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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Subseries A. Officers' Records, 1957-1972

Subseries B. General Correspondence, 1952-1969

Subseries C. United Labor Legislative Committee, 1963-1971

Subseries D. Legislative Conferences and Workshops, 1955-1969

Subseries E. Washington Legislative Workshops, 1957-1961

Subseries F. Legislation, 1957-1969

Subseries G. Miscellaneous, 1956-1971

University of Texas Arlington

Texas AFL-CIO Legislative Department Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas AFL-CIO. Legislative Department.
Title: Texas AFL-CIO Legislative Department Records
Dates: 1952-1972
1957-1972
Abstract: The Texas AFL-CIO, 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 V of AR110: Texas AFL-CIO Records. They consist of records pertaining to the Legislative Department of the Texas AFL-CIO and contain correspondence, minutes, newsletters, workshop and conference materials, questionnaires, surveys, handbooks, copies of Texas House and Senate bills with analyses, booklets, and pamphlets.
Identification: AR110, Series V
Extent: 9 boxes (3.5 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.

The Legislative Department of the Texas AFL-CIO analyzed bills introduced in the Texas Legislature, prepared legislation for introduction, testified before committees, discussed measures with legislators, and published weekly bulletins and voting records during sessions.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, minutes, newsletters, workshop and conference materials, questionnaires, surveys, handbooks, copies of Texas House and Senate bills with analyses, booklets, and pamphlets. These are the files of legislative department directors, Sherman A. Miles (1957-1965) and Harry Hubbard (1966-1972). Included are officers' and other staff correspondence regarding legislative issues, records of the United Labor Legislative Committee (1963-1971), and surveys and other materials on right-to-work laws (1957-1958). Legislative Department newsletters, Legislative Bulletin and Operation Legislation, are also included.

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Organization

Texas AFL-CIO Legislative Department Records consist of 86 folders arranged in 7 subseries. Subseries A, B, C, D, and E are in chronological order.
Subseries A. Officers' Records, 1957-1972 (4 folders)
Subseries B. General Correspondence, 1952-1969 (7 folders)
Subseries C. United Labor Legislative Committee, 1963-1971 (3 folders)
Subseries D. Legislative Conferences and Workshops, 1955-1969 (13 folders)
Subseries E. Washington Legislative Workshops, 1957-1961 (7 folders)
Subseries F. Legislation, 1957-1969 (35 folders)
Subseries G. Miscellaneous, 1956-1971 (17 folders)

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

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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
Miles, Sherman A.--Archives.
Hubbard, Harry--Archives.
Organizations
Texas AFL-CIO. Legislative Department--Records and correspondence.
United Labor Legislative Committee--Records and correspondence.
Texas AFL-CIO. Legislative Department--Employees--Archives.
Subjects
Open and closed shop--Law and legislation--United States--History--Sources.
Labor unions--Texas--History--Sources.
Labor laws and legislation--Texas---History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

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Related Material

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

AR110, Series II: Texas AFL-CIO Executive Board Reading Files, 1957-1973

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

AR110, Series IV: Texas AFL-CIO Legal Records, 1941-1970

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

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Administrative Information

Citation

Texas AFL-CIO, Legislative Department Records, AR110, Series V, Subseries, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Deposit, 1970-1971.

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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.

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Container List

Subseries A. Officers' Records, 1957-1972

Box Folder
1 1 Miles, Sherman A., Legislative and Political Director - Correspondence, Memos, Miscellaneous Records, 1957, 1958, 1961
2 Miles, Sherman A., Legislative and Political Director - Correspondence, Memos, Miscellaneous Records, 1962
3 Miles, Sherman A., Legislative and Political Director - Correspondence, Memos, Miscellaneous Records, 1963-1965
4 Hubbard, Harry, Legislative and Political Director - Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1966-1972

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Subseries B. General Correspondence, 1952-1969

Box Folder
1 5 Correspondence, General, and Miscellaneous Records, 1952-1956
6 Correspondence, General, and Miscellaneous Records, 1957-1959
Box Folder
2 1 Correspondence, General, and Miscellaneous Records, 1960 - June 1961
2 Correspondence, General, and Miscellaneous Records, July 1961 - January 1963
3 Correspondence, General, and Miscellaneous Records, February 1963 - December 1963
4 Correspondence, General, and Miscellaneous Records, 1964-1966
5 Correspondence, General, and Miscellaneous Records, 1967-1969

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Subseries C. United Labor Legislative Committee, 1963-1971

Box Folder
2 6 United Labor Legislative Committee - Correspondence, 1963, 1967-1969
7 United Labor Legislative Committee Correspondence, General, and Miscellaneous Records, Minutes, 1970-1971
Box Folder
3 1 Correspondence, General, Legislative. Goals for 1971 - Miscellaneous Records, 1969-1970

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Subseries D. Legislative Conferences and Workshops, 1955-1969

Box Folder
3 2 Legislative Conference, Austin, April 16-17, 1955
Registration Forms
3 Legislative Workshops, 1957
Questionnaires
4 Legislative Conference, Regional, 1957
Rosters
5 Legislative Workshop, Austin, December 5-6, 1958
Information Kit
6 Legislative Workshops, Regional, 1962
Registrations and Miscellaneous Records
7 Pre-Legislature Conference, Austin, December 17, 1962
Miscellaneous Records; Pre-Legislative Conference, Austin, December 11-12, 1964 - Manual
8 Legislative Conferences, Austin, 1962-1965
Miscellaneous Records
9 Pre-Legislative Conference, Austin, December 11-12, 1964
Handbook
10 Legislative Workshop, 1966
Information Kit.
11 Pre-Legislative Workshop, Fort Worth, December 8, 1966
Miscellaneous Records
12 Legislative Workshops, Regional, 1966-1967
Correspondence, Rosters, Miscellaneous Records
13 Legislative Conference, Austin, 1968-1969
Manual 14 - Legislative Workshops, Austin, 1969
Box Folder
4 1 Legislative Workshops, Miscellaneous - Miscellaneous Records, approximately 1955-1969

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Subseries E. Washington Legislative Workshops, 1957-1961

Box Folder
4 2 Washington Legislative Workshop, March 11-14, 1957
Delegate's Handbook and Information Booklet, Correspondence
3 Washington Legislative Workshop, March 11-14, 1957
Correspondence, Miscellaneous Record
4 Washington Legislative Workshop, March 3-6, 1958
Correspondence, Delegate's Handbook
5 Washington Legislative Workshop, March 2-4, 1959
Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records
6 Washington Legislative Workshop, March 2-4, 1959
Worksheets
7 Washington Legislative Workshop, January 11-13, 1960
Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records
8 Washington Legislative Workshop, March 20-23, 1961
Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records

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Subseries F. Legislation, 1957-1969

Box Folder
5 1 Legislation-Analyses, 1957-1968
See also State Agencies Series
2 Legislation - Bills, A-L
See also State Agencies Series
3 Legislation - Bills, M-P
See also State Agencies Series
4 Legislation - Bills, R-Z
See also State Agencies Series
5 Loyalty Review Board Bill - Miscellaneous Records, 1953-1954
6 Legislation Introduced in 59th Legislature, 1965
Box Folder
6 1 HB 20, 1961
Miscellaneous Records
2 HB 334, 1961
Miscellaneous Records
3 HB 481, 1961
Miscellaneous Records
4 H JR 44, 1961
Miscellaneous Records
5 SB 13, 1961
Miscellaneous Records
6 HB 40, 1965
Miscellaneous Records
7 HB 42, 1965
Miscellaneous Records
8 HB 108, 1965
Miscellaneous Records
9 HB 525, 1965
Miscellaneous Records
10 HB 889, 1965
Miscellaneous Records
11 SB 59, 1965
Miscellaneous Records
12 SB 140, 1965
Miscellaneous Records
13 SB 196, 1965
Miscellaneous Records
14 SB 197, 1965
Miscellaneous Records
15 SB 315, 1965
Miscellaneous Records (and material for 1963-1964)
16 HB 1, 1966
Miscellaneous Records
17 HB 9, 1967
Miscellaneous Records
18 HB 89, 1967
Miscellaneous Records
19 HB 90, 1967
Miscellaneous Records
20 HB 207, 1967
Miscellaneous Records (and material for 1965-1966)
Box Folder
7 1 HB 911, 1967
Miscellaneous Records
2 SB 12, 1967
Miscellaneous Records
3 SB 82, 1967
Miscellaneous Records
4 SB 113, 1967
Miscellaneous Records
5 SB 158, 1967
Miscellaneous Records
6 HB 2, 1968
Miscellaneous Records
7 HB 1127, 1969
Miscellaneous Records
8 HJR 41, 1969
Miscellaneous Records
9 SB 121, 1969
Miscellaneous Records

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Subseries G. Miscellaneous, 1956-1971

Box Folder
7 10 Legislative Bulletin, February - May, 1965
11 Legislative Mailing List - Miscellaneous Records, 1970-1971
12 Operation Legislation, January 1967 - October 1968, February - June 1969
13 Right-to-Work Survey (Meyer Survey), 1958
A - BCWA
14 Right-to-Work Survey,
CLGWU - HREB
15 Right-to-Work Survey,
IAFF - IUEC
Box Folder
8 1 Right-to-Work Survey, 1958
IUOE - PPAU
2 Right-to-Work Survey, 1958
Painters - UAW
3 Right-to-Work Survey, 1958
UBC - USAPW
4 Right-to-Work - Miscellaneous Records, 1957-1958
5 Sixtieth Legislature, Special Session, Miscellaneous Records, May-June 1968
6 Taxation, Miscellaneous Records, 1956 - January 1958
7 Taxation, Miscellaneous Records, February 1958 - April 1958
Box Folder
9 1 Taxation, Miscellaneous Records, 1959-1969
2 Texas Legislative Service, Reports, February 1966
3 Miscellaneous, approximately 1956-1966
4 National Educational Association, Political Notebook, 1959

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