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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. Central Labor Councils Correspondence:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas AFL-CIO.
Title: Texas AFL-CIO Central Labor Councils Correspondence
Dates: 1936-1972
1957-1967
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 XVIII of AR110: Texas AFL-CIO Records. They consist of records of the Texas AFL-CIO pertaining to various central labor councils in Texas and contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, news releases, mailing lists, pamphlets, and brochures.
Identification: AR110, Series XVIII
Extent: 6 boxes (2.0 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

Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, news releases, mailing lists, pamphlets, and brochures. The bulk of the material is correspondence with central labor unions. These are the files of officers and department directors.

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Organization

This subseries consists of 58 folders containing the records of central labor councils arranged in alphabetical order according to the name of the central labor council. Folders containing the records of miscellaneous labor councils, which are placed after those of the central labor councils, are also arranged in alphabetical order according to the name of the council.

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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 Industrial Union Council--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Labor unions--Texas--History--Sources.
Central labor councils--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 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 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, Central Labor Councils Correspondence, AR110, Series XVIII, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Deposit, 1970, 1972.

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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 Abilene-Sweetwater Central Labor Council, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1959-1963
2 Amarillo Central Labor Union, Correspondence, Clippings, 1959-1964
3 Austin Trade and Labor Councils, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1961-1964
4 Beaumont Building Trades Council, Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1961-1963
5 Brazos County Central Labor Council, Correspondence, 1960-1963
6 Brownwood Central Labor Union, Correspondence, Clippings, 1960-1962
7 Coastal Bend Labor Council, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1959-1962
8 Coastal Bend Labor Council, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1963
9 Coastal Bend Labor Council; Correspondence, Clippings, 1964-1965; 1967
10 Corsicana Central Labor Council, Correspondence, Clippings, 1960-1963
11 Dallas AFL-CIO Council, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1957-1959
12 Dallas AFL-CIO Council, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1960
Box Folder
2 1 Dallas AFL-CIO Council, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1961
2 Dallas AFL-CIO Council, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1962
3 Dallas AFL-CIO Council, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1963-1971
4 Dallas AFL-CIO Council, Newsletters, 1967-1972
5 Denison Labor Trades Council, Correspondence, 1962-1963
6 El Paso Central Labor Union, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1959-1964
Box Folder
3 1 Galveston Labor Council, Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1960-1965
2 Greenville Central Labor Unions, Correspondence, Clippings, 1961-1965
3 Gregg County Central Labor Union, Correspondence, 1961-1965
4 Harris County AFL-CIO Council, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1954-1961
5 Harris County AFL-CIO Council, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1962-1964
6 Howard County Central Labor Union, Correspondence, 1962
Box Folder
4 1 Lower Rio Grande Valley Central Labor Union, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1961-1964
2 Lubbock Central Labor Union, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1960-1964
3 Lufkin Central Labor Union, Correspondence, 1957-1964
4 McClennan County Central Labor Union, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1960-1965
5 Marshall Central Trades Council, Correspondence, Clippings, 1960-1963
6 Odessa Central Labor Union, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1959-1961
7 Odessa Central Labor Union, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1962-1964
8 Palestine Central Labor Union, Correspondence, 1955-1964
9 Paris Central Labor Union, Correspondence, 1954-1964
10 Sabine Area Central Labor Union, Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1959-1964
11 San Angelo Central Labor Union, Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1960-1964
Box Folder
5 1 San Antonio Central Labor Union, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1954-1965
2 Sherman Central Labor Union, Correspondence, 1960-1964
3 Smith County Central Labor Council, Correspondence, 1960-1965
4 Tarrant County Central Labor Council, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1960-1961
5 Tarrant County Central Labor Council, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1962-1965
6 Temple Central Labor Council, Correspondence, 1960-1963
7 Texarkana Central Trades and Labor Council, Correspondence, 1960-1963
8 Texas City Central Labor Union, Correspondence, 1960-1964
9 Top of Texas Central Labor Union, Correspondence, 1959-1964
10 Tyler Central Labor Union, Correspondence, 1961
11 Webb County Central Labor Council, Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1957-1964
12 Wichita Falls Trade and Labor Council, Correspondence, 1960-1964
Box Folder
6 1 Austin Building and Construction Trades Council, Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, Magazines, 1953-1963
2 Beaumont Building and Construction Trades Council, Correspondence, Misc. Records, 1960-1964
3 Corpus Christi Building and Construction Trades Council, Correspondence, 1962
4 Dallas Allied Printing Trades Council, Correspondence, Pamphlets, 1961-1964
5 Dallas Building and Construction Trades Council, Correspondence, Misc. Rec., 1960-1964
6 Houston Building and Construction Trades Council, Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, Minutes, Misc. Records, 1936-1964
7 Port Arthur Building and Construction Trades Council - Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, 1952-1962
8 San Antonio Building and Construction Trades Council, Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, Misc. Records, 1961-1964
9 San Antonio Central Council, American Federation of Government Employees, Correspondence, News Release, Miscellaneous Records, 1962-1966
10 Miscellaneous Building and Construction Trades Councils, Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, Misc. Records, 1957-1964
11 Miscellaneous - Correspondence, Memos, Newspaper Clipping

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