Collection Number: 05712

Collection Title: Marsha Tinnen's Housekeepers Association Collection, 1991-2003

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Size About 50 items
Abstract Marsha Tinnen's collection of photographs, publications, signs, articles, and newspaper clippings relating to the Housekeepers Association's efforts to organize for better working conditions, pay, and benefits at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1990s and 2000s.
Creator Tinnen, Marsha.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Marsha Tinnen's Housekeepers Association Collection #05712-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Marsha Tinnen in December 2016 (Acc. 102997).
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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Marsha Tinnen worked as a housekeeper at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a member of the Housekeepers Association she advocated for better working conditions, pay, and benefits for housekeepers during the 1990s and early 2000s. In 1996, she and Barbara Prear led a housekeepers strike that resulted in the UNC Housekeepers' Settlement Agreement. In 1997, the Housekeepers Association joined with a larger group of University of North Carolina system employees to form UE 150, a UNC Chapel Hill chapter of the North Carolina Public Service Workers Union.

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Marsha Tinnen's collection of photographs, publications, signs, articles, and newspaper clippings relating to the Housekeepers Association's efforts to organize for better working conditions, pay, and benefits at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1990s and 2000s.

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Contents list

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About 50 items.
Folder 1

"Sixty Years of Struggle: A Documented History of Housekeepers at U.N.C.," circa 1991 #05712, Series: "Marsha Tinnen's Housekeepers Association Collection, 1991-2003." Folder 1

A sampling of photocopied documents from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Archives.

Folder 2-3

Folder 2

Folder 3

1992-2003 #05712, Series: "Marsha Tinnen's Housekeepers Association Collection, 1991-2003." Folder 2-3

Newspaper clippings, publications, flyers, and memoranda relating to the Housekeepers Association and UE 150, the UNC Chapel Hill chapter of the North Carolina Public Service Workers Union.

Image Folder PF-05712/1

Photographs, circa 1990s #05712, Series: "Marsha Tinnen's Housekeepers Association Collection, 1991-2003." PF-05712/1

Black-and-white photographic print

Protest, group portrait.

Image Folder PF-05712/2

Photographs (color), circa 1990s #05712, Series: "Marsha Tinnen's Housekeepers Association Collection, 1991-2003." PF-05712/2

Color photographic print

Snapshots of Marsha Tinnen, Barbara Prear, Jesse Jackson, William Morris.

Oversize Image Folder OP-PF-05712/1

Photograph (black-and-white), circa 1990s #05712, Series: "Marsha Tinnen's Housekeepers Association Collection, 1991-2003." OP-PF-05712/1

Black-and-white photographic print

Marsha Tinnen and Annie Petaford.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Nancy Kaiser, February 2017

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, February 2017

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