Author Archives: Traci Drummond

“We are indeed subversive:” The Great Speckled Bird at Fifty

The Great Speckled Bird was Atlanta’s underground/alternative newspaper published between 1968-1976, having been birthed in “the year of protest” out of necessity – Atlanta’s existing media platforms presented a point-of-view indistinguishable not only from one another but also from others … Continue reading

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Georgia Association of Educators records open; periodicals online

The records of the Georgia Association of Educators (1921-2015), part of the Southern Labor Archives, Special Collections and Archives, at Georgia State University Library, Atlanta Campus, are open for research. The collection, comprised of unique documents and photographs, provides an … Continue reading

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Labor Archives receives grant to digitize labor organizer’s papers

  In advance of Labor Day, Georgia State University Library’s Southern Labor Archives announces  an Access to Historical Records grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission in the amount of $48,865  to digitize the M. H. Ross papers. The … Continue reading

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Hamilton to discuss Eastern Air Lines’ last days, final flight

We are pleased to invite you to a discussion with Martha Hamilton about the days leading up to Eastern Air Lines’ closure in 1991. A journalist for the Washington Post at the time, Hamilton closely covered the airline’s uncertain trajectory until … Continue reading

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Presentation: Work and the American Moral Imagination, 1945-1996

Join us for a presentation by Joel Suarez, winner of the 2016 Reed Fink Award in Southern Labor History When: Tuesday, February 7, 12:30-1:30 Where: University Library South, 8th floor Colloquium Room About the Speaker Joel Suarez is a Ph.D … Continue reading

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W. J. “Bill” Usery, Jr., 1923-2016

W. J. “Bill” Usery, Jr., is best remembered as one of the sharpest and most effective labor mediators in Washington, DC, and beyond, known for averting or mediating strikes in both the public and private sectors. With little formal education … Continue reading

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Dr. Merl E. Reed, founding faculty member for the Southern Labor Archives, 1925-2016

Dr. Merl E. Reed in the archives, ca. 1972

Historian Dr. Merl Elwyn Reed was a key founder of the Southern Labor Archives at the University Library. A native of Syracuse, New York, he served on the faculty of Georgia State University from 1965 until his 1994 retirement. In … Continue reading

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