University of Texas Arlington

Texas AFL-CIO Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas AFL-CIO.
Title: Texas AFL-CIO Records
Dates: 1957-1975
1969-1973
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. Records contain correspondence, minutes, reports, constitutions, audio recordings, films, newspaper clippings, newsletters, notes, speeches, photographs, and printed materials. These are the files of Roy R. Evans, Texas AFL-CIO president. Included are records of the Texas Constitutional Revision Commission produced and collected by Faye Holub, member of the finance committee, 1973, and records of Texas State AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education, 1970-1972.
Identification: AR275
Extent: 14 boxes (5.6 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

Records contain correspondence, minutes, reports, constitutions, audio recordings, films, newspaper clippings, newsletters, notes, speeches, photographs, and printed materials. These are the files of Roy R. Evans, Texas AFL-CIO president. Included are records of the Texas Constitutional Revision Commission produced and collected by Faye Holub, member of the finance committee, 1973, and records of Texas State AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education, 1970-1972. Printed materials include a series of printing pockets of outgoing memos from Evans.


Organization

Records consist of 86 folders and 81 audio recordings, and 3 films arranged in 5 series.
Series I. Constitutional Revision Committee Records, 1970-1973 (30 folders)
Series II. Miscellaneous Records, 1958-1975 (15 folders)
Series III. Printing Pockets, 1972-1974 (41 folders)
Series IV. Recorded Conventions, Meetings, Broadcasts, Seminars, and Speeches, 1968-1973 (81 items)
Series V. Films, undated (3 items)

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
Evans, Roy R., 1925-,--Archives.
Holub, Faye (Faye Champion), 1921-1994--Archives.
Organizations
Texas AFL-CIO--Records and correspondence.
Texas AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education--Records and correspondence.
Texas. Constitutional Revision Commission--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Constitutional history--Texas--Sources.
Labor unions--Texas--History--Sources.
Labor leaders--Texas--History--Sources.
Speeches, addresses, etc.--Labor unions--Texas--History--Sources.
Political conventions--Labor unions--Texas--History--Sources.
Places
Texas--Constition--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Related Material

AR110: Texas AFL-CIO Records, 1918-1975

AR256: Texas AFL-CIO Records, 1948-1973

AR276: Texas AFL-CIO Records, 1957-1975

AR277: Texas AFL-CIO Records, 1947-1973

AR278: Texas AFL-CIO Records, 1938-1976


Administrative Information

Citation

Texas AFL-CIO Records, AR275, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 1977.

Processing Information


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

Series I. Constitutional Revision Committee Records (30 folders), 1970-1973

Box Folder
1 1 Braden Presentations March 28-29, 1973.
2 Constitution (changes) 1973.
3 Constitution (model state) 1970.
4 Constitution (proposed) 1973.
5 Constitution (proposed) 1973.
6 Constitution (proposed revision) 1973.
7 Correspondence with copy of amendment attached 1973-1974.
8 Executive and Judiciary Committee Reports 1973.
9 Executive and Judiciary Committee Reports 1973.
10 Executive and Judiciary Committee Reports 1973.
11 Executive and Judiciary Committee Reports 1973.
12 Executive and Judiciary Committee Reports 1973.
13 Executive and Judiciary Committee Reports 1973.
Box Folder
2 1 Finance Committee, material from Public Hearings and Correspondence 1973.
2 Finance Committee, material from Public Hearings and Correspondence 1973.
3 Finance Committee, material from Public Hearings and Correspondence 1973.
4 Finance Committee, material from Public Hearings and Correspondence 1973.
5 Finance Committee, material from Public Hearings and Correspondence 1973.
6 Finance Committee, material from Public Hearings and Correspondence 1973.
7 Finance Committee, material from Public Hearings and Correspondence 1973.
8 Finance Committee Report 1973.
9 Finance Committee Report 1973.
10 Guide and Handbook 1966, 1972.
11 Minutes 1973.
12 Minutes 1973.
13 Minutes 1973.
Box Folder
3 1 Minutes 1973.
2 Statements 1973.
3 Statements 1973.
4 Texas Municipal League Recommendations 1973.



