University of Texas Arlington

Texas AFL-CIO Photograph and Scrapbook Collection:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas AFL-CIO.
Title: Texas AFL-CIO Photograph and Scrapbook Collection
Dates: 1918-1969
1950-1969
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 XXIX of AR110: Texas AFL-CIO Records. They consist of photographs and scrapbooks that document and depict individuals, events, and activities of the Texas AFL-CIO.
Identification: AR110, Series XIX
Extent: 29 boxes (10.0 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.


Scope and Contents

Contains photographs, negatives, slides, and scrapbooks. Photographic material includes portraits of labor union members and officials, as well as prominent individuals in Texas and the nation, conventions, institutes, meetings, buildings, and political events. Scrapbooks include photographs, and clippings, 1941-1957. Also included are photographs of Texas State Federation of Labor members and conventions, 1918, 1950-1957.


Organization

This series of 29 boxes is arranged in 3 subseries. Boxes 1 through 13 contain a total of 362 folders of materials in alphabetical order by subject. Boxes 15-25 contain photographs arranged in numerical order.
Subseries A. Photographs
Subseries B. Photographs
Subseries C. Scrapbooks and oversize photographs

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--Photograph collections.
Texas State Federation of Labor--Photograph collections.
Subjects
Labor unions--Texas--History--Photographs.
Labor leaders--Texas--History--Photographs.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Separated Material

AR110, Series I: Texas AFL-CIO. Executive Board Office Records, 1952-1973

AR110, Series II: Texas AFL-CIO 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, 1951-1971

AR110, Series VIII: Texas AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education, 1947-1972

AR110, Series IX: Texas AFL-CIO, W. Don Ellinger Papers, 1946-1961

AR110, Series X: Texas AFL-CIO Convention Records, 1956-1975

AR110, Series XI: Texas AFL-CIO Personalities Collection, 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. Correspondence with Texas Central Labor Councils, 1936-1972

AR110, Series XIX: Texas AFL-CIO. Texas Labor Associations Records, 1944-1969

AR110, Series XX: Texas AFL-CIO. Correspondence with other State AFL-CIO Organizations, 1944-1971

AR110, Series XXI: Texas AFL-CIO. Correspondence with AFL-CIO National Headquarters, 1952-1972

AR110, Series XXII: Texas AFL-CIO. Correspondence with International Unions, 1936-1972

AR110, Series XXIII: Texas AFL-CIO. Correspondence with Federal Agencies, 1937-1972

AR110, Series XXIV: Texas AFL-CIO. Correspondence with State Agencies, 1934-1971

AR110, Series XXV: Texas AFL-CIO. Correspondence with Non-Union Associations and Organizations, 1935-1969

AR110, Series XXVI: Texas AFL-CIO. Correspondence with Democratic Party Organizations, 1943-1972

AR110, Series XXVII: Texas AFL-CIO. Texas Constitutional Revision Commission Records, 1962-1968

AR110, Series XXVIII: Texas AFL-CIO Tape Recordings Collection, 1952-1972


Administrative Information

Citation

Texas AFL-CIO Photograph and Scrapbook Collection, AR110, Series XXIX, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Deposit, 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

Subseries A. Photographs

Box Folder
1 1-67 Allied Printing Trades Council Convention - Harlan D. Friend 1959-1961
Box Folder
2 1-92 Arthur Goldberg, Secretary of Labor - Frank Owen III, Governor for a Day 1959-1961
Box Folder
3 1-78 Padre Island - Texas State AFL-CIO Convention (Opening Exercises) 1958-1961
Box Folder
4 1-62 Texas AFL-CIO Convention (Registration and Staff) - Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 1959-1961
Box Folder
5 1-18 Waco Central Labor Council School - J.C. "Zeke" Zbranck 1959-1961



