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Cedartown Strike scrapbook

Cedartown Strike scrapbook

Descriptive Summary

Title: Cedartown Strike scrapbook
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1951
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet (1 scrapbook)
Collection Number: ms4023
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Cedartown Textile strike of 1951, and the Aragon Mill strike in Rome, Georgia occurred at about the same time and were followed closely by the Cedartown Standard newspaper. The TWUA (Textile Worklers Union of America) struck both mills for several months, and the struggle was followed in depth by the newspaper, who became involved in a scuffle between a group of local businessmen and the newspaper editors themselves.

Scope and Content

The Cedartown Strike scrapbook collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and handouts mostly related to the textile mills strikes of 1951 in Cedartown and Rome, Georgia. It also includes clippings from the 1937 Hershey plant strike and a variety of pro-labor poetry and prose.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cedartown Strike scrapbook, ms4023, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Cedartown (Ga.)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Labor movement -- Georgia -- History.
Labor unions -- Georgia.
Textile industry -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1scrapbook, 1951