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Odessa Central Labor Union Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Odessa Central Labor Union (Tex.)
Title: Odessa Central Labor Union Records
Dates: 1958-1976
Abstract: The Odessa Central Labor Union was a central organizing body of local labor unions in the Odessa and Midland, Texas vicinity that were affiliated with the AFL-CIO. This collection contains minutes, clippings, miscellaneous items, and the organization's newsletter, the CLU Bulletin.
Identification: AR189
Extent: 4 folders (0.08 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

Chartered on May 11, 1956, the Odessa Central Labor Union was a central organizing body of local labor unions in the Odessa and Midland, Texas vicinity that were affiliated with the AFL-CIO. The office was moved from Odessa to Midland late in 1975.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains minutes (1958-1968), newsletters (1965-1976), and clippings and miscellaneous (1968-1976). Minutes record and describe the proceedings of meetings held by the Odessa Central Labor Union from 1958 to 1960, as well as the proceedings of two meetings held by the Permian Basin Building and Construction Trades Council in 1968. Newsletters are the CLU Bulletin which was published by the Odessa Central Labor Union and included brief reports on various labor-related issues and events in the Permian Basin region, national labor issues, and legislative issues. Clippings and miscellaneous items pertain to Labor Day festivities and other events.


Organization

Materials are arranged according to document type in 4 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.
Organizations
Odessa Central Labor Union (Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Permian Basin Building and Construction Trades Council--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Labor unions--Texas--Odessa--History--Sources.
Central labor councils--Texas--Odessa--History--Sources.
Places
Odessa (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Administrative Information

Citation

Odessa Central Labor Union Records, AR189, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 1977.


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

Box Folder
1 1 Minutes, Jan. 22, 1958 - Feb. 2, 1960
2 Bulletin, 1965-1967, 1970-1976
3 Labor Day, Miscellaneous Records, 1968-1969, 1976
4 Permian Basin Building and Construction Trades Council Minutes, Feb. 28, 1968 - April 11, 1968