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Collection Number: 04463

Collection Title: Brown Lung Association Records, 1973-1983

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Size 10.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 3500 items)
Abstract The Brown Lung Association (BLA) and related organizations (Brown Lung Legal Center, Carolina Brown Lung Association, and Southern Institute for Occupational Health), operated chiefly in North and South Carolina, but also in Georgia and Virginia, circa 1974-1986. The BLA conducted breathing clinics, carried out lobbying and media campaigns, and filed workers' compensation claims for textile workers who were victims of byssinosis, or brown lung disease. Chiefly records of the central office of the Brown Lung Association, which incorporate the files of the Southern Institute for Occupational Health and the Brown Lung Legal Center, documenting the organizational, legal, and financial activities of these groups. Topics include special projects, fundraising, staffing, state legislation, workers' compensation, federal regulations, and research on brown lung disease. Also included are materials relating to approximately 120 byssinosis cases heard before the North Carolina Industrial Commission between 1977 and 1981. Frequent defendants in these cases are J. P. Stevens, Burlington Industries, Cone Mills, and Fieldcrest Mills. Also included are a set of eleven volumes that provide information on the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the Asheboro and Greensboro BLA chapters, medical panels, North Carolina legislation, and the North Carolina Governor's Panel on Brown Lung; videotapes of BLA meetings; audio tapes of protest songs; photographs of textile workers; and computer tapes containing copies of a U.S. Dept. of Labor study on brown lung.
Creator Brown Lung Association.
Language English
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Brown Lung Association Records #4463, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Candace Carraway and Betty Bailey of Durham, N.C., and Florence Sandlin of Julian, N.C., in August 1986 and October 1987.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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In October 1974, Mike Szpak received a seed-grant from the Youth Project, a community-service agency based in Washington, D.C., to develop an organization that would combat the problem of byssinosis (brown lung) in the Carolinas. By early 1975, Szpak had successfully established a local brown lung association in Columbia, S.C., had initiated plans and fundraising for associations in several other locations, and had created the Southern Institute for Occupational Health to sponsor and coordinate organizational efforts to fight brown lung.

By the end of the year, the Carolina Brown Lung Association (later shortened to Brown Lung Association or BLA) had emerged out of these earlier efforts and assumed the form it would keep throughout the early 1980s. The Association organized local chapters (originally in the Carolinas, but later also in Georgia and Virginia), conducted breathing clinics, carried out lobbying and media campaigns, and filed workers' compensation claims for textile workers. The Brown Lung Association's major successes included the reform of South Carolina's compensation laws, passage of stricter federal cotton dust standards, attraction of media attention to brown lung, and the payment of workers' compensation to textile workers disabled by the disease.

The Brown Lung Legal Center grew out of the Brown Lung Association's Legal Committee in the late 1970s. This organization focused on the legal complications of receiving compensation for brown lung victims.

The activities of the Brown Lung Association decreased during the early 1980s as a result of deteriorating economic conditions in the textile industry and reforms in workers' compensation laws and industrial standards. By 1986, the Association was virtually inactive.

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Chiefly central office of the BLA, which incorporates the files of the Southern Institute for Occupational Health and the Brown Lung Legal Center, and documents the organizational, legal, and financial activities of the these groups. Topics include special projects, fundraising, staffing, state legislation, workers' compensation, federal regulations, and research on brown lung disease. Also included are materials relating to approximately 120 byssinosis cases heard before the North Carolina Industrial Commission between 1977 and 1981. Frequent defendants in these cases are J. P. Stevens, Burlington Industries, Cone Mills, and Fieldcrest Mills; a set of eleven volumes that provide information on the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the Asheboro and Greensboro BLA chapters, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, BLA clinics, medical panels, North Carolina legislation, and the North Carolina Governor's Panel on Brown Lung; and videotapes of BLA meetings, audio tapes of protest songs, photographs of textile workers, and computer tapes containing copies of a U.S. Department of Labor study on brown lung.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Office Files, 1974-1983.

About 3,150 items.

Files from the central office of the Brown Lung Association. Most files retain titles assigned by BLA staff; a few titles have been changed to clarify contents. Several files were added during processing to hold loose material.

