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Texas AFL-CIO Executive Board Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas AFL-CIO. Executive Board.
Title: Texas AFL-CIO Executive Board Records
Inclusive Dates: 1952-1973
Bulk Dates: 1957-1971
Abstract: The Texas AFL-CIO was formed on July 29, 1957 when the Texas State Federation of Labor and the Texas State CIO Council merged. The organization, a federation of local unions and central labor councils in Texas, is a central body that represents labor interests and acts as the policy-making, educational, and legislative arm of AFL-CIO labor at the state level. These records constitute Series I of AR110: Texas AFL-CIO Records. They consist of records pertaining to the Texas AFL-CIO Executive Board and contain correspondence, minutes, financial records, reports, lists, speeches, newspaper clippings, biographical sketches, photographs, manual, applications, printed material, and memorabilia. Also included are personal papers of President Hank Brown, 1958-1969.
Identification: AR110, Series I
Extent: 17 boxes (6.5 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Historical Note

The Texas AFL-CIO was formed on July 29, 1957 when the Texas State Federation of Labor and the Texas State CIO Council merged. The organization, a federation of local unions and central labor councils in Texas, is a central body that represents labor interests and acts as the policy-making, educational, and legislative arm of AFL-CIO labor at the state level. Although it does not negotiate collective bargaining contracts for its members, it does serve as the voice for all Texas AFL-CIO labor in the Texas Legislature and the United States Congress.

Delegates to annual conventions determine policy directives which are then carried out by the Texas AFL-CIO executive board and officers. The Committee on Political Education (COPE) of the Texas AFL-CIO also makes statewide political endorsements during conventions on even-numbered years.


Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, minutes, financial records, reports, lists, speeches, newspaper clippings, biographical sketches, photographs, manual, applications, printed material, and memorabilia. These are the office files of the executive board officers and department directors and district vice presidents. Included are personal papers of President Hank Brown, 1958-1969. Minutes and correspondence comprise the bulk of the materials and document the organizational interests of the Texas AFL-CIO at the state and district level, as well as the relationship between the Texas AFL-CIO executive board and specific labor unions in Texas. Topics also include right-to-work data and laws, civil rights as they pertain to labor unions, job safety, and unemployment and workers' compensation.


 

Organization

Texas AFL-CIO Executive Board Records consist of 135 folders in 17 boxes organized into 9 subseries:
Subseries A. Executive Board Minutes, 1957-1973 (47 folders)
Subseries B. Executive Board, General, 1957-1965 (2 folders)
Subseries C. Vice Presidents' Records, 1957-1969 (26 folders)
Subseries D. Officers' Records, 1956-1972 (22 folders)
Subseries E. Committee Records, 1955-1972 (5 folders)
Subseries F. Inter-office Memoranda, 1956-1971 (9 folders)
Subseries G. Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1958-1964 (8 folders)
Subseries H. Financial Records, 1957-1967 (3 folders)
Subseries I. Miscellaneous Records, 1955-1967 (13 folders)

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Brown, Hank--Archives.
Organizations
Texas AFL-CIO--Records and correspondence.
Texas AFL-CIO. Executive Board--Records and correspondence.
Texas State Federation of Labor--Records and correspondence.
Texas State CIO Council--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Labor unions--Texas--Sources.
Right to labor--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Separated Material

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utarl/02335/arl-02335.htmlAR110, Series II: Texas AFL-CIO Executive Board Reading Files, 1957-1973

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utarl/02336/arl-02336.htmlAR110, Series III: Texas AFL-CIO Education Department Records, 1952-1972

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utarl/02337/arl-02337.htmlAR110, Series IV: Texas AFL-CIO Legal Records, 1941-1970

AR110, Series V: Texas AFL-CIO Legislative Department Records, 1952-1972

AR110, Series VI: Texas AFL-CIO Public Relations Department Records, 1951-1973

AR110, Series VII: Texas AFL-CIO Mexican American Affairs Committee Records, 1951-1971

AR110, Series VIII: Texas AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education Records, 1947-1972

