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Subject Files, 1890-1995

 Series 1

The Information Department transferred these images to the Archives in 1982 and 1996. Department staff acquired the images from various press sources (e.g., Merkle, Ransdell, Acme, World Wide, UPI, etc.) and from independent photographers. The bulk of the images are from 1945 to mid-1970s; oversized images are primarily from 1900 to 1960; panoramic group images (primarily of conventions and dinners) are from 1910 to 1940. Substantive coverage is available on committees, conventions (AFL, CIO, AFL-CIO, AFL-CIO staff departments and AFL-CIO affiliated unioins), affiliated unions, legislation, testimony, strikes, and work.


  • 1890-1995

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Researchers must wear white gloves when handling photographs or negatives in this collection.


132.00 Linear Feet (78 Hollinger boxes, 8 oversize boxes, unboxed panoramas)

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742