Folder 1

Affirmative Action Statement of the BLA #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 1

Folder 2

American Textile Manufactures Institute vs. U.S. Dept. of Labor #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 2

Folder 3

Background of the BLA #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 3

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Folder 10

Folder 11

Bi-State (N.C.-S.C.) Board #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 4-11

Folder 12

BLA Literature: Brown Lung Blues #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 12

Folder 13-15

Folder 13

Folder 14

Folder 15

BLA Literature: Brown Lung Reporter #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 13-15

Folder 16

BLA Literature: Chapter Publications - Aiken (S.C.) #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 16

Folder 17

BLA Literature: Chapter Publications - Albemarle (N.C.) #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 17

Folder 18

BLA Literature: Chapter Publications - Anderson (S.C.) #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 18

Folder 19

BLA Literature: Chapter Publications - Columbia (S.C.) #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 19

Folder 20

BLA Literature: Chapter Publications - Eden (N.C.) #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 20

Folder 21

BLA Literature: Chapter Publications - Ephraim Lowder Memorial #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 21

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Folder 23

BLA Literature: Chapter Publications - Greensboro (N.C.) #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 22-23

Folder 24

BLA Literature: Chapter Publications - Greenville (S.C.) #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 24

Folder 25

BLA Literature: Chapter Publications - Lincoln-Gaston (S.C.) #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 25

Folder 26

BLA Literature: Chapter Publications - Richmond-Scotland (N.C.) #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 26

Folder 27

BLA Literature: Chapter Publications - Roanoke Rapids (Va.) #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 27

Folder 28

BLA Literature: Chapter Publications - Spartanburg (S.C.) #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 28

Folder 29

BLA Literature: Fliers #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 29

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Folder 37

BLA Literature: Miscellaneous #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 30-37

Folder 38

BLA Literature: News Releases #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 38

Folder 39

BLA Literature: State Publications - Georgia #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 39

Folder 40-42

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Folder 42

BLA Literature: State Publications - North Carolina #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 40-42

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Folder 47

BLA Literature: State Publications - South Carolina #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 43-47

Folder 48

BLA Literature: State Publications - Virginia #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 48

Folder 49-54

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Folder 53

Folder 54

BLA Miscellaneous Records #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 49-54

Folder 55

Breath of Life Organizing Campaign #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 55

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Folder 57

Briefs for cases before U.S. and N.C. supreme courts) #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 56-57

Folder 58

Briefs #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 58

Folder 59

Brody-Haskett Grievance #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 59

Folder 60

Brown Lung Legal Center Annual Report, 1979 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 60

Folder 61

Brown Lung Week, 7-14 October 1979 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 61

Folder 62

Burlington Industries #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 62

Folder 63

Byssinosis Conference, 14-16 April 1980 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 63

Folder 64-66

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Folder 66

Campaign for Human Development #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 64-66

Folder 67

CETA #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 67

Folder 68

Chapter Material: Burlington (N.C.) #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 68

Folder 69

Chapter Material: Eden (N.C.) #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 69

Folder 70

Chapter Material: Erwin (N.C.) #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 70

Folder 71

Chapter Material: Greensboro (N.C.) #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 71

Folder 72

Chapter Material: Lincoln-Gaston (N.C.) #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 72

Folder 73

Chapter Material: Richmond-Scotland (N.C.) #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 73

Folder 74

Chapter Material: Richmond-Scotland (N.C.) #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 74

Folder 75

Chapter Reports, 1980 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 75

Folder 76

Chapter Reports, 1981 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 76

Folder 77

Clinics #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 77

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Folder 88

Clippings about Brown Lung #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 78-88

Folder 89

Compensation Problems #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 89

Folder 90

Compensation Problems, Specific #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 90

Folder 91

Compensation Workshop #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 91

Folder 92

Cone Mills Litigation #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 92

Folder 93

Correspondence, 1974 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 93

Folder 94

Correspondence, January-March 1975 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 94

Folder 95

Correspondence, April-May 1975 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 95

Folder 96

Correspondence, June-July 1975 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 96

