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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 Newspaper Clippings Collection:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas AFL-CIO.
Title: Texas AFL-CIO Newspaper Clippings Collection
Dates: 1937-1972
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 XIV of AR110: Texas AFL-CIO Records. They consist of newspaper clippings on a wide variety of subjects involving labor at the national, state, and local levels. Topics include, but are not limited to, braceros and illegal aliens, civil rights, child labor, discrimination, industrial safety, the Texas labor movement, poll taxes, right-to-work laws, political campaigns, and the activities of the Texas AFL-CIO.
Identification: AR110, Series XIV
Extent: 17 boxes (6.9 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.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains newspaper clippings on a wide variety of subjects involving labor at the national, state, and local levels. Topics include, but are not limited to, braceros and illegal aliens, civil rights, child labor, discrimination, industrial safety, the Texas labor movement, poll taxes, right-to-work laws, political campaigns, and the activities of the Texas AFL-CIO.

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Organization

This subseries consists of 174 folders of clippings. Boxes 1-10 are arranged in alphabetical order according to subject; thereafter, clippings are arranged 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.
Subjects
Labor unions--Texas----History--Sources.
Labor unions--Texas--Political activity--History--Sources.
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)--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 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 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 Newspaper Clippings Collection, AR110, Series XIV, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Deposit, 1970, 1971, 1973.

