University of Texas Arlington

Sabine Area Central Labor Council Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sabine Area Central Labor Council (Port Arthur, Tex.)
Title: Sabine Area Central Labor Council Records
Dates: 1962-1990
Abstract: The Sabine Area Central Labor Council serves as a central organizing body of AFL-CIO labor unions located near Port Arthur, Texas. Records contain correspondence, minutes, political material, newsletters, newspaper clippings, convention material, printed material, and a photograph. The bulk of the records in this collection centers around the political activities of the Sabine Area Central Labor Council.
Identification: AR366
Extent: 3 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Historical Note

The Sabine Area Central Labor Council serves as a central organizing body of AFL-CIO labor unions located in Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, and Tyler counties and is headquartered in Port Arthur, Texas.


Scope and Contents

Records contain correspondence, minutes, political material, newsletters, newspaper clippings, convention material, printed material, and a photograph. Most of the records in this collection center around the political activities of the Sabine Area Central Labor Council. The collection contains ten years of newsletters (1962-1972) from the Committee on Political Education (COPE), the political subdivision of the AFL-CIO. Letters to Emmett Sheppard, president of the Sabine Area CLC, for the most part deal with political matters, and even the minutes for the regular meetings and Executive board meetings of the CLC describe primarily the political activities of the organization. There is very little evidence in this group of records of the involvement of the Central Labor Council with traditional union issues, such as wages and working conditions.

There are both handwritten and typewritten minutes for the regular meetings of the CLC and for the executive board meetings. Since many of the dates for these meetings do not correlate, both sets of minutes were retained.


Organization

Records consist of materials organized into 37 folders and are arranged in alphabetical order. Materials within folders are arranged in chronological order.

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
Sabine Area Central Labor Council (Port Arthur, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
Sabine Area Central Labor Council (Port Arthur, Tex.)--History--Sources.
Subjects
Labor unions--Texas, East--History--Sources.
Labor unions--Political activity--Texas, East--History--Sources.
Central labor councils--Texas, East--Political activity--History--Sources.

Places

Texas, East--History--Sources
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Administrative Information

Citation

Sabine Area Central Labor Council Records, AR366, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift of Ruelle Parker, 1992. Accessioned as number 92-40.


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 2 Announcements 1963, 1970-1975, 1987-1989, undated
Correspondence.
3 Attendance Record 1965-1976
4 Attendance Record 1976-1985, undated
5 Candidates Personal Data and List 1984, undated
6 Constitutions 1967, 1981, undated
7 COPE 1962-1964
Newsletters.
8 COPE 1965-1966
Newsletters.
9 COPE 1967-1968
Newsletters.
10 COPE 1969-1970
Newsletters.
11 COPE 1971-1972
Newsletters.
Box Folder
2 1 COPE Convention 1988, undated
Program, leaflet, endorsement procedures, list of candidates.
2 COPE Screening Committee 1963-1964, 1970, 1976-1986, undated
Announcements, correspondence, handwritten minutes, typewritten minutes, attendance records, memoranda, endorsements, schedules, recommendations, sample questionnaire.
3 Correspondence 1976-1980, 1984-1988, undated
4 Democratic Party 1987-1990, undated
Card, booklet, correspondence, memorandum, newsletter, list, flyer, handout.
5 Economic Comparisons 1988
Booklet.
6 Election Procedures 1988
7 Emmett Sheppard, President 1983-1988
Correspondence, announcements.
8 Joint Economic Committee 1985-1986, undated
Correspondence, testimony, statement, statistics on refinery closing, newspapers.
9 Memoranda 1964-1988, undated
10 Minutes, Executive Board, (typewritten) 1968-1979
11 Minutes, Executive Board, (handwritten) 1967-1973
12 Minutes, Executive Board, (handwritten) 1974-1984
13 Minutes, Regular, (typewritten) 1968-1973
14 Minutes, Regular, (typewritten) 1974-1980
15 Minutes, Regular, (handwritten) 1974-1978
Box Folder
3 1 Minutes, Regular, (handwritten) 1979-1984
2 Miscellaneous 1979, 1984, 1988, undated
List of districts, calendar of events, Labor Day message, list of objections, lists, handout.
3 NAACP Banquet 1986
Program.
4 Newsletters (Miscellaneous) 1983, undated
5 News Releases 1971, 1986
6 Officers and Board Members 1964-1966, 1980-1986, undated
Correspondence, lists.
7 Political Campaigns 1983-1988, undated
List of Bills, newspapers, instruction for phone bank, announcements, list of headquarters, leaflets, handout, instructions for punch card ballot label, correspondence.
8 Political Materials undated
Bookmark, leaflet, booklet, personal data sheet, fact sheet, political terms, list of member organizations, newspaper, sample letter, list of available telephones, statement on Voting Rights Act.
9 Precincts 1984, 1986, 1988, undated
Checklist, list of endorsed candidates, telephone instruction, capita records, targeting projects, sample telephone speech, a list, forms for precinct captains, rough draft names of Democratic County Chairman, newspapers, list of delegates.
10 Resolutions 1965, 1968, 1983, 1984
11 Thank You Letters (Election) 1984, undated