Folder 97

Correspondence, August-September 1975 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 97

Folder 98

Correspondence, October-November 1975 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 98

Folder 99

Correspondence, December 1975 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 99

Folder 100

Correspondence, 1976 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 100

Folder 101

Correspondence, 1977 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 101

Folder 102

Correspondence, 1978 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 102

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Correspondence, 1979 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 103

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Correspondence, 1980 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 104

Folder 105

Correspondence, 1981 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 105

Folder 106

Correspondence, 1982 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 106

Folder 107

Correspondence, 1983 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 107

Folder 108

Correspondence, Undated #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 108

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Folder 109

Folder 110

Folder 111

Cotton Dust Standard #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 109-111

Folder 112

Cotton, Inc. #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 112

Folder 113

Cotton Mills #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 113

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Department of Labor Study, 1979 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 114-117

Folder 118

Doctors #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 118

Folder 119

Education, Medical Strategies #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 119

Folder 120

Education, Workers' Compensation #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 120

Folder 121

Executive Board #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 121

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Federal Government Publications #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 122-125

Folder 126

Finance Committee #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 126

Folder 127

Folklore of Protest #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 127

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Fundraising #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 128-131

Folder 132

Georgia Manufacturers Association #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 132

Folder 133

Georgia-Virginia Hiring Committee #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 133

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Folder 141

Governor James B. Hunt's Brown Lung Study, 1980 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 134-141

Folder 142

Grievance Procedure #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 142

Folder 143

History of Recognition of Brown Lung #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 143

Folder 144

Industry Media Campaign #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 144

Folder 145

Interviews - CBLA #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 145

Folder 146

IRS Determination Letters #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 146

Folder 147-148

Folder 147

Folder 148

Legal Committee #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 147-148

Folder 149

Legal Manual #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 149

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Legislation, Federal #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 150-151

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Legislation, North Carolina #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 152-156

Folder 157

Legislative Committee #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 157

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Liberty Mutual Insurance Company #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 158-164

Folder 165

List of Depositions & Medical Articles Bibliography #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 165

Folder 166

Lowder, Ephraim, Grievance #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 166

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Folder 167

Folder 168

Meetings: Memos, Minutes, & Agendas #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 167-168

Folder 169

Miscellaneous #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 169

Folder 170

Mountain Life and Work, 1975-1980 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 170

Folder 171

Mountain Life and Work, 1981-1982 #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 171

Folder 172

National Committee on the Self-Development of People #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 172

Folder 173

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 173

Folder 174

North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers - Compensation Committee #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 174

Folder 175

North Carolina Approved State Plan for Enforcement of State Standards #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 175

Folder 176-178

Folder 176

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Folder 178

North Carolina State Board of the BLA #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 176-178

Folder 179

North Carolina Compensation Statistics #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 179

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North Carolina Industrial Commission #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 180-187

Folder 188

North Carolina WOA Activities #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 188

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Folder 192

Occupational Safety and Health Administration #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 189-192

Folder 193

Occupational Safety and Health Administration Open Records Campaign #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 193

Folder 194

Prevalency of Brown Lung Data #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 194

Folder 195

Social Security Data #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 195

Folder 196

South Carolina Approved State Plan for Enforcement of State Standards #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 196

Folder 197

South Carolina Compensation Procedures #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 197

Folder 198

South Carolina Industrial Commission #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 198

Folder 199

South Carolina Legal Strategy #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 199

Folder 200

South Carolina Medical Crosstabs #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 200

Folder 201

South Carolina Workers' Compensation Data #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 201

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Southern Institute for Occupational Health #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 202-206

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Southern Poverty Law Center #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 207

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Staff #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 208-213

Folder 214

Stevens (J. P. Stevens) #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 214

Folder 215

Training Materials for Organizers #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 215

Folder 216

Virginia Materials #04463, Series: "1. Office Files, 1974-1983." Folder 216

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About 300 items.

Arrangement: numerically by BLA-assigned number.

Material relating to about 120 byssinosis compensation hearings before the North Carolina Industrial Commission, chiefly 1977-1981. Material relating to each hearing is filed in a separate folder labelled with plaintiff/defendant and BLA number.

