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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 (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Region 5 records

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Don McKee papers

 Collection
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

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

 Collection
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

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

John G. Ramsay papers

 Collection
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

 Collection
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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Textile Workers Union of America 3
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Abel, I. W. (Iorwith Wilbur), 1908-1987 1
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Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 1
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Atlanta Federation of Trades 1
Atlanta Housing Authority 1
Bader, Jesse M. (Jesse Moren) 1
Barber, Harry T. 1
Building Service Employees' International Union 1
Christopher, Paul R. 1
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.). Community Relations Department 1
Cook, Clair Marvin 1
Cox, Val 1
Disney World Service Trade Council 1
Dixie Manufacturing Company 1
Dodge, David Witherspoon 1
Farah Manufacturing Company 1
General Electric Company 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
Kirkland, Lane 1
Liphaus, Willard E. (Willard Edwin) 1
Lucia, Carmen, 1902-1985 1
Mason, Lucy Randolph, 1882-1959 1
McDonald, David J. (David John), 1902-1979 1
McGill, Eula, 1911-2003 1
McKee, Don, 1916- 1
Meany, George, 1894-1980 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
Ramsay, John, 1902-1991 1
Riffe, John, 1904-1958 1
Sala, James 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
T.I.L. Sportsware Company (Aberdeen, Miss.) 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 Textile Workers of America 1
Weeks, Barney H. 1
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