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Jacobs Scholarship Applications Due May 15, 2014

Jacobs speaking at the First Workmen

The Joseph Jacobs Labor Scholarship Fund was established in 1983 to honor Joseph Jacobs, a long-time labor attorney who represented unions in Georgia, by the Organized Labor and Workmen’s Circle Awards Committee and the North Georgia Building and Construction Trades … Continue reading

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2013 Reed Fink Winner to present on April 14, 2014

Lane Windham, winner of the 2013 Reed Fink Award in Southern Labor History will present on her dissertation topic, “Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing and the Origins of the New Economic Divide (1968-1985)” on Monday, April 14. The presentation … Continue reading

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A Celebration of the Life and Work of Stetson Kennedy

WHEN: Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6:00 pm WHERE: Georgia State University, Langdale 939 (formerly General Classroom Building; map) In this evening of celebration, Stetson’s close friends and several scholars who have curated his legacy provide insights into Kennedy’s life as … Continue reading

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Klan infiltrator’s papers now available online

The personal papers of Stetson Kennedy, author, folklorist, and human rights advocate, are now available online through Georgia State University Library’s Digital Collections portal. The papers are housed in the Southern Labor Archives at GSU, the largest collection of labor-related … Continue reading

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PATCO Digitization Project Complete!

Georgia State University Library’s Digital Library Services department has completed the digitization project for the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) Records, part of the Southern Labor Archives. Nine series from the collection were digitized, totaling more than 170,000 scans. Direct … Continue reading

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Machinists Celebrate 125 Years; Birthplace was Atlanta Railroad Pit

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) was founded in Atlanta 125 years ago this coming Sunday. On May 5, 1888, nineteen machinists led by Tom Talbot joined together to found the Order of the United Machinists and … Continue reading

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Oral History Roundtable: Oral Histories and IRB Review

Over the last twenty years, the question of whether oral history interviews fall under Institutional Review Board (IRB) review has received widespread attention.  Despite a widely publicized memo nearly ten years ago stating that because of the nature of oral … Continue reading

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Prison and Baseball in the Southern Labor Archives?

Jennifer Williams, a Graduate Research Assistant currently working with the Southern Labor Archives photograph collection, has found some interesting (and unexpected) things while preparing photographs for inclusion in Digital Collections. This blog post was inspired by images found in the … Continue reading

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Domestic Workers records available online

The records of the National Domestic Workers Union (NDWU) have been digitized by Gale/Cengage Learning and made available through their Archives Unbound database. Gale, “a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses,” approached the Southern … Continue reading

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GSU Oral History Roundtable meeting February 22

The next meeting of the Georgia State University Oral History Roundtable will meet February 22, 2013, at noon in the Colloquium Room on Library South 8. Staff from the Library’s Special Collections and Archives will present on the department’s oral … Continue reading

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