Employees at the Galesburg, Illinois Midwest Manufacturing plant organized as an American Federation of Labor affiliate in 1948. In 1956, the union became Midwest Lodge 2063, International Association of Machinists, and represented the workers at the Galesburg plant until it closed in 2005. The bulk of the records of Local Lodge 2063, 1948-2005, are grievance and arbitration files, as well as contract negotiation files, final contracts, printed materials, constitutions and bylaws,...
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) has represented the interests of machinists, engineers, and aerospace workers since the late 19th century. Included within this collection from the IAM's central office are letters to the executive board, union decisions, correspondence, video cassettes, photography, and film reels, circa 1930s-1990s.
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge 2 is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Its records consist of correspondence between employers and the local, administrative files and various records, financial records and statements, artifacts, speeches and speech materials, newspaper clippings, strike information, and various subject files.
The records of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 84, 1923-1986 (bulk 1971-1986), consist primarily of the administrative, office, and reference files of J.W. Giles, documenting the day-to-day operations of the union as well as Giles' interactions with the executive and international boards of the IBEW.
1923-1986; Majority of material found within 1971 - 1986
Members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 508 (Savannah, Ga.), work in the construction industry. The records of the local are comprised of bylaws, correspondence, contract agreements, and documentation of the apprenticeship program, 1944-1984.
The records of International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades Local 30 (Savannah, Ga.) consist of office files, ledgers, publications, and some separated material. The collection includes dues and minute books from "colored" Local 1463 which joined Local 30 in the 1960s.
Irving Gordon, a licensed optician, was Chairman of the Atlanta Workmen's Circle and the Southern Region Workmen's Circle, and a member of other organizations. Papers consist primarily of correspondence, printed and scrapbook material dealing with the national and local Workmen's Circle (1960-1970), and Atlanta and Miami Beach branches' involvement with the U. S. Information Agency's "People-To-People" Program (1960-1965); and limited records related to the Jewish Labor Committee and to...
Jim Elledge is the author of Henry Darger, Throwaway Boy: The Tragic Life of An Outsider Artist, published in 2013, a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for gay memoir/biography and for the Publishing Triangle nonfiction award. A published poet, Elledge retired as professor of English from Kennesaw State University in Georgia. His papers 1827-2015 [bulk 1971-2006], include correspondence, writings and his and others poetry illustrating the writing and...
1827-2015; Majority of material found within 1971 - 2006
The Johnny and Ginger Mercer Papers contain manuscripts, photographs, sheet music, recordings, printed materials, and memorabilia documenting the early careers (1920s through about 1931) of both Johnny and Ginger Mercer; their courtship and marriage (1930 and 1931); and Johnny Mercer's career as a songwriter, performer, and businessman as it continued after their marriage; Johnny Mercer's work as a lyricist.
John Herndon Mercer (1909-1976), a native of Savannah, Georgia, began writing songs at the age of fifteen and eventually became one of the foremost figures of 20th century American popular music. His catalog includes many numbers that have become American classics, and his activities as lyricist, composer, performer and businessman span a period of nearly five decades. The Johnny Mercer papers consist of biographical materials (including an unpublished autobiography), correspondence, drafts...
Joseph D. Gleason (1929-1982), began working with the labor movement in 1948, first with the Government and Civic Employees, CIO, then the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO. The collection consists of materials from Gleason's participation in organized labor from the early 1950s to his death in 1982. Most materials relate to his career in the American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, but there are also some materials from the American...
Leonora Gidlund conducted extensive research on resources relating to the life and career of Johnny Mercer while pursuing an M.A. degree in History at Georgia State University, resulting in a thesis in 1984. Her papers consist of correspondence with educational institutions, archives, historical societies, book dealers, radio stations and private collectors holding research materials relating to Johnny Mercer, and include a number of copies of original materials (including draft lyrics and...
The Marlene and Ronald Palmer PATCO Scrapbooks, 1979-2001, contain two photo albums compiled by Marlene (Marty) Palmer documenting the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) strike, including photographs and quotes by her husband and former PATCO member, Ronald Palmer, as well as the Air Traffic Controllers Support Organization (ATCSO) formed by the spouses of PATCO members in 1979.
Primarily correspondence, minutes and agendas, notes and writings, printed material including reports, and artifacts and ephemera make up the papers of nurse, administrator, and advocate Mary N. Long, 1957, 1965-2000. Materials relate to her employment at Grady Memorial Hospital and the Arthritis Foundation; to her service to the Georgia Nurses' Association, Georgia Nurses' Foundation, American Nurses Foundation, and other organizations; and to her work as an activist and community...
Michael H. Trotter (born 1936) has been dedicated to civic and educational reform in his home city of Atlanta. In addition to his career as an attorney, professor of law, and legal historian, he has participated in such civic groups as the Atlanta Action Forum, the Atlanta Committee for Public Education, and Good Government Atlanta, earning recognition for his work toward racial equality and school reform. Trotter's papers, 1962-2016, document civic reform in Atlanta with minutes,...
Nan Orrock has served as a senator and as a representative in Georgia's State Legislature since 1987, and as president of the Women Legislators' Lobby. She has worked to balance budgets; to increase spending on assisting families, education health and child care; and to reduce excessive and wasteful military spending. Her papers include correspondence, printed material, and financial records, that document legislation, political campaigns, and issues, 1969-2010 (bulk 1990-2006).
1969-2010; Majority of material found within 1990 - 2006
The Nancy N. Boothe papers, 1980-2009 [bulk 1990-1997], are composed of articles, notes, reports and a wide variety of feminist publications. Much of the material documents the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women, which Ms. Boothe attended as Executive Director of Atlanta's Feminist Women's Health Center. Artifacts, artwork and textiles relate to the conference and to other women's and health issues.
1980-2009; Majority of material found within 1990 - 1997