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Subject Files, 1949-1964

 Series 1

This series contains subject files maintained by Stanley Ruttenberg and include correspondence, reports, news releases, notes and memos, conference materials, minutes. Some files pertain to AFL-CIO departments, committees or executive council, and records that were in CIO files. Files that ran beyond the end of Ruttenberg's term as director reflected director participation in an organization beginning with Ruttenberg and continuing with Goldfinger.

Included in the files were drafts of scripts for some filmstrips: The Pulse of the Nation, Labor, the Designer and Builder of our Economy, and The Owl and the Fox: Do Higher Wages Cause Higher Prices. Correspondents include: Henry Kissinger (Executive Director of Harvard University Seminars), Wilbur Mills, Nelson Rockefeller, Benjamin May (President of Morehouse College), Leon Keyserling, Hubert H. Humphrey, and Walter Reuther.


  • 1949-1964


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.


4.50 Linear Feet


Subject files are arranged alphabetically by subject. The files that pertained to the AFL-CIO departments, committees or executive council activities have been placed at the beginning of this series with the general subject files following them. Records that were in CIO files were filed under that designation unless they are part of a file that continued to be active after 1955. Conferences were filed under the name of the conference rather than the name of the sponsoring organization unless it was a meeting of the organization.

Separated Materials

Printed material was removed and placed in a separate publications collection. For the most part testimonies and statements were removed to be placed in the testimony collection unless they were drafts and/or were annotated.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

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