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Texas AFL-CIO International Union Correspondence:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas AFL-CIO.
Title: Texas AFL-CIO International Union Correspondence
Dates: 1936-1972
1938-1969
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 XXII of AR110: Texas AFL-CIO Records. They consist of correspondence with various international labor unions and contain correspondence, reports, news releases, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and brochures. Some of the correspondence dates back to pre AFL-CIO mergers. Included is Texas AFL-CIO, Texas State Federation of Labor, Texas State CIO Council, and Texas State Industrial Union Council correspondence with various international unions, 1936-1957.
Identification: AR110, Series XXII
Extent: 19 boxes (7.9 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.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reports, news releases, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and brochures. Some of the correspondence dates back to pre AFL-CIO mergers. Included is Texas AFL-CIO, Texas State Federation of Labor, Texas State CIO Council, and Texas State Industrial Union Council correspondence with various international unions, 1936-1957. Also included are several letters from George Lambert when he was with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.


Organization

This series consists of 152 folders arranged in alphabetical order according to the title of the labor union.

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
Lambert, George, 1913-1974--Archives.
Organizations
Texas AFL-CIO--Records and correspondence.
Texas State Federation of Labor--Records and correspondence.
Texas State Industrial Union Council--Records and correspondence.
Texas State CIO Council--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Labor unions--Texas--History--Sources.
Labor unions--United States--History--Sources.
International labor activities--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 XXI: Texas AFL-CIO National AFL-CIO Correspondence, 1952-1972

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, International Union Correspondence, AR110, Series XXII, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Deposit, 1970, 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 Air Line Pilots Association, Correspondence, Clippings, Press Releases, 1952-1963
2 Allied Industrial Workers of America International Union, Correspondence, Clippings, 1957-1968
3 Aluminum Workers of America, Correspondence, Clippings, 1942; 1956; 1962
4 Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric Railway, and Motor Coach Employees, Correspondence, 1953-1954
5 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Correspondence, 1939-1949
6 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Correspondence, 1950-1957
7 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Correspondence, 1958-1964
8 Amalgamated Lithographers of America, Correspondence, Clippings, 1946-1961
9 Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Correspondence, Press Releases, 1954-1960
10 Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Correspondence, Press Releases, 1961-1964
11 American Communications Association, Correspondence, 1942-1947
12 American Federation of Government Employees, Correspondence, 1958-1967
Box Folder
2 1 American Federation of Grain Millers International, Correspondence, 1957-1963
2 American Federation of Hosiery Workers, Correspondence, 1955-1961
3 American Federation of Musicians, Correspondence, Clippings, 1948-1963
4 American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Correspondence, Clippings, 1955-1965
5 American Federation of Teachers, Correspondence, Clippings, Newsletters, 1958-1960
6 American Federation of Teachers, Correspondence, Clippings, Newsletters, 1961-1968
7 American Federation of Technical Engineers, Correspondence, Newsletters, 1954-1967
8 American Flint Glass Workers Union, Correspondence, Newsletters, 1954-1965
9 American Newspaper Guild, Correspondence, Newsletters, 1939-1963
10 American Radio Association, Correspondence, 1957-1963
11 American Train Dispatchers Association, Correspondence, 1961
Box Folder
3 1 Bakery and Confectionery Workers' International Union of America, Correspondence, Newsletters, 1954-1961
2 Bakery and Confectionery Workers' International Union of America, Correspondence, 1962-1963
3 Boot and Shoe Workers Union, Correspondence, Newsletters, 1957-1960
4 Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasterers' International Union, Correspondence, 1955-1965
5 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Correspondence, Reports, Manuals, Press Releases, 1947-1963
6 Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Correspondence, Clippings, Reports, 1943-1954
7 Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Correspondence, Reports, News Releases, 1954-1959
8 Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Correspondence, Newsletters, 1959-1960
9 Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Correspondence, Newsletters, 1961-1965
10 Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees, Correspondence, Clippings, 1957-1963
11 Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America Correspondence, 1957-1964
12 Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen of America, Correspondence, 1957-1964
Box Folder
4 1 Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Correspondence, Reports, 1943-1959
2 Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Reports, 1960-1964
3 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America, Correspondence, Newsletters, 1957-1963
4 Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees, Correspondence, Reports, 1945-1966
5 Brotherhood of Sleeping-Car Porters, Correspondence, 1958-1963
6 Building Service Employees' International Union, Correspondence, Press Releases, 1954-1963
7 The Commercial Telegraphers' Union, Correspondence, Clippings, Newsletters, 1952-1963
8 Communications Workers of America, Office Employees LIU #1788, Correspondence, 1954-1957
9 Communications Workers of America, Office Employees LIU #1788, Correspondence, Clippings, 1959 - May 1962
10 Communications Workers of America, Office Employees LIU #1788, Correspondence, Clippings, June 1962-1965
11 Flight Engineers' International Association, Correspondence, Clippings, 1952-1961
Box Folder
5 1 Hotel and Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International Union, Correspondence, Manuals, Newsletters
2 Insurance Workers International Union, Correspondence, Clippings, Newsletters, Constitution, 1951-1964
3 International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States and Canada, Correspondence, Newsletters, Photographs, 1957-1966
4 International Association of Bridge, Structural, and Ornamental Iron Workers, Correspondence, Clippings, Newsletters, 1957-1965
5 International Association of Fire Fighters, Correspondence, Newsletters, 1954-1964
6 International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers, Correspondence, 1957-1963
7 International Association of Machinists, Correspondence, Clippings, Newsletters, 1951-1958
8 International Association of Machinists, Correspondence, Clippings, Newsletters, 1959-1960
9 International Association of Machinists, Correspondence, Clippings, Newsletters, 1961-1965
Box Folder
6 1 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Correspondence, Clippings, 1954-1965
2 International Brotherhood of Bookbinders, Correspondence, 1954-1959
3 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Correspondence, Clippings, Newsletters, 1952-April 1960
4 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Correspondence, New May 1960 - 1966
5 International Brotherhood of Longshoremen, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous Records, 1953-1960
6 International Brotherhood of Operative Potters, Correspondence, Clippings, 1954-1963
7 International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite, and Paper Mill Workers, Correspondence, 1959-1964
8 International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, Correspondence, Clippings, 1952-1959
Box Folder
7 1 International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, Clippings, 1960-July 1961
2 International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, Correspondence, Clippings, August 1961-1964
3 International Chemical Workers' Union, Correspondence, Clippings, 1954-1964
4 International Guards' Union of America, Correspondence, 1964
5 International Hod Carriers, Building, and Common Laborers' Unions of America, Correspondence, 1954-1964
6 International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Correspondence, Clippings, Manuals, Newsletters, 1953-1960
7 International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Correspondence, Clippings, Newsletters, 1961-1972
8 International Longshoremen's Association, Correspondence, Clippings, 1952-1965
9 International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Correspondence, Clippings, Newsletters, 1960
10 International Molders and Foundry Workers' Union of North America, Correspondence, Clippings, 1954-1963
11 International Organization of Masters, Mates, and Pilots, Correspondence, Newsletters, Clippings, 1959-1964
12 International Printing Pressmen's and Assistants' Union of North America, Correspondence, Clippings, 1952-1965
13 International Stereotypers' and Electrotypers' Union, Correspondence, Newsletters, 1958-1964
Box Folder
8 1 International Typographical Union, Clippings, Reports, Newsletters, 1952-1962
2 International Typographical Union, Clippings, Reports, Newsletters, 1963-1967
3 International Union of Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers, Correspondence, 1942-1956
4 International Union of Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers, Correspondence, Newsletters, 1957-1961
5 International Union of Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink, and Distillery Workers, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1962-1965
6 International Union of Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous Records, 1952-1964
7 International Union of Elevator Constructors, Correspondence, Clippings, 1957-1963
8 International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers, Correspondence, Clippings, 1952-1960
Box Folder
9 1 International Union of Operating Engineers, Correspondence, Clippings, Reports, 1954-1960
2 International Union of Operating Engineers, Correspondence, 1961-1965
3 International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Correspondence, Clippings, Newsletters, 1942-1954
4 International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Correspondence, Newsletters, 1955-1956
5 International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Correspondence, Clippings, Newsletters, Reports, 1957
6 International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous Records, 1958
7 International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Correspondence, Clippings, 1959
Box Folder
10 1 International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Correspondence, Newsletters, Press Releases, 1960
2 International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Correspondence, Clippings, Newsletters, 1961
3 International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Workers of America, Correspondence, Reports, 1962-1964
4 International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1965-1966
5 International Woodworkers of America, Correspondence, Reports, 1939-1957
6 International Woodworkers of America, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1958-1965
7 Journeymen Barbers, Hairdressers, Cosmetologists, and Proprietors International Union of America, Correspondence, Clippings, Photographs, 1943-1964
Box Folder
11 1 Journeymen Stone Cutters' Association of North America, Correspondence, Newsletters, 1962-1963
2 Laundry, Dry Cleaning, and Dye House Workers' International Union, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1957-1963
3 Miscellaneous (A-Z), 1950-1968
4 National Agricultural Workers' Union, Correspondence, Newsletters, 1958
5 National Association of Letter Carriers, Correspondence, Clippings, Rosters, 1957-1965
6 National Federation of Post Office Clerks, Correspondence, Clippings, Newsletters, 1957-1964
7 National Marine Engineers Benefit Association, Correspondence, Clippings, 1939-1964
8 National Maritime Union of America, Correspondence, Clippings, 1938-1951
9 National Maritime Union of America, Correspondence, Clippings, Newsletters, Miscellaneous Records, 1952-1958
Box Folder
12 1 National Maritime Union of America, Correspondence, Clippings, 1959-1964
2 Office Employees International Union, Correspondence, 1954-1964
3 Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union, Correspondence, Newsletters, Miscellaneous Records, 1918, 1936-August 1939
4 Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, September 1939-1944
5 Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1945-1947
Box Folder
13 1 Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1948-1949
2 Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1950-1951
3 Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1952-1955
4 Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1956-1957
5 Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1958
6 Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1959
Box Folder
14 1 Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1960
2 Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1961
3 Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1962
4 Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1963
5 Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1964
6 Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1965-1970
7 Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, Correspondence, 1956-1960
8 Plasterers' and Cement Masons' Association, Correspondence, Clippings, 1956-1965
Box Folder
15 1 Railroad Brotherhoods, Clippings, Newsletters, Miscellaneous Records, 1944-1963
2 Railroad Yardmasters of America, Correspondence, 1957
3 Retail Clerks International Association, Correspondence, Clippings, Newsletters, 1956-1960
4 Retail Clerks International Association, Correspondence, Newsletters, 1961-1964
5 Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1957-1964
6 Seafarers International Union, Correspondence, Clippings, 1960-1968
7 Sheet Metal Workers' International Association, Correspondence, 1957-1963
8 Switchmen's Union of North America, Clippings, Miscellaneous Records, 1954-1963
9 Textile Workers Organizing Committee, Correspondence Miscellaneous, 1938
10 Textile Workers Union of America, Correspondence, 1940-1953
Box Folder
16 1 Textile Workers Union of America, Correspondence, Newsletters, 1954-1956
2 Textile Workers Union of America, Correspondence, Newsletters, 1957-1959
3 Textile Workers Union of America, Miscellaneous Records, 1958
4 Textile Workers Union of America, Correspondence, Clippings, Newsletters, 1960-1966
5 Tobacco Workers International Union, Correspondence, News Releases, 1955-1964
6 Transport Workers Union of America, Correspondence, Clippings, Newsletters, 1942-1973
7 United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, Correspondence, Clippings, 1961-1964
Box Folder
17 1 United Brick and Clay Workers of America, Correspondence, 1954-1965
2 United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Correspondence, Clippings, 1960-1964
3 United Cement, Lime, and Gypsum Workers International Union, Correspondence, Clippings, 1954-1963
4 United Furniture Workers of America, Correspondence, Clippings, 1957-1965
5 United Garment Workers of America, Correspondence, 1956-1963
6 United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union, Correspondence, Clippings, 1958-1964
7 United Mine Workers of America, Clippings, 1952-1964
8 United Motion Picture Employees, LIU #1162, Correspondence, 1943-1956
9 United Packinghouse Workers of America, Correspondence, Clippings, 1944-1954
10 United Packinghouse Workers of America, Clippings, Newsletters, 1955-1958
11 United Packinghouse Workers of America, Correspondence, Clippings, 1959-1964
Box Folder
18 1 United Paperworkers of America, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1947-1964
2 United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum, and Plastic Workers of America, Correspondence, Newsletters, 1942-1958
3 United Rubber, Cork, Linoleum, and Plastic Workers of America, Correspondence, Clippings, 1959-1964
4 United Shrimp Headers, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1952-1961
5 United Slate, Tile, and Composition Roofers, Damp and Waterproof Workers' Association, Correspondence, 1957-1963
6 United Steelworkers of America, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous Records, 1939-1952
7 United Steelworkers of America, Correspondence, Clippings, 1953-1958
Box Folder
19 1 United Steelworkers of America, Correspondence, Clippings, 1959-1961
2 United Steelworkers of America, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1962-1965
3 United Stone and Allied Products Workers of America, Correspondence, 1942-1964
4 Upholsterers' International Union, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous Records, 1957-1963
5 Wire, Wood, and Metal Lathers International Union, Correspondence, 1956-1965