The records of the East Tennessee-Kentucky office of CWA contain minutes, correspondence, reports, grievance case files, research notes, pamphlets and posters. The records relate to training of stewards, directors, secretary treasurers, and local leaders. The majority of these records consist of files pertaining to stewards and local leaders. Much of this material was published and issued by the national office. The publications were given to members of regional offices during training sessions. There is also incoming and outgoing correspondence of The East Tennessee-Kentucky office dating between 1960 and 1970. The records date from 1959 to 1979.
The collection is divided into two series: Series 1, General Office Files and Series 2, Training Materials. Series 2 is divided into two subseries: Subseries 2.1, CWA Leader Information and Subseries 2.2, Steward Training Material.
Method of Acquisition
The Communications Workers of America, East Tennessee Office Records were transferred in two groups to the Archives of Appalachia on October 29, 1979 by Calvin Patrick, and on February 20, 1980 by R. Stanley Powell. Both men served as Directors of the East Tennessee-Kentucky Communications Workers of America.
Three pens and four name tags have been removed and placed in the Archives of Appalachia artifact collection. An audio disk was placed in the Archives audio visual collection under the accession number.
Processing was completed, and the records were opened to researchers on February 1, 1990.