Thursday, June 17, 2010

History Alert

Raise your hands. How many knew the PATCO archives were at Georgia State University?

Historic PATCO Records Now Open for Research

”The historic records of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) are available for research at Georgia State University Library’s Southern Labor Archives, one year before the 30th anniversary of the strike that broke the union. President Ronald Reagan’s confrontation with PATCO in 1981 marked a turning point in U.S. labor relations. The records at the Southern Labor Archives are the largest PATCO collection available to researchers and they provide insight into one of the most tumultuous and significant events in recent labor-management history. “

I don’t know if it ever hits controllers or not...if your profession had the power to make such bad history, you have the power to make good history.

Don Brown
June 17, 2010


1 comment:

joleighsephine said...

Hi Don! My name is Traci Drummond, and I am the archivist for the Southern Labor Archives at Georgia State University. Thanks for the shout-out. The PATCO records are so rich with historical information, and we are proud to have them as part of our collections. I encourage curious parties to contact me for more information ( Since we are a state school, we are open to the public - anyone can come and see the records. Thanks again.