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D. S. Burkhalter Collection, 1950s-2000s | Alabama Labor Archives and History

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Predominant Dates:1990s

Extent: 2.0 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The D. S. Burkhalter Collection primarily contains material relating to Mr. Burkhalter’s involvement in the Alabama AFL-CIO and the presidential campaigns of 1992 and 1996. A large portion of the collection consists of newspaper clippings documenting union and political issues. Some correspondence is also included as well as photographs and artifacts.

Collection Historical Note

Stewart Burkhalter’s involvement in the advancement of the labor movement began as he was just a young boy in Childersburg, Alabama. At the age of sixteen he walked the picket line outside his father’s barbershop at what was the first union barber shop in Talladega County.

Mr. Burkhalter went to work at Kimberly-Clark Corporation in 1954 and immediately joined the Paperworkers Union. In 1970, he was elected president of Local 1 595 and served as president until 1985 when he was appointed secretary-treasurer of the Alabama AFL-CIO. In 1995, he was elected president of the Alabama AFL-CIO and served in that position until his retirement in 2011.

Mr. Burkhalter has worked in many political campaigns from local city council to president of the United States. He has served on the Talladega County Democratic Executive Committee and has attended the many National Democratic Conventions. He was also very instrumental in bringing together the coalition of Labor, Trial Lawyers, A.E.A., A.D.C., State Employees, and New South Coalition.

Administrative Information

Repository: Alabama Labor Archives and History

Access Restrictions: No access restrictions.

Use Restrictions:

Permission to publish material from the D. S. Burkhalter Collection must be obtained from the Alabama Labor Archives and History. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

D. S. Burkhalter Collection. Alabama Labor Archives and History. Montgomery, Alabama.

Preferred Citation: D. S. Burkhalter Collection. Alabama Labor Archives and History. Montgomery, Alabama.

Other URL: http://www.alabama-lah.org/Burkhalter_Collection_Finding_Aid.pdf

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[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Newspapers],
[Series 3: Miscellaneous],
[Series 4: Photographs],
[Series 5: Publications],