Skip to main content
Use the right side menu to identify relevant boxes and place requests.

Western Europe, 1971-1976

 Series 3

This series contains correspondence, agendas, newspaper clippings, reports, statements, periodicals, interviews, and speeches. The records date from 1971-1976, but most fall within the period 1972-1976. Topics include human rights in the Soviet Union; Finnish icebreakers; French/interinternational relations; the French Department of Defense's National Institute of Armament; Force Ouviere (FO) opposition to the Confederaton Generale du Travail (CGT) [France]; East German/West German relations; the AFL-CIO papmhlet, "Who Is the Imperialist?"; George Meany's 1973 interview on West German television; Radio Free Europe; Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (DGB)/AFL-CIO relations; various European trade union federations' positions on Northern Ireland, Vietnam, Chile, and South Africa; Trades Union Congress (TUC) [Great Britain] delegations to Romania, the Soviet Union, and East Germany; TUC/AFL-CIO relations; the AFL-CIO and anti-communism; the coup in Portugal; the direction of Spain after Francisco Franco; imprisonment of trade unionists in Spain; and Basque workers.

Major correspondents include: Tor Aspengren (President, Landsorganisasjonen i Norge); Andrew Bergeron (Secretary General, FO; Michael Boggs; Irving Brown; Thomas Byrne (U.S. Ambassador, Norway); Victor Feather (General Secretary, TUC); James Jack(General Secretary, Scottish Trades Union Congress); Erwin Kristoffersen, (Director, DGB International Affairs); Ernest Lee; Jay Lovestone; George Meany (President, AFL-CIO); Lionel Murray (General Secretary, TUC); Ernest Nagy (Labor Attache, U.S. Embassy, Italy); Gunnar Nilsson (President, Landsorganisationen i Sverige); Nicholaus Papageorgiou (President, Greek General Confederation of Labor [GSEE]); Rolf Pauls (Ambassador, Federal Republic of Germany); Harry Pollak (Labor Attache, U.S. Embassy, U.K.) Ruaidhri Roberts (General Secretary, Irish Congress of Trade Unions); Kaare Sandegren (International Secretary, Landsorganisasjonen i Norge); Helmut Schmidt (Minister of Defense, Federal Republic of Germany; Joint Deputy Leader, German Social Democratic Party [SPD]; Chancellor, Federal Republic of Germany); Miles Stanley (President, West Virginia Labor Federation, AFL-CIO); Raffaele Vanni (General Secretary, Unione Italiana del Lavoro [UIL]); Heinz-Oskar Vetter (President, DGB); Joachim Voss (Labor Counselor, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany); Casimir Prinz Wittgenstein; and Al Zack (Director, AFL-CIO Public Relations Department).


  • 1971-1976

Language of Materials

Most of the material is in English, although German, Dutch, Russian, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish appear as well.

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.


2.63 Linear Feet