University of Texas Arlington

Texas AFL-CIO Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas AFL-CIO.
Title: Texas AFL-CIO Records
Dates: 1956-1972
1965-1971
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, financial documents, minutes, constitutions, reports, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, legal documents, lists, manuals, pamphlets, booklets, and articles. These are the subject correspondence files of Texas AFL-CIO officers and department directors, especially Hank Brown, Roy R. Evans, and Henry Muñoz, Jr., with Texas organizations, federal agencies, and AFL-CIO headquarters. Included are a variety of materials on civil rights related to migrant labor in Texas and Mexican Americans.
Identification: AR276
Extent: 3 boxes (1.25 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

Records contain correspondence, financial documents, minutes, constitutions, reports, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, legal documents, lists, manuals, pamphlets, booklets, and articles. These are the subject correspondence files of Texas AFL-CIO officers and department directors, especially Hank Brown, Roy R. Evans, and Henry Munoz, Jr., with Texas organizations, federal agencies, and AFL-CIO headquarters. Included are a variety of materials on civil rights related to migrant labor in Texas and Mexican Americans. Also included are records of the Texas Farmers Union, 1964-1972.


Organization

Records consist of 35 folders arranged in 4 series.
Series I. Associations and Organizations, 1964-1972 (19 folders)
Series II. Federal Agencies, 1965-1971 (7 folders)
Series III. AFL-CIO, 1957-1969 (5 folders)
Series IV. Texas AFL-CIO, 1956-1967 (4 folders)

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. (Henry S.), 1920-2015--Archives.
Evans, Roy R., 1925-,--Archives.
Muñoz, Henry, Jr., 1920-,--Archives.
Organizations
Texas AFL-CIO--Records and correspondence.
Texas Farmers Union--Records and correspondence.
AFL-CIO--Records and correspondence.
Subjects
Migrant labor--Texas--Sources.
Mexican American agricultural laborers--Texas--Sources.
Labor leaders--Texas--History--Sources.
Labor unions--Texas--History--Sources.
Civil rights--Texas--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Related Material

AR110: Texas AFL-CIO Records, 1918-1975

AR256: Texas AFL-CIO Records, 1948-1973

AR275: Texas AFL-CIO Records, 1957-1975

AR277: Texas AFL-CIO Records, 1947-1973

AR278: Texas AFL-CIO Records, 1938-1976


Separated Material

Constitutions of AFL-CIO were removed and placed in Constitution and Bylaws Collection.

Monographs, Illustrious Americans: Samuel Gompers and Plantation Politics: The Southern Economic Heritage, were removed and placed in the general collection.


Administrative Information

Citation

Texas AFL-CIO Records, AR276, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Deposit, 1976.


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. Associations and Organizations, 1964-1972

Box Folder
1 1 Good Neighbor Commission of Texas, 1966, undated
Memorandum, annual report.
2 Miscellaneous Associations and Organizations, 1971.
Correspondence.
3 Miscellaneous Farm Labor Organizations, 1966-1971, undated
Correspondence, memorandum, printed material, articles, proposals, report.
4 Texas Council of Senior Citizens, 1965-1968.
Correspondence.
5 Texas Council on Migrant Labor, undated
Annual report.
6 Texas Farmers Union, 1964-1966.
Correspondence, newspaper clipping, policy manuals, press release, memorandum, research report.
7 Texas Farmers Union, 1967-1969.
Correspondence, statements, program announcements, memorandum.
8 Texas Farmers Union, 1970-1972.
Correspondence, statements, newsletter, annual report.
9 Texas Medical Association, 1964-1970, undated
Reprint articles, correspondence, convention program, statements, pamphlets.
10 Texas Senior Citizens Association, 1969-1972.
Resolutions, correspondence, newspapers, programs, newsletter.
11 Texas State Chiropractic Association, 1965-1969.
Correspondence, memoranda, literary material, press release, printed material, postcard, position paper.
12 Texas State Chiropractic Association, 1970-1971, undated
Correspondence, memorandum, journal, postcard.
Box Folder
2 1 Texas Technological College, 1965-1968.
Correspondence, newspaper.
2 Texas United Community Services, 1969.
Plan of consolidation, newsletters, advisory committee list, memoranda, minutes, invitations, press release, position statement.
3 Texas United Community Services, 1970-1971.
Agenda, position statements, minutes, correspondence, report, memoranda, resolution, nominations, printed material, goal and objective statement, remarks.
4 Union Labor Life Insurance Company, 1969.
Press release, correspondence, obituary.
5 United States Catholic Conference, 1969.
Correspondence.
6 University of California, 1965-1966, undated
Progress report, research report, correspondence, newspaper articles, bylaws, press release, studies, reports.
7 University of Texas, undated
Course assignments, bibliography, case studies.



Series II. Federal Agencies, 1965-1971

Box Folder
2 8 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1965-1970, undated
Correspondence, telegram, press releases, committee report, briefing statements, newsletter, memorandum, resolution.
9 Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, 1965-1971.
Report, day letter, correspondence, agreement, course outline.
10 Miscellaneous Agencies, 1965-1968.
Booklet, correspondence.
11 Office of Economic Opportunity, 1965-1970, undated
Correspondence, night letter, telegrams, memorandum.
12 United States Commission on Civil Rights, 1965-1966.
Correspondence, memorandum, reports.
13 United States Commission on Civil Rights, 1967.
Correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, legal documents, reports, news release, program.
Box Folder
3 1 United States Commission on Civil Rights, 1968-1971.
Reports, correspondence, press releases, memorandum, newspaper clipping, study, telegram.



Series III. AFL-CIO, 1957-1969

Box Folder
3 2 Code of Ethical Practices, 1957.
Booklets.
3 Community Service Program, 1965-1969, undated
Correspondence, address, reports, guides.
4 Department of Civil Rights, 1956-1967.
Telegram, correspondence, memorandum, booklet.
5 Officers' File, 1959-1970, undated
Correspondence, resume, telegram, press release, leaflet.
6 Regional Director's Office, 1965-1969.
Correspondence, press clippings, memoranda, donation, report.



Series IV. Texas AFL-CIO, 1956-1967

Box Folder
3 7 Committee on Political Education (COPE), 1956-1962, undated
Constitutions, bylaws.
8 Constitutions and Bylaws, 1956-1965, undated
Booklets, pamphlets.
9 Free Bargaining and Marketing Committee, 1965, undated
Correspondence, address, statements, memoranda, newsletter, advertisement, printed material, financial records.
10 United Labor Legislative Committee, 1965-1967, undated
Invitation, guest list, correspondence, memoranda, booklet, pamphlet.