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E. L. Abercrombie (1908-1989) served as executive secretary of Local 218 of the Laundry, Dry Cleaning and Dye House Workers International and was involved with charitable, political, and humanitarian organizations throughout his career. This collection includes numerous awards, plaques, and commendations given to Abercrombie.
E. L. Abercrombie (1908-1989), served as executive secretary of Local 218 of the Laundry, Dry Cleaning and Dye House Workers International. His papers, 1942-1982, include a letter, newspaper clippings, and a photograph collection.
E. Leon Stamey was Field Representative for the Organizing Department of the AFL-CIO, of Atlanta, Georgia. His papers, 1971-1975, include AFL-CIO organizing campaign files, subject files on other organizing campaigns, general files, correspondence, and printed material. The papers include some personal materials.
The collection consists of 14 agreements, 1964-1968, 1979-1977, between various local unions of the Laundry, Dry Cleaning, and Dye House Workers' International Union and employers.
Laundry, Dry Cleaning and Dye House Workers Union, Local 218 was based in Atlanta. The records of Local 218 contain correspondence, legal documents, minutes and printed material. The correspondence describes Local 218's disaffiliation from and re-affiliation with, the International Union.