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Subject Files, New York Office, 1939-1974

 Series 1

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 director of the Italian-American Labor Council); Arnold Beichman (FTUC member); Elly and Leo Borochowicz (FTUC field representatives); Irving Brown (European representative, AFL; head of International Affairs Department, AFL-CIO); John W. Bruegel (AFL field representative); Mohan Das (the AFL's FTUC representative in India); Richard Deverall (the AFL's FTUC representative in Asia); Harry Goldberg (the AFL's FTUC representative in Italy); Anna Kethly (correspondent in Brussels); Ben Mandel (research director, Internal Security Subcommittee, U.S. Senate); George Meany (president, AFL, AFL-CIO); Serafino Romualdi (AFL Latin American representative, AFL Inter-American representative); William Schnitzler (AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer); Maida Springer (Kemp) (CIO International representative); Sacha Volman (executive director, Centre International Des Syndicales Libres in Exile); Matthew Woll (president, FTUC); George Xavier (Sinou. s. Friendship League in Macao, China). Major organizations represented include CARE, the AfricanAmerican Labor Center, Australian Workers Union, British Labor Party, British Trade Union Congress, Confederation Generale du Travail Force Ouvriere, Confederazione Italiana Sindacati Lavoratori (Italian Confederation of Labor), Domei Kaigi (Japanese Confederation of Labor), Free Trade Union Center-in- Exile, German Social Democratic Party, Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (German Federation of Labor), International Confederation for Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), Inter-American Confederation of Workers (CIT), Labor League for Human Rights, Organization Regional Interamericana de Trabajadores (ORIT), Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany), the United Nations, and the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU).


  • 1939-1974

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.


100.50 Linear Feet


The files are arranged alphabetically by folder title, then chronologically.

Separated Materials

Photographic materials have been removed to Series 5: Photographs, with outsheets indicating their original location in Series 1. Similarly, a few oversized items have been removed to Series 6 and audio tapes listed in Series 7 have been transferred to the audiovisual section of the archives.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

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