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AFSCME Local 754 Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: AFSCME. Local 754 (Austin, Tex.)
Title: AFSCME Local 754 Records
Dates: 1935-1965
Abstract: Local 754 was a local affiliate of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), a labor union of civil service employees located in Austin, Texas. Records contain bulletins, correspondence, financial documents, membership records, minutes, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, programs, memorabilia, and tax forms. Materials pertain mainly to the local and international chapters of the AFSCME.
Identification: AR286
Extent: 1 box (0.4 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Historical Note

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) was chartered in 1936 as a labor union to represent the interests of public service employees. Local 754 was a local affiliate of the AFSCME located in Austin, Texas.


Scope and Contents

Records contain bulletins, correspondence, financial documents, membership records, minutes, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, programs, memorabilia, and tax forms. Bulletins, financial records, membership records, minutes, and correspondence document the general activities of Local 754. Newspaper clippings pertain to pay scales, strikes, and general labor conditions in Austin, Texas. Correspondence, pamphlets, and memorabilia document the International branch of the AFSCME. Pamphlets and programs that pertain to the Texas State Federation of Labor, the American Federation of Labor, and the Austin Trades Council are also present.


Organization

Folders are arranged in alphabetical order according to document type. Material within each folder is 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
AFSCME. Local 754 (Austin, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
AFSCME--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Civil service--Labor unions--Texas--Austin--History--Sources.
Places
Austin (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Administrative Information

Citation

AFSCME, Local 754 Records, AR286, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 1984. Accessioned as number 84-8.

Processing Information

Newspaper clippings were photocopied and original clippings plus duplicates were discarded.


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 Bulletins, 1960-1961
2 Correspondence, 1960-1965
3 Financial Documents - Overdraft notices, service charge statements, deposit slips, receipt for dues, check stubs, bank statements, 1958-1964
4 Membership Records - Records, card, applications, 1958-1964
5 Minutes, 1959
6 Miscellaneous - Invitation, invoices, newsletters, press release, essay, note, deduction forms, decals, pendants, 1952,1961-1964
7 Newspaper Clippings, 1958-1965
8 Pamphlets, 1935-1963
9 Tax Forms - Income tax forms, list of instructions, 1958-1964
10 Texas State Legislative Council #42 - Constitution, resolution, report, press release, 1963