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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Administrative Information

Description of Series

University of Texas Arlington

Texas AFL-CIO Convention Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas AFL-CIO.
Title: Texas AFL-CIO Convention Records
Dates: 1956-1975
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 records constitute Series X of AR110: Texas AFL-CIO Records. They consist of records pertaining to Texas AFL-CIO Conventions and contain correspondence, minutes, financial documents, reports, proceedings, agreements, resolutions, constitutions, convention rolls, handbooks, pamphlets, clippings, brochures, and convention packets. Included are the merger and founding convention records of the Texas State Federation of Labor and the Texas State CIO Council, 1956-1957; convention programs, convention reports, committee reports, roll calls, and delegate handbooks.
Identification: AR110, Series X
Extent: 10 boxes (4.2 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.

Delegates to annual conventions determine policy directives which are then carried out by the Texas AFL-CIO executive board and officers. The Committee on Political Education (COPE) of the Texas AFL-CIO also makes statewide political endorsements during conventions.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, minutes, financial documents, reports, proceedings, agreements, resolutions, constitutions, convention rolls, handbooks, pamphlets, clippings, brochures, and convention packets. Included are the merger and founding convention records of the Texas State Federation of Labor and the Texas State CIO Council (1956-1957), convention programs, convention reports, committee reports, roll calls, and delegate handbooks.

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Organization

Materials are arranged 52 folders in chronological order.

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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.
Organizations
Texas AFL-CIO--Records and correspondence.
Texas State Federation of Labor--Records and correspondence.
Texas State CIO Council--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Texas AFL-CIO Convention (1st-15th : 1957-1975)
Labor unions--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 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 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 Convention Records, AR110, Series X, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Deposit, 1973, 1975.

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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

Box Folder
1 1 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, Miscellaneous,
2 Texas AFL-CIO Merger Agreement, 1956
Miscellaneous correspondence and records.
3 Texas State Federation of Labor Convention, 1957
Miscellaneous correspondence and records.
4 Texas State CIO Council Convention, 1957
Convention proceedings and miscellaneous records.
Box Folder
2 1 Texas State CIO Council Convention, 1957
Proceedings, original reports, miscellaneous records.
2 Texas State AFL-CIO Merger Convention, 1957
Committee reports, miscellaneous correspondence and records.
3 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1958
Miscellaneous correspondence.
4 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1958
Miscellaneous correspondence.
5 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1958
Convention format, delegate's handbook.
6 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1959
Miscellaneous correspondence.
Box Folder
3 1 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1959
Miscellaneous correspondence.
2 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1959
Official proceedings.
3 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1959
Miscellaneous records, committee reports.
4 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1959
Miscellaneous records and reports.
5 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1959
Miscellaneous records, delegate's handbook.
Box Folder
4 1 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1960
Miscellaneous correspondence, delegate's handbook.
2 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1960
Miscellaneous correspondence, delegate's handbook.
3 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1960
Miscellaneous correspondence, delegate's handbook.
4 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1960
Miscellaneous records.
5 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1960
Committee reports and resolutions.
Box Folder
5 1 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1961
Constitution, reports, miscellaneous correspondence,
2 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1961
Miscellaneous correspondence.
3 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1961
Official proceedings, miscellaneous correspondence.
4 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1962
Delegate's handbook, miscellaneous correspondence.
Box Folder
6 1 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1962
Executive board and committee reports, miscellaneous correspondence.
2 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1962
Miscellaneous correspondence.
3 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1962
Committee reports.
4 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1962
Delegate's handbook.
5 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1962
Committee reports, miscellaneous correspondence.
6 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1963
Miscellaneous correspondence.
Box Folder
7 1 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1963
Miscellaneous correspondence.
2 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1963
Executive board minutes, committee reports, miscellaneous correspondence.
3 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1963
Committee reports.
4 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1963
Committee reports, convention format.
5 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1963
Miscellaneous records.
6 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1964
Miscellaneous correspondence.
Box Folder
8 1 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1964
Miscellaneous records, miscellaneous correspondence.
2 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1964
Convention committee chairman, correspondence.
3 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1964
miscellaneous correspondence.
4 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1964
Committee reports.
5 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1964
Convention format.
6 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1964
Special guests and speakers.
7 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1964
Miscellaneous correspondence.
Box Folder
9 1 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1964
Convention format, committee reports, miscellaneous
2 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1965
Committee reports, miscellaneous reports.
3 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1967
Committee reports, miscellaneous reports.
4 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1967
Miscellaneous records, executive board meeting, committee reports.
Box Folder
10 1 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1969
Convention format.
2 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1971
Convention format, executive board meeting.
3 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1973
Miscellaneous rec. convention reports, clippings.
4 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1975
Convention roll call, reports, resolutions, notes.
5 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, 1975
Convention brochures, pamphlets.

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