

Freddie Elmer Halstead papers

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Identifier: L1972-41
Abstract: Fred Halstead worked as an organizer for the Textile Workers Union of America throughout the South during the 1950s and 1960s, and took part in strikes in South Georgia and Alabama. Halstead's papers include Textile Workers Union of America activity reports relating his various organizing campaigns, 1959, 1961-1967. The papers include histories of strikes in South Georgia and Alabama, minutes of the Los Angeles Joint Board, correspondence and printed material.
Dates: 1953-1967

George L. Googe papers

 Collection
Identifier: L1972-80
Abstract: The papers, 1946-1961, reflect primarily the work of George L. Googe (1900-1961) as secretary-treasurer of the International Printing Pressmen's Union and as director of AFL operations in the South. The bulk of the collection consists of printed reports, articles, clippings, and organizing information.
Dates: 1946-1961

Harry T. Barber papers

 Collection
Identifier: L1978-12
Abstract: The collection consists of records relating to Harry T. Barber's career as Field Representative of the AFL-CIO Region VI from 1966-1973. Includes correspondence, minutes, legal documents, and printed material. Major correspondents include Directors of AFL-CIO Region VI Charles Gillman, Oliver Singleton, and James Sala; AFL-CIO Director of Organization, William Kircher; President of the Alabama Labor Council, Barney Weeks; and President of the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Central Labor Council,...
Dates: 1966-1973

International Association of Machinists, Southeastern Regional Office of Education records

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Identifier: L1972-02
Abstract: Manuals, correspondence, printed material, and notes describe political, vocational, and labor education in the Southern and Mid-Western states, Panama and Puerto Rico, 1947-1971.
Dates: 1947-1971

John G. Ramsay papers

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Identifier: L1980-05
Abstract: John Gates Ramsay, born 1902, was a steelworker early in his career, serving as a vice-president and president of local unions. He joined the new Steel Workers Organizing Committee of the CIO in 1936. From 1940 he was a member of the organizing staff of the USWA, serving in their Southern organizing drive in 1946-1953. He then worked in the national CIO office in Washington. Ramsay's unique emphasis was to develop contacts with religious leaders and groups that might be useful in the labor...
Dates: 1928-1979

Service Employees International Union, Southern Region records

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Identifier: L1973-40
Abstract: The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) represents health care workers, government workers, and property services workers (food, janitorial and security services). Formed in 1921 as the Building Service Employees International Union (BSEIU) as part of the AFL, the union changed its name in 1968. The Service Employees International Union, Southern Region records (1940-1945; 1951-1975) consists of correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, legal documents, contract negotiation...
Dates: 1940-1945, 1951-1975

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J.P. Stevens & Co. 2
Meany, George, 1894-1980 2
Sala, James 2
A. Philip Randolph Institute 1
AFL-CIO 1
AFL-CIO. Alabama Labor Council 1
AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education 1
AFL-CIO. Region 5 1
AFL-CIO. Region 6 1
AFL-CIO. Tennessee State Labor Council 1
Abel, I. W. (Iorwith Wilbur), 1908-1987 1
Acree, D. S. (Dorsey S.) 1
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 1
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Southern Region 1
American Federation of Labor 1
American Federation of Labor. Southern Region 1
Atlanta Federation of Trades 1
Atlanta Housing Authority 1
Atlanta Newspapers (Firm : Atlanta, Ga.) 1
Bader, Jesse M. (Jesse Moren) 1
Barber, Harry T. 1
Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America. District Council 38 1
Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America. Local 193 (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
Building Service Employees' International Union 1
Chattanooga Central Labor Union 1
Christopher, Paul R. 1
Clement, Frank Goad 1
Clitheroe, William E. 1
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.). Community Relations Department 1
Cook, Clair Marvin 1
Cox, Val 1
Democratic National Convention (1952 : Chicago, Ill.) 1
Disney World Service Trade Council 1
Dixie Manufacturing Company 1
Dodge, David Witherspoon 1
Farah Manufacturing Company 1
General Electric Company 1
Googe, George Logan 1
Haberthear, Harry 1
Haigler, Carey 1
Haley, Benjamin Franklin 1
Hall, Cameron P. 1
Halstead, Freddie Elmer 1
Hillsborough County Central Labor Council 1
Houk, Charles M. 1
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers 1
International Association of Machinists. Southeastern Region. Office of Education 1
International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades. Local 193 (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union 1
International Printing Pressmen and Assistants' Union of North America 1
Kefauver, Estes 1
Kirkland, Lane 1
Koinonia Community 1
Liphaus, Willard E. (Willard Edwin) 1
Lucia, Carmen, 1902-1985 1
Mason, Lucy Randolph, 1882-1959 1
Mathias, Charles, 1913- 1
McDevitt, James L. (James Lawrence), 1898-1963 1
McDonald, David J. (David John), 1902-1979 1
McGill, Eula, 1911-2003 1
McKee, Don, 1916- 1
Murray, Philip, 1886-1952 1
Nance, A. Steve, 1895-1938 1
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America 1
Pollard, William Edward, 1915- 1
Ramsay, John, 1902-1991 1
Riffe, John, 1904-1958 1
Schnitzler, F. William (Frank William), 1904- 1
Service Employees International Union. Local 554 (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
Service Employees International Union. Southern Region 1
Singleton, Oliver W., 1908-1989 1
Slaiman, Donald, 1919-2000 1
Smith, Stanton E. (Stanton Everett), 1905- 1
Southern Labor School 1
Southern Regional Council 1
T.I.L. Sportsware Company (Aberdeen, Miss.) 1
Tennessee Committee on Political Education 1
Tennessee Federation of Labor 1
Tennessee League for Political Education 1
Tennessee State Industrial Union Council 1
Tennessee Valley Authority 1
Textile Workers Union of America. Los Angeles Joint Board 1
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America 1
United Hatters, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union 1
United Mine Workers of America 1
United Presbyterian Church of North America 1
United States. National Labor Relations Board 1
United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 1
United Steelworkers of America 1
United Steelworkers of America. District 35 1
United Textile Workers of America 1
Via, Emory F. (Emory Franklin), 1925-2003 1
Weeks, Barney H. 1
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