AR110, Series IX: Texas AFL-CIO Records, W. Don Ellinger Papers, 1946-1961

AR110, Series X: Texas AFL-CIO Convention Records, 1956-1975

AR110, Series XI: Texas AFL-CIO Personalities Collection, 1928-1973

AR110, Series XII: Texas AFL-CIO Printing Pockets, 1952-1972

AR110, Series XIII: Texas AFL-CIO Directories, 1955-1969

AR110, Series XIV: Texas AFL-CIO Newspaper Clippings Collection, 1937-1972

AR110, Series XV: Texas AFL-CIO, Texas State Federation of Labor Records, 1932-1957

AR110, Series XVI: Texas AFL-CIO, Texas State CIO Council Records, 1937-1957

AR110, Series XVII: Texas AFL-CIO, Texas State Industrial Union Council Records, 1952-1968

AR110, Series XVIII: Texas AFL-CIO, Correspondence with Texas Central Labor Councils, 1936-1972

AR110, Series XIX: Texas AFL-CIO, Texas Labor Associations Records, 1944-1969

AR110, Series XX: Texas AFL-CIO, other State AFL-CIO Affiliate Correspondence, 1944-1971

AR110, Series XXI: Texas AFL-CIO, National AFL-CIO Correspondence, 1952-1972

AR110, Series XXII: Texas AFL-CIO, International Union Correspondence, 1936-1972

AR110, Series XXIII: Texas AFL-CIO, Federal Agency Correspondence, 1937-1972

AR110, Series XXIV: Texas AFL-CIO. State Agency Correspondence, 1934-1971

AR110, Series XXV: Texas AFL-CIO. Non-Union Correspondence, 1935-1969

AR110, Series XXVI: Texas AFL-CIO. Democratic Party Correspondence, 1943-1972

AR110, Series XXVII: Texas AFL-CIO. Texas Constitutional Revision Commission Records, 1962-1968

AR110, Series XXVIII: Texas AFL-CIO Tape Recordings Collection, 1952-1972

AR110, Series XXIX: Texas AFL-CIO Photographs and Scrapbooks, 1918-1969


Administrative Information

Citation

Texas AFL-CIO Executive Board Records, AR110, Series I, Subseries, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Deposit, 1970, 1971, 1973.


 Administrative Information 

Grant Support

The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.


Container List

 

Subseries A. Executive Board Minutes, 1957-1973

Box Folder
1 1 Executive Board Minutes, August 1, 1957 - November 21, 1957
2 Executive Board Minutes, February 7, 1958 - February 27, 1958
3 Executive Board Minutes, May 9, 1958 - October 20-24, 1958
4 Executive Board Minutes, February 6, 1959 - December 17, 1959
5 Executive Board Minutes, January 5, 1960 - February 11, 1960
6 Executive Board Minutes, June 15, 1960 - October 31, 1960
7 Executive Board Minutes, November 2, 1960 - December 12, 1960
8 Executive Board Minutes, January 16, 1961 - January 30, 1961
9 Executive Board Minutes, February 2, 1961
10 Executive Board Minutes, February 3, 1961
11 Executive Board Minutes, February 4, 1961 - July, 1961
12 Executive Board Minutes, July 7, 1961 - August 3, 1961
Box Folder
2 1 Executive Board Minutes, November 30, 1961 - December, 1961
2 Executive Board Minutes, February 16, 1962
3 Executive Board Minutes, February 16, 1962
4 Executive Board Minutes, June 20, 1962 - October 12, 1962
5 Executive Board Minutes, January 3, 1963 - February 25, 1963
6 Executive Board Minutes, March 11, 1963 - April 10, 1963
7 Executive Board Minutes, April 20, 1963 - July 11, 1963
8 Executive Board Minutes, August 12, 1963 - February 11, 1964
9 Executive Board Minutes, February 11, 1964 - June 26, 1964
10 Executive Board Minutes, July 17, 1964 - September 21, 1964
11 Executive Board Minutes, October 9, 1964 - December 28, 1964
12 Executive Board Minutes, March 12, 1965
Box Folder
3 1 Executive Board Minutes, August 2, 1965
2 Executive Board Minutes, November 5, 1965
3 Executive Board Minutes, November 5, 1965
4 Executive Board Minutes, March 2, 1966
5 Executive Board Minutes, March 4, 1966
6 Executive Board Minutes, June 14, 1966 - November 29, 1966
7 Executive Board Minutes, December 9, 1966
8 Executive Board Minutes, May 2, 1967
9 Executive Board Minutes, August 1, 1967
10 Executive Board Minutes, August 2, 1967
11 Executive Board Minutes, August 2-4, 1967
Box Folder
4 1 Executive Board Minutes, September 6, 1967 - December 1, 1967
2 Executive Board Minutes, December 1-2, 1967
3 Executive Board Minutes, February 5-29, 1968
4 Executive Board Minutes, September 19-21, 1968 - November 12, 1968
5 Executive Board Minutes, April 1-2, 1969
6 Executive Board Minutes, July 19, 1969
Box Folder
5 1 Executive Board Minutes, August 18, 1969 - October 1, 1969
2 Executive Board Minutes, December 11, 1969 - May 20, 1970
3 Executive Board Minutes, June 12, 1970 - September 16, 1970
4 Executive Board Minutes, April 7-8, 1971
5 Executive Board Minutes, January 18, 1973
6 Executive Board Minutes - Miscellaneous, No Date



