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Texas AFL-CIO Federal Agency Correspondence:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas AFL-CIO.
Title: Texas AFL-CIO Federal Agency Correspondence
Dates: 1937-1972
1957-1969
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 XXIII of AR110: Texas AFL-CIO Records. They consist of Texas AFL-CIO correspondence with federal agencies, especially the U.S. Department of Labor, and contain correspondence, reports, agendas, newsletters, lists, newspaper clippings, transcript, and pamphlets.
Identification: AR110, Series XXIII
Extent: 6 boxes (2.5 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, reports, agendas, newsletters, lists, newspaper clippings, transcript, and pamphlets. These are the files of officers and department directors; correspondence between Hank Brown and officials of the U.S. Department of Labor dominate the series. Included is some pre-merger correspondence of officials of the Texas State Federation of Labor and the Texas State Industrial Union Council, and material on the Mexican Farm Labor Program. Most of the material before 1957 is newspaper clippings and printed material.


Organization

This subseries consists of 34 folders arranged in alphabetical order according to the title of the agency.

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
Brown, Hank (H.S.), 1920-2015--Archives.
Organizations
Texas AFL-CIO--Records and correspondence.
Texas State Federation of Labor--Records and correspondence.
Texas State Industrial Union Council--Records and correspondence.
United States. Department of Labor--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Labor unions--United States--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 XXII: Texas AFL-CIO International Union Correspondence, 1936-1972

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, Federal Agency Correspondence, AR110, Series XXIII, 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 Federal Communications Commission - Correspondence, clippings, 1962-1964
2 Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service - Pamphlets, clippings, reports, 1961-1964
3 Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service - Newsletters, January 1965-November 1966
4 Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service - Newsletters, December 1966-December 1968
5 Federal Power Commission - Correspondence, 1962
6 Foreign Service of the United States of America - Correspondence, 1964
Box Folder
2 1 Manpower Development and Training Act - Correspondence, minutes, miscellaneous records, 1962
2 Manpower Development and Training Act - Correspondence, minutes, miscellaneous records, 1963-1964
3 Manpower Development and Training Act - Reports, miscellaneous records, 1963
4 Manpower Development and Training Act -Pamphlets, reports, 1964-1971
5 National Labor Relations Board - Clippings, 1937-1939
Box Folder
3 1 National Labor Relations Board - Correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, 1954-1964
2 Temporary National Economic Committee - Transcript of Dr. T.J. Kreps, 1940-1941
3 U.S. Advisory Committee on Labor-Management Policy - Correspondence, clippings, 1961-1962
4 U.S. Civil Service Commission - Correspondence, pamphlet, 1958-1963
5 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights - Correspondence, clippings, pamphlets, 1952-1965
6 U.S. Department of Commerce - Correspondence, miscellaneous records, 1960-1962, 1964
7 U.S. Department of Defense (Civil Defense) - Correspondence, miscellaneous records, 1960-1964
Box Folder
4 1 U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare - Correspondence, miscellaneous records, 1959-1969
2 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development , 1967-1969
3 U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service - Correspondence, pamphlets, 1963
4 U.S. Department of Labor - Correspondence, 1948-1958
5 U.S. Department of Labor - Correspondence, pamphlets, 1959-1960
6 U.S. Department of Labor - Correspondence, miscellaneous records, 1961
Box Folder
5 1 U.S. Department of Labor - Correspondence, clippings, pamphlets, 1962
2 U.S. Department of Labor - Correspondence, pamphlets, January-June 1963
3 U.S. Department of Labor - Correspondence, pamphlets, July-December 1963
4 U.S. Department of Labor - Correspondence, pamphlets, January-June 1964
5 U.S. Department of Labor - Correspondence, pamphlets, July-December 1964, 1965, 1971
Box Folder
6 1 U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics - Miscellaneous records, 1962-1964, 1972
2 U.S. Office of Emergency Planning - Correspondence, pamphlets, 1962-1964
3 War Labor Board - Correspondence, miscellaneous records, 1941-1945
4 Works Projects Administration - Clippings, 1939-1949
5 Miscellaneous, 1951-1963