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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. Executive Board Records (6 folders) 1932-1956

Subseries B. Convention Records (18 folders) 1943-1956

Subseries C. Miscellaneous Correspondence and Historical Notes (4 folders) 1949-1954

Subseries D. Court Case Files (2 folders) 1950, undated

Subseries E. Labor Program Radio Scripts, Newsletters, and Sample Speeches (2 folders) 1951-1957

Subseries F. Publications and Press Releases (29 folders) 1950-1957

University of Texas Arlington

Texas AFL-CIO, Texas State Federation of Labor Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas State Federation of Labor.
Title: Texas AFL-CIO, Texas State Federation of Labor Records
Dates: 1932-1957
Abstract: The Texas State Federation of Labor merged in 1957 with the Texas State CIO Council to form the Texas AFL-CIO, a central body that represents labor interests at the state level. These records constitute Series XV of AR110: Texas AFL-CIO Records and consist of records pertaining to the Texas State Federation of Labor. Records are comprised of correspondence, minutes, financial records, legal documents, annual convention records, clippings, newsletters reports, radio scripts, speeches, press releases, photographs, historical data, brochures, booklets, and the Texas State Federation of Labor newsletter, Weekly Newsletter.
Identification: AR110, Series XV
Extent: 6 boxes (2.7 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Historical Note

Organized in January 1900 under a charter from the American Federation of Labor, the Texas State Federation of Labor merged in 1957 with the Texas State CIO Council to form the Texas AFL-CIO, a central body that represents labor interests at the state level.

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Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, minutes, financial records, legal documents, annual convention records, clippings, newsletters reports, radio scripts, speeches, press releases, photographs, historical data, brochures, booklets, and the Texas State Federation of Labor newsletter, Weekly Newsletter.

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Organization

This series consists of 61 folders of materials arranged in 6 subseries according to document type.
Subseries A. Executive Board Records, 1932-1956 (6 folders)
Subseries B. Convention Records, 1943-1956 (18 folders)
Subseries C. Miscellaneous Correspondence and Historical Notes, 1949-1954 (4 folders)
Subseries D. Court Case Files, 1950 and undated (2 folders)
Subseries E. Labor Program Radio Scripts, 1953; Newsletters, Sample Speeches, 1951-1957 (2 folders)
Subseries F. Publications and Press Releases, 1950-1957 (29 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.
Organizations
Texas State Federation of Labor--Records and correspondence.
Texas AFL-CIO--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
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 XIV: Texas AFL-CIO Newspaper Clippings Collection, 1937-1972

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, Texas State Federation of Labor Records, AR110, Series XV, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Deposit, 1970.

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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. Executive Board Records (6 folders) 1932-1956

Box Folder
1 1 Minutes, Executive Board, April 25, 1938 - October 29, 1951
Includes some financial records.
2 Minutes, Executive Board, February 1, 1952 - February 13-14, 1955
3 Minutes, Executive Board, January 15, 1956 - October 12, 1956
4 Executive Board, Miscellaneous Records, 1946-1948
5 Officers' and Secretary's Report, December 1932 - February 1935
6 Officers' and Secretary's Report, October 1937 - September1950
Box Folder
4 1 Legislative Report, February - June, 1955, January - May 1957
2 "The Man Behind the Scenes," November 1951 - December 1952

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Subseries B. Convention Records (18 folders) 1943-1956

Box Folder
2 1 Annual Convention, Miscellaneous Records, 1943
2 Annual Convention, Miscellaneous Records, 1944
3 Annual Convention, Miscellaneous Records, 1946
4 Annual Convention, Miscellaneous Records, 1947
5 Annual Convention, Miscellaneous Records, 1948
6 Annual Convention, Miscellaneous Records, 1949
7 Annual Convention, Miscellaneous Records, 1950
8 Annual Convention, Miscellaneous Records, 1951
9 Annual Convention, Miscellaneous Records, 1952
10 Annual Convention, Clippings, 1952
11 Annual Convention, Miscellaneous Records, 1953
12 Annual Convention, Clippings, 1953
13 Annual Convention, Miscellaneous Records, 1954
14 Annual Convention, Clippings, 1954
15 Annual Convention, Miscellaneous Records, 1955
16 Annual Convention, Clippings, 1955
17 Annual Convention, Miscellaneous Records, 1956
18 Annual Convention, Clippings, 1956

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Subseries C. Miscellaneous Correspondence and Historical Notes (4 folders) 1949-1954

Box Folder
2 19 Correspondence General, 1949-1950
20 AF of L Correspondence, 1950-1951
21 Harris, William J., President, Correspondence, Clippings, 1951-1954
Box Folder
3 1 Historical Notes

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Subseries D. Court Case Files (2 folders) 1950, undated

Box Folder
3 2 Brief for Appellees, Carpenters Local 1266, et al., Appellants, vs. the Texas State Federation of Labor Building Assn., et. al., Appellees, No. 10, 375.
3 Brief for Appellants, Texas State Federation of Labor, et al., Appellants, vs. Brown and Root, Inc., Appellee, No. 9984, 1950

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Subseries E. Labor Program Radio Scripts, Newsletters, and Sample Speeches (2 folders) 1951-1957

Box Folder
3 4 Labor Program - A series of radio scripts prepared for the Corpus Christi Area and the Central Labor Council; Texas State Federation of Labor, 1953
5 Newsletters and Sample Speeches, 1951-1957

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Subseries F. Publications and Press Releases (29 folders) 1950-1957

Box Folder
4 3 "The Man Behind the Scenes," January - June 1953
4 "The Man Behind the Scenes," July - December 1953
5 "The Man Behind the Scenes," 1954
6 "The Man Behind the Scenes," 1955
8 "P. R. Notes," May 1952 - June 1953
7 "The Man Behind the Scenes," 1956
9 Press Releases, June 1950-1951
10 Press Releases, January - June 1952
Box Folder
5 1 Press Releases, July - December 1952
2 Press Releases, 1953
3 Press Releases, January - June 1954
4 Press Releases, July - December 1954
5 Press Releases, 1955
6 Press Releases, 1956
Box Folder
6 1 Press Releases, January - April 1957
2 Press Releases, May 1957 - August 1957
3 "Round-Up," 1952-1953
4 Weekly Newsletter, 1950
5 Weekly Newsletter, March - December 1951
6 Weekly Newsletter, 1952
7 Weekly Newsletter, 1953
8 Weekly Newsletter, 1954
9 Weekly Newsletter, January - June 1955
10 Weekly Newsletter, June - December 1955, January - June 1956
11 Weekly Newsletter, July 1956 - July 1957
12 Miscellaneous Publications
13 Miscellaneous

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