Series II. Miscellaneous Records (15 folders), 1958-1975

Box Folder
3 5 Acts and resolutions 1971.
6 Bills (copies) undated
7 Correspondence 1964, 1969-1972.
8 Lists 1972.
Rules and regulations.
9 Literary Productions 1963, 1969-1970.
Speeches, data on C.O.P.E., skit.
10 Memoranda and notes 1971-1972.
11 Minutes 1971.
12 Newsletters August 1957-December 1958.
13 Newsletters January-December 1959.
14 Newsletters January-December 1960.
15 Newsletters January 1961-February 1964, November 1972.
16 Newspaper Clippings 1962, 1964-1965, 1969, 1971.
17 Newspaper Clippings 1973-1975.
18 Photographs undated
Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King
19 Printed Material 1967-1970.
Draft of brochure, pamphlets, handbook, studies, publication.



Series III. Printing Pockets (41 folders), 1972-1974

Box Folder
4 1 Printing Pockets February, July 1972.
2 Printing Pockets August 1-10, 1972.
3 Printing Pockets August 11-30, 1972.
4 Printing Pockets September 1-15, 1972.
5 Printing Pockets September 18-29, 1972.
6 Printing Pockets October 1972.
7 Printing Pockets November 1-22, 1972.
8 Printing Pockets November 25-30, 1972.
Box Folder
5 1 Printing Pockets December 1972.
2 Printing Pockets January 1-9, 1973.
3 Printing Pockets January 11-16, 1973.
4 Printing Pockets January 17-24, 1973.
5 Printing Pockets January 26-29, 1973.
6 Printing Pockets February 2-19, 1973.
7 Printing Pockets February 20-28, 1973.
8 Printing Pockets March 1973.
Box Folder
6 1 Printing Pockets April 9-16, 1973.
2 Printing Pockets April 17-30, 1973.
3 Printing Pockets May 2-14, 1973.
4 Printing Pockets May 16-30, 1973.
5 Printing Pockets June 4-6, 1973.
Box Folder
7 1 Printing Pockets June 8-20, 1973.
2 Printing Pockets June 21-July 5, 1973.
3 Printing Pockets July 6-9, 1973.
4 Printing Pockets July 10-11, 1973.
5 Printing Pockets July 11, 1973.
6 Printing Pockets July 12, 1973.
Box Folder
8 1 Printing Pockets July 13-14, 1973.
2 Printing Pockets July 16-18, 1973.
3 Printing Pockets July 20-30, 1973.
4 Printing Pockets August 1-16, 1973.
5 Printing Pockets August 17-20, 1973.
6 Printing Pockets August 21-24, 1973.
7 Printing Pockets August 27-31, 1973.
Box Folder
9 1 Printing Pockets September 5-20, 1973.
2 Printing Pockets September 21-27, 1973.
3 Printing Pockets September 28, 1973.
4 Printing Pockets October 2-12, 1973.
5 Printing Pockets October 15-16, 1973.
6 Printing Pockets May 1974.



Series IV. Recorded Conventions, Meetings, Broadcasts, Seminars, and Speeches (81 items), 1968-1973

