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Slaiman, Donald, 1919-2000

 Person

Director, AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department (1964-1974) and Assistant Director, AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department (1959-1964)

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department records

 Collection 0068-LBR-RG9-003
Overview This collection is comprised of the records of the AFL-CIO's Civil Rights Department, primarily from the 1960s through the 1980s and under the directorships of Donald Slaiman (1964-1974) and William Pollard (1974-1986). The Civil Rights Department worked to oppose employment discrimination and for other labor civil rights causes. Materials include correspondence, press releases, reports, subject files, and interviews. The topics in this collection cover all the activities conducted by the Civil...

Chronological Files, 1961-1967

 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains outgoing letters and interoffice memos primarily from Boris Shishkin, Don Slaiman, and George Weaver.

Departmental and Administrative Files, 1952-1984

 Series 1
Scope and Contents This series documents the departmental and administrative activities of the Civil Rights Department, primarily through staff correspondence files, mailings, meeting minutes, etc. It contains printed, near print, and manuscript material (correspondence, clippings, press releases, position papers, notes, speeches, pamphlets, minutes, reports, and meeting agendas). There may be some overlap with records in the Subject Files series; researchers consulting one series should also consult the other.

Federal Government, 1947-1979

 Series 5
Scope and Contents This series is comprised primarily of files on federal government institutions and agencies as related to civil rights issues. It also documents the various government-sponsored councils, committees, and boards on which several AFL-CIO officials served (most notably Civil Rights Department director Donald Slaiman, who served on the Department of Commerce's National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise; the Department of Commerce's National Citizens Committee on Community Relations...

National Urban League, 1963-1980

 Series 10
Scope and Contents This series documents the interaction between the Civil Rights Department and the National Urban League (NUL) and its Labor Affairs Program's Labor Education Advancement Program, which placed minority men and women in high-paying apprenticeship jobs. It also documents activities of the NUL's Trade Union Advisory Council. Donald Slaiman and William Pollard both served on the Labor Education Advancement Program's (LEAP) National Advisory Committee (not simultaneously); AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer...

Public Statements, 1961-2000

 Series 2
Scope and Contents This series is comprised of speeches in various forms (notes, outlines, rough drafts, edited drafts, and final versions), interviews, testimony, statements, and articles of three directors of the Civil Rights Department: Donald Slaiman, William Pollard, and Richard Womack. It contains printed, near print, and manuscript material (notes, speeches, articles, and transcripts). Speeches may be duplicated in other series and there may be speeches elsewhere that are not duplicated in this series.

State and Local Organizations and State and Local Central Bodies, 1955-1979

 Series 3
Scope and Contents This series documents the relationship between the Civil Rights Department and state/ local organizations and state/local central bodies on civil rights issues. It is comprised primarily of correspondence sent mostly to directors Boris Shishkin, Donald Slaiman, and William Pollard. The series also contains reports of the activities of organizations and central bodies, materials pertaining to conferences and conventions of organizations and central bodies, correspondence from central bodies to...