Defendants are J. P. Stevens, Burlington Mills, Cone Mills, Fieldcrest Mills, and other North Carolina textile mills. Types of materials in the files are chiefly opinions and awards, memoranda, affidavits, petitions, copies of correspondence, briefs, transcripts of evidence, orders, and medical evaluations.

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Folder 219

Weave Room #04463, Series: "2. Compensation Hearings, 1973-1981." Folder 217-219

Folder 220

Whitney Reports #04463, Series: "2. Compensation Hearings, 1973-1981." Folder 220

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Files on individual hearings held before the North Carolina Industrial Commission, 1973-1981 #04463, Series: "2. Compensation Hearings, 1973-1981." Folder 221-364

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Volumes, 1975-1981.

12 items.

Contents of loose-leaf binders produced by the BLA central office and local chapters have been placed in folders labeled by volume number.

Folder 365

Volume 1. Compensation Materials. Report of North Carolina Industrial Commission Study on brown lung; BLA compensation legal handbook; and other materials relating to workers' compensation for brown lung victims. About 75 pages. #04463, Series: "3. Volumes, 1975-1981." Folder 365

Folder 366

Volume 2. Resource Materials. Materials for the use of local BLA chapters. About 75 pages. #04463, Series: "3. Volumes, 1975-1981." Folder 366

Folder 367

Volume 3. Clinic Materials. Materials relating to BLA's breathing clinics for textile workers. About 25 pages. #04463, Series: "3. Volumes, 1975-1981." Folder 367

Folder 368-369

Folder 368

Folder 369

Volume 4. OSHA Manual. Suggestions for working with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. About 100 pages. #04463, Series: "3. Volumes, 1975-1981." Folder 368-369

Folder 370

Volume 5. Doctors' Panels. Materials relating to several 1980 medical panels dealing with brown lung. About 60 pages. #04463, Series: "3. Volumes, 1975-1981." Folder 370

Folder 371-374

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Folder 374

Volume 6. North Carolina Governor's Panel. Materials relating to Governor Hunt's 1979 panel study on brown lung, including clippings. About 300 pages. #04463, Series: "3. Volumes, 1975-1981." Folder 371-374

Folder 375-377

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Folder 377

Volume 7. North Carolina Governor's Panel Follow-up. Materials related to reactions to Governor Hunt's 1979 panel study on brown lung, including clippings. About 200 pages. #04463, Series: "3. Volumes, 1975-1981." Folder 375-377

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Volume 8. North Carolina Legislation. Materials relating to brown lung, workers' compensation, and other legislation in North Carolina. About 300 pages. #04463, Series: "3. Volumes, 1975-1981." Folder 378-381

Folder 382

Volume 9. Asheboro Chapter. Minutes, reports and other materials of the Asheboro (N.C.) chapter of the BLA. About 50 pages. #04463, Series: "3. Volumes, 1975-1981." Folder 382

Folder 383

Volume 10. Greensboro Chapter. Minutes, reports, and other materials of the Greensboro (N.C.) chapter of the BLA. About 25 pages. #04463, Series: "3. Volumes, 1975-1981." Folder 383

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Folder 386

Volume 11. Cotton Dust Kills! Newspaper clippings relating to brown lung, compensation, and other concerns of the BLA. About 200 clippings. #04463, Series: "3. Volumes, 1975-1981." Folder 384-386

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Audio-Visual Materials, 1978-1981 and undated.

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Six photographs of unidentified textile workers at home and on the job. #04463, Subseries: "4.1. Pictures and Slides, Undated." P-4463/1-6

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26 color slides: 12 unidentified individual workers at home and in the workplace; 8 unidentified groups of workers, mostly on the job; and 5 unidentified workplace scenes. #04463, Subseries: "4.1. Pictures and Slides, Undated." P-4463/7-31

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.2. Audio Tapes, 1978-1981.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.3. Videotapes, Undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 4.4. Computer Tapes, 1980.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Items Separated

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Processing Information

Processed by: Mark Beasley, November 1986; Patricia Gantt, May 1989; Jill Snider, March 1990

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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