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Office of the President, 1890-1981

 Series 1

These scrapbooks and photo albums depict certain events that occurred during the presidencies of Samuel Gompers, George Meany, and Lane Kirkland.


  • 1890-1981

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.

Some fragile materials have restricted access and in those cases, microfilm copies are available; see Series notes for more details.


6.00 Linear Feet

5 microfilms (5 microfilm reels) : Silver halide positive ; 35mm


The series is divided into three subseries and arranged chronologically by date: Subseries 1, Samuel Gompers, 1890-1911 & 1950; Subseries 2, George Meany, 1934-1970s; and Subseries 3, Lane Kirkland, 1981.

Sub-Series 1
Samuel Gompers
Sub-Series 2
George Meany
Sub-Series 3
Lane Kirkland

Existence and Location of Originals

Samuel Gompers scrapbook (on Reels 1-4) is available at the New York Public Library:

Samuel Gompers papers, 1884-1925

Existence and Location of Copies

The Samuel Gompers scrapbook at University of Maryland is also available on microfilm; it was included in a microfilm collection filmed by the New York Public Library and appears on Reel 5. The scrapbook was part of the archival holdings at the George Meany Memorial Archives at the time of filming.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

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