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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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Eastern Air Lines Digital Collection debuts for Labor Day

A Constellation named Ponce de Leon is christened with a bottle of Coca-Cola at Hartsfield, 1951.

The Southern Labor Archives announces the Eastern Air Lines Digital Collection, unlike any other in the Southern Labor Archives. It represents the work of blue- and white-collar workers, in traditional union and non-union jobs. It provides a look into the history of … Continue reading

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Upcoming Labor History Talks in Special Collections and Archives

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Each year, the Southern Labor Archives awards the Reed Fink Award in Southern Labor History to one or more applicants whose research in the Archives will lead to a book, article, dissertation, or other substantive product. Jewell Debnam and Owen … Continue reading

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Southern Labor Archives Announces Newly Opened Collections

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The Southern Labor Archives has been busy processing collections over the last few years and thanks to our dedicated interns and graduate assistants, we’ve accomplished a lot (the collections listed here represent well over 1,000 linear feet of material!). Finding … Continue reading

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Speaker: African American Working Class Politics in Sunbelt Atlanta

 Sanitation workers strike supporters marching in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, March 28, 1970. Tom Coffin Photographs [V003-700328-B22]

Join us in Georgia State University’s Department of History for Seth LaShier’s upcoming talk based on research for his in-progress dissertation, “Reimagining Work and Race: African American Working Class Politics in Sunbelt Atlanta.” LaShier, a PhD candidate at George Washington … Continue reading

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Speaker: Civil Rights, Labor, and the Politics of Economic Development in Charlotte, North Carolina

Attendees to CIO Leadership Training, 1954, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. [ L1984-70_265]

Join us in Georgia State University’s Department of History for Julia Gunn’s upcoming talk based on research for her in-progress dissertation, “‘A Good Place to Make Money’: Civil Rights, Labor, and the Politics of Economic Development in Charlotte, North Carolina.” … Continue reading

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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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