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Brown, Irving, 1911-

 Person

European Representative for AFL (1945-1955); AFL Representative to International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) (Pakistan)(1951); European Representative, AFL-CIO (1956-1957); Europe/Africa Representative (1958-1977); ICFTU AFL Representative to U.N. (1962); Director, African American Labor Center (AALC)(1965-1973) International Representative, AFL-CIO International Affairs Department (1973-1982); Director, Free Trade Union Institute (FTUI)(1977-1983); Director, AFL-CIO International Affairs Department (1982-1985)

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

AFL-CIO International Affairs Department, Country Files

 Collection 0043-LBR-RG18-010
Overview This collection continues the International Affairs Department, Country Files, 1945-1971 (RG18-001) and is comprised of those records, known as "country files," maintained by certain AFL-CIO staff members and filed according to specific countries. The collection consists primarily of reports made by representatives of trade union delegations, unions, and the AFL-CIO on the trade union movement and on the political, social, and economic situation in particular countries. Materials include...

AFL-CIO Merger Oral History Project collection

 Collection 0012-LBR-RG98-005
Overview In December of 1955, the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) merged into one entity, the AFL-CIO. This is a collection of AFL-CIO staff oral histories explores the history of the merger including challenges and successes.

Africa and the Middle East, 1971-1976

 Series 1
Scope and Contents This series contains speeches, correspondence, proposals, reports, press releases, periodicals, interviews, and newspaper clippings. The records date from 1971-1976, but most fall within the period 1972-1976. Topics include the African-American Labor Center; African drought relief; financial and material assistance to AFL-CIO sponsored or supported projects and activities; civil war in Angola and Rhodesia; Turkey's invasion of Cyprus; Kurdish independence; government repression of trade unions...

Africa and the Middle East, 1950-1970

 Series 3
Scope and Contents This series, divided into two subseries, contains correspondence, reports, minutes, legislative bills and hearings, speeches, clippings, proceedings, pamphlets and other printed material, graphics, and photographs. The series spans 1950-1970 while the bulk of the material dates 1953-1970. The records document efforts of U.S., African, and Middle Eastern labor leaders to build a free trade union movement in the region during the Post-World War II and Cold War years. They are...

Asia, 1947-1970

 Series 5
Scope and Contents This series contains correspondence, speeches, minutes, biographical information, reports, clippings, conference materials, legislative documents, photographs, maps, and printed material. The records date from 1947 to 1970, but most fall within the period 1955-1970. The records document efforts of U.S. and Asian labor leaders to build free trade union movements in the region during the Post-World-War II and Cold War years. They are particularly valuable in illuminating relations...

AFL and AFL-CIO International Affairs Department, Irving Brown papers

 Collection 0074-LBR-RG18-004
Overview Irving Brown began his labor career as an organizer for the Automobile Workers Union in the 1930s and over his life played a major role in the formulation of the AFL-CIO's international labor policy. This collection contains those records Irving Brown created and collected while occupying several positions within the AFL and AFL-CIO, primarily his time as the AFL and AFL-CIO European representative, 1946-1961 and 1973-1978. The collections covers the topics of foreign policy of American trade...

Eastern Europe, 1945-1971

 Series 2
Scope and Contents This series contains correspondence, reports, minutes, legislative bills, speeches, clippings, proceedings, posters, pamphlets and other printed material, and photographs. The series spans 1945-1971 while the bulk of the material dates 1948-1970. The records document efforts of U.S. and Eastern European labor leaders to build a free trade union movement in Post-World War II and Cold-War Europe. They are particularly valuable in illuminating relations among trade union and government...

International Affairs Files, 1945-1960

 Series 9
Scope and Contents Series 9 materials reflect the AFL and AFL-CIO's evolving foreign policy and Meany's concerns in the international field from the postwar period to 1960, that is, from the later years of his tenure as AFL secretary-treasurer through the early years of his AFL and AFL-CIO Presidency. Types of materials include letters, memoranda, and reports.

Subject Files, New York Office, 1939-1974

 Series 1
Scope and Contents This series spans the dates 1939 through 1974 and primarily covers dates from 1947 to 1969. It contains mostly correspondence, but also includes clippings, telegrams, published materials, notes, and one book. Major persons represented include Robert Alexander (assistant professor of Economics, Rutgers University; AFL correspondent in Latin America, South America, and the Caribbean); Luigi Antonini (general secretary of ILGWU Local 89 in New York City, president and executive...

Western Europe, 1971-1976

 Series 3
Scope and Contents This series contains correspondence, agendas, newspaper clippings, reports, statements, periodicals, interviews, and speeches. The records date from 1971-1976, but most fall within the period 1972-1976. Topics include human rights in the Soviet Union; Finnish icebreakers; French/interinternational relations; the French Department of Defense's National Institute of Armament; Force Ouviere (FO) opposition to the Confederaton Generale du Travail (CGT) [France]; East German/West German relations;...