Box
10 Tape 1 - John Henry Faulk 1968.
Tape 2 - World of Labor July 9, 1969.
Tape 3 - Executive Board Meeting 1969.
Tape 4 - Executive Board Meeting 1969.
Tape 5 - Executive Board Meeting 1969.
Tape 6 - Texas AFL-CIO COPE Convention March 3-4, 1970.
Tape 7 - Texas AFL-CIO COPE Convention March 3-4, 1970.
Tape 8 - Texas AFL-CIO COPE Convention March 4, 1970.
Tape 9 - COPE Meeting March 26, 1970.
Tape 10 - COPE Meeting May 1970.
Tape 11 - Texas AFL-CIO Executive Board Meeting June 12, 1970.
Tape 12 - Texas AFL-CIO Executive Board Meeting June 12, 1970.
Tape 13 - Executive Board Meeting September 16, 1970
Tape 14 - Executive Board Meeting September 16, 1970.
Tape 15 - Cactus Pryor and John Henry Faulk, Radio Commercials April 7, 1971.
Tape 16 - Executive Board Meeting April 7, 1971.
Tape 17 - AFL-CIO Convention August 12, 1971.
Tape 18 - AFL-CIO Convention August 13, 1971.
Tape 19 - AFL-CIO Convention August 13, 1971.
Box
11 Tape 20 - Hubert H. Humphrey Speech August 13, 1971.
Tape 21 - Hubert H. Humphrey Speech August 13, 1971.
Tape 22 - AFL-CIO Convention Proceedings August 14, 1971.
Tape 23 - AFL-CIO Convention Proceedings August 14, 1971.
Tape 24 - COPE Report September 1971.
Tape 25 - Executive Board Meeting October 8, 1971.
Tape 26 - COPE Administrative Committee November 23, 1971.
Tape 27 - COPE Administrative Committee, Arlington, Texas February 1972.
Tape 28 - COPE Administrative Committee, Arlington, Texas February 1972.
Tape 29 - Executive Board Meeting March 2, 1972.
Tape 30 - Executive Board Meeting March 2, 1972.
Tape 31 - Executive Board and Administrative Committee March 2, 1972.
Tape 32 - Executive Board Meeting and COPE March 2, 1972.
Tape 33 - Texas AFL-CIO Convention, Austin, Texas March 3, 1972.
Tape 34 - Texas AFL-CIO Convention, Austin, Texas March 3, 1972.
Tape 35 - Texas AFL-CIO Convention, Austin, Texas March 3, 1972.
Tape 36 - Texas AFL-CIO Convention, Austin, Texas March 3, 1972.
Tape 37 - Texas AFL-CIO Convention, Austin, Texas March 4, 1972.
Tape 38 - Texas AFL-CIO Convention, Austin, Texas March 4, 1972.
Tape 39 - Texas AFL-CIO Convention, Austin, Texas March 4, 1972.
Box
12 Tape 40 - Texas AFL-CIO Convention, Austin, Texas March 4, 1972.
Tape 41 - COPE Administrative Committee March 29, 1972.
Tape 42 and 43 - COPE Convention, Galveston, Texas March 1972.
Tape 44 - Capital Eye: "The AFL-CIO and Texas Politics," April 15, 1972.
Tape 45 - Capital Eye, Roy Evans April 1972.
Tape 46 - COPE Administrative Committee May 9, 1972.
Tape 47 - COPE Administrative Committee May 9, 1972.
Tape 48 - COPE Administrative Committee May 9, 1972.
Tape 49 - Executive Board Meeting, San Antonio, Texas June 12, 1972.
Tape 50 - Executive Board Meeting, San Antonio, Texas June 12, 1972.
Tape 51 - Senator George McGovern, Victory Statement June 20, 1972.
Tape 52 - COPE Administrative Committee, Austin, Texas July 21, 1972.
Tape 53 - COPE Administrative Committee, Austin, Texas July 21, 1972.
Box
13 Tape 54 - COPE Administrative Committee, Austin, Texas July 21, 1972.
Tape 55 - COPE Administrative Committee, Houston, Texas September 7, 1972.
Tape 56 - COPE Administrative Committee, Houston, Texas September 7, 1972.
Tape 57 - Executive Board Meeting, Austin, Texas January 18-19, 1973.
Tape 58 - Executive Board Meeting, Austin, Texas January 18-19, 1973.
Tape 59 - Executive Board Meeting, Austin, Texas January 18-19, 1973.
Tape 60 - Executive Board Meeting, Austin, Texas January 18-19, 1973.
Tape 61 - Executive Board Meeting, Austin, Texas January 19, 1973.
Tape 62 - "New Day Seminar," June 1, 1973.
Tape 63 - "New Day Seminar," June 1, 1973.
Tape 64 - "New Day Seminar," June 1, 1973.
Tape 65 - "New Day Seminar," June 1, 1973.
Tape 66 - "New Day Seminar," June 1, 1973.
Tape 67 - "New Day Seminar," June 1, 1973.
Tape 68 - "New Day Seminar," June 2, 1973.
Tape 69 - "New Day Seminar," June 2, 1973.
Tape 70 - Texas AFL-CIO Executive Board, Austin, Texas July 10, 1973.
Tape 71 - Texas AFL-CIO Executive Board, Austin, Texas July 10, 1973.
Tape 72 - Texas AFL-CIO Executive Board, Austin, Texas July 10, 1973.
Tape 73 - Texas AFL-CIO Executive Board, Austin, Texas July 10, 1973.
Tape 74 - Texas AFL-CIO Executive Board, Austin, Texas July 10, 1973.
Tape 75 - COPE Report undated
Tape 76 - Committee for National Health Insurance Report undated
Tape 77 - Committee for National Health Insurance Report undated
Tape 78 - John Henry Faulk and Cactus Pryor, Tax Issue undated
Tape 79 - John Henry Faulk and Cactus Pryor, Tax Issue undated
Tape 80 - John Henry Faulk and Cactus Pryor, Tax Issue and voter registration undated
Tape 81 - Third and Fourth Sessions undated



Series V. Films (3 items), undated

Box
14 Film 1 - "Good Job Yarborough," undated
Film 2 - "We've Got A Lot of Work To Do," undated
Film 3 - "We've Got A Lot of Work To Do," undated