University of Texas Arlington

Texas AFL-CIO Executive Board Reading Files:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas AFL-CIO. Executive Board.
Title: Texas AFL-CIO Executive Board Reading Files
Dates: 1957-1973
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 reading files constitute Series II of AR110: Texas AFL-CIO Records. They consist of carbon copies of outgoing correspondence, memos, and telegrams produced by Texas AFL-CIO offices and personnel. Materials document the professional activities of officers and department directors and include a wide array of labor-related topics.
Identification: AR110, Series II
Extent: 33 boxes (13.8 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.

Reading files of several Executive Board members, including presidents, secretary-treasurers, and various directors, make up the majority of the files in this collection. H.S. "Hank" Brown served as President of the Texas AFL-CIO from 1961-1971. Roy R. Evans served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Texas AFL-CIO from 1961-1971, and as President from 1971-1973. Harry Hubbard was Secretary-Treasurer from 1971-1973, when he was elected President.


Scope and Contents

Reading files contain carbon copies of outgoing correspondence, memos, and telegrams produced by Texas AFL-CIO officers and directors. Materials document their professional activities and include a wide array of labor-related topics. The bulk of the material was produced by secretary treasurer Fred H. Schmidt and presidents Hank Brown, Roy R. Evans, and Jerry R. Holleman.


Organization

Reading Files are arranged in 191 folders consisting of 16 subseries in alphabetical order according to the name of the officer. Records under each name are in chronological order.
Subseries A, H.S. "Hank" Brown, 1952-1971 (56 folders)
Subseries B, Leslie G. Burnett, 1959-1961 (2 folders)
Subseries C, Doris Cates, 1957-1958, 1963-1964 (1 folder)
Subseries D, Francis J. Duggan, 1965-1967 (1 folder)
Subseries E, Roy R. Evans, 1961-1973 (50 folders)
Subseries F, Jerry R. Holleman, 1957-1961 (8 folders)
Subseries G, Harry Hubbard, Jr., 1966-1973 (10 folders)
Subseries H, Lyman Jones, 1961-1965 (4 folders)
Subseries I, David T. Lopez, 1972 (1 folder)
Subseries J, John McCully, 1957-1961 (4 folders)
Subseries K, Sherman A. Miles, 1957-1965 (9 folders)
Subseries L, Henry Muñoz, Jr., 1966-1971 (4 folders)
Subseries M, John Rogers, 1966-1971 (2 folders)
Subseries N, Fred H. Schmidt, 1957-1961 (22 folders)
Subseries O, H.G. Tate, 1963-1971 (10 folders)
Subseries P, Rosa Walker, 1965-1971 (7 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 (H.S.), 1920-2015--Archives.
Schmidt, Fred H.--Archives.
Evans, Roy R., 1925-2004--Archives.
Holleman, Jerry Rodgers, 1919-1979--Archives.
Hubbard, Harry, Jr., 1924-2007--Archives.
Miles, Sherman A.--Archives.
Organizations
Texas AFL-CIO--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Labor unions--Texas--History--Sources.
Labor leaders--Texas--History--Sources.
Labor unions--Texas--Officials and employees--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Related Material

AR110, Series I: Texas AFL-CIO Executive Board Records, 1952-1973

AR110, Series III: Texas AFL-CIO Education Department Records, 1952-1972

AR110, 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 Colllection, 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, Texas Central Labor Councils Records, 1936-1972

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

AR110, Series XX: Texas AFL-CIO, Other State AFL-CIO Affliates 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 Recorded Media Collection, 1952-1972

AR110, Series XXIX: Texas AFL-CIO Photograph and Scrapbook Collection, 1918-1969


Separated Material

AR110, Series I: Texas AFL-CIO. Executive Board Office Records, 1952-1973

AR110, Series III: Texas AFL-CIO. Education Department Records, 1952-1972

AR110, 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, 1951-1971

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

AR110, Series IX: Texas AFL-CIO. 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. Correspondence with other State AFL-CIO Organizations, 1944-1971

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

AR110, Series XXII: Texas AFL-CIO. Correspondence with International Unions, 1936-1972

AR110, Series XXIII: Texas AFL-CIO. Correspondence with Federal Agencies, 1937-1972

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

AR110, Series XXV: Texas AFL-CIO. Correspondence with Non-Union Associations and Organizations, 1935-1969

AR110, Series XXVI: Texas AFL-CIO. Correspondence with Democratic Party Organizations, 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 Reading Files, AR110, Series II, Subseries, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Deposit, 1975.


