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Texas AFL-CIO Texas Labor Associations Correspondence:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas AFL-CIO.
Title: Texas AFL-CIO, Texas Labor Associations Correspondence
Dates: 1944-1969
1952-1964
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 XIX of AR110: Texas AFL-CIO Records. They consist of records of the Texas AFL-CIO pertaining to various labor associations in Texas and contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, convention proceedings, manuals, handbooks, and a photograph.
Identification: AR110, Series XIX
Extent: 2 boxes (0.83 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.


Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, convention proceedings, manuals, handbooks, and a photograph. These are correspondence files with various Texas labor associations. Also included is correspondence of the Texas State Industrial Union Council and the Texas State Federation of Labor with various state labor associations.


Organization

This subseries consists of 35 folders arranged in alphabetical order according to the title of the labor association.

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.


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 Industrial Union Council--Records and correspondence.
Texas State Federation of Labor--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Labor unions--Texas--History--Sources.
Central labor councils--Texas--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

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 XVIII: Texas AFL-CIO, Texas Central Labor Councils Records, 1936-1972

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


Administrative Information

Citation

Texas AFL-CIO, Texas Labor Associations Correspondence, AR110, Series XIX, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Deposit, 1970.


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.


Container List

Box Folder
1 1 Iron Workers District Council of Texas, Correspondence, February 1956 - December 1963
2 Lone Star State Council of Lathers, Correspondence, September 1952 - January 1963
3 Metal Trades Council, Correspondence, Clippings, October 1952 - June 1964
4 Mid-Western Texas Building and Construction Trades Council, Correspondence, Clippings, May 1961 - February 1963
5 South Texas Communication Workers of America, Correspondence, Agreements, June 1961 - April 1969
6 Southwestern Division, Commercial Telegraphers Union, Correspondence, Mar., 1960 - January 1963
7 State Council of Boilermakers, Correspondence, November 1958 - January 1963
8 State Federation of Postal Clerks, Correspondence, Convention Proceedings, January 1960 - August 1964
9 Texas Allied Printing Trades Council, Correspondence, October 1957 - July 1962
10 Texas Association of Barbers, Correspondence, March 1960 - January 1963
11 Texas Conference of Bricklayers, Correspondence, November 1958 - July 1963
12 Texas Joint Railway Labor Legislative Board, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1944-1964
13 Texas Labor Press Association, Correspondence, July 1962 - September 1964
14 Texas Legislative and Education Board, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Correspondence, February 1961 - August 1964
15 Texas Legislative and Education Board, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Manual, 1962
16 Texas State Association of Electrical Workers, Correspondence, February 1954 - May 1963
17 Texas State Association of Fire Fighters, Correspondence, Photograph, February 1960 - July 1968
18 Texas State Association of Fire Fighters, Ladies Auxiliary, Correspondence, June 1962
19 Texas State Association of Letter Carriers, Correspondence, 1957-1963
20 Texas State Association of Sheet Metal Workers, Correspondence, March 1960 - January 1963
21 Texas State Building and Construction Trades Council, Correspondence, January 1961-1967
22 Texas State Building and Construction Trades Council, Statewide Conference, January 24-25, 1961, Austin - Delegate's Handbook
23 Texas State Building and Construction Trades Council, Twenty-Second Annual State Convention, July 26-27, 1961, Galveston - Delegate's Handbook
Box Folder
2 1 Leslie G. Burnett, Secretary-Treasurer, Texas State Building and Construction Trades Council, Personal Correspondence, November 1962 - December 1964
2 Texas State Conference of Painters, Correspondence, March 1960 - January 1963
3 Texas State Conference of Plasters and Cement Masons, Correspondence, January 1960 - January 1963
4 Texas State Council of Carpenters, Correspondence, March 1960 - July 1964
5 Texas State Council of Carpenters, Ladies Auxiliary, Correspondence, June 1959 - January 1963
6 Texas State Council of Machinists Unions, Corespondence, Convention Proceedings, February 1960 - October 1964
7 Texas State Council of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Correspondence, January 1960 - January 1963
8 Texas State Pipe Trades Association, Correspondence, Convention Proceedings, October 1958 - November 1961
9 Texas State Pipe Trades Association, Correspondence, January 1962 - August 1964
10 Texas Typographical Conference, Correspondence, February 1960 - May 1963
11 West-Gulf Ports Maritime Trades Council, Correspondence, May 1961 - August 1963
12 Miscellaneous State Associations, Correspondence