 

Subseries B. Executive Board, General, 1957-1965

Box Folder
6 1 Executive Board, General; Misc. Rec., 1957-1959
2 Executive Board, General; Misc. Rec., 1960-1965



 

Subseries C. Vice Presidents' Records, 1957-1969

Box Folder
6 3 Executive Board, Vice Presidents - Biographies, In alphabetical order by name
Box Folder
7 1 Executive Board, Vice-President, District #1, Correspondence and Reports, 1957-1965
2 Executive Board, Vice President, District #2, Correspondence and Reports, 1957-1968
3 Executive Board, Vice President, District #3, Correspondence and Reports, 1957-1969
4 Executive Board, Vice President, District #4, Correspondence and Reports, 1957-1964
5 Executive Board, Vice President, District #5, Correspondence and Reports, 1957-1964
6 Executive Board, Vice President, District 6, Correspondence and Reports, 1957-1964
7 Executive Board, Vice President, District #7, Correspondence and Reports, 1957-1967
8 Executive Board, Vice President, District #8, Correspondence, and Reports, 1957-1963
Box Folder
8 1 Executive Board, Vice President, District #9, Correspondence and Reports, 1957-1967
2 Executive Board, Vice President, District #10, Correspondence and Reports, 1957-1964
3 Executive Board, Vice President, District #11, Correspondence and Reports, 1957-1965
4 Executive Board, Vice President, District #12, Correspondence and Reports, 1957 - April, 1960
5 Executive Board, Vice President, District #12, Correspondence and Reports, June, 1960-1964
6 Executive Board, Vice President, District #13, Correspondence and Reports, 1959-1966
7 Executive Board, Vice President, District #14, Correspondence and Reports, 1961-1969
8 Executive Board, Vice President, District #15, Correspondence, 1969
9 Executive Board, Vice President, Communications Workers of America, Correspondence and Reports, 1957-1966
Box Folder
9 1 Executive Board, Vice President, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Correspondence and Reports, 1957-1962
2 Executive Board, Vice President, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Correspondence and Reports, 1957-1964
3 Executive Board, Vice President, International Union of Operating Engineers, Correspondence and Reports, 1957-1968
4 Executive Board, Vice President, International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Correspondence and Reports, 1957-1962
5 Executive Board, Vice President, Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union, Correspondence and Reports, 1957-1965
6 Executive Board, Vice President, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, Correspondence, 1958-1968
7 Executive Board, Vice President, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Correspondence and Reports, 1957-1962
8 Executive Board, Vice President United Steelworkers of America, Correspondence and Reports, 1957-1964



 

Subseries D. Officers' Records, 1956-1972

Box Folder
10 1 Brown, H. S. "Hank," Correspondence (mainly personal), 1958-1961
2 Brown, H. S. "Hank," Correspondence (mainly personal), 1962-1969
3 Brown, H. S. "Hank," Speeches, 1959-1968
4 Brown, H. S. "Hank," Speeches, 1969
5 Brown, H. S. "Hank," Speeches, 1970-1971
6 Cates, Doris - Correspondence, 1964
Box Folder
11 1 Evans, Roy R., Correspondence, Speeches, Reports, 1961-1972
2 Gray, W. Robert, Memoranda, Reports, 1971
3 Henderson, Johnny - Correspondence, Reports, 1968-1971
4 Holleman, Jerry R. - Correspondence, Clippings and Speeches, 1952-1958
5 Holleman, Jerry R. - Correspondence, Clippings, 1958-1959
6 Holleman, Jerry R. - Correspondence, Clippings, 1960-1966
Box Folder
12 1 LeRoy, Erma, Correspondence, Reports, 1960-1962
2 Muñoz, Henry, Correspondence, Reports, 1962-1966
3 Muñoz, Henry, Correspondence, Reports, 1967-1969
4 Muñoz, Henry, Desk Files, 1967-1971
5 Ramirez, Linda - Correspondence, Reports, 1970
6 Schmidt, Fred H. - Correspondence, Misc., 1953-1957
7 Schmidt, Fred H. - Correspondence, Misc., 1958-1961
8 Schmidt, Fred H. - Speeches, 1956-1960
Box Folder
13 1 Walker, Rosa - Correspondence, Reports, 1963-1966
2 Walker, Rosa - Correspondence, Reports, 1967-1969



 

Subseries E. Committee Records, 1955-1972

Box Folder
13 3 Building Committee - Minutes, 1972
4 Civil Rights Committee - Correspondence, Minutes, Misc. Records, 1955-1964
5 Ethical Practices Committee - Misc. Records, 1957-1958
6 Job Safety, Compensation, and Liability Permanent Committee of Texas AFL-CIO - Manual
7 Redistricting Subcommittee, Correspondence, Min., Misc. Records, 1959



 

Subseries F. Inter-office Memoranda, 1956-1971

Box Folder
13 8 Inter-Office Memoranda, 1956-1961
Box Folder
14 1 Inter-Office Memoranda, 1962-1965
2 Inter-Office Memoranda, 1966
3 Inter-Office Memoranda, 1967 - September 1968
4 Inter-Office Memoranda, October 1968 - July 1969
5 Inter-Office Memoranda, August - December 1969
6 Inter-Office Memoranda, 1970
7 Inter-Office Memoranda, 1971
8 Personnel Assignments & Memoranda, 1957-1971



 

Subseries G. Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1958-1964

Box Folder
15 1 Correspondence, Misc., A-E
2 Correspondence, Misc., F-M
3 Correspondence, Misc., N-Z
4 Affiliated Local Unions - Correspondence, 1958-1972
5 Easter, Pauline - Correspondence, 1957-1961
6 Easter, Pauline - Correspondence, 1962-1963
7 Hurricane Carla Disaster Fund - Correspondence, Misc. Records, 1961
8 Name - the - Headquarters Building Contest - Correspondence, 1964



 

Subseries H. Financial Records, 1957-1967

Box Folder
15 9 Financial Records: Trustees - Reports and Correspondence, 1957-1963
10 Financial Records: General Fund - Monthly Report, July 1963 - June 1967
11 Financial Records: Per Capita Status & Public Relations & Educational Fund, October-November 1961



 

Subseries I. Miscellaneous Records, 1955-1967

Box Folder
16 1 Field Representatives and Human Resources Development Institute - Applications, A-Z, 1969-1971
2 Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 298 - Agreement, 1965
3 "Radical Rights" - Misc. Records, 1962-1967
4 "Radical Rights," Misc. Organizations - A-Z, Misc. Records, 1961-1963
5 Right-to-work- Data on 14b of the Taft-Hartley Act, (from a notebook), 1965
6 Right-to-Work - Misc. Records, 1955-1965
7 Right-to-Work; Other States - A-Z, Misc. Records, 1958-1967
Box Folder
17 1 Special Tax Meeting of the Businessmen of the State of Texas, San Antonio, September 23-24, 1960
Transcript of Proceedings
2 Unemployment Compensation - Misc. Records, 1958
3 Urban Minorities and Social Justice Conference, Dallas, November 10-11, 1967 -
Report and Misc. Records
4 Workmen's Compensation - Misc. Records, 1960-1961
5 Miscellaneous
6 Pen used by President Lyndon Johnson to sign Labor Legislation