Georgia State University Libraries Awarded National Grant To Digitize Historically Significant Labor and Civil Rights Materials

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Georgia State University Library is pleased to announce that we have received  $350,000 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to digitize and provide access to the GSU Southern Labor Archives’ American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Civil Rights Southeast Division and the University of Maryland’s George Meany Memorial Archives national-level records from the AFL, CIO and AFL-CIO Civil Rights.  This collaboration with the University of Maryland will digitize correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, audiovisual recordings and more that document AFL-CIO affairs — including labor union integration, school integration and busing, civil rights issues, strikes, etc.— between 1943 and 1999. In addition to the digitization, we will be creating an online and in-person exhibit and be holding lectures and events around this project.  You can find Georgia State University’s press release here



Lisa Vallen (she/her/hers)

Southern Labor Archivist

(404) 413-2886

GSU Special Collections