Subseries B. Photographs

Box Folder
6 1 AFL-CIO Staff 1957
2 Congressman Jerry Brooks 1957
3 Hank Brown 1953-1967, and undated
4 Building and Construction Trades undated
5 (COPE) Committee on Political Education undated
6 Convention 1953
7 Convention, Corpus 1954
8 Convention 1956
9 Convention (CIO) Credentials Committee 1957
10 Convention (CIO) Opening Session 1957
11 Convention (CIO) Registration 1957
12 Credentials Committee undated
13 CROP undated
14 Dallas Convention 1955
15 Dallas Fair 1956
16 Democratic Convention undated
17 District Caucus to elect Vice-President to Texas State AFL-CIO Convention undated
18 Electrical Workers undated
19 Executive Board 1956
20 Executive Board undated
21 General Assembly Shop undated
22 Gonzales Speaks undated
23 Jerry Holleman approximately 1958
24 Hubert H. Humphrey 1967
25 Individuals 1954
26 Individuals 1955
Box Folder
7 1 Individuals undated
2 Individuals undated
3 Individuals undated
4 Lyndon B. Johnson 1964
5 L.L.P.E. 1954
6 L.L.P.E. 1957
7 Labor Attorneys 1953, undated
8 Labor Day 1953
9 Labor Day 1955
10 Labor Day 1957
11 Labor School 1954
12 Labor School 1954
13 Labor School Work Shop 1961
14 Labor Schools 1955
15 Labor Schools approximately 1957
Box Folder
8 1 Labor - Texarkana undated
2 Law School undated
3 Legislative Hearings undated
4 Archbishop Lucey Speaks undated
5 Merger Committee 1956
6 Merger Committee 1957
7 Mexican Conference undated
8 Miscellaneous photographs with descriptions approximately 1952
9 Miscellaneous photographs with descriptions undated
10 Musicians 1959-1965
11 Governor Lee O'Daniel 1939-1941, undated
12 Port Arthur Hurricane - AFL-CIO Helps undated
13 Reuther, Walter, U.A.W. 1953, 1957
14 San Antonio AFL-CIO Convention 1962
15 Scholarships 1955
16 Scholarship 1956
17 Southern AFL Labor School approximately 1953
18 State Representatives 1963
Box Folder
9 1 Texas AFL-CIO Convention, Corpus Christi 1969
2 Texas State Federation of Labor undated
3 Texas State Federation of Labor Convention 1957
4 Texas State Federation of Labor Convention - Miscellaneous group shots 1957
5 Texas State Federation of Labor Convention - Opening Exercises 1957
6 Texas State Federation of Labor Convention - Registration 1957
7 Texas State Federation of Labor Convention - Scholarships 1957
8 Texas State Federation of Labor Convention - Work Room 1957
9 Texas State Federation of Labor - Executive Board undated
10 Texas State Federation of Labor - Executive Board undated
11 Texas State Federation of Labor - Executive Board 1952
12 Texas State Federation of Labor - Executive Board undated
13 Texas State Federation of Labor - P.R. Labor Day approximately 1950
14 Texas State Federation of Labor - Releases 1953
(contains printing plates)
15 Texas State Federation of Labor - Releases 1953
(contains printing plates)
16 Texas State Federation of Labor - Paul C. Sparks undated
17 Texas State Federation of Labor Staff undated
18 Trustees & Executive Board 1957
19 Typographical Union, Houston undated
Box Folder
10 1 Women's Division undated
2 Don Yarborough undated
3 Ralph Yarborough 1957-1965 and undated
4-23 Photographs unorganized, but partially identified
Box Folder
11 1-15 Photographs unorganized, but partially identified
16-18 Photographs unorganized and unidentified
Box Folder
12 1-19 Photographs unorganized and unidentified
Box Folder
13 1 Photographs unorganized and unidentified
2 Photographs unorganized and unidentified
3 Photographs unorganized and unidentified
4 Photographs unorganized and unidentified
5 Photographs unorganized and unidentified
6 Photographs unorganized and unidentified
7 Photographs unorganized and unidentified
Box
14 Slides, unorganized (395), some are identified 1965, undated
Box
15 Photographs Nos. 52-(1) - 52-(50)
Box
16 Photographs Nos. 52-(51) - 52-(111)
Box
17 Photographs Nos. 52-(112) - 54-(39)
Box
18 Photographs Nos. 54-(40) - 57-(041)
Box
19 Photographs Nos. 57-(042) - 58-(034)
Box
20 Photographs Nos. 58-(035) - 58-(103)
Box
21 Photographs Nos. 58-(104) - 64-(027)
Box
22 Photographs Nos. 64-(028) - 65-(053)
Box
23 Photographs Nos. 66-(000) - 67-(029)
Box
24 Photographs Nos. 67-(030) - 67-(122)
Box
25 Photographs Nos. 67-(123) - 69-(019)



Subseries C. Scrapbooks and Oversized Photographs

Box
OS157 Scrapbook: Photographs, identified and dated - workshops, conventions, meetings, conferences, individuals 1950-1957
Box
OS158 Scrapbook: newspaper clippings indexed by subject, 1951; poster 1941
Box
OS159 Scrapbook: newspaper clippings indexed by subject; printed material about Port Arthur, Texas and Allan Shivers; three unidentified photographs 1945-1957
Box
OS161-1 Texas State Federation of Labor at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas photograph 1918
Extent (15.75 cm × 95.8 cm).