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American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1955-1958 and 1982

 Series 4

This series contains scrapbooks and photo albums. The bulk of the items (about 6 albums), dated between February and December 1955, commemorate the special conferences and conventions regarding the 1955 merger between the AFL and CIO. Two other albums, both dated December 1957, show the Second Constitutional Convention of the newly-formed AFL-CIO. Another scrapbook, titled "UAW and AFL-CIO Special Constitutional Convention", deals with UAW's re-affiliation with the AFL-CIO in 1982.

"Right to Work, 1958" is a scrapbook which contains newspaper clippings about right to work legislation and referendums in various elections across the United States. This item is FRAGILE.

"AFL-CIO's Salute to the Armed Forces, ca. 1960" consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, and advertisements for USO-like performances sponsored by the AFL-CIO.


  • 1955-1958 and 1982

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, surrogates are available; see Series notes for more details.


7.50 Linear Feet


This series is arranged chronologically by date.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

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