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Paris Office Files, 1943-1989

 Series 2

Records in this series span the dates 1943 through 1989, although most of the material dates from 1950 to 1962 and 1973 to 1978. The series contains correspondence, published and unpublished reports, financial records, printed materials, and clippings.

Major correspondents represented in the series include Andre LaFond (Secretary, Force Ouvriere); Guilio Pastore (CISL); Jay Lovestone (Executive Secretary, Free Trade Union Committee); George Meany (Secretary-Treasurer, AFL, President AFL, AFL-CIO); Michael Ross (Director, International Affairs Department, CIO).

Major organizations represented include the AFL and the AFL-CIO, Confederazione Italiana Sindicati Lavoratori (CISL), Congress for Cultural Freedom, Deutscher Gerwerkschaft Bund (DGB), the Trade Union Advisory Committee of the European Recovery Program (TUAC), Force-Ouvriere, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), Mutual Security Agency, and the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU).


  • 1943-1989

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.


57.75 Linear Feet


The folders are arranged alphabetically and then chronologically.

Processing Information

The George Meany Memorial Archives processed this collection only to the folder level because of staff limitations. The contents of a folder, therefore, have not been sorted or rearranged. Processors divided very thick files into multiple files so that some folders with the same label often cantain a mixture of the dates indicated on the folder label.

A large number of folders are filed under Brown's name; some of these are further labeled "Clippings" and "Writings". These contain correspondence, published and unpublished writings such as articles, reports and speeches, and extensive clippings about Brown's activities. The files labeled simply "Brown, Irving" with a date include both personal and professional correspondence but may also include writing and clippings.


Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

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