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San Antonio AFL-CIO Council Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: San Antonio AFL-CIO Council (San Antonio, Tex.)
Title: San Antonio AFL-CIO Council Records
Dates: 1903-1965
Abstract: The San Antonio AFL-CIO Council was a central organizing body formed on November 14, 1957 by the merger of the San Antonio Trades Council of the American Federation of Labor and the local CIO central body. Records contain minutes, financial records, and correspondence of the San Antonio AFL-CIO Council and one of its predecessors, the San Antonio Trades Council, as well as constitutions and minutes of the Bexar County Non-Partisan Political Conference.
Identification: AR142
Extent: 6 boxes (2.2 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Historical Note

The San Antonio AFL-CIO Council was a central organizing body formed on November 14, 1957 by the merger of the San Antonio Trades Council of the American Federation of Labor and the local CIO central body. The Bexar County Non-Partisan Political Conference was formed in 1920 and attempted to unite various unions in Bexar County, Texas for the purpose of electing candidates friendly to labor.


Scope and Contents

Records contain minutes, financial records, and correspondence of the San Antonio AFL-CIO Council and one of its predecessors, the San Antonio Trades Council; and constitutions and minutes of the Bexar County Non-Partisan Political Conference. Materials document the activities of the organizations. Topics range from reports from and about local unions, businesses, and national organizations to general labor issues and conditions and include legislation, individual members, representatives of participating locals, elections, and financial and organizational matters.


Organization

Materials are arranged by document type in 22 folders. Within each document type, materials are arranged in chronological order.

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.
Organizations
San Antonio AFL-CIO (San Antonio, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
San Antonio Trades Council (San Antonio, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Bexar County Non-Partisan Political Conference (Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Labor unions--Texas--San Antonio--History--Sources.
Cental labor councils--Political activity--Texas--Bexar County--History--Sources.
Central labor councils--Texas--San Antonio--History--Sources.
Places
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Administrative Information

Citation

San Antonio AFL-CIO Council Records, AR142, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift of James Martin, 1977. Accessioned as number 77-35.


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.


Note to the Researcher

Collection also known as AFL-CIO Council, San Antonio, Texas Records.


Container List

Box Folder
1 1 Minutes, September, 1903-April, 1906
2 Minutes, May, 1906-June, 1907
3 Minutes, January, 1910-October, 1911
4 Minutes, October, 1911-December, 1913
Box Folder
2 1 Minutes, August 10, 1916-March, 1922
The ballot tally sheet for the 1922 State AFL Convention was removed and placed with the loose material.
Box Folder
OS101 1 Minutes, July, 1935-January, 1945
Also includes lists of officers.
Box Folder
4 1 Minutes, January, 1945-December, 1946
2 Minutes, January, 1947-December, 1948
3 Minutes, January, 1949-December, 1950
4 Minutes, January, 1951-December, 1952
5 Minutes, January, 1953-December, 1954
6 Minutes, January, 1955-December, 1956
7 Minutes, January, 1957-December, 1958
8 Disbursement Ledger, October, 1927-January, 1933
Box Folder
5 1 Per Capita Tax Ledger, January, 1939-December, 1943
2 Per Capita Tax Ledger, April, 1945-September, 1958
3 Dues Ledger, 1947
Box Folder
OS102 1 Disbursement Ledger, January, 1960-October, 1965
2 Roll Book - List of local unions' delegates to the Trades Council, 1956
3 Correspondence and miscellaneous records, 1921-1958
4 Non-Partisan Political Conference of Bexar County, Constitution 1922, rules, minutes, 1920-1924
5 Photographs, 2, 8x10, 1960-1961
1) Texas State Building and Construction Trades Executive Board, 1960-1961
2) Unidentified