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Schnitzler, William F.

 Person

Secretary-Treasurer, AFL and AFL-CIO

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

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, 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...

Correspondence, 1952-1961

 Series 2
Scope and Contents This series consists primarily of Romualdi's correspondence files generated in his capacity as inter-American representative of the AFL and AFL-CIO and, to a lesser extent, as assistant secretary of ORIT. Materials types include correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings, periodicals, agendas, reports, conference materials, resolutions, speeches, minutes, and photographs (separated to Series 5). Correspondents include: Jose M. Aguirre, Editor for Free Labor World; Robert J....

Correspondence, 1951-1966

 Series 1
Scope and Contents The correspondence and memos in this series are comprised mainly of materials to and from Goldfinger, with responses frequently attached to the incoming letters. In addition to routine matters, such as information requests and personnel matters, the subjects of these letters reflect Goldfinger's areas of research expertise: automation, unemployment, monetary policy, right-to-work laws, productivity, inflation, East-West trade, and the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)....

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.

Directors' Files, 1955-1973

 Series 1
Scope and Contents Series 1 contains records that appear to have been kept by successive directors of the department, particularly William Kircher, John Livingston, and William Schnitzler. The series documents interactions between headquarters and regional offices and between the department and the executive council. There is extensive material on organizing campaigns at General Electric (1967-1973) and R.R. Donnelly companies (1967-1971), two corporations that dominated their respective industries. To a lesser...

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...

AFL and AFL-CIO Office of the Secretary-Treasurer, William F. Schnitzler files

 Collection 0064-LBR-RG2-007
Overview William F. Schnitzler became Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in 1952, the same year George Meany was elected President of the AFL. Schnitzler continued in that role in the AFL-CIO until 1969. This collection consists of Schnitzler's reference files, administrative files, AFL-CIO No-Raid Agreement files, dispute case files, civil defense files, speeches, William Green Memorial Fund files, copy books, and Executive Council reference material. Types of materials...

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...