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Texas AFL-CIO National AFL-CIO Correspondence:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas AFL-CIO.
Title: Texas AFL-CIO National AFL-CIO Correspondence
Dates: 1952-1972
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. The AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C. represents AFL-CIO labor at the national level. These records constitute Series XXI of AR110: Texas AFL-CIO Records. They consist of correspondence with the AFL-CIO National Headquarters and contain correspondence, minutes, financial documents, programs, reports, agreements, statements, news releases, newspaper clippings, transcripts, handbooks, newsletters, congressional bills, kits, catalogs, and pamphlets.
Identification: AR110, Series XXI
Extent: 7 boxes (2.9 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Historical Note

Formed in 1955 by the merger of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations, the AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C. represents AFL-CIO labor at the national level.

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, minutes, financial documents, programs, reports, agreements, statements, news releases, newspaper clippings, testimonial transcripts before House and Senate committees and sub-committees, handbooks, newsletters, congressional bills, kits, catalogs, and pamphlets. These are the files of the officers and executive board. Also included are several folders of material on the Republican Party (1952-1964), AFL-CIO pre-merger materials, and correspondence AFL-CIO President George Meany.


Organization

This series consists of 85 folders organized according to department or subject.

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.
Persons
Meany, George, 1894-1980--Archives.
Organizations
Texas AFL-CIO--Records and correspondence.
AFL-CIO--Records and correspondence.
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )--Labor unions--Texas--History--Sources.
Subjects
Labor unions--Texas--History--Sources.
Labor unions--United States--History--Sources.
Labor unions--Political activity--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 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 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, National AFL-CIO Correspondence, AR110, Series XXI, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Deposit, 1970-1971, 1973.


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 Pre-Merger Materials, AFL-CIO Home Dedication, 1954-1956
2 Meany, George, General Correspondence, Telegrams, etc., March 1956; May 4, 1962 - December 11, 1964
3 Meany, George, Prepared Statements, March 27, 1958; March 10, 1959; July 29, 1960
4 Secretary Treasurer, General Correspondence, October 12, 1961 - December 8, 1964
5 Secretary Treasurer, Financial Reports, December 5, 1955 - December 31, 1964
6 Executive Council, General Correspondence, Statements, 1959, 1961
7 Executive Council, General Correspondence, Statements, 1962
8 Executive Council, General Correspondence, Statements, 1963
9 Executive Council, General Correspondence, Statements, 1964
10 Executive Council, Pamphlets, Undated Statements and Correspondence
11 General Board, Statements, Reports, Agenda, 1964
12 Regional Director, Organizing Handbook
13 Regional Director, General Correspondence, Telegrams, Statement, September 26, 1961 - December 4, 1964
Box Folder
2 1 Department, State and Local Central Bodies, Lists of Unions, June 1960 - November 1960
2 Department, State and Local Central Bodies, Lists of Unions, January 1961 - December 1961
3 Department, State and Local Central Bodies and Lists of Unions, July 1962 - April 1964
4 Department, State and Local Central Bodies, General Correspondence, Pamphlets, September 1961 - December 1963
5 Department, State and Local Central Bodies, General Correspondence, Pamphlets, January 7, 1964 - January 29, 1965
6 Advisory Council to the Department of State and Local Central Bodies, Correspondence, Reports, Miscellaneous Records, 1967-1971
7 Department of International Affairs, General Correspondence, Fliers, etc., June 1959 - April 1969
8 Department of Investment, General Correspondence, January 1963 - April 1964
9 Department of Publications, General Correspondence, Pamphlets, Other Publications, May 1961 - September 1964
10 Department of Civil Rights, Correspondence, News Releases, Pamphlets
11 Department of Civil Rights, Publications, Newsletters, Pamphlets, 1965, 1968
Box Folder
3 1 Department of Community Service Activities, Statements
2 Department of Community Service Activities, Statements
3 Department of Community Service Activities, Proceedings of 9th Annual National Conference on Community Services and National Conference on Senior Citizen Centers, Pamphlets, 1957-1964
4 Department of Community Service Activities, H.E.W. Publications regarding community work, 1963
5 Department of Community Service Activities, Correspondence, Statements, Reports, 1961-1964
6 Department of Community Service Activities, Press Kit, 1961
7 Department of Social Security, Social Insurance Legislation Kit, Regional Conference, May 29, 1956
8 Department of Social Security, King-Anderson Bill Kit, 1963
9 Department of Social Security, Congressional District Listing, February 1959
10 Department of Social Security, Tables, Correspondence, Congressional Bills, 1956, 1958-1959
11 Department of Social Security, Correspondence, Fact Sheets, Clippings, 1960-1962
12 Department of Social Security, Correspondence, Prepared Testimonies, Statements, 1963-1965; 1972
13 Department of Social Security, Miscellaneous Records, Pamphlets, Fliers
Box Folder
4 1 Union Label and Service Trades Department, Correspondence, News Releases, 1961-1964
2 Union Label and Service Trades Department, Correspondence, News Releases, Newsletters, 1965-1972
3 Legislative Department, Congressional Record, Statements, Congressional Bills, 1958
4 Legislative Department, Testimony, Clippings, Congressional Bills, 1959
5 Legislative Department, Correspondence, Congressional Bills, Clippings, 1960-1962
6 Legislative Department, Correspondence, News Releases, Statements, 1963
7 Legislative Department, Correspondence, Fact Sheets, News Releases, 1964-1965
8 Legislative Department - Miscellaneous Records, Pamphlets
9 Legislative Department, Legislative Conference Kit, 1960
Box Folder
5 1 Metal Trades Department, General Correspondence, September 1962, May 1963, August 1964
2 Department of Education, General Correspondence, Prepared Statements, 1959-1961
3 Department of Education, General Correspondence, Pamphlets, 1962
4 Department of Education, General Correspondence, Publications, 1963
5 Department of Education, General Correspondence, 1964
6 Department of Education - Pamphlets in Spanish
7 Department of Education - Pamphlets, Fliers, Publications
8 Department of Education - Education Programs on Civil Rights
9 Department of Education - Miscellaneous Statements on Education
10 Department of Education - Filmstrip Catalogs and Publications
11 Department of Research, General Correspondence, Pamphlets, 1958, 1959, 1961
12 Department of Research, General Correspondence, Agendas, Research Data, October 1962 - September 1964 1965
Box Folder
6 1 Public Relations Department, News Transcripts, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Promotions, 1958, 1959, 1961-1963
2 Public Relations Department, Correspondence, T. V. Logs, Assorted Publications, 1964-1965
3 Maritime Trades Department, Newsletters, Report, 1962, 1969
4 Building and Construction Trades Department, Correspondence, News Bulletins, Pamphlets, 1959, 1962-1964
5 Building and Construction Trades Department, 8th National Legislative Conference folder, 1962
6 Industrial Union Department, General Correspondence, Pamphlet, Fact Sheet, 1959-1964
7 Department of Organization, Reports, Pamphlets, General Correspondence, 1961-1964
8 Joint Minimum Wage Committee - Publications H. R. 3935; Publicity Handbook
9 Committee on Safety and Occupational Health, Correspondence, Reports, Health and Safety Laws, February 1961 - September 1964
10 Housing Committee, General Correspondence, Housing Act, Statements, 1957-1964
11 Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee, Telegrams, General Correspondence, Publications, April 27, 1962 - February 19, 1964
12 Building Service Employees' International Union, News Bulletin, September 1964
13 Committee on Veterans Affairs, Correspondence, Reports, Public Law 86-211, May 1957
14 Communication Workers of America, Pamphlets
15 Economic Policy Committee, General Correspondence, Statements, Publications, 1959-1961, 1963
Box Folder
7 1 Ethical Practices Committee, Reports, Clippings, 1957
2 Auxiliaries, Correspondence, Pamphlets, Structure Statement, 1959-1963
3 Republican Party, General Correspondence, Fliers, 1959
4 Republican Party, Newsletters, Platform Proposals, Correspondence, 1960-1961
5 Republican Party, General Correspondence, Platform, Candidate List, 1962-1963
6 Republican Party, Newsletters, GOP Publications, Correspondence, General, 1964
7 Republican Party, News Clippings, 1952-1953
8 Republican Party, News Clippings, 1954-1958
9 Republican Party, News Clippings, 1959-1960
10 Republican Party, News Clippings, 1961-1962
11 Republican Party, Miscellaneous Newsletter, Pamphlets, Flyers
12 7th Annual Constitutional Convention, Resolutions, Programs, telegrams, 1963