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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 AFL-CIO Merger, 1954-1959
2 AFL vs. CIO, 1959-1961
3 Anti-Trust, 1953-1961
4 Apprentice Training, 1952-1955
5 Arbitration, 1952-1961
6 Automation, 1956-1961
7 Braceros, 1951-1954
8 Child Labor, 1951-1960
9 Civil Rights, 1951-1961
10 Closed Shop, 1952-1961
11 Communism (in Labor Unions), 1953-1959
12 Convention Stories, 1957
13 Court Decisions, 1951; 1958
14 Discrimination (in Labor Unions), 1952-1962
15 Featherbedding, 1952-1961
16 Federation - AFL - National Convention, 1953-1954
17 Fireman & Police (Wage and Hours), 1952-1957
Box Folder
2 1 Industrial Accidents, 1953-1961
2 Industrial Safety, 1957-1961
3 Job Discrimination, 1959-1960
4 Labor, Abilene Area, 1959-1960
5 Labor, Amarillo Area, 1953-1961
6 Labor and Religion, 1952-1954
7 Labor, Athens Area, 1957
8 Labor, Austin Area, 1953-1961
9 Labor, Beaumont Area, 1953-1960
10 Labor, Big Springs Area, 1955
11 Labor, Brownsville Area, 1961
12 Labor, Cisco Area, 1955
13 Labor, Corpus Christi Area, 1954-1961
14 Labor, Corsicana Area, 1956
15 Labor, Cuero Area, 2-4-?
16 Labor, Dallas Area, 1952-1962
17 Labor Day, 1952-1962
18 Labor, Fort Worth Area, 1952-1961
19 Labor, Freeport Area, 1953-1961
20 Labor, Galveston, 1939-1960
21 Labor, House of, 1953-1954
Box Folder
3 1 Labor, Houston Area, 1937 - 7-27-39
2 Labor, Houston Area, 8-8-39 - 7-12-62
3 Labor, Management Relations, 1951-1962
4 Labor, Management Reporting Act (Landrum Griffin Bill - 1959), 1959-1961
5 Labor, Organizing, 1953-1960
6 Labor, Port Arthur, 1952-1961
7 Labor, San Antonio Area, 1952-1960
8 Labor Supply, 1952-1962
9 Labor Union Membership, 1955-1962
Box Folder
4 1 Minimum Wage, 1952-1961
2 National Forests, 4-16-? - 12-11-?
3 Natural Gas, 1955
4 Negros, 1951-1960
5 Negro Suffrage, 1957
6 Oath - Non-Communist, 1951-1960
7 Old Age. 1959
8 Parole System, 1964
9 Permanent School Fund - Texas, 1958
10 Petroleum Industry, 1951-1961
11 Petroleum Industry - Imports, 1953-1960
12 Picketing, 1951-1961
13 Political Campaign Expenses, 1952-1962
14 Political Campaigns, 1952, 1962
15 Political Campaigns, 1954, 1953-1954
(Governor's Race)
16 Political Campaigns - Texas, 1954, 1953-1954
Box Folder
5 1 Political Campaigns, 1956, 1956
2 Political Campaigns, 1958, 1957-1958
3 Political Campaigns, 1960, 1957-1960
4 Political Campaigns, 1961
5 Political Campaigns (Special Senate Race, March 1961), 1960-1961
6 Political Campaigns, 1962, 1961-1962
Box Folder
6 1 Political Contributions, 1953-1960
2 Political Ethics, 1957-1959
3 Political Liberty, 1960-1961
4 Political Parties (Two Party System; Splinter Groups - Third Party), 1952-1962
5 Political Science, 1959-1961
6 Politics and Christianity, 1960
7 Poll Tax Drives, 1951-1961
8 Poll Taxes, 1951-1960
9 Poll Taxes - Paid, 1952-1961
10 Poll Taxes - repeal of, 1953-1962
11 Population, 1961
12 Prices, 1954-1961
13 Production and Wages, 1960
14 Profits, 1962
15 Prohibition Party, 8-27-?
16 Public Beaches, 1959-1961
17 Public Defender, 1953-1959
18 Public Employees (Right to Organize), 1955-1957
19 Public Lands, 1952-1959
20 Public Opinion, 1961
21 Public Parks, 1959-1962
22 Public Power, 1952-1961
23 Public Relations, 1956-1960
24 Public Utilities Commission, 1959
25 Public Works, 1961
26 Racketeering, 1952-1959
27 Right-to-Work, 1952-1962
Box Folder
7 1 Strikes and Strike-breaking, 1951-1961
2 Taft-Hartley, 1952 - 8-28-53
3 Taft-Hartley, 9-1-53 - 1970
4 Texas State AFL-CIO, 1958
5 Texas State AFL-CIO, 1959
6 Texas State AFL-CIO, 1960
Box Folder
8 1 Texas State AFL-CIO, 1-5-61 - 2-4-61
2 Texas State AFL-CIO, 2-4-61 - 4-1-61
3 Texas State AFL-CIO, 1961 - 4-1-61 - 6-3-61
4 Texas State AFL-CIO, 6-4-61 - 6-29-61
5 Texas State AFL-CIO, 1961, 7-6-61 - 7-31-61
6 Texas State AFL-CIO, 8-1-61 - 8-3-61
Box Folder
9 1 Texas State AFL-CIO, 8-4-61 - 8-31-61
2 Texas State AFL-CIO, 9-1-61 - 12-10-61
3 Union Shop, 1952-1970
4 Veterans, 1952-1960
5 Veterans Land Scandals - Tex., 1953-1960
6 Vocational Rehabilitation, 1957-1959
7 Vacations, 1953
8 Voting Age, 1952-1956
9 Voting Records, 1956-1962
10 Wage and Hour Law, 1938-1959
11 Wage Dividends, 1960
12 Wages, 1952-1962
Box Folder
10 1 Water, 1952 - 6-28-53
2 Water, 7-7-53 - 1961
3 Waterways, 1953
4 Weights and Measure, 1962
5 Welfare and Pension Fund, 1957-1961
6 Welfare Services to Aged, 1951-1961
7 Welfare Services to Children, 1960-1961
8 Wetbacks, 1950 - 7-31-53
9 Wetbacks, 8-3-53 - 11-4-53
10 Wiretapping, 1953-1958
11 Women In Industry, 1962
12 Workmen's Compensation, 1952-1961
Box Folder
11 1 1945-1946
2 1950; 1952-1955
3 1957-1959
4 1960-1961
5 January-February 1962
6 March-May 1962
7 June 1962
8 July-August 1962
9 1957-1963
Misc. topics
Box Folder
12 1 September (?) - November 1962
2 January-May 1963
3 June-August 1963
4 September-December 1963
5 January 1964
6 February 1964
Box Folder
13 1 March-May 1964
2 January-April 1965
3 May 1965
4 June 1965
5 July 1965
6 August 1965
Box Folder
14 2 October 1965
3 November 1-10, 1965
4 November 11-30, 1965
5 December 1965
6 January-February 1966
Box Folder
15 1 March-April 1966
2 May 1966
3 June 1966
4 July-December 1966
5 January-August 1967
6 September 1967
Box Folder
16 1 October 1967
2 November 1967
3 December 1967
4 January 1-15, 1968
5 January 16-31, 1968
Box Folder
17 1 February-June 1968
2 August 1968
3 September 1968
4 1969 - 1972

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