University of Texas Arlington

Harris County AFL-CIO Council Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Harris County AFL-CIO Council (Houston, Tex.)
Title: Harris County AFL-CIO Council Records
Inclusive Dates: 1911-1970
Identification: AR20
Extent: 6.5 boxes (2.71 linear feet)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The Houston Labor Council and the Houston Building Trades Council merged on February 5, 1918, to form the Houston Labor and Trades Council. The Council was made up of representatives of the AFL unions in the Houston area. In 1959, the Houston Labor and Trades Council merged with the Houston Area Industrial Union Council, CIO, to form the Harris County AFL-CIO Council.


Scope and Contents

Council minutes and financial records, 1911-1970; executive board minutes, 1959-1970. A few Harris County Committee on Political Education (COPE) minutes are also included.

Records from 1911 until 1959 are from the Houston Labor and Trades Council--AFL and consist of minutes of regular council meetings and financial records. Records after 1959 are from the Harris County AFL-CIO Council, which was formed following the merger of the AFL and the CIO. They consist of both executive board minutes and regular council meeting minutes.


 

Organization

Arranged in chronological order.

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Organizations
Harris County AFL-CIO Council (Houston, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Houston Labor and Trades Council--Records and correspondence.
Houston Labor Council--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Labor unions--Texas--Houston--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives.

Related Material

For minutes of the Houston Area Industrial Union Council--CIO prior to the 1959 merger, see AR104, Houston Area Industrial Union Council Records.

Houston Labor Journal, Houston, Texas (first paper). 1912-1939 mf. (Began in 1893 and ceased publication in 1939.)

Houston Labor Messenger, 1942-1956 mf; Houston Labor Journal, 1956-1958 mf. (The Labor Messenger began publication in 1928. Its name was changed to the Houston Labor Journal and Labor Messenger on January 27, 1956. On May 11, 1956, it was changed to the Houston Labor Journal. The paper ceased publication in 1965.)


Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Don Horn, 1968, 1974, and 1975.

Citation

Harris County AFL-CIO Council Records, AR20, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.


Container List

 

Box Folder
1 1 "Organized Labor," p. 307-312, Standard History of Houston, Texas. H. W. Crew and Co., Knoxville, Tennessee. 1912
2 Minutes, Sept., 19, 1911-Aug. 10, 1912
2 Minutes, Sept. 3, 1912 through Aug. 19, 1913
3 Minutes, Sept. 2, 1913 through Sept. 8, 1914
4 Minutes, Oct. 6, 1914 through Sept. 27, 1915
5 Minutes, Oct. 5, 1915 through Oct. 1, 1916
6 Minutes, Oct. 3, 1916 through Sept. 18, 1917
7 Minutes, Oct. 16, 1917 through Sept. 17, 1918
8 Minutes, Oct. 1, 1918 through Aug. 17, 1919
9 Minutes, Oct. 7, 1919 through Aug. 29, 1920
10 Minutes, Oct. 5, 1920 through Aug. 21, 1921
11 Minutes, Oct. 3, 1921 through Aug. 20, 1922
12 Minutes, Oct. 3, 1922 through Aug. 19, 1923
13 Minutes, Sept. 20, 1923 through Dec. 16, 1924
14 Minutes, Jan. 26, 1925 through Dec. 15, 1925
15 Minutes, Jan. 5, 1926 through Dec. 21, 1926
16 Minutes, Jan. 4, 1927 through Dec. 20, 1927
17 Minutes, Dec. 30, 1927 through Dec. 18, 1928
18 Minutes, Jan. 15, 1929 through Dec. 17, 1929
19 Minutes, Jan. 7, 1930 through Dec. 16, 1930
20 Minutes, Jan. 20, 1931 through Jan. 6, 1931
21 Minutes, Jan. 5, 1932 through Dec. 20, 1932
22 Minutes, Jan. 3, 1933 through Dec. 19, 1933
23 Minutes, Jan. 2, 1934 through Dec. 18, 1934
24 Minutes, Jan. 15, 1935 through Dec. 17, 1935
25 Minutes, Jan. 7, 1936 through Dec. 18, 1936
26 Minutes, Jan. 5, 1937 through Jan. 3, 1938
27 Minutes, Jan. 4, 1938 through Dec. 30, 1938
28 Minutes, Jan. 3, 1939 through Oct. 17, 1939
29 Minutes, Nov. 7, 1939 through Oct. 16, 1940
30 Minutes, Nov. 19, 1940 through Oct. 7, 1941
31 Minutes, Nov. 4, 1941 through Oct. 6, 1942
32 Minutes, Nov. 3, 1942 through Oct. 19, 1943
33 Minutes, Nov. 2, 1943 through Oct. 20, 1944
34 Minutes, Oct. 31, 1944 through Oct. 16, 1945
35 Minutes, Nov. 6, 1945 through Oct. 15, 1946
36 Minutes, Nov. 5, 1946 through Oct. 21, 1947
Box Folder
6 1 Regular Council Minutes, October 1, 1957 through December 17, 1957
2 Regular Council Minutes, January 7, 1958 through December 16, 1958
3 Regular Council Minutes, January 6, 1959 through November 3, 1959
3 Start of Merged Council: Harris County AFL-CIO Council
4 Regular Council Minutes, December 23, 1959; Merger Meeting, January 20, 1960 through November 23, 1960, January 11, 1961 through November 29, 1961
5 Regular Council Minutes, January 24, 1962 through November 28, 1962, January 23, 1963 through December 18, 1963
6 Regular Council Minutes, January 22, 1964 through December 16, 1964, January 27, 1965 through December 22, 1965
7 Regular Council Minutes, January 26, 1966 through November 23, 1966, January 27, 1967 through October 25, 1967
8 Regular Council Minutes, January 24, 1968 through November 27, 1968, January 22, 1969 through October 22, 1969
9 Regular Council Minutes, January 28, 1970 through December 2, 1970
10 Executive Board Minutes, December 23, 1959 through December 21, 1960
11 Executive Board Minutes, January 18, 1961 through December 20, 1961
12 Executive Board Minutes, January 10, 1962 through December 19, 1962
13 Executive Board Minutes, January 16, 1963 through November 20, 1963
14 Executive Board Minutes, February 19, 1964 through November 18, 1964
Box Folder
7 1 Executive Board Minutes, January 20, 1965 through December 15, 1965
2 Executive Board Minutes, January 19, 1966 through December 14, 1966
3 Executive Board Minutes, January 18, 1967 through November 15, 1967
4 Executive Board Minutes, January 17, 1968 through December 2, 1968, January 15, 1969 through November 6, 1969, January 21, 1970 through December 2, 1970