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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 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 and Textile Workers Local 1836 (North Charleston, S.C.) records

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Identifier: L1977-25
Abstract: Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Local 1836 (Charleston, S. C.) records, 1968-1976, consist of correspondence, minutes, reports and financial files.
Dates: 1968-1976

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Central North Carolina Joint Board records

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Identifier: L1980-16
Abstract: Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Central North Carolina Joint Board records, 1939-1979, include correspondence, grievances, and time studies on job productivity in the textile industry; together with correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other items. Material relates to the Textile Workers Union of America; Local 578 and Local 584 and the strike (1958-1960; and abandoned by the union) against Harriet and Henderson Cotton Mills, Henderson, N.C.; and Local 319 at Highland Cotton...
Dates: 1939-1979

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Georgia-Tennessee-Alabama Joint Board records

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Identifier: L1996-16
Abstract: The Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Georgia-Tennessee-Alabama Joint Board collection contains grievance files, arbitration files, newspaper clippings, publications, meeting minutes, training manuals, contracts, negotiations, union-management meeting transcripts, and correspondence from 1963-1993.
Dates: 1963-1993

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Local 1716 (Rome, Ga.) records

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Identifier: L1989-21
Abstract: The records consist of Local 1716 (Rome, Ga.) of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) of the United States from 1954-1988. The records reflect the union's relationship with the Textile Workers Union of America, (TWUA) Local 689, Local 1942 and other locals. Includes correspondence between the various local unions; minutes, records relating to arbitration and grievances; and union and company contract proposals.
Dates: 1954-1988

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Memphis-Jackson Joint Board records

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Identifier: L1992-11
Abstract: The Memphis-Jackson Joint Board began as an administrative support unit for the smaller locals within its Southern region. The records contain correspondence, grievances, financial records and audits, organizing materials, periodicals, newsletters, leaflets, photographs, membership lists, convention materials, constitutions, and bylaws.
Dates: 1946-1991; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1987

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Tennessee Joint Board records

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Identifier: L1982-24
Abstract: The Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU), which represented textile workers throughout the United States, was formed in 1976 out of the merger of The Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA). The Joint Board served as an administrative support unit for locals in Tennessee and the southeastern United States. The records of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Tennessee Joint Board (Knoxville, Tenn.),...
Dates: 1940s-1970s

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union vs. Cannon Mills scrapbooks

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Identifier: L1995-09
Abstract: The Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) vs. Cannon Mills Scrapbooks contains three scrapbooks of printed material, 1976-1991, when the union attempted to organize Cannon Mills (Kannapolis, N.C.). The scrapbooks cover textile industry issues such brown lung, the ACTWU's involvement in other mills, and Kannapolis' problems with illiteracy and crumbling infrastructure. The bulk of materials in the ACTWU vs. Cannon Mills Scrapbooks fall between 1976 and 1981.
Dates: 1976-1991; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1981

Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Southern Region records

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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

Charles L. Ross papers

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Identifier: L1985-09
Abstract: Charles "Lewis" Ross (1914-1984) worked as a textile mechanic and was very active in the organization efforts of the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) at the Celanese (before 1947, the Tubize) Corporation in Rome, Georgia. The papers consist of: union constitutions (CIO, Georgia State Industrial Union Council, TWUA local 689), contracts, grievances and memoranda from TWUA Washington Representative, John W. Edelman, to all Union Members, 1948-1950; pamphlets pertaining to racial and...
Dates: 1943-1953

Curlee Clothing Company collection

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Identifier: L1981-09
Abstract: The Curlee Clothing Company collection, 1938, contain materials on the treatment of organized labor by the company.
Dates: 1938

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

Eula McGill papers

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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

Homer Lord collection of American Federation of Hosiery Workers materials

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Identifier: L2013-26
Abstract: Homer Lord (1914-2005) was a member of the American Federation of Hosiery Workers (AFHW) who lived in Athens, Georgia. AFHW organized the workers at Rodgers Mill (a subsidiary of Wayne Knitting Mills) in Athens. Collection includes an agreement and copies of newspaper articles, 1944, 1953-1955 (material in photocopied form).
Dates: 1944, 1953-1955, undated

International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union contracts collection

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Identifier: L-contracts_ILGWU
Abstract: The collection consists of 16 agreements, 1955-1969, between various local unions of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union and manufacturers.
Dates: 1955-1969

International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Southeast Regional Office records

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Identifier: L1990-18
Abstract: The Southeast Region office of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union opened in 1937. Its records, circa 1950s-1970s, contain correspondence, collective bargaining contracts, contract and strike negotiations, agreements, National Labor Relations Board materials, and strike materials. The bulk of the material relates to a strike against Marlene Industries in Westmoreland, Tennessee.
Dates: 1950s-1970s

International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Southeast Regional Office records

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Identifier: L1996-14
Abstract: International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Southeast Regional Office records, circa 1950s-1990s, contain correspondence, business contracts, negotiations, agreements, court documents, and strike materials. Also represented are audio tapes, video tapes, photography, and plaques.
Dates: circa 1950s-1990s

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Textile Workers Union of America 9
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Whitmire, Roy 4
Baldanzi, George 3
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Southeast Region 3
Textile Workers Union of America. Local 689 (Rome, Ga.) 3
American Enka Company 2
American Federation of Hosiery Workers 2
Celanese Fibers Company (Rome, Ga.) 2
General Electric Company 2
J.P. Stevens & Co. 2
Jacobs, Joseph, 1908- 2
Kehrer, E. T. 2
McGill, Eula, 1911-2003 2
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union 2
United Textile Workers of America. Local 2598 (Enka, N.C.) 2
United Textile Workers of America. Southern Region. Area B 2
Workers United. Southern Region 2
AFL-CIO. Civil Rights Department 1
AFL-CIO. Region 8 (Knoxville, Tenn.) 1
AFSCME. Local 1644 (Atlanta, Ga.) 1
Aberle Hosiery Company (Columbia, Tenn.) 1
Alton Box Board Company 1
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 1
Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Southern Region 1
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. Central North Carolina Joint Board 1
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. Georgia-Tennessee-Alabama Joint Board 1
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. Local 1716 (Rome, Ga.) 1
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. Local 1836 (North Charleston, S.C.) 1
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. Memphis-Jackson Joint Board 1
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. Tennessee Joint Board (Knoxville, Tenn.) 1
American Viscose Corporation 1
Atlanta Federation of Trades 1
Bemis Company 1
Bonanno, Nicholas S. 1
Brewton Fashions 1
Cagle (Firm : Camilla, Ga.) 1
Cannon Mills Company 1
Columbian Rope Company 1
Crown Cotton Mills Co. (Dalton, Whitfield County, Ga.) 1
Curlee Clothing Company 1
Dean, Everett 1
Democratic Party (Ga.) 1
Dixie Manufacturing Company 1
Farah Manufacturing Company 1
Finley, Murray 1
Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills 1
Georgia Humanities Council 1
Groenert, Roy 1
Haberthear, Harry 1
Halstead, Freddie Elmer 1
Handler, Jack G. 1
Hard Times Productions, Inc. 1
Harriet Cotton Mills (Henderson, N.C.) 1
Helfand, Judith 1
Henderson Cotton Mills (Henderson, N.C.) 1
Highland Cotton Mills (High Point, N.C.) 1
Hollander Home Fashions 1
Holston Manufacturing Company (Knoxville, Tenn.) 1
Industrial Rayon Corporation 1
Jervis, John E. (John Elwood), 1909-1984 1
Jones, Melvin Leon, 1934- 1
Kenyon Southern (Rossville, Ga.) 1
Lawson United Feldspar and Mineral Company (Spruce Pine, N.C.) 1
Levinson, Marc R. 1
Loray Corporation 1
Lord, Homer, 1914-2005 1
Marlene Industries Corporation 1
McKee, Don, 1916- 1
Morand, Martin J. 1
Munsingwear, Inc. (U.S.) 1
Nance, A. Steve, 1895-1938 1
National Planning Association 1
Newberry Mills (Newberry, S.C.) 1
Oneita Knitting Mills (Andrews, S.C.) 1
P. Garvin (Firm : Spartanburg, S.C.) 1
Rainbow Processing Company (Chattanooga, Tenn.) 1
Research Consortium for the Southwide Textile Strike of 1934 1
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union 1
Ridge Textile Company (Athens, Tenn.) 1
Rieve, Emil, 1892-1975 1
Ross, Charles L. (Charles Lewis), 1914-1984 1
Roxbury Southern Mills (Chattanooga, Tenn.) 1
Schaufenbil, Frances 1
Shanker, Albert 1
Stoney, George C. 1
T.I.L. Sportsware Company (Aberdeen, Miss.) 1
Tennessee State Industrial Union Council 1
Textile Workers Union of America. Georgia-Tennessee-Alabama Area Joint Board 1
Textile Workers Union of America. Local 1592 (Calhoun, Ga.) 1
Textile Workers Union of America. Local 1672 (Chattanooga, Tenn.) 1
Textile Workers Union of America. Local 1829 (Columbia, Tenn.) 1
Textile Workers Union of America. Local 185 (Dalton, Ga.) 1
Textile Workers Union of America. Local 202 (Covington, Va.) 1
Textile Workers Union of America. Local 2094 (Knoxville, Tenn.) 1
Textile Workers Union of America. Local 2202 (Athens, Tenn.) 1
Textile Workers Union of America. Local 2303 (Rossville, Ga.) 1
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