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Abstract: Alcoa, Tennessee was incorporated in 1919 as a company town for the Aluminum Company of America. Workers there first organized an independent union in 1933. The United Steelworkers of America, Local 309 (Alcoa, Tenn.) collection, 1971-1983, consists of printed material recounting the history of Alcoa, Tennessee, its aluminum industry, and African American workers in the town.
Found in: Special Collections