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 1, H.S. Brown Reading Files 1957-1971

Box Folder
1 1 Brown, H. S. "Hank", Educational Director, Reading Files, August-October 1957
2 Brown, November 1957-February 1958
3 Brown, March-May 1958
4 Brown, June 1958-June 1959
5 Brown, H. S. "Hank", President, Reading Files, January-February 1961
6 Brown, March-May 26, 1961
Box Folder
2 1 Brown, May 29, 1961-July 1961
2 Brown, August-September 1961
3 Brown, October-December 1961
4 Brown, January-February 1962
5 Brown, March 1962
6 Brown, April 1962
Box Folder
3 1 Brown, H. S. "Hank", President May 1962
2 Brown, June-July 1962
3 Brown, August-October 1962
4 Brown, November-December 1962
5 Brown, January-February 1963
6 Brown, March-April 1963
Box Folder
4 1 Brown, H. S. "Hank", President, May-June 1963
2 Brown, July-August 1963
3 Brown, September-October 1963
4 Brown, November 1963
5 Brown, December 1963
6 Brown, January 1964
7 Brown, February 1964
Box Folder
5 1 Brown, H. S. "Hank." President, March 1964
2 Brown, April 1964
3 Brown, May-June 1964
4 Brown, July 1964
5 Brown, August 1964
6 Brown, September-December 1964
Box Folder
6 1 Brown, H. S. "Hank", President, January-March 1965
2 Brown, April-May 1965
3 Brown, June-July 1965
4 Brown, August-September 1965
5 Brown, October-December 1965
6 Brown, January-February 1966
Box Folder
7 1 Brown, H. S. "Hank", President, March-April 1966
2 Brown, May-August 1966
3 Brown, September-December 1966
4 Brown, January-March 1967
5 Brown, April-June 1967
Box Folder
8 1 Brown, H. S. "Hank", President, July-August 1967
2 Brown, September-December 1967
3 Brown, January-March 1968
4 Brown, April-May 1968
5 Brown, June-August 1968
6 Brown, September-December 1968
Box Folder
9 1 Brown, H. S. "Hank", President, January-April 1969
2 Brown, May-July 1969
3 Brown, August-September 1969
4 Brown, October-December 1969
5 Brown, January-March 1970
6 Brown, April-October 1970
Box Folder
10 1 Brown, H. S. "Hank", President, November 1970-February 1971
2 Brown, March-August 1971
3 Burnett, Leslie G., Education Director, Reading Files, 1959-June 1960
4 Burnett, July 1960-1961
5 Cates, Doris-Director, Women's Activities Division, Reading Files, 1957-1958, 1963-1964
6 Duggan, Francis J., Research Director, Reading Files, 1965-1967
Box Folder
11 1 Evans, Roy R., Director of Public Relations, Reading Files, June-July 1961
2 Evans, Roy R. Secretary-Treasurer, Reading Files, August-October 1961
3 Evans, November-December 1961
4 Evans, January-March 1962
5 Evans, April-May 1962
6 Evans, June-October 1962
7 Evans, November-December 1962
Box Folder
12 1 Evans, Roy R., Secretary-Treasurer, January-March 1963
2 Evans, April-July 1963
3 Evans, August-December 1963
4 Evans, January-May 1964
5 Evans, June-December 1964
Box Folder
13 1 Evans, Roy R., Secretary-Treasurer, January-May 1965
2 Evans, June 1965-December 1965
3 Evans, January 1966-May 1966
4 Evans, June 1966-December 1966
Box Folder
14 1 Evans, Roy R., Secretary-Treasurer, January 1967-June 1967
2 Evans, July-December 1967
3 Evans, January 1968-June 1968
4 Evans, July 1968-October 15, 1968
Box Folder
15 1 Evans, Roy R. Secretary-Treasurer, October 17-December 23, 1968
2 Evans, January-April 1969
3 Evans, May 1969-June 1969
4 Evans, July 1, 1969-July 31, 1969
5 Evans, August 1, 1969-September 30, 1969
Box Folder
16 1 Evans, Roy R., Secretary-Treasurer, October 1969-December 1969
2 Evans, January-March 1970
3 Evans, April 1970-June 1970
4 Evans, July-September 1970
Box Folder
17 1 Evans, Roy R., Secretary-Treasurer, October-December 1970
2 Evans, January-February 1971
3 Evans, March-April 1971
4 Evans, May-July 1971
Box Folder
18 1 Evans, Roy R., President, August-September 16, 1971
2 Evans, September 17, 1971-October 22, 1971
3 Evans, October 26, 1971-November 15, 1971
4 Evans, November 17, 1971-December 1971
5 Evans, January 3, 1972-January 24, 1972
6 Evans, January 25, 1972-Feb. 21, 1972
Box Folder
19 1 Evans, Roy R., President, Feb. 22-March 17, 1972
2 Evans, March 20-April 14, 1972
3 Evans, April 15-May 24, 1972
4 Evans, May 25-July 3, 1972
5 Evans, July 5-August 14, 1972
Box Folder
20 1 Evans, Roy R., President, August 15-September 29, 1972
2 Evans, October 2-November 15, 1972
3 Evans, November 16-December 29, 1972
4 Evans, January-February 1973
Box Folder
21 1 Evans, Roy R., President, March 1973-April 1973
2 Evans, May-July 11, 1973
3 Holleman, Jerry R., President, Reading Files August 1957-March 1958
4 Holleman, April-July 1958
Box Folder
22 1 Holleman, Jerry R., President, August-December 1958
2 Holleman, January-June 1959
3 Holleman, July-December 1959
4 Holleman, January-March 1960
5 Holleman, April-July 1960
6 Holleman, August 1960-January 1961
7 Hubbard, Harry Jr., Legislative Director Reading Files, 1966-June 1967
8 Hubbard, July-December 1967
Box Folder
23 1 Hubbard, Harry Jr., Legislative Director, 1968
2 Hubbard, 1969
3 Hubbard, January-June 1970
4 Hubbard, July-December 1970
5 Hubbard, January-July 1971
6 Hubbard, Harry Jr. Secretary-Treasurer, Reading Files, August-September 1971
7 Hubbard, January-February 1973
Box Folder
24 1 Hubbard, Harry Jr., Secretary-Treasurer, March-July 1973
2 Jones, Lyman, Director of Public Relations, Reading Files, August 1961-July 1962
3 Jones, August 1962-July 1963
4 Jones, August 1963-July 1964
5 Jones, August 1964-July 1965
6 Lopez, David T., Public Relations Director, Reading Files, 1972
7 McCully, John, Director of Public Relations, Reading Files, August 1957-July 1958
Box Folder
25 1 McCully, John, Director of Public Relations, August 1958-July 1959
2 McCully, August 1959-July 1960
3 McCully, August 1960-March 1961
4 Miles, Sherman A., Director, Legislative and Political Activities Reading Files, 1957
5 Miles, 1958
6 Miles, 1959
7 Miles, 1960
8 Miles, 1961
Box Folder
26 1 Miles, Sherman A., Director, Legislative and Political Activities, 1962
2 Miles, 1963
3 Miles, 1964
4 Miles, 1965
5 Muñoz, Henry, Jr., Director, Dept. of Equal Opportunity, Reading Files, October 1966-March 1969
6 Muñoz, Henry Jr., Director, Dept. of Equal Opportunity, Reading Files, April 1969-December 1969
7 Muñoz, 1970
Box Folder
27 1 Muñoz, Henry, Jr., Director, Department of Equal Opportunity, 1971
2 Rogers, John-Associate Editor, Texas AFL-CIO News Reading Files, 1966-1968
3 Rogers, John, Public Relations, Director, Reading File, 1968-1971
4 Schmidt, Fred H.-Secretary-Treasurer, Reading Files, June 1957-July 1957
5 Schmidt, November 29-December 31, 1957
6 Schmidt, January 1958
7 Schmidt, February-March 1958
8 Schmidt, April-May 1958
Box Folder
28 1 Schmidt, Fred H., Secretary-Treasurer, June-July 1958
2 Schmidt, August-September-1958
3 Schmidt, October-December 1958
4 Schmidt, January-March 1959
5 Schmidt, April-June 12, 1959
Box Folder
29 1 Schmidt, Fred H., Secretary-Treasurer, June 15-July 1959
2 Schmidt, August-September 15, 1959
3 Schmidt, September 16-October 15, 1959
4 Schmidt, October 16-November 12, 1959
5 Schmidt, November 13,-December 31, 1959
6 Schmidt, January-February 19, 1960
7 Schmidt, February 20-April 1960
Box Folder
30 1 Schmidt, Fred H., Secretary-Treasurer, May 1960
2 Schmidt, June 1960
3 Schmidt, July 1960
4 Schmidt, August 1-September 14, 1960
5 Schmidt, September 15-October 1960
6 Schmidt, November-December 1960
7 Schmidt, January-February 1961
Box Folder
31 1 Schmidt, Fred H., Secretary-Treasurer, March 1961
2 Schmidt, April-May 1961
3 Schmidt, June-August 8, 1961
4 Tate, H. G., Director, Education Dept., Reading Files, February 7, 1963-December 1964
5 Tate, 1965
6 Tate, 1966
Box Folder
32 1 Tate, H. G., Director, Education Department, 1967
2 Tate, January-July 1968
3 Tate, August-December 1968
4 Tate, January-July 1969
5 Tate, July-December 1969
6 Tate, 1970
7 Tate, 1971
Box Folder
33 1 Walker, Rosa, Director, Women's Activities Dept. Reading Files, August 1965-October 1966
2 Walker, November 1966-August 1967
3 Walker, September 1967-March 1968
4 Walker, April 1968-April 1969
5 Walker, Rosa, Director, Women's Activities Reading Files, May 1969-December 1969
6 Walker, Rosa, Director, Women's Activities, Dept. Reading Files, January 1970
7 Walker, Rosa, Director, Women's Activities, Dept. Reading Files, 1971