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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Sub-series A. Texas Employment Commission 1949-1965

Sub-series B. Texas Industrial Accident Board 1946-1968

Sub-series C. Miscellaneous State Agencies 1934-1964

Sub-series D. Miscellaneous Topics 1945-1962

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Texas AFL-CIO, State Agency Correspondence

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas AFL-CIO.
Title: Texas AFL-CIO, State Agency Correspondence
Dates: 1932-1971
1949-1968
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 XXIV of AR110: Texas AFL-CIO Records. They consist of Texas AFL-CIO correspondence with state agencies, especially the Texas Employment Commission and the Texas Industrial Accident Board, and contain correspondence, minutes, reports, clippings, legal documents, newsletters, studies, pamphlets, directories, and statistics.
Identification: AR110, Series XXIV
Extent: 6 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

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, minutes, reports, clippings, legal documents, newsletters, studies, pamphlets, directories, and statistics. These are the files of officers, the bulk of which is material from the Texas Employment Commission and the Texas Industrial Accident Board. Included are state general and special election returns, 1957-1962, and poll tax statistics, 1959 and 1962. Also included are some pre-merger correspondence of Texas State Federation of Labor and Texas State Industrial Union Council officials. Prominent topics include unemployment compensation, labor safety, migrant laborers, taxation, and elections. Materials relating to Lee G. Wiliams and William Lenoir Wilson are also included.

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Organization

Texas AFL-CIO State Agency Correspondence Records consist of 63 folders arranged in 4 subseries.
Subseries A. Texas Employment Commission, 1949-1965 (29 folders)
Subseries B. Industrial Accident Board, 1946-1968 (9 folders)
Subseries C. Miscellaneous state agencies, 1934-1964 (21 folders)
Subseries D. Miscellaneous, 1945-1962 (4 folders)

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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 Employment Commission--Records and correspondence.
Texas. Industrial Accident Board--Records and correspondence.
Texas State Federation of Labor--Records and correspondence.
Texas State Industrial Union Council--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Labor unions--Texas--Sources.
Labor unions--Texas--Political activity--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 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 XXIII: Texas AFL-CIO Federal Agency Correspondence, 1937-1972

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, State Agency Correspondence, AR110, Series XXIV, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Deposit, 1970-1971.

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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

Sub-series A. Texas Employment Commission 1949-1965

Box Folder
1 1 Acers, Maurice, Clippings, 1955-1960
2 Advisory Council, Correspondence, 1950-1964
3 Advisory Council, Min., Clippings, Reports, Miscellaneous Records, 1950-1962
4 Bureau of Employment Security, Correspondence, 1954-1964
5 Directories, Local Offices, 1960-1964
6 Employer's Newsletter, 1962-1963
7 Extended Temporary Unemployment Benefits, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous Records, 1958-1963
8 Immigration - Pamphlets, International Agreements, Contracts, Correspondence, Reports, Memos, Miscellaneous Records, 1949-1964
9 Labor Relations, Correspondence, 1957-1964
10 Lyles, J. Ed, Correspondence, Memos, Clippings, Miscellaneous Records, 1959-1963
11 Manpower Development and Training Act, Correspondence, Clippings, Reports, Miscellaneous Records, 1961-1965
12 Newman, Robert, Correspondence, Clippings, Memos, Miscellaneous Records, 1957-1960
Box Folder
2 1 Personnel in Employment Security, Correspondence, 1954
2 Public Relations, Pamphlets, Publications, Miscellaneous Records, 1948-1962
3 Republic Oil Case, Correspondence, 1956-1957
4 Rowell, C. A., Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous Records, 1962-1963
4 Rowell, C. A., Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous Records, 1962-1963
5 Supplemental Unemployment Benefits, Correspondence, Miscellaneous, Records, 1955-1960
6 Texas Employment Commission, Correspondence, 1949-1964
7 Texas Employment Commission, Miscellaneous Records, 1952-1958
8 Texas Employment Commission, Miscellaneous Records, 1959-1961
9 Texas Workmen's Compensation, Actuarial Report, 1963
Box Folder
3 1 Trust Fund, Clippings, Reports, 1952-1964
2 Unemployment Compensation, Appeals, 1955-1964
3 Unemployment Compensation, Correspondence, Clippings, Pamphlets, Miscellaneous Records, 1947 - Sept., 1959
4 Unemployment Compensation, Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous Records, Oct. 1959-1963
5 Unemployment Compensation, Reports, 1950-1956
6 Unemployment Insurance, Statistics, 1953-1965
7 Williams, Lee G., Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous Records, 1956-May, 1958
Box Folder
4 1 Williams, Lee G., Correspondence, Clippings, Miscellaneous Records, June, 1958-1962

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Sub-series B. Texas Industrial Accident Board 1946-1968

Box Folder
4 2 Industrial Accident Board, Correspondence, 1955-1968
3 Industrial Accident Board, Literature, 1958-1964
4 Industrial Accident Board, Miscellaneous Records, 1946-1964
5 Industrial Accident Board, Reports, 1954-1961
6 Industrial Accident Board, Reports, 1962-1968
7 Industrial Accident Board, Shuttee's Notes, date unknown
8 Industrial and Occupational Safety Study Commission, Minutes, 1958
Box Folder
5 1 Recapitulation of Safety Study Material, J. E. Lyles, Report, 1958?
2 Safety and Occupational Health, Resolutions, Correspondence, 1953

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Sub-series C. Miscellaneous State Agencies 1934-1964

Box Folder
5 3 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pamphlets, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1956-1964
4 Cost of Government Study Committee, Correspondence, 1962
5 Hale-Aiken Committee of Twenty-four, Minutes, Clippings, Reports, 1958
6 Joint Budget Office, Schedule of Hearings, 1964
7 Public Utilities Commission, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1959
8 Speaker's Committee of 100, Reports, 1971
9 State Finance Advisory Commission, Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1960
10 Texas Attorney General, Opinions, 1951-1964
11 Texas Board of Control, Clippings, 1953
12 Texas Commission for Educational Television, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1956
13 Texas Commission for Election Code Revisions, Clippings, 1961
14 Texas Commission on Alcoholism, Newsletter, 1961-1964
15 Texas Department of Corrections, Correspondence, 1963-1964
16 Texas Department of Public Welfare, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1963
17 Texas Education Agency, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Records, 1954-1964
Box Folder
6 1 Texas Emergency Resources Planning Committee, Correspondence, 1962-1964
2 Texas Health Department, Pamphlets, Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1957-1959
3 Texas Highway Department, Correspondence, 1934-1945
4 Texas Railroad Commission, Correspondence, 1963-1964
5 Texas State Tax Study Committee, Clippings, Reports, Miscellaneous Records, 1958-1959
6 Texas State Tax Study Committee, Correspondence, Reports, Clippings, 1960-1963

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Sub-series D. Miscellaneous Topics 1945-1962

Box Folder
6 7 Election Returns, General and Special Elections, 1957-1962
8 Organizers' Cards, Correspondence, 1957
9 Poll Tax, Miscellaneous Records, 1945-1963
10 Texas Secretary of State, Election Returns